Lessons Learned

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I will probably always learn lessons the hard way. I am extremely stubborn and proud, so it is often difficult to get through to me by just saying, "Umm, Rachel, that sounds like a dumb idea." I try to avoid dumb ideas altogether, but as a human, I tend to gravitate toward them like Hungryskirts to Double Stuf Oreos. (If you also follow my Tumblr blog, then yes, I am on a very big Oreo kick right now and am probably gaining ten pounds a minute as we speak so please shut up about it and my run-on sentence.)

That said, I learned quite a few good lessons this week, many of them the hard way. First, never tell people that you cried while watching Elf with your family. These people will mock you until you cry again, and then they will mock you some more. (I'm looking at you, Ryan.) Second, making fun of someone whose wisdom teeth just got pulled is not as easy as it sounds. Once you run out of chipmunk material, there aren't many other places to go. I suppose that explains why oral surgeons don't dabble in stand-up on the weekends. Third, Timmy Venture will not clean his own fish bowl, no matter how many times I threaten to take away his fake plant friend. And last but not least, do not start a list without knowing where it is going because you often end up going out on a lame note and looking like a dolt.

Gilligan

Gilligan

On lists: I agree. I've often started a list thinking I'd certainly have three or more items, preferably perfectly alliterative. But alas, those off-the cuff lists are all-too-often cut short at merely two items of pure genius, threatening to be adulterated by another, simply blundering, third item. SO, the solution I've found is to use full sentences, and then, if time permits, go back and re-arrange. However, time may not be so much of a factor as is my OCD nature taking over and the gumption to put a list in there somewhere, gosh-dangit!

Hope your day was a lovely one. Mind sharing some Oreos? :-)

sthorwall

sthorwall

You could tease Sanko by:
1) Offering oreos.
2) Playing awesome music by slapping your cheeks, which he can't do.
3) Making fun of him for crying during Elf. Oh wait...
4) Making lists of all the reasons he'll miss his wisdom teeth.

But, I recommend not doing any of these. Instead you should offer to make him smoothies and drive him to the movies and buy him jazz that sounds real groovy.

Joel

Joel

How did I not know about your Tumblr before now?? Subscribed!

MJ Klein

MJ Klein

Sanko might do well by convincing the parents that crushed Advil and whiskey shots are the only things that kill the pain.

Riyan

Riyan

I really wanted to watch Elf on Christmas, but there were like, NO networks showing it. Ironically, they are doing an Elf marathon on New Years Eve on USA. Why New Years Eve instead of Christmas? Beats me. But I pout at it.

Honeybuns

Honeybuns

I watched Deep Impact staring your husband Elijah Wood. It made me think of you.

Patti Ann

Patti Ann

oreos are so hard to stop eating.