It’s possible I’m the only one who does this, but you know those little pieces of advice you tell your brain to remember after you’ve made a mistake, but then you always forget them in the end? Are you tired of allowing them to slip your mind? So am I!! So let us take a stand. Let us exercise our brains and combat our forgetfulness!
Today, I present to you. . . . .
~~ The Sage Advice Tag ~~
In February 2018, I started a Google Doc called “Notes to Self” to combat my annoying forgetfulness. And to start off today’s post I’m going to share with you some of the pieces of advice I have recorded there. Maybe it will give you ideas of your own sage advice. Don’t forget to write down your ideas.
2/16/18: If you can help it, don’t go tubing with a boy you don’t know.
This note mostly applies to beings of the female kind. And yes, this happened to me at a camp. All my cabinmates had already partnered up to go tubing, so I was left to partner with a random stranger, which ended up being. . . a boy. The tubing experience itself was a blast. It was just awkward. 😛
2/20/18: Don’t apply fingernail polish while using the bathroom. Remember, you’ll have to handle floppy toilet paper and wash your hands in the process.
Enough said. Again, this generally applies to gals. 😛
2/25/18: Pull an all-nighter on a Saturday night. I dare you. You will regret it.
Yeah, unless you want to fall asleep at church, don’t do it. You know what makes it worse? I like to sit on the front row. . .
3/02/18: How many times do I have to tell you? The sine of forty-five is the same as the cosine of forty-five!
If you don’t understand. . . wait a few years. 😉
3/05/18: Lying down on the couch all night with your eyes closed while listening to music does not count as sleeping. Especially when you have lots of homework.
. . . Unless you actually fall asleep doing so. 🙂
4/13/18: Look for a signature first! THEN you can post that drawing on the internet.
4/20/18: You may buy a blue raspberry Icee on the trip. . . just keep in mind that, unless it’s a multi-day trip, you will probably have a blue tongue when you reach your destination.
5/03/18: When in doubt, bring a sketchbook.
I like to bring one everywhere in case I’m bored, I have nothing to do, I’m standing in line for something, or I’m hit with overwhelming inspiration. I bring it to church every week to keep my hands busy while I listen to the sermon.
5/07/18: On the day after a class, pretend it’s the day right before a class so that you hopefully won’t have to pull an all-nighter the day before class doing lots of school.
This never worked for me when I took co-op classes. 😛 But hopefully it will be of some use to someone out there.
5/07/18: Read the Bible.
Need I say more? 😉
5/09/18: Three inches of hair is more than you think.
That was the day I wanted to get a trim. The stylist said, “Is three inches enough?” I said, “Sure,” not realizing how much that actually was.
5/24/18: There are consequences to making a deep post on a forum, such as, you might get deep posts back.
Been there, done that. . .
7/8/18: No Gatorade before bedtime.
Needless to say, it took longer than usual to fall asleep that night.
7/9/18: Everything is better with toaster ovens. Chicken strips, for example.
Before I discovered this I used to heat up store-bought chicken strips in the microwave. I had no idea how much I was missing out on its full crispy potential until I decided to give it a shot on our new toaster oven. The strips were already delicious, but the toaster made it three times better.
7/15/18: Billy Goats are worse than Buck Tooths.
You wouldn’t understand unless you played The Aetherlight. XD I guess at that time I felt I knew the Buck Tooth automatons better than I knew the Billy Goats. Now that I’m wiser I know for sure. . . I actually don’t know either of them. They’re both too unpredictable to understand. 😛
8/12/18: Check out a movie from the library before buying it so it’s easier to judge whether or not you actually want it.
8/22/18: Don’t underestimate the power of the water rifle.
Again concerning The Aetherlight. While it doesn’t deal as much potential power as a Flintlock Sniper, follow up the Water Rifle with two special hits in a row with the Tesla hammer. . . *nods and makes OK sign*
10/11/18: Make school worth the money for your parents… and for you in the future.
Now this is actually real advice. 😛 I was talking to a college student and when I told her I was having trouble finishing school, she gave me this gem.
As a home-schooled procrastinator, these are some great words to live by.
12/5/18: Don’t use a fountain pen on a standard notebook or composition book. It leaks through the pages.
1/31/19: The next time you go out dressed as the Scarlet Man, bring with you your phone (e.g. for that girl who wanted her picture taken with me) and small fliers (e.g. for that boy who wanted to know the name of the game).
Yeah, I forgot to tell you Aetherlighters that someone from the fall festival wanted to know the game my costume was from!! 😀 I was so excited, and SO frustrated that I didn’t have a paper and pencil on me to write it down for him.
5/14/19: No Harry Potter after bedtime.
That was the week I was reading the seventh book, The Deathly Hallows, which was so exciting, I lost sleep by reading it.
That’s all the snippets I’m willing to share. I doubt they will be of any use for most people, but the fun is in the sharing.
~~ Tag Rules ~~
- Thank the blogger who tagged you (if any).
- Share ten (10) pieces of sage advice and “notes to self” you have picked up from everyday life.
- Tag at least four (4) bloggers and let them share their notes to self.
- If all goes well, the blogiverse will be dotted with fun pieces of advice that could possibly save a life or two!
~~ Tagging ~~
- Jenna Terese
- Emily Millennium
- Stan Duckshoe
- If you weren’t tagged but would like to steal this tag, go ahead. 😉
I hope you enjoyed. Please leave more suggestions about what I should do next! 🙂
Do Tell! Did you enjoy reading my sage advice? Are there any that you found helpful (I doubt it hahahah)? Do you have any helpful sage advice to offer? Was this a good tag idea?