Friday Things Considered: The Stephen Curry Edition

Not much of a sports fan, I can barely distinguish the Final Four from the Fourth Quarter. Case in point. . .

This week while having my teeth cleaned I heard a round of applause just outside the exam room door.  The dental staff is usually pretty supportive of my flossing technique, but I’ve never had them applaud before.

“Wrgh mymbn nyl?”

“Huh?” said the hygienist, removing various implements from my mouth.

“What’s going on?” I repeated. “With the applause and all.”

“Oh, that,” she said. “Do you follow sports?”

Rather than confessing that my interest in sports peaked decades ago when I was dating my high school football team’s quarterback, I just said “not much.”

“Well, there’s a Warrior’s player in the room next door—maybe you’ve heard of Stephen Curry?” she said, hopefully.

“Uh. . .sounds familiar.”


“You were sitting in the waiting room with him?”

I vaguely remembered a good-looking kid in a blue plaid shirt across from the door when I came in. Honestly,  I was pretty intent on finding out what was going on with Kanye and Kim in the coffee table tabloids.  So I didn’t get a good look at the guy.  Or a surreptitious iphone photo.

“I’m cleaning his teeth next,” said the hygienist  before quickly running a floride swab over my teeth and sending me on my way.   Clearly, she had cooler crowns to polish than mine.

So I “brushed” up against a celebrity sports figure this week.  Sorry that chance encounter was lost on me instead of bestowed on a bonafide Golden State Warrior’s fan.  But it confirmed once again that there’s a whole world of things and people to learn about.  Like:

1. B.Y.U.’s Animation Department  – the Pixar farm team

2.Gnomeophobia at the Chelsea Flower Show

3. Finding Vivian May

4. Fast food phenomenon: Doritos Locos Taco

And just to get you up and dancing on this holiday weekend–

5. Daft Punk/Pharrell Williams “Get Lucky” Supercut Video

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! 



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One Comment

  1. Michelle
    Posted May 27, 2013 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    Stop distracting me. I loved the NYT article on Mormon animators, and the Doritos Locos piece. Thanks for being so eclectic. Oh, and I LOVE your brush with fame — thank goodness someone was there to let you know about it!

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