Monday, December 15, 2008

Today I walked home from work. It's just over five miles. I didn't do it for physical fitness purposes. It was more for the mentally therapeutic benefits. I've been feeling pretty much like the family dog lately. I can't seem to do anything right. I don't mean to sound like Charlie Brown here, but I guess I probably do. Good Grief.

Walking was pretty nice. At first it was bitter cold, but by the time I got home, I was actually sweating underneath my down parka.

Speaking of "parkas," I think that's the first time I've used that word. But I remember the first time I heard it. I was six years old. We had just moved into my Grandparents' home and my grandma needed me to run across the street for something. I don't remember what. But I guess I didn't have a coat and it was Winter. Grandma wasn't about to let me step foot outside without a coat and she told me just to wear her "parka." It was orange. I didn't want to wear it because it was a womans coat, and her casually throwing the unfamiliar word "parka" around didn't help either. I don't remember what happened after that, but if I had it to do over again I'd wear the parka happily.

While I walked I listened to some music. I hit play and Radioheads In Rainbows album came on. It's a good album. You should get it.

Since I don't have much else to say, I'll just copy and paste some Radiohead lyrics and call it a night.

Bodysnatchers

I do not
Understand
What it is
I've done wrong
Full of holes
Check for pulse
Blink your eyes
One for yes
Two for no

I have no idea what I am talking about
I'm trapped in this body and can't get out
Ooooohhhh

Make a sound
Move back home
Pale imitation
With the edges
Sawn off

I have no idea what you are talking about

I'm trapped in this body and can't get out
Ooooohhhh

Has the light gone out for you?
Because the light's gone for me
It is the 21st century
It is the 21st century
You can fight it like a dog
And they brought me to my knees
They got scared and they put me in
They got scared and they put me in
All the lies run around my face
All the lies run around my face
And for anybody else to see
And for anybody else to see

I'm alive...

oh no no no no no no no no no no no no ma ma. (X3)

I've seen it coming. (x4)

3 comments:

LifeLightning said...

I agree.
Sounds funny to say such a short comment as a introduction to a comment, but I agree. I get it.

I am sitting in school, contemplating all the things i can't seem to get right and the things i don't have done, and a 5 mile walk out in the deathly quite sounds amazingly nice.

Wish i could just walk out of class right now and just walk away from it all.

I wish both of us good luck. We could us it eh?
-Taylor

LifeLightning said...

But i do think that i would be listening to "Fake Plastic Trees" or "Flitter Happier" --Radiohead instead.

Oh wait, i am.

The Calders said...

Dave,
Sorry about your recent circumstances...but all I can think of when you talk about walking is the Proclaimers.

Maybe if you walked around with glasses, and had like a twin brother, your mood would improve:)

Marty