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Prowler
12-22-2016, 12:56 PM
Those things most people seem to be able to do but you just can't no matter what?

I can't swim. OK, I "learned" how to crawl when I was younger, but other than that nothing. I'd drown if I feel in the sea. Also I haven't gone swimming since 2004 or 2005. It's been more than a decade since my last time.

What about you?

TigerClaw
12-22-2016, 01:05 PM
Drive a car, Its one of the things I can't do that everyone else seems to be doing on a normal basis.

CyberCubed
12-22-2016, 01:05 PM
Well a lot of people can't do this stuff either, but here is some:

1. I can't draw. It amazes me when I look at fanart or official comic art online and the amazing artwork people can do. Especially nowadays using computers to add digital effects and drawing on tablets rather than just on paper. I really wish I could draw, but I don't have that ability.

It also seems like there's a huge chunk of career opportunities as an artists. You can work on comics, on videogame artwork, make art for children's books, do advertising...artists have so many options.

2. I have no musical talent either. I don't play any instrument, can't do anything with music really.

3. I'm not very good with "tools around the house." For example if something breaks, I really have no clue how to fix it. I'd rather buy something new all over again than fix something. I also have no idea how to "make stuff" like with woodshop where people make their own tables or drawers, or birdhouses and nonsense like that.

Prowler
12-22-2016, 01:07 PM
Drive a car, Its one of the things I can't do that everyone else seems to be doing on a normal basis.

Well a lot of people can't do this stuff either, but here is some:

1. I can't draw. It amazes me when I look at fanart or official comic art online and the amazing artwork people can do. Especially nowadays using computers to add digital effects and drawing on tablets rather than just on paper. I really wish I could draw, but I don't have that ability.

It also seems like there's a huge chunk of career opportunities as an artists. You can work on comics, on videogame artwork, make art for children's books, do advertising...artists have so many options.

2. I have no musical talent either. I don't play any instrument, can't do anything with music really.

3. I'm not very good with "tools around the house." For example if something breaks, I really have no clue how to fix it. I'd rather buy something new all over again than fix something. I also have no idea how to "make stuff" like with woodshop where people make their own tables or drawers, or birdhouses and nonsense like that.
I can't drive, draw well at all or play a musical instrument either. But I haven't actually tried to learn how to do any of those things, so I don't count them. Unlike swimming. I've tried when I was a kid but just couldn't. Not even floating on my back was something I could do.

CyberCubed
12-22-2016, 01:09 PM
I can drive, although I haven't drove a car since 2006...lol.

You don't really need a car in NYC.

Prowler
12-22-2016, 01:11 PM
I can drive, although I haven't drove a car since 2006...lol.

You don't really need a car in NYC.
Unsurprising. A car is more of a hassle than anything here in Lisbon as well. Hence why I haven't motivated myself to a get a driving license yet despite being 26 years old already. And tbh, I don't really have much of an interest in driving. Unlike most straight men out there, I don't go gaga over cars.

snake
12-22-2016, 01:35 PM
Be interesting

Prowler
12-22-2016, 01:37 PM
Be interesting
You're one of the users that stands out the most here, so I dunno if you're as boring as you suggest you are.

Now that you mentioned something related to socialising, I can't seem to make friends lol.

TigerClaw
12-22-2016, 01:53 PM
If I had the ability to drive, I could go to the places i want to instead of relying on someone to get there, But I get so nervous and scared if I'm behind the wheel.

I currently have a restricted license, which means I can drive as long as the passenger is on the side, But driving a car is very hard, to many things to keep track off.

plastroncafe
12-22-2016, 02:05 PM
- Raise one eyebrow independent of the other.
- Understand the Bucket Puzzle from Diehard 3.
- Watch and enjoy Big Bang Theory.

Prowler
12-22-2016, 02:23 PM
- Raise one eyebrow independent of the other.
- Understand the Bucket Puzzle from Diehard 3.
- Watch and enjoy Big Bang Theory.
I can raise my left eyebrow independently fine, but can't my right one.

For some reason I couldn't wink my eyes when I was a kid. And for a while I couldn't wink my left eye, but nowadays I can do both independently fine.

Comedies I can't enjoy? Friends. Why was this so popular again?

DestronMirage22
12-22-2016, 02:24 PM
*Draw
*Play a musical instrument
*Make myself care about other people's problems

plastroncafe
12-22-2016, 02:25 PM
Comedies I can't enjoy? Friends. Why was this so popular again?

Because it hasn't aged well.

Cure
12-22-2016, 02:56 PM
- Understand the Bucket Puzzle from Diehard 3.

