It's a Sunday. I don't like Sundays. I always get a little, sometimes a lot, depressed on Sundays. So, of course, I tend to fall into bad habits like berating myself for all the things I'm not good at. But today I started to think of a blog post by Nancy back in December and thought that maybe blogging about my "untalents", and then following it up with some of my talents, would be a good way to end my somewhat bummin' Sunday. So... THANKS Nancy for posting your untalents and giving me the idea today!
Untalent: If it isn't business related, I totally suck at talking on the phone when people call me. I respond in monotone and do very little to keep the conversation going. I think this is because so many of my jobs were phone-intensive, so having a receiver to my ear is one of my least favorite things to do. That's not to say every phone conversation sucks... but most of the time, I hate talking on the phone.
Talent: Conversely, I love email and writing (can you tell?) so if you want to talk or to hear a story, send me an email or type me a question and I'll type for a very long time to respond.
Untalent: I think I have the absolute LEAST talent at losing weight. I can honestly say that weight loss has been a #1 priority since I was at least 11 years old, and I've not ever succeeded. Yeah, this is a big "untalent".
Talent: I'm a great cheerleader when others are attempting to lose weight (or quit smoking or other bad habit or life situation). I have a plethora of information on weight loss and what works (supposedly) and what doesn't.
Untalent: I have zero rhythm. I used to go dancing with a friend and always felt like the "do wop" girl in the background, shifting from side-to-side. I LOVE music. I wish fervently that I could dance. But. I simply can't. I sometimes can't even tap my foot or fingers to the "correct" beat.
Talent: I love all things theatre. While I may not be able to sing or dance in a musical, I love to act. I may also not be the next Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie (gasp! how did I mention both of those two women in one sentence?)... but I enjoyed acting and being involved in theater immensely, when I was. It's been at least 13 years since I was involved in my last play, but I think I did well in any show I was in. On stage, or backstage.
Untalent: I'm really bad at remembering names. I'm good at recognizing someone, but really, really bad at placing the right name to that person.
Talent: I have a HUGE amount of useless information rolling around in my head that, surprisingly, sometimes comes up as useful. And sometimes, it really irks people when I win bets based on that weird trivia floating around in my head. And I'm never afraid to stop trying to find stuff out. I guess I never got past that whole "why" phase, only I also ask a lot of "how", "what", "when", and "who" questions.
Untalent: Keeping things neat and picked up and orderly. Whew... I'm REALLY bad at this.
Talent: I know where everything is. I can direct people to something that is at the bottom of a pile. And I'm a finder of lost things, sometimes just by standing in the room. It was eerie when I was in college. I was an RA (Resident Assistant) and the gals on my hall would come to me, upset, because they had lost their ID card or room key. I would walk to their doorway and point at it, or they would find it immediately after I entered the room. Weird. But fun!
Okay... I suppose that's enough for now. I may revisit this later. What are your untalents/talents?