Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Wednesday 30/07/08

On Wednesday I go to the gym with Scott, although not the usual gym with Superman and all the nice personal trainers, and we do chest and take pictures of each exercise so I can post them on here, and these exercises are…

Exercise One: Cable cross-over from the top.

Exercise Two: Cable cross-over from the bottom.

Exercise Three: Chest press with dumbbells.  I would advise against performing this exercise wearing loose shorts AND loose boxers, or at least perform it with your legs facing the wall.


Exercise Four: Incline press machine.  By this point my mobile phone had decided to die and we’re having to use Scott’s phone to take the rest of the pictures and I am quite annoyed and want to go.


Exercise Five: Pec-deck.  That’s when I really have had enough and I am getting a bit grouchy, so this is the last exercise.


Then we leave the gym, and for this exit I am wearing grey knee-length ___ shorts, navy University of Reykjavik t-shirt, yellow espadrilles, white shutter shades, big hair, even though not as big as I want it to be.


And here’s another one for free.


Then we go to the shops and some charity person stops me on the street and says: can I ask you something about your sunglasses, and I always welcome ridicule so I say, sure go on.  And she says, can you actually see when you’re walking around.  And I say, no, not really, and she says, oh you should be careful then, and I say thanks.  Then we go to Office and buy some more espadrilles (navy, white) and then as we leave the shop the charity person stops me again and says: since I’m seeing you again do you want to stop and have a proper chat (i.e. can I have some money) and I say, no, and she says, why, and I say, because I’m not charitable.  And maybe she says something else at that point, but I’m not even sure anymore. 

Then we drive back to where I live and go to some tourist shop and buy a Superman t-shirt each (which I’m going to cut down the shoulder exactly like Superman from the gym has and maybe wear them in Brighton at the weekend) and… 

…then we go to this ice cream place with a sign outside telling us that they sell the best ice cream in London, which I’m willing to believe, I really am, and we sit there and I have a scoop of chocolate and a scoop of toasted almond, and I know that at least four people will comment to actually tell me where the best ice cream in London is sold, but this is not bad, not bad at all.

56 comments:

Jim said...

I have to say it, those shades are ridiculous. There, that's out of my system.

You should have at least got them in red to simulate a red bar across your eyes.

Anonymous said...

very cute smile on the last pic LP!

fuzzy logic said...

And you forgot the bit where you called in sick to work, because you were dying. Dying of absolute boredom and life pain. And where Pam had to endure the day by herself. A day out of 12 left that she has to live through, which are even more painful, because they are her last days, even though she knows that a certain character will soon be following in her footsteps.
That is all.

jhkirkendall said...

Gosh, L'Prep--

You look really pale. Feeling okay?

--Joe in L.A.

kim said...

all ice cream is good --- name a bad one!

but more critical to my existence is where can I buy a University of Reykjavik t-shirt? I don't know how I've survived this many years without one, so not sure how much longer I can last.

rhino75 said...

TOTALLY in awe of your University of Reykjavik tee.

dickophile said...

wait. are you, are you smiling? like with teeth and everything? what the fuck? what the hell brought this on? did you just find out you were going to die finally ending all the misery? or did you run into alex from the apprentice?

Aaron said...

Haha ur pictures remind me of something out of Men's Fitness or one of those magazines (not that I actually buy them). And that University of Reykjavik shirt is sick. Me want.

Graham said...

LP,

Did you change workout clothes midway and then back again? or was one of those pics taken during a different gym visit? Or do you even remember? And do I even care?

Nice shades though

Gav Dublin said...

MMMMMMMMM...few random thoughts seriatim re your pics. I know its a cheek but anyway, if you write a blog one should expect such things!

Pic 1. Very nicely pale colour(bod that is), great musculature. Are you growing your hair? Liking the leg tat! Is this really you? It is not the view, aspect, or whatever, one is used to. You look quite different.Again, is it you? Scott in the reflected miror? Is that some form of a bastardised England top you have ripped or is it British Airways?

