In back of Tall Tales headquarters, on Wednesday, when it was close to 70 degrees, in January, in Kansas, and I was off. Sigh. I spotted the cardinal while I was outside "getting some sun on my pineal gland".
The truth of the matter is there is no way to get actual sun on your pineal gland because it is located deep in the middle of your brain. But somehow Chris and I got in the habit of saying that and it stuck. If you have been married over 30 years, you and your spouse have ridiculous sayings like that too. Don't try to deny it.
Getting "sun on your pineal gland" is like "taking the waters", a therapeutic treatment, so to speak. Please feel free to use this saying (and therapy) in your home now that I have introduced it to you. In case you are wondering, it's pronounced pie-knee-ul when it is associated with sun therapy. I wouldn't say it like that in front of your family doctor though.