Hello, friends! A few days into November, it’s time to share what we learned last month. 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.What We Learned in October

 Here are six things I learned in October in no particular order:

1. Gerbils are extroverts and also would make great tributes in The Hunger Games. I didn’t learn this from experience, but I did learn in October that you should never get just one gerbil. They need to live in pairs, preferably a pair from the same litter because if you just put two random gerbils in a cage, they’ll fight to the death. I’m sure you all already know this but I did not. Wow.

2. Friends is coming to Netflix in January. Happy New Year!

3. Crime drama is just as interesting in a podcast as it is on TV. Maybe more so. Although I don’t really watch crime dramas on TV. But this has to be as good if not better. See: The Serial Podcast from the creators of This American Life.

4. I get super interested in podcasts when I have a deadline coming.

5. Speaking of podcasts, we talked with Leeana Tankersley on The Hope*ologie Podcast this month and I learned she is just as lovely as I hoped she would be. It makes me wish I could sit down in person with all of my favorite authors and learn from them face-to-face. You can listen to our conversation for free on iTunes here: When it Doesn’t Look Like Plenty.

Hopeologie Podcast with Leeana Tankersley