5:37 I see an unusually high amount of cars with a headlight out and I wonder if there is a reason for this. Perhaps I only noticed because it is now DARK at 5:00?
5:37 I wonder how to spell the word padiddle...does it start with a silent "t"?
5:40 I then realize I am confusing the silent "t" with the silent "p" as in the words pterodactyl or ptarmigan. (Yes it took three whole minutes to realize this...no judgement!)
5:41 The song "One Headlight" by the Wallflowers begins to run through my head and I try to recall if the band ever had another hit.
5:42 Is the band still together?
5:42 Is Jakob Dylan really the son of Bob Dylan...or did I just make that up?
5:42 Bob Dylan is still alive right? Surely I would have heard otherwise.
So as soon as I return home and hastily put away the groceries, I open Google and begin to investigate. Yes, Jakob Dylan is Bob Dylan's son and yes Bob Dylan is still alive and then I make a mental note to add a Bob Dylan biography to my reading list (that is if I ever read anything ever again since I still have not finished a book since August.)
But perhaps the most shocking thing I learned is that the word padiddle is NOT a noun which refers to a car with only one headlight but in fact is the name of a game. The rules of Padiddle the game are quite intense but basically boil down to this: you see a car with a headlight out...you hit the roof of the car...the last one to hit the roof takes off an article of clothing!
How did I never know this? Did I grow up that sheltered? Did my lack of male friends in high school contribute to my ignorance? Padiddle does seem like a coed game...I mean how often do you see three chicks cruising around the 'burbs taking articles of clothing off?
Am I the ONLY person who didn't know the real rules of Padiddle? Has anyone actually played by the real rules of Padiddle?
Obviously I do most of my thinking in questions.