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Open Thread: Things I Used to Know

It’s amazing that I can remember every word to dozens (if not hundreds) of songs from the ’80s and ’90s, but I’ve forgotten a bunch of the really basic info we learned in elementary school.

For example, the state capitols. I used to have no problem rattling them all off, but these days? There are quite a few I just totally blank on. If only I had learned them in song to begin with!

Tell me how your week’s going. You don’t even have to phrase your responses in the form of a question!

By [E] Hillary

Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

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My floor-drobe has taken over my room. I’d like it say “it just happened!”, all innocent-like. But I know how it happened and I am entirely to blame. No clothing gnomes this time. Boy, do I hate cleaning my room. Nearly 30 years later and there is still no chore I dislike more than just putting my damn clothes away. Who let me be an adult?

So I’m studying to take Step 1 of my Board exams right now, and I totally freaked out today and pushed my exam back another month. I’m super stressed out about it to the point where I keep shutting down and just sleeping. But on the plus side, I finally found a new apartment and switched all my utilities over so I can still move when I’d planned to, and now my testing site is so close to the city I’ll be living in that I won’t need to rent a hotel room, which is a blessing in two parts. 1. I get to move close to home and see my parents regularly (my best stress relief) and 2. The fee to move the exam was the same cost as a hotel room, so it was a wash money-wise.

Now have some adorable pictures of my puppies to make up for my negativity. The one with the tennis ball in her mouth is Bailey. She like to chew on tennis balls like they’re bubble gum, completely flattening them and letting the rebound at an alarming rate.

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