This is the seventh installment of my list of valuable information usually learned the hard way. Follow the links if you are interested in reading one, two, three, four, five, and six.
Cookie dough’s purpose is to hold warm chocolate chips together so they are easily eaten. • If you expect others to make you happy you will be endlessly disappointed. • Most kids want a pet, but nobody wants to empty the litter box, clean the fish tank, or pick up the dog doo off the lawn. • The advantage of being forgetful is that you can hide your own Easter eggs and you can re-read your favorite books again and again. • Sanity trumps nostalgia. • Red cars go faster. • How to test the value of an object--WOULD YOU PACK IT AND TAKE IT WITH YOU IF YOU WERE MOVING? WOULD IT BE IMPORTANT TO YOUR FAMILY IF YOU DIED? • Don’t compare yourself to others. They are more screwed up than you think. • It is easier to eat crow while it's still fresh. • Anticipation is often better than the real thing. • People who are happy to give you directions are not necessarily giving you the right information. • A mile up a mountain trail is much longer than a mile along a sidewalk. • Remember, you are unique, just like everyone else. • You know winter is about over when you get in your car in the morning and your drinking water is not frozen solid.