And the odd theme for the day is…arms.
Why, you ask? Well, I went to the gym this morning, and decided that as I’ve focused primarily on doing a mix of general cardiovascular stuff, and then abdominal stuff, I should probably do some arm stuff. This may be partly inspired by my having read this article yesterday…while I’m in no danger of somehow growing a ridiculo-arm, it did make me think more about my arms.
So anyway, I went to the gym, and I did some arm stuff which revolved mostly around kettle-bells (which I understand why they are popular in general, but they are not popular with me). So now my arms really ache, which is rubbish, but does lead me onto my next topic.
While at work, I had a short discussion about the American “right to bear arms” and it got me thinking. Essentially I believe (as should most sane-minded human beings) that guns and etc should not be allowed on the streets. It constantly perplexes me that friends from the US, many of whom I have the greatest respect for, insist that their right to carry a weapon is vital to their social freedom. Is it? Really? This is one thing I’d love explained to me, because as far as I’m concerned just because you CAN do something doesn’t mean you SHOULD, and if most people are too stupid to abide by that basic principle, maybe it’d just be better to change it so that you CAN’T do it (and then idiots can’t hurt people/themselves).