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Things you like to do but are really bad at
Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, September 10, 2017 11:14 PM

Appart from gluing pieces of plastic together, slapping paint on them and calling them scale models Big Smile, here is my list

Clasical music. I love listening to it but I can't hear the sounds that are described as, say, C major or A major.... It was driving my music teacher crazy, she would yell at me "can't you hear this or that" and I would always all scared replyed "sorry, I just can't, it all sound the same to me". But I find clasical music very relaxing and enjoyable.

Vine. I love going to vinerie tours, listening and learning about the vine making process and the sometimes hilariously eloquent description of taste, bouquet etc (like the smell of freshly cut grass after the summer storm, what the...Smile) I love drinking vine too but I can't taste all these subtleties to save my life

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, September 11, 2017 2:05 AM

Cabinet making. I love a beautiful piece of furniture, but if it's not plywood, Bondo and paint forget my contribution.

Guitar.

Beer making and baking.

Things I am good at: cooking, carpentry, drawing.

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Posted by damouav on Monday, September 11, 2017 5:26 AM

Things that I'm bad at;

Talking to Women

Applying for Jobs

Things that I'm good at;

Avoiding Women - thats why I'm 46 and single.

Avoiding looking for work

Cooking

&

Sleeping

 

 

 

 

In Progress
1/48 Hobby Boss TBF-1C Avenger
Pending
1/48 Tamiya P-47-D Bubbletop
1/48 Hasegawa P51-D
1/48 Roden S.E.5a
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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, September 11, 2017 5:59 AM
I really aspire to be a bad golfer,but I cant even rise to that level.

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Posted by fermis on Monday, September 11, 2017 6:07 AM

I'm right there with ya Castel...I've been playing guitar for close to 30 years now. I never developed an "ear palate"...never could hear just a single note and be able to say "that's an E", let alone be able to tell you what key a song is in. I can certainly find the note heard on the guitar, then be able to identify it. 

I also do not have a "refined palate" when it comes to food/drink. I think food snobs/critics just make this stuff up to sound like they're fancy and know what they're talking about. Food/drink needs no more than a 5 point rating system...5.Great, 4. Really good, 3. Good, 2. Edible-ish 1. Awful. Spare me the gross overanalysis!!! Seems like most of the stuff they sing high praises about, actually turns my stomach.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, September 11, 2017 8:31 AM

Singing!  I love to do it but am musically challenged.  I do sing in a choir, and they tolerate me, but it takes me longer than anyone else to learn a piece. 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Nino on Monday, September 11, 2017 8:49 AM

       
                Nothing like a Purely Subjective List
 Things I’m good at:  Computers, House painting, Toy repair.
 Things I’m bad at:  I know what I’m bad at, so I don’t do’em: Plumbing and Roofing.
 

However, there are things I can do:

Masonry, Carpentry, Electrical, Guitar, Public Speaking,            Investing, Breakfast/Lunch.                

Things I'm not that good at and shouldn’t do:  All the above.

Things I want to do:   Enjoy retirement and Build models.

Things I’m doing:  Enjoying retirement (took a year), Building models.

  

       Jim  ( Nino, The Mind Boggler)

 

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Posted by PFJN on Monday, September 11, 2017 9:54 AM

Hi,

I'm not sure that I would rate myself as particularly "good" at much, other than maybe what I do for work (seeing that I haven't been fired yet or anything like that - Surprise ).

As far as things that I'm bad at though, but wish I were good at, I guess maybe gardening.  Recently my Dr gave me an allergy test and I found out that I'm allergic to many types of grass, most trees and a bunch of weeds, plus somehow I seem to always "find" the poison ivy in my yard whenever I try doing any yard work Tongue Tied

Other than that I also tried to do some creative writing once and was so embarassed by my 1st draft that I hand shredded the one print out that I made and scattered the pieces in trash cans in several different locations so that no one would ever be able toi see the whole thing Stick out tongue

I guess maybe I could also add "teaching" to the list too.  At one time I had given some thought to maybe lectutre/teach/mentor in my field, but after helping co-present a "continuing education" short course at a professional society meeting once I realized that this wasn't something I'd be well suited to either Indifferent.

 

 

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Posted by templar1099 on Monday, September 11, 2017 11:42 AM

Building scale models and golf.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Monday, September 11, 2017 12:39 PM

Riding a unicycle.

