1. Receiving a bit of education at the coffee shop. The daily trivia question was: “Which of the following languages does English borrow the most words from?” (Choices: Finnish, French, German, Polish.) Answer: French! I guessed German – and the barista informed me, “The English language structure follows German – both use gender-neutral nouns, for example – but more vocabulary is derived from French.” Wonderful! I adore learning.
2. Laughing out loud many times during a team lunch. I work with smart, funny, kooky people; I love it.
3. Overhearing a plethora of what I would consider “private” conversations today. (They were all held in wide open public spaces.) Among my favorite: A woman was explaining to her friend that she was having difficulties with her boyfriend – who is also her boss. The woman then commented how this relationship seems to be going down the same path as her previous romantic partnership – which was with her former boss. Upon hearing this, her friend rolled his eyes and said, “Hashtag-dumbass-don’t-you-learn?” I had to bite my tongue to keep from chuckling. A brilliant hashtag application. 🙂