Thursday, November 03, 2005

Rewired Circuitry

I've been spending three to four evenings a week at 24 Hour Fitness for the past six weeks or so.

Not only am I seeing results in my body, but my mind as well. For one thing, I'm actually listening to those pep talks I give myself.

But the funniest of all the mental phenomena involves my circuitry.

We listen to Classical music at home. It's what we play on the radio. If we reach for a CD, nine times out of ten it will be a symphony or an opera. (The one out of ten could be anything from bluegrass to comedy.)

When I got a song stuck in my head, it would be a symphony or a piano sonata or, rarely, an operatic aria.

Since I've been exercising at the gym, I've noticed my circuitry has gone Techno.

This morning I made breakfast to the driving strains of "I'm turning Japanese, oh, yes, I'm turning Japanese, oh, yes, I think so."