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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Posted by littletimmy on Monday, September 11, 2017 12:54 PM

Good at: Detailing a steam locomotive. 

Bad at: Reading the instructions first. ( sometimes the part I add is'nt in the right posistion.... usually backwards.)

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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Posted by armornut on Monday, September 11, 2017 1:24 PM

Weathering, finishing a model, actually listen to my wife once in awhile, ( turns out she is actually kinda smart lol). I would like to learn guitar, right now the neighborhood cats chime in and my dog just growls at me, heck I don't even have an amp. Did I mention finishing a model? How about leaving the hobbyshop with ONLY what I went in for. I would like to take my wife on a real honeymoon however after my stint in the Navy a cruise is outta the question. Given the personal events for me last month be the kind of man my step father can be proud of, and be the father I never had to my estranged son. Kinda suck in both those areas. BTW I'm sure I mentioned actually finishing a model right.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, September 11, 2017 2:31 PM

Tojo72
I really aspire to be a bad golfer,but I cant even rise to that level.
 

Right there with you, but I think I made that level.  Last time I touched a club was 10 years ago, and had a handicap of 38.

First time I was ever on a course and hit more than a couple in the bosses back yard I shot 55 on our little 9 holer.  Never have broke 60 there since.  That course is not kind to me at all, is where I had my first heart attack on opening day of men's club.  Simple course too, only 2 bunkers and one small pond for irrigation that is not in play.

 

Don, don't feel bad, I can't carry a tune in a 10 yard dump truck.

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Posted by littletimmy on Monday, September 11, 2017 2:42 PM

goldhammer
Don, don't feel bad, I can't carry a tune in a 10 yard dump truck.

LOL!!!! 

When I sing in the shower the dogs howl. Dont know if their just trying to join in ,or if its hurting their ears.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 11, 2017 2:47 PM

Making money.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/35 Italeri Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

In Que

1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, September 11, 2017 5:09 PM

99 1/2% of us are in that sinking boat.

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Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, September 11, 2017 5:33 PM
Well, since you said apart from building models I won't mention it. But I will say golf. I love to get out (and I don't get out as any where near as much as I'd like) but I am terrible. I tend to only see marginal improvement throughout a season and then it's back to square one. And playing guitar. I picked it up in high school and continued when I was in the Army but wasn't ever anything beyond mediocre. I've only picked it up a few times to strum it since I got out 12 years ago.

On my bench: AMT X-Wing (1/48ish?) rebuild

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Monday, September 11, 2017 7:52 PM

Getting up in the morning 

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Posted by DasBeav on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:32 AM

Not bad at golf(10) but would like to get better. Eating healthy is something I am terrible at as I am no longer a spring chicken. Tried to learn the guitar years ago...my brain and fingers do not function as one.

Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by Peaches on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:42 AM

OT: But to me a golf course is a waste of a perfectly good rifle range...

WIP:
Academy F-15 (1/72)

On Deck 

MH-60G 1:48 (Minicraft)

C-17 1/144

KC-135R 1/144

Academy F-18(1/72)

Ting Ting Ting, WTF is that....

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 14, 2017 7:50 AM

damouav

Things that I'm bad at;

Talking to Women

Applying for Jobs

Things that I'm good at;

Avoiding Women - thats why I'm 46 and single.

Avoiding looking for work

Cooking

&

Sleeping

 

 

 

 

 

Dang, I think you're my brother on the other side of the world..... Wink

 

Other things I'm good at: Buying and starting models.

Bad at: Actually finishing the models I've started... Sad

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:39 AM

Oh ;

   Mine is a common one . Never argue with ANY Woman ! I invariably have bad luck on that since I've become a widower . Living with women has benefits of many natures , But , The physical is not always the main driver if at all . I still haven't figured out how they think . After 74 years at that !

Wine I have no problem with . Now as to that and Classical music .You have to have ears that are sensitive enough to pick out those notes , and a sensitive palate too .

   Same for Vino . Gallo Is not what I mean either .Your palate has to be sensitive enough to pick up the variables in taste . Yes , it's true , Even in single and double malt whiskeys . In a blind taste test with three neighbors I picked out the brand and label each time .Gee , that's where that night went !

 In consumable liquids , the barrel it was aged in and if it was charred. Wether it was oak or ash etc . It is in the taste .That's why eoniphiles ( Wine Fanciers ) Spit after a small taste . Then cleanse with water tinged with lemon or lime .To cleanse for the next taste . 

