This I Know

30 06 2012

Let’s see, what have I learned this week.

Prior to this week, there was no rule for how to break a tie in track a field.
Trying to give up white sugar and white flour is really really really hard.
Facebook can just change your email address on your profile without your permission, or knowledge.


This I Know

18 06 2012

Things I’ve learned this week- they happened to be discovered in one conversation about weddings so they are a bit narrow in focus, but hilarious and awesome.

The best man position originated in the primitive days of marriage by capture, when a man called his friends in to assist to “lift” or kidnap the bride, or from the need to defend the bride from would-be kidnappers.  The best man was the best man with a sword, literally the best man.

The bride stands to the left of the groom on the wedding because the right arm was considered the sword arm of most fighting men. If a man had to protect his bride, he would hold her with his left hand, and fight off attackers with his right arm.

Traditionally you are suppose to say best wishes to a newly engaged woman and congratulations to the newly engaged man.  Apparently the reason behind it is that  “Congratulations” implies winning something, and so the old etiquette did not want to imply that the bride had “won” the groom, but that the groom had “won” the bride.
FYI the guy and I both feel as though we’ve won each other so congrats is/was just fine 🙂

This I Know

9 06 2012

Three things I’ve learned this week.

1.  Weddings are suppose to have colors, apparently.  See I didn’t know that before, now I do.  I will likely do absolutely nothing with this information, but prior to this week (actually probably a little before, but it’s the first week of this segment, so I’m stretching it) was unaware that weddings were supposed to have specific colors, I thought you just you know picked stuff you liked and voila!

2. Getting a house ready to go on the market is a pain.  And a lot of work.  See, I KNEW this, but I this week I learned it.  In other news, does anyone want to buy a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath in St. Louis???  ‘Cause I know a really cute one!

3.  Sleep is really important.  Apparently the older you get the more likely this lack of sleep will impact how you feel and your ability to operate the next day.  Let’s hope that after the open house on Thursday my sleep patterns can return to normal.  At least until school starts again.

Ch Ch Ch Changes

4 06 2012

It’s been a while since I posted, but I’m going to try to be a bit better about posting updates.There is a lot that’s going on in my life right now, and most of it involves change.  I’ve been inspired by my awesome friend Kurt to be a bit more structured about my posts (also this will likely be the only way I can stick to updating).  Once a week I’ll post a general life update, three things I’ve learned, and a thing or things that made me happy that week. I’ll sometimes post other things too, but I’m going to try and stick to this schedule.

So here goes the update!

The first change is that I was accepted to the doctoral program at UNC!!  Come August I’ll be back in school learning all kinds of awesome stuff at the #2 school of public health in the country!  My mentor is awesome and I kind of can’t wait!

The second change is related to the first – I’m moving away from St Louis.  I’ve been here for 5 years, the longest I’ve lived anywhere other than Fairbanks.  I’ve bought a house, that I’m now selling, worked with amazing people, found a great church and small group, and some fantastic friends.  The boy is from here, so I’m happy we’ll have a good reason to come back here frequently for visits.

The third change is that I’m now engaged!  YAY!