Monday, May 15, 2006

taking a week off

During a nap yesterday at my parents' house, I woke up with a pang of anxiety and realized how much money I'm wasting on my gym membership (considering that I never go). A quick check in my 2005 planner confirms that my last visit to the gym was exactly six months ago today. (Blogging started about 8.5 months ago.)

This means I've wasted $545.70. Something's gotta give. So, for a week, I'm going to attempt to cut blogging out of my life and insert exercise in its place. With any luck, I'll be able to reintroduce blogging once I'm burning fuel more efficiently and sleeping more soundly.

54 comments:

Jason said...

But when are you going to blog?

Nölff said...

You are lazy

Timmy said...

blog while you sleep!

mistipurple said...

no, not another blogger stopping. nooooo...
(mitz's self destruct in 4 days. sniff.)

Jane said...

you remind me of myself and money I wasted at the gym!

Jason said...

You need to eat more snacks.

toobusyliving said...

Say "something's gotta give."

Please Blog Blloyd!!

Carrie said...

lmao...just stop blogging if u want. it's CLOG not BLOG and the gym sucks ass....do pilates just ask shora.

Paul said...

I just think you should do the cheap membership... not the fancy expensive one. That would save money too.

Miss Thistle said...

You'll just have to get a laptop. Prop that baby up on the treadmill and you're good to go!

Crucible said...

Great. Let's all stop this.

tornwordo said...

Good luck sir.

Butchieboy said...

You only post on a two to three day averege. What the fuck are you doing? I hope you're not sitting in front of your computer thinking of something to type for two days. Think about your next post while you are doing your gay pilates or spinning or whatever. Take a few pictures of some hot dude's asses with your camera phone. There can be a healthy balance.

teh l4m3 said...

Oh please you just want to go to the gym to look at hoser genitalia.

Keep blogging and work out at home! DO NOT DENY MEEE!!!!!

madamerouge said...

Jason is that little evil voice / devil cartoon over one shoulder...

Nolff: yes, I am.

Misti, Peter: I'll be back! Plus there's always work visits!

Jane, Paul: if I quit the gym, and then re-join, I pay a higher rate. Forget about the wasted dollars... if I didn't have a membership, the anxiety over not having a membership would be unbearable. And Paul, the "nice" section of the Y is worth the money, because you avoid the stress of the main exercise room and all of the riff-raff.

indy, thistle: I wish I could blog while sleeping or exercising

mitz: last week you were jealous that I had a gym membership! wtf?

crucie, torn: so sensible. thanks

butch: "gay pilates" LMAO! (although I have considered a beginner's aerobics class... that would be tres gay) And, I don't have a camera phone (or any kind of cell phone). I prefer to tap ass at the gym, not take pictures of it! JAJAJAJAJA!

teh: it's called hoser hose. They tend to be very large (and uncut) in Quebec. And my downstairs neighbour wouldn't tolerate it. (He bangs on my ceiling if I let out an accidental guffaw during Family Guy, or if I do my dishes past 9 p.m.)

Paul said...

Mloyd... for the $1000+ per year membership you could go and pay a day fee everytime you ever want to go and still be ahead. You could actually pay the day fee for a much fancier gym and still be ahead.

i think you should just pay the $10 "day fee" at Club Toronto swim a few laps in the pool and kill two birds with one stone.

madamerouge said...

bizzatch! next thing you'll be advising me to sell my car and take cabs. Like I could ever spend less than $529/month on cabs... oh, wait...

I fully intend on getting to a place in my life where I go to the Y 4-5 times a week. I might even meet a significant other.

mistipurple said...

sounds like a good plan. whatever you do, you get back here. and my world is well again. (not when mitzzee's gone in 4. that, i will have to find a way to deal with, not that i will. i know myself too well.)

Butchieboy said...

I'm never going to another gym. Ever.

car@ said...

I see myself reflected 2... too many sit ups with my tongue when i was in gym [twice a month] instead of working out! i finally quited after 6 months paying and non profit.
I can still remember the day i was inscribing for: and i was so convinced to myself and swore i would go 3 times a day...pffff wtf!

Jason said...

Yes Butchie, but you have a wife and daughter. You don't need to find someone.

