For about the past year, every now and then I have this idea that I should keep a little notebook and fill it with advice for any kids I have, should that ever happen. I think that in my life so far I've picked up a few pretty helpful nuggets of wisdom that really aren't covered anywhere else, and I'd like to record them before I forget them. Mostly though, I have forgotten them before I ever writing them down, so it's not worth really starting a notebook, but I do remember a couple and I'm going to store them here, and maybe add any others I remember in the future, until I remember to buy a notebook. So here are the most important things I have learned in my life so far:
1. If you are outside and you're really cold because you're not wearing a warm enough jacket, the best thing to do is just to relax your muscles. You'll be amazed at how much warmer you feel. Tonight, I was out in the cold without a jacket and I remembered this and it made my day. I kept tensing and then relaxing my muscles to feel the difference, and it was fantastic.
2. When you order any meal that comes with fries on the side, eat a lot of the fries first, because they taste pretty crappy after a few minutes, but a sandwich or a hamburger still tastes pretty good after cooling off a little.
More to come when I learn more life lessons.