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The One With Nuggets Of Wisdom From Year 24

06-16-2016

Well friends, today I turn 25. I am sitting at my desk at work (because adults don’t get to take days off for their birthdays) reflecting on all the things that made this 24th year what it was. And along with that comes my annual “nuggets of wisdom” blog post!!!!
IMG_2592rtyrAs I have done for the past 2 years, today I compiled a list of all the things I have learned this year to give to my (very far into the future) kiddos. Year 24 was a tricky one. I wasn’t quite in quarter-life-crisis mode yet, but I was also too old to be eating ice cream for dinner every night (just kidding, you’re never too old for that). I saw a lot of change and growth, as you do with most years, loss, love, life and laughter. I moved out of a townhouse and into an actual house with 3 other girls, I bought a car and I learned how to not burn hash-browns on the stove. I’m sure there are more things I learned that didn’t make the list, because another thing I learned is that I’m really bad at maintaining lists. So here’s what I do remember…

See past nuggets of wisdom HERE (year 23) and HERE (year 22).

  1. Superman is better than Batman.

  2. Invest in pool floaties, invest in life.

  3.  Go big or go home when it comes to daybeds.

  4. Always have extra pillows and blankets for random overnight guests.

  5. App updates are not always what they’re cracked up to be.

  6. You will get over him.

  7. Make sure you always have a spare pair of shoes in your car so you don’t almost get in a car wreck on your way to work because you look down in a crazed panic and realize you’re barefoot.

  8. When you meet a creep on a dating app, use Lorelai Gilmore quotes.

  9. A half opened bag of Fritos with meat and cheese on top is a frito pie, not a walking taco.

  10. No one likes yellow starburst.

  11. Sneezing while driving is one of the most terrifying things you’ll ever experience.

  12. Find friends who will push you out of your comfort zone.

  13. Find friends who love your comfort zone.

  14. Call your parents more.

  15. It’s actually not the end of the world. Calm down.

  16. Boys still have cooties.

  17. Facebook during election season is THE WORST.

  18. Windstorms are real. They blow giant pink flamingo pool floaties in the sky.

  19. Walks with best friends are good for the soul.

  20. When you walk into the completely wrong car dealership and demand to see someone who doesn’t work there, own it. There’s not much else you can do.

  21. Unplug unplug unplug unplug. 

  22. Piñatas will die in the pool.

  23. Sometimes you’ll get nosebleeds when you talk about a boy. It’s a totally natural everyday normal thing. You’ve got this.

  24. You’re never too old for a tea party.

  25. Everything’s better in an accent.

  26. The pool man WILL fail you.

  27. Hug the people you love.

  28. No matter how much you know, car dealers will take advantage of you if you’re alone and female.

  29. Help others, help yourself.

  30. Ask everyone everything. You never know who knows someone who knows someone’s husband is a car broker.

  31. Get a car broker.

  32. Windows break, window frames do not. Be a window frame.

  33. Love is love is love is love.

  34. There is only so much hot water in a house of 4 girls.

  35. If you live in LA you have no excuse to not go on more walks/runs outside.

  36. Unless it’s during El Niño.

  37. Just because he works for Taco Bell doesn’t mean he likes to eat Taco Bell.

  38. Make dinner with your friends as often as you can.

  39. The sprinklers are why your water bill is so high.

  40. Real friendship is courageous.

  41. Ask and ye shall receive pool floaties.

  42. Just because you passed the written driving test when you were 16 doesn’t mean you will again at 24.

  43. You can’t force car, house or pool floatie names. They just have to happen.

  44. If you don’t cut the grass for 6 months it WILL become a jungle.

  45. A friend that cleans your room for you is a friend for life.

  46. Online dating is super weird. But so is dating in general soooooooooooooooooo ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  47. No one is ever around to see you make that sweet trash can basket. But you’ll always know.

  48. Hollywood should watch The Tony Awards and take notes.

  49. Sometimes elderly people are crazy. And sometimes the crazy elderly people are named Fran. And sometimes she shows up at your house unannounced on a weeknight to see how clean you keep your room. And sometimes you don’t sign a lease to house owned by a crazy lady named Fran.

  50. LA has a WNBA team. And they are AWESOME.

  51. They also have a group called the “Ole Skool Crew” of female dancers over the age of 40 and they can seriously raise the roof y’all.

  52. Homemade pizza with honey on top is kinda the best thing ever.

  53. Kids say the funniest things.

  54. There’s a difference between real estate agent and realtor.

  55. Roadtrips and daytrips are the greatest ways to recharge.

  56. Nothing makes you feel quite so old like the kids you’re babysitting building a “no grown-ups allowed” fort and not letting you in.

  57. LA doesn’t know what breakfast tacos are.

  58. Play cards with your family and rummykubes with your grandparents. It’s the absolute best.

  59. Shania Twain is still killin’ it.

  60. Luffa farms are real. And they’re awesome.

  61. Get away from your “type”.

  62. Ikea will fail you. But it will also feed you.

  63. You are a plant killer. The sooner you accept it the better.

  64. Balloons are not meant to stay in pools for more than 5 seconds.

  65. If your party doesn’t have a photo wall with props you’re doing it wrong (if you’re a millennial).

  66. Sometimes someone will give you free tickets to a concert. And you should go. Even if it’s a hard rock band and you only know one song. And they don’t play that song til the very very very end.

  67. No one will get your sense of humor like your parents and sister.

  68. Wood pallets are a lot heavier than you think they are.

  69. Never give up. Sometimes you’ll find the most perfect doors to turn into an outdoor table at the bottom of a pile of trash on a very inconveniently placed side of the road.

  70. If guys can get manicures, girls can get stuff at Home Depot.

  71. Celebrities are so down to earth. Especially the ones who play superheroes in capes and have British accents.

  72. Giant jenga is the cheapest (and easiest) outdoor game ever.

  73. Edible Arrangements are not as appetizing as they seem.

  74. Virgin America is the legroom KING.

  75. You can never visit too many ice cream shops.

  76. Thrift stores have the best stuff.

  77. Sometimes your best friends kidnap you for a day dedicated to all things you. And sometimes all the time, they are the best people in the world.

  78. Chalkboard coffee tables are the best conversation pieces.

  79. When staying in your home alone for the first time, and all your friends and neighbors are gone for the holidays, it is perfectly acceptable to sleep with all the lights on and a hammer decorated with flowers next to your bed.

  80. Save the filters for Snapchat.

  81. Coloring books are not just for kids. Or are they for the kid in all of us?

  82. Listen to stories. Stories from strangers, old people, friends, co-workers, neighbors and children. Just listen.

  83. Be kind to one another.

  84. No matter how much you wish you can, you can NOT pull off a hipster swimsuit.

  85. Balloons and flowers make everything happier.

  86. Get a record player and a friend, and cleaning up your room will be a lot more fun.

  87. Zoo days are the best.

  88. Pizza Rev has $6 pizzas every Tuesday all summer long.

  89. Harry Potter world is magical. So is Disneyland. Different kinds of magic, both important kinds of magic.

  90. Just because Hobby Lobby is having a sale doesn’t mean you need to spend your entire paycheck there.

  91. When a friend asks if you want to be a taste-tester, always always always say yes.

  92. Weddings with the people you love are the absolute greatest joys.

  93. Keep safety pins at your desk. Because sometimes your zippers break and sometimes you have a ginormous lunch.

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