You know how sometimes things dawn on you in stages? This morning I stepped out of the shower onto my bathmat, and something didn't feel right. My left foot felt warmer than my right foot. Warmer and softer. Kind of a squishy softness. Up in between my toes, even. It was a feeling I had never gotten from my bathmat before. I looked down, raised my foot, and saw the source of my confusion. And then I saw Bernice sitting in the doorway, looking at my foot with an expression that said "Dude! That's vomit! Why would you want to plant your foot right in the middle of it? Man, I thought I was strange!"