Let’s Share What We Learned in November

November is almost over so it’s time to share some things we learned this month. Here are 11 things I learned in November, in no particular order. Scroll down to add a link to your own post of what you learned this month as well.

1. Hot dogs or legs? is one of the funniest things on the internet. There may be a better link for it, but this is the Facebook page. And then you decide: Are they hot dogs or are they legs? I die. (Thank you for telling me about it, Annie Downs.)

2. There may not be a ton of things I know for sure, but three things you don’t mess around with: turning on red, speeding in school zones, and jury duty.

jury duty

3. I’ve never been in the midst of a more obedient group of people than sitting the jury assembly room. When you know there are judges in the building, you are quiet and follow rules and do as you’re told. Also, they pay you for jury duty. I did not know this until I received a $12 check in the mail from David L. Churchill, the clerk of superior court of Guilford County.

4. Trading the word “if” for the word “when” makes a big difference.

5. Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Godwin (for Once fans, that’s Snow White and Prince Charming) are expecting a baby together in real life. What?! I had no idea they were together. I’m so behind.

6. Planning for the barn was the most fun I’ve had planning for an event ever. In my whole life. I’ll let you know when I figure out exactly why.

7. Sometimes I write because I have something to say, and other times I write because I want to remember how to see.

8. C.S. Lewis was terrible at math.

9. When I travel, I prefer to fly to seasonally appropriate places. I learned this when I went to Tampa last month and, though it was lovely, it felt wrong to be so warm in October. In other words, I’m the opposite of a bird.

10. And finally, I have learned this month that I am more at peace with what I don’t know than I have ever been before.

11. (Updated to add) I saw my first double feature last week and I highly recommend it. A group of girlfriends and I watched Hunger Games and then stayed right on for Catching Fire and it was super fun. I’m still not a fan of the casting for Peeta, but I liked him 2% better in the second film than I did in the first. So that’s improvement.

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  1. says

    Oh.my.lanta. Hot dog legs has me rolling. I can have skinny legs again!

    I think even more of C.S. Lewis now (if that’s possible). I do mental math in my head to figure out my parents age all the time. I used to just know.

    We watched Hunger Games last night. 2% more? That’s an improvement. I don’t know if that will happen for me. We’ll see.

    Thanks for hosting. I learn so much from everyone else.

  2. says

    I love this link up and I’m not afraid to admit it.

    Yeah for double features. This reminds me of my drive-in days back in Indiana. Sigh…they even had swings.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. says

    I don’t even CARE about Hunger Games (wah wah) but I DO care about celebs and I’ve always thought the Peeta guy seemed…not right.

    Okay, that sounded too mean. But you know what I’m trying to say.

    Also woefully mis-cast: Nicholas Brody in Homeland.

  4. says

    Loved your list. I finally got picked for a jury, and what learning experience that was. I had no idea that if you touch a police officer in any way, it is considered battery. The way actual laws read kind of blew my mind.

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

  5. says

    Months and months of this and I still haven’t paid attention! I need to start a list on my phone or something.

    Hot dogs or legs is ridiculous. I had to turn away.

    Planning to finish A Million on my plane flight home and also planning to wear waterproof mascara. You kill me, Emily.

    #6 Can’t wait to hear!

  6. says

    Oh my word. Hot Dogs or Legs cracked. me. up. I’ve never seen something so ridiculous (who thought of that?!) or so funny. My legs are way too white to be confused for bronzy hot dogs. Mine look more like weisswurst.

    You know you want to know what that is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weisswurst

    AKA: white sausage
    That’s me.

    These link-ups are way too much fun. Thanks, Emily!

  7. says

    I learned in November that one is never too old to learn something new. Or remember something forgotten. Or regain something lost. I didn’t know how parched and hungry I was until I read this feast called a million little ways.

    Thank you, Emily.

  8. Joy says

    Love this.

    How can I read the C S Lewis blog? It looks like you have to be invited. I’m a big C S Lewis fan and you’ve piqued my curiosity – help! :)

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