Happy Birthday Larry!
There is only one occasion where we allow a free pass to having cake in the early morning. This past Sunday was Larry Dawe’s birthday and we decided to give the old bird a surprise morning celebration!
For those who don’t know, there’s a select group of individuals who are in the gym as early as 4am everyday like clockwork. They are the early bird club and Larry is their commanding general. To be honest, the whole group is comprised of interesting characters and the mornings wouldn’t be the same without them. From locker room antics, sports banter, politics, even history lessons (my age is showing), they are my morning espresso with a shot of alcohol.
I still remember my first memory of Larry. Picture this, my first shift opening the club and I had been instructed to make sure I turn on the music (I don’t remember who instructed me to do that, but I hope you had a good laugh, you wanker). In comes Larry light on his feet and quick like an old boxer. The very first thing he said to me was, “You must be new.” Turns out the morning group would rather tune into each other than tune out and I agree! It feels much more like a group of friends meeting at the bar, minus the alcohol (to my knowledge).
Cheers and thanks for many more mornings to come, Larry!