since i spent a quiet weekend with john since he finally got a day off after 19 straight days and cooking with my mom for mother's day, i have no weekend recap. so instead, i decided to make a list of things that i am truly the best at. sure my cupcakes are amazing and my apartment is always clean, but i don't consider those to be my best talents. think about it - how many activities in this world can you claim you are really the best at? it's a tall order. now, i'm not saying there's no one out there in the world better than me at any of these things. i'm just saying i've never met them.
naked girls photo hunt on the crack machines at the bar. (cause they're addicting like crack.) you know, the touch screen game where there are two photos almost the same but you need to find the 5 differences between them. i'm good at photo hunt period, but i am unbeatable at the naked girls version. i have the high score on machines all over chicago and iowa city. i admit, this one i'm fairly certain there is no one better in the world than me. ask my friends. this is far and away my best and most impressive talent. perhaps that means i need to raise my standards and expectations for myself, but no matter.
flip cup. i know, this is a big one to claim. but i was trained. my fraternity "big brother" would not even be associated with me until i truly learned to dominate in flip cup (also called boat races, tippy cup, etc.) he made me practice for hours in the dirty beer covered basement of his frat, on various size tables, with different cups, drunk versus sober, on and on until i was absolutely perfect. he finally let me play on his team my second semester of my freshman year and i have quite literally not been beaten since. i'm unstoppable. at least in a one on one (or two, three, even four on one) situation. occasionally there's a team situation at a tournament at a bar where my team gets beat, but it's because they don't play 'survivor style' and let me vote of one of my teammates each round. my best record is single-handedly beating a team of 5 frat guys. yes, my whole team got voted off so it was me, drinking 6 cups alone, versus a team of 5, drinking 6 cups total between all of them. i beat them.
memorizing song lyrics. i don't even try, it just happens. i hear a song once and i know every single word, and i remember them decades later. this even applies to commercial jingles because i can still perfectly repeat "here's a jingle for goldfish, those baked and not fried goldfish" as well as "hello mother, hello father. fleas ticks mosquitos. really bother." anyone want the address for nickelodeon's stick stickly? i still know it.
putting my contacts in. and i should be, it's the very first thing i do every morning since i was 10 years old. that's over 6,500 days of putting contacts in. i can get them in with one finger in less than 2 seconds per eye. people are amazed that i can do it while still half asleep, and without a mirror. i suppose that's because i can't see anything else until they're in so why bother with a mirror? at -7.5 in each eye, i'd probably fall trying to get out of bed without contacts in. (no, i do not own glasses. i hate them and i look terrible in them.)
looking at the sun. maybe it's because my eyes are so terrible anyway, but i've always been able to look directly at the sun without squinting and without my eyes tearing up. it's not like i try to do it on purpose, but it happens. the sun doesn't bother my eyes at all, which is probably why i forgot to bring sunglasses any where.
so what are you the best at?