Monday Fun Fact #1: This weekend I twisted my foot somehow. I’m not exactly sure how I did it. All I know is that I went to bed on Saturday night with a perfectly fine left food, and when I woke up on Sunday, it was not perfectly fine. It wasn’t horrible, and it wasn’t swollen, it just ached, and hurt a little bit when I walked. It’s better today, but not 100%. I told one of my friends, and she said, “Maybe you injured it sleepwalking!” I used to sleepwalk every once and a a while as a kid. I hope I’m not sleepwalking now. Specifically, I hope I’m not sleep-eating, like all those people who take Ambien. I don’t take Ambien, and I haven’t noticed any food disappearing from my fridge of cupboards, but these are the sorts of things I think about.
Monday Fun Fact #2: Around 3,000 people a year are treated for toothbrush-related injuries. This is according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Most of the injuries happen when people slip and fall while brushing.
Monday Fun Fact #3: It’s a miracle my friend’s car wasn’t stolen yesterday. This is the same friend who brought up sleepwalking. Let’s call her Jody. That’s not her real name. I won’t use her real name, because she’s a little embarrassed about the story I’m about to tell. Yesterday, Jody and I went down to Orange County, bright and early, to go to a performance of a musical that a friend of hers was written. Jody drove. The performance was near South Coast Plaza, an enormous mall, and we parked at the mall because parking there is free. We arrived just as the mall was opening, at 10am, so we got a great spot, right next to an entrance. We walked across the street and down the block to the show, had a lovely time, wandered back over to the mall, had lunch (salad with grilled shrimp for me), and then headed back to her car to drive back. Over four hours had elapsed since we arrived.
As we approached the car, we saw a security guard standing next to it. That’s weird, we thought. We said hello as we got closer, and the guard said, ‘Is this your car?’ Jody said that it’s hers. The guest said, ‘Is it supposed to be running?’ Jody stopped in her tracks. She put her hand on the hood. It was warm. The car has been on and running for the past four hours. Jody reached for the door, and it opened. It was unlocked. To be fair, it was a Prius, and that’s the quietest car I’ve ever been in, and Jody bought it 2 weeks ago and was still figuring it out, especially the part where there’s a button that you gotta press to turn the car off!
I felt a little bad that I didn’t notice that the car was still on when we first walked away, but it’s not the sort of thing that I ever think about. I’m just glad the car was still there when we returned!
Monday Fun Fact #4. I brought kumquats to work today. Thanks to my friend Robert’s kumquat tree, I have a lot of kumquats!
I also brought a ton of carrots (regular orange baby carrots, not the rainbow ones), and a salad I threw together really quickly with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and green beans. I’ll have to make a quick stop at the salad bar to compliment my lunch with protein of some sort. I hope they have kidney beans. I’m really hoping for kidney beans.
Keep it up, David!