Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement with regard to my new regime of torture and masochism. Actually, I'm doing better and upping the number of times I do various lifts, squats, presses and whatever. I have stayed away from the rowing machine until I get my fitness more up to par.
What I have found out is that, curiously, my lower body strength is more than my upper body strength. Must be all the walking and stair climbing I do each week. If I can do a leg press, say, of 30 kg, the triceps curl or chest press is only 12 - 15 kg. Sad, isn't it? Never mind, I'm getting there and not feeling so stuffed after each session now. That first circuit was a total shock to the system.
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Actually, I wanted to tell you about an amusing turn of phrase in an advertising brochure. Jane had gone to Grand Plaza yesterday and in her wanderings found one of those mall stalls that sell phones, watches, or anything else cheap and nasty. She picked up a brochure on mobile phones and while we were having a coffee yesterday, was browsing through it. She was ooohing and aaahing over one particular phone and proceeded to read the small print.
"Oh," she said, listen to this, and proceeded to read out a phrase pertaining to termination of the phone contract. "In the event of premature evacuation, a fee of $100, etc..."
Fred and I choked on our coffee as Jane commented. "You wouldn't want to say that in a hurry, would you?"
Wouldn't you think that whoever wrote the brochure could have phrased it better?
It reminds me of a typo I made when working for a group of orthopaedic surgeons s few years ago. Fortunately, I picked it up on re-reading my work. I was doing a letter for one of the surgeons who specialised in spinal surgery and the phrase I was meant to type was "a bulging disc". Unfortunately, it came out "a bulging dic". A Freudian slip, perchance? I told the surgeon concerned who roared with laughter and told me I should have left it in. He would have signed the letter anyway and let it through. That's what I was afraid of...
Enjoy your week and don't forget the Easter Bunny is on his way.