So you have a 3 gallon container and 5 gallon container. You need 4 gallons. What you do is fill the 3 gallon one, pour it into the 5 gallon one. You have 3 gallons in a 5 gallon container. You fill the 3 gallon one again, pour some water into the 5 gallon one to fill in the rest. Since it already has 3 gallons, you'll only be able to pour 2 gallons into it. Once you do that, you'll have 1 gallon in the 3 gallon container. Empty out the 5 gallon one, then pour in the 1 gallon you have in the 3 gallon container. Fill the 3 gallon one again, pour it into the 5 gallon one, bam 4 gallons.

Hope it helps reading it out.

One thing I can't do is reach the top shelf. I'm so shoooort.

Prowler
12-22-2016, 03:00 PM
So you have a 3 gallon container and 5 gallon container. You need 4 gallons. What you do is fill the 3 gallon one, pour it into the 5 gallon one. You have 3 gallons in a 5 gallon container. You fill the 3 gallon one again, pour some water into the 5 gallon one to fill in the rest. Since it already has 3 gallons, you'll only be able to pour 2 gallons into it. Once you do that, you'll have 1 gallon in the 3 gallon container. Empty out the 5 gallon one, then pour in the 1 gallon you have in the 3 gallon container. Fill the 3 gallon one again, pour it into the 5 gallon one, bam 4 gallons.

Hope it helps reading it out.

One thing I can't do is reach the top shelf. I'm so shoooort.
Well millions of people all over the world are quite short and can't do that either. So you're not alone on that one.

plastroncafe
12-22-2016, 03:01 PM
So you have a 3 gallon container and 5 gallon container. You need 4 gallons. What you do is fill the 3 gallon one, pour it into the 5 gallon one. You have 3 gallons in a 5 gallon container. You fill the 3 gallon one again, pour some water into the 5 gallon one to fill in the rest. Since it already has 3 gallons, you'll only be able to pour 2 gallons into it. Once you do that, you'll have 1 gallon in the 3 gallon container. Empty out the 5 gallon one, then pour in the 1 gallon you have in the 3 gallon container. Fill the 3 gallon one again, pour it into the 5 gallon one, bam 4 gallons.

Hope it helps reading it out.

One thing I can't do is reach the top shelf. I'm so shoooort.

I've had this explained to me several times, and I get it for as long as the explanation takes to tell...and then I lose it.

But I really do appreciate your efforts!

Prowler
12-22-2016, 03:06 PM
Other thigns that srping to my mind:

- I'm terrible at FPS games. I have trouble aiming correctly.

- I'm weaker than your average guy. The pain of being a naturally thin guy. Trying to fight that to death in the gym.

FredWolfLeonardo
12-22-2016, 05:16 PM
Get into alcohol. Despite the fact that most people around me drink It regularly and in large quantities during parties and what not, I've never had a drink and I probably will never get into it.

The reason is most probably because I was raised in the East rather than the West, where the outlook on things, such as alcohol, is vastly different. Even though I live in a place with a rampant drinking culture, I myself don't have any interest in drinking whatsoever.

saintsaucey
12-22-2016, 05:22 PM
Those things most people seem to be able to do but you just can't no matter what?

I can't swim. OK, I "learned" how to crawl when I was younger, but other than that nothing. I'd drown if I feel in the sea. Also I haven't gone swimming since 2004 or 2005. It's been more than a decade since my last time.

What about you?

I can't close my left eye by itself. I can close my right eye just fine but not my left one.

Also I can't shoot a lay up.

TheSkeletonMan939
12-22-2016, 05:25 PM
If I had the ability to drive, I could go to the places i want to instead of relying on someone to get there, But I get so nervous and scared if I'm behind the wheel.

I can relate to this. During the "behind the wheel" training for my license, I swear I was so bad that the instructor passed me just so he wouldn't have to deal with me ever again. :lol:

IndigoErth
12-22-2016, 05:56 PM
Plenty, but in most cases I'm far from alone so they probably don't really count.

Only common ones I can think of off the top of my head that I fail at...

Whistling. I somewhat can, but it's limited. Some days it just doesn't work, and even when it does the range of volume is really limited.

My short term memory for numbers is really bad. Short numbers, such as checking on a price for someone at work, I keep repeating it in my head until I get back to the person. Longer numbers, forget it, and trying to recall two sets of numbers isn't easy either. It's hard trying to remember a price at work AND the three digit number to dial back to reach someone elsewhere in the store. I hate when they hang up rather than just wait. I wish paper and pen were more readily at hand.

It took me quite a while to memorize my 11 digit employee number to clock in/out at work.

