Thursday, January 7, 2010

Eavesdropping at the Gym and Two New Bloggers

I made it to the gym last night and somehow managed to score a treadmill. Score a treadmill, not score on a treadmill like I had originally typed. Though that would seem appropriate based on the direction my posts have been taking lately.

I was walking along and doing my thing. I had a book with me and was doing my best to read and walk. With the reading and walking resolutions I thought it was best to try and kill two birds. It was working fairly well for me. Aside from one minor stumble, walking on a treadmill and reading at the same time wasn’t too tricky. I was deep into my book, reading a story about the author’s travel adventures in Bali when I was interrupted by two women getting on the treadmills next to me.

I was trying not to listen to their conversation and just kept on reading my book. However, when one of the women said, “I know this is the third time he has cheated on me but I trust him and I know he won’t do it again,” I just couldn’t help but look over and give her my best WTFuck look. The woman was cheated on by the same guy three times and she trusts him? Is she out of her mind?

I almost fell off the treadmill when her friend said, “Brad is a really good guy. If you want to make the relationship work you have to trust him.” Is she fucking out of her mind? I’m sorry, but I don’t even know Brad and I already know he is not a good guy.

Afraid I was going to open my mouth and say something inappropriate, I got my ass off the treadmill and left the gym.
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My friend Kathryn has recently started a blog. You can find her over at She Don't Make False Claims. She is smart, funny, edgy and dating my very, very good friend Danny. The best part is that I actually like her! In case you don’t remember, Danny is the co-founder of Murderboner. Though nothing has been happening with Murderboner lately, I am sure Leland and Danny will be playing music together once Danny finishes school in May. Anyway, please check out Kathryn’s blog. It’s brand new so you can catch up pretty damn quickly. She is in the middle of writing a funny travel story that you don’t want to miss out on reading.

I just found out yesterday that Siren has started a blog. For those of you who are new, Siren is my best friend and hetero life partner. She has been on-again-off-again blogging for a while and I think she has committed to her new blog Siren and the occasional song. If she gets some comments maybe it'll make her keep writing. Please give her a visit.

25 comments:

WhiteSockGirl said...

Yeah, Brad sounds real nice, like in a nice asshole. Why the hell are we doing it to ourselves,... and that other woman... she should fire herself. She is no friend.


I will check out the two blogs of your friends...

Michelle Hoad said...

I don't know if I could have kept my mouth shut. One of these days I'm going to tell my ex-husband's wife she's crazy if she thinks that someone she cheated with won't eventually cheat on her. Oh well, you can't fix stupid.

Organic Meatbag said...

Hehehehe... "I know, I just know that Brad won't pop another cream pie into the face of the 45th hooker he's been with...he just won't!"
Way to wear your blinders, lady...hahahah
And by the way, i'm not sure I've ever had a murderboner, but it sounds painful and deadly...hahaha

Cathy said...

Those ladies at the gym are cracked! WTF are they thinking? THREE TIMES!? Yeah, he's totally a good guy! A real keeper.

Off to stalk your friends!

Dollface said...

Omg... the things we hear at the gym and on the subway... sometimes you never understand why some women are sooo dumb!!! xxxooo

Aubrey said...

WTF look X 2

heartinhand said...

How did you hold your tongue? I totally would have said something! I would have quoted Oprah quoting Maya Angelou or something...

sarah said...

yikes, i don't know if i could have held my tongue there! stopping over from SITS... have a great weekend!

aladdinsane12 said...

thank so much for the support! i'm pumped!

and yeah, those chicks were crazy. if he's cheated on you 3 times, he's not gonna stop. ever.

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

I could not have kept my mouth shut! WTH are they thinking?

wines constantly said...

And the string of stupid things overheard at the gym continues! Sounds like both these women were sweating out any remaining functional brain cells. Unreal.

Intense Guy said...

And I bet that WTF face just flew right over their heads and they were either oblivious to it - or had no idea what might have caused it.

I'm amazed but the sort of thing people talk about in public. No brains... no common sense...

I do want to say "GO Yankee!!" for doing the treadmill walk!

Gregorio Martino said...

Those were both very funny blogs. I liked this post as well. Why do I get the impression that this girls friend was on her husbands "I did her" list too. Just a gut feeling. Like I told the judge when I got divorced. If she is so great why don't you take her. That one almost got me locked up.

Nahl said...

You should have said something-Or just made your expression really blunt so she would have noticed!
Atleast someone could have saved that idiot from pushing herself off the cliff by giving Brad another chance.

KarmaPearl said...

I can't walk on a treadmill and read. I've actually fallen off a treadmill trying to do so.

Also, those women are morons.

Dual Mom said...

The whole reading on a treadmill thing amazes me. I tried it once and got sick to my stomach.

3 times? Ummmm yeah...she pretty much deserves to be cheated on. Just sayin....

Little Ms Blogger said...

Ummm that isn't a friend if she tells the woman that this time he'll be faithful - 3 times unfaithful and this time he'll be faithful.

The woman should have a tatoo on her forehead stating "doormat".

michelleFFTL said...

like most people that have commented, i don't think i could have held back either... kudos :p

xx

carma said...

With all that gossip I would not have been able to concentrate on a book either...Brad must be really well endowed or something..

kys said...

Two things you are better at than me:
1. Walking on a treadmill and reading at the same time.
2. Keeping your mouth shut.

There are probably more but those just jumped out at me.

I'm off to stalk your friends.....,

peewee said...

I have tried SO hard in my life to read AND treadmill walk. I can't even manage an US weekly. Let alone a real live book. SO I just stopped the treadmill altogether. I prefer reading on the couch anyway.

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

You should have shared you best blowjob ever story with her. Perhaps if she would do that, her man wouldn't cheat on her. I know, I know, I'm probably going to hell for that statement. Ha!

Stephanie Faris said...

I worked with a guy who cheated on his wife once. It was mostly an emotional affair, but it was just as damaging. The only thing that saved his marriage was the second his wife found out, he cut off all contact with the other woman and rededicated himself to his marriage. Still...I wonder if presented with the opportunity again, he wouldn't do the same thing all over again. From what I understand from people who work directly with him, he spends a lot of time chatting online when he's at work...

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

followed both your blogging girls! maybe the girl at the gym will figure out he's not good when she ends up with a STD

Cristina said...

FOR REALS?!?!? Brad's an asshole.

How do you read on the treadmill? It could be my height issue (4'11") but I can't stay on the sentence with all the bobbing up and down.

When I write that out, I sound like a moron. I'm not that bouncy.

In any event...on my way to comment and follow the newbies. We all need love. Any heteromate of yours is a heteromate of mine.

xx

Cristina