What does it say about me if I get so friggin’ excited or bummed-out over the same dumbest thing every friggin’ day?

Does it mean that I’m finally old? Is this all the excitement that getting old entails?

Does it mean that I just don’t seem to have much of a life at all right now that such little things would get my heart going?

Or maybe it means that I’ve completely lost connection with reality. We all know that day is inevitable for me. I don’t know.

What I do know is that this morning… today… I. AM. AWESOME. Beyond awesome. Wanna know why?

See this?


That’s the view of my bathroom every day as I shower. Nothing too spectacular, I know. Mundane even, I suppose. But get this…


That’s right.


That’s how many days in a row now I have nailed basketball shooting my daily shower flosser toss into this garbage can from the other side of the door.


Every day I brush my teeth in the shower. Hey, don’t knock if if you haven’t tried it. There is not much better than feeling 100% clean.

I also keep a soap dish in my shower full of those little plastic flosser thingies (it keeps ’em dry and free from fuzzy growth).

Every day I floss in the shower after I brush. I’m barely a hero for that.

And then…

When I’m done flossing…

I psyche myself up…

I line up my shot…

I basketball shoot the little plastic flosser over the shower door…

And I see how many days in a row I can make it into the garbage can on the other side.

Seven in a row, my friends. That’s what I hit today. And it was a new record for me!

Yet another slow clap is not only welcome but I’d be shocked if you don’t do it all on your own accord.

I’ve been doing this for at least six months and I’ve never hit more than five in a row. But yesterday, I hit six! I would have done an involuntary back flip had the shower been big enough. And if that wasn’t sweet enough, today I hit seven! You’d have thought I just sunk the buzzer shot that took my team to the finals.

What does that say about me? Yeesh. I don’t know. But I’m on a 7-shot high that ain’t nobody gonna bring me down from. I wonder how long I can keep this streak going!

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 2 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!