Get into alcohol.
Likewise. I'm not opposed to one drink on a rare occasion, but I don't get the fascination with alcohol. No matter its contents it's still just a beverage... Eh.

TigerClaw
12-22-2016, 06:18 PM
I can relate to this. During the "behind the wheel" training for my license, I swear I was so bad that the instructor passed me just so he wouldn't have to deal with me ever again. :lol:
Yeah, When your behind the wheel, you have to be a lot more alert with your surroundings, plus you don't have a good view of the road in front of you, you don't know if the car is centered or not.

When I need to go somewhere, I just ask my mother to drive me to places, like when seeing a movie I just get dropped off at the theater.

Driving is not for me, there is so much stuff going on, one wrong move can cause an accident.

Storm Eagle
12-22-2016, 06:25 PM
Drive a car, Its one of the things I can't do that everyone else seems to be doing on a normal basis.

I can drive, yet I can't fix cars. I'm easily overwhelmed by complex mechanisms.

Well a lot of people can't do this stuff either, but here is some:

1. I can't draw.
Ditto.

- Watch and enjoy Big Bang Theory.

I can't get into James Bond movies, or Godfather movies. I've also seen Goodfellas and Scarface, but I guess mob movies aren't my thing, although I enjoyed The Sopranos well enough.

Get into alcohol. Despite the fact that most people around me drink It regularly and in large quantities during parties and what not, I've never had a drink and I probably will never get into it.

The reason is most probably because I was raised in the East rather than the West, where the outlook on things, such as alcohol, is vastly different.

It is?

Anyway, I'm not very flexible, and thus I'm unable to reach my toes without bending my knees. I'm also unable to hold my breath indefinitely.

I can't eat lasagna either. I don't like to take in excessive amounts of ricotta cheese. While I'm on the subject of food, I also can't eat spicy foods.

People are enamored with the sight of newborn babies, but to me, when they're at that stage, it's like, you've seen one, you've seen them all. I find babies more reasonable to look at when they get a little older. Say, four months.

I like to read, but there's no way that I can read fast enough to finish a book like Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the biggest book in the series, in one day. I couldn't even finish the shortest book in one day.

blindturtle02
12-22-2016, 06:34 PM
Let's see. I can't draw or drive a car. Oh, and since it's almost Christmas, I think I suck at wrapping gifts. I owe the person who invented gift bags a pizza. Well, I guess I'd owe a ghost since I'm guessing gift bags have been around for quite a while now. Mmm, ghost pizza.

ToTheNines
12-22-2016, 06:42 PM
I'm bad at cunnilingus.

ssjup81
12-22-2016, 06:43 PM
I can't ride a bike. ^^

Storm Eagle
12-22-2016, 06:51 PM
I can't ride a bike. ^^

I wonder if I still could. I haven't since I was 15. For the record, I didn't really learn until I was 11.

TigerClaw
12-22-2016, 07:05 PM
I can drive, yet I can't fix cars. I'm easily overwhelmed by complex mechanisms.
And the fear of the car breaking down in the middle of the road.

blindturtle02
12-22-2016, 09:04 PM
Almost forgot, I can't batter and fry something like chicken breast or roundsteak in a skillet. I can bake it in the oven rolled in cracker crumbs and fool people into thinking its fried. I may have been born in the south, but the apple fell pretty far from the fried pie.

MsMarvelDuckie
12-22-2016, 09:52 PM
Don' feel bad. I can't stand some of the popular "Southern" foods like fried okra, fried squash or lima beans.

TigerClaw
12-22-2016, 09:53 PM
I can't cook is another thing I can't do, So far the only thing I know how to cook is rice.

Cure
12-22-2016, 09:59 PM
I can't ride a bike. ^^

Oh yeah, I can relate. My mother and all the adults around me when I was a kid were really overprotective and just never taught me. I learned how to drive and still can't ride a bike.

ssjup81
12-23-2016, 02:08 AM
I can't cook is another thing I can't do, So far the only thing I know how to cook is rice.Cookbooks are your friends. :P

Krutch
12-23-2016, 06:47 AM
We grew up beyond poor so I never had a bike to learn how to ride one.

When I was 26 my girlfriend insisted she teach me so we went to the park until I figured it out. It's been the only time I ever rode a bike and I'm still awful at it.

Ceres
12-23-2016, 07:56 AM
I am not very good in socializing outside the internet.

Prowler
12-23-2016, 08:50 AM
My short term memory for numbers is really bad. Short numbers, such as checking on a price for someone at work, I keep repeating it in my head until I get back to the person. Longer numbers, forget it, and trying to recall two sets of numbers isn't easy either. It's hard trying to remember a price at work AND the three digit number to dial back to reach someone elsewhere in the store. I hate when they hang up rather than just wait. I wish paper and pen were more readily at hand.

