I learned several things this past week.
:pencil: The people who work at Kinkos at 7am on Monday are a lot friendlier, more helpful, and less creepy than the people who work at Kinkos at 7pm on Thursday.
:pencil: Parents are more likely to sign a form if it looks like a letter from a teacher rather than a letter from a lawyer.
:pencil: I can donate blood from my left arm (99% of the time they use my right), but it’s probably best if an experienced phlebotomist sticks me on that arm rather than a newbie rooting around in my vein for a minute. Did not instill me with confidence. Ouch.
:pencil: You can get bubonic plague in Northeast Arizona currently.
:pencil: The state song of Maryland is sung to the tune of “O Christmas Tree” and is really quite weird. They tried to propose a “State Song for Children” in 2009 but it doesn’t look like it went through.
:pencil: Organizing our garage made a HUGE difference. I really only threw out one thing, the cover for the soft top on Brett’s convertible that he traded in in 2008 (probably should’ve included it with the trade in, oops). Yet we have a TON more space in the garage now. It’s all swept real pretty like too now. And it didn’t take that long.
:pencil: And just today I learned how to put a favicon (the little picture up in the address bar, for this site it looks like my black-eyed susan flower) in a subfolder. So now my book blog has its very own favicon (an apple!). And nobody would notice if I didn’t tell you, so I’m telling you.
What did you learn? :apple: