The Stranger | Music Monday

The Stranger :: Who ARE You?

I’ve been breaking a sweat in the new home gym and have surprised myself. I CAN workout sorta hard on my own. Gotta say, it feels good! The BF+ and I haven’t really worked out together…. We’ve sorta crossed paths working out, but I’m careful to not get in his way. He is very focused on his routine and does not stray from it. Me? Well, I have no problem picking up a jump rope or kettlebell and getting out of the way, but… I’m staying clear of him for now.

Sooooo – back to Music Monday.

I hopped on the spin bike for a warm up and turned on my short song playlist – a favorite of mine – since I have a SHORT attention span. As a reluctant exerciser, short songs are one of my trickery tactics.

And this song came on….

The Stranger by Billy Joel

Well we all fall in love
But we disregard the danger
Though we share so many secrets
There are some we never tell
Why were you so surprised
That you never saw the stranger
Did you ever let your lover see
The stranger in yourself?

So I LOVE this for a workout song – strange I know….

Love the easing into it – the time to breathe in, breathe out, and prepare… for the climb.

But the timeliness of this song was not lost upon me.

After 15 years of being with the BF+, we are now shacking up. And believe it or not, we are learning new things about eachother.

What I’ve learned about the stranger….

  • He likes David Bowie (I had NO idea!)
  • His favorite flower is a hydrangea (we have a lovely one in our kitchen)
  • He eats even more than I could have ever possibly imagined
  • He relaxes by vacuuming (how lucky am I?)
  • He showers a lot
  • He really loves my kitty

Now if he blogged, he could tell you what he’s learned about me. But since he doesn’t…. I’m guessing one thing is that he could never imagine how completely satisfied I am lying in bed with a cup of coffee, my ipad, and the Sopranos. Seriously, I am very easy roomate….

That said, I don’t think there’s anything about our TRUE NATURE that would surprise the other – at least I hope not. I actually think that’s the main reason we are both so comfortable starting our new chapter together.

So here’s to The Stranger

Have you ever learned something new about someone you thought you knew really well?

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  1. misszippy says:

    This is a really sweet post. I’m glad the new home and new routine are working out for you both.

    Sometimes I think it’s amazing that we can know someone for years and still discover new things about them. Amazing and great at the same time!
    misszippy recently posted..Too much fun!

    • Kris says:

      Aw thanks! Yes, we are settling in… figuring out our “space” and routine. It has been quite interesting actually. I’m glad he’s the vacuumer :)

  2. You ARE a really easy roommate! I know this by virtue of having spent a few nights with you… it makes me an expert. Having “known” you for probably 1-1/2 years now, I can say without reservation that you sound the happiest ever. Booya!
    Suzanne @WorkoutNirvana recently posted..Fitness Mind Games: What’s Your Next Move?

  3. I agree – such a sweet post & so wonderful to fit together so well!!! LOVE!

    Saying that, I am like your BF – very focused in the gym so stay out of my way! ;-)
    Jody – Fit at 54 recently posted..Love AND Self-Love!

  4. Sounds like you are really enjoying…thanks for sharing the learnings you’ve both had! I love that song. I love your approach to exercise. And I love lying in bed with a cup of coffee too.

    Happy week-end.

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