She Looked At Me Like I Was Weird

It was a 7:30 am meeting and she yawned. She asked me why I didn’t look tired and I told her I’d been up for a few hours.

“A few hours?”

“Yeah, I got up at 2:50 am, read for a couple hours, and then worked out.”

“Do you do that every day?”


She looked at me like I was weird.

I think she might be right.

A quick internet search proved her case.  Here’s normal in the U.S:

  • Auto loans? The average is now $30,032 (CNBC)
  • Texting and driving? 33% of drivers admit to it (Huffington Post)
  • Credit Cards? $16,061 is the average balance (Nerdwallet)
  • Student loans? $37,172 average for outstanding student loans (The Economist)
  • Sugar intake? 150 pounds per year (USDA)
  • Book reading? 23% of Americans didn’t even pick one up last year (Gallup)
  • Voting? 42.5% of eligibles didn’t vote (Bipartisan Policy Center)
  • Television? 65% of homes have 3 or more televisions and 67% regularly watch TV during dinner. (
  • Children and television? The average child will spend 900 hours in school this year and 1,200 hours in front of a television. (
  • Health? 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure. (CDC)
  • The Simpsons? “The McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum found that 22 percent of Americans could name all five Simpson family members, compared with just 1 in 1,000 people who could name all five First Amendment freedoms.” (

Here’s to being crazy, weird, and a bit unorthodox. To the ones who might (just might) change the world.

I hope you’re weird too.

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