Things I Learned in February.


I’m linking up again with Emily at Chatting at the Sky to share some of the things I learned this month. This is by no means an exhaustive list, just some of the cool things I took the time to share or write down somewhere.

Perhaps this should have been obvious from the start but I learned that sugar probably isn’t any healthier than high fructose corn syrup. Definitely worth a read.

I learned that sometimes white and gold really do look like blue and black. Yes, I’m talking about that damned dress. I almost didn’t even read about this but curiosity got the better of me and then after reading through and looking at the pictures I’ll admit, I was a little bit shocked. I know part of this is just the balance of colors in each photograph but it still surprised me. This comic about it made me laugh.

BB is 44 inches tallI learned that my daughter is the shortest kid in her class. I’m not sure how I never noticed this as she always seems tall to me at least in comparison to her brother at her age, but at 44 inches tall she is about 4 inches shorter than most of her classmates and 6 inches shorter than the tallest kid in her classroom (her best friend coincidentally).

I learned how Emily at Chatting at the Sky keeps track of what she’s learned each month. I like her idea for a bullet journal and I’ve been giving it a try for a couple weeks. I’m not super consistent with it yet but I like the idea.

20150219_184648I learned that Walt Disney and Amelia Earhart used to date! And that Neil Armstrong one had a job as a muffin maker. There were lots of cute little facts about famous people from history at my son’s class Wax Museum this month.

I’ve been learning a lot about progressive lenses (a no line bifocal) at work and what types of shapes and lens materials are better for progressive wearers. Not a cut and dry answer but I’ve appreciated all the suggestions and tips I’ve learned from the other people I work with.

I also learned a little bit about the dangers of sun and our eyes and why sunglasses are important and the difference between the more expensive sunglasses we sell and the ones you can get for like $5-15. I also learned that kids eyes are much more susceptible to UV damage than adults. I can’t remember all the science behind it, I’ve got more research to do though for sure.


I learned that no matter how many episodes and seasons of Parks and Recreation that I watch, the show just continues to get better and better. I’m still on season 5, way behind the rest of the world, but continue to be OBSESSED.

cinderI’m also obsessed with the Lunar Chronciles series by Marissa Meyers (if you haven’t yet, stop everything and read Cinder right now – just be warned that once you’ve read it you will want to read all the other books in the series basically immediately).

I’ve learned that the reason why Mercury gets so cold at night is because their atmopshere is so thin from being so close to the sun. Venus, on the other hand, has such a thick atmosphere that it’s hot at night and during the day. According to my husband, this is kind of the basic science behind Global Warming and the changes to our seasons that we’ve been seeing.

What have you learned this month?

4 responses to “Things I Learned in February.”

  1. Jean Avatar

    You do realize I swoon every time you swoon about The Lunar Chronicles. 🙂 I’m very tempted to read it again.


    1. Jen E @ mommablogsalot Avatar

      I’m so impatient to read the next book!


  2. TheChelseaPage Avatar

    I love that you learn right alongside your children! I hope I never stop learning. 🙂 I’m also loving all that Emily at Chatting at the Sky is teaching us. The whole bullet journaling is great! I also find it intriguing that Amelia Earhart and Disney dated. 🙂 Love this list!


  3. Betsy Avatar

    Interesting stuff. I have that book Cinder on my list. Might have to go out and buy it!