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By Jekyllnhyde10 (Jekyllnhyde10) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 05:26 pm: Edit

Almost everyone who is a member of this site is an intellectual in some way shape or form what aren't you guys good at?

Things that aren't exactly my forte:
Cooking
Fishing

By Kwtortoise (Kwtortoise) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 05:27 pm: Edit

art
music
doing nothing (bored easily)

By Jekyllnhyde10 (Jekyllnhyde10) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 06:02 pm: Edit

bump

By Goodchocolate (Goodchocolate) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 06:20 pm: Edit

Lying. (And I'm not lying, either!)

By Socalnick (Socalnick) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 06:25 pm: Edit

spelling
handwriteing

By Lildv (Lildv) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 06:42 pm: Edit

sports... I'm what my friends like to call "the dropper" I cant catch, throw, or hold on to anything well.

By Genova (Genova) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 06:42 pm: Edit

Science
Math
Focusing (i.e. I procrastinate a lot)
Photography

By Jenesaispas (Jenesaispas) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 06:53 pm: Edit

Being a stupid, ugly loser.

By Onnihs (Onnihs) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 07:50 pm: Edit

i am HORRIBLE at:

Mathematics
Networking
Auto Mechanics

YEAUCK

By Spunknic347 (Spunknic347) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 08:01 pm: Edit

My handwriting sucks, I'm bad at talking on the phone.

By Asianalto (Asianalto) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 08:15 pm: Edit

I'm bad at approaching and talking to people I don't know.

By Phantom (Phantom) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 08:37 pm: Edit

I suck at giving advice or consoling people when they're sad...and then it gets so awkward...

It's also extremely hard for me to articulate and to get my thoughts out in a coherent manner. I dunno why--I think that i think faster than my mouth moves.

By Jenesaispas (Jenesaispas) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 08:39 pm: Edit

You're just like me, Phantom! Like, when people are depressed, I'm like, "Yeah, um, why don't you do this..."

And I mumble incoherently when I can't say what I mean, which is almost always.

By Dragonreborn (Dragonreborn) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 08:47 pm: Edit

Editing
And according to my best friend, "ur NOT good at keeping ur temper NOT moody" lol

By Poison_Ivy (Poison_Ivy) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 08:57 pm: Edit

I'm terrible at speaking to some people.
I always procrastinate.
I'm terrible at math even though now I'm starting to get the hang of it.
I'm terrible at giving trust.
I always give white lies when I could literally break down a person's heart.
I'm bad at IMing people. I'm seriously one of the most boring to personally IM with (ADMIT IT!).

By Twinkletoes696 (Twinkletoes696) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 08:57 pm: Edit

Vacuuming.

By Geniusash (Geniusash) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 09:55 pm: Edit

I get bored easily
I too suck at fishing (prolly because I get bored)
lying
computers
money
technology in general
cars

By Peacefulchaos (Peacefulchaos) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 10:08 pm: Edit

singing

By Benjamin (Benjamin) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 10:54 pm: Edit

hackey-sack (sp?)....man, I suck

By Chatterjoy87 (Chatterjoy87) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 11:05 pm: Edit

too many to list...but the common ones?

Math (sad because my dad is a math professor and my parents are Chinese)
Music (Being Asian...and having taken piano and violin...)
Lying
Staying focused
HTML stuff
Navigation
Making decisions

By Willywonka (Willywonka) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 12:16 am: Edit

Being pretty.

*sigh*

By Cutie911 (Cutie911) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 12:18 am: Edit

everything

By Coqui (Coqui) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 12:28 am: Edit

honestly, i suck at being horribly bad at something (or accepting it, anyways)

i also suck at being emotional for retarted things like sad movies and good-byes...oh well

By Hinata (Hinata) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 12:40 am: Edit

Math [I'm also Asian] v_v
Making conversation [unless I know the person really well, and even then I struggle sometimes]
Programming
Not procrastinating
Singing
For some reason, I can easily read aloud/speak other people's words, but I'm afraid of saying my own [as in reading something, like a poem or critique, that I wrote]

By Jekyllnhyde10 (Jekyllnhyde10) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 03:45 pm: Edit

bump

By Copper45 (Copper45) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 03:50 pm: Edit

My posture

By Peacefulchaos (Peacefulchaos) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 06:20 pm: Edit

also math (i'm asian too.. meh)

By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 06:38 pm: Edit

getting my picture taken, for some reason they always turn out bad and i have this habit of blinking

By Legendofmax (Legendofmax) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 06:43 pm: Edit

I have bad handwriting

By Anglophile (Anglophile) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 07:10 pm: Edit

photography-- tried for many years and failed miserably.

