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What relatively simple things can you not do?

Old 07-29-13, 12:00 PM
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Re: What relatively simple things can you not do?

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I can't improve my pace. No matter what I try I can't seem to lower my pace from 7:26 min/mile to 7:00 min/mile on a 5 mile run. I'd think that's not that big of a goal. It's only 26 seconds, nope can't do it.


Try the Pose method. It certainly worked for me and it also cut down on running related injuries.

http://www.sportsinjurybulletin.com/...technique.html




I also cannot do the Vulcan salute nor can I whistle.
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Old 07-29-13, 02:04 PM
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I also cannot do the Vulcan salute nor can I whistle.
I can whistle while doing the Vulcan salute.
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Old 07-29-13, 02:12 PM
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Put my right shoe on using both hands.
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Old 07-29-13, 02:45 PM
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I can't roll "R"s either. I think certain people are just incapable of doing it. Mexican speech impediment?

And I also write weird. When I hold my pen, instead of resting the body at an angle in the joint between my thumb and index finger like normal folks, I hold it straight up and down. Used to drive my elementary school teachers crazy.

And I'm horrible at tying knots. Neckties, shoes, bows, and everything more advanced. Which I find strange because I'm sort of mechanically inclined and able to visualize how things are put together and work, but knots throw me for a loop.

I can shuffle cards and whistle like a motherfucker, though.
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Old 07-29-13, 02:48 PM
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I can't burp at will. I can't roll (fold, bent?) my tongue into an U (everybody I know can do it). I can't twitch my ears.
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Old 07-29-13, 03:02 PM
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I can't roll (fold, bent?) my tongue into an U (everybody I know can do it).
I didn't think this was that common. I certainly can't do it.
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Old 07-29-13, 03:42 PM
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I can flex my bicep on my left arm, but not on my right arm. Weird.

My biggest frustration is I just can not maintain a clean house. I can spend hours cleaning house, and have it look junky again within minutes. I marvel at ppl who somehow manage to keep a perfectly neat place 24/7.
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I can't snap my fingers either.
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Old 07-29-13, 04:40 PM
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Can't snap my fingers, or blow bubbles with gum.
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Old 07-29-13, 05:01 PM
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Re: What relatively simple things can you not do?

Okay, to snap your fingers, you just use your thumb to provide resistance to the middle finger---press the fingerprint part of your middle finger down hard against the thumbprint area of your thumb, and then quickly move your thumb up and out of the way. The snapping sound comes from your middle finger forcefully slapping your palm at the base of your thumb.

I used to teach finger snapping in college to earn a little extra money.
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Old 07-29-13, 05:02 PM
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I can't whistle and I have a problem quickly differentiating left and right. It's like I need a moment to figure it out while it seems natural to other people.
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I can snap my fingers on my left hand, but not my right. My left makes a good snap, but my right just kind of makes a muffled *thd*.

I've never been able to whistle with my fingers, though.
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I have a problem quickly differentiating left and right. It's like I need a moment to figure it out while it seems natural to other people.
Same here. It takes me a moment to figure out left and right as well. When I'm driving with someone and give on-the-fly directions I usually give the wrong direction before catching myself.


I also can't fold shirts for shit. It's really frustrating when I'm folding laundry or packing a suitcase. My folded shirts usually turn into a wadded, wrinkled mess! I take up a lot of closet space because I just hang all my T-shirts on hangers.
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Old 07-29-13, 05:51 PM
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I can't tuck a dress shirt in without it looking like shit.
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Old 07-29-13, 06:22 PM
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Re: What relatively simple things can you not do?

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I cannot open my eyes when I'm under water.
If I'm having have a bath and go under the water I cannot open my eyes. As soon as I do I close them straight away. Hate the feeling.
I can open eyes under water fine but cannot do that cool Hollywood move where after coming up just open my eyes. I have to" rub them" open.

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I can't do that Vulcan split finger salute thing that Spock does. I can keep my index and middle fingers together but my pinky and ring fingers always separate.

I can't cook chicken on the grill. Steaks, hamburgers, and hotdogs I can cook with ease but I always seem to burn the outside of chicken while the inside stays a salmonella pink.
I can do the Vulcan split on my left hand but not my right. I'm right handed.

As for the chicken, you need some cast iron ManGrates. Takes just a couple of minutes on each side. Nice and juicy and hard to fuck up.
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Old 07-29-13, 06:31 PM
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Could never bring myself to skydive! When I was a young man some of my friends were sky divers and they'd give me a "present" for my birthday every year of "free lessons and first 5 sky dives free". Could never bring myself to take them up on it. After about 5 years straight of the same "present" I told them that it was just a no cost way to take care of my birthday as they didn't have to pay anything unless I actually took them up on the offer!

Jump out of a perfectly good airplane, why?
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Re: What relatively simple things can you not do?

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
I can't roll "R"s either. I think certain people are just incapable of doing it. Mexican speech impediment?
Mexican speech impediment? They speak Mexican in Mexico just like we speak American in America!!


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I used to teach finger snapping in college to earn a little extra money.
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I can't whistle and I have a problem quickly differentiating left and right. It's like I need a moment to figure it out while it seems natural to other people.
I don't have a problem with left and right, but I do have a problem telling which way is north-south-east-west without stopping to think about it. I figure it out by where I am in relation to the nearest interstate since I know interstate N-S-E-W directions. It seems like most people can tell N-S-E-W instinctively, but I can't, and I always wondered if anyone else used the same odd method I used.
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Old 07-29-13, 07:11 PM
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I think the NSEW instinct is a military thing. I figure it out the same way as you.
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Old 07-29-13, 07:20 PM
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I can't swim. I know HOW to do it, I just CAN'T do it. There's something about my body that just won't let me float. I'm not built to swim. Not that I have a lot of oppourtunity to do so. I don't live anywhere near water and the easy set pool we have isn't big enough for swimming.
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Re: What relatively simple things can you not do?

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I think the NSEW instinct is a military thing. I figure it out the same way as you.
I think I'm just lucky with where I live so it's fairly easy to imagine. Ocean to the West, mountains to the East, and Mexico to the South. It actually comes easier to me to say "Turn East on H street."
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If I am not in familiar territory and/or cannot see the sun I have no idea where NSEW are. I think this is very common.
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If I am not in familiar territory and/or cannot see the sun I have no idea where NSEW are. I think this is very common.
That's good to know its common. I always thought I was an idiot for not being able to tell instinctively. Everyone on my dad's side of the family is the stereotypical hillbilly redneck moron that can't add 2+2 without using a calculator, but yet they can all tell NSEW with ease. So I always thought I was stupid for not being able to do it too.
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Originally Posted by Th0r S1mpson View Post
I can't generate an accurate binomial distribution without a computer or calculator.
I don't understand 2 words in that sentence.

I'm odd about certain foods. I cannot even think about cold baked beans. I also cannot drink yoghurt. It has to be eaton with a spoon.
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This probably won't help, but you kind of have to let your tounge vibrate off of the roof of your mouth
Oh, I'm well aware. The problem is that I can't position my tongue on the roof of my mouth and keep it loose enough to vibrate. I've literally spent hours on this.
I do appreciate the help.

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I also can't fold shirts for shit. It's really frustrating when I'm folding laundry or packing a suitcase. My folded shirts usually turn into a wadded, wrinkled mess! I take up a lot of closet space because I just hang all my T-shirts on hangers.
This is how I do it. Simple once you get the hang of it.

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Wish I could whistle!
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