September 2010

September 2010: EDITOR'S NOTE - Time For The Third Annual September Installment Of "Things I've Learned"

Author: Maggie Washo | Photographer: Photography by Anne

1) Sneakers should be replaced somewhere between 350 to 500 miles of wear. If you walk seven miles a day, they should last about two and a half months. If you just wear them to the bar to watch football, they might last forever.

2) Speaking of football, I learned how to play in a Suicide Pool last year. And I almost won, too.

3) Little people are far more pleasant at two years than they are at 12 months. The “Terrible Twos” is an urban myth. Or maybe it isn’t. I don’t have any kids of my own, so who am I to say?

4) The odds of getting struck by lightning in your lifetime (if you live to be 80 yrs. old) are 1 in 6,250, according to the National Weather Service: http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/medical.htm. Sorry Bonnie.

5) You can never have too many friends. If you don’t have any enemies, you aren’t trying hard enough.

6) Before you get angry with someone, try to walk a mile in their shoes. Sometimes it’s hard though, because what if you don’t wear the same size shoe?

7) There is just no way to put a value on what people can do to shape your life, and when they are gone, you appreciate them even more. I miss Pierce Lowrey every day.

8) If you are going to do something, do it right. If you can’t put your all into it, don’t bother.

9) Pretend everyone you meet has an invisible sign around their neck that says, “Make me feel important.” Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life. (I learned this one from Mary Kay Ash.)

10) Disney World (to me) is still the most magical place on earth. Even after 20 plus trips and counting.

11) If people hear the Star Wars theme song when they call you, they are bound to think you are strange. And I’m okay with that.

12) If your contributing art director spent 40 years working for Hugh Hefner at Playboy, this is what your Editor’s Note photo will look like.

I hope you learn a few things from this issue—even if it’s just that you only have 15 days left to nominate someone for Bachelor of the Year.

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