It took me quite a while to memorize my 11 digit employee number to clock in/out at work.


Likewise. I'm not opposed to one drink on a rare occasion, but I don't get the fascination with alcohol. No matter its contents it's still just a beverage... Eh.

Oh I'm awful at remembering numbers. It took me about 4 years to memorise my cellphone number. I also couldn't remember my zip code until I was 12-13 or so.

Alcohol? Well, I get drunk rather easily. Have low tolerance for it. For most people it seems beer is pretty much just water, but to me 3-4 beers can get me drunk.



I like to read, but there's no way that I can read fast enough to finish a book like Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the biggest book in the series, in one day. I couldn't even finish the shortest book in one day.

Reading hundreds of pages in one day is too tiresome anyway. No need to rush when ti comes to reading for leisure. I read 1984 in one day and my head hurt at the end of the day. Then again I read it on my Kobo Touch e-reader.

I can't ride a bike. ^^
I've... never ridden a bike in my life. Not even when I was a kid.

I am not very good in socializing outside the internet.
I know that feel.

ssjup81
12-23-2016, 09:08 AM
Man, I remember when Order of the Phoenix came out. I drove to the bookstore, got my preordered copy, rushed home, sat in my favorite spot, and just read the entire afternoon. I had to make myself stop. lol I was really into it.

blindturtle02
12-23-2016, 11:19 AM
Man, I remember when Order of the Phoenix came out. I drove to the bookstore, got my preordered copy, rushed home, sat in my favorite spot, and just read the entire afternoon. I had to make myself stop. lol I was really into it.

You too, huh? I wish I could quit binge-reading.

plastroncafe
12-23-2016, 11:49 AM
I've only ever read FOUR books in a 24 hour period:

Jurassic Park
The Hunger Games
Catching Fire
Mockingjay

Other than those, I tend to read at a glacial pace.

Riding a bike can be challenging, especially if you're nervous about riding a bike. It actually gets easier the faster you go.

However, that old adage about how something is, "like riding a bike," to indicate how quickly you're remember doing something?
Is crap. Just total crap.

And I say that as someone who commutes by bike on busy city streets.

Prowler
12-23-2016, 01:45 PM
I've only ever read three books in a 24 hour period:

Jurassic Park
The Hunger Games
Catching Fire
Mockingjay

Other than those, I tend to read at a glacial pace.

Riding a bike can be challenging, especially if you're nervous about riding a bike. It actually gets easier the faster you go.

However, that old adage about how something is, "like riding a bike," to indicate how quickly you're remember doing something?
Is crap. Just total crap.

And I say that as someone who commutes by bike on busy city streets.
I read Fahrenheit 451 in a few hours.

TheSkeletonMan939
12-23-2016, 02:33 PM
I'm like plastron... whenever I read a book, it takes me forever unless it's a real page-turner. But that's largely because I want to prolong the experience of having an awesome book to read as much as I can.

ssjup81
12-23-2016, 05:43 PM
I'm like plastron... whenever I read a book, it takes me forever unless it's a real page-turner. But that's largely because I want to prolong the experience of having an awesome book to read as much as I can.Well, with Order of the Phoenix, it had been a long time since book 4's release. I'd read the first four books back in 1999, and reread them a lot between then and 2003. I was excited for it and just tore into it. lol

Now generally I take my time with books and games.

Storm Eagle
12-23-2016, 07:34 PM
Reading hundreds of pages in one day is too tiresome anyway. No need to rush when ti comes to reading for leisure. I read 1984 in one day and my head hurt at the end of the day. Then again I read it on my Kobo Touch e-reader.


Man, I remember when Order of the Phoenix came out. I drove to the bookstore, got my preordered copy, rushed home, sat in my favorite spot, and just read the entire afternoon. I had to make myself stop. lol I was really into it.

I'm like plastron... whenever I read a book, it takes me forever unless it's a real page-turner. But that's largely because I want to prolong the experience of having an awesome book to read as much as I can.

Well, with Order of the Phoenix, it had been a long time since book 4's release. I'd read the first four books back in 1999, and reread them a lot between then and 2003. I was excited for it and just tore into it. lol

Now generally I take my time with books and games.

