Monday, January 12, 2009

village people

we have dawned on a new experience in the lotz household: 5:30 AM. coacher has started having his athletes come in to throw and catch before school, so i decided i might as well get up at the same time he does and go to the ymca. The weird thing was, when i got there, it didn't even feel like 6 am anymore because so many people were already sweating and lifting and moving and running. it was a new world. here i was, all along thinking i was working out hard in the afternoon, but these people are on a whole different playing field. so i'll be going back tomorrow, armed and dangerous, ready to sweat more than anyone else. (I’m a wee-bit competitive.)

anyway, that was not the most shocking part of the morning. apparently, the morning is when all the village's barenaked ladies come out of the woodwork. in my world, that’s a lot like a scary dream where naked people replace zombies. and they're not just momentarily naked while trying to find a towel or dry off or what-not. they walk around, they do their make-up in the mirror, they dry their hair, they read books. heck, i don't really know what they do because i'm looking the other way. I mean, yay for women’s rights (well, some of them), but I should have the right to not be bombarded with their free-ness. (if what I’ve heard about the village people is correct and if the men’s locker room happenings are like a younger, more fit version of the women’s locker room, i guess i just figured out why they liked the ymca so much they sung a song about it. Yeeck.)

on a side note, there are a lot of old people there in the morning, and they are just so nice!

but the nakedness, now that is completely unnecessary.


  1. Seriously!? Are you being serious? How nasty! I was about to comment about how I wish I had joined the YMCA so I could go running with you in the morning instead of by myself which I was doing at 5 but have now changed that to after work... but the naked comments have made me reconsider my once disappointed spirit.

  2. My athleticism has been limited to prenatal water aerobics (6 years ago) and more recently Wii fit. However, I still vividly remember the nudity in the women's locker room at the Hammon's Heart Pool. It is unbelievable - just as you've described! It seemed that I always ran into one woman in particular - she's "grandmotherly," but kind of gruff and always naked. Turns out, lives in my neighborhood and rides her bike almost nightly. Every time I see her, I think "I totally know what you look like under there!"

  3. I used to DJ for these fashion shows...back in college....

    um...never mind...