I am very good at impractical things.
I can impersonate Bill Clinton with a woody-woodpecker voice. Not
to mention Ross Perot. "A billion dollars, folks, wasted by the
I am good at knowing the right practical people, and not afraid to
ask for help when I need it.
One of my passions outside of chemistry is writing
. When I get a draft done of a
science fiction novel I'm writing, I'm definitely going to look and
see about getting it published. It was very encouraging to know
that I won second place in a poetry contest sponsored by the
Columbia Chapter of the Missouri Writers' Guild.
I play chess
well. I am a master class postal chess player. Yeah, I know to
finish one of those postal games takes more than year, and each
move is a post card, but it's fun! I haven't been beaten in
Stratego, and I like board games. You won't find me doing sodoku or
crossword puzzles. Not my thing. I like to learn new games,
especially card games.
I am definitely good at swimming
, as far as amateurs go. Hiking
and walking and volleyball
are a few of the outdoorsy
activities that I like. As far as camping and river float trips, I
am into those as well. I just haven't done them for a long time. I
was in Boy Scouts, I did them back then, and I surely see myself
getting back into it, especially if I found someone who was really
big into it.
I am going to try and make ballroom dancing one of my regular
Friday night activities. Seems the Salsa meetup group does their
stuff on Sunday nights. I might have to try them, but I was looking
for more spicier Friday nights.
Other things I know real well are physics, biology, chemistry,
history, philosophy, and pop culture items. You can play any 1980's
song or early 1990's song I am probably going to recognize the tune
in ten seconds. Getting it out on the tip of my tongue might be
Depending on how this fall goes, and if I have the time, I will
either try a cooking class, an acting class, or some automotive
repair class. I need to get something practical.
I do know that I am good at giving massages. Not trying to be
creepy, or be a player about it. Just stating what I am good at.