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GAC
02-03-2008, 07:53 AM
No matter how hard you've tried, thinking it looked easy and that you could do it or would be good at it, it's turned out to not be your "cup of tea" (so to speak). In fact, you are down right terrible at it. Maybe it's an activity, hobby, chore, or even behavior or habit that society stereotypically says a man or woman should/shouldn't be good at due to their gender.

Or maybe it's a habit that you've developed over time, maybe due to age or whatever, that you wish you could change/fix, because it frustrates the heck out of you yet you don't know what you can do to correct it.

Like with me at remembering names. I have a terrible time remembering names. And I'm talking about people I interact with, such as family members and/or co-workers, on a daily/weekly basis. I suffer from "brain farts" where I all of a sudden can't remember that person's name. And it's embarrassing and frustrating.

Or maybe it's something you can't do anything about, but it still frustrates you like being the hyper active person that I am. And even though my body, due to age is slowing (breaking) down, my mind isn't. I have a hard time staying on task because I have a zillion other things going on inside my mind. I'll therefore, in an attempt to get the task done quickly as possible, take shortcuts, or as I call it "improvise". Which causes my wife and kids to shake their collective heads and stand next to the phone in case 911 needs to be called.

My wife always says .... "Watch your Dad kids and learn. Learn what the wrong way is, and how not to do something."

So I am teaching my kids something. :p:

Highlifeman21
02-03-2008, 10:41 AM
Tennis

Fishing

Bowling

Singing

Throwing a football more than 20 yards

Shooting a basketball

Hitting a breaking ball

Cleaning

Any of the Warcraft games

HumnHilghtFreel
02-03-2008, 10:48 AM
Playing the guitar.

After looking at Highlifeman's avatar, I'm reminded I'm horrrrrrible at golf.

Not procrastinating.

TeamCasey
02-03-2008, 10:50 AM
Definitely names and dates. My brain just isn't wired for them. It's horribly frustrating.

Housework/ decorating, etc. ..... I'm no Martha Stewart.

Patience.

redhawkfish
02-03-2008, 11:08 AM
Mr. Fix-it stuff

I can change a light bulb though!:D

bucksfan
02-03-2008, 11:47 AM
skiing

namichael
02-03-2008, 12:27 PM
Golf (but I insist on playing)
working on cars (I stink at it but if I can avoid a $40 per hour labor charge, I'll give it a try)

LoganBuck
02-03-2008, 01:22 PM
Water sking and all forms of skating.

Absolutely can not do it. No way no how.

Also being on time.

Dom Heffner
02-03-2008, 01:27 PM
Can't do cartwheels. I don't get it, I really don't.

*BaseClogger*
02-03-2008, 01:29 PM
art, music, anything requiring creativity...

Dom Heffner
02-03-2008, 01:33 PM
Oh yeah- and oragami? The paper folding thing....

marcshoe
02-03-2008, 02:07 PM
Life.

GoReds33
02-03-2008, 02:12 PM
Basketball
Ping Pong
Tennis
Handwriting
Singing (Thank God)
Algebra
Lying

nate
02-03-2008, 02:17 PM
I could never hoola-hoop.

*BaseClogger*
02-03-2008, 02:30 PM
I can't whistle...

oneupper
02-03-2008, 03:18 PM
Drawing (worse than a a five year old)
Golf
Stretching (can not touch toes)
Being Orderly
...and apparently everything Dom Heffner is bad at (cartwheels, origami...anything else, Dom?)

redsfan30
02-03-2008, 03:19 PM
Golf.

macro
02-03-2008, 04:45 PM
Pool

Spitball
02-03-2008, 05:00 PM
When talking to a really beautiful woman, I am really terrible at focusing on her eyes...

Rojo
02-03-2008, 05:14 PM
I can't remember song lyrics to save my life. I know people who can sing some old song that they don't even like. I can't remember the lyrics to my favorite song. Somehow, I think it might be tied into my other weakness, foreign languages. Had a horrible time with my foreign language requirement in high school.

Caveat Emperor
02-03-2008, 05:46 PM
First-Person Shooter video games

Any math above basic algebra

Singing

Meeting and talking to women

Driving a golf ball straight

Having fun when I'm losing

dfs
02-03-2008, 05:48 PM
Names and faces....Out of context I just do NOT remember people.

MrCinatit
02-03-2008, 06:15 PM
World domination and folding shirts.


Oh yeah- and oragami? The paper folding thing....

I was going to supply you with several of "those types" of links, until I I realized you were talking about origami. Man, would my face have been red...

LawFive
02-03-2008, 06:18 PM
Painting. Tried to paint the second bedroom in my new place today. It was just short of a disaster - uneven coats, roller lines, etc. Not sure if a second coat would help, or if I should just hire someone to do it right the first time...

marcshoe
02-03-2008, 06:18 PM
sleeping.

deltachi8
02-03-2008, 09:48 PM
understanding women

GAC
02-03-2008, 10:08 PM
Any math above basic algebra

Having fun when I'm losing

Amen brother!

