Thursday, December 22, 2011

When in Doubt: Make a List

RADIOLAB: Laughter by Nick Iluzada
RADIOLAB: Laughter, a photo by Nick Iluzada on Flickr.

It’s nearly the time of year when we all make brave/bold/ambitious New Year's resolutions. I tend not to because I never see them through so I’m making a different type of list this year. This is my 1st annual Things I'm Glad I Learned this Year Which I'll Hopefully Remember Next Year list. I hope it catches on.

  • The best reading is re-reading.
  • Renovating is great in theory. Shitty in practice.
  • You can get sick of eating ribs.
  • Turning the computer on and off a few times often fixes the problem.
  • It's important to be kind to everyone. Especially to those who you know don't feel the same.
  • If you're not failing, you're not living. Or trying hard enough.
  • Bad meals will put you in a foul mood and should, therefore, be avoided.
  • Bad movies can be enlightening.
  • Happiness is a choice.
  • Bacon makes everything better.
  • Kids are smarter than you think.
  • Nothing feels better than waking up next to someone who you know loves you.
  • Swimming naked is better than with a bathing suit.
  • Kids can be jerks, too.
  • Sleeping in a hammock is very satisfying.
  • A chipmunk landing in your hammock while sleeping? Not so much.
  • Making someone laugh is The. Best.

Anything to add?


  1. Laura, I'm laughing all the way across the USA in Texas. Can you hear me now? Thanks! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!