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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wednesday wonderings - What can you do REALLY well?

 
Outside of the design world/blogosphere/your patch in the cube farm, 
what can you do really well?

I parallel park LIKE A BOSS.

23 comments:

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

I am very good at directions and always have my north south bearings as if I am a hunting dog/homing pigeon. Useless talent really as I am neither...

Debra Phillips said...

Like a machine I will jump in to help a person or animal in danger without regard to self

Interior Design Musings said...

I can rock your world in a game of hearts! M.

An Urban Cottage said...

Jack of all trades, master of none.

Pigtown*Design said...

Ya wanna do a parallel parking throwdown? I could even park like a boss in the UK! People used to stop and watch me. No one over there parallel parks, they just shoot into spaces. (see 4 weddings for examples)

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

i, too, am good at paralleling. thats reason #120 we are kindreds. other than that, i have an uncanny nack to remember savant-esque things. phone numbers, numbers someone told me (each number is a color in my head and i see the color pattern so i remember it)... weird. oh yeah - and name that tune stuff, good at that too!

Raina Cox said...

Pigtown*Design - I lived two years in New Zealand and, funny enough, could parallel park even better on the opposite side of the road.

So, yes, I accept your sha-llange. ;)

David said...

I'm a good baker, gratins to desserts. And I need to stop doing it so much.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I can parallel park park quite well too. I am oddly quite good at plumbing repairs but I gave them up in my wedding vows.

home before dark said...

I, too, park in a parallel universe. My weirdest skill is remembering esoteric bits of information like someone's name, age (and a built in aging calculator), an internal unseen calculator that keeps track of personal fouls for both teams in basketball. Where I put my keys, not so much.

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I'm good at that, too.(hopefully that's where B learned it!)Can't think of much else Im a natural at at the moment...a dull day. xo Nancy

Mallory High said...

I can fold a fitted sheet like nobody's business.

My Interior Life said...

I'm only adequate at parallel parking, depends on the situation. I think my real strength is my tendency to remember people, faces/names, etc. It's kind of embarrassing and a little hurtful to my ego when people don't always remember me. I also know a lot of useless pop culture crap. Takes up way too much space in my brain. My husband and I often communicate solely in quotes from movies or Seinfeld.

AmyHN said...

I can type like the wind.

Sharon Brown said...

Count me in on being a master of parallel parking - on both sides of the road too! Me? I am the best organizer of stuff ever. The OCD really comes in handy here.

Leslie at Lekalia Interiors said...

I have to say I read this, this morning, and had no answer. However, I thought of you when I parallel parked today. Cheers!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Good to know! I always get nervous about parallel parking because I do it so infrequently but damned if I don't get it in there perfectly. I'm a pretty good cook.

... said...

I'm pretty dern good at parallel parking as well. Also, baking delicious sugary treats, criticizing virtually every driver on the road, and I am also very good at cutting every floral stem the incorrect length for any vessel I wish to put them in.

Camilla said...

I may or may not have described myself as "an excellent reverse parker - not an euphemism" in a dating profile I had active for 12 hours.

Kristen said...

I always say parallel parking is my one true talent. HAH!

Leith said...

You all clearly street park far too much! I pick up the accent of the person I am talking to in about 30 seconds. I have to be careful people don't think I am making fun of them... It just happens automatically!

Leith said...

Also, Camilla - good one!

Robin said...

My Interior Life - You are my soul sister. Ditto on everything, except rather that quotes from Seinfeld, we converse in random song lyrics!

Raina - but can you parallel park like a boss on the left side of the road from a right-driving (i.e. US) car? I live on a one-way street that for whatever reason the parking is on the left side of the road, not the right. Thankfully my apartment building has a parking lot where I park, as I am not good enough at parallel parking on the right, never mind the LEFT!