10 things I learned on my summer vacation by Sarah E. Rainone

  1. The world is a beautiful place and we should do what we can to protect it.
  2. We don’t need as much as we think we need.
  3. Make-up is stupid, if you think about it.
  4. Daddy long legs are not spiders, but they are arachnids. When they are attacked, they can drop a leg and run away on their remaining legs. But because their legs are also their nerve centers, if you pull off one of their legs, according to about.com, "you are limiting its ability to make sense of its world." They also go by the name "harvestmen" which I think is a more dignified and even slightly ominous name that suits them better. Unlike spiders, harvestmen have penises.
  5. According to a magazine I read on vacation (I think it was O?), if you encounter a bear while hiking, you should “talk reasonably" to the bear. I believe “reasonable” is too subjective a word for me to feel confident about this piece of advice.
  6. There is not and never will be a song that’s more fun to dance to than this one. Erasure is made of magic.
  7. If it doesn’t taste like candy or sparkles, Taylor Swift doesn’t drink it.
  8. The Rock loves love and he loves loving.
  9. This is my favorite song.
  10. If you don’t think you have enough time to do something, slow down. Time will follow your lead.