Do you know how to become the most uninteresting person? Tell your best friend the mile-by-mile account of the half-marathon you ran on Sunday. I think, in the past, she has patiently listened to me talk about how to stop the dogs from puking, how to put up baby gates in the kitchen, how to decide what shoes to wear and how to pick the perfect paint out from Home Depot (all of these conversations must have lasted at least 20 minutes, perhaps maybe even up to 45 minutes per conversation). By the time I got to mile 8 of the half marathon she declared – OK Doris, I’m really happy for you, but I’m not the right person to talk to about this. It’s so boring and I have no idea what you are talking about. I just had to laugh and say OK, OK, I’m done telling you, but I haven’t yet gotten to the best part! But if you insist, let’s talk about something else.