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NWOrientDC10
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Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:07 am

This is not about "self put downs" (if you will). Rather, this is an acknwledgement of "things I cannot do" (original title)

I cannot tie a windsor knot (I've been shown and practiced; I just cannot do it  Sad) http://www.tie-a-tie.net/windsor.html

I can not draw (other than stick figures)

On a positive note - I can compare and contrast methane and ammonia at the molecular level, I can make a pretty girl laugh ...

There are things I wish I could do but cannot; oh well

Cheers  Smile

Russell
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RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:09 am

I can't do maths or physics beyond the very basics.

I can't draw either
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RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:12 am

I can't...

-dance (to that music you're playing)

-get you out of my head

-stop loving you

-control my feet

most frustratingly, I can't get my RR above 6.... aagh  hissyfit 
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RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:13 am

There is plenty, but just for a few:

I cannot:

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Thread starter):
compare and contrast methane and ammonia at the molecular level

, (sometimes I wonder how I get by!!)
Lick my elbow
Remember the punchline of a joke
Be naturally ruthless, as my job sometimes demands me to be
I think my dog could play better golf than me with a club rammed up his butt

There is many more....
 
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RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:14 am

Quote:
compare and contrast methane and ammonia at the molecular level

No idea what any of that is, but I get the picture and it sounds good anyway!

I can't do Algebra, never could, don't know how I passed my maths exams at school. But I can Flight Plan from XXX to XXX, calculating en-route nav-charges, fuel-burn, potential cost savings, avoiding congested airspace etc etc etc. Bollox to my maths teacher who told me I was "a useless failure"!

[Edited 2006-01-21 00:16:37]
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RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:45 am

I can't sleep

I'm incapable of being satisfied with my own work.

I don't really get on with people my own age - I always end up hanging around with older people.

I'm absolutely hopeless at maths.

I have a tendency to make my political opponents hate me to the extent that they employ the use of voodoo dolls.

QFF
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RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:48 am

You can make a pretty girl laugh, but not an ugly one?

Anyway, I can do everything. Perfectly.
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RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:52 am

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 6):
Anyway, I can do everything. Perfectly.

Except lie.

QFF
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RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:55 am

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 7):
Except lie

That's cold. But if it makes you feel better, then believe that.
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RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:57 am

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 6):
Anyway, I can do everything. Perfectly.

Except linking photos.

 Big grin  duck 
 
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RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:59 am


  • I can't do math above the college algebra level (hell, even AT the college algebra level)

  • I can't run fast, or particularly far

  • I lack the type of charisma that wins people over to my side

  • I can't pay attention to things in which I'm not highly interested

  • I can't flip a goddamn omelet to save my life. Anyone for fritattas?

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RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:01 am

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 5):
I have a tendency to make my political opponents hate me to the extent that they employ the use of voodoo dolls.

Supplied by HRH and Queenie!!

I am rubbish at making plans, I have goals sure, both at work and in my personal life and mostly I achieve them but it is all done "on the fly" . I also can't rehearse presentations or i feel the creative flow has gone out of it and a repeat would be a travesty, everything has to be done live.

But saddest of all I can't get over the urge to strangle The Hormones boyfs!!  Smile
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RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:01 am

I'm not very good at Maths
I never seem to get it right with girls  rotfl 
I'm very forgetful, which is a pain in exams
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RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:16 am

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 12):
I'm very forgetful, which is a pain in exams



Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 12):
I'm not very good at Maths

Perhaps the two are linked....???
 sarcastic 


Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 12):
I never seem to get it right with girls



Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 12):
I'm very forgetful

Perhaps the two are linked...???
 sarcastic 
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RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:18 am

Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 14):
Perhaps the two are linked...???

That's beautiful. You guys should go out
 
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RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:24 am

I can't start mopeds for crap. Not even my own! There is only one that starts for me and it is my cousin's, but he is always at school, so I can never ride it, but on weekends or when he is doing homework, he hands over the keys.  devil 
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RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:42 am

Quoting Frontiercpt (Reply 16):
I can't start mopeds for crap.

