It's been nearly a month since I was laid off. And like many others with extra free time, I set out to "hit the gym" hard during this period of my life. Instead -- like many others -- I've gotten out of my old routine (lunch, gym, work) and actually gained 4 pounds. Was it because my metabolism slowed down (I am a month older now, after all) or my thyroid is out of whack from the stress of unemployment? Well, actually no. I barely went to the gym once in the last month and I've started up my old daily Pop-Tarts and milk routine. I may be an unemployed fat ass -- well, gay fat: I'm still a perfect male model sample size, but I wouldn't take my shirt off in public right now for all the money in the world -- but at least I'm not a liar.
Side note: In an attempt to stop being this way, I started running again yesterday, and tonight on the tread mill I realized Kylie Minogue's "On a Night Like This" is kind of the same song as Enrique Iglesius' "Just Wanna Be With You." Anyone else ever notice this?