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

Post by Zarte Siempre » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:18 am

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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)
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Post by Tom S » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:25 pm

Zarte Siempre wrote:
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Tom S wrote:
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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.... ;)

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

Post by Mark Deeks » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:33 pm

Blow up balloons.
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Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:25 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:
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Blow up balloons.
Are you a smoker or an asthmatic ?
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Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:05 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:
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Blow up balloons.
I can't blow up straight balloons, but I don't think anyone can.

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

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:28 am

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

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:30 am

Not an everyday thing , but I cannot play a trumpet
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Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:02 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:25 pm
Mark Deeks wrote:
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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.
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Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Post by Zarte Siempre » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:57 pm

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

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:52 pm

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
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Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:02 pm

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.
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Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:03 pm

This has led to me having very few balloons in my life, which is depressing and defeatist.
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Post by Mark Deeks » 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.
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Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Post by Gavin Chipper » 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.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:34 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.
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Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Post by Ian Volante » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:44 pm

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

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:41 pm

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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.

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

Post by Paul Worsley » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:18 pm

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.

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Post by Mark Deeks » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:10 am

I feel the same way. Hats always are either way too small or make me look like I have a receding head.
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Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:23 am

I'm sure the bobble variety works for most people
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Post by Paul Worsley » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:20 am

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I'm sure the bobble variety works for most people
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Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Post by Gavin Chipper » 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?

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Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:11 am

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

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:35 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
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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.

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

Post by Zarte Siempre » 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
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.
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Post by Mark James » 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.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:15 am

Mark James wrote:
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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.
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Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Post by Dave Butt » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:37 pm

Zarte Siempre wrote:
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Gavin Chipper wrote:
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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 ?
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Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:49 pm

Dave Butt wrote:
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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 😄
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