Saturday, June 16, 2012
Do you have any quirky talents? Things you learned years ago but never forgot? Things that seem completely unimportant but find their way into conversation at cocktail parties anyway? Things you can't brag about because they aren't actual talents but totally are talents all the same?
Of course you do! We all do.
Want to know a few of mine?
* I can list the 50 US states in alphabetical order in under a minute. I learned them in the 3rd grade and this little pony trick has come in surprisingly handy throughout my life. So thanks, Mrs. Ramon!
* I bake pies from scratch. Start to finish. No recipe is ever needed. I've been baking since I could stand. Crust is my claim to fame. I make a damn good gluten free crust too! But my regular, full-o-gluten goodness crust will make weak in the knees.
* I am an expert bridesmaid. Like, seriously. I am that good. I know what to do and get and say at every twist and turn. I can line your family up for photos, even though the two sides don't speak to each other. I can calm your mother down. And your mother-in-law too. And I know how to chill a hot bottle of champagne in just minutes (water, not ice, is the key). I can tie a bow like nobody's business. I know the day is about the bride, a fact often ignored by more novice maids. Oh and I secretly love being a bridesmaid too (though if one day God wants to let me be the actual bride, I wouldn't mind, wink wink).
So do tell, sweet friends. What are your hidden talents that aren't really talents but totally are talents. You know what I mean. Fess up and show off...