What are You Good At

@just4him (309595)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
April 11, 2024 11:55am CST
Everybody enjoys something, whether it's sports related, craft related, music related, or family related. Tell me what your favorite thing to do is and follow it with your second favorite thing. Some of you who know me, know I love to write. I've been writing since I was eight-years-old. Long time, I know as I'm 70 now. It means I've been writing for 62 years. However, I didn't start writing to publish until 44 years ago. That's when Scarred became a story on paper, not the computer, written with a pen, not a keyboard. I published Scarred in 2012, thirty-two years later. For me, the rest is history with nine books published and another I'm getting ready to publish this year. What you might not know, is that the second thing I love to do is sew. I love making new clothes, but I haven't done so in a very long time. The last time I tried to thread a needle, my bifocals made it impossible. And the third thing I love doing is cooking and baking. I love making a full meal for friends and family. What has been hard for me is telling others what to contribute to the meal. I like to prepare the entire meal. However, it's good to let others bring something besides themselves. Now tell me what your favorite thing is. Thanks for reading. The image belongs to me. A dress I made by hand without a sewing machine.
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@kaylachan (59475)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
11 Apr
Growing up I liked linkin logs and tinker toys. Followed by lagos. Now I love technology. posting online is one of my favorite things.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Apr
I remember Lincoln Logs and tinker toys. They were fun. Lagos is fun too. I didn't know you loved technology. It's something you need today with as important as it is in society today.
@sallypup (58484)
• Centralia, Washington
11 Apr
You're an interesting person. I write. I play with yeast dough- too much sometimes. I garden. I love to create yard art from thrift store finds. I like to take photos with my little camera. I love to walk trails- makes me sad that I can't hike the way I did. I am a devoted fan of the Hobbit and his need to wander tree lined trails. I am a bird watcher.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Apr
You're an interesting person too with your way of finding thrift store items to create beautiful yardwork. Walking the trails is so much fun. So much to see and take pictures of. I just started walking trails in the last ten years. Bird watching must give you hours of fun. I love the Hobbit too.
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@sallypup (58484)
• Centralia, Washington
11 Apr
@just4him There's a town in northern WA state- I was born there- that has a small mountain right outside it. When I was much younger I spent many happy hours hiking those trails with my husband and dog and sometimes my Mom and sisters. Those switchbacks and uphill climbs really wore us out but so much beauty. One trail in particular led to a look out point. You could look down and down through the fir trees and see way below to the Puget Sound, an inner part of the Pacific. I miss those days.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Apr
@sallypup It sounds beautiful.
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@snowy22315 (171738)
• United States
11 Apr
Good at yakking, good conversationalist. Quite resourceful as well.Can figure out how to get most things done. I didn't know you were into sewing. You never talk about it.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Apr
I'm glad you're resourceful and can figure things out. Being a good conversationalist is wonderful. I'm good at yakking too. I don't know how good a conversationalist I am though. Yes, I've been sewing since I was in high school when I learned in Home Ec class.
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@marguicha (216759)
• Chile
11 Apr
I learned how to do crafts with my hands but maynly because I needed to have beautiful things at low prices. I liked the results, not the making of them. I stayed home or worked helping my husband while the kids were small untill I found out that some old bearded young men that came to my house started to call me "aunt". JEEEZZZ!!! So I asked myself The exact question you are asking me and All I loved was to read and write. So I joined the university again and studied literature while I started again to write in a more formal way. I wrote books, taught at the university and conducted literary workshops.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Apr
That's amazing! How many books did you publish?
• Nairobi, Kenya
11 Apr
That is wonderful. You love writing, sewing, cooking and baking. Awesome! I don't know how to bake. It might be my favorite but I haven't learned how. I like cooking too. I love writing but I haven't learned how to write a book. Currently, I love adventure. Going to new places and Walking in places that look like a forest.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Apr
Thank you. Going to new places and walking in forest areas is fun.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
12 Apr
@just4him you're welcome
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• Rupert, Idaho
11 Apr
That is good to know. I didn't know you started writing so young, that's great. I started in high school and writing poetry was my first thing I loved to do. Photography was next in line, and then the art... I do like to cook/bake too but I hate the clean up part so I don't do it very often.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Apr
It's good to know you like writing poetry. I know you love photography. You're good at it with your art.
@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Apr
@MommyOfEli2013 You showed some of your photography a year or so ago. It's very good.
• Rupert, Idaho
12 Apr
@just4him I wrote so many poems over the years. Enough that I self published a book, which included 2 short stories. Well I didn't know if many knew about the photography because I've mostly shared my art.
