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Things I know

I've learned that:

I have learned that no matter how tempting a bowl of ice cream, a slice of cheesecake, or even chocolate seems, I have to think of only one word before I put it all back, "bikini".

I have learned that when you first start to date a boy, and he tells you that you are the girlfriend he has always fantasied about having, generally, that is all you wind up being... a fantasy.

I have learned that someone you've never met can turn out to be the best friend you'll ever have; Pen pals are the best pals.

I have learned that SOMEONE is ALWAYS watching you.


I have learned that NOTHING lasts forever.

I have learned that there is no cure for a broken heart.

I have learned that the only way to truly experience a "KISS" concert is from the floor!!

I have learned that sitting next to your big brother in front of a piano at family gatherings, singing "BEATLES" tunes can be one of the best experiences of your adulthood.

I have learned that hearts are broken everyday.

I have learned that how you spend your 18th birthday is very important. It should be spent with your mother.

I have learned that no matter how improbable it seems...mothers really are right most of the time.

I have learned that the planet Earth is a world of nothing but possibilities.

I have learned that no matter how good you are at something, there is always someone, somewhere that does it better than you.

I have learned that you should not say something if you don't mean it.

I have learned that no one in this world will EVER love you as much as your Mama.

I have learned that, like The Beatles said, "Love has a nasty habit of disappearing overnight."

I have learned that I always learn something new when I take a walk in the French Quarter.

I have learned that my paycheck is NEVER big enough.

I have learned that even if a person writes a promise and signs it in blood, it doesn't mean they are going to keep it.

I have learned that the sky is always bluer, flowers smell sweeter, food tastes better, and music is more beautiful when I am in love.

I have learned that mothers don't always know how to fix something, but they sure can make it seem better.

I have learned that you should drink 8 glasses of water every day.

I have learned that I really do have a guardian angel.

I have learned that people can hear you when you sing in the shower.

I have learned that you should always treat your mother to dinner and a movie on her birthday.

I have learned that when someone asks you if your hair color is natural, even if it isn't, they obviously can't tell, so lie through your teeth and tell them, "but of course."

I have learned that even "pretty girls" get dumped.

I have learned that not everything has a reason for happening.

I have learned that, "Why?" can be a very frightening question to ask.

I have learned that what you will find at the end of the rainbow is the end of the rainbow.

I have learned that youth is squandered on the young.

I have learned that when I give blood, I feel good all day.

I have learned that the world never stops spinning, not even for your broken heart.

I have learned that the only place where I will find the man of my dreams is in my dreams.

I have learned that the person you love the most, will love someone else more.

This page was last published on Friday, June 18, 2004.