Try a new spark plug.
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RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:44 am

Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 15):
That's beautiful. You guys should go out

KiwiinOz, note the Irish & United kingdom flags against each of our profiles. For us to go out together would require months, in fact years of negotiation before any agreement on any subject would be reached. Even then, further unnecessary concessions, negotiations, treaties would still be required in order that myself and Daleaholic could even begin to understand one-another.

It's doomed from the start....!!!  cry   cry   cry 
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RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:46 am

  • I can't make music. No rhythm whatsoever. None.

  • Which means I can't dance worth a damn.

  • Can't remember people's names unless I see them written.

  • Can't throw a baseball from 2nd to home without getting it dusty. I can hit but I can't throw.

  • Can't take money seriously. Never cared about it. Made some, didn't care, lost some didn't care.
  • Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
     
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    RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

    Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:49 am

    I cant sing. Well, I can, but excruciatingly badly. Problem is, I sing all the time.
    Cheers
    Bill
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    Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:56 am

    I can't sing. Any ability I might have had is removed after 15 years of constant screaming at Ohio State football games. I can't dance, either.

    I can't dunk a basketball. I have no athletic ability.

    I can't play piano by ear, even after nine years of lessons and about 5,000 hours of practice. I can only play if there's music.

    I can't understand jazz music. The more progressive stuff just sounds like noise to me.

    I can't hit a golf ball. I don't like the game, so it doesn't matter.

    But unlike many in this thread, I can do math. I can write, speak, teach, analyze, design, and troubleshoot. Good thing I get paid to do those and not the stuff listed above, no?
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    Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:36 pm

    I'm bad at math, I can't draw. I'm also having problems with ties and it is embarrassing. I always loved architecture. In a way, it seems like the most beautiful profession to me, both creative and precise but I have absolutely no talent for it.
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    Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:41 pm

    Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Thread starter):
    I can make a pretty girl laugh

    NWOrient: "Hey, cutie. We should be a couple."
    Pretty girl: "Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha... That's the best joke I've ever heard."  Smile

    Personally I can't dance or sing, can't remember names, and can't for the life of me keep my room clean.

    Also I can't stop visiting A.net every time I use the internet.
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    Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:00 pm

    Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 11):
    Supplied by HRH and Queenie!!

    Ah, you got their memo. Apparently Princesses Eugenie and Beatrix made them by hand.

    Quoting VH-KCT* (Reply 22):
    NWOrient: "Hey, cutie. We should be a couple."
    Pretty girl: "Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha... That's the best joke I've ever heard."

    Brilliant. Simply brilliant.

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    RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

    Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:19 pm

    I cannot have kids...




    GS
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    Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:26 pm

    In brass class today I found out that I was the only one who couldn't buzz his lips properly.
     
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    RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

    Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:30 pm

  • I can't sing.

  • I can't dance.

  • I can't sleep during the night (I'm a night owl).

  • I can't do any math at all.

  • I can't make plans in advance - my life motto is "improvise".

    Saludos,
    Marambio
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    Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:31 pm

    I can't . . .

    . . . Jump out of Airplanes . . . .

    . . . Deal with heights . . .

    . . . Bake - I can cook anything on top of a stove, but baking breads, cakes, etc escapes me completely. . .

    . . . Stand Stupidity . . . real or percieved . .

    . . . Do math - I hate math - I despise math. God invented the calculator just for me. I have a dozen of them . . . plus the computer.

    . . . can't play golf - tried - managed 1 ball out of a hundred on a driving range once . . . I'll stick to driving the beer cart.

    . . . stand anything out of place. I'm anal retentive in a big way about that, very organized as far as my home, work . . . strange things like all labels in the cabinets must face forward. Can't stand disorganization. . . . on any level.

    . . . can't watch baseball for more than a few minutes. Seems boring as hell to me.

    . . . run as far, or as fast, or for as long as I used to . . . age is a bitch.
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    Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:46 pm

    I can't get a thread of mine over 25 replies unless it's about British people or Matt D. cry 
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    RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

    Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:07 pm

    I can't sing
    I can't dance
    I can't get out of bed on time for work
    I can't "have only 2 beers"
    I can't give up smoking
    I can't fly too often
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    Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:12 pm

    Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 29):
    can't sing
    I can't dance
    I can't get out of bed on time for work
    I can't "have only 2 beers"
    I can't give up smoking
    I can't fly too often

    Congrats ....You are Normal!!!.  biggrin 
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    Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:15 pm

    Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 30):
    Congrats ....You are Normal!!!.

