This post is a log of everything I’ve learned in 2010 — I’m starting it on January 5th and will be appending it as the year progresses. It will automatically post at 11:59pm on December 31st.
So, here’s what I’ve learned, in order:
Getting enough fiber in your diet is important. I won’t go into the ugly details. You’ll have to trust me on this one.
Simple things — like changing a headlight bulb in an ’05 Subaru WRX — are not easy when the temps are in the single-digits and you’re operating in the dark by flashlight.
I already knew that you were not supposed to wear gloves when working with a drill press. You should probably wear gloves when working with a bench grinder, unless you like having your thumb ground into hamburger.
Never swear, honk, and make obscene gestures at someone driving in inclement conditions until you know who it is. It might be your mother.
People will surprise you. People that you thought were complete douchebags will turn out to be really nice people 19 years later.
Never wear a red dress shirt to Target. Every two minutes, you will be asked if you work there. When the answer is “no”, people will still expect you to help them.
It is very easy to get drunk at a swim-up bar. I suspect my subconscious looked at all that water and said, “Eh, what’s another glass of tequila compared to all this?”
If you’re in your late-30s, you can outlast the 20-somethings at the bar. You will, however, pay for it for much longer than they will.
Anyone interested in alternative energy sources should watch a three year-old run around the Children’s Museum like a howler monkey on methamphetamine.