I recently came across an article titled “50 Things that you should Know How to Do”. I missed knowing all 50 by a narrow (it’s my story!) margin. Mine are highlighted in yellow. How about you? How many do you know how to do?
Build a fire – Can I use a match?
Operate a computer
Use Google effectively – Pretty good at this one since I use it in my field Every. Single. Day.
Perform CPR and the Heimlich maneuver – Once upon a time I knew how to do this but I never had it put into practice.
Drive a stick shift
Tell a story that captivates people’s attention – Well, I sure hope so otherwise this whole writing fiction thing is pointless.
Win or avoid a fistfight – Run.
Deliver bad news – not so good at this. I either just blurt it out with no warning or avoid telling it altogether.
Change a tire – I think I may be the only female in America who does not know how to do this. Go ahead - rub it in She-ra.
Handle a job interview
Manage time – Pretty good at this one.
Remember names - I use a mnemonic device. Holly has hairy hands.
Handle the police – I am easily intimidated by a uniform, so this would be a no.
Give driving directions – I am ashamed to admit that I do not know North, South, East, and West. So I can tell you forward, backward, left or right but beyond that…..
Perform basic first aid
Parallel Park – with minor fender damage, yes.
Recognize personal alcohol limits - I have practiced this one.
Select good produce
Handle a hammer -I put up my own pictures people.
Make a simple budget
Speak two common languages – does pig latin count?
Do push-ups and sit-ups properly – only if I can do the push-up on my knees.
Give a compliment
Negotiate – Does negotiate mean to try and get others to see things your way??
Listen carefully to others – Working on this one.
Recite basic geography – What is geography?
Paint a room – Oh Lord no.
Make a short, informative public speech
Smile for the camera
Flirt without looking ridiculous – HAHAHA! How you doin?
Take useful notes - Queen of note-taking!
Be a respectful house guest
Make a good first impression
Navigate with a map and compass – Map yes. Compass, see # 18.
Sew a button
Hook up a home theater system – Um. No.
Protect personal identity – I don’t give out my SS # but I am sure there is more I could be doing.
Implement basic computer security – I have a brother –in – law who does this for me.
Detect a lie
End a date politely – Date? What’s a date?
Remove a stain -Yeah, cut it out.
Keep a clean a house – Once upon a time, I was good at this. Perhaps I shall be again.
Hold a baby
Jumpstart a car – “Jake, my car won’t start!! Come get me!!”
P.S. - It has been near impossible to get decent wardrobe pictures from Paytan and Kerrigan this past month so we will postpone (again!) until next week.