Tuesday, April 18, 2017

10 things I suck at

Copying Michael's post.

1. Blowing up balloons. I have never successfully done this.

2. Climbing up lots of stairs. Must pause to catch breath.

3. Pronouncing the word prom. Or mom.

4. Deciding where to eat. I'm very good at deciding what I don't want.

5. Being left alone without notice. I am an introvert and love alone time but I must have advance warning that I'm about to be alone, otherwise I freak out.

6. Raising one eyebrow. KC laughs at my attempts.

7. Being coordinated or graceful. Words never used to describe me.

8. Keeping my mouth shut. I talk too much, interrupt people and I argue a lot.

9. Driving in snow. Nope.

10. Giving up on books. I have come to accept this of myself. I'm pretty good at knowing what I will like and what I shouldn't even bother picking up, but sometimes I read an awful book that I shouldn't waste my time on - I am always telling other people life is too short for bad books, but I don't listen - but I just can't stop because I want to know for sure it sucked, and I can't do that if I quit it, can I? Plus, it's rare, but it has happened - some books get better. Sometimes. Like, twice.

What do you suck at?

47 comments:

  1. Deciding where to eat is also something I'm terrible at! That and deciding what to watch on Netflix unless I've got a set show that I'm watching.

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  2. I have only just learned to give up on books in the last couple years. It's liberating but I do sometimes wonder if I'm missing anything. And I wouldn't call myself exactly ungraceful but Ryan says I walk heavily. And the dogs always know when it's me coming down the stairs, so... maybe he has a point. I am bad at saying no! And crafts and wrapping presents. They always look like a 5-year-old wrapped them.

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  3. Oh lady, you should see me try and climb stairs these days...it's laughable ;)
    And our bedroom just happens to be on the third floor! hahaha xx

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  4. Ha!! I am cracking up at the book thing. I have a hard time quitting them too, because what if it gets better?? What if the ending is amazing and I would have missed out?? How can I have an official opinion on a book I couldn't finish? I think today on your Instagram story or Snapchat I'm going to need you to pronounce the words Mom and Prom so I can understand why you could possibly think you're bad at it!?

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  5. Kayla has my coordination (poor). Case in point: she was running with her limbs flailing about and just fell flat on her face like she tripped over an invisible line. I laughed of course because falling down is funny #badmom.

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  6. Well I'm just gonna go ahead & steal this. K. Thanks. And I agree. Need to know how you're saying prom & mom & why you suck at it. But, Instagram stories please. I don't know how to Snap or Chat. :)

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  7. I have gotten way better at giving up books in the last year or so but I understand where you are coming from!! I also give myself the option to "pause" them and return at a later date. :) I can't raise one eyebrow either, haha.

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  8. Hahaha to being good at deciding what you don't want to eat-- definitely me too! I can relate to the book thing too and I'm not sure why. I was good about marking things as DNF, but this year there have been a couple that I really disliked, but I kept on reading hoping they would get better at some point (they didn't, haha).

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  9. Laughing so hard at the balloon one, the prom/mom one, and the snow one. It's tough to learn to drive in snow... I agree with that.
    I suck at painting my nails. I also suck at standing or sitting still. Even when I'm reading or something like that- I can't just sit still. Ha.

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  10. Ugh to driving in snow, and girl I can't for the life of me blow up balloons either and it drives me nuts. It looks so easy :-P
    Green Fashionista

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  11. I'm dying to know how you say prom or mom now...
    I have the hardest time with balloons too. Its that first BURST of air that I struggle with.
    I always say, I feel like I can run a mile, but have me walk up 13 steps & its like I just ran a full marathon

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  12. Aww thanks :) I can't cock an eyebrow either and it drives me nuts! I will say I've gotten better at it over the years but I have to kind of do it without trying otherwise my face looks like I'm struggling haha I'm terrible about deciding where or what to eat. I always have to order last. The stairs one threw me off because... you're a runner.

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  13. Deciding where to eat... YUP! Haha, can't do it! But I can rule out the 14 options someone gives me in the mean time ;)

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  14. OMG, #5. I didn't really realize I am the same way until you said it. I like planning for a long stretch of alone time, thinking about all the things I'm going to do just for me, and getting myself all amped up for Alyssa time. But sudden alone time always feels like abandonment, and even when there's a perfectly good reason for it I have this weird feeling that taints the whole experience. WEIRD. Good to know I'm not the only one though.

    Unless I have a specific craving, I can't decide what I want to eat. When it's me and David and we have like 11 different options within a block of the apartment, I will give him like 6 options that I'd be okay with and tell him he has to pick one of them. He always asks me to just pick a place but I'm like NO because if I say Thai just to give an option but he's been craving Indian, then we'll have Thai because me saying it is like me saying I MUST have Thai when in reality I would have been just as happy with Indian. Or sushi. Or pizza. THIS IS SUCH A PROBLEM.

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  15. Okay, so now I have to know, how do you pronounce Mom or prom? :D I like this a lot and definitely going to borrow the idea from you and Michael. I'm with you on #1, 2, 7, 9 and 10. I used to be able to somewhat drive in snow but after moving to California, I can barely drive in the rain! I have the hardest time quitting books too. It has to be awful, like terribly, terribly, horrifyingly bad for me to quit. And like you, I subscribe to the whole life is too short for bad books mindset but struggle following that rule myself. It's the it might get better but also I don't like to leave things (okay, mainly just books) unfinished.

