Deep Thoughts on a Rainy Walk

Thoughts on a Walk, humor, philosophy, random thoughts, Modern PhilosopherMy business managers, who are not allowed to enter The House on the Hill because I’d never want the money side of things to corrupt the creative flow, are always after me to add new features to the blog, Modern Philosophers.

They say that in today’s fast paced world, readers need to have shiny, new things dangled in front of them constantly to keep their attention.

I just want them to shut up and leave me alone, so tonight I bring you a new feature:

Thoughts on a Walk

I thought it would be fun to share what goes on in my mind as I’m wandering around the neighborhood collecting steps for my fitness routine.  Walking obviously gets my heart pumping, but it also gets my creative juices flowing.

I never know what might pop into my head as I’m roaming the streets, so this is a great way to let you inside my brain (but not in an invasive Being John Malkovich kind of way).

Keep in mind, on tonight’s walk, the skies were quickly darkening, the storm clouds were closing in, the wind was picking up, and there was thunder in the distance.

Now I give you, my Thoughts on a Walk

Why are people so opposed to walking in the rain?  I find it extremely relaxing, and after a long day at the office, it’s like the rain is washing away all the stress of work.

My coworkers won’t go for their usual walks if it’s raining, and they needle me for not giving a crap and going out in it anyway.  I always tell me the same thing: I’m not going to melt.  I’m wearing a hat.

Mind you, I’m not saying that the hat keeps me from melting.  I’m just suggesting that the hat is an added layer of protection against that harmful water that the authorities are always urging us to avoid!

Thoughts on a Walk, rain, humor, random thoughts, philosophy, fitness, Modern PhilosopherI really don’t understand relationships.  The fact that I haven’t been on a date since Melissa decided to stay in Ireland is mostly my fault, but now that I’m eager to date again, it just seems like no one is interested.

I know I’m not the most handsome guy in the world, but I’m funny, smart, nice, and I’ve lost all this weight.

Women seem to gravitate to certain men, and I apparently defy that gravity.  I know people who are never without a significant other, but I can’t seem to drum up any interest from anyone.  I feel like I am immediately put into the friend zone or simply written off by any woman I meet, and I don’t understand why that is.  Get to know me.  How do you know I’m not worth your time?

The crazy thing, which is really why is mind is boggled, is two of the most beautiful women I’ve ever met fell in love with me.  So if I can attract them and they can see what a catch I am, why does every other woman I meet blow me off?  What did they see in me that the others appear to be missing?

Did I just get out of my mind lucky twice?  Should I not complain because the time I had with Rachel and Melissa is more than a guy like me deserves?

I am just so lost in this arena…

Thoughts on a Walk, relationships, dating, philosophy, humor, Modern PhilosopherSometimes I wish I wasn’t on this major health kick because a big bowl of ice cream or some Chinese food just sounds amazing right now.

Self control is very difficult, but I know it’s worth it.  A moment of weakness could destroy 13 weeks of hard work.

If I fall off the wagon, it might be impossible to get moving in the right direction again.

Please make General Tso’s Chicken less tempting!  I am a weak man at times, and those times are usually right around dinner…

Thoughts on a Walk, food, diet, health, philosophy, humor, Modern PhilosopherI can’t wait to get back to The House on the Hill so I can read a few chapters of The Circle.  The book is a real page turner, and I find myself getting lost in its pages out on the porch.

The other night, I looked up from my reading, and it was pitch black.  I’d read for so long that the sun decided it couldn’t wait up for me any longer.

I’d like to see the movie.  I can totally picture Emma Watson at Mae as I’m reading.  That would be a cool date movie.  Now if I could only find a date…

Thoughts on a Walk, Emma Watson, The Circle, philosophy, humor, random thoughts, Modern PhilosopherI really think this working my walking routine into my blogging world is a great idea.  In fact, I just thought of a way that I could use this in my TV show if WABI ever decides to move forward with it.

I’m going to email Steve when I get home and tell him about it.  Maybe that will spark some interest on the network’s side and we can re-open discussions about the show.

That would be pretty awesome!  Imagine a world where I have my own TV show.

How weird is that?

Thoughts on a Walk, random thoughts, humor, philosophy, Modern PhilosophersIt’s really starting to rain now, Modern Philosophers, so I’d better wrap this up and go close some windows.  It’s not like I can count on the interns to actually do some work around here.

If you have a sec, drop me a line in the comments section and let me know what you think about this new feature.  Should I keep it?  Should I tell the business managers to go away and leave the blog’s content to me?


About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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28 Responses to Deep Thoughts on a Rainy Walk

  1. cbiz50 says:

    Keep it! Fantastic new direction

  2. The best things in life often happen when you least expect them. Take a few more walks, rain or shine, and look for all the positives you find.

  3. I think you have told the business managers to go away and leave the content up to you. And now some of your content includes thoughts while walking in the rain. ~~dru~~
    ps, you’ll never go out on a date if you don’t ASK someone on one or are you the kind that waits until you’re asked?

  4. Thank you for taking us on this walk, Austin – that was really kind of (weirdly) fun!

  5. davidprosser says:

    Screw anyone else Austin. You decide what goes in your blog. Having said that, this was an enjoyable detour round your mind.

  6. I liked The Circle as well. It was a page-turner. I haven’t watched the movie yet.
    And I miss my daily walks in the PNW rain.

  7. You are very Versatile and unique writer.
    Well done. Keep it doing.

  8. Roisin Black says:

    Leave the business managers to the business end of things and you look after the writing end of things! You wouldn’t tell them how to business so why do they think they can tell you what to write! And on women – yeah – women are weird! Ha ha ha! If you managed to attract two wonderful women thus far in your life then you’ll do it again – in time.

  9. Roisin Black says:

    Ha ha ha! I don’t suppose it is! 🙂

  10. Linda says:

    I enjoyed the walk with you….keep it. And, I love the rain.

  11. Hi Austin, this is the first time I have ever read a blog post, and I enjoyed it very much. I am inspired to take a walk and see what my mind speaks to me. look forward to reading more of your content. Peace 🙂

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