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.
9. THIS IS A BIG ONE.
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.
STAY WITH ME, HERE.
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.