Because I want to spare you from experiencing some of the things I endured over the last few days, I post “Things I Learned This Week” each Saturday. It’s educational, sometimes insightful and for some reason, always makes me look pathetic. I hope that at least one item on this list will make your upcoming week much easier. So here are the “Things I Learned This Week” for the week of 1/7/07-1/13/07.
! I learned that when my wife allows her cat to sleep between us under the covers that no matter how much I cower and keep to my side of the bed, I’m still going to get bit.
! I learned that when a fish dies in our tank, it needs to be removed immediately to avoid prolonged discussions with four year olds about the meaning of life, eternity and heaven.
! I learned that companies make fireplace tools for a reason. Apparently fingers and hands are not meant to be the tools one uses to adjust logs upon the fire.
! I learned that I should not share with my coworkers that I’m skipping lunch with them so I can go buy more PEZ. Trust me, it’s wrong on so many different levels.
! I learned that Southern Californians are not prepared for snow or ice when it falls well below the normal higher elevations. You’d think we’ve never seen the stuff before.
! I learned that I should not bring in candy for the office to share when that same candy was given to me as a gift by a coworker (for Christmas three weeks ago).