A couple of weeks ago I received an e-mail warning me that I needed to put in a few more gym visits in order not to lose my free gym benefit that I earn through my Discovery Health Vitality medical aid scheme. So I duly went a few more times and was planning on going again when a little later I received a second e-mail informing me that my gym membership benefit had now expired. Turns out that I had misread the first e-mail as having to go twice instead of the actual twelve times needed in order to make up the required number of visits for the twelve month rolling period. Oops. Quite annoyed, I quickly logged in to my Virgin Active customer portal to verify my visits, and ashamedly saw that in the last twelve months I had in fact only visited gym 24 times. 24 times!? In twelve months!? Clearly I’m no longer a gym person! Turns out that going straight home in the evening to play with Jessica, walking in the morning, and making a conscious effort at work to build relationships with my colleagues instead of just disappearing at lunch time means that I have zero time (or interest for that matter) in visiting a gym. So that is that then. My free gym membership has ended and quite frankly, based on my current usage stats, it just really doesn’t make sense to join up again any time soon. That said, there now isn’t really [...]
It would seem that the treadmills at Steenberg Virgin Active have suddenly all decided to rebel against me. So picture this. It’s lunch hour and I find myself happily kitted out in gym and ready to put in a quick 20 minute run before I return to my ball and chain back at the office.
For the life of me I can’t understand why the 12 shower cubicles, arranged in a inwards facing square consisting of three attached cubicles on each side, all feature a ration of two towel hooks per three showers.
This got me then thinking about how death really can strike at any time and now with all my family responsibilities, I really do need to make better preparations for that possible eventuality.
Oh noes, Jetta Jameson has gone and done it again. My lifelong partner has decided to once more say bye bye to her clutch and in doing so, leave me stranded all the way out in Westlake at the Steenberg Virgin Active parking lot. Sigh.
Craig Lotter is an established web developer and application programmer, with strong creative urges (which keep bursting out at the most inopportune moments) and a seemingly insatiable need to love all things animated. Living in the beautiful coastal town of Gordon's Bay in South Africa, he games, develops, takes in animated fare, trains under whichever martial arts dojo is closest at the time, and for the most part, simply enjoys life with his amazing wife and daughter.
Oh, and he draws ever now and then too.
This is a collection of things that he has managed to find the time to scribble down since 2007.
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