Tag Archives: Trivia

What I Learned in January {2016}

What I Learned in January {2016}

This post marks the two-year anniversary of my What I Learned posts! Back in January of 2014, I was inspired by Emily Freeman to write these monthly learning recaps, and since then I’ve enjoyed keeping an ongoing list of things that I’m learning, and then sharing those lists here with you. As a lifelong learner… Continue Reading

What I Learned in November {2015}

What I Learned in November {2015}

I’ve made frequent mention this month of how November tends to be a reflective time for me. In keeping with this season of contemplation, this month’s What I Learned is pretty heavy on the personal-revelation side of things. (In other words, it you aren’t prepared to humor me as I indulge in a heavy dose… Continue Reading

What I Learned in October {2015}

What I Learned in October {2015}

Some months I like to preface my “What I Learned” lists with long-winded summaries, explanations, and analysis. This is not one of those months! Let’s bypass the fanfare and get straight to the fun things that I’ve learned in the month of October. Culinary Curiosities Bananas are the most popular fresh fruit in America. The… Continue Reading

What I Learned in September {2015}

What I Learned in September {2015}

I’ve been doing these monthly What I Learned wrap-ups for almost two years now, and it has been interesting to notice the variations and trends that occur from month to month. My process is always the same: I have an ongoing Evernote folder on my phone where I keep track of the interesting articles, factoids,… Continue Reading

School Is In Session: Fun Back-to-School Facts

School Is In Session: Fun Back-to-School Facts

I’ve always found it somewhat strange/confusing that September is considered a “fall” month, even though summer doesn’t technically end until the month is more than two-thirds over. (I feel the same about the other seasons: how is it that winter doesn’t begin until December 22?!) However, despite what my calendar (and the 90-degree weather) is… Continue Reading

What I Learned in August {2015}

What I Learned in August {2015}

One of the most amazing aspects of raising a child is having a front-row seat to a baby’s rapid development. It’s incredible to watch Charlie take in his surrounds and assimilate knowledge as he acquires new skills. Seeing the expansion of his little mind is a visible reminder of the power of the human brain,… Continue Reading

What I Learned in July {2015}

What I Learned in July {2015}

July has been another month filled with opportunities for knowledge accumulation. My collection of things learned this month includes an eclectic assortment of obscure trivia, random realizations, and totally awesome findings. Let’s get to the list, shall we? Probably the coolest thing I learned all month was that Buzz Aldrin took communion on the surface… Continue Reading

What I Learned in June {2015}

What I Learned in June {2015}

School may be out for the summer, but the learning is still going strong over here in my little corner of the world. In no particular order, here are some of the things—big and small—that I’ve learned this month. I had assumed the prevalence of real estate apps like Zillow and Trulia rendered real estate… Continue Reading