Friday, July 06, 2007

This morning I began to kick around the pros and cons of biking to work everyday. I'm starting to see more and more people do it ,and considering I live about 15-20 minutes away from my job, I think it is definitely worth thinking about. The obvious con is the fact that I'd be sweating profusely before the work day even started, although there are showers here at work. The other con is if I wanted to shower here, I would have bring a change of clothes, which is kind of difficult if I am biking. The pros are the great workout I would get, and of course a more scenic route to work than the underground one I usually get. Plus I would be biking hard, but not Lance Armstrong hard, so the sweat I'd accumulate(days like today not withstanding) would be manageable I believe. I think I am going give it a shot in the next couple of weeks or so, and see how I like it. The vanity side of me does NOT want to wear those Star Wars storm troopers bike helmets, but I suppose since its the law I have to do it.

My mother is supposed to preach this Sunday at 11am, and the combination of it being the last time she preaches in the church and the emotion that goes with it, means that this will be VERY emotional for her. I need to get her flowers, take her out to eat, buy some Kleenex, and anything else I can think of, because I know she'll be a mess and justifiably so. As a man, there aren't many times that we get emotional like that. I can think of 3 times I've really been overcome with emotion. 1)The fire, 2)Seeing the Pursuit of Happyness with my son, and 3)seeing my son 10 minutes after he was born. Aside from that, I pretty much keep my emotions in check which is totally unhealthy and dangerous as my therapist would say. My father is the exact same way, and I should know by now what the long term ramifications are for being like that. I'm rambling...

I remember seeing a 60 Minutes special on Michael Jackson and Thriller back in 1983, and Quincy Jones told a story about this particular song. He said Michael was so embarrassed about having to beg during the last 2 minutes of the song, that he had to lock him in a room in the dark to get it out of him. He also said it made Michael Jackson very uncomfortable and its one of the reasons MJ and Quincy don't work together anymore. Its not that there are hard feelings, its just that MJ does NOT like being out of his comfort zone and Quincy like to be in control. So when you hear the last 2 minutes of this song, and MJ is begging and pleading on this song like he NEVER has on any other song, think about that.


hadassah444 said...

do the bike thing and damn I would love to hear what she has to say.

Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend!!!

TM said...

I love my deluxe addition Thriller CD. Great extras on there. Good luck with that bike plan. Although driving behind bikers during rush hour is one of my top pet peeves.