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Things you're not good at (humorous)

In light of the awesome "6 Things You're Good At" post I thought we could do a funny, "I'm really awful at..." post too.  While reading through some of the other ladies' talents I realized I got skipped over on a few things...


1 - Singing.  Or I should say singing well.  I could not carry a tune if you put it in bucket for me.  This does not stop me mind you.

2 - Art.  Cannot draw a straight line with a ruler.

3 - Directions.  I could get lost in my living room.  This is only a minor exaggeration.

4 - Rhythm. White girl from Wisconsin cannot dance.

5 - Gracefulness.  I constantly have bruises I don't remember getting.  There is no use in wondering who put the door frame there - just say, "ow" and keep going!

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1- getting ready on time when someone spontaneously invites me out. I actually need to get ready 1-2 hrs ahead of time in case I change looks... so that never works out.

2- math. I passed all my classed with good grades, but I had to study 10x as hard to scrape by.

3- using eyeliner on my inner eyelids. I can't stop flinching, just like the other hassle I have putting eye drops in.

4- directions. I could get lost in a cul de sac. Thank god for gps.

5- resisting dark chocolate.... mmm, don't wanna!

6- using gel eyeliner pots. If you don't have a steady hand or are using Napoleon Perdis (permanence of a Sharpie) which dries quickly... you may have some issues like I did.

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resisting chocolate...what a good thing to be bad at!

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1 directions lol I can get lost if you give me a list, GPS and a guide. Haha. 


2 Singing. Love it but can't do it for the life of me. My bf has learned to tune me out. Hahaha


3 games/ video games, omg I blame on my luck! Haha I suck and I'm super unluckyyy!!


4 Memory haha last night my friend went to the restroom and asked me to order for her... Did I remember? Of course not! I tried really hard though! 


5 keeping myself clean-- I know, im an adult and everything but I swear I have no idea where those stains come from. Smh

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The comments have been so much fun to read!  Thanks kalex for the thread!  I'll have to narrow mine down to six, but here goes....


1)  Promptness.  I have gotten better over the years but I still have tardiness issues.  Functions should start when I get there...right?


2)  Organized.  My house would be clean if I didn't have piles that needed to be sorted or tossed.  Oh, and let's not forget the perks and samples from Sephora!


3)  Swimming.  I can't do it!  I've tried.  All three of my boys definitely know how to swim.  The rule in my house is,  "If the boat turns over, don't worry about yourself, save Momma!"


4)  Exercising.  Let me rephrase that....I'm good at exercising, I'm just not good at getting motivated to exercise.


5)  Drawing.  I'm crafty but I can't draw.  Give me stencils, something I can trace, and I'm ok. Needless to say, I'm horrible at Pictionary. 


6)  Getting things done in a timely manner.  I procrastinate big time!  I also think I do my best work under pressure.  So, I'm not sure if it's a bad thing, but I wish I didn't wait so late to start on things.  If I just had 15 more minutes......

This may also affect item #1!

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Hahahaha "don't worry about yourself! Save momma!" made key day because I can't swim either. 

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1. I'm also really bad at math. Luckily I only had to take one math course in college, but unfortunately it was a struggle and a half!


2. Meeting new people. I'm often very shy when I first meet someone for the first time.


3. Driving! I am not at all the world's worst driver, but I have completely accepted that I'm not the best either. In fact driving often gives me mild anxiety so I don't do it that often. I hate going on the freeway and don't even get me started on parallel parking.


4. Singing. I have some musical theory under my belt...but never ask me to sing. I have a singing voice that could probably leave all of the dogs in my neighborhood howling.


5. Waking up early. In my perfect world I'd be up at 11 every day. I love staying up late and sleeping in.


Whimsically yours,

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Forget about parallel parking - I just can't park.  I feel like the lines are mocking me.

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The parallel parking thing oh I'm so bad at it and I mean reaaally bad I usually have to find a space that has no vehicles around when I'm "attempting" to parallel park and if all the spaces have cars around me I usually have to park and walk a little farther than normal.Smiley Tongue

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Parallel parking is really tough if you don't have to do it often.  I drive into NYC a lot, so it was a MUST-HAVE skill.  I can do it on either side of the street now!  It also really helps to have a small car.

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1. Directions- I have lived in the same area all my life and still get lost. Pretty bad when your 4yr old daughter asks you: "Mommy, is this when we go in circles?"

2. Getting up in the morning without pushing the Snooze button for an hour.

3. Dieting- I just love food too much!

4. Showing up on time- my inner clock is just off

5. Consistency- I can't keep to a schedule for the life of me

6. Beauty related- Winged liner. I just can't. One eye will be perf, the other flying away...


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@nebel- I don't do it often enough so I'm sure if I had more practice I might be a little better at it.

