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May. 13th, 2016

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Today is my last day of work. As of not very long from now, I'll be unemployed for two whole days. I'm inordinately excited about this.

On Monday I start learning about water reticulation for public supply. By the end of the contract I'll know exactly what's involved in it but still won't be able to do it. Such is the nature of my work.

Meanwhile, Osteodude has cleared me to start doing range of motion exercises with small kettlebells. I went to buy a 2kg and a 4kg and discovered that the tiniest weights are always pink. So now I have a teeny pink kettlebell and I felt like a right knob carrying it through town. I wanted to shout "I can do pullups, honest!" But naturally nobody else gives a fuck about my pink kettlebell paranoia because the only universe I'm the centre of is my own, so nobody actually noticed, never mind judged.

But still, why are the smallest weights always pink?

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From:fbhjr
Date:May 13th, 2016 01:16 am (UTC)
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Congratulations on the job!
I hope all goes well!


(I think it is refraction with the weights. The small size bends the red light the least so the other colors scatter leaving only the red to be seen...)
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From:tatjna
Date:May 13th, 2016 01:18 am (UTC)
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Ha, that's totally it!

One of my friends suggested that it's not actually pink, it's Bloody Entrails Salmon.
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From:randomdreams
Date:May 13th, 2016 03:53 am (UTC)
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"blood of virgins red"
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From:thewronghands
Date:May 13th, 2016 09:21 am (UTC)
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It lures people into your range; small kettlebells make the best projectiles.
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From:randomdreams
Date:May 13th, 2016 03:54 am (UTC)
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It may be because nobody would steal a 5 kg weight, but they would nick a 1 kg one. However, paint it pink and they won't. A friend found that with her automotive tools: once she sprayed them all bright pink they stopped disappearing.
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From:kotturinn
Date:May 13th, 2016 08:00 am (UTC)
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I like her thinking!
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From:randomdreams
Date:May 13th, 2016 02:33 pm (UTC)
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She was hyperintelligent and a Very Rational Person. Not so much on aesthetics or anything like that. She did a lot of things that I found inspiring.
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From:downwardlashes
Date:May 17th, 2016 05:10 am (UTC)
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My son used to have a pink and teal bike, but he outgrew it and his new one is blue and orange. I worry a LOT more about this one getting stolen.
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From:randomdreams
Date:May 17th, 2016 02:31 pm (UTC)
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Sit down with your son and some spray paint and make a custom paint job featuring his name!
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From:caycos
Date:May 13th, 2016 07:13 am (UTC)
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It does seem like an inherent 'this is a girly thing' judgement - and there are various layers in that statement. Also, what if a guy was wanting to use kettlebells and the only colour was pink??

There are a variety of kettlebells at my gym and I don't think any of them are pink.
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From:thewronghands
Date:May 13th, 2016 09:25 am (UTC)
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I ran into a similar situation some time ago when ilcylic (a 6'5", 250 lb dude) and I (a 5'8", 150 lb woman) took a kettlebell class together at a local climbing gym. We weren't sure if they supplied kettlebells or if you had to bring your own, since it was a new program. As we went to get out of the car, ilcylic handed me the tiniest kettlebell. Indignantly, I said "WHAT on EARTH do you think I am going to do with THAT?" Just as indignantly, he said "HOLD IT for ME while I get yours out of the CAR, since I have never done this before and I don't want to get in over my head!" Oh. Hahaha. Sorry! (And indeed, he walked in there proudly with his tiny pink kettlebell and did the class with it, and no one said a thing to him because, well, who would dare?)
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From:kotturinn
Date:May 13th, 2016 08:02 am (UTC)
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What the 'eck, enquired one part of my brain, is water reticulation. The rest of the brain attempted to sit hard on that part.

All the best for the new job - and have a good two days of unemployment!
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From:kehleyr
Date:May 13th, 2016 08:20 pm (UTC)
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But still, why are the smallest weights always pink? Good question!
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From:downwardlashes
Date:May 17th, 2016 05:08 am (UTC)
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To quote Hans and Franz, because you're a girly man. Or something.
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From:nimblenimbus
Date:May 17th, 2016 07:51 pm (UTC)
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Back on LJ after a looong break - bon courage with the new job!

I never got on well with kettlebells. Weights are a lot more fun. On the upswing, you can use a kettlebell as an inefficient weapon for fighting robbers.
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From:meri_sielu
Date:May 18th, 2016 06:33 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations on the job!

I have no idea why the smallest weights are pink or why so many things have to be pink really, my foray into pole dancing gear has been one big huge pink nightmare so far!
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