This is a great little idea from Patroclus. Thus, I'm stealing it.
What I can't decide is should I include all the things I've learned from men in general (not counting teachers and profs, obv.), or just boyfriends? The latter would be a significantly shorter list. So I guess I'll start with that and we'll see where I get to. I can always add stuff from superfluous men* later.
from the first bf, my freshman year of college, i learned:
- the naming protocol of organic molecules
- the easiest way to put pillow cases on really turgid pillows
- how not to eat at the dinner table
- how not to practice good personal hygeine
- how not to treat a girlfriend
- how to screw up a clarinet solo in front of 1000 people
- the most effective and publicly humiliating way to break up with an asshole
- how to make really good curry
- how to shag
- how to cook while camping out
- an appreciation of ACDC
- how to treat a girlfriend well
- a deeper level of guilt
- general stuff about cricket
- stuff about archery (did I mention he's Robin Hood? yep. eat yer heart out.)
- how not to throw like a girl and bowl a cricket ball properly
- all kinds of stuff about boats that i'll never be able to remember
- several really crass (and really funny) swear words and euphamisms
- how to dance
- how to accept gifts
- how to be free
- what it feels like to be loved
- UPDATE: how to operate my eyeballs independently. (There's a skill every gal needs.)
What have you learned from your boy/girlfriends? Tagging: everyone! Hop to it.
*I'm giving myself 5 bonus XP for using the phrase "superfluous men."