lessons from my parents

(Meme stolen from Mighty Girl)

Anything [band here] is doing was done first, and better, by Led Zeppelin.

It’s okay that you don’t type well. That means you can’t get a job as a secretary.

A car is a tool, not a toy.

Your perfume should leave a hint, not a punch.

All generalizations are false.

Offer a firm handshake.

I can sing a rainbow.

Dress nicely for an interview. (You would think this was hella obvious, but some of the people I’ve seen…)

If you can’t make it good, make it big. If you can’t make it big, make it red.

My all-time, absolute, penultimate favorite: Look it up.

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5 responses to “lessons from my parents

  1. Big Red

    Er, um, your next to last favorite is Look it up? Or are you cleverly trying to get us all to look up penultimate?

  2. I wish I was so clever. It was actually a moment of trying to think of the word “apogee,” but only remembering “perigee,” looking it up to get the antonym, trying to adjectify it (yes, I just made that word up, I like it, don’t you?), failing, forgetting what I was doing in the first place, and wildly and incorrectly using “penultimate” instead. D’oh!

  3. Big Red

    Penultimate and decimate share the same fate of being so constantly misused that it’s hard to remember what they really mean. :)

    And, I had to look up “apogee.”

  4. Nick

    I had to look up “pony”.

    Come to find out, the thing living in my backyard isn’t one of those either…

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