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    Free Velo Vol! Velo Vol's Avatar
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    Common tasks you're a klutz at doing

    I always struggle when I try to cover something with cling wrap or aluminum foil. First, I have unexplained difficulty in measuring off the proper length. Too often, I go short, not allowing enough to fold down on the sides.

    But the worst part is the cutting. For foil, I only make it part way across and then it starts tearing horizontally into the piece I want to use.

    Plastic wrap is even worse. Typically, I can't get the cutting edge to cut. So I yank the wrap back and forth across the blades. Finally it tears (not cuts) off at a weird angle. And naturally, amongst the frustration, the plastic sheet gets all waded up and I have to spend another 10 seconds peeling it back straight.

    It's not a pretty sight. The really pathetic part is that I used to work in a kitchen, and I never did get the hang of it.

    What kind of problems do you encounter in day-to-day tasks?

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    Auto mechanics.....

    I can do the work, but I have big hands and the damn engineers designing modern cars design then to be serviced by Hobbits, I think, and I have a low frustration threshold for mechanicing! I've actually stuck a wrench in a tree after a temper explosion trying to work on my sister in Law's car, for example.
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    The tow motor. I just rip through things with it. As long as I don't look back after I hear a crash then I'm good. Just keep going I say. Keep going.
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    printing avery labels from microsoft word. there was only one person here who could do it right. she was an intern. now she's gone most likely moving up the ranks in a new company with her labeling skills.

    don't get me wrong. i get it done, but not with a few tries.

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    Painting. Last time I painted I ended up with paint in my hair, on my shoes, on my butt. Then while I was tired I wanted to rest and I leaned my back into wet paint on the wall.

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    Putting the fitted sheet on a bed. For some reason I find it nearly impossible to do, even though I'm 6'2" and have no trouble reaching the corners at the same time. By the time I finish, it looks like I've been playing twister.

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    *tee hee* That's pretty bad. You must be a guy...........
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    Everything mucks up. I just laugh. What else can a Vega do?

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    Standing. At 6'2" I have this tendency to just tip over. I'm pretty klutzy in general.

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    awwwwwwwwww........poor guy........ I wanna hug you now...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol
    I always struggle when I try to cover something with cling wrap or aluminum foil. First, I have unexplained difficulty in measuring off the proper length. Too often, I go short, not allowing enough to fold down on the sides.

    But the worst part is the cutting. For foil, I only make it part way across and then it starts tearing horizontally into the piece I want to use.

    Plastic wrap is even worse. Typically, I can't get the cutting edge to cut. So I yank the wrap back and forth across the blades. Finally it tears (not cuts) off at a weird angle. And naturally, amongst the frustration, the plastic sheet gets all waded up and I have to spend another 10 seconds peeling it back straight.

    It's not a pretty sight. The really pathetic part is that I used to work in a kitchen, and I never did get the hang of it.

    What kind of problems do you encounter in day-to-day tasks?
    Any thing that involves: opening peanut butter, jelly, turning off my i-pod. Fixing my glasess, shaking hands with some one. The list goes on.
    Tropical pole vaulting is the shiznit.

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    This shouldn't be any surprise, given my first post, but I also can't wrap presents. The folds and cuts on the wrapping paper are always unsymmetrical with the package.

    Ugly.

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    Just fake it out, Velo. All they are gonna do is rip it up anyway. All your hard work down the drain. It's okay *pats Velo on back*
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    I leave my keys everywhere.. I budget 10 minutes a day looking for keys

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    Life. I'm pretty klutzy at life these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    awwwwwwwwww........poor guy........ I wanna hug you now...........
    Umm, Siu, if he's 6'2, and you give him a hug, and he tips over, won't you be the "full squishy"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikingshearer
    Umm, Siu, if he's 6'2, and you give him a hug, and he tips over, won't you be the "full squishy"?
    It's ok, I don't weigh that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikingshearer
    Umm, Siu, if he's 6'2, and you give him a hug, and he tips over, won't you be the "full squishy"?

    Ha ha! Yes I guess so. Okay. Nevermind. You're on your own, no brainer!
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    I hate cooking texas toast I usally manage to burn it every time.

    I also have a tendecy to drop lasagna (which is why I never make it nowadays)

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    Maybe I could be the "full squishy." I'm 5'10". And I don't weigh that much, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingscotsman
    I hate cooking texas toast I usally manage to burn it every time.

    I also have a tendecy to drop lasagna (which is why I never make it nowadays)
    Ever see Julia Child? I saw her drop a whole lasagna on the floor, laugh it off, and toss back a glass of white wine while laughing. Et pourquoi pas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    Maybe I could be the "full squishy." I'm 5'10". And I don't weigh that much, either.

    Tee hee! Or do you want to be bouncy bouncy boing boing?
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    This was about 11 years ago, I made this very nice lasgana as I was taking it out of the oven I dropped it upside down all over the over door the floor etc.

    I threw the oven glove down in disgust, and went to the pub dinner ended up being approx 8 pints of stella and 2 basket supper of Scampi & chips.

    Oh and I had to dismantle the oven door to clean the damm thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    Maybe I could be the "full squishy." I'm 5'10". And I don't weigh that much, either.
    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    Tee hee! Or do you want to be bouncy bouncy boing boing?
    Where do I get in line here?
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