We got our own way of walking

Everyone does it just a hair differently, I suspect:

How different people are in their preferences. When I am out walking, I just want the quiet and the ambient sounds. But other people don’t want that; they want the sound of human voices or music. (Not worse, not better, just different.) However, when I’m working out in my house (on the cross-country ski exerciser) I must have music (or at least a news station on the radio, to get caught up on the news) because that is so boring to me that I need something else to think about.

There’s one circumstance in which you could consider if worse: distracted pedestrian strides into a light pole, or into the street.

And when I’m stuck here at my parents’ house alone, it helps to have the tv on (noise) even if I am just half-watching, because it distracts me from the pops and creaks the house makes — which are different from the pops and creaks my own house makes.

All houses have their own pops and creaks. I wonder if anyone has sought to turn this fact into some sort of forensic database.

6 comments

  1. McGehee »

    3 June 2019 · 4:28 pm

    Wait — those pops and creaks are supposed to only happen in the house?

  2. CGHill »

    3 June 2019 · 6:16 pm

    If they’re loud enough, they can come from the inside and still be audible outdoors.

  3. McGehee »

    3 June 2019 · 8:34 pm

    Believe me — mine can happen outside and be heard indoors.

  4. Francis W. Porretto »

    4 June 2019 · 4:19 am

    — All houses have their own pops and creaks. I wonder if anyone has sought to turn this fact into some sort of forensic database. —

    Charles! Must you give “them” ideas??

  5. Dick Stanley »

    4 June 2019 · 1:42 pm

    I like to read while tread milling. But music would work too.

  6. hollyh »

    5 June 2019 · 8:32 am

    Ah, the podcast. Best thing to ever happen to fitness walks. But, occasionally, I will pause it, to listen to the fabulous stylings of my neighborhood Mockingbirds. Unparalleled artists.

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