Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday

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1. Some big news on the horizon- I’m going to be leaving the Herald in (tentatively) one week. In a nutshell, I’m going to move to my own website, which will serve as ‘homebase,’ so-to-speak, for all of my content. I’ll make a formal post when the time comes, but just wanted to give everyone a heads up. I know this is going to rock the world of all seventeen people that read this blog, but I’m hoping it’s for the best. Now I feel like this is my Jerry Maguire moment:

“Who’s coming with me, who’s coming with me.”

2. What’s the deal with people getting weirded out whenever you ask to “work in” with them on a particular piece of equipment? I was at a local BSC (Boston Sports Club) yesterday with my GF, and after a few sets of trap bar deadlifts, I figured I’d throw in a few sets of front squats to boot. You know, for shits and giggles.

Thing is, both squat racks were occupied at the time. Correction, squat rack (A) was empty. However, I happened to approach it at the same time as some dude with a two foot long mullet (red flag), and being the nice guy that I am, let him take it. I just figured that if he happened to be squatting, I’d just work in with him. Of course, he took five minutes to put on his weight belt and wrist straps so that he could…………shrug. I should have known better.

Squat rack (B) was being used by some guy doing Romanian deadlifts, respectively. However, he was taking an un-godly amount of time between sets. He’d do a set, check his watch, walk around for five minutes, add ten lbs, and do another set. In my mind I was like, “WTF-I can curl what this guy is deadlifting. Besides, he can do RDL’s ANYWHERE. Why does he need to use a rack?” After waiting patiently for 15-20 minutes (I wasn’t in any hurry per se), I asked if I could jump in with him real quick so that I could start squatting. He looked at me as if I was completely crazy, and seemed dumbfounded that I even asked.

Long story short, he had one more set, and then I proceeded to do five sets of squats in the amount of time it took him to rest during one of his sets. And people wonder why they never make any progress. It’s unreal how much time they waste.

3. Saturday night the GF and I had date night, and went to go see the show Stomp in downtown Boston.

Needless to say, it was a fantastic show and I’m pretty sure she hates life at the moment because I’m taking every opportunity possible to practice my own Stomp routine…………in her kitchen.

Me: CRASH, CRASH, tapidy tap, CRASH, CRASH, tipiddy top.

GF: Why the hell are you throwing my dishes on the floor!?!?!

Me: I’m Stompin!! CRASH, CRASH, kick, kick, arm circle, CRASH

GF: Goddammit, not my good china. Get out!

Me: JAZZ HANDS!!!!!!

4. Kate Beckinsale was recently named Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire Magazine.

“I like the idea of it, too. I do,” she adds. “I’m feeling that I must earn this. I need to go out and become much better at pole dancing or something.”

With that, Kate Beckinsale just made my list for most awesome quote ever. Right behind:

Are those your pecs or diamonds?

-Kate Beckinsale to Tony Gentilcore, circa in my dreams

You know Tony, this back isn’t just going to oil itself

-Kate Beckinsale to Tony Gentilcore, everyday

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