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In other news... [Oct. 19th, 2007|04:17 pm]
I'm in dire need of a set of earplugs. I decided to hit the gym today in the middle of the afternoon, hoping to avoid any crowds. Well, apparently that doesn't work in this town... there was a *really* loud racquetball game going on, and a fair number of people, and the TV was on.

I thought I could handle it, and I started my workout. But when I found myself having to change machines, I ran into an issue. The racquetball game had ended, and now I could hear the TV.

They were playing Fox News.

I was tired by this time, and I've been stressed lately. I didn't last ten minutes. I'm now starting to understand why people dislike Fox.

So I'm hoping I can find some really good earplugs for future trips to the gym. They're not usually playing anything so obnoxious, but you never know when it might happen again.

[User Picture]From: laurarey
2007-10-20 12:01 am (UTC)
Being someone who is way too sensitive to sound, I made the search for earplugs a vocation. :) These are my favorites:


I wear them all night because we live in a noisy area. I wear them during the day when I want peace and quiet. I buy about a dozen a year.

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From: siliconshaman
2007-10-20 12:15 am (UTC)
In case of Faux news... this might come in handy
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[User Picture]From: karenkay
2007-10-20 12:46 am (UTC)
John, before you buy one, let me see if I can find one of my extra ones. Last Christmas, I was stuck in Austin airport for 14 hours, and the TV noise drove me mad, so I ordered 4 of them. I gave one to a friend to use in the gym at work, so I know I have three of these somewhere... I'm just not sure where.
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[User Picture]From: merlin_t_wizard
2007-10-20 04:25 am (UTC)
John, another option is an MP3 player playing a loop of 'pink' noise. Guaranteed to block out even the most annoying newscast.
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[User Picture]From: wolfette
2007-10-20 09:01 am (UTC)
do you have a mp3 player? having your own "sound track" of music can actually help with getting the rhythm of the exercise right, as well as blocking out unwanted sounds (such as stupid tv)
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