Even if I find a book to be a page-turner, I still just drag on while I'm reading. I remember when Order of the Phoenix came out, and I was really looking forward to getting it and reading it. I was up to the fourth chapter at some point, and one of my friends told me she was up to the seventeenth chapter. Then a few days later, she told me she finished the book. Then a bunch of my other friends were coming to me and telling me about how they finished. In a way it was kind of irritating, because all I want to do is enjoy a book, and I have friends who seem like they're turning it all into a competition. I don't know how much time they had on their hands, but I had other interests that kept me from devoting time to just OOTP alone.

When I was in high school, I was given three books to read for the summer. The school had three levels; non-regents, regents, and honors. I of course was always in the lowly non-regents. Those in regents and honors were given four books to read for the summer, although all the incoming freshmen get four books as well. I was telling one of my friends about this, and this is how the conversation went:

Her: That's not enough books for an entire summer.
Me: Then what do you think is enough? What, five?
Her: I don't know. I just know that little kid me, who was absolutely bonkers for books, would have been a non-regent too, and those books would've been finished way too soon. So yeah, make it five or six or something. Something a little challenging.
Me: Not everybody reads as fast as you do. Six is too many, I'm sorry.
Her: But a summer vacation is how many days now?
Me: Just two months, but six books is overkill. Like I said, not everybody reads as fast as you do. I sure as hell don't. Although I remember being given four books to read before I started at that school. The first book I started with was kind of fun, but even though I don't read fast, it wasn't much of a problem. It was the rest of the books that were a struggle for me to get through since they didn't resonate with me as well as the first one.
Her: But two months is roughly sixty days, right?
Me: Six books is STILL too much.

So it annoyed me that I had to have that conversation with her. The school would have to give a reasonable amount of books to the students for summer reading that would most likely suit them all. If they gave me six books to read for the summer, I would have been a dead man.



Riding a bike can be challenging, especially if you're nervous about riding a bike. It actually gets easier the faster you go.

However, that old adage about how something is, "like riding a bike," to indicate how quickly you're remember doing something?
Is crap. Just total crap.

And I say that as someone who commutes by bike on busy city streets.

I was once told that driving is like riding a bike. Once you learn, you never forget how. I already said I haven't ridden a bike since forever. So that statement makes me a bit scared to try.

IndigoErth
12-23-2016, 07:45 PM
♪ Anything you can do, I can to worser
I can do anything worser than you ♫

:ohwell: :trazz:

♪ No you can't!
Yes, I can!
No, you can't!
Wtf stop arguing with me! ♫

___________

Glad to see I'm not the only slow reader.

DestronMirage22
12-23-2016, 10:54 PM
Eat fruit or vegetables on a regular basis. Sometimes I'll go full months without eating any of either.

Prowler
12-24-2016, 11:16 AM
Eat fruit or vegetables on a regular basis. Sometimes I'll go full months without eating any of either.

Fruit is expensive and tends to have a lot of sugar, anyway. So I rarely eat it. I should eat vegetables more often, though. As in every day.

plastroncafe
12-24-2016, 12:05 PM
I was once told that driving is like riding a bike. Once you learn, you never forget how. I already said I haven't ridden a bike since forever. So that statement makes me a bit scared to try.

HA! Don't be scared!
Just...be aware that while you understand the mechanics of how a bike works, there's still a learning curve once you get back in the saddle.

Prowler
12-24-2016, 12:11 PM
I admit that I'm a bit apprehensive about driving considering the road mortality rates of my country in comparison to other European countries.

IndigoErth
12-24-2016, 12:59 PM
Eat fruit or vegetables on a regular basis.
I don't either. I'm trying to at least get myself to eat them more often.

I really don't care for cooking though, but I'd discovered the KA•ME brand ready made noodles a while ago. 90 sec in the microwave, stir in a little orange sauce and a bag of steam-in-the-bag mixed veggies on the side - not a bad fast meal and gives me a reason to want to eat veggies more since eating them alone or making a bigger effort to cook doesn't appeal to me.

oldmanwinters
12-24-2016, 01:54 PM
Discern the hidden image in those "3D Magic Eye" pictures that were so popular in 1990s newspapers.

ToTheNines
12-24-2016, 02:18 PM
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TigerClaw
12-24-2016, 02:31 PM
I admit that I'm a bit apprehensive about driving considering the road mortality rates of my country in comparison to other European countries.
Yeah, when your driving, you feel like your life is on the line, you could cause a car accident if your not careful, and you have always be high on alert while driving, you couldnt do all that if you were someone with some ADD.

Storm Eagle
12-24-2016, 11:34 PM
HA! Don't be scared!
Just...be aware that while you understand the mechanics of how a bike works, there's still a learning curve once you get back in the saddle.

Well we'll see if I ever get to ride a bike again. So thanks for the words of encouragement.