Something happened to me that has never happened to me before in Eugene, and has only rarely happened to me in other places we’ve lived.
I saw someone I know out in the wild.
And on top of that, she came over to me first! My facial person was just leaving the dog park, and she saw me stretching, so she came over to say hi. And I met her dog. I’ve said this before, but I almost NEVER run into people I know when I’m just out, and in a year, I’ve never seen anyone I know in Eugene. I suppose that could be because I hardly know anyone in Eugene, so the odds are against it. But it was nice! And only mildly awkward!
So that was surprise #1. Surprise #2 was this gadget I saw on my way home, one whose inventor was BRILLIANT and should win prizes.
Look, Ma, no training wheels! The dad was riding slowly ahead on his bike, the little kid was teetering along on his, and the mom was walking behind the kid, ready to grab the handle (which she did a couple of times).
I never liked training wheels. Too unsteady. And this is way handier than grabbing the back of the seat, right? So yeah, I am overcome by the brilliance of this simple idea.