@erinep My husband creates like a hive/igloo/pile of blankets and pillows on top of him. I actually have to exert some effort to un-bury him whenever I'm checking for signs of life. Though I have a wedge pillow + regular pillow so I have my own odd routine.
@ThatJenn Yes indeedy. The reason I know all of this stuff is that I have a big time mold allergy (like seriously, like my allergist saw my skin reaction to the mold test and warned me to be very careful) and thus well read on the subject.
@polka dots vs stripes MmmHmm and piling on, because why not? The brown stains may start as yellow discoloring on the pillow which is mold too. Or your cat/dog/partner/child is mad at you.
@cryptolect Yup. Knew that I was passing along quite the mental picture.
@Caitlin with a C I did not know about the tennis balls. Huh. Thanks!
@ThatJenn Ooh I need a new mattress too. Although I "need" one because it is ten years old and while it feels ok to me, I know when/if I got a new one I'd go "This is amazing! Why did I wait so long? blah blah blah"
Because I am THAT person...." They were all kinda icky: splotchy, brown, embarrassing reminders of humanity’s capacity for secretion." That is mold. Perhaps your secretions created it, if you drool a lot you get moisture on the pillow, moisture leads to mold which is the yellowy brown splotches. Or perhaps if you go to bed with a wet or damp head it can create it as well. Good news: If you have a cheaper fill pillow you can wash it in hot bleach water and dry it in the dryer until every. drop. of moisture. is gone. Then you will have a white and puffier pillow, albeit sometimes the filling shifts a bit. Bad news: if you have a down/memory foam/any kind of fancy filling you are crap outta luck. Next time buy the moisture barrier fabric pillowcases (not the vinyl ones, the crinkling will drive you nuts) made for people with allergies.
@erinep "If you are aware that there is one shop with four locations on Regent St, you’ll know where I got the bike." Ah. Hmmmm *touches nose with finger then does finger guns*. Gotcha'
@moreadventurous Well aside from the weird conversations it sounds like a great weekend. And from what I know of you, you seem awesome so any awkwardness on your part was an aberation.
@erinep When/if the eventual Madison meet up takes place you will have to tell me who the jerky store is. I will go there, ask 20 bazillion entry level questions, and then not buy anything. For vengeance! And justice! But mostly vengeance. But I am glad the bike is generally working out.