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Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:18 am
by Zarte Siempre
Tom S wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:09 am
Basic cooking.
I am happy to inspire with uncomplicated veggie recipes and words of encouragement if needed.

(Yes, I do have some uncomplicated recipes before someone chimes in)

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:25 pm
by Tom S
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:18 am
Tom S wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:09 am
Basic cooking.
I am happy to inspire with uncomplicated veggie recipes and words of encouragement if needed.

(Yes, I do have some uncomplicated recipes before someone chimes in)
Ah thanks- have terrible co-ordination which makes the basic cooking tasks a slog, hence I've added it in here.... ;)

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:33 pm
by Mark Deeks
Blow up balloons.

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:25 pm
by Marc Meakin
Mark Deeks wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:33 pm
Blow up balloons.
Are you a smoker or an asthmatic ?

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:05 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Mark Deeks wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:33 pm
Blow up balloons.
I can't blow up straight balloons, but I don't think anyone can.

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:28 am
by Marc Meakin
I think the trick is to stretch them as you blow or before you blow, but agreed they are buggers to blow up I usually let a Lesley Garrett type blow them up

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:30 am
by Marc Meakin
Not an everyday thing , but I cannot play a trumpet

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:02 pm
by Mark Deeks
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:25 pm
Mark Deeks wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:33 pm
Blow up balloons.
Are you a smoker or an asthmatic ?
Asthmatic, but that's not why. I just can't seem to get the air to actually go into the balloon.

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:57 pm
by Zarte Siempre
Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:02 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:25 pm
Mark Deeks wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:33 pm
Blow up balloons.
Are you a smoker or an asthmatic ?
Asthmatic, but that's not why. I just can't seem to get the air to actually go into the balloon.
Ditto. (On not being able to get the air to go in, not on the asthma)

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:52 pm
by Marc Meakin
Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:02 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:25 pm
Mark Deeks wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:33 pm
Blow up balloons.
Are you a smoker or an asthmatic ?
Asthmatic, but that's not why. I just can't seem to get the air to actually go into the balloon.
What any balloon or just those long skinny ones that balloon artistes use.
Btw those guys/gals should be in the people you shouldnt trust list
Whenever I see one I always ask for a tarantula to piss them off

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:02 pm
by Mark Deeks
Any balloon. I blow and I blow and I blow and all I get out of all this hard work is a slightly soggy uninflated balloon.

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:03 pm
by Mark Deeks
This has led to me having very few balloons in my life, which is depressing and defeatist.

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:32 pm
by Mark Deeks
Cartwheel. Never done it, and, at 17-and-that's-all-you-need-to-know stone, I have accepted I never will. No cartwheels and no balloons, wow, my life is a pastiche of misery.

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:50 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:32 pm
Cartwheel. Never done it, and, at 17-and-that's-all-you-need-to-know stone, I have accepted I never will. No cartwheels and no balloons, wow, my life is a pastiche of misery.
Maybe we should have a thread where people reveal their weights. Could be interesting.

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:34 pm
by Marc Meakin
Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:32 pm
Cartwheel. Never done it, and, at 17-and-that's-all-you-need-to-know stone, I have accepted I never will. No cartwheels and no balloons, wow, my life is a pastiche of misery.
Only a problem if you want a career in the circus.
Fwiw I can't ride a unicycle nor juggle

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:44 pm
by Ian Volante
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Mark Deeks wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:32 pm
Cartwheel. Never done it, and, at 17-and-that's-all-you-need-to-know stone, I have accepted I never will. No cartwheels and no balloons, wow, my life is a pastiche of misery.
Maybe we should have a thread where people reveal their weights. Could be interesting.
14 stone, never been heavier. Thing I can't do? Stop eating crap.

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:41 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Mark James wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:08 pm
Mark Deeks wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:58 pm
Remember surnames.
I suck at names in general. Like right after someone tells me their name. It's incredibly rude and it feels like the more I make an effort the worse it is. Like my brain is saying "don't forget this persons name" but because it said that it wasn't paying attention to their name.
I don't think I would describe this as rude if it is something you're doing unwillingly. It's not like you're purposely snubbing people.

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:18 pm
by Paul Worsley
Wear a hat. Usually I look like I'm balancing the hat on my head, rather than wearing it. I can squeeze a baseball cap on, but it just looks wrong.

I often get sunstroke on holiday.

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:10 am
by Mark Deeks
I feel the same way. Hats always are either way too small or make me look like I have a receding head.

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:23 am
by Marc Meakin
I'm sure the bobble variety works for most people

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:20 am
by Paul Worsley
Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:23 am
I'm sure the bobble variety works for most people
Not a good look when you're strolling down the promenade in Puerto Del Carmen.