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    Things I want to learn how to do

    These are things I want to learn how to do (before I die):

    A. Play the guitar.
    B. Play chess.
    C. Change the oil in my car.
    D. Learn intermediate Spanish. Please note that I took beginning Spanish quite a few times. I used to work in a paint store so I'm fluent enough to get by.

    What say you RZ? What do you want to do?
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Things I want to learn how to do

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    These are things I want to learn how to do (before I die):

    A. Play the guitar.
    B. Play chess.
    C. Change the oil in my car.
    D. Learn intermediate Spanish. Please note that I took beginning Spanish quite a few times. I used to work in a paint store so I'm fluent enough to get by.

    What say you RZ? What do you want to do?
    Wow, If I were you I could literally die.

    Mine mostly involves travel. Need to think on it more.

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    Re: Things I want to learn how to do

    Quote Originally Posted by Spazzrico View Post
    Wow, If I were you I could literally die.

    Mine mostly involves travel. Need to think on it more.
    I know how to travel.

    And that's not a complete list, I also want to learn how to herd cats
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Things I want to learn how to do

    Play the Guitar and Sing, I would serinade so many lovely ladies.

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    I'd like to learn to play bass guitar and learn Japanese.
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    Re: Things I want to learn how to do

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    I know how to travel.

    And that's not a complete list, I also want to learn how to herd cats
    Oops, I read it wrong.

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    Re: Things I want to learn how to do

    Quote Originally Posted by Spazzrico View Post
    Oops, I read it wrong.
    Shame
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Things I want to learn how to do

    When I lived in Sydney, I decided I wanted to learn to surf. Problem was, I couldn't swim. So I found someone who tried to teach me, and found out I have an actual phobia--whenever my head went underwater, had a panic attack. I have since discovered that what I remember as a minor incident at a swimming pool when I was small was actually a near drowning, and this is likely the cause. Funny thing is, I'm not actually afraid of being in the water; I just have panic attacks when I go under. So, surfing's out.

    That only leaves learning the guitar. I'm kind of old for that now, but I still want to.

    Although I would like to learn to speak/read French as well, so I could write a good bio of Lafayette. I don't think an even-toned one exists. I'd also like to learn Chinese, simply because I've had a lot of Chinese friends over the years. Seems a bit difficult, though.
    Last edited by marcshoe; 06-12-2013 at 11:51 PM.
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    Re: Things I want to learn how to do

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    These are things I want to learn how to do (before I die):

    A. Play the guitar.
    B. Play chess.
    C. Change the oil in my car.
    D. Learn intermediate Spanish. Please note that I took beginning Spanish quite a few times. I used to work in a paint store so I'm fluent enough to get by.

    What say you RZ? What do you want to do?
    I've done b and c. I'm not very good at chess because I tend to live in the moment. I like backgammon better.
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    Re: Things I want to learn how to do

    Nice thread.

    I want to learn woodworking, like building tables and maybe a chest of drawers or something.
    Lift weights well.
    Cook. Grilling does not apply. I can grill just fine.
    Piano.
    Hunt.

    Maybe in that order.
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    Re: Things I want to learn how to do

    Quote Originally Posted by Australian Red View Post
    Play the Guitar and Sing, I would serinade so many lovely ladies.
    I can sing and even read music, but man, I can't make heads or tails of a guitar.
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    Re: Things I want to learn how to do

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    These are things I want to learn how to do (before I die):

    A. Play the guitar.
    B. Play chess.
    C. Change the oil in my car.
    D. Learn intermediate Spanish. Please note that I took beginning Spanish quite a few times. I used to work in a paint store so I'm fluent enough to get by.

    What say you RZ? What do you want to do?
    I've got A, B, and D. In my experience, you could learn A and B no problem. Just takes lots of repetition. D will be tough, as learning a language in your adult life is one of the more difficult things to develop. The best way to go would be spend some time in a Spanish-speaking country, and you just kind of get it by osmosis. As smart as you tell us you are, you could do it, I think.
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    Re: Things I want to learn how to do

    Quote Originally Posted by WildcatFan View Post
    As smart as you tell us you are, you could do it, I think.
    I've got a secret: I'm smarter than I've been letting on.


    I've been holding back to keep Puffy from being jealous
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Things I want to learn how to do

    Celestial Navigation and other topics related to off shore sailing.
    Calculus
    Welding
    Singing

    I have a guitar, but have all but given up on it, realizing along the way that I must have a learning disability that prevents me from grasping music theory. This, I believe, is related to my problems with math (or that Elder High School may have employed the worst Algebra teacher in the history of pedagogy back in the late 70s. He was a good CC coach, though.) I am trying to relearn math topics with my son, who due to difficulties related to autism needs a lot of help. The funny thing is that I can see that we share some traits, related to math issues; he has a very intuitive grasp of math, but struggles mightily with the book learning.
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    Re: Things I want to learn how to do

    Changing oil involves watching a YouTube video and a trip to NAPA.

    Same amount of work as grilling a hamburger.
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