My friends and readers are truly the best:
Hey Robert, thought you might like to see photos of a Century Plant on my street, it just grew a big spike a couple days ago, getting ready to bloom. Will send you more pics when it blooms if you want.
I got up on a short retaining wall to take the pictures and when I hopped off it jabbed me in the arm. Didn’t even notice at first but it got me pretty good, must’ve hit a blood vessel.