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Oct. 19th, 2016 | 11:27 pm

Can I be a one-man Nielsen family?

I just watched the 3rd POTUS debate, which was not a great use of the last 90 minutes. Oh well. 20 days until the election! Initially B asked me how many more days of torture we were in for and my pre-dinner mental math came up with 27 days, so I was glad to be wrong there. It's not only the presidential election that's become insufferable, and it is just about sewn up anyway. Worse is that we are bombarded with dumb ads for northern Virginia House candidates that we don't care about. Because 1) we don't even have a voting rep in the House, they're just in the DC media market, and 2) the number of likely voters in an individual House district is low enough that a continuing onslaught of ads could actually make a difference.

Our DVR is bursting with stuff we need to watch, which I should have tended to instead. Last night Mario came over and after dinner we did make a fair dent in Luke Cage. There are four eps remaining on season 1 of that, and we may knock that out in one evening given how entertained we three are. But that's Netflix, so I probably should have been burning through Designated Survivor or American Horror Story or Madam Secretary (and I'd forgotten that one even got another season, oops).

In other news, the much earlier sunsets of fall have led me to get to the gym more frequently, because what else am I going to do in the dark? A large swath of the ceiling on the lower level sprang a slow leak a couple of weeks ago and is still going, unless you count a maze of buckets and towels catching water as a fix. So we are all basically trying not to stumble over those while working out. LA Fitness, it's a good thing you only charge me $36.96 a month.

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Oct. 20th, 2016 11:51 am (UTC)
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i legit gagged at the $40 a month gym membership. i remember i used to pay $60, and that was outrageous.... i'll keep my $24 a month, with the option of just writing it all off at tax time anyways. ;)

i strangely find myself more motivated to go to the gym with the shorter days as well.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Oct. 21st, 2016 01:00 am (UTC)
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And this is one of the more affordable options in DC. :/ Some of the very fancy gyms top out at $100 per month!

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Oct. 21st, 2016 02:29 pm (UTC)
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we've got a few gyms like that here; one of them is even a chain gym... i honestly can't understand how anyone would justify that kind of expense... and i'm a personal trainer!!

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Susan Dennis

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from: susandennis
date: Oct. 20th, 2016 01:29 pm (UTC)
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Fun week for LA Fitness here, too. The climate control is broken. The gym itself is a sweaty mess and the pool is as wet outside the water as in it. But, at least while I'm actually swimming, it makes no dif.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Oct. 21st, 2016 01:01 am (UTC)
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We would have no such respite if that happened at our location; no pool. :\

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Susan Dennis

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from: susandennis
date: Oct. 21st, 2016 01:02 am (UTC)
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ok, well, that's just wrong.

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