Thursday, August 23, 2007

Thursday Thirteen # 60

Thirteen unglamorous talents which I possess

I have long been pressing Friend Husband to help me figure out what sort of talents I have. For one thing, it helps the old ego to think you're good at something, especially if it's something cool. So far that hasn't happened. But today, as I was yet again bemoaning the fact that I have no useful talents, one popped up (see #2 below). When Friend Husband pointed out that that was a talent that I had that he certainly didn't have, I paused. Yes, that is sort of a talent. But then I wailed, "I want a glamorous talent!" Alas, while I came up with many unglam talents that I possess, I came up with not one glitzy one. Here are 13 of the other variety.

1. Catastrophizing.

2. Cutting Albustix in half. These things are way more expensive than they should be and we have to use them to test David's urine for protein spillage. The nurse at the clinic told me to cut them in half so we'd have double the amount. Friend Husband was gobsmacked that I had the ability to slice those things in half (they're about 1/4" wide and 2 1/2" long).

3. Spelling (without the aid of spell check).

4. Feeding people.

5. Being grumpy.

6. Talking on the phone while doing various other things (dipping urine, cleaning, bandaging bloody appendages presented to me)

7. Devising laundry lines out of unexpected materials (phone lines, trees, basketball goals).

8. Remembering random details that people have told me about their lives.

9. Predicting which leftovers container is the right size for the job.

10. Clipping dog toenails.

11. Getting enthused over things like sunsets, spider webs, flowers, historical epochs, amazing feats, people...

12. Threading needles (and/or picking up dropped stitches) in a moving vehicle.

13. Seeing humor in things that otherwise would make me scream.

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FRIGGA said...

Good list - that whole needles in the car is pretty good!

Happy TT13 - mines up at

amy said...

Interesting list!! Very cool..Glad I stopped by.

Lori said...

Wow...arent YOU talented:) I can be grumpy too...and I think all mothers can multi-task...its mandatory!! Happy TT. Always nice to see your posts...oh, and you have a really cool name....

The Gal Herself said...

Love your list. Though you make me feel like an underachiever. I am good at clipping kitty nails, but they are thinner than a dog's. And I only awfulize. I didn't know that catastophrizing even existed!

Kuanyin said...

#13 is a great talent to have! :-) Happy TT!

Kendra said...

what a great TT list! thanks for stopping by my site as well! ;)

Luka said...

Great List! Happy TT'ing

ancsweetnsassygal said...

I didn't realize #8 was a talent. I possess that in abundance, often shocking with the details I remember they told me long ago. Great TT. Happy Friday!

Linda R. Moore said...

Those are totally great talents! You are selling yourself short. ;)

(my TT is up, too.)