Lesson: If I want to inflict my nerdiness on others (and say, force friends to watch Game Change with me), then free food and wine is the best bait.
Lesson: Using one’s turn signal is a sign of weakness. Doing so implies that you’re asking permission for an action…and no one asks permission for anything on Route 66.
Lesson: When new people discover I’m Catholic, I must learn to accept that at least a few of them will immediantly (and unfortunately) associate me with Rick Santorum.
Lesson: It is apparently not socially acceptable for me to start knitting a baby blanket for fun…especially if a baby recipient that does not exist yet. Instead, I just tell people I’m making a scarf for a giant. This confuses them, but at least it doesn’t creep them out.
Lesson: FYI, the calories in Trader Joe’s vegan dark chocolate covered cranberries do NOT actually count. Also, the box contains two servings – not nine like the nutritional label foolishly says. Emily D. taught me that.*