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I've been at home at night all week. Initial gestures at joining a real person gym have been made, though the geographic convenience is at the expense of assigned lockers and towel services. Vaguely cooking dinner, watching television (Jack Bauer & co. seems to be getting awfully close to the shark tank, Tyra Banks brought a live kangaroo into the models' loft, who knows what to think about Lost?), reading (finished What is the What after months, the DFW story in the New Yorker, which was only three pages and probably would have been fine to read on the web so long ago), and going to sleep early.

Thanks to the internet called Kottke, I watched the Arcade Fire's "takeaway show" [blogotheque], in which they perform "Neon Bible" in a freight elevator and "Wake Up" in the middle of a crowded auditorium. It's neat seeing them backstage, getting ready to perform, and Richard Perry tearing up a magazine as part of the rhythm section (he always seems to be the happiest one in the band, doesn't he?). I'm getting pretty excited about seeing them next [!!] week.

That website also has a street performance by the Shins [#] playing on the streets of Paris, which, even though my lack of planing leaves me crippled with anxiety, gets me pretty excited about going there next month, too.


How long are you going for?
not very long. a couple of weeks, three days are at a conference/meeting.
this has been a little bit of hermit week for a lot of people, it seems like. last night was the first time I had a drink all week and I went home at 10:30.

ha. no I used to go to the campus gym, but my membership expired upon graduation. I could renew, but it seems a little silly given that there's a 24hourfitness across the street from my office and the bus to campus takes 20 minutes.
I'm kind of excited that this near-office gym is both pretty inexpensive (compared to you $60/month luxury fitness center!) and has a saltwater pool. But no sweat towels, a big downer.
No towles???

Maybe that's what the $46 difference and price between my (old) gym and yours is all about.
possibly. It almost seems like a dealbreaker, but this really seems like a case of trading one inconvenience (towels) for another (20+ minute bus ride). I haven't investigated if there are any other gyms that have a convenient location, towels, not expensive, and a pool. I sort of doubt it.