TWO BLINDINGLY OBVIOUS THINGS I'VE LEARNED FROM AMIE

Here are a few things I just never would have noticed without @amieshmamie
  1. Thanksgiving is always on a Thursday.
    One year (very recently) I asked her, "What day is Thanksgiving this year?" She thought I was joking. I wasn't. Calendar items are not my jam.
  2. The parents always die (or are already out of the picture) in children's movies.
    This had eluded me. Now I go into every movie braced for impact. Note: there is no amount of emotional bracing that will prepare you for the first 15 minutes of Up (technically not a *parent* death, but still).