Friday, June 28, 2013

Things I Learned in June

Thanks for getting us to the gas station, AAA!
1. I can justify paying $1.99/episode to watch a series on amazon prime that isn't yet free on Netflix. As my friend told me, people pay more than that to have a Starbucks every day. So, I am watching Revolution a few times a week, and I love it. And it's OK. I don't have to feel guilty for it. (Can you tell I have Depression-era parents? And that we do Dave Ramsey?)

2. I need to be a more attentive listener—or I need to fake it better sometimes. A friend's son recently told me that he can tell when I've checked out of a story because I get this blank look on my face. It's true. Sometimes I can't follow stories or I start thinking about something else while someone is talking, and I am sure I smile and nod at inappropriate moments. And sometimes I can't think of anything to say at the end of a narrative except, "Cool." He totally busted me. Please note: I'm a really good listener in general, but it's kind of like the car chase scenes in movies: sometimes stories go on and on so long that I lose track, especially if these stories are about hunting or the economy or such things.

3. I love teenagers. I didn't just learn that in June, but I've spent a lot of time with a lot of teens in June, and I am impressed with and grateful for them over and over again. They are funny and ridiculous and compassionate and dramatic and so loveable. For the most part.

4. If the gas gauge is on empty and you have no idea how long it's been like that, get gas at the first exit. Also, it's good to be riding with a friend who has AAA—and who makes you laugh a lot.

5. There is no Moe's in Cleveland, Tennessee, so don't wait for the exit with the Moe's to get gas.

6. The only way to start blogging again is to start blogging again.

7. Summer really only starts when everything else is done—and I never want to wait until the end of June to start summer again!

What have you learned in June? You can link up with Emily at Chatting at the Sky.


  1. I can also justify the same for purchasing episodes off of Amazon to watch. I don't drink coffee, smoke, drink, etc. so that is kind of my vice.

  2. Yes, ma'am--that's a totally justified expense. Like Diane (above), there are many things I don't spend money on, so I feel okay that I buy books ALL. The. Time. :) I don't usually "check out" on stories, unless they are about hunting, the economy, or involve math. Teenagers crack me up too. That's one reason I loved being a teacher.


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