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Topic #347: As the number above points out, my skills at counting leave much to be desired. As there are…

Topic #347:

As the number above points out, my skills at counting leave much to be desired. As there are 365 days in a year, I’m 8 topics short for offering you a topic a day for the entire year How lame – I’m hanging my head in shame right now (Before you tell me it should be 9, remember there’s one more for tomorrow).

But this does offer us a good topic for the day: what ordinary skill are you bad at? Maybe its tying your shoelaces, or parallel parking cars, but we all have something very simple that we just don’t do very well. Write about yours.

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  1. not trying to be picky—but if this is topic 347 we are 18 official topics short of 365….347 + 8 = 355; 347 + 18 = 365. but i would guess most of us did additional daily topics beyond your provided prompts.

  2. The skill of staying focused in boring conversations!
    It gets embarrassing when I simple zone out! It is beyond me!
    One moment I am there listening to all the jibes and drabs, and the very next moment I am gone!
    It could be a word from that conversation or a fleeting glimpse of something as I look around or plain absentmindedness! I just get lost somewhere to a point of no graceful return!

    1. hi Parul….loving the honestly….i can we both can be considered ADHD….lol..boring convos are the absolute worst…do the speaker ever recognize your boredom? lol

  3. Hey Scott,
    You’ve got me lol-ing b/c I just messed up on my most recent blog post (#189) thinking I was only one away from the 200 mark. I, too, am very sad with numbers; obviously, words are my thing. (At 3 y/o, my younger son used to tell me 1+1 is 11–I still agree ;)!)

    Oh, I can move to music but can’t learn dance steps and this white girl can’t jump too high either.

    HNY to you and yours! Thanks for all the great post questions!

  4. Scott, I feel sooooo deprived – deprived of 17 more of your pearls of wisdom ;) But hey if we subtract your vacation, sick days and made-up holidays like Columbus day, then your number is probably just about right.

    And I lack the very ordinary skills whistling, being able to walk and chew gum at the same time, so who am I to criticize. (Although maybe you should add subtraction to your list…)

  5. Being civil. I get the impression that there are alot of certified a?? holes around. War on this. War on that. Praise the lord and pass the ammunition. Straight to hell with basic human rights and due process. Guilty, guilty, and guilty by accusation. This is the new world order and I have a problem being civil when participating.

  6. Now i noticed, it’s only 347 (or is it 348?) out of 365, so this is also one thing that I may be bad at, haha…

    Happy New Year Scott and to all the people on the blogosphere most especially to everyone at WordPress and my followers/prospective followers.

    All the best in 2012 and stay blessed! :)

  7. The fact of I cannot just simply connect device with camera to computer. Or send pictures to computer! I do plan to take on next year’s challenge with photos. I can’t be that bad.

    Or the other, I cannot be having such zero grasp of music. So here’s my goal next year. Learn music, so that I can make music.

    Happy New Year Scott. Thanks for your very hard work trying to think up ideas for us. You did the best !
    And to all at WP too.

    Blogging here has been a significant part of my life the past year since I joined up Postaday2011. You have been an important staple in my life.

  8. As embarrassing as this is, I sometimes have trouble with my left and right’s. Someone will tell me left and I will change lanes to the right…and then I get made fun of. You’d think I’d have this down by kindergarten…

  9. I just want to take this moment to thank everyone at wordpress for making 2011 a really truly inspiring year of my life….I have posted every single day and am now not ready to stop….I cant stop…what are you guys at word press going to do for us now we are hooked? ha ha
    …one thing I have always wanted to see is how many people have read EACH post since it was posted…is there a way of doing that that I have not found yet?

  10. First, thanks for all you have done for us with WordPress. As a Postaday2011 addict, I’m assuming we can simply continue onto Postaday2012.
    You want just ONE thing I’m bad at? Really, just ONE? I cannot cut a straight line, not with a ruler, straight edge and X-Acto knife. And, sigh, I’m a book artist. So that’s a big one. 2. Confuse left and right while reading a map and driving. 3. Can’t sing. Not a note. OK, I’ll stop before I move on to Vol. II

  11. I canNOT parallel park. I have to find an end spot for street parking or a parking garage. One time I had to ask a total stranger to park my car for me…yeh…i really did.

    1. Whoops. Jumped the gun! (im the idiot…you ARE bad at math). My obvious handicap is being too gullable. And speaking, er typing, before thinking. This blog is a true lesson: before jumping to conclusions, consider the content AND context before making assumptions. HA!

  12. I found out the hard way when working at a bookstore in the 90′s, before they got registers that scanned the ISBN. We had to hand type the 10 digit book id and i quickly found out that i CAN NOT type and talk at the same time. Kinda a humiliating thing to be suggesting a book to someone at checkout to stop in mid word to be totally silent typing in the sku. i constantly had to apologize for it. lollol.

  13. I don’t know stuff that seems simple and that everyone should know. I just am blank.

    And I can’t tell you what stuff I don’t know because it only comes up when someone else says it or asks it and I say……… huh?

  14. I have just been writing about something I’ve never been able to do – I can’t sew or knit to save my life! I would have failed home ec class in 8th grade if I hadn’t had help from a friend’s mom. If I absolutely have to sew on a button, I’ll do that, but beyond that, I either give it to the dry cleaners to mend or get rid of it!

  15. It’s 18 topics short, not 8. I actually noticed a long time ago that you were reusing numbers, but I didn’t mention it to see what your reaction was at the end of the year. Apparently you repeated that error 17 more times.

    Also, I like how you forgot to post a topic on the last day of 2011.

  16. I find it REALLY difficult to be patient enough to let my kids make and learn from their own mistakes without weighing in with advice or direction from Dad when I see them going down what I think is the wrong path.

  17. Well, I too am hoping that you will continue this with the 2012 365/6 edition. I just only found you here, and don’t want to go this a blog a day thing alone.

    I can’t and won’t even try parallel parking, I’ll drive around the block 30 times or park down the road and walk.

  18. 37 Common Characteristics of Dyslexia
    General
    •Appears bright, highly intelligent, and articulate but unable to read, write, or spell at grade level.
    •Labelled lazy, dumb, careless, immature, “not trying hard enough,” or “behavior problem.”
    •Isn’t “behind enough” or “bad enough” to be helped in the school setting.
    •High in IQ, yet may not test well academically; tests well orally, but not written.
    •Feels dumb; has poor self-esteem; hides or covers up weaknesses with ingenious compensatory strategies; easily frustrated and emotional about school reading or testing.
    •Talented in art, drama, music, sports, mechanics, story-telling, sales, business, designing, building, or engineering.
    •Seems to “Zone out” or daydream often; gets lost easily or loses track of time.
    •Difficulty sustaining attention; seems “hyper” or “daydreamer.”
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  19. I have many shortcomings, the foremost is ,forgetting the names of people have met which at times make me upset at myself.

    I am addicted to your blog post a day mail but by carrying it on you can make me get rid of this addiction and will cheer me up by writing and sharing through your blog.