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Well, I just filled out the "6 Things You're Good At" so this'll be a fun one too. Smiley Happy

1. Singing. Love doing it but I'm awful. Just awful. 


2. Piano. God help me, it's one of my passions, but I'm just not very good at it. I can master a piece once I've set my mind to it, but it takes so much more time and effort than it would for someone w/ even average music abilities, lol.


3. Art. I can't even draw good stick figures


4. Directions. Even in the age of GPS. 


5. Cooking. I once tried to make soup and had to start over 3 times b/c I kept burning the oil. Also caused one minor kitchen fire. (and I thought Rachel Ray's recipes were supposed to be easy!!) Hoping to improve, but I'm going to give it a few years, lol.


6. Eating healthy. I just love crappy food too much. :-/

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Oh, do I hear you on being bad at the piano but loving it anyway. I'm a singer, and I can sing well and read music easily. But dear god, am I *awful* at the piano.  I just do not have that kind of cooridnation or ability in my hands.  But, holy crud, do I love Beethoven.  And does my utter lack of piano ability stop me? HELLZ no.  I subject my pets (usually not my professional musician husband, i do have *some* shame lol) to my painful playing of sonatas and reduced symphonies.  I LOVE MY BEETHOVEN, **bleep**!

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Aaaah I LOVE Beethoven too!! I've definitely had a go at other composers' music, bu I always come back to good old Ludwig. He was a genius. Have you ever seen Immortal Beloved by any chance? If you haven't, I swear, it'll make you love him even more!


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Yes, I LOVE that movie- as much as I love Beethoven, I love Gary Oldman More Smiley Happy

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OMG me too!!! Another obsessed friend and I actually did a Gary Oldman movie marathon night (which included Immortal Beloved). He is disturbingly awesome at playing nut jobs, so much that we couldn't sleep later on b/c of Dracula, lol. 

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putting on false lashes, i can only do one eye!

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1. Drawing a straight line, I've been an art student all my life and have excelled in art and even branched into all sorts of facets, but ask me to draw a straight line and NOPE! I can draw circles freehanded that look excellent, but lines...nope, nope, nope. Maybe it's just too linear for my free form ways! Smiley Tongue


2. Navigating downtown, regular areas and even the suburbs are fine, but throw me downtown and areas filled with one way streets, constant construction, and parking garages and I'm going in circles over and over again! Once I even find where I'm suppose to be I have to loop around to find parking and once I get that finished I have to find my bearings again and get back to point A!


3. Holding back, not in the sense of not being able to hold back words or use tact, but holding back my personality at times. I've really done a 180 from when I was younger. I used to be SUUUUUPER shy and quiet, to the point where I didn't speak at all until someone at school talked to me and even then, if it was a student I would keep quiet but now I'm not afraid to talk to random folks and be the super lively one at social gatherings, this can be a bad thing if I'm around new people who aren't used to a stronger or bolder personality, it tends to make them cower and retreat into themselves, which makes it tougher for me to befriend or get to know them.


4. At wearing socks....oh gosh how I can't stand socks! I mean sure, if I have on a pair of boots or if it's super cold then fine, but under any other circumstance, get those suckers off! I try to resist any shoe that requires socks (no sneakers for me). I love being barefoot and socks are the arch enemy (although I love a fabulous pump or high heel anyday)!


5. Straightening my hair, this takes FOREVER and I get lazy. My hair is thick and wavy and past my hips. Everytime I try to flat iron it I start off super precise and section off pieces and take my time, and by midway I'm just letting my hair all down and going over random top portions and the ends. I get so impatient!


6. Backing up into parking spaces, I had to practice this over and over again during the time of getting my license and was a pro, but since then I've hardly ever had to use this so now the few times where I could back into a parking space, I can't and I get worried I'll end up bumping into the car next to me or backing up into something!

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1. Keeping beat, my family constantly reminds me of this, thanks guys!

2. Dancing, this kind of goes with keeping beat!

3. Reverse parking- ARRG!

4. Telling you what I ate for lunch, or five minutes ago for that matter.

5. Being healthy- I'd do anything to lose weight! Except exercise and diet... sorry!

6. Telling you what that classical/opera song was, I love hearing them but I can't tell you the name of one!

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Have to add: saving money. I spend it so quickly (is anyone else doing a bunch of online shopping today...hello summer sales!)...however in the sense of "saving money" on my purchases, I kick a** at that...gotta love finding stuff on sale (with free shipping and a discount code today...hello $40 maxi dresses)...


Happy 4th everyone!

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Me too!  Much to husband's dismay.  I only placed a couple of orders today though despite my inbox overflowing with sale emails.  My birthday was just last month and I took advantage of several b-day offers so there wasn't much I still wanted/needed!


Happy Fourth!  I'm wondering if it's late enough to make myself a Paloma yet...

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