This week's GBE2 word prompt is judgment. I had been working on this entry for a few days and realized that it expresses several definitions of judgment.
judgment: An assertion of something believed. (Life is better with chemistry)
I work-out in the recreational center at the local university. Yes, I get sweaty and winded around the beautiful people. Young men and women between 18-24, whose bodies have not acquired the stretch marks that identify the departure of the 20's or the shift of fat that takes place just before one achieves 40 years of age. I am at that age where the simple long-arm wave or high-five gives me pause.
I will wait for you to do the visual on that one. Don't judge me, I have arm fat.
judgment - the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions (the great bag search of 2011)
After some consideration, I realized that this new routine required a new gym bag.
I have been researching gym bags for the past two weeks.
Selecting the correct gym bag requires careful consideration. You would not believe the technology that goes into a simple gym bag.
- Ventilated shoe pocket (Keeps dirty shoes from my wet clothes)
- anti-microbial pocket (to keep wet clothes from becoming smelly wet clothes)
- Water bottle holder (There's nothing worse that making that 200 yard walk from the car to the gym floor only to realize that I forgot my water bottle)
- Pocket for mp3 player and wallet (The extra pocket for the items which individually cost more than the bag)
- U shaped opening (Hot dog! Opens up like a suitcase)
- Durable self repairing zipper (Self-repairing means that if the zipper spreads open below the slider,
you can simply pull the zipper back down to reseal the teeth.; I had to research that one)
- Padded shoulder strap (The bag be heavy, yo)
- Large enough to hold a towel, makeup bag and shower kit (I can work-out longer if I head straight to work)
- Lots of handles (Makes it easier to pull out of the locker)
Finally, armed with a new gym bag I am ready to enter the locker room.
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|judgment - the act of judging or assessing a person, situation or event (who knew that Co-eds find their nudity awkward)|
I have a lot of quiet time while showering, dressing, and grooming in the ladies' locker room. Time to people watch.
First, I noticed a sort of compulsive mirror behavior while I applied my makeup. Out of the corner of my eye, I spot women checking the mirror just before heading to the gym floor to straighten their hair. I don't see the point. The men are quite busy doing their walking squats and looking at themselves in the mirror in front of the weight rack.
The stuff I witness in the lockerroom is also quite interesting.
It baffles me to observe students wearing shower shoes to class, around campus, and to work but not in the locker room. Not even in the shower. I continue to observe.
These same young people who wear shoes that cost less than my nail polish will shower barefoot AND in their underwear or swim suit. Why so bashful? I wonder why they just don't wait for one of the curtained stalls. I have see them when they wear tights as pants. I have see them underestimate the elasticity of spandex. I don't understand the modesty.Once showered and barely dry I have seen some women ☛Get dressed in the bathroom stall (still barefooted). This type of modesty seems so silly. There are rows of lockers behind which one can hide.
In my opinion, these these gym guests should purchase shower towels with velcro with or without straps ☛
or a larger super absorbency towel.
judgment: criticism or censure (that is how hand,foot, and mouth disease is spread)
Oh and the best part. The behavior that makes me shake my head every day I visit the gym.
Not washing hands after getting dressed in the bathroom stall.That makes me shudder. So nasty. Not using the stall in the way in which it was intended doesn't preclude the previous occupant from touching the handles and knobs after a BM. They don't even stop at the hand sanitizer station. I on the other hand wash my hands before leaving the gym as a general rule.
|judgment - an opinion formed by judging something (I get the last laugh)|
A really big one but silent. I like to leave them unsuspecting, my final judgment.