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#1 Old 06-29-2004, 10:06 PM
 
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Inspired by a skills/talents thread at another site, share what you are an expert (not THE expert necessarily) at:



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*giving directions/navigating

*bargain-hunting

* baking muffins

*cherry-pit spitting

*Friends trivia (sad but true)

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#2 Old 06-29-2004, 10:08 PM
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It seems nothing anymore. My brain is mush.
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#3 Old 06-29-2004, 10:12 PM
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-musicals. My sisters just asked me about a song from "Annie" (which I don't even like) and I could sing the whole thing from memory. sad.
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*pushing my sisters/boyfriends/mom's buttons

*dyeing hair

*selling tickets to events

*Coaching Trampoline

*multiple choice exams

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*and accurately quoting simpsons episodes!

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Picking my nose with my tongue, crocheting, crossstitching, doing my own hair, and leading guys on, to make them beleive that I like them.
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#7 Old 06-29-2004, 11:40 PM
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I'm good at remembering trivia, but not the nice kind. I remember lots of stuff that people don't want to know (like the number of deaths in the rwandan genocide, the duration of the rwandan genocide, etc).



Speaking of which, I'm probably pretty expertesque at rwandan genocide information, having studied the subject for about 3 years.



I also am strangely good at remembering the precise key of basically any music I hear, despite being completely incapable of physically replicating that music and having never studied any instrument or musical theory.
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#8 Old 06-29-2004, 11:53 PM
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comic books



BAMF!
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#9 Old 06-30-2004, 12:39 AM
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* reading maps

* driving (why am I the *only* one who knows how to drive?! )

* managing professional relationships

* cruising VB

* making damn good gin & tonics
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Picking my nose with my tongue

I would recommend leaving that one off your resume.
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#11 Old 06-30-2004, 01:03 AM
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Procrastinating
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#12 Old 06-30-2004, 01:06 AM
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Picking my nose with my tongue ... and leading guys on, to make them beleive that I like them.



I wonder if the first and last skill are related.
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#13 Old 06-30-2004, 01:47 AM
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Unfortunately, I'm really good at being a sarcastic ass.



I'm also a pro at daydreaming!
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- Memorising historical dates (Peace of Brest-Litovsk, March 3, 1918 / Tilgath Pileser III, 747-729 BC / Slag bij Nieuwpoort, 1600 )

- Memorising phone numbers / e-mail adresses
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Remembering the most useless trivia, and forgetting the most import appointments.

Uh! and don't say that is aging. I am in denial, thank you very much.
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BAMF!





Heheh.
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#17 Old 06-30-2004, 06:49 AM
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1. Ping Pong (When I was younger I was Forrest Gump-like good)

2. Rock Music Recognition and Trivia

3. Blackjack

4. Watch Trading

5. Firearms Information and Trivia
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#18 Old 06-30-2004, 06:55 AM
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What's that saying? "Jack of all trades, master of none"? Yep. I'm good at some things, though:



- Shopping (online, especially - hard to find stuff, bargains, etc.)

- Useless trivia (esp. about music)

- Pool (esp. after knocking back a few)



Uh...that's all I can think of. Useless.
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Nintendo games. That's probably about it. Oh! Like Mikie, I'm also a bit too good at being a sarcastic ass.
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#20 Old 06-30-2004, 07:24 AM
 
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1. Spelling

2. Etiquette

3. Knowing the best way to get somewhere (kind of an obsession)

4. Excel
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* apartment/home hunting (I want to get licensed as a real estate agent in the near future)

* writing/editing

* self-manicures

* bargain hunting

* making things happen
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#22 Old 06-30-2004, 08:24 AM
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Looking busy and shmoozing.



I'm also a creative cook and can put together anything and have it taste good (without a recipe).



I'm also great at successfully handling multiple priorities at one time.



Oh, almost forgot. Rock and Roll trivia and foose ball. Yeah!
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- Useless trivia (esp. about music)



Me too! I wanna go on Jeopardy and kick all their arses!



1. Public speaking. I used to be a trainer. I know, everyone hates that, but I'm good at it.



2. Making people feel at ease. Also from being a trainer.



3. Best listener ever. Everyone seems to want to tell me their secrets.
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Rock and Roll Jeopardy!
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#25 Old 06-30-2004, 08:47 AM
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*Pictionary

*Cosmetics - application

*My husband and I are experts at painting rooms together. It's not something we like, but are both very good at it when we work together.

*Back in the day, I was an expert at answering multiple phone lines and transferring calls at the speed of light.
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speaking of off trivia, have yall seen that guy on jeopardy who's been winning 20 days straight? He's won a total of 600+ thousand bucks. That useless trivia you all know could pay off like his did.



Now back to topic



Im good at:



Office Work

Teaching a class

English & Writing (although I obviously dont show that here)

Legal Stuff

My valleygirl slang

Getting out of traffic tickets.
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#27 Old 06-30-2004, 09:08 AM
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Shaggin - Yeah, I know! I saw that with my grandpa! Crazy.



Okey dokey , I'm good at:



-French

-Accounting

-Drawing

-Interior Design

-Fashion

-Shopping

-Public Speaking

-Daydreaming

-Remembering useless information from my past. Which is odd - I remember that crap, but I can't seem to remember my homework
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#28 Old 06-30-2004, 09:28 AM
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*waiting on someone to say they're an expert at math so I can ask for math help*
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#29 Old 06-30-2004, 09:29 AM
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My expertise:



1. human-cat relations

2. driving/walking/biking long distances, alone, without getting tired or lost

3. remembering inane song lyrics

4. speeling an' grammer



and a self-promoting plug:



5. structural characterization of prion amyloids (thesis out next year!)
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#30 Old 06-30-2004, 09:33 AM
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i'm pretty good at all kinds of things (including math, shag) but not an expert ...

there is only 2 things on my list:

*making mashed potatoes

*busting my boyfriend's balls
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