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Tinalles
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:48 am    Post subject: Lessons Learned Reply with quote

It occurs to me that everybody learns embarrassing lessons from time to time. And it'd be interesting to hear about them. I'll start!

Among many other things, five years of graduate school has taught me that no matter how good you are, and no matter how much of a hurry you're in, it's just not a good idea to try eating a peanut-butter and jelly sandwich in the shower.




Yeah.



That particular experiment in time management was unsuccessful. But I did my part for science! XD
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

XD Tin, for that, you win regardless of the result.

I learned this when I was six:
Never slide face-first down a slide with another person. That's how I broke my collarbone.

Gleaned during first year:
Always take a robe or change of clothes with you when you need to shower. Even if there's only 4' between your room and the bathroom. Big towels simply won't cut if your family is having unannounced company.

Last week I learned:
Clean up after your D&D games; a d20 can fell a human just as well a zombie mini.

And that's enough Lithy-wisdom.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always keep an eye on your dog, because he can pee at the most inopportune times if you don't.

Bonus though, now my room is clean enough that he's in here with me!!! ^___^ Though the cleaning ladies haven't showed up yet. Hmmm...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Learned from my brother is Secondary School...

Never snog your crush if you've both got braces.

The results can be devastating.




...devastatingly funny! Pwned. XD

Also: Never try to hitch a sled to three rowdy foals. And don't let little white dogs out in three 4' of snow.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Learned when I was younger: Even the people who make fun of you will be nice if you cry.

. . . I hate it when that happens.

Learned in 2nd grade: Forever does not exist.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Learned 2 years ago:

Some things are trully important, others are just urgent, when they are both, you are in trouble.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I learned at the age of nine that if you want something kept a secret you DON'T TELL ANYONE. Especially if it's embarrassing.

They had been testing the fire alarms in our building and the little glass bars that you were supposed to break by pulling the lever were all gone (due to said testing), so my over-curious and oh-so-logical mind thought to itself "since the glass bar is gone, if I pull the lever, the alarm shouldn't go off".

And so I tested my theory. I was wrong.

One lecture by the fire department later, I was still in tears and feeling absolutely dreadful about dragging everyone out of their homes for a false alarm.

I told my friend at school about it the next day, asking for secrecy. Instead I ended up being taunted by my entire class about it as she couldn't keep her mouth shut.

So two lessons learned really. Keeping a secret means keeping your mouth shut entirely and the little glass bars aren't what sets off the fire alarm.

Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your hammering something sharp and pointy, pay attention.

If you have any of those chocolate decorations on the Christmas tree, don't put them on a branch where the dog can reach them.

Similarly, if you're making empanadas for a party don't put them on the table and leave the dog in the room with them...And if you do it once, try to learn from it and not do it again.

If you do happen to set the turkey on fire, don't continue to pass it around the table.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Learned on one of the several times Thebes barely didn't die: Dropping a quarter onto the exposed prongs of a half-plugged-in nightlight is a very bad idea.

Embarrassing because it tripped the circuit breaker and everyone rushed into my room to see what'd happened. I think my parents still have the quater; I should post a picture of it.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Learned in the seventh grade: If you play with a littler of wild kittens, the mother will remove them, and abandon the two you touched the most.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure you're using a video codec that will PLAY on your PS3 BEFORE you spend hours encoding it...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

learned at 3 years old: tricicle and stairs don't mix Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lesson learned at age 1: Drink your juice, dehydration isn't fun.

Lesson learned at age 2: Drink your juice, dehydration isn't fun.

Lesson learned at age 3: Grape-flavored Dimetapp may be delicious, but drinking a whole bottle will get your stomach pumped.

Lesson learned at age 4: Making whirlpools as the sink drains is interesting, but plugging the sink, turning the water on, and then leaving is a excellent way to get a spanking for ruining the kitchen floor.

Lesson learned at age 5: Jumping up and down on a fold-out bed can lead to falling down on the metal frame and getting a gash worthy of plastic surgery.

Lesson learned at age 6: Forks and electric sockets don't mix.

Lesson learned at age 7: Don't push Grandma, she's still got a good arm and she can aim.

Lesson learned at age 8: Don't pull on the Christmas tree.

Lesson learned at age 9: Calling 911 is fun until they call back.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If there's pan in the oven that's been there while it's preheating, it can burn you through the oven mitt. Even if it hasn't started to feel warm yet. And is a quarter inch thick. Also learned at the same time: Burns take a very long time to heal.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmm... Sufficent to say that a lot of dumb things I've done, I dont have any memory of it now. Either it was traumatic, or the sheer stupidty of it erased my memory.

THeres one I remember (kinda hard to forget).

Never ride a bicycle down a hill when its your first time without training wheels. My bicycle flipped forward and I landed face first into cement and ended up going to ER for snitches because my chin spilt open.

My husband has several crazy stories, I might post them as well. Razz
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