I was inspired by Amanda to write a post about 5 things I'm not so wonderful at. We like to show the bright and sunshiny part of ourselves on the blog, but I think it's important to show the not so glamorous as well. In an effort to make this post as honest as possible, I had Parker contribute the things he deems me to be not so great at. It's quite the self-esteem booster when your husband comes up with said attributes almost immediately. We'll just side-step that fact. He came up with numbers 4 and 5, and I'd be offended if he weren't so spot on. So, here we go.
1. Banana Pudding
I consider myself to be a fairly good cook. I'm comfortable with most methods of cooking and love to mix it up and try new things. That said, I never, ever, ever... ever can get the consistency of banana pudding right. I've gotten it right a total of two times. Actually, maybe only once. The time I got it right for this recipe is the only success I can recall. I have no idea why it's so hard, but it is always too thin and runny for a pudding consistency. I've all but given up. So frustrating.
I got a Twitter for the blog. I log on once a day to post my blog post of the day then immediately go to a different website. Perhaps it's because I genuinely don't see the point of Twitter, but I am as bad at tweeting and reading the feed as they come. I'm sorry if I follow you on Twitter and never "favorite" or "retweet" your content. It's not you. It's me.
3. Video Games
I have said this before, but I just do not get video games. At all. I don't have any brothers, so true video gaming was a foreign concept before I got married. I loved playing Mario Kart and Mario Party just as much as the next girl, but I have been hastily informed that those are not real games. Last Saturday, Parker asked if I would play with him. Portal 2 was the game. I half-heartedly agreed because I love to make the guy happy, and he finally let me quit after 30 minutes of running around in a circle asking what to do next. There are a lot of things I am bad at that I wish I were good at. This is not one of them.
|Pardon the awesome tan lines. I'll be sharing my remedy for that tomorrow on the blog, so stay tuned. Also, I didn't realize it was that bad until I saw this picture, so there's that.|
4. Keeping Up With People
I so wish I were better at this. We have had to say goodbye to a lot of friends. Friends from high school, friends from college, friends from past duty stations... we are well versed in the goodbyes. I miss these people terribly, but I am so bad at keeping up with most of them. I'm not one of those people who picks up the phone to call, but it doesn't mean I am not thinking about them! If only I could telepathically communicate my feelings instead of telephonically. (I understand that I 100% made this term up, but you get it.)
As mentioned above, this was one of Parker's additions to the list. Hearing it was like receiving a giant hug, let me tell you. He's right though. He coined a term called "Chelsea Cleaning" shortly after we got married, and it's where I pick something up off of the floor and simply move it to another spot on the floor. I think it's worth noting that there is a difference between dirty and messy. I'm not a super dirty person, but I am a little messy. I'd love to be cleaner, but I don't really see an immediate change in the near future if I'm being completely honest with myself.
So there you have it. Yes, there are way more than 5 things that could have made this list, but any more would have made this post a bit of a downer. What is something you're bad at?