from season 2 episode 10 of The Blacklist
"...the undeniable pleasure and sweet satisfaction of 'I told you so'..."
from Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay
"she decides to check out this gym bag he's got tucked down on the floor behind the driver's seat. She didn't even know he worked out. First thing she notices is, it sure smells good for a gym bag. Or rather, it sure doesn't smell bad. What kind of guy has a gym bag that doesn't smell bad?"
Gym bags. Stinky gym bags as seen on TV, in movies and read about in books. I simply do not understand stinky gym bags (or stinky lockers either).
Surely these boys don't simply carry around their gym clothes and wear them time and again for a whole semester? Or keep the same set in their locker?
Don't they take them home and get them washed after each sweaty session? Or non-sweaty session if they're good about using anti perspirant.
And the bags? They're soft zippered bags, entirely washable. Why are they allowed to get stinky?
When my kids were in school they didn't have gym class every day or even every week. There were , but mostly these were outdoor games sessions, hockey, volleyball, and so on. Gym exercises, climbing, vaulting, etc, were done in the gym only if the weather was too cold or wet. And I washed their Phys.Ed. uniforms every week. They brought them home in a plastic bag the same day they'd worn them and put them into the laundry hamper. Phys.Ed. was usually on a Friday and I washed on Saturdays.
If their actual school backpacks got smelly, (nearly liquefied banana),I washed those too. Even non-smelly school bags got a wash when summer holidays rolled around.
Heard on the news Tuesday night: Tony Abbott, our Prime Minister, is making statements about Pollies Perks being cut and rorts being looked into.
I was washing dishes, not taking notes and can't remember exactly what was said, but the gist is Pollies will have to declare something or other and travel will have to be paid for by themselves, not automatically be paid for as an allowance.
'Hooray!' is what I thought, then heard this: the buggers are getting a pay rise to cover these allowances! An extra $30,000 a year I think is what they said. I don't think this is fair when the rest of us are being asked to tighten our belts, it's particularly unfair when so many have recently lost jobs because of manufacturing company shutdowns, downsizings etc.
Phooey! I say.
Spooning out icecream and the little devil on my shoulder said "aren't you fat enough already?" The other little devil on the other shoulder smirked and said "fat enough? she passed that point a year ago!"
'Well, okay', I thought, 'the damage is already done...' and sat down to enjoy the icecream. BUT, I didn't.
I ate it because it was already in my bowl (a small bowl too), but didn't enjoy it. Hmmmm.
I texted my daughter, No-One, about killing a big fat spider and a half dead cockroach. she texted back, " so, no setting up a little fight club where they have 'two bugs enter, one bug leaves' cage matches?"
I said "it wouldn't be a fair fight, since the cockroach was already half dead"
Name that movie.
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