Meeting People

May 16, 2015

I “know” a fair amount of people from swimming. I have been told their names before and more often than not, I forget them right away. A lot of people know my name maybe it is because I am in one of two pools seven days a week or that I am easily recognizable.

When I meet someone who I feel wants more than the “I am Matt” I feel obligated to give them my medical history but more often than not I don’t give it to them. 

I mean, it has its pros and cons. I feel like its putting too much on the table upfront and if they really want to be friends I will be happy to share in due time. I honestly don’t have a problem telling whoever the first meeting to avoid the wrong assumption.

It is just another added element in the life of someone with dystonia.
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My goal for the summer is to get to 10 miles a week swimming. Last year my high was 8.5.

Keep Austin ____

May 10, 2015

I enjoy Austin. It is a city that really caters to being outdoors and for eight or more months a year its perfect outdoors weather. Whether you are running around the trail, swimming laps at one of the many city pools or just enjoying a park its probably one of the best cities for doing such things.

Austin is a city full of people with peter pan syndrome. Everywhere. That annoys me. 

People who have lived here for longer than the influx of people say “Well, its Austin” when it comes to anything taboo or suspect about an action or people that may be considered questionable. To me its just justification for said behavior.

If I had kids I certainly wouldn’t want them to grow up here. The popular public  pools are great and are well kept but say for a kid who is a sponge of their environment, I certainly would not. 

At one of the big pools girls are very free to walk around topless and do it often.I Don’t mind but for some kid?

 There are also these old men who wear thongs or less (its the width of a shoe lace and goes around the guys waist and down and in the front there is a small cover) . The thong men are everywhere. I think they just walk around to get peoples attention but the shoe lace guy does laps year around at one of the lap pools. Where a few feet away is a large kids area. 

Today, as I was getting out and getting ready to go, shoe lace guy was doing laps in his own lane (I wonder why) and there was someone getting undressed to get in. 

By the time I was all together he had womens bikini bottoms on. I could only tell because there were ties on each hip. I wonder if he got in the lane with shoe lace bikini?  

Glad I didn’t stay and see.