Tuesday, August 26, 2014

5 Things I am BAD at...

A few of my blogger friends have done posts in the past dishing out the dirt on what they are bad at. I have found their posts to be hilarious and relate-able After all the best way to get over your "flaws" is to confront them face to face by putting them out there for everyone to see... right?

Well, it's worth a shot.

Here is my list of 5 things that I am bad at:

1. Grammar

This isn't exactly a secret.

Using proper punctuation and correctly enunciating words is a real life struggle for me. Dusty writing skills and Kansas roots are what I cast the blame on. Over the past year I have tried to improve my skills in this department, but I still make some pretty epic mistakes. Is it sad that I really look forward to tackling grammar in homeschool?! It will be a lovely and much needed refresher course.

2. Cooking Poultry

Baking, crock pot, grilling you name it. I am unpredictable.

One day it will be so dry it resembles National Lampoons Christmas dinner. The next meal it is so under cooked you are worried that you may get sick if you eat it. I have tried  using meat thermometers but nothing really seems to help. I never know where to put them in or I melt them on the grill (Oh yes I did). I really just need some sort of thermal scanner that says done or raw. 

3.Whistling & Snapping

Things I just can't do.

Why I can't do either is beyond me but I can't no matter how much I practice. 

4. Cleaning the Bathroom

Specifically the shower.

As and OCD, clean house loving, can't stand a mess kind of gal, I have some pretty dirty showers. I HATE cleaning showers. I will scrub toilets, clean sinks, clean the stove and literally scrub a floor on my hands and knees. But getting me to scrub the shower takes a lot of convincing.

I often worry that company may peek in the shower while they are in the bathroom and judge my cleanliness by my bad shower cleaning skills/habit.

5. The Budget

It isn't that I am bad a making a budget or even staying within a budget.

I am TERRIBLE at keeping up with a budget. I let 2/3 weeks go by and then find myself in panic mode or complaining about the mess I am in and how long it is going to take me to straighten it all back out. You think I would learn, but I don't. In fact what should I really be doing right now instead of writing this blog post?... You guessed it!

There you have it guys. 5 areas where I am far from perfect. 
Now it's your turn to air your dirty laundry and give up your secrets.

What are you bad at?

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  1. Ohhhh I like this post!!!! I'm horrible at cooking chicken too!! I always make it so dry because I'm paranoid of undercooking it. I also can't whistle. Some would also say I'm a bad driver but I say that's negotiable.

  2. What a fun post! I'm sticking this idea away for a "rainy day"!
    I'm TERRIBLE about cleaning the tubs and showers. It's one of the few cleaning chores I just can't bring myself to do often (ever).
    And the budget… Scott is a budget FREAK! He's tried so hard to get me on board with this whole budget/spreadsheet/checkbook thing, and I just look at him like he's growing a third eye.

  3. I have an English degree and I'm still bad at grammar and spelling. :-P

  4. ha, I'm with you on the chicken. I always overcook it because I don't want it to be raw. ew. Care for some extra dry hard to swallow chicken? Come on over! A thermal scanner that tells you when the chicken is perfect would be amazing! Add that to our entrepreneurial list...awesome drive ins and a chicken scanner.

  5. I may make mistakes but am a huge grammar natzi! I get so embarressed when I learn I have been mispronouncing a word and quickly change it! I think it's great you are looking forward to the grammar course - we could all use a little refresher now and then!

  6. I too, hate cleaning the tub/shower. I'm short so it's a real pain in the butt so I feel you on that. I also have a gold medal in laundry. I'm horrible at it. I'll run the dryer five times to avoid taking clothes out and putting them away. Yuck. Fun list!

  7. What a fun post! I'm with you on #3. I can only whistle sucking air in. And I can only snap using my thumb against my two middle fingers. Weird.

  8. I remember my parents trying to teach me how to whistle and snap when I was growing up. Still can't do it.