Friday, July 27, 2007

STUPID iPODS

“Fitness Throw-Down” week continues unabated. I went last night again and while watching the Daily Show while on the ‘ol elliptical trainer I noticed a lovely sight out of the corner of my eye, Crush #1! He was jogging (and sexily sweating) on a treadmill to my right. He was wearing a light blue handkerchief around his head (what’s the gay code for that?) and wearing a rather attractive pair of soccer shorts. Needless to say, he looked fuckin’ smokin’ hot…

Regardless, I finished my standard 30 minutes of cardio and went to lift some weights and basically forgot he was even there…until I went to use the water fountain next to the area where people stretch where he was winding down his work out. Bravely, I averted drooling and minded my own business and went to use the ab machines. He was kind of milling around and I would have gone and said something…except he was wearing headphones, rocking out to his iPod.

Someone needs to propose a sociological study of human interactions between people wearing iPods in public. Had he not been wearing headphones and listening to music it would have been no big deal to causally start a conversation with “hows it goin’?” or “how ‘bout those Cubbies?” or “man, you have an amazing ass” (joking) or whatever it is that causal strangers talk about. But since he was wearing headphones I think it would be odd to go up to him and start talking unless there was thing really important to say, like “the gym is on fire!”.

Oh well…

In other gym-related news, I renewed my contract for another year. Originally I signed up at this place because of the discount I received through my employer at the time. However, I left that job over a year and half ago, but since I’m charming (or perhaps I’m delusional and the staff just doesn’t give a shit) I have renewed for a second time with the locked in corporate discount rate, $59/month. Not a bad deal to be able to bask in the presence of all these hotties!

6 comments:

Dee said...

I know what you mean Justin, I want to approach some guys in the gym but they are all wearing those dame iPods now. Oh and $60/month is a great deal. I'm paying $80/month for my membership so if they don't notice dont' say anything.

jay said...

I wear an iPod to the gym. Well I used to. Now you have me thinking I should just never wear it in public in case a "justin" wants to talk to me. LOL>

james said...

if you want to talk to him but he's hooked up to an ipod, maybe wait to see if he uses a machine or a weight bench, then you can kind of wave/make hand gestures, to ask him if you can work in your sets with him. he may just nod or something, but who knows, he may just take off the earbuds for a second if he wants to hear you and be polite, as well. this happened to me last week, while i had my ipod on, and the guy who asked to work in only did one set, which made me wonder, 'hmmmm...' though all i did was wonder.

K said...

FYI, for kicks and giggles I decided to check out hanky codes (LOL) and I believe that light blue means that he is looking for a cocksucker......

JUSTIN said...

Good to know K! Haha...

Jessica said...

I hate it when people wear MP3 players at the gym. I don't do it b/c I like to focus on what I'm doing, and music will have my mind elsewhere (like silent karaoke).

My gym is only $30 month. Tee-Hee. But I live in Houston and my gym doesn't have a rowing machine, which pisses me off. I guess you get what you pay for.