Us overweight gays need to get to the gym.

Butchieboy said...

That's not what I meant. I just didn't know there were so many gay guys at the gym eyeballing my junk every time I unfurl my pepperoni.

MrsViddy said...

Gym memberships are like ... that briefcase filled with marking that I bring home from work every day and don't open, just carry it back to school like a guilty conscience the next morning.

The Persian said...

I miss the gym, but not the expense! I went broke a couple years back @70$ per month.

:)

madamerouge said...

I just didn't know there were so many gay guys at the gym eyeballing my junk every time I unfurl my pepperoni.

MYTH! If you are getting "sized up," chances are good it's by a straight guy. Certain men do it, whether they be straight or gay.

George Larson said...

Well, once you're back in shape after a week -- we will be here waiting with bated breath.

Just remember, Red. The gym may pay greater long-term dividends but blogging is more immediate and a great deal easier.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

LOL Geroge.

I once heard the gym refered to as 'gay church'. I thought that was the funniest thing I had ever heard at that time.

teh l4m3 said...

Okay I tagged you because I forgot you were no longer blogging.

Butchieboy said...

I expect the gay guys to look at my weiner- I mean their gay, right? But straight guys are gay too, now? What the fuck? I'm really confused. Not really.

Brian FInch said...

Well do you wanna check out any chicks snatch? But I think all guys somehow wanna see how the measure up to the competition.

I blog and go to the gym, you can do both. And, I don't go in the shower or the sauna! Not until I get flip flops, but I'm worried I'll look gay then!

teh l4m3 said...

No, no, no butchie. Straight guys look at dongs all the time, too (and don't pretend you don't) -- they just don't get all hard and think about sucking said dongs.

Usually. I think.

Timmy said...

miss ya!

your judgemental aunt said...

what's wronf fatty fatty fatso. fingers to pudgy to use a keyboard?

Dead Robot said...

Go in the morning around 730am and I will introduce you to all the interesting characters like Mr Breaky! And Miss Elephant Foot.

Salem said...

and Monsieur Pied Lourd

Butchieboy said...

Dude, you've been linked at gayblogs for a few weeks. I check daily.

madamerouge said...

ROTFLMAO

Butchieboy said...

I wish they would let me in the girls locker room.

Jason said...

No you don't, it smells in there.

Jason said...

MR: Here's what you like...
Cum, Baby gravy, Cupid's toothpaste, Gentleman's relish, Human bonding fluid, Man chowder, Population paste, Spooge, Jiz, That tasty non-dairy treat, milk, wad, load, man juice, juice, penis butter, nut, boy fluid, 10cc, lovin' spoon full, man sugar, manthrax, protein smoothie, baby batter, yogurt, cum pop, jizzles, jizz-o-frizz, penis pudding, man mayonaise, population paste, man gravy, milk of mankind, liquid kids, love paste, dong water, man seed, man-naise, pweack, children seeds, dork wax, peckeroo paste, penial seasoning, grime, spag, spaj, diet jelly, breast icing, creamy mouthwash, creamy cough syrup, face cream, jism, spunk

teh l4m3 said...

Did I say population paste?

Carrie said...

holy fucking 41 comments...kick it red hot! MOFO

Brian FInch said...

Holy Shit Jason, you really like that white stuff!

Jason said...

No, just cut n paste.

indygirl said...

You should at least keep us updated on the progress!

Timmy said...

are you back yet?

Salem said...

For the love of God! End the silence.

Brian FInch said...

You got some pretty big nuggets there! My nuggets don't usually validate, but I'm sure I could get them to do some other tricks.

sirbarrett said...

Good luck on the energy efficiency plan. It sounds sound.

teh l4m3 said...

Present for you at my place. JA? JA!

Anonymous said...

Wij belen onze namen op het bosche van de tijd!

Thanks for coming to Emily's!

A & T & M et al

Anonymous said...

Hoe gaat het ermee?

mistipurple said...

53.
you sure got discipline.

Kunstemæcker said...

I discovered I had been going to the gym for almost a year but no withdrawals were made from my bankaccount. When I found out, I calculated how much I owed the gym and decided not to go anymore.