what are your imaginary skills?

@jb78000 (15173)
January 27, 2010 8:42am CST
ok we have had real ones, now let's get creative. there are circumstances when people regularly claim to have skills and talents they don't. for example aspiring actors often add things to their cvs like 'good rider' which actually means 'had a donkey ride at the age of 7'. in cyberspace people do this too - for example i know of two people who claim to 'be able to annoy blue rabbits' which translates as 'don't annoy blue rabbits in the least no matter how hard i try'. so what non-existent skills would you claim to have and why? in my case i think i'll say i can change into the form of any species at will. it would be wonderful to be able to do this and seeing if anyone believes me would be fun. how about you?
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@celticeagle (120600)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jan 10
For me I would say mine would be that I am highly athletic and can play any sport and do it quite well. That would be my non-existent skill. I neither pocess this skill nor do I care to. I have little balance and little or no co-ordination. Yes, I am a clutz to the 9th power!!
@jb78000 (15173)
27 Jan 10
that is a handy imaginary talent. good for you...
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@celticeagle (120600)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jan 10
I think so.
@spalladino (17924)
• United States
28 Jan 10
So many responsess...and really too lazy this morning to go through them all so I apologize in advance if I'm copying someone else's paper. I would love to be able to see into the future for a couple of reasons. The winning mega-billions lottery numbers would, of course, be first but then I'd like to be able to "play" with the future. Since everything we do, or don't do, has an impact I would like to do this...and see what would happen...and then do that...and see what would happen...and then do the other thing just because I could.
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• United States
28 Jan 10
Jb, I can read your mind. If you say no you're wrong, that's what you are thinking, if you are saying wow, she's right, there you go. If you say I am not thinking any of the above, I got you again. Well...I wish I could read people's minds! I mean those that have minds worth reading....
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@jb78000 (15173)
28 Jan 10
i am thinking about all of these. now. and carrots. i have cotton wool as a mind - do you think this is worth reading?
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
27 Jan 10
I can be in an alternative life on a world where there are no politicians and ... all the stuff one can imagine while there is no politics ...
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@jb78000 (15173)
27 Jan 10
bliss?
• United States
27 Jan 10
Hello there Judith, and goood to see you this afternoon. I am not sure if this technically qualifies as an imaginary skill or not... I have the ability to make up large numbers of imaginary friends with very little effort. Not just one or two, but whole shopping malls full of these imaginary people...complete withy accessories. Does that count?
@jb78000 (15173)
27 Jan 10
hiya. that definitely counts. wow, lots of imaginary friends . you'll need to throw imaginary parties for them
@marguicha (104359)
• Chile
27 Jan 10
I don´t know, jb, whether my imaginary skills are imaginary or real. My mom says they are imaginary, I say they are real. Who knows the real truth? My mom says I tell imaginary tales of what happened when I was little. They say Christmas were not what I tell them they were, nor birthdays. Even the food we ate is supposed to be the product of my imagination. Yet, when there is a doubt, I am called to say the last word. A couple of years ago, my mom went to stay with my sister for a couple of weeks. She lives 12 hours drive from my home. So I wasn´t expecting a night phone call from them unless something had happened. But they had called to ask me how was the blouse we wore the year we were put in a religius school gfor a year (I was then 8). I said while, with blue polka dots. My sister started yelling "I told you so!"to my mom. Notce that my sister is a well known scientist 60 years old and my mom is now 86. I think that I, too, can change into anything at will. And I believe you can too, from what I have seen. Hug! Many people think I invent things. I think I just tell them with a twist as I´m a writer..
@jb78000 (15173)
27 Jan 10
they phoned you in the middle of the night to ask you to settle an argument about that?. .
@marguicha (104359)
• Chile
27 Jan 10
Yes they did!It was almost 12 PM, but they know I stay late at my computer. They were playing Rummy and talking. Could I say, thinking it over about it, that I am the owner of the ultimate truth?. But that´s no skill, it sounds sinful to me even if I´m not the kind to talk about sins or being guilty.
@marguicha (104359)
• Chile
28 Jan 10
I love family! They are adorable people that once in a while you want to kill by drowning them. But maybe a sandwich is a very serious matter. Who knows!!!
