27 December 2007

Some things that I do really, really well

  • Internet stalking. I essentially have a Master's degree in research/finding things/whatever you want to call it. If I don't know how to find it, I know how to find out how to find it, including requesting public records and all SORTS of fun things. Facebook stalking is a whole 'nother venue of expertise, but one I have mastered all the same. Lucky you if you have a boring name, that makes it a LOT harder.
  • School. I have mastered the minimum input to maximum output ratio. I can take almost any class and do well. It's sort of freaky. That's why I'm 25 with a Master's degree. Because school's so easy, I get paid to do it for other people!
  • Making french toast. I don't like eggs, so 90% of the common breakfast choices are out. And then waffles are a pain in the ass and I don't feel like I have a proper pan for pancakes. So I've perfected french toast.
  • Getting ready, including showering, shaving my legs, and doing my hair and makeup, in 15 minutes or less (without Gabe--30 minutes or less with him)
  • Memorizing song lyrics. Part of the really-good-at-school is that I have a good memory. Unless I'm drinking, then I have NO MEMORY WHATSOEVER.
  • The Scrabble/Boggle/Text Twist game trifecta, both online and off.
  • Wrapping presents. This Christmas Gabriel helped me with all of the presents (hence the crooked cut paper and the coloring) but I'm good at it. Trust me.
  • Math in my head. Not like, nonlinear algebra hypothetical beyond my brain's comprehension math, but like, figuring out the tip, what gas mileage my car gets, how many miles to such and such, what day of the week will my birthday be on next year, what kind of change do I give you to get quarters back, do I have enough money for everything in my shopping cart math.
  • Typing. I type fast. Someone has to.
  • Proofreading. I can spot the grammar/spelling error before you even type it.
  • Resume writing. It goes along with being good at school. I'm good at bullshit.
  • Thrift store shopping. People always ask me where I got my clothes. The answer is at least 60% of the time Thrifty Bargains or the Goodwill or the Salvation Army. It takes patience and persistence (which I generally lack)
  • Keeping plants alive and healthy
  • Mending
  • Remembering your birthday. I love birthdays. I'll remember. I'll usually get you a present. Not because I have to, but because one of my favorite things is finding something for someone else that I KNOW they'll like.
  • Ironing
  • Cupcakes
  • Keeping my own secrets

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