 A good Wine , Whiskey etc , is much appreciated with a good meal . Never overindulge on anything  , Human or consumable, otherwise after a while it becomes flat to you .

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Posted by Doc Ward on Thursday, September 14, 2017 7:17 PM

OTHER than modeling?

I enjoy playing guitar, but even after lessons, I'm not particularly good at it. I took a long time off and took a lesson for the first time in ages yesterday. I'm taking a break from practicing to write this. I think there are a number of reasons I didn't improve as much as I would've liked. First, not practicing enough, which is why I am practicing this evening. Second, many years of punching things in the martial arts makes my fingers not as limber as I would like. Third, I am obsessive enough that I won't let myself "play sloppy" and constantly check my fingering of chords, not trusting myself enough to let them be instinctive.

Cowboy Action Shooting. OK, I may not be really bad at it, but I started the game late and I will never be really competitive at a level I would like to be. If it were just about being competitive, though, I would've stuck with trap shooting. Sure there are more, just drawing a blank at the moment.

Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous.

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Posted by damouav on Friday, September 15, 2017 4:45 AM

Gamera

 

 
damouav

Things that I'm bad at;

Talking to Women

Applying for Jobs

Things that I'm good at;

Avoiding Women - thats why I'm 46 and single.

Avoiding looking for work

Cooking

&

Sleeping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dang, I think you're my brother on the other side of the world..... Wink

 

Other things I'm good at: Buying and starting models.

Bad at: Actually finishing the models I've started... Sad

 

A brother from another mother!

In Progress
1/48 Hobby Boss TBF-1C Avenger
Pending
1/48 Tamiya P-47-D Bubbletop
1/48 Hasegawa P51-D
1/48 Roden S.E.5a
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Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 15, 2017 7:42 AM

damouav

 

 
Gamera

 

 
damouav

Things that I'm bad at;

Talking to Women

Applying for Jobs

Things that I'm good at;

Avoiding Women - thats why I'm 46 and single.

Avoiding looking for work

Cooking

&

Sleeping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dang, I think you're my brother on the other side of the world..... Wink

 

Other things I'm good at: Buying and starting models.

Bad at: Actually finishing the models I've started... Sad

 

 

 

A brother from another mother!

 

Lol! True! 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, September 16, 2017 8:26 PM

Things I'm good at:

My job; letting my wife keep me happy; keeping my wife happy; playing guitar; electronics (part of my job); eating fast food WAAAYYYYY too much; losing my temper when I have someone tailgating me so close that I can't see their headlights in my rear-view mirror on the interstate at 70mph (I'm still working on rectifying that after many, many years); letting people know what I think about certain things.

 

Things I'm not so good at:

Sleeping; staying healthy; finishing the models that I've started; being tactful when I rerally, really need to be; understanding why no one else thinks like I do!

 

 

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Academy Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion; 1/48th Hasegawa A-7 Corsair II; 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet; 1/48th Eduard Fokker Dr. 1 Triplane; 1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings; 1/48th Monogram Douglas TBD-1 Devastator; 1/48th Monogram Pro-Modeler A-26B Invader

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by Brian Miller on Saturday, September 16, 2017 8:43 PM

things I'm good at: playing bass guitar, my job (masonry), lifting things that need moved, doing the dishes by hand, softball, chopping wood, sleeping

 

things I'm bad at: remembering things my wife asks me to do, winning arguments with the afore mentioned woman, scheduling my time, folding a fitted sheet,

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Posted by cwalker3 on Sunday, September 17, 2017 6:02 AM

Peaches

OT: But to me a golf course is a waste of a perfectly good rifle range...

 

Wow, I don't know how many times I've said that exact same thing. Big Smile

As to the OP, I really don't do anything that I know I'm bad at. I can't sing or dance or play a musical instrument so I don't do any of those things. I'm not much of a risk taker so I tend to stick to doing things that I know I'm competent, if not proficient, at. 

But I really, really do love finishing a model, but am not good at all at accomplishing it. I just don't look forward to the painting and weathering process. I'm just too afraid of messing up a nice build and wasting all of that time that I spent building it.

 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:45 PM
Guitar.......I have a beautiful Les Paul Studio I'd love to learn how to play someday. Right now I sound like a sick cow...

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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