Pic 2. Ditto

Pic 3. Some strange person, ergo, could not give a fcuk.

Pic 4. AAHHH yummy! The best pic!

Pic 5. Freaky person with large whisks!

Pic 6. Great arms. I will pass no comment on the glasses save to advise investing in another brand. Again, is this you? Amazing what the lens will expose!

Pic 7. Much more like it! Will you marry me? Loving the shoes, the shirt, pretty much all of it!

Thanks for another great post Prep!

Ps, In my personal opinion I think shorter hair suits you much better. Obviously you should tell me to fuk off and mind my own business, particularly as I am now folically challenged, however, I do think shorter suits you better!

Alex said...

Those glasses are so stupid. I cannot believe a gay person with this much style-stupidity exists.

Maluminas said...

Those shades are awesome in the most horrible way. I like them, but I'd never dare wear them. Heck I'm not even wearing normal shades cuz I don't deserve the coolness. My vision is still perfect though, I'll enjoy it while it lasts *looks at gym pics*

Jon C said...

At least your leg tattoo is visible in all pictures this time. There's a slight blur on your arm, which I'm assuming is the attempt to make the BEE tattoo.

Ja said...

There's a version 2 of the shutter shades showing up on the street racks in NYC now. 3 of the center bars are missing so you can see and still look good/bad wearing them. Not necessarily good for blog eye coverage, but I'm sure the charity would be at ease.

Joe G. said...

I actually bought a pair of black shutter shades and some guy asked my friends and I if they were in 3-D, which made no sense to me. I like my shutter shades, even though I look like a prat and are most likely giving me odd tan lines on my face.

Leon said...

Love your blog...Trying to make the most of the night. My last night in NYC. I am most annoyed that attitude has not arrived in NYC! It has been an awesome 2 years. but all good things have an end right? I am moving back to the mother-land. Just had dinner/drinks (there is no diff) with my work-buds. Drinks.. hmm I guess that is why I am all sentimental. Well enough crap from me... LP - please keep blogging.
LC

Anonymous Blogger said...

thanks for the work out advice, lovin the white shudder shades too. I own the a pair also.

London Preppy said...

jim: But ridiculous equals good on this blog. So thank you

anon: Cheers anon

fuzzy: Oh yeah. I forgot that one. But not to worry, I'm on my way in today as we speak!

joe: Aah! Thank you!

kim + rhino: Good, isn't it? Sold at Reykjavik naturally

London Preppy said...

dick: "An uncomfortable grin"

aaron: Yes, this is my attempt to get a gig like that

graham: THe guy in the third pic with different clothes is Scott. Look at the skin tone!

gav: Cool, thanks for the extensive commentary. The top is just an Adidas top

alex: This is the best compliment I've ever received. You think I'm so style-less I could be straight? I love you

maluminas: You just gotta wear things like that really, give people a laugh

London Preppy said...

jon: Yes, we drew that smudge on just before the pics were taken

ja: Nice. Do they look even more ridiculous? I expect so

joe: 3D? I suppose these shades attract stupid questions then. Which is fine by me

leon: Where's motherland?

anon: There you go

Nathan said...

I like the shades, although I think you have til September before they are 'over over' (they are currently 'over'). I advise you keep them though, as they are bound to be useful for 00's dress up parties. Of course by the time those parties exist we'll be in our 40's... sigh...

It's difficult to tell where your singlet (vest, whatever) ends and your pastiness begins. Brava.

Also - can you please include in a blog some time before Wednesday next week directions on how to cut t-shirts like Superman. I saw a straight guy with a shirt like that a few weeks ago in the gym and he looked sexy, and then when I saw him with his top off he actually didn't have that good a body at all, suggesting that the top was in fact quite flattering to wear.

Therefore I'd like to try it with a view to wearing a shirt ripped in such a way in Ibiza with shorts and hi-tops.

Problem is I've already ruined two t-shirts and need some assistance...

Graham said...

LP,

makes sense and just goes to show that one should always go with their first instinct. I did notice the skin tone differences, but then thought maybe it was just the lighting.

