Monday, February 20, 2012

Sauna Etiquette

My two guy friends and myself usually go to the gym, do our own respected workouts then go sit in the sauna together.  I understand that there will always be that one person that messes up on the sauna etiquette (in my mind)  You know that guy that's trying to pick a fight with you over useless current events or hitting on you. 

Haha, yep seems about right...

Yesterday evening was not an exception to this idea.  Last night, my buddies and I go into the sauna and sure enough here comes the weirdo, who farmer blew his nose, put his grimy hands on the seat & magazine he was reading...all proceeding to rub his stomach and chest.  What?  Why are you sitting 1. super close to me and 2. awkwardly rubbing yourself.  Excuse me, sir, you are not in here alone!
As I was sitting there trying not to gage, I thought of a few Sauna Etiquette rules that need to be posted on the door as you walk in.

  1. Chatting is okay, yelling is not.
  2. Don't sweat/sneeze/cough on the person next to you
  3. Avoid staring at people's bodies - they notice; don't be a creep!
  4. Just start a conversation if you want- again don't awkwardly stare
  5. If you start to get dizzy or have a hard time breathing- Get OUT
I remember when I was studying abroad in Ireland at the student rec center or should I say room.  The thing was tiny but they had a really great sign as you walked in of the rules.  Basically, it said to wear clothes, don't smell, don't hit on/oogle over other people in the gym, and don't steal anything.  Of course it said this in a very Irish, funny way.  Once again interactions at the gym crack me up!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

How do people do it!

So far after I made my goals for 2012 I haven't been doing so well on that updating the blog more regularly. Sorry about that!  I've been feeling overwhelmed lately with the new job at Office Max.  I've been working roughly 35 hours a week in the print shop and learning all the new systems they are running off.  I understand that undergraduate and graduate school are different but dang I don't remember how I worked, volunteered, trained for my half, did well in school, and had some type of down time when I was in undergrad.  I have a larger respect for people who work full time and go to school - you guys rock!    .....and do you have any tips?!?!

On another note, I've been sick for the past week or so which has put yet another small hault on my workout schedule.  I went to the gym last night after work, I figured I was feeling better, might as well give it a shot.  I get to the gym and guess what I forgot - a sports bra!  Man, I hate when that happens normally I would just leave; I'm not above admitting that I"ll leave.  Last night I was just so determined to get a workout in; so I tried working out in a normal bra and a fleece half zip - worst experience ever!!

1st of all so uncomfortable and I was dying of heat!  How in the heck to people run/work out in a normal bra and wear long sleeves?!? Note to self: always recheck the gym bag before leaving for work/school!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I got a new job!

I recently have been MIA in the world of blogging-imagine that.  Some days I do really well and have so many great things to share but lately I can't seem to come up with anything worth sharing.  So here is what I got today- I got a new job.  I'm really excited about it; it's at Office Max in the Impress area. I'm returning to my days of working at a print shop, to be honest I kinda missed doing that kind of stuff.  What I'm still having a hard time doing...dealing with the customers, different paperwork forms, and all the different transactions possible on the register.  I figure it all takes time but I enjoy having something else to do besides school.