I really don't want to lead off with these vehement, angry political posts, so I need to purge them from my system a little with an entry about the gym. A boring one.
I used to not shower at the gym, but I have for the last year or so, but I've still yet to buy flip-flops. Every day, I see the sign inside my locker about wearing flip-flops, but I never remember to buy any. I just never go to a store that has them, and now that it's December, I really don't have a clue. So I probably will wait until I have athlete's foot, and then I'll get them. But it has been a year; maybe my feet are just immune. I still think it's a little gross, though. Obviously not gross enough to do anything about it, though.
Today, I forgot my towel. When this happens, and it's happened with me more than once, I usually dry off with the shorts I was wearing during the workout. This is gross, but I just sort of dry a little bit off, and let the rest of myself air dry. But today I was really, really sweaty, and my shorts were soaked. Therefore, I just let my whole body air dry. It sucked. I just stood in the shower for a few minutes, shivering, until I braved the coldness of the gym floor.
Then I got dressed. I'm not a very stylish guy; I wear gaudy ties and am known as being sort of sloppy all the time. However, one rule of fashion I always follow is that I make sure my shoes and my belt are the same color - either black or brown. I was dismayed today when my shoes were black and my belt was brown. However, when I was putting it on, I noticed the other side of the belt was black. It was reverisible! I had no idea. It made my day.
In other news, it's official: I'm heavier now than I've been in four years. It's not just that I feel puffy, like a marshmallow. I am puffy, like a marshmallow.
I'm sorry for this terrible entry. I wanted to de-Tookie the blog so when I look at it tomorrow, I forget how angry and upset I am right now.
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