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  16. I did a similar post years ago but this inspired me to do another! (I'll credit you!) I'm AWFUL at drinking water, finding things, carrying cash AND MANY MORE.

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  17. I'm the worst decision maker when it comes to deciding on dinner too! We'll seriously sit for the longest time trying to decide where to eat, and then when Chris starts to make suggestions I veto them all because I know that I don't want that. It's terrible!

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  18. I also have an old post like this! I know my weaknesses as well as I know my strengths. LOL

    Math, picking a restaurant, coddling people, giving head pats, being patient.

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  19. im really bad at picking restaurants too -- im way too indecisive and then when i finally do it's not good. and i cant make it through a whole day without banging my knee, elbow, or arm into something. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  20. I am so bad about giving up books. I tell myself to just quit already but then I feel like a fake for saying I "read" it when I didn't read all of it. But really if you're not into it by 100 pages, is it going to get better??? Usually no.

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  21. I can blow up balloons okay but can never tie them! Pointless. I'm also terrible at driving in snow and pretty much won't. It terrifies me.

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  22. Haha! I'm also terrible with deciding where to eat so now Jacob gives me three choices and I pick one of those. I used to read all books, all the way through and just recently stopped doing that. Life is too short! :)

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  23. I am also really good at deciding what I DON'T want to eat while having no clue what I DO want to eat. I think I need a chef to just put delicious food in front of me because I really don't know how to figure out what to eat on my own. I'm REALLY good at giving up on books though - that's probably why I only read like 5 books a year haha!

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  24. Oh man I have commitment issues with my books! I know I should break up with them but I just need to follow through. So glad you get me.

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  25. #6 - be glad. pretty sure this is where 99% of my forehead wrinkles came from!!

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  26. I am also not good at climbing lots of stairs, being graceful, or keeping my mouth shut!

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  27. Grace is my middle name, my mom jokes, because its so, SO untrue. I'm such a putz. Lol I also cannot keep my mouth shut. #noholdingback and I'm bad at interrupting but I'm working on it.

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  28. I don't think climbing stairs ever gets any easier (even though I've been training for & doing tower races the past two years!). I definitely can't figure out where I want to eat either, haha. And driving in snow.. NO. I do it because I have to sometimes but if I really don't have to go anywhere, I'm staying home.

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  29. I can't even tell you how many times I just said the word prom out loud in different accents. haha.

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  30. Blowing up balloons is impossible for me. At any party, that's a decorating task I will definitely be delegating.

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  31. I drive chris absolutely mad on deciding where to eat!!!! I have ideas but I never give a definitive answer lol. I've been known to quit a book or two. Life's to short to read a shitty book!!!

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  32. YES. I'm the worst at quitting a bad book. Somehow I always finish (it has to get better, right?), and then I'm mad at myself that I did. I hate deciding where to eat too, but I pretty much always do anyway because Chris will never make a decision. lol.

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  33. I know all of the places I don't want to eat too! lol

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  34. I am getting better about quitting a book. Better. It still takes me a LOT to do it.
    A professional athlete (that is super duper fit) tweeted that no matter how fit he is, he still gets winded by climbing a flight of stairs. I liked that a lot.

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  35. LOL at walking up the stairs -- that's so me too. Also, balloons -- I can blow them up, BUT HATE IT. That is why they make air pumps. Lazy for life.

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  36. This is a fun post! I suck at walking in a straight line! When I walk with my friends they put me next to the curb so I don't walk diagonal in front of them..or behind them or wander off! - Crystal

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  37. I can't give up on bad books either! It's just not in my system.

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  38. I too don't like to give up on bad books and I have no idea why. lol. I could list way more than 10 things that I suck at. haha I'm bad at some many things, it's laughable. LOL. No, seriously, it's true.

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  39. I can't give up on bad books either! I feel your pain.

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  40. I am the same with bad books! Somehow I can't seem to let go. I have no idea why!x

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  41. I can't do the one eyebrow raise either and I look hilarious trying to do it too. I definitely kill myself if I attempted to drive in snow. I can hardly even walk on snow so there's that. lol

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  42. Being left alone without notice!!!! Yes!!!! Conor has to travel a lot for work. And I can barely handle it. And I need lots of prep. So last minute trips are so so not okay!

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  43. Coordinated and graceful? What are those things?! Do people actually have them? And bad books are my ultimate sucky thing. It is so rare that I will quit a book -- even if it sucks to the end of the Earth, I will probably skim through the rest of it so I know it never got better. We are weird characters, friend.

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  44. This is great. I love it. #5 is 100% me. Like I HATE it if KC decides to go out last minute. Not because of what he is doing, but because I need notice I guess. HA. It's usually fine, but sometimes I get super mopey. I hate it. I am also not good at abandoning books, but I do it sometimes now. So that's some type of progress I guess. I am not good at confrontation... or with friends who are constantly hard to plan with... or not crying while talking when I am super upset. THE. WORST. ugh. XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  45. The raising one eyebrow thing made me laugh. Christopher can't wink no matter how hard he tries and it's hilarious every time!

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  46. LOL the driving in snow one makes me laugh, cause KY gets a lot of snow... What do you do?! Stay home?

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