Aeroma (ayr oh’ ma) – n. The odor emanating from an exercise room after an aerobics workout.
So, it’s the third day of a new year, and many Musings readers are most likely working on their New Years resolutions to eat healthier and get more fit. Some of us might have loftier ideas, like to plan ahead, or to become more charismatic, but for those whom are sticking to the basics, you are most likely going to end up going to a gym or fitness centre someday within the fortnight, and you may encounter an aeroma. You could be passing by it, or even be part of the crowd creating it, but no matter what, this vaporous amoeba of odor will engulf your olfactory nerves in such a manner that you might consider rethinking those basic fitness plans for the new year, and try for something a bit more adventurous or cerebral. Outdoor hiking might create the same scent, but at least it won’t be contained into one compact space. Another great thing about outdoors workouts is the fact that there are plenty of other scents to mask the aeroma, like woods, flowers, animals, chemical pollutants, etc. So, good luck with those plans, and let us know how they work out for ya.