Pieces of Wisdom

I came upon some wisdom on Friday and I wanted to share it.  The sentence you just read was supposed to remind me to do this, however, it’s now Monday and I have no clue what wisdom I am talking about.

Embarrassingly, I learned something from my own lack of wisdom.

Get it down!  Don’t abandon the idea, question, or light-bulb until you have some time to put together your thoughts in a meaningful way to share them.  I had something to say about something important and now I do not.  Why doesn’t this important something stick in my brain?  I really believed it would – hence the half-assed beginning of a post meant to be a ‘placeholder’ for something I most assuredly would not forget. 

This is not the first time this has happened. 

My brain is mean to me like that.  

The 2020 List (so far)

Well… Okay, it’s two days late. I have no resolution about tardiness. I also got zero feedback, which I understand because we all are working on our own lists!

This is The List so far. 

  • BE the sunshine
  • Make it a point to keep up with “Today’s Thought” in the sidebar
  • Clean something every day, not the usual cleaning – something extra tedious and time-consuming. You know, the things no one else will notice you did.
  • Take the time to get organized – stay that way
  • Reach out
  • Practice, practice, practice!
  • Meditate more
  • Slow Down my brain
  • Keep working on my listening skills

I wish all of my special readers (you know who you are!) the best year EVER in 2020!


♥  TTFN!  ♥

Things I Learned in College

But Not in the Classroom…

I learned a lot of stuff I didn’t really need to learn. If for some reason I actually need to know some of that stuff, it’s too late. I’m sure it is forgotten by now. This doesn’t bother me, because I don’t plan to return to college and be forced to remember. I took classes to get my degree, and I did.

It’s the obscure, not mentioned in class, or by professors, knowledge acquired by life’s circumstances & choices that I feel the need to pass along to my young adult readers. So they won’t be as naive and clueless as I was, upon entering college.

Towers-North Dorm

This 12-story building is actually four towers (North, South, East & West), they connect in the center. My BFF and I were room mates in North Tower, third floor, room 302. The streetlight closest to the building could be a flashlight shinning from our floor manager’s room. Oh, that reminds me …

  • If you must ‘moon’ out a dorm window – do it from someone else’s room.
  • Do not ever, no matter how much they whine and beg, do a guy’s laundry for him. Ever!
  • Think twice before sliding sideways wearing socks, on a waxed floor in order to pass by a friends room, while looking at them. It only worked for Tom Cruise, in Risky Business and that could have been faked. It did not end well for me.
  • Ideas you come up with as you drive back to the dorm from a beer bust, are usually not good to act on. Sometimes they could be considered crimes. But those can be hysterically funny. Pee your panties funny.
  • Coke-cola, or hot cocoa, will remove old bleach stains from ugly green floor tiles.
  • Barfing into a planter, outside of a Burger King, is humbling.
  • Do not accept a ride home from a guy you met at a Hoe Down [a.k.a go home with the person you came with]
  • Don’t date someone that treats you like dirt. No matter how cute they are
  • Vinyl record albums will not break when thrown from the 12th floor in anger
  • Good table manners you learned at home are not appreciated by your friends who want to “get to the party already!”
  • Don’t lean in when you are asked to smell someones ice cream. It’s a trap.
  • Small town drive-in movies do not show wholesome entertainment.
  • Frat guys will promise you anything to get you in their room. Then they pout when you really wanted to watch “The Grinch who stole Christmas” on their TV.
  • Chinese Fire Drills should make a comeback. We all can use more exercise.
  • Oh, and the most astounding thing of all? I had a 4.0 that year and the internet had not been invented!