Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fun Fact

According to the boundless wisdom of the internet, pirates wore eye patches for a reason. A really clever one, if you ask me. Evidently it has to do with your eyes adjusting to light. You know how when it gets dark all of a sudden after it was really bright you are completely blind for a bit? Well, apparently if you cover one eye it stays adjusted to the dark while you're out plundering in the light. So when they went below deck they just had to flip the ole patch up and they were all set.

I realize this piece of information, while cool, may see pretty useless. But let me tell you, as a weird pregnant lady who finds herself at the fridge in the middle of the night more often than I care to say (ahhhhhh milk), it turns out it's pretty handy. So I thought I'd pass on the word. If you find yourself prone to midnight one eye while you open the fridge. When you close the fridge you can see to pour your milk. And walk back to your room in the dark. Or you could just start sleeping with an eye patch*. YAAARRRRRGGGGHHH!!

*I suppose it's worth noting that I don't actually sleep with an eye patch, weird though I may be.


  1. I do this all the time for middle-of-the-night bathroom trips. Works like a charm.

  2. I'll have to remember that the next time I'm plundering. And by the way I had no idea you were prego, contrats!!

  3. Haha. I hope you heal soon. I didn't realize you were pregnant again -- congrats, super woman and super mom :)

  4. That's brilliant! My solution for midnight bathroom has tended towards 'just don't turn on the light if you can help it' (which entails sitting down to pee, you may now revoke my Man Card), but this sounds better.

    1. I pee in the dark too, but I don't really have to worry about my Man Status. I prefer it to the blinding bright in my one eye, but the fridge doesn't really have that option, so piracy it is.