September 1st, 2010 (06:42 am)
where I am: Aurora, CO
I'm feeling:: angry
I'm listening to:: Peter Gabriel - "Shock the Monkey"
Image: The importance of physical fitness.
Off to the gym this morning, and not very happy about the experience.
By way of background: Recently mrsanimal decided to purchase a home gym, one of those "all in one" units that is basically a gym unto itself. With that done (well, almost - it's still in the box in the sun room, but in our defense it only arrived yesterday afternoon) we had been debating whether or not to keep our gym membership.
Well, I awoke early this morning, as I've been doing, and headed over there for my early-morning workout. A guy my age has to take care of his physical condition, after all. But when the kids running the gym at 0530 were playing gangsta rap music, blaring "motherf***er this, motherf***er that" at about 110 decibels, to the point where Bob Dylan on my iPod headphones could not begin to compete - well, that's it for me. We'll cancel today, and tell them precisely why.
All you True Believers know I'm certainly no prude, nor am I a stranger to bad language; nor do I care what people listen on in the privacy of their own homes, own vehicles, or even their own headphones. But broadcasting it like that in a health club crosses a line, and on the other side of that line lies "Animal, pissed off." I wasn't the only middle-aged patron in the club that was unhappy this morning, either.
Moving right along:
This ganked from our friends at Maggie's Farm: What Did The First Printers Print? An interesting look at what Gutenburg did before his famous Bible.
Velociraptor's Big Brother: The Stocky Dragon. Cool new dinosaur find. I remain as enthusiastic about dinosaurs as I was at eight years of age.
And, also from the wild, wild world of science, this actual headline: Dolphin Snot Offers Less Painful Source of DNA. You can't make this stuff up.
We return you now to your Mittwoch, already in progress.