what i learned in october

November 3, 2015

what i learned in october

I started strong with writing down what I learned in October, but it got kind of stressful toward the end and I didn’t end up remembering to keep up with it! So here are the few random things I learned over the past month.

Pop culture trivia

Am I the last one to know this? Kirk Cameron and Candace Cameron Bure are siblings. I learned this from the Popcast.

Fairy tales

Also from the Popcast, I learned some of the details about the dark origins of fairy tales. Suuuper creepy stuff.

Random medical stuff

This is probably going to be a recurring category in my life because of my job. From working in the pre-op department this month, I learned that “talus” is an ankle bone and “cicatrix” means a scar.

Dark matter

From an interview on the Happier podcast, I learned that there is such a thing as dark matter which is matter in the universe that doesn’t interact with light. So weird.


From my Voxer friends, I learned the history and origins of sororities and how they work. I went to a college that didn’t have them, so I really had no good idea what they are actually like.

Gilmore Girls

Like the rest of the world, I learned that my all-time favorite show Gilmore Girls is coming back with four encore episodes via Netflix! I’m planning to take the day off work and binge-watch it whenever it actually does come out.

Personal Growth

Several things were (are) causing me anxiety recently (still), and I re-learned that I’m a work in progress. I don’t recover from stressful situations well and I definitely take it out on the people around me without intending to. That’s not a fun thing to learn over and over again, but at least now I’m taking steps to better myself.

Stay tuned for the books I read in October, and a new blog series coming soon!

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Comments on what i learned in october

  1. 1

    From Alisa Beth:

    Yes, I think you just might be the last person to learn that Kirk and Cameron are siblings!! (ha!) I think it’s totally fun you’re planning a skip day to watch the new Gilmore Girls episodes; that’s too fun!

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    From Nora:

    can’t wait for Gilmore Girls. I had the same thought about staying home and binge watching it, too! Fun fact: I pledged a sorority for a few months my freshman year in college but determined it wasn’t for me. Most of my friends were in a sorority so I got the fun benefits without the dues and the sorority work, and of course, when I wanted them ;)

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    From Kara:

    We don’t have sororities up here either, or at least not ones that are established as some of the ones at big universities down there! (Our local university has a “fraternity”, but it’s mostly just a club with male members, not a bunch of dudes living in the same house.)

    I’m stoked for new Gilmore Girls episodes! I feel Rory’s story was left rather unfinished, so I can’t wait!

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