It’s the end of the month, and that means it’s time to share what we’ve learned! Remember, this is a place to share all kinds of learning, both the silly and the serious. I lean toward sharing the silly since I tend to share the serious every other day. But any and all learning is welcome.
Here are six things I learned in April in no particular order:
1. You know how my super power is looking at someone and knowing who their imaginary parents are? (see: Joy plus Scarlett equals Shakira from last month). Well here’s another one. If an angel and a hipster had babies, they would be Lennon and Maisy Stella.
First, look at them.
Second, listen to them.
(Here’s a video for proof):
2. I took the Enneagram – the long version, not the free one – and learned I am a four wing three. Also learned Meyers-Briggs INFJs (me) often test as 4 wing 3s, so that was interesting. I have more thoughts and grievances about this, but not for today.
3. Sharpie Gel Highlighters. If you haven’t used them yet, they are like highlighting with magic florescent butter. Amazing.
4. Trying something new isn’t nearly as terrifying when you do it with others. I’ve learned a lot launching Hope*ologie this month, but that is probably the biggest takeaway so far.
5. The sitcom laugh track is a game changer. To laugh track or not to laugh track? Growing up all the shows had the laugh track, but now they don’t. When I go back and watch the old shows, I’m all, Those people are so annoying with all their laughing and carrying on. And then I learn that this laugh track issue is hotly debated.
Even though Friends taped in front of a live audience most of the time, I’m pretty sure they filled in with a laugh track. Here’s a clip from Friends without any laughing at all: creepy or compelling? (video below)
6. And then I found this soundboard where you can make your own audience sounds and played for far too long.