1. Some dogs like to give kisses. Some dogs like to eat their own poop. I have an extra-special dog who likes to do both. Usually in rapid succession. Yum.
2. House of Cards can be a confusing show, with all of the interwoven storylines, back-stabbing, and scheming. House of Cards can be an especially confusing show when you accidentally skip an episode that contains plot points that are relevant to subsequent episodes.
3. Running five miles is physically easier in the moment than anticipated. After the run, though, that "great" five mile run can feel like quite the bitch. Advil is my friend.
4. Rubbing a stubborn price tag with a paper towel that has been squirted with Goo-Gone works wonders for removing said price tag. I will never understand why retailers put price tags on the front of glass objects. Do us all a favor and put it on the back, por favor.
5. It is inadvisable to remind your tax-filing husband of the fact that your dog adoption fee is tax-deductible when he is mere moments away from filing the taxes he has spent all morning on. When all the shock and awe wear off, though, you're looking at a few more dollars in your pocket, so it can't be all bad.
6. The less time you spend delaying your grocery shopping trip on a Sunday, the better off you'll be. Earlier shopping = fewer shoppers.
7. When it's the first temperate Saturday of the year, approximately 80% of the citizens of Pittsburgh will bum-rush the stores you just need to pop in and out of, making what should be a pleasant shopping trip into an exercise laden with frustration toward anyone with a heartbeat.
8. If you're ever feeling glum, borrow a friend's puppy (I would never suggest haphazardly getting your own) and go to Petco. Watch in amazement as the eyes of most people you encounter light up in glee.
9. It's worth it to take a few minutes to put on makeup if you're going to be spending the bulk of your afternoon shopping for mirrors. You'll be glad you did.
10. Decorating your (still pretty) new house is pretty fun and gratifying, if you can get past the fear that you'll muck it all up.