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@celticeagle (160525)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Apr
Well, I am a foodie so eating is my favorite thing to do. Second thing? Dessert.
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@celticeagle (160525)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Apr
@just4him ......You got that right.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Apr
So anything food related. I get it!
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Apr
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@averygirl72 (37854)
• Philippines
12 Apr
I'm good in cooking and I want to have a food business. I love to crochet because I can make nice colorful and useful items
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Apr
I hope you have a food business one day. I'm glad you like to make nice colorful things with crocheting.
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@RasmaSandra (74462)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
11 Apr
My dad started me on writing poetry when I was 8. After I discovered I loved poetry and writing, When dad passed I sort of inherited the talent from him since he was a popular Latvian poet and writer. Now I am glad I can write and post online. I got two poetry books published. I love to cook but I make only easy thing for myself now, You might find this interesting what I wrote about my dad on WordPress.
https://nothingbutpoetry.wordpress.com/2016/04/24/remembering-dad/
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@RasmaSandra (74462)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 Apr
@just4him it's interesting that with all I do online and I seem to be all over the place if anyone searches my name I also find bits and pieces about my dad and out photos are there too. Kind of feels like being a celebrity
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Apr
@RasmaSandra I know the feeling. I once looked up my name online, surprised to find it there. I'm glad you find bits and pieces about your dad.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Apr
It's a very nice poem. You inherited a fine talent.
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@JESSY3236 (19100)
• United States
16 Apr
That's so cool that you made that dress without a sewing machine. I can't keep a needle threaded. I love diamond painting. I also like to color. I used to love playing a clarinet and writing stories. I also love to read books. I hope to start a that new craft needle felting soon.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
Thank you. I've seen what diamond painting entails. You do well to do that. I like coloring too, but don't do it often. You have a few good things you do.
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@NJChicaa (116392)
• United States
11 Apr
I'm good at cooking/baking. I'm good at making people laugh.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Apr
I'm glad you're good at cooking/baking. Making things for people to enjoy eating is a plus. Making people laugh is always good too.
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@thelme55 (76556)
• Germany
11 Apr
You have a lot of talent. I like what you are good at. How I wish I could write as good as you. I like writing too but I don’t think I am good at it. I think I am good at baking and sewing than writing. It’s been 30 years since I last sewed a dress for myself.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Apr
The dress in the picture is probably that old. Or close to it. I'm thankful it still fits. I'm glad you're good at baking and sewing too. You do well with writing on the site.
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@thelme55 (76556)
• Germany
13 Apr
@just4him I have a dress like that in the photo but without a collar. It doesn’t fit me anymore Thank you very much. Enjoy your weekend.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Apr
@thelme55 When I made it, I made it with room to expand. There were a few years when I couldn't wear it. I'm glad I fit into it again.
@LindaOHio (159659)
• United States
12 Apr
That dress is amazing. All of the things that I like best I can't do anymore except for writing and reading. I used to love doing all kinds of needlework -- needlepoint, embroidery, etc.; and I loved to cook. Have a good day.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Apr
Thank you. I'm sorry you can't do the things you love anymore except writing and reading. It's good you do those to keep your mind sharp.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Apr
@LindaOHio I would too if I couldn't do my own cooking.
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@LindaOHio (159659)
• United States
13 Apr
@just4him You're welcome. I think I miss cooking the most.
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@grenery8 (3655)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
13 Apr
my mum always told me i have a good talent of writing important emails and news articles; i studied journalism so we had to write a lot of news articles. not sure if she was objective i think i have a talent of making people comfortable around me and a small sense of humour. not sure is it a curse or a good eye but i do spot some things that others don't too. that's all i could think about for now. i didn't know you sew; that isn't easy.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Apr
It's good you have a talent for writing. It's not an easy career. I'm glad you know how to make people feel comfortable and have a good sense of humor. I don't find sewing difficult. Now, perhaps with these bifocals, but not when I was actively sewing.
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@grenery8 (3655)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
14 Apr
@just4him thank you and you know the best about writing.
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@wolfgirl569 (96990)
• Marion, Ohio
11 Apr
I guess anymore gardening would be the first thing. Crocheting would be the second.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Apr
I know you love to crochet and you do a lot in the yard.
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@JudyEv (327605)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Apr
I guess crocheting is one of my favourite things. There would have been a lot of sewing in that dress.
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@just4him (309595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Apr
I've seen some of your crocheted items. You're very good. Yes, it took a while. I think it took a week to finish.
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