Here and There

Friday, August 04, 2017


I joined a gym in February and have been going regularly since then. It's fun. I never imagined I would enjoy exercise regularly, but I do. It totally clears my head, gives me a mood boost and I can tell my heart and lungs and muscles are stronger because of it.
I like to listen to music while I work out and I have a mix that I regularly fiddle with, although there are a few songs that work every time so they've been on there since the beginning:

"Your Voice" by MFBTY
"Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon
"Green Light" by Lorde
"Dukes Up" by Modest Mouse
"A Beginning Song" by The Decemberists
"Diane Young" and "Fantasy Fools" by The New Pornographers

These are weird songs, but for some reason they are perfect. I always wonder what people are listening to. Everyone I see is wearing headphones. What do you listen to when you exercise?

Can I also say, exercising is boring, hard and time consuming. But worth it.


I keep trying to write this poem about the words Earthling and Darling...I'll get there.  I'm getting better at not giving up when I can't capture it right away.  This one's been sitting there for awhile, but I'll keep coming back to it.  The pelican one came out okay and that one was hard.