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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.

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

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:48 am
by Gavin Chipper
I'm not sure how many people can actually do this but I've seen people running down stairs while missing out steps and not tripping and killing themselves in the process. How is this even possible?

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

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:11 am
by Marc Meakin
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:48 am
I'm not sure how many people can actually do this but I've seen people running down stairs while missing out steps and not tripping and killing themselves in the process. How is this even possible?
I think it's a combination of balance, coordination and inertia
I am better at running up the stairs two at a time.

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

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:35 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:11 am
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:48 am
I'm not sure how many people can actually do this but I've seen people running down stairs while missing out steps and not tripping and killing themselves in the process. How is this even possible?
I think it's a combination of balance, coordination and inertia
I am better at running up the stairs two at a time.
I can easily run up the stairs two at a time, but the penalty for a mistake is much less as well.

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

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:41 pm
by Zarte Siempre
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:35 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:11 am
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:48 am
I'm not sure how many people can actually do this but I've seen people running down stairs while missing out steps and not tripping and killing themselves in the process. How is this even possible?
I think it's a combination of balance, coordination and inertia
I am better at running up the stairs two at a time.
I can easily run up the stairs two at a time, but the penalty for a mistake is much less as well.
I used to do 3 at a time easily when I was younger.

Strangely, I don't find it so easy now.

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

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:40 pm
by Mark James
One of the funniest things I've ever seen was someone falling up the stairs. She tripped over and by all laws of physics should have gone downwards but she ended up five steps up from where she started. Don't know how it was done.

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

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:15 am
by Marc Meakin
Mark James wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:40 pm
One of the funniest things I've ever seen was someone falling up the stairs. She tripped over and by all laws of physics should have gone downwards but she ended up five steps up from where she started. Don't know how it was done.
That was how I chipped my tooth when I was ten.
40 odd years later , still haven't gotten it capped..

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

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:37 pm
by Dave Butt
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:41 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:35 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:11 am


I think it's a combination of balance, coordination and inertia
I am better at running up the stairs two at a time.
I can easily run up the stairs two at a time, but the penalty for a mistake is much less as well.
I used to do 3 at a time easily when I was younger.

Strangely, I don't find it so easy now.
You don’t walk very well do you Zarte ?

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

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:49 pm
by Marc Meakin
Dave Butt wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:37 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:41 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:35 pm


I can easily run up the stairs two at a time, but the penalty for a mistake is much less as well.
I used to do 3 at a time easily when I was younger.

Strangely, I don't find it so easy now.
You don’t walk very well do you Zarte ?
I'm guessing that's Zarte's sense of humour.
Don't think he's ready for a career stand-up yet 😄

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

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:55 am
by sean d
Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can: computer games. I'm utterly useless. I'm not really into it, but I'm not fundamentally opposed to the pastime, and over the course of the past couple of decades I have occasionally, inevitably been exposed to FIFA, various shoot-em-ups, Wii games and in recent years lots of kid-friendly games. My thumb-eye coordination seems to be deficient. By the time I've found the X button to shoot my eight year old has slalomed the length of the FIFA pitch to put Bray Wanderers 17-0 up against my Barcelona.

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

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:46 pm
by Jon O'Neill
sean d wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:55 am
Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can: computer games. I'm utterly useless. I'm not really into it, but I'm not fundamentally opposed to the pastime, and over the course of the past couple of decades I have occasionally, inevitably been exposed to FIFA, various shoot-em-ups, Wii games and in recent years lots of kid-friendly games. My thumb-eye coordination seems to be deficient. By the time I've found the X button to shoot my eight year old has slalomed the length of the FIFA pitch to put Bray Wanderers 17-0 up against my Barcelona.
Shoot is B on Xbox/Circle on PS. That's where you're going wrong.

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

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:16 pm
by JimBentley
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:48 am
I'm not sure how many people can actually do this but I've seen people running down stairs while missing out steps and not tripping and killing themselves in the process. How is this even possible?
It's not only possible, it's really easy. In today's busy world, I haven't got the time to take stairs one at a time so I always do this, even on the super-steep staircase in my house. Sometimes I do two, sometimes three, it varies, you got to mix it up to keep it interesting. There's a set of stairs in a car park around here that are so pathetically shallow that I don't even bother with them, I just jump straight from one landing to another, can get down six flights in about ten seconds. Yeah, I know, I'm pretty awesome.