Wednesday, January 7, 2004

And on the eighth day God went to the gym...

When Ray told me that he was going to use the money that his mother gave him for Christmas to buy something "special" that "both of use could use," and that he was going to "put it in the living room," I figured it could only be one thing.  A set of new living room furniture!  I was both thrilled and excited when he announced that he had "found a brand new one on E-Bay" and that it was "way cheaper than the original price."  All I had to do was to clear out the living room to make room for it while he and a friend drove up to North Jersey to pick it up.  I was so happy that we would finaly have furniture beside the fireplace, even though I was a bit disappointed that he didn't ask me to help him pick it out.  I could just see myself curled up on the couch by a fire, watching the snow fall in the park across the street through our beautiful new window.  When Ray and his friend Tom returned from their trip and opened up the back of the van I realized that it was not a couch or coffee table they were about to unload.  It was a Bowflex Home Gym.  The Ultimate Model.  I was speechless.  Ray was beaming.  It looked so seriously professional that my muscles began to ache just looking at it.  In a word ... it's ... huge.  It takes up half the room.  I have no idea where normal people would put one.  Did I say that it was ... huge?  Ray showed me how it could "fold up for easy storage."  Looked a little like an elephant in a fetal position to me.  He says that he is going to get up early every morning to exercise.  I want to believe him.  But if Ray was any more laid back than he is right now, he'd be dead.  And me?  I think now that we have a Boxflex we can eat a lot more pizza and ice cream.

13 comments:

itsjustusinnc said...

"..an elephant in the fetal position" LOL! Oh I LOVE this! And I say: we work out so that we can eat what we want, we don't work out AND starve ourselves to death! So eat up! :-)

Gregg

redhdka said...

I have two words...COAT HANGER : )

redhdka said...

I always wanted to try that bowflex, lets us know how it is. But I hope he breaks down and gets the couch.

redhdka said...

No really, you wouldn't believe all the stuff I made him buy me throughout our marraige. I have an execise bike, a stairmaster,a sky glider, a total gym and a treadmill, I have weights, he has weights, Oh wait back in 89 he bought me a rowing machine. Do I use these things...no...do I still want to...um yes...will I? When he digs them out of storage for me I might give it a whirl. Becareful, follow the directions. The treadmill was my favorite I did use that for a year or two. And

chapterxxi said...

I would get in there right now and put a timer on the damned thing... place conditions on it - already know where it is going to move to. Race

barebytes said...

Good luck with the new "furniture". Do you have an attic? Lanny

andreakingme said...

Woo-hoo! Lisa, you got an elephant! I'm so jealous.

My hubby is now more enthusiastic about the idea of getting a Bowflex than I am. He read my Journal entry and everyone's comments and something went ZING in his brain. He's so nuts.

Anyway, I may bug you in a month or so about your Bowflex experience ...

sonensmilinmon said...

Sonny had mentioned a Bowflex would be nice. His friend has one and the friend uses his daily. BUT, the friend has his out in the sun room which is an exercise room. Luckily for me, we have such a small home that the furniture takes all our space and Sonny KNOWS we can't have one for lack of space. I'll be curious how much use the bowflex gets used, let us know! Oh yeah, congrats on the new elephant!
Monica

karensull12 said...

What a riot.

lotzamoe said...

I'm a guy and even I wouldn't do that. You both could've used a box of panty liners also. He should thank his lucky stars that you didn't order a box of those for both of you off E-Bay and toss them in the center of the livingroom.

onmiownnow2 said...

Oh, don't worry, Ty! I am going to use that Boxflex too and I will have a body to die for this summer! Lisa (The...Occupant)

mdkjic said...

My husband has given me THREE gut busters over the years. The first two he found at the landfill. He suggested I could have one for my car and one stashed at the house. I suggested that driving and gut busting wasn't a good thing to do. When he brought me the third gut buster...I am assuming also from the dump...I told him to NEVER AGAIN bring me exercise equipment. IMO nothing says "I love you just the way you are" worse then a piece of exercise equipment. Sorry you didn't get a couch.

impcjunky said...

Ummm what a nice surprise and let down all in one... Sound like you two need to have coffee together and chat about who is doing what... So the big moments are more a together thing.. Lanny's Wiffie