Site note: I’m flying to Boston tomorrow, and will not be back until Sunday night. If all goes well, everything will go up as normal–Pony Thoughts of the Day at noon on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and Spoilers Below’s guest post at midnight Sunday. If not, well… I’m going to have Internet access, but I’m going to be astoundingly busy, so I *might* be able to fix it quickly or it might have to wait until Monday. I also cannot say for sure whether I’ll be able to do any comment moderation, not that I expect to need to–I’ve only had one or two comments that actually needed me to do anything since the blog started.
You won’t learn math or science or literature or art from ponies, obviously. It’s not educational in the sense of all the things schools were supposed to teach before they gave up. (Which appears to have happened, in Fairfax County at least, somewhere between when I went to school, and when my four-grades-younger sister did.)
But you do learn things. Case in point: You may have noticed I made a few references to my fiancee early in this project, and more recently the occasional reference to my ex-fiancee.
But I’ve taken it WAY better than my last break-up, and we’re still best friends and roommates (though that latter is just for a few months). What changed?
Well, I can’t say for certain it’s Friendship Is Magic. But somewhere in the last couple of years, I’ve realized that finding that one person I can fall asleep and wake up to next to is kind of secondary to finding those five people I can spend the entire rest of the day with. And I actually already know those people, and could stand to spend more time with them… so why should it bother me if I don’t have that one? I’m doing pretty well as it is.