Friday, April 18, 2008

Thursday Thirteen 4/17/08 - 13th Edition

Hey, it's my 13th Thursday Thirteen!



13 Classes I'd Love to Take, Really
  1. Sewing/Knitting - I made one pillow, once, in Home Ec, but I still have it and love it even if I have no clue how I did it and do a really crappy job at anything I try to sew or repair.
  2. Photography - I've never taken a class, but I also never loved taking pictures like I do now and would love to know more than how to point and shoot.
  3. Cooking - I've said many times that even if I've started to love cooking as a new habit that seems to have replaced smoking, all I do is follow recipes. I'd love to know more.
  4. Swimming - I can float and get from here to there, but it looks more like fake swimming (think just beyond doggy paddle)
  5. Basic gym equipment stuff - what is this? what does it do? why do I need to do that? how do I do it without looking crazy or hurting myself (or others)? if I start doing it, when do I stop?
  6. Japanese for fluency - I can order a pizza, a beer, find a bathroom, give a full introduction of myself, but unless I've actually had some of that beer, any further skills have atrophied. I don't know why beer helps.
  7. How to turn crap into a masterpiece for the unskilled and not so crafty set - 'nuff said
  8. Belly dancing - because I want to.
  9. Singing - don't get me wrong, I sing anyway, even publicly and even without talent, but it would be nice to know a few things.
  10. Drawing for the artistically challenged - though I have taught entire lessons (the entire nativity story, complete with pregnancy, wise men, an angel, etc. actually, just to make a point about how Christmas is celebrated differently in America than in Japan) using brilliant stick people. I'm *very* good at stick people.
  11. Pottery for the pot challenged - because I'm cracked but still want to be like Demi Moore in the pottery scene in Ghost.
  12. Cat Psychology/How to train your cats to get along, pee only in the box (all the way in the box, every time, without fail) and not meow excessively - because I love my kitties, but we'd all get along better if I could get them to do how I want.
  13. How to put on make up - I still struggle with this. I think it's related to being clueless about doing my hair or decorating my home.
Yay, today is smoke-free day 305!

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8 comments:

  1. The list would be the same for me, word for word. I want to know how to do ALL of these things!

    PS: your cat is GORGEOUS!

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  2. I have a friend who belly dances...she loves it!

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  3. Ok, here is the secret to learning about make-up and design. Find a really cool drag queen and go shopping with her! Ask her to give you make-up and decorating tips! I'm telling you, it is contageous! I recently bought a coral red couch so my living room would "pop" with color! I had too many dark tones in one room and the red lightened the tone up tremendously! All those years hanging out with gay guys definetly paid off for me!
    Peace,
    Diva

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  4. I would definitely not want the one for cats, although I would love a couple sessions with Cesar, the Dog Whisperer, to improve Abe's behavior (especially his tendency to take off like a shot any time he is loose outside.)

    I would love to take a photography class, to learn more about how to use my camera and more about photoshop.

    Great list!

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  5. I'd also love to take a class in Photography and Cooking. I consider both my hobbies and I do fairly well with both, but I could improve a lot. Thanks for stopping by and happy TT!

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  6. Those classes sound great, can I go with you?

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  7. #5 just cracked me up. And I'm right there with you on #13. I just shoot for the "wow I hope I don't look like a demented clown" look and hope I get it right.

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  8. having recently struggled(and overcome) it myself I totally sympathize with you on #12. I just got done doing the whole 'box training' bit with my kitties.

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