Ballet-- evil evil evilness. I have a phobia of ballet teachers now.

running-- give me swimming and hiking anytime.

math-- hehehe, I'm done with that!

using slang expressions-- always comes out sounding really strange.

By Stanfordman99 (Stanfordman99) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 07:14 pm: Edit

Finances--- I just got RAPED by Wall Street today. Damn the rising oil prices! Damn you Bush for starting all this shtit in the middle east!

By Tongos (Tongos) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 07:25 pm: Edit

terrible in my verbal skills
have a lot of trouble making conversation
learning a second language is another weak area.

By Chatterjoy87 (Chatterjoy87) on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 01:59 pm: Edit

LOL! Anglophile: I should add photography and slang to my own list. I managed to ruin 3 rolls of film in China (according to my mom). She signed me up for a photography class, but luckily it was full so I didn't have to go.

Yay! I'm not the only Asian abomination ;-) I was trying to teach my little brother math...either he shares my math ineptitude or I can't teach (probably the latter...but pine cones are good visuals!)

By Piman3141 (Piman3141) on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 02:19 pm: Edit

Hmmm, I dont know. Im pretty much perfect.


Im not good at being humble.

By Francesca (Francesca) on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 04:55 pm: Edit

Keeping my room tidy
Math
Driving cars (so watch out! )

By Nmoreno1 (Nmoreno1) on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 07:09 pm: Edit

1. Talking on the phone
2. keeping room tidey
3. physics
4. piano
5. keeping in touch with friends over summer
6. talking on AIM
7. staying thin

By Forgottenhawk (Forgottenhawk) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 09:25 pm: Edit

I'm pretty bad at

(1)Math (my weakest academic subject and I'm ASIAN!Somehow English is my strongest...maybe cause I'm an ABC)
(2)Approaching People I don't know
(3)Small talk
(4)Breaking awkward silences
(5)Rollerblading(Tried to learn...I don't get it. At ALL)
(6)MEMORIZING programming commands
(7)Lying
(8)Anything that requires a lot of dexterity and finesse (I'm not very good with my hands...other than maybe typing, heh)
(9)Learning New Languages
(10)Confidence

Yes...I know. A lot of negatives. But I'm good at a lot of stuff too! I guess...

By Ay_Caramba (Ay_Caramba) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 09:37 pm: Edit

1.) talking to people before they talk to me, except very good friends (then when they do say something I respond with something dumb and I drool all over my face and my tongue falls out of my mouth and my pants fall down, and like a minute later I think of the cool, witty thing to say, but it's way too late and I already look pretty rediculous).
2.) acting genuinely sympathetic.
3.) splellign
4.) making good jokes (see #3)
5.) putting up with people

By Nmoreno1 (Nmoreno1) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 09:53 pm: Edit

Ay Caramaba, you and I are one in the same.

By Harpgirl27 (Harpgirl27) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 10:10 pm: Edit

sports
handwriting
trigonometry
doing well in group settings
participating well on instant messenger (I can't stand messenger, but I do it for my friends' sake)
cooking
laundry
getting along with one of my siblings (i'm fine with EVERYONE else in my family, except ms. prima donna little sister)
doing things on time
keeping my room tidy

This list is depressing me. ;)

By Brzrk (Brzrk) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 10:40 pm: Edit

Halo
Art
Talking to women
Cooking
AIM
Diving through car windows
Waking up early
Teaching
Dealing with little kids

By Ay_Caramba (Ay_Caramba) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 11:32 pm: Edit

Nmoreno1, you said you were bad at staying thin a couple posts above mine, and I actually have the opposite problem ... I'm too thin. I guess that eliminates the theory that we are the same person. That would be cool though!

By Twinkletoes696 (Twinkletoes696) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 05:45 pm: Edit

I'm not good at...

-hearing my alarm clock
-getting enough sleep
-being quiet
-paying attention
-planning for the future

By Paulhomework (Paulhomework) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 07:39 pm: Edit

art
music
philosophy
public speaking

By Smartblond (Smartblond) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 10:54 pm: Edit

singing
dancing
chemistry (ugh... passed it w/ a B... and that's cuz my teacher liked me :P!)

By Slayer (Slayer) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 09:46 am: Edit

driving
history
having patience
sharing, clothes and space and possessions
cooking
cleaning
softball

By Kingkonglives (Kingkonglives) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 02:35 pm: Edit

*any kind of formal dancing... hey i'm learning =)
*staying concentrated and not being distracted by AIM
*acting the same to everyone...

yeah i'm weird

By Kingkonglives (Kingkonglives) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 02:35 pm: Edit

*any kind of formal dancing... hey i'm learning =)
*staying concentrated and not being distracted by AIM
*acting the same to everyone...

yeah i'm weird

By Kiwee (Kiwee) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 04:38 pm: Edit

I'm horrible at all sports. Also at reading music and sightreading. And taking care of animals.