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
27 Jan 10
Hello, Judith. Well, I can refill an empty bottle of Absolut vodka with water, screw the top on it, put it in the fridge, and when I'm ready for another vodka - about 20 seconds after the last one - the water has turned into Absolut as if by magic. This of course, translates into, 'I can't do it, but I wish to God I could.' If we pyschoburble about this, it probably means I'm fixated with vodka, and I have a morbid fear of running out. All of which is true, so perhaps there's something in this waffle after all - or possibly not.
@jb78000 (15173)
27 Jan 10
'and sandra turned the water into vodka' (Moths. 16. III) useful skill there sandra
• Canada
27 Jan 10
Whats my moth number if I can turn grass into grass? lol Here you DO have double entendre!!
• Spain
27 Jan 10
Judith, you mentioned the 'm' word.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
27 Jan 10
I can fly without wings and faster that Dashiell "Dash" ........
@jb78000 (15173)
27 Jan 10
that is not imaginary pola. that just means you have been on a plane.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
27 Jan 10
...no, I am faster...
@jb78000 (15173)
27 Jan 10
where do you go on these imaginary flights?
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Jan 10
I can imagine imaginary skills faster than any other imaginary skills imaginator can. I am also imaginary. Imagine that. =)
@jb78000 (15173)
28 Jan 10
i was imagining that. then i got confused.
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Jan 10
:) No worries, just use your imagination.
@jb78000 (15173)
28 Jan 10
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
28 Jan 10
I really dont like talking about my skills because of the reasons you mentioned in your post, a lot of people dont believe me at first until they see it for themselves, I have many skills I'm a pretty decent singer, also I'm very good with my hands meaning I can create a lot of different things with my hands I can draw, sculpt, I can even knit using only my fingers I love being creative its so much fun in fact I made my mylot avatar pic too.
@jb78000 (15173)
28 Jan 10
you ARE talented. and good avatar. if you have any photos of your art works that you wouldn't mind posting then please do
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
28 Jan 10
You can go to my profile if you like to view more of my digital drawings you can even see a larger version of my avatar too, look near the bottom of my profile there are 4 or 5 pics there thanks.
@jb78000 (15173)
2 Feb 10
been there. great stuff
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
28 Jan 10
I am magical, and I can heal any ill. Also, I can become invisible at will and the blink of an eye :D
@jb78000 (15173)
28 Jan 10
hello magicalkaren. what do you when you are invisible?
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• United States
28 Jan 10
I ferret out wicked criminals and turn them in to the authorities. :D
@jb78000 (15173)
28 Jan 10
ah [quickly hides stolen carrots behind her back]
• Australia
27 Jan 10
Well jb when I was young I flew almost every night. I would flap my arms and fly above the heads of all those reaching up to catch me. If they got close, I would flap a bit harder and rise a bit higher - and no one ever caught me! Maybe that was a skill of youth because I haven't flown for more than 50 years. Still, I KNOW I CAN do it, so if the need ever rises again, I CAN FLY! Now another skill I have is the ability to convince politicians they are wrong and convince them to do the right thing - I wish!
27 Jan 10
no way stop eatting raw eggs its bad for you
@jb78000 (15173)
27 Jan 10
even with a vivid imagination it is hard to convince yourself that you can do the impossible. flying is plausible enough. getting politicians to do the right thing is just too unreal i think
• Australia
28 Jan 10
Holly I wonder if it would work when trying to fly TO someone. The only time it ever worked for me was trying to get AWAY - and there's no one I need to get away from now, so maybe THAT imaginative ability is gone. Didn't you know I'm a super optimist? One of these days there just MIGHT be such an animal as an honest politician - but I won't hold my breath waiting.
• China
28 Jan 10
I can play piano, actually, I did play when I was, let me see, 5 or 6. So many years not touching it at all, I can barely play a very simple one. But sometimes, I tell people that it is my hobby.....why? maybe i just wish that i had never stopped playing.
@jb78000 (15173)
28 Jan 10
you don't need to be good at something to have it as a hobby. although have you thought about taking piano lessons now?
• China
2 Feb 10
no, that surely is time-demanding, and I prefer to watch thos TV series hours and hours....those ideas that i can play a good song in public will just be an impluse. what a pity!
@23uday (2998)
• India
28 Jan 10
hi friend, I have some of imaginary skills. I can create a art of my own. I can sing a good song. I have a great talent to prove in my life. I can wash clothes 10 pair of dressess in 10 mins. I know some other languages. have a great day.
@jb78000 (15173)
28 Jan 10
those sound like they might be real