Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sorting Out What's Real

I love knowing random facts.

I love trivia. I love knowing weird, totally non-musical facts about Beethoven, or common practices in 15th century London, or bizarre hacks that actually work that I can share. 

I'm not a know it all, I swear. My goal is not to one up anyone, and I truly am careful in how I dole out my random bits. I'm also always happy to listen to yours. Maybe you're right, maybe you're wrong, but it's always interesting. I read a lot, and I'm interested in things that people claim to be true, so I research a lot. Probably due to the fact that I can now look anything up on my phone.

So when someone says to me, "did you know that it's actually cheaper to buy gas in the morning?" or "actually, the best way to encourage babies to sleep is....", I love finding out if they're right. Mythbusters, Snopes, any internet search where the source is actually reputable, they're all right within the palm of my hand.

Except for the baby sleep thing. The best way to get your baby to sleep is whatever works for you. And beyond that statement, I am not touching this topic with a ten foot pole. Attached to another ten foot pole. Same thing goes for childcare, baby feeding, and pretty much anything that parents get super rabid about in online mommy groups, throwing up memes and links as electronic punches.

Knowing stuff is interesting, and I love the trivia-ness of it all.

One of my favorite shows is The Big Bang Theory (I mean, hello trivia and random facts), and there was recently an episode where Bernadette is justifying some eating and drinking habits by the fact that she's also breastfeeding. Yeast in beer, burning extra calories, and don't you dare take that away from me with your stupid phone that has stupid Google. I like these trivia facts and I really don't care if they're true.

So yeah, know your audience.

But overall, it's important to sort out the real. Whether it's when to buy gas, or the best way to store your toothbrush.

Good thing? It's right there in the palm of your hand.

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