As someone who actively looks for others’ stories, I don’t always expect it when something noteworthy happens to me.

I live a generally nondescript life. Boring some might call it. But a week of vacation gave me the opportunity to leave “my office” and do some things.

Andy Steinke is features editor at The Herald-Palladium. Email him at asteinke@TheHP.com or follow him on Twitter @DecodingDadhood.