I have recently started gym-ing again in an effort to get life back on track .. and it is as painful as it ever was. No .. not the actual gym-ing part .. it’s the waking up early morning at 7:30 part .. Well .. even the gym-ing is not a very delightful experience but still .. it’s manageable.
I have figured out an innovative way to keep my mind off the actual exercise and hence end up doing a higher number of presses, lifts and pushups etc. The idea is to sing .. not out loud .. but in my mind .. as slow as possible .. this has helped me while I do the exercises because I am not actually thinking about the numbing pain in my shoulder or thighs. But as I found out, one has to be rather careful about the song selection .. else it can lead to disastrous results.
Today at the gym .. there was this nice looking cute girl doing the treadmill ( well .. not actually DOING the treadmill .. just exercising on it ) .. and the gym-ing equipment I was using was rather close to the place where she was exercising .. Unfortunately , the songs that were filling my head were “Ain’t that a Bitch” and “Back off Bitch” .. as you would notice, both these songs involve using the word bitch time and again ..
As it happens , around the time I reach the point where I have achieved the 10 lifts of the bar .. I happily let out air from my mouth .. and with that ( sometimes ) the word from the song. For the first time when I let out the word Bitch I think it was rather loud .. because she heard it and since no one was around who could be called a bitch she stopped the machine and looked at me .. very surprised. Since I didn’t know what to do about it .. ( she didn’t ask anything after all ) .. I continued with my second set of the lifts .. This time when I was finished with the set .. the word that came out was .. well .. again .. Bitch .. This time she seemed really offended .. and I thought an apology was expected by her. Again, I didn’t know where to start .. so I just let it go .. but she was in mood for all this non sense. She said “Excuse me .. did you just call me a bitch .. Twice?? ”
now .. as you would see .. the answer to the first part of the question (Excuse me) would be “Yes” and to the second part ( did you just call me a bitch) would be “No” .. but Around the time she had finished the second question I had just muttered the answer to the first part .. So basically it just came out like
She : Excuse me .. did you just call me a bitch
Me : Yes
and after that .. I didn’t have much of a chance ..
I was just looking at her horrified face .. no one goes to gym, expecting to be called a dog or a bitch .. And I didn’t have a chance for an immediate apology .. She left the machine next to me .. and went to the treadmill that was at the other corner of the gym ..
Anyway . I did explain the situation to her a little later .. much to her amusement .. and she said that she thought it was weird that some one was calling her names in the gym .. 🙂
Bleeding Bond ..
Saw Casino Royale on Friday .. nice movie .. significantly different from the usual Bond movies that we have seen all our lives. This time Bond seemed more human .. more prone to make mistakes .. more egomaniac .. more over-confident and more prone to fall in love. He did have a super car .. but this one was not made to jump around places like the Pierce Brosnan car .. this was a more normal car .. and this bond did have a major accident in this car. He bled in almost all action scenes, unlike the earlier Bonds who came out of all situations without a scratch on their suits.
anyway .. there was this scene in the movie where I was reminded of Rocky .. here it is ..
Eva Green had just met Daniel (Bond) and she had the look of a very smart lady who wouldn’t let Bond take all control of the mission they were to embark upon.
Eva Green : Don’t worry Mr. Bond. You need not worry about me being attracted to you.
Daniel : Don’t worry, you are not my type ..
Eva Green : smart ?
Daniel : Single
I was probably the only one who had burst out laughing at that .. :).