Where did you get your shorts from (the ones you wore after the gym) I've been looking for something similar and can't find them anyway :(

Ben said...

A very chilled out Wednesday there, LP :)

Robert said...

Dude, you have the skinniest legs.

seahorse said...

ok ok so just landed on Greek soil so where da £&%@ are the pretty boys? The brochure was photoshopped i tell ya... Lol shades look just luvly a pair in red would be equally suited.

London Preppy said...

graham: Armani Exchange (or however it's spelt)

ben: Indeed!

robert: Oh Robert

Quigley Cox said...

I always feel a great sense of schievement when you post pics and tales of you in the gym: it's like I've been there myself. Whoah! I'm tired after that workout.

Brian, Chicago, IL, USA said...

Ok, so when you post pics with muscles and a little skin, as in this post, do you get like 5X as many comments?

Timmy said...

In my own way of bonding with LP I have discovered my own Superman at my gym. I mentally gave him that nickname. Nice looking. Awesome body (legs could use a bit more work...just my opinion). A physician.

A few weeks ago he walked out of the locker room wearing a Superman t-shirt with the sleeves cut off and with it torn low enough to see hints of his awesome chest. I wonder if he read my mind and wore that t-shirt for me?

Another day he was staring at me staring at him and this was the day that I was wearing a New York Yankees t-shirt with the sleeves cut off. The next day he shows up wearing the exact same shirt with the sleeves cut off and cut low enough to show his chest.

I'm wondering if I have some mystical LP power?

Anonymous said...

Your writing reminds me of Jean Rhys.

Guy Ruben said...

You look great with slightly messy hair, and I'm so doing those exercises today at the gym! Nice smile too! = )

But

What did I tell you about those shutter shades?

NEVER AGAIN!!!!

Ben said...

You might find the Reykjavik university stuff here:

http://www.boksala.is/EN/DesktopDefault.aspx/tabid-4/catid-17738/

although it looks like they´ve only got long sleeved stuff available right now. Makes sense, it´s cold up here!

Gav Dublin said...

Nathan,

"Brava" is the Italian feminine form of the appreciative is it not? While "Bravo" is the masculine. Are we supposed to read something into that?

AlwaysReadySF said...

First of all... who the fuck said you have the skinniest legs? So not true.

Second.... did espadrilles make a comeback? Or is it just you? Please tell me it's the latter...

Third...in the cable cross-over from the top exercise have you tried to lift up the back heel while you do the exercise? It makes for a more challenging lift but you end up using other muscles that you otherwise wouldn't use. It feels weird at first but it works. Just a tip from a trainer I once used who was not Pale but was equally hot :)

London Preppy said...

quigley: Vicarious work outs are the best

brian: No. Even I'm not that self-obsessed as to believe that people come here to go crazy when I flash my shin

timmy: They must be EVERYWHERE!

anon: I'm going to wikipedia that name, thanks

guy: Nathan's comment about the shades above put the whole thing excellently. I have about two weeks left of wearing them

ben: Up here? You live there??? When can I move in? The Sydney trip is cancelled if you say the word

gav: Yes, Nathan! Please clarify

always: I'm afraid everyone is wearing them...

seahorse said...

ok the people are definitely prettier leaving athens/piraues port... Fuck i wish i knew the lingo because all i learnt in half a day is 'ella' 'ella' lol..

Red Exile / Красная Ссылка said...

I thought loose shorts & boxers, gym-stylee, were the whole point. If not, I have clearly not missed anything in these emporia...

Anyway, wildly off-topic (apologies for which) request for your help.

Dining tonight, the restuarant I was at played this stonkingly good version of 'Sound of Silence': all juicy and mash-up - aren't those the terms? No? Oh well...

...It was like Simon & Garfunkel, but sung by young people and the mix reminded me *very much*, stylee-wise, of 'Pure', by the Lightening Seeds (which, doubtless, ages me buckets).

