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Posted in gym, san francisco with tags , , , , , on Friday 4 September, 2009 by the Notorious O.S.C.

friday 4 sept 2009 9:51am

went to crunch alhambra last night.

the streets were closed, lights were blazing, film crew were a-buzzing. and about 150 extras were dressed in halloween costumes.  (strange, even by SF standards.)

what the hell’s going on?

i walk up to the PA and ask him if the gym is open.  he says: yeah, you need to go through the side door, though.

Crunch was dressed up as a nightclub, hosting a halloween party! drag queens, pirates, jailbreakers, gypsies, tramps and thieves, pimps, etc.  all crowded onto polk street.

i just looked at the website.  i don’t see how this show can be entertaining.  if anything, its scary to imagine all the death disaster and destruction at the next major quake, for example.




Posted in bar, bars, bicycle, club, dive bars, drinking, Frank, friends, gym, happy hour, HomeSlice, ramblings, restaurant, san francisco, work with tags , , , on Sunday 31 May, 2009 by the Notorious O.S.C.

31 may sun.

what the hell have i been doing lately? a whole lot of un-important.  mostly happy hours, i think.

tried a few new restaurants, and re-connected with old ones. tropisueno, local, extreme pizza, dim sum bar, the view, oola, farmerbrown, indian buffet.

tried some new happpy hours: perry’s, cosmopolitan cafe, roe, la mar, two, mccormick&kuletos, taco tuesday.

reacquainted myself with, and introduced myself to some of the bars and clubs around: trigger, sadlands, slide, toadhall, vessel, matrixfillmore, medjool.

reconnected with current and met some new friends: homeslice, Dave from the MidWest, czechxican, theColleague, MishyMoo, Frank

all while riding my bike around town, and sprinkling a few trips to the gym here and there. and i guess i’ve been working too.


Posted in friends, gym, ramblings, san francisco, sightings with tags , , , , , on Friday 27 February, 2009 by the Notorious O.S.C.

26 feb thurs

[where: 1000 van ness, 94109]


i forgot to mention that the van ness location of crunch has, uh… crunch-ed.

it’s closing it’s doors permanently on march 15th.  at first, i didn’t think much of it. i’d just go to one of the other gyms.  (there are 6 or so in SF).  but as i thought about it some more… i realized that i have a community of people who i “know” at the gym.

i don’t actually talk to any of them, but i have names for them: Latino Guy who smells like Snuggle; Guy with Fernet Hat, Yoga Guy, Jocelyn Wildenstein; the Pogue; mustache guy; Chatty Brit; Guy Who Talks A Lot; Server Girl; Crutches Guy.  i could go on and on and on.

even though i never talk to them, i see them a few times a week. sometimes more, sometimes less.  i definitely see them more than i see my family.  and sometimes i see them more than i see my friends.  weird.

where is this community gonna go? it’s disbanding. and will i see these people again?  what if they decide to change gyms? more importantly, which crunch location will become my new “home” crunch?

it sucks ass that this crunch location is closing. this is the only one that’s not smack in the middle of the marina or the financial district.  why the hell did they decide to grow so quickly?  did they have to open the location on unions st in cow hollow?  no.  and the other locations suck.  there’s no steam room.  at the Montgomery one, the bathroom stalls are enormous.  for what? to take up space? i could go on and on and on about why i’ll miss my “home” crunch.  it’s true that all the locations have their own personalities.  and i liked the van ness one the most.  sure, i could go to another location, but this one was only 3 blocks away from my apt.

also, in a somewhat-related note, i also realized that the slightly mentally disabled young kid who works as a locker room attendant will be out of a job soon.  where will he work? i don’t want him to be out of a job.

it’s sad to watch the crunch community slowly disintegrate right before my eyes.   (o_o)

the hills are alive with gym sightings

Posted in friends, gym, san francisco, sightings with tags , on Wednesday 3 September, 2008 by the Notorious O.S.C.

i’ve started going to the gym again recently. yesterday was all about catching up on really bad TV.

the Hills was on.

it’s so stupid.

but of course i watch it.

then i saw FrontDeskGuy. he got fat. very surprising. later i saw him in the locker room shaking up a protein shake of sorts. Guy With Big Nose was lurking about, too. probably looking for someone to accost and talk to.
this morning i saw Fernet Hat Guy, and JocelynWildenstein Anorexic Lady.

turns out that i don’t have to work at the day restaurant today. so i’ve got the day to waste away.

going to the opening of the symphony later. snoozy. off site event for the restaurant.

gym sightings

Posted in gym, ramblings, san francisco with tags on Sunday 31 August, 2008 by the Notorious O.S.C.

sun 31 aug

it’s labor day weekend.  the rest of the world seems to be off this weekend, but alas, i am working.

i went to the gym. (hello, i’m going to LA next week? must become buff)

it’s interesting to go to the gym at a different time than when you normally do. you see a whole new set of people.

this time, i saw lotsa people who i hadn’t seen in a while.

Guy From Yoga (or do i call him YogaGuy?) talks a lot. i saw him talking to the PornGuys. (one of the PornGuys got his braces off.)  YogaGuy lives near me,  and later when he was on a reverse abs machine, i learned that he’s from Oregon. he was gonna visit his folks there this weekend, then decided not to.  (i wasn’t eavesdropping, he just talks a lot, and sometimes quite loudly.)

also in attendance was JocelynWildenstein Anorexic Lady. still looks the same.

LatinoGuyWhoSmellsLikeSnuggleFabricSoftener also showed up later.

i could go on and on.

but i’ve got errands to run.

lovers or fighters?

Posted in gym, san francisco with tags on Wednesday 27 February, 2008 by the Notorious O.S.C.

wed 27 feb

at the gym today, i was watching 2 guys gettin hot and sweaty in the boxing ring, rolling around on the mat, grappling and struggling. they were doing brazilian jiu jitsu.

i know it’s martial arts, and probably a great overall body workout. but, honestly, it’s so homo.

tv or not tv

Posted in gym, mtv with tags , on Tuesday 28 August, 2007 by the Notorious O.S.C.

tues 28 aug 15:55

at the gym today there was lots of tv programming on offer.

VH1: the fabulous life presents: young hot and royal
NBC: access hollywood

i always enjoy the Fabulous Life Presents. it’s so decadent. i’ve decided that i want to be young hot and royal, too. i’m the first born, so i’d be a prince. it’d be royal-tastic.

Ryan Reynolds was on TRL. he’s such a power tool.

Access Hollywood is excellent for celebrity junk. Owen Wilson tried to commit suicide by slashing his wrists? (already knew that–read the blogs this morning, thanks). Brangelina was hanging out in Central Park w the kids, but sans Shiloh? important stuff, people.

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