Sunday, January 6, 2013

weekend lessons v7




01. Seasons are exciting.

02. The biggest difference I've noticed since moving involves gym locker rooms.

I'm kind of a gym commitment-phobe; when I was in Shreveport I tried six different gyms. Here, I've already worked out at just as many. Pretty sure this makes me an expert on the subject of locker room behavior.

And this is what I've noticed: people in Minneapolis are completely comfortable walking around completely naked. In Louisiana, I never saw a naked person in a locker room. I'm not offended by it, and it doesn't bother me, I'm just intrigued by how different it is.

Let me clarify. I wasn't bothered by it, until yesterday when a woman bent over and her bare butt touched my jacket, which was patiently waiting in a cubby for me retrieve it.

As it was 20 degrees outside, not using my jacket during the 3 block walk to my car wasn't an option.



03. Mulled wine is my new favorite thing.

04. Always trust blogger book reviews. I'm on page 50 of The Language of Flowers, which I found out about through Write Meg, and I can't wait to read more. It's so pretty.

05. I've been listening to, and enjoying, Ed Sheeran's A-Team on the radio for the past 6 months. On Friday I saw a picture of him for the first time. HE'S LIKE, EIGHT.

06. In other radio related news, I heard Prince on the radio three times on Friday. Just another day in Minneapolis.


14 comments:

  1. So glad to hear you're loving The Language of Flowers -- it was one of my favorites last year. The descriptions, the characters, the setting (San Francisco -- sigh) . . . such a memorable read.

    Also, naked in the locker room? That would be tough for me. Though I don't fashion myself a prude, it would just be . . . awk-ward. And if a bare bum touched my coat, we would have an issue.

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  2. I think I could handle naked locker rooms. Though I would maybe feel pressured to get naked myself. And that just wouldn't happen. And did you say something to butt on jacket lady? 'Cause there's a part of me that thinks that was an ideal meet cute!

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    1. hahaha! I just had to google "meet cute". A) You're so right. B) I'm going to use that phrase at least once a day from now on.

      I also think it could make a great episode of Seinfeld. And Y just reminded me of the episode of Modern Family where they talk about bumping butts in the locker room. Moon landings, I think it was?

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  3. hahah this post made me laugh! I've been to quite a few gyms in Long Island and Pennsylvania. No naked butts here!

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  4. Yes, I must know if you said something to the naked lady!! I think us Southerners are perhaps a little more prudish when it comes to nudity in semi-public? I've also never encountered a naked lady in my Nola gym.

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    1. I was thinking Southerners were prudish too, but then I didn't think that midwesterners were known for their lack of inhibitions, you know? haha

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  5. I loved the Language of Flowers! And I have no idea what Ed Sheeran looks like, and now I'd like to keep it that way. I always pictures a super sexy ruggish brit. Clearly that doesn't seem to be the case.

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    1. I was, too! I was thinking he was at least 30. He's actually cute -- he kind of looks like Prince Harry....'s son.

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  6. I didn't say anything to her! I'm kind of shy in general... and apparently really shy when trying to talk to naked people.

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  7. just stopping by to invite you to join a google plus community for Minnesota bloggers, like the two if us. If you're like me it'd be nice to have a little blogging community and maybe even meet up in real like someday! Hope to see you there! Just head to google plus and search "Minnesota blogger" in the communities. Ps- if you'd like to check out my blog, here's the address: www.dosmallthingswithlove.com

    Ps--your blog is really fun! I laughed out loud!

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  8. oh, summer is most definitely my favorite time of year...nothing like sunshine!!! :)

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  9. i want to stand on a frozen lake!

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  10. I just know that the one time I decide to walk out on a frozen lake I will fall in.

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  11. omg. he really is 8. Time to find a new favorite Pandora station for me. :(

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