Ridiculous Amount Of Stuff I Learned This Week

what-i-learned-this-weekFolks, every week I wonder if I’ll have enough junk information to share with y’all for Things I Learned This Week.

And every week, I surprise even myself with the ridiculous amounts of stuff I am still learning despite my 36 years on the planet.

And this is some good stuff, if I do say so myself.

1. The Pinewood Derby sponsored by the boy scouts is a super-duper big deal. So big in fact, that my sweet [seven year old, mind you] Stevie came home from scouts with a two page list of rules, regulations, and instructions pertaining to the design and assembly of the Pinewood derby car.

2. Likewise, the Girl Scouts are apparently pretty particular about the official start date of their annual cookie sell.  And, apparently their pushy mamas are ready to have a knock-down-drag-out if it means they can get one box ahead of the next gal.

Oh, Tagalongs, I cannot wait to be reunited with you!

In moderation, of course. (Ahem!)

3. If you are dining at TGIFridays and you decide to order the three course meal deal for $12.00, you should know that the amount of food that will be presented as part of the meal deal is more than enough for two people to share. It is a gigantic amount of food with portions large enough for two people.

4. If you and your hubby both order the meal deal at the TGIFridays and then decide that the remainder of both of your main courses will make a great lunch come Monday, you should probably remember to take the food with you when leaving the restaurant. 

5. Apparently the dryer in our home is not working properly. Because if it were, it would not be shrinking my clothes to a point that made them tighter in January than they were in December.

[McDaddy, perhaps we need to have this checked out!]

6. By clicking on the time-stamp of a tweet, you can get the URL link on Twitter.

7. When you have [dark] brown sheets on your bed, they will remind you of a Hershey bar every. single. night.

Or something else that happens to be brown.

8. If your seven year old zips his Carters jacket and the pull-tab breaks off of the zipper, the nice people at Carters will either send you a brand new jacket or fix the pull-tab and reimburse you for shipping.


If you own an iRobot Roomba and it decides to run only in a circle for the rest of its natural life, you should take the time to call iRobot and explain the situation. Once you explain your situation, you should fully expect the non-English-speaking-gal to attempt to sell you another Roomba at a discounted price. At this point, you should keep your cool, and be prepared to explain the situation again once the *English speaking manager guy takes the call.


Now, at this point, English speaking manager guy will again attempt to sell you another chassis for a discounted price. Once you let *ESMG tell you what he has to offer, you need to dig your heels in and stand your ground. After you get through the initial nonsense, you might want to mention the whole Boston iRobot Summit and the fact that you are a blogger with a blog. In a matter of minutes, ESMG will be asking where you would like your [free] new iRobot Roomba shipped to.

(My new iRobot Roomba showed up on my doorstep today!)

10. Peeling a banana from the bottom is easier than peeling it from the top and will actually cause the “strings” to adhere to the peel.

That’s it for this week.

You are welcome!


A big thanks to Jo-Lynne over at Musings Of A Housewife for allowing me to host Things I Learned This Week here at From Inmates To Playdates last week. I would also like to thank each of you who linked up to Things I Learned This Week here at my place. It was a lot of fun visiting each of your blogs.


  1. says

    Wow.. that’s a lot of stuff!

    4. I was a waitress once, and that was my biggest pet peeve… I hated it when people forgot to take their food!! But I do it now, too. Oops.

    5. My dryer is broken, too! I had to buy a new pair of pants today because all of my work pants have mysteriously shrunk! Must be an epidemic.

    6. I was trying to figure that out the other day… thank you!

    9. Are you kidding me?! Ugh.
    .-= Becca´s last blog ..We interrupt this scheduled post… =-.

  2. Sara Anders says

    Must be a rash of broken dryers…. I hope it gets resolved soon… Definitely before all of the Girl Scout Cookies are delivered mid February (around here anyway).

    I love the banana tip! I had a manager at work tell me about it a few years ago. Avoids squishing the banana when we try to peel it from the “top”

  3. says

    I LOVE, LOVE tagalongs. It’s hard for me to get them though because no one I knows sells them anymore. I can eat a whole box at one time. Believe me, I have LOL.

    I’ve done the leave the leftovers numerous times. It really sucks when you realize it.

    Good thing to know about Roomba. When I first got mine I had trouble with it. I mostly did it through email but one time I did call. I could hardly understand the person. I’ll know what to do if I ever have to call again.

    Good things you learned this week.
    .-= Viki´s last blog ..Schedule =-.

  4. says

    GOOD FOR YOU for standing your ground! I’m glad that worked out, from what I understand those things are the Bees Knees 😉

    OH MY WORD. Don’t get me started on the *Cookie Nazi Scouts. I’m the co-leader in my 7 year olds troop {which means I have to attend every.single.meeting but get to actual recognition lol} and COOKIE MANIA has begun. I think by the time the cookies actually GET HERE I will just about DONE with *CNS LOL

    Love your header btw 🙂 Have a great week!
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..To The Scrap Cave, Robin! =-.

  5. says

    I remember scouts quite well as we have both boys and girls and while I love the cookies i did not like the battles of sales. Maybe we should check our dryer as well as mine fit a bit snugger as well

  6. Jean says

    Just had Fridays $12 meal — both of us — this past weekend! I FORCED myself to eat the whole thing, except I couldn’t go the whole dessert. Steve finished it at home because he had it boxed up. It is TRULY a large portion!! But delicious!!
    I discovered the banana thing, too! 🙂
    My dryer has shrunk my clothes, too! And hangars aren’t any better! Geez – I need to get back on my Wii-Fit!! And run on the treadmill across the street! And walk on the beach – even with a jacket. Also, I need a headband – cause the wind is ferocious at times. Gotta quit being lazy – help me, Lord.

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