Friday, May 26, 2006


Things I've Learned in the Past Month:

1. How to change a sewing machine needle.

2. How to adjust the tension on a sewing machine.

3. "Dry Clean" on a care tag is frequently just a suggestion.

4. Scars really aren't so bad.

5. Rosemary focaccia adds an entirely new dimension to a Croque Monsieur.

6. There is a wicked little man who lives inside the DVD player.

7. Lemon and grape go well together.

8. Everyone in the universe descends upon a specific local grocery store at a specific time on Sunday.

9. No matter how much milk I buy, it will ALWAYS be the wrong amount.

10. Staplers need to be treated with love.

Things I Haven't Learned in the Past 29 Years:

1. Always measure BEFORE cutting.

2. One simply cannot shower, shampoo, deep condition, and shave one's legs in 6 minutes.

3. Basil plants require constant attention.

4. Things that have to be charged are a pain in the ass.

5. All handbags will ultimately disappoint me.

6. My "things to be done" pile is not a magic pile that will simply do the things in it by itself.

7. Those little crunchy seeds on the bottoms of English muffins really do scatter far.

8. One should carry a pen at all times.

9. Cheap umbrellas are no bargain.

10. It is a bad idea to drink a glass of water right before bed.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, everyone!


Blogger mama_tulip said...

LOL. I love this.

There is a wicked man inside the DVD player, I sweardagod.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Alli said...

That was so fun to read!

1:59 PM  
Anonymous TB said...

You are a wise wise woman, and strangely, if you invert your two lists, you would have things that I have learned and not learned :o)

4:54 PM  
Blogger Mignon said...

What I learned: A well-made latte can dress up a bad grocery store cake.

What I should have learned: A well-made latte can not take a bad grocery store cake out dancing.

10:08 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I love Croque-Monsieur! When I went to England for Overseas Study, there was a tiny take-out sandwich shop that served them with extra cheese and a slice of tomato broiled on the top. Deee-licious!

And about the handbags, me too! Small ones end up being too small, large ones too large, etc. I'm never satisfied with my handbag.

P.S. I'm sorry I forgot to include you on my blogroll when I changed templates! You're back on as of now!

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Izzy said...

These are all thought-provoking in one way or another but #9 really resonates. I can't tell you how many cheap umbrellas I've gone through in my life!

5:49 PM  
Blogger wordgirl said...

Good things to remember. Just a few more days...and then....

12:36 PM  
Anonymous V-Grrrl said...

Things I have learned since living in Europe:

You eat your croque monsieur with a knife and fork.

Croque madame has pineapple, ham and cheese.

The ones in France are best because they cover the outside of the sandwich with cheese and then pop it under a broiler.

1:22 PM  

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