In High school I took whatever the minimum math requirements were and cut my losses.

I hate to lose. When my brother and I get together and play backgammon, I've been none to trash some boards. :lol:

I'm what you would call an unorthodox handyman. I do it my way, not maybe the conventional way. Tim the Toolman and Red Green are my idols!

People will watch me doing a project and shake their heads - "you sure are going about that the hard way" - which may be true. But I getthe job done,and the finished result looks good.

Unless it involves mitre sawing. Even with a table mitre saw I can't cut angled corners that mesh. I always buy extra trim for mistakes. :lol:

KronoRed
02-03-2008, 10:16 PM
Model building, I just don't have the steady hand or patience for it.

sonny
02-04-2008, 05:20 AM
understanding women

Do you know who else doesn't understand women?

Every man who has ever existed.

MrCinatit
02-04-2008, 05:45 AM
Do you know who else doesn't understand women?

Every man who has ever existed.


...and most women.

SunDeck
02-04-2008, 10:14 AM
finishing any project I have sta

reds44
02-04-2008, 10:17 AM
Pool.
Guitar Hero.

WMR
02-04-2008, 10:18 AM
Bill Belichick is horrible at good sportsmanship.

Dom Heffner
02-04-2008, 01:36 PM
I thought GAC would put something like, "Ending my sentences with a preposition." LOL!!!

OldRightHander
02-04-2008, 02:17 PM
Being tolerant of bad drivers and people who use poor grammar.

RichRed
02-04-2008, 02:19 PM
Liking the Cowboys and the Cubs.

bengalsown
02-04-2008, 02:43 PM
Life.

Sean_CaseyRules
02-04-2008, 03:08 PM
I'm pretty bad at controlling my anger out bursts, its not like I hit people, or anything like that, Its just I get annoyed and angered really easily. I don't really have any clue what to do to get better either, haha.

BUTLER REDSFAN
02-05-2008, 12:04 AM
Public speaking--If I have to talk to more than one person I just get extremely tongue tied--I reverse phrases--Like instead of saying "A breath of fresh air" I will say "A freth of breash air.....Also home repairs--I think I'm a good father and husband but around the house I'm just useless--I will try to fix something and the minute it goes wrong I'm ready to throw whatever it is out the back door--ARGH!!!!

OldRightHander
02-05-2008, 08:08 AM
Public speaking--If I have to talk to more than one person I just get extremely tongue tied--I reverse phrases--Like instead of saying "A breath of fresh air" I will say "A freth of breash air.....

I'm just the opposite. I'm not as bad as I used to be, but I've always been something of a shy person, trouble looking people in the eye and everything. Put me in front of a large crowd and I can speak or sing without a problem, but one on one it's a different story.

SandyD
02-05-2008, 08:20 AM
motor skills --- gross or fine --- which includes sports, crafts, dance, handwriting, typing, drawing, painting, use of tools, and so on

paintmered
02-05-2008, 08:33 AM
Knowing my date of birth, according to the IRS.

Tom Servo
02-05-2008, 08:44 AM
I'm just the opposite. I'm not as bad as I used to be, but I've always been something of a shy person, trouble looking people in the eye and everything. Put me in front of a large crowd and I can speak or sing without a problem, but one on one it's a different story.
Same here. Crowds are easy, people are hard.

HBP
02-05-2008, 10:00 AM
sleeping.

Me too. I'm too easily distracted at night before I realize I only have five hours left to sleep.

919191
02-05-2008, 10:03 AM
Coming up with a decent user name.

HeatherC1212
02-05-2008, 10:22 AM
Patience
Public Speaking :eek:
Standing up for myself
Being a leader (I'm more of a follower who does all the work in the background)

Roy Tucker
02-05-2008, 10:26 AM
Keeping my explanations of things short.

I tend to ramble.

Redhook
02-05-2008, 12:35 PM
Being sick. I don't like it and I'm not good at.

Dom Heffner
02-05-2008, 04:18 PM
Keeping my explanations of things short.

If Redszone charged by the word, I'd be up a creek. Only one other person wordier than I am here.

GAC
02-05-2008, 09:33 PM
Knowing my date of birth, according to the IRS.


You were pretty young then. How are you suppose to remember that? :p:

GAC
02-05-2008, 09:34 PM
If Redszone charged by the word, I'd be up a creek. Only one other person wordier than I am here.

There have been numerous members who are seriously challenging my title. It's hard to stay on top around here. Everyone is gunnin' for ya when you're #1. :p:

*BaseClogger*
02-05-2008, 09:37 PM
choosing an avatar...

Dom Heffner
02-05-2008, 09:47 PM
Everyone is gunnin' for ya when you're #1.


I didn't even have to pull the old, "I'm not going to mention any names but his initials are GAC" stunts. :)