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Heather
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There are some things we are talented at which just are not going to get us an award, a scholarship, a job or anything other than the occasional person giggling or asking us to do something when everyone is feeling bored.

I'm talking about the kinds of things that are cool, maybe a bit unusual, but which, in the grand scheme of things, may not amount to or seem like much. Yet, at the same time, in the grand scheme of who YOU are, are pretty funky and cool and neat.

For example, I:
• have a very stretchy, flexible face, which can make my funny faces the stuff of LEGEND.
• can filk almost any song very quickly and always ridiculously. I remain ever proud of "Carpool Lane," my version of Prince's "Purple Rain," invented while trying to get into said lane with a friend once.
• can spell antidisestablishmentarianism out loud very fast (a talent finely honed after discovering as a child it was the longest word in English)
• can, in partnership with my pug (whose talent this may mostly be), get her to produce this sound: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYFtHNXxd6o
• know how to do the Hustle expertly, thanks to my Mom and the other disco-dancing nurses she was friends with in the 70s.
• speak Pig Latin fluently

[ 08-11-2011, 06:06 PM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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ruddy_duck
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I can name ten species of penguins from memory!

...booyah! [Razz]

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Jill2000Plus
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I can pick up things from the floor with my feet to put them in the garbage without getting my hands dirty, I've even managed to put something in a pedal bin around half my height using just my feet.

I can put my fingers (not including my thumb) on each hand into two groups of two with a gap in the middle.

I'm good at whistling, I can whistle a tune while breathing in as well as out.

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Always knock before entering my room when I am in there alone, as I may be doing all sorts of wonderfully thrilling things that I'd rather you didn't see.

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Djuna
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I has mad lip synching skills. I can lip synch most all of the music I own. [Smile]

Also, I cook, bake, and give massages super well!

(Jill, do you mean like the Vulcan thing?) [Smile]

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Jill2000Plus
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I think so, I can do it like this \\// and I can almost do it like this \||/ but there's a tiny gap near the top on my left hand.

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Always knock before entering my room when I am in there alone, as I may be doing all sorts of wonderfully thrilling things that I'd rather you didn't see.

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Kawani3792
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I can...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QftFJkiUU2Q
Although that's more an ability of my hypermobility than an ability I have.
I can recite several poems by memory!
For the Young Who Want To, by Marge Piercy
The Charge of the Light Brigade, by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Requests for Toy Piano, by Tony Hoagland (that last name might be wrong)
O Captain! My Captain!, by Walt Whitman
One Perfect Rose (by some lady, I can't remember her name but the poem is great!)
Through a Glass Eye, Lightly, by Carolyn Kizer (this name might be wrong, but it's what comes to mind when I remember the title of that poem)
And various others that aren't coming to mind right now. I memorized the Walt Whitman poem in 8th grade for 10 extra credit points, but all the rest I found in a book for a poetry recitation competition called "Poetry Out Loud". A few of them I actually memorized with an eye towards reading them during the competition. The others...well, they were long, or interesting or something. I wanted to memorize them just to say I memorized them *coughcough Charge of the Light Brigade!!! coughcough*

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ananab
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I can swim 50 yards without breathing.
I can chew a piece of gum in class without getting caught.
I'm really good at Mario Party 5.


The yabble-yabble video actually made giggle out loud, it was so adorable!

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