It was a remixed cover-y thing and, you being iPod-tastic person I thought you might be able to point me where to go?

Leon said...

cannot believe I left my name. stinks. i thought there would be a red-out. the crazy stuff one does when drunk. cheers.

seahorse said...

ok help out please. How would i pronounciate 'would you like a quickie in my cabin, i have 5hours left?' its a greek tragedy with all this talent... Taking pics and vids ofcourse..

seahorse said...

ok help out please. How would i pronounciate 'would you like a quickie in my cabin, i have 5hours left?' its a greek tragedy with all this talent... Taking pics and vids ofcourse..and would you like any pressies from da homeland?

London Preppy said...

red: I'm not actually familiar with any modern covers of the song. Was it a girl / boy singing? I've found a couple of new version on youtube (Emiliana Torrini is one of them), but there is no beat / sign of a mash up in that, it's just acoustic

seahorse said...

ok 1 post too many there. Cruise running 2hours late and its nearly 1am and there are these 2 hot adonis's and i need heeeeelp! Lol mmm the seahorse might send you that around the world ticket you never know...

London Preppy said...

seahorse: Yes and this is about where we stop posting

michael01 said...

London, you look so happy and cute and I hate to be the only one to introduce a slightly "pained" note, but why were you so dismissive of the charity lady? Am I the only one to notice? I mean, you could have slipped her a pound--she did provide you with something (her amusing question) and although you didn't profit off of it--so what?! You hinted that you might have sold your soul for an MBA... Not giving a handout is clearly MRD (MBA-related disorder).

London Preppy said...

michael: What is MBA and MRD? I'm not following that part.

Apart from that I remember that you have also commented in the past about my carbon footprint / lack of environment concerns etc.

But...but...you're barking up the wrong tree! There is no space in my rotten heart for either charity or ecology

Red Exile / Красная Ссылка said...

Well thanks for looking. It was chaps, or one chap heavily mixed.

I knew I shouldn't have used the term mash-up (trying too hard) because...looks-down-blushes-shuffles-foot-a-bit...

...I don't actually know what it means... :)

London Preppy said...

red: I wouldn't worry, I'm willing to bet you know other stuff which is much more useful.

In any case, a mash-up is a track that mixes two songs, for example the vocals of one over the music of a different one

michael01 said...

The old conundrum: how to address LP... As character and author, or only as character--and not really the author. Which one has the limited space in his rotten heart? Alas, how could I pretend to know...
An MBA is a Master of Business Administration in the US. Having MRD would be having a Master-of-Business-Administration-Related-Disorder i.e. a want of charity. All of which is me trying to be humorous and not succeeding.

London Preppy said...

Ah OK, well I know what an MBA is, but I didn't get the context / joke etc. Also I don't remember saying I wanted one. Anyway...

Michael01 said...

Sorry, thought you had one. Now there's really no joke.

London Preppy said...

michael: I have an MSc. Close enough - the attempt is appreciated ;-)

Carter said...

Fitness First Kingly Street? I KNEW IT!

k said...

i must say, superman is either gay or just fashion forward! the rip of the tshirt thing set the fashion trend for this summer. the frankie morello ss09 show has a similar thing. go check it out on youtube.

London Preppy said...

carter: Yes, but as I said this is not my regular gym. I hardly ever go there

k: He just has everything that boy, doesn't he?

Nathan said...

I got my own comment...

Brava is indeed the feminine, and entered my vernacular in a piss-takey way after Wentworth Miller (star of Prison Break, although I'll always remember him from Popular), who has always professed his heterosexuality in the face of justified non-belief, went on Ellen's talkshow and responded to something I can't now recall with little fairy hand claps and the words "Brava, brava!" thus proving to the world that Wentie is a Mo'.

It had nothing to do with the sunglasses or LP specifically. I just like to use it whenever possible.

Nathan said...

Oh right... I brava'd the pastiness.

It didn't relate to that either.

LP - You must be stoked that the weather is perfect for both getting ones tits out AND not encouraging the development of melanin...