I don’t know if I can think of a place that is sketchier than a gym. Sure, you can get fit and healthy while you’re there, but you’re also probably exposing yourself to all manner of infections and meningitis every time you touch a machine. Seriously, those little wipes they provide for you to sop up your sweat when you’re done? Not enough. And judging from the age and apparent level of dedication of the workers at my gym, those machines are never getting cleaned.
My gym also posts little reminders on the flat screens that you shouldn’t stare at people while they work out. You know, just in case you were home schooled and don’t know how to behave when you have to go out in public. It would seem that Flex Works gym in Lindsay could use similar reminders. According to KFOR.com:
I’m very superstitious and I find that if I wait until the second half of a Thunder game to start drinking beer, then the team does better. I assumed the same was true of US soccer matches. However, I finished a beer with about a minute left in the match, and chose not to get another one. This has led me to believe that I have to keep drinking through every last-minute of the game to prevent our opponents from scoring. So, you can count that second goal from Portugal as an error on my part. Don’t worry. Come next match, I know exactly how much I have to drink so we can beat Germany.
Anyway, here’s your Monday Morning Tweets!
The dude in this picture isn’t the lost cast member from Duck Dynasty. He’s not an extra from Sons of Anarchy. As far as I know, he’s never asked children in a shopping mall to sit on his lap, so you can go ahead and rule out Santa Claus. And all my research proves inconclusive as to whether or not this fellow is a direct descendant of Merlin, Gandalf, or Dumbledore. (I do plan on going to my local library to use their subscription to Ancestry.com in order to find out more, though.) No, this fellow is a prospector.
Yeah. A prospector. Like, an old timey 1849er who shouts “there’s gold in them there hills” sort of prospector. In a story from NewsOK from June 9 that I’m just getting around to writing about:
If you’re like me, then you plan to spend the majority of your work day watching the World Cup via your phone while you pretend to work. This is different than most Mondays where I sit on Twitter all day and pretend to work.
Also, know this post was written before watching the Game of Thrones finale. Otherwise, I would’ve included the spoilers about how it all ended up being the dream of some autistic kid as he stared into a snow globe. Or something. Just kidding. But really–it turns out they were in purgatory the whole time and not a tropical island. Or something. You know, I’m just referencing shows I never watched. I’ll knock it off and get to the tweets. As always, they’re after the jump.
Anyone who has ever met me knows that I’m not a fan of the mall. Even if I don’t explicitly state it, it’s pretty obvious by how I dress that I don’t frequent the mall, or any sort of establishment wherein a person might procure clothing items that are both fashionable and appropriate for the occasion in which they are being worn. Call me old-fashioned, but I yearn for the days when it was totally okay for me to wear really baggy jeans, a hoodie, and skate shoes. But I digress.
The mall is the worst place ever—with Penn Square Mall being the very worst. Why? Have you ever tried to enter that parking lot? Have you ever tried to park in said lot? Have you ever tried to leave that very lot? I rest my case. Between that and the frustration of trying to find clothing items, weaving your way through the various youths who are mall ratting about the place, and just getting pissed off at consumerism in general, tensions are always way high at the mall.
And this past Saturday was no different. According to NewsOK.com:
Ronnetta Baker, 32, was arrested on a complaint of assault and battery after fighting with Estelle Duarte, 24, who also was cited for assault and battery, according to police.
Duarte told police she was shopping in the store when Baker approached her and asked whether she worked there. Duarte answered that she did not, and Baker got angry and began calling her names, Duarte told police.
A witness said Baker then hit Duarte with a closed fist, and the women began to fight in the middle of the store, police reported.
This is all 100% completely understandable. Have you ever gone to a store and needed to ask a question or needed help getting something off the top shelf only to find that the employees were nowhere to be found, or even worse, that they were too busy smacking their gum and chatting with their friends? Surely Ms. Baker thought this was the case with Ms. Duarte.
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