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01 April 2016

Friday Question NOT from the Book of Questions: Name two things you do quite well
1. I am surprisingly good at figuring out what spices to add to things. My husband, who is a remarkable cook (I am not) often deploys me for this purpose.

2. I am proficient at dog training.
posted by bearwife 01 April | 18:08
1. Speak

2. Write
posted by Miko 01 April | 21:13
1. House painting. I was a professional for years before I went back to school and I can still cut a razor sharp line with a brush with no masking tape.

2. Software test automation, which is what I get paid for these days. Not exactly sexy but it keeps me employed.
posted by octothorpe 01 April | 22:29
1. Cook. Nothing terribly fancy, but what I do make is tasty and people seem to enjoy it.

2. Find out things. I have good research skills and the internet has only served to enhance them. This comes in really useful at work, where I am seen as some kind of oracle with the ability to dig up obscure bits of useful information.
posted by Senyar 02 April | 05:44
1. Understand the psychology of others.

2. Arrange songs for the guitar.
posted by Obscure Reference 02 April | 07:58
1. Drawing.
2. um...
posted by Thorzdad 02 April | 09:35
1. I am an excellent eater. Very few people can eat as well as I can. I am proud of my ability to pack in the food.

2. Translate. I took to my profession like a duck takes to water.
posted by msali 02 April | 09:40
1. Pick handbell music for my church. And I have picked virtually all of it over the past 20 years. My friend in a professional choir says that ours is the "best church repertoire in New England." :D

2. Bake pies. I don't know why people complain about how difficult it is to make the crusts. You just throw some ingredients together and roll it out. :) I'm pretty good at baking in general, too.
posted by Melismata 02 April | 10:03
1. I'm a fantastic procrastinator.
2. I'll answer this later.
posted by apoch 02 April | 10:04
1. I'm very good at design and figuring out construction details; just not at being paid well.

2. I'm a great cat person....Meow!
posted by mightshould 02 April | 15:55
1. I am very good at cutting through crap, but as this is not a universally appreciated skill I often keep it to myself.

2. I can write silly doggerel.
posted by JanetLand 03 April | 08:23
1. I'm a good bridge player, and a nice partner (which doesn't coincide as often as one would like).

2. Despite the fact that my self-talk has me as somewhat of a misanthrope, I am often told that I am kind, and - per a thing I am good at - a good listener.
posted by gaspode 03 April | 14:11
1. Intuit what people want. Sometimes reading body language comes quite naturally to me. It comes in very handy working retail!

2. I'm told my photographs are very good. I hope so; I just really love taking them.
posted by redvixen 08 April | 18:43
Your photos are not just very good, they're fucking awesome! That you don't have thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment makes that doubly true.
posted by dg 09 April | 18:41
Dg, that just made my day. Thank you!
posted by redvixen 09 April | 20:21
1. I can compress any text to spec almost undetectably. If you need to hack something down 20% without resorting to resection, I can do it. You'll barely notice the difference.

2. I think I'm pretty good at figuring out the context in which another person's behavior makes sense. If I take the time to think about it, I generally get why people think or do the things they do.

posted by tangerine 09 April | 22:10
I can read much faster than most.

I can choose gifts people actually like and use.
posted by brujita 10 April | 04:11
1. I whistle pretty well.
2. I have a very good sense of color.
posted by theora55 10 April | 12:32
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