By Copper45 (Copper45) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 06:12 pm: Edit

Sports
Doing the crest white strips twice a day

By Glowingamy (Glowingamy) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 09:43 pm: Edit

Math
Sports
Not Procrastinating

By Candi1657 (Candi1657) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 09:47 pm: Edit

Anything involving creativity.

By Vegangirl (Vegangirl) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 10:53 pm: Edit

"Things i'm not good at" is a long long list for me, but here are some highlights-

-geometry
-science
-poetry
-flirting
-dancing
-doing my homework instead of watching the olympics:)
-spanish
-not eating all the time:)
-getting up at 5:45 am

and the list goes on...

By Tongos (Tongos) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 11:16 pm: Edit

I have passion and a love for math
but i cant distinguish my right from my left

By Davidrune (Davidrune) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 11:26 pm: Edit

Tongos, I can't do that either.

I always have to practice writing with both hands and see which one feels more comfortable.

And I can't tell which letter of the alphabet comes first. Unless, it's in the first 10. I usually have to say the alphabet song really quickly in my head.

By Joseancer (Joseancer) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 12:00 am: Edit

lol,

threads like this are so funny.

Well, i'm 18 years old and have never been able to draw beyond... more-or-less stick-figure level. Honestly, people have compared my drawing to that of 1st graders and usually I lose.

-Jose

By Emswim (Emswim) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 12:25 am: Edit

Wow. This is going to be a long list!
SAT math (strangely, I am good at math otherwise)
Diagramming sentences
Spanish
Cooking, sewing, etc.
Any sports other than swimming
dancing
art/music
being popular

By Vegangirl (Vegangirl) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 12:45 am: Edit

David- i do that with the alphabet too. so add that to my list. hehe.

By Daffodil22 (Daffodil22) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 12:48 am: Edit

Smalltalk
Drawing
Math
Anything requiring above-average balance and coordination

By Wondermonkey (Wondermonkey) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 01:18 am: Edit

Math
Social Situations
Sports
Dancing
Cooking
Common Sense :)

By Usunkmyb_Ship (Usunkmyb_Ship) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 09:14 am: Edit

running
talking

By Skigrl432 (Skigrl432) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 01:25 pm: Edit

talking on the phone- I can't tell if the other person is being sarcastic, not paying attention, getting annoyed, etc
saying goodbyes
consoling people
dancing the tango *shudder*
telling jokes
committing
and yay to those who can't tell their right from left- I thought I was the only 1! When driving people will tell me to make a right and I'll turn the other way

By Gidget (Gidget) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 04:11 pm: Edit

my freind does that with left and right when driving so she puts thumb and index finger out ( curls the other ones) so they make and L and Backwards L- the L that looks correct is your left hand

By Lani05 (Lani05) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 06:49 pm: Edit

Haha, I sometimes confuse my left and right when I'm driving and it annoys my parents like crazy.
My other flaws:
SAT math
procrastinating
exercising consistently
art- my drawing was better when I was 3
typing- I have to do the 2-finger pecking method
putting in my contacts- this takes me at least five minutes every day, and my eyes are always bloodshot b/c I poke myself so much
walking up stairs in heels- I always trip and drop my books everywhere

By Hhboyji (Hhboyji) on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 01:33 pm: Edit

Let me see..
-SAT Verbal (500, yeah baby!)
-Calculus (C)<<wanted to punch.. whatever when I got my report card.
-Piano; played for 8 yrs and still sucks.
-Singing; I want to, it's just that I can't
-Committing myself things
-Getting a boyfriend
-Sticking to plans (I'm a good organizer/bad follwer)

and sooooo many more.

Wow, this thread makes us feel good about ourselves, doesn't it?

By Crayon87 (Crayon87) on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 03:05 am: Edit

Time Management
Dancing
Volleyball
Golf
Cooking

and more...

By Docalex (Docalex) on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 11:29 am: Edit

-I'm very bad with focus, i start on something and stop in 10min...i don't know why but i hate it.

By Zhou (Zhou) on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 05:48 pm: Edit

Bad at...
Talking to people who I am not familiar with...
Staying late night for parties
Understanding antique English
Being a real nasty jerk
Doing things I actually don't wanna do...

By Myway (Myway) on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 05:52 pm: Edit

spelling
arithmetic (derivatives i can do, adding up stuff I can't!)
staying up late (parties or for hw)
making small talk
getting to know people
staying in touch with friends
expressing myself
handling jealousy

oh there's just so much!

By Usunkmyb_Ship (Usunkmyb_Ship) on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 06:13 pm: Edit

physics
being not boring


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