I've learned so much else, some of which I can divulge publicly (i.e., if your mom comes over and heats potatoes on your stove, be sure the element is turned off after she leaves; if she wants to try out your George Foreman grill, be sure it's assembled before plugging it in and depositing meat in the thing), and others I'm best off keeping to myself (like the fact that ..., and of course the fact that ..., and who can forget the fact that ...! That last bit of information is particularly juicy, I bet you wish I'd divulge it.
I have learned that when an irresistable force, i.e, the fact that my "new" laptop computer has finally arrived at work and is waiting for me to pick it up, meets an immovable object, i.e., the fact that I don't want to set foot in the building while I'm on holidays, so far at least the immovable object is winning. This may change by the end of the week, since Amazon has just kindly informed me that a talking book on CD I ordered has been shipped and (there's always a down side, isn't there?) my credit card mercilessly charged appropriately.
Oh, and did I mention the fact that ...? I'm not sure I did, but it does deserve a mention here.