Things I’ve Been Learning Lately, vol. XVI


Hi, hi, hi!  I’m back.  Happy Friday!  How’s your world?  I hope it’s well and that you’ve been having fun and enjoying your October.

I think my favorite thing that’s happened to me this month is that I got called out for using my phone during a concert.  I was texting someone the address of the venue while the musician was in the middle of telling a story, so he joked that I wasn’t paying attention and that I didn’t care about his story.  It was a good time.

And then he covered “Folsom Prison Blues” and I died.  And THEN he covered “Mercy Street” by Peter Gabriel and I died even more.  I’m actually blogging from beyond the grave right now.

(P.S., if you don’t know Mike Mangione, what are you doing with your life?  Fix that right now.)


I haven’t really touched this blog much in the past three weeks (other than simplifying my tagline and changing my About page) because life’s been busy.  But last week I finally decided to start an editorial calendar for this blog, so I could plan and schedule posts.  So now that I have plans for posts, I should be able to return to posting pretty regularly.

Here are just a few things I’ve been learning for the past few weeks.

  • Traveling nearly two hours for retail therapy and lunch is worth it if you live in the middle of nowhere.
  • Finding ripe avocados in West Virginia is a really hit-or-miss thing. It makes me sad.
  • On the subject of un-ripe things, did you know that some bunches of green bananas just won’t turn yellow? The missionaries bought a green bunch one day thinking it would ripen but after two weeks they were still as green as the day we bought them.
  • I think baseball might be the one sport that even non-sport-fans like me can enjoy.
  • Jesus is so, so sweet. I’ve just started reading “He and I” by Gabrielle Bossis, and Jesus’ words to her are startlingly gentle.
  • There’s nothing like finding that you enjoy whiskey to make you feel like a real-life adult.
  • Adele is queen of everything.

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