    I wouldn't say that Mel
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    RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

    Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:34 pm

    Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 29):

    I can't sing
    I can't dance
    I can't get out of bed on time for work
    I can't "have only 2 beers"
    I can't give up smoking
    I can't fly too often

    I can't...believe you listed most of mine for me. I'd add:

    I can't draw or paint
    I can't dribble a basketball without staring at it
    I can't bake desserts, bread, etc. (right with you, ANC)
    I can't hit a curveball
    I can't fly without taking Bonine
    I can't swim
    I can't sleep without snoring like a buzzsaw
    I can't drink regular coffee or eat chocolate
    I can't hit a topspin backhand
    I can't play fretted instruments without putting my finger right on the fret
    I can't determine the free-air speed of an unladen swallow (African nor European)
    I can't think of any more right now, but there are plenty...
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    Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:48 pm

    Well, I CAN do math (quite well, if I do say so myself), and I do have rhythm and I can sing and dance, but there are lots of things I cannot do.

    I can't cook. Opposite of Logan and ANCFlyer - I can bake quite well.
    I can't throw. I really do throw like a girl.
    I can't swim.
    I can't run.
    I can't play a mandolin. (I tried!)
    I can't stand heights, especially dangly ones (like chairlifts).
    I can't do any kind of artwork with my hands. My brain sees it, but my hands can't execute it.
    I can't stop being anal about some things (ANC, we have some things in common). I like my house tidy and I keep track of money to the penny.
    I can't comprehend maternal instinct for children (this is not a slam at you, Greasespot...I'm sorry). I have never experienced it.
    I can't stand to be around groups of women.
    Even if I wanted to wear makeup, I am no good at applying it.
    I can't have many things against my skin, due to eczema.
    I can't stop flirting with boys, even though I know it hurts Mr. Harlot sometimes. Which I guess leads to...
    I can't stop being selfish.
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    RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

    Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:18 pm

    Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 33):
    I can't cook

    Me neither-Mr AB has to do the cooking in our house !! (shame on us LOL )

    Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 33):
    I can't run.

    I'm gettin on a bit so I sort of walk fast !!

    I can't smell......er I mean spell  Wink

    I can't give up smoking or drinking

    there's loads more......but I CAN draw, sing, swim etc........ And win the TV remote every time  biggrin 

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    RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

    Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:26 pm

    I would love to be able to sing ... I have actually been told by a voice coach that :

    "You have such a beautiful voice , such tone! , such timbre! , such resonance! .......................................................
    ......................................................................
    ......................................................................
    .............. it's just a shame that you can only hit notes at random"
     
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    RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

    Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:32 pm

    I can't smoke; tried it just doesn't seem worth the bother to try anymore, all that smoke in your lungs;
    I can't drive
    I can't play tennis
    I can't take good aircraft pictures; (a better camera might help)
    Why fly non stop when you can connect
     
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    RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

    Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:44 am

    After I posted my list, I saw things I forgot. Good to see that I'm not the only one.

    Quoting Marambio (Reply 26):
    I can't sleep during the night (I'm a night owl).

    Same as me

    Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 27):
    Bake - I can cook anything on top of a stove, but baking breads, cakes, etc escapes me completely. . .

    I understand you. You know, when you open the door and feel that heat and on top of that, need to put your hand in it...

    Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 29):
    I can't give up smoking

    Bad habit....
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    RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

    Sun Jan 22, 2006 5:22 am

    Quoting 777236ER (Reply 6):
    You can make a pretty girl laugh, but not an ugly one?

    Ok, I can get an ugly one to laugh too (maybe I'll "get an ugly girl to marry me" good advice from a song I heard  bigthumbsup  )

    Quoting VH-KCT* (Reply 22):
    NWOrient: "Hey, cutie. We should be a couple."
    Pretty girl: "Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha... That's the best joke I've ever heard."

    If I can get a lady to laugh AT me, does that count?  biggrin 
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    RE: Leave Your Ego At The Door... Please

    Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:59 pm

    I cannot say no to someone in need

    Cheers Smile

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