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 on: Today at 02:28:47 pm 
Started by the_swede - Last post by clean
I refuse to pay for the gym.  They are available, but I don't know anyone that uses them regularly.  The fee is not that cheap and I figure that I pay enough to park now, that I'm not going to be giving back even more of my paycheck for equipment that is already there and paid for.

I tried a health initiative program  and my main goal was to have someone show me the proper settings for the machines.  They didn't.  I complained that I wasn't given the service I was promised as part of the wellness program, but they insisted that I needed to pay for a private trainer (stud muffin, jock, rep counter) to actually show me how to properly use the equipment.  I refused and haven't been back since.  

If I want to join a gym, there is a Gold's about a mile from my house.  However, I went for a tour, and they wanted me to sign a waiver of liability. I  refused that too.  I have no idea what may be in there, or what liability I may be signing away!  After all, Sears doesn't make me sign a waiver to look at the lawnmowers!  What is so dangerous in there that they require a waiver to look at?

Mostly I walk for exercise (though I sprained my ankle over 2 weeks ago and it still hurts and swells... and has pretty colors on it now).

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 on: Today at 02:26:47 pm 
Started by prytania3 - Last post by octoprof

Good afternoon, paddington and pareadocs.

Thursday
  • Exercise
  • Office hours 10-12[/li
    • Committee B meeting
    ]
    • Write 201 exam questions; program same
    • Declutter something
    • Score Vuelta
    • Cook supper or find instructions so Mr. W. can cook instead
    • Answer the never ending stream of emails

    Friday
    • Exercise
    • Noon ceremony thing
    • Lunch in the office with writing group
    • Writing group
    • Write 201 exam questions; program same

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 on: Today at 02:24:36 pm 
Started by the_swede - Last post by juvenal
It's been a while since I used the school gym (the body begins to fail), but when I did I did not care one way or the other if students saw me (and I was and am a lax flab type) in the showers.  I did notice over the years that fewer and fewer students would even venture on a shower.  Maybe there's an ap that lets them get away with not taking one and they are washed virtually.  I'd quote Ps. 51:7, but that's not inclusive enough, with or without hyssop.

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 on: Today at 02:16:33 pm 
Started by clean - Last post by juvenal
Within five feet of where I'm sitting, along with old tax returns, safe deposit box keys, and a glass of red wine.  Along with health care proxy and durable power of attorney--don't forget, those are "good ideas."  I've sent a photo, with arrow Photoshopped in, to indicate the document stash to my executors (good friends of this singleton).  But I'm thinking of the need for a revision: not a cent to my worthless relatives is going to be my new mantra; friends and charities will get the boodle.

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 on: Today at 02:08:08 pm 
Started by melba_frilkins - Last post by San_Joaquin
Stanford Bans Hard Alcohol at Parties in Fallout of Sexual Assault Cases

I must confess having read Fallout as Favor initially.

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 on: Today at 02:06:08 pm 
Started by voxprincipalis - Last post by San_Joaquin
<unrelated, and sarc alert>

Sheesh, next they'll be banning hard liquor and sexual assault at faculty meetings.

But only in bottles larger than 750 ml.

A valid point.  Still, it's the harbinger of civilization's end.

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 on: Today at 02:03:52 pm 
Started by the_swede - Last post by darkstarrynight
The campus gym is very reasonably priced for faculty and staff, and after the first few weeks of school, students stop attending.  It is always crowded in January after new year's resolutions but otherwise not too crowded.  I go for the group fitness classes more than other amenities.  However, when my favorite class was not on last semester's schedule, I stopped going to the gym (and ended up instead in physical therapy for neglecting myself, oops)!  Now that I have learned my lesson and my favorite class is now available two times a week, I have no excuse.  In my workout clothes, I have definitely been mistaken for a student.  A few times I have been asked, "What year are you?" I am always so tempted to say, "Oh, I am a freshman!"

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 on: Today at 01:58:05 pm 
Started by see_wolf - Last post by melba_frilkins
great aunt

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 on: Today at 01:55:41 pm 
Started by odessa - Last post by melba_frilkins
You could always make home made paper logs out of students' essays and exams.

(But for serious, I do use year-old exams for tinder.)

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 on: Today at 01:50:55 pm 
Started by clean - Last post by ohnoes
Yes, but it probably needs updating.  Our copies are in our home safe.

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