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2012-01-08 3:41 PM
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DanielG - 2012-01-06 8:58 AM

I've never ridden a horse.



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2012-01-08 4:09 PM
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  • Tell time on an analog clock- Yes
  • parallel park- Yes
  • read and write cursive- Yes
  • drive a stick- No
  • change a bike tire- No
  • read a map- Yes
  • tie a tie- Yes
  • ski- Sort of
  • ride a horse- No
  • cook an omlette- Yes
2012-01-08 8:26 PM
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Yes to all.  Being over 50 years old, most of that stuff was everyday activity.
2012-01-09 8:05 AM
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Yes to all with a few caveats...

While I can, I SUCK at skiing!  When the Nordic ski instruction asked me, "ju vish to ski?"  I replied, "No, this Jew doesn't wish to ski."

While I can ride a horse, I always avoided it because of a childhood accident.  I was 5 and visiting a relative on a farm in Connecticut who had horses.  He took each of us for rides.  On my ride, the horse was walking alongside a 20-foot ravine.  He steeped in a hole or something and the next thing I knew, the two of us and the horse were going over.  The horse landed on top of me breaking my arm, shoulder and a bunch of ribs.  You know that old saying, "it's best to get right back up on the horse again."  Well F it!  I never got back on a horse until I was 30 and even then, reluctantly and nervously.  I did it and with no incidents and I must admit... it was kind of fun.  But it's just one thing I don't need to be doing.

 

2012-01-09 8:44 AM
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  1. Tell time on an analog clock - Yes I prefer analog clocks
  2. parallel park - Yes
  3. read and write cursive - Yes though my handwriting is atrocious
  4. drive a stick - Yes
  5. change a bike tire - Yes
  6. read a map - Yes road map, trail map, topo map, need work on my map and compass skills though
  7. tie a tie - Yes half and full Windsor, still want to learn to tie a bow tie
  8. ski - Yes but I suck at it and fall down a lot
  9. ride a horse - Yes both English and Western
  10. cook an omlette - Yes when my husband lets me use his pans.

 


2012-01-09 8:48 AM
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rkreuser - 2012-01-06 5:26 PM
ride_like_u_stole_it - 2012-01-06 11:25 AM

I wonder if the results would be the same if I asked these questions in 10 years or so.

I suspect that certain skills are on the brink of disappearing, particularly cursive and driving a stick. I was shocked (and I am rarely shocked) to find out that my 19 year-old niece has great difficulty telling time on an analog clock. Apparently, they did not teach her that in the (expensive) private school she attended.

I wrote cursive for the first time in a while the other day - amazing I still can, but man, it was rusty. Just like my dial-telephone, carburation, and TV rabbit ear adjusting skillz. I was the shiznit back in the day.

Yes but can you gap points?



2012-01-09 9:10 AM
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trinnas - 2012-01-09 9:48 AM

rkreuser - 2012-01-06 5:26 PM
ride_like_u_stole_it - 2012-01-06 11:25 AM

I wonder if the results would be the same if I asked these questions in 10 years or so.

I suspect that certain skills are on the brink of disappearing, particularly cursive and driving a stick. I was shocked (and I am rarely shocked) to find out that my 19 year-old niece has great difficulty telling time on an analog clock. Apparently, they did not teach her that in the (expensive) private school she attended.

I wrote cursive for the first time in a while the other day - amazing I still can, but man, it was rusty. Just like my dial-telephone, carburation, and TV rabbit ear adjusting skillz. I was the shiznit back in the day.

Yes but can you gap points?



You just gapped my spark plug and capped my distributor.
2012-01-09 9:12 AM
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pitt83 - 2012-01-09 7:10 AM
trinnas - 2012-01-09 9:48 AM
rkreuser - 2012-01-06 5:26 PM
ride_like_u_stole_it - 2012-01-06 11:25 AM

I wonder if the results would be the same if I asked these questions in 10 years or so.

I suspect that certain skills are on the brink of disappearing, particularly cursive and driving a stick. I was shocked (and I am rarely shocked) to find out that my 19 year-old niece has great difficulty telling time on an analog clock. Apparently, they did not teach her that in the (expensive) private school she attended.

I wrote cursive for the first time in a while the other day - amazing I still can, but man, it was rusty. Just like my dial-telephone, carburation, and TV rabbit ear adjusting skillz. I was the shiznit back in the day.

Yes but can you gap points?

You just gapped my spark plug and capped my distributor.

Points or HEI?

2012-01-10 3:23 PM
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ride_like_u_stole_it - 2012-01-07 12:56 AM
  1. Tell time on an analog clock - Yes
  2. parallel park - Yes
  3. read and write cursive - Yes
  4. drive a stick - anything up to 36 wheels and 18 gears
  5. change a bike tire - Yes
  6. read a map - Yes
  7. tie a tie - Yes
  8. ski - Water ski only, been to the snow twice in my life
  9. ride a horse - Yes
  10. cook an omlette - Yes

For nothing other than entertainment purposes

The one I would have added is being able to reverse a trailer coupled to your vehicle, that's a skill I find is disappearing from society

2012-01-10 3:30 PM
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cottoneyes - 2012-01-10 4:23 PM

The one I would have added is being able to reverse a trailer coupled to your vehicle, that's a skill I find is disappearing from society

No need.  My wife backs the trailer. 

 

 

 

 

2012-01-10 5:55 PM
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  1. Tell time on an analog clock YES
  2. parallel park YES
  3. read and write cursive YES
  4. drive a stick YES
  5. change a bike tire YES
  6. read a map YES
  7. tie a tie YES
  8. ski YES
  9. ride a horse YES
  10. cook an omlette YES


2012-01-10 6:05 PM
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well I think I can do all except change a bike tire!!!! not had to yet.  I've ridden a horse and i've ski-ed but wouldn't say i'm adept at either.  If push came to shove and i had to ride/ski for my life I reckon I'd do okay!
2012-01-10 7:04 PM
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Yes to all, but I'm better at water skiing then snow.
2012-01-10 8:16 PM
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yes to all

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