I did something today that I bet you didn't do. No, not the thing with the trampoline and the Chinese men's diving team - that is so last week.
No, today I harvested bananas!
Yes, I am lucky enough to live in one of the tiny little sections of the continental US that are semi-tropical enough for banana culture. My 2 banana trees are the Cardaba variety, also known as apple bananas. You don't see them in stores because they are short, fat, and bruise easily.
I took some to work and my Hawaiian co-worker almost cried with happiness. Apparently they are a Food From Home for her, something she never gets. THAT was cool.
I let the better part of 2 bunches (by which I mean bunches of about 60 bananas, not "hands" like you see in the grocery store) rot on the tree, simply from not noticing they were ripe. I mean, "Keeping track of banana ripeness" is just not on my daily schedule, usually. From now on, I promise to be more diligent.
Today I also went to the 99 cent store for some Halloween decorations. If you want to know where all the local crackheads hang out, apparently it is the 99 cent store. I saw 2 people doing the full on chicken-head thing, a lady who could have had a walk-on part in "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" and a guy wearing a turquoise spandex mini-dress. He was there the last time I went, too.
But I got some cool decorations. My favorite is a sign that looks like it is carved from stone that says "Asylum." Of course it is going up at work.