I’ve been meaning to start keeping a log of the various Day-Glo-colored objects I spot while making my way through the world. On one hand, it seems like the sort of thing that could lead to an odd compulsion, but on the other, it could be a neat resource to draw from when it’s time to start doing school visits.

Monday would have been a good day to begin the log. Day-Glo items I spotted included a jogger’s pullover, the air hockey tables at a bowling alley, and a garage sale sign in my neighborhood. I’ve also got a Day-Glo paper bag that seems like it would be a good start for a collection of things to haul into a classroom. But my wife has drawn the line at risking blindness by knitting me a Day-Glo orange sweater.