Philip Brewer's Writing Progress


Saturday, 08 March 2003

All winter I've been sluggish and slothful, seizing on any excuse to skip exercising, and just about everything else, too.

In the past week it's been like someone turned a switch. I'm not exactly full of energy, but I want to do stuff now.

Today we went and lifted weights first thing, our fourth workout in just over a week. It was good. They installed an assisted pull-up machine which I've used the last two visits. It's been a long, long time since I could do a chin-up or a pull-up, but I'm working my way back toward them.

I'm guessing that it's the end of winter that's doing this, although I suppose giving up the caffeine could have something to do with it.

Jackie and I rented "The Banger Sisters", a great movie about two former groupies, one who's still living that lifestyle and another who married a lawyer. It's also got a delightful subplot about a 50-year-old failed writer coming home to confront his father. I always love a story with a realistic portrayal of the writing life. Besides that, it does a wonderful job with one of my favorite themes: remaking yourself.


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