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5.12.2013

5 Things I'm The Best At

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?

33 comments:

  1. I'm always amazed when it takes people LONGER than two seconds to put in their contacts. Who has time for that? Also I love not needing a mirror - makes it so much easier. :)

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  2. OMG!!! I'm amazing at the naked girls photo hunt, too!! I think it's because were girls and were not "distracted" by things like tig ole bitty's and vageens. I have to admit I don't think I'm as good as you, however.

    Kristin
    www.hopelesslyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow, your flip cup skills scare me! You are SERIOUS! My skills are not nearly as exciting. I'm really good at worrying about things. Right now, I'm worried about something, which means I cannot focus on anything else and I don't have any idea what else I'm good at. Maybe procrastinating on packing for work...

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  4. Girl! We need to flip together. I am also very well trained, my boyfriends frat brothers trained me so well that now they can't beat me. My roommates and I used to hold practices before we went to parties, lame, but crucial. Survivor is my favorite, I live for 1 vs 5 moments and I insist that there will be a flip cup tournament at my wedding.

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  5. I gave up on contacts because I could never get them in.....and I gave up on glasses because I love sunglasses. Pretty much I just stumble around blind.

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    1. Haha!! Contacts aren't that bad, you could do it! How are you driving 30 miles to the girls' school without contacts/glasses?!

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    2. don't even ask lol Lets say my last car was totaled after I had it less than a year. Car before that had 7 wrecks in 5 years. My insurance company HATES me.

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  6. I am as amused as I am impressed! You are awesome!!

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  7. I tended bar in college and got real good at two games...Cut Throat Cricket and Erotic Photo Hunt. I'm a little rusty but get a few beers in me I bet we could go toe to toe! I'm lightning fast at spotting too many bra straps and altered hair styles!

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  8. i'm really good at the naked girl photo hunt... i'd challenge you at it, but i also hate to lose. especially when i've had a drink or two, and let's be honest, that's usually when you play that game.

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  9. those are all some sweet skills.

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  10. one of my best friends is an awesome flip cup player. I don't think she's ever beat 5 frat guys by herself, but we did take the championship in my family's summer beer olympics because she gave me a quick coaching sesh and I catch on pretty fast. (overall we beat 6 college kids, and 4 adults)

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  11. Hawkeye is just so damn cute. And -7.5 girl, no wonder you are pro at putting contacts in! You can't even see to do it! :)

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  12. Omg I love this! My flip cup skills are up there, but I don't think anywhere near as good as you!

    I am the same way with song lyrics! It kind of freaks people out.

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  13. Drunk Breanna is better than Sober Breanna at flip cup. Don't know what that says about me, but I so want you on my team!

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  14. Hmmm... never even heard of photo hunt machines. And, we both know I have never played Flip Cup. Seriously, I need to get out more...

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  15. Flip cup... that game freakin rocks. And song lyrics, I'd take you for a go! I seriously, know a crap ton of songs, all genres, all decades just all around know a ton of useless lyrics!! :)

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  16. I am extremely impressed at your flip cup fraternity victory.

    I can barely go outside without sunglasses, even when it's overcast, so I am jealous of that feat.

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  17. Omg I can also put my contacts super quick and I can also take them off without using a mirror. I'm a +5.75 in one eye and +5.25 in another so I hate wearing glasses. Not cute. Only do wear them when I'm at home. Lol

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  18. I am the same way with song lyrics! My husband is always amazed that I hear the song once or even half way through a song and I can sing along with every word :)

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  19. Haha I'm totally with you on the contacts and flip cup - I love that you got training!

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    1. Oh it was intense!! Totally worth it though, now I'm unstoppable.

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  20. i'm best at curing hemorrhoids fast.

    ps - hawkeye is so cute with her new haircut!

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    1. Bahahaha you are the best at that!!!

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  21. hahahah, stick sticklyyyyy! Why are jingles just IMPOSSIBLE to forget? Did you think it was so cool that Scruff McGruff was in your city? (b/c I'm a little jealous)

    I can't believe you don't own glasses! I used to wear my contacts all the time (not so much now that I'm old and lazy), but I still had glasses to wear before bed and first thing in the morning. What do you do if you're in a strange place and have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night?

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  22. You DON'T have glasses? My eyes are that bad too.

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  23. Girl, you are awesome with the contacts. I've only been wearing them for going on 7 years..but I still have to have a mirror!

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  24. Oh my gosh! Your eyes are worse than mine? Mine are -5.75 and I've never met anyone with a worst prescription. I can't live without my contacts either and also hate my glasses. I'm hoping to get Lasik this year! Hawkeye looks pleased with her new haircut :)

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  25. I love these awesome things. I've never heard of the naked girl photo hunt things though... Not surprisingly I'm awesome at NONE of that, in fact I'm really bad at most of those. I am really great at getting Zoe to give me the stink eye, even though the next moment she's totally in love with me and needs to be on me.

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    1. Hahaha Hawkeye is the same way, she can't decided if she loves me or hates me at any given moment

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  26. This list is amazing. I laughed the whole way through.

    Naked girl photo hunt? I don't even know wtf this is haha. I mean, I understand what it is based on your description - but I've never heard of it.

    Seriously though, I want to battle you at flip cup. I had an older brother who taught me to chug and I have always won flip cup every time I've played.

    Also, I don't know how to put contacts in if I'm looking in the mirror. It messes me up because I don't know where I'm supposed to look haha. I did it once and I've never looked back.

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  27. I wonder if staring at the sun is why you have such terrible eyes lol

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  28. HOW DO YOU CONTINUALLY JUST MAKE ME SO, SO HAPPY???

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