5 Things I’ve Learned This Autumn


1. MOE turned into a gorilla. An angry gorilla who doesn’t want me to sleep more than 3-4 hours a night.

That smile is just to lure me in.
That smile is just to lure me in.

What? You’re saying that I’m holding a yellow rectangle in the picture above because I copied my cartoon from the butter disaster post of 2012 and then just reversed it? Well … maybe.

2. Despite the giant primate, I can still manage to squeeze in a little fun now and then.

If you are following the THIH Facebook page, you saw this post:

Amidst the case studies and discussions of target markets, it was nice to think about nutrition for approximately 5 minutes and 29 seconds.

3. I miss knitting.

knitting shawl bamboo

A project for my best friend’s new arrival has been languishing on my needles for the past two months (not the one in the picture above). I think I knit one row about three weeks ago before remembering I still had an accounting assignment due before midnight.

4. After a certain age, birthdays don’t mean as much anymore.

dan tat birthday

I won’t tell you how old I am now, but this and this. Also, the Life List is way out of date.

5. Snatch the beautiful moments while you can … even at 3:47 am.

Lunar Eclipse Oct 8 2014

Lunar Eclipse Oct 8 2014 small

During the month of October, we mere mortals on Earth were treated to two celestial phenomena: a total lunar eclipse in the wee hours of October 8th (pictures above) and a partial solar eclipse on October 23rd (pictures below).

Partial Solar Eclipse Oct 23 2014

Partial Solar Eclipse Oct 23 2014 (1)

“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” Carl Sagan

The Five Things Series:
[Five Things I’m Loving Lately]
[Five Thing with which I am Moderately Pleased]


  1. I agree with you on the birthday sentiment. I still cannot get the video to play. Something’s wrong with that page.

    1. Sorry to hear that, Laz! I’ve heard from a few people that the video won’t play in Chrome and another browser (I forget which). Firefox seems to work. Totally understand if you don’t want to download another browser, though 🙂

  2. 1. That is one big monkey. I hope it lets you sleep more.
    2. Cool!
    3. Sad. 🙁 I’m working on a Christmas present for my nephew. I’ve never before successfully made a sweater, so hopefully it will work! At least I still have enough time if I need to get help with it.
    4. I’m sorry I missed it. That’s what happens when I don’t look at my calendar. I hope it was happy!
    5. Nice photos!
    xo Marie

  3. Love your fall life lessons…and yes we do have to snatch those moments when we can!

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