Girls Write Out
Monday, November 21, 2011
Meet my friend, Tread Mill. TM and I met a while a back and were on a friendly basis for a while. We spent time together regularly, but eventually we fell apart.  It's been a few weeks now. Okay, a few months. All right, years.

But you have to understand, she liked telling me what to do, and besides, I had to go into the basement to see her, and I don't like the basement--but that's another blog.

When the weather warmed, I began walking outside instead of spending time with TM. The view was better than the basement and besides, when I was outside, she wasn't there to order me around, and I liked that too.

Alas, the weather has grown cold, and TM has been calling me downstairs again. I know I need to see her, but I also know this basement thing is going to be a constant barrier. So last night, Kevin and Chad brought TM upstairs to live. She's in our living room now, hulking over the sofa in the corner where I won't forget her--I'm sure she won't let me.

Do you have a friend like TM? How do you persist in (or avoid) spending time together?


Denise Hunter  
posted at 7:12 AM  
  Comments (10)
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At 2:55 PM, Blogger Jasels said...

It's easy!!Just tell TM you will hang out with her for one morning show (Today, GMA, etc.) Then tell TM she's on her own.

At 4:45 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I'm not a big fan of TM. And now I have a good reason for my aversion--weight lifting is more beneficial than cardio. :) so I can stick my tongue out at that hulking monster in my office without fear of reprisal. LOL

At 11:06 PM, Blogger Peggy Blann Phifer said...

I don't have TM. But I do have SB.(Spin Bike) hulking in the room next door to my office. I avert my eyes when I walk past the open door and close my ears to her siren cry.

But . . . now I have EP . . . Energetic Puppy. A Pomeranian/Papillon/Border collie (perhaps) bundle of "I wanna play!" Picture a 72-yr-old trying to keep up with a 3-yr-old.

Anybody interested in a SB?

At 11:14 PM, Blogger Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Oh, Denise, meant to say, I hate basements. Have this irrational fear of them since I was a child. I am ever so grateful that here in the desert our house sits on a concrete slab.

At 7:47 AM, Blogger jel said...

I had a NT, but we had to use it for spare parts. ;0

oh hope y'all have a blessed Thanksgiving !

At 11:33 AM, Blogger Chris Jager - Baker Book House-fiction buyer said...

I have a love hate relationship with TM. I love that it has helped me loose weight, but I hate that I have to get up early before work while it is dark and cold to run with her. She is kind in the mornings though in that she doesn't make me talk and she doesn't try to make funny jokes or any other annoying thing "morning people" normally do, she is just glad to see me.
She did help me run my first 1/2 marathan with my two daughters, which was really worth it.

At 11:40 AM, Blogger Laura J said...

I have Ellie, short for elliptical. I enjoy spending time with her because the benefits outweigh the negative.
An hour with Ellie with my praise music going is free therapy! :)

At 9:48 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

Haha. I loved this post - and all the comments as well. Funny and fun. Jel, what is an NT?

At 10:26 PM, Blogger jel said...

Nordic Track , remember them :)

At 8:20 AM, Blogger Sandie said...

I have TM and for a while we were friendly. She helped me to lose a lot of weight. Then I discovered Gazelle and I left TM for her. TM recently called me back and I visited with her for a couple of weeks when a gecko ran under. In the process of trying to find and relocate gecko, TM was lifted. When we tried to put it back down, alas no success. Something is wrong with the mechanism. So TM sits again unused and Gazelle has the fun again.


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