5 Things I Cannot Do:
- Play piano
a. How cool would it be to just sit down at any piano and just go? Not gonna happen. I would struggle with “Chopsticks”. Even more amazing – being able to sit down with my wife and play together. I can’t sing either.
- Cook (without a recipe)
a. I like to eat. I like to eat good, healthy food. I can cook up a storm if I follow a recipe. But I really envy people who understand food and wine and flavors well enough to slam them together from scratch into something magical.
- Speak a foreign language (fluently)
a. I understand quite a bit of Spanish – enough to serve as interpreter for the group when I’ve been in Mexico. But I am very uncomfortable trying to have a conversation with someone who speaks Spanish fluently.
a. You know that guy at every wedding that shouldn’t be on the dance floor? I’m not EVEN him. No dancing.
a. This is just an untested skill. If I ever had to physically defend myself or my friends or family, I would. But in 42 years I’ve never had to.
5 Things I Can Do:
- Face fears
a. My wife and kids don’t think I’m afraid of anything. Of course I am, but I’d rather make them feel that they’re safe – no matter what.
- Parallel park a stick shift car.
a. Took my driver’s test in a Renault Alliance with a 4 speed. Chick magnet.
- Perform CPR
a. Haven’t used it yet, hope I never will, but I have kept my certification valid for 20 years. I did have to give a friend the Heimlich a few years ago.
- Drive a nail, chop down a tree, roof a house…
a. I take satisfaction in doing things myself.
- Take care of my wife & children
a. Pretty self explanatory. The only one that really matters anyway.
How about you? What’s on your lists?
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