Lot 48: things i'm bad at

August 8, 2014

things i'm bad at

hey!! do you know what today is?? i have been married for six months today! crazy! there is no need to write sappy posts today, i have written plenty. also, you can read about my wedding here and here and here because i am in love with my wedding day and my dress and i am just going only put one wedding picture here because i don't want to be too annoying.


moving on!! i am stealing the idea of this post from Elizabeth!  i tried to find her post on this topic, but i couldn't find it! oh well....


we all have those things that we really wish we could be good at, but we just aren't, right?? so for hey five friday, let's talk about things i am bad at....


  • sports.  just, any kind of sports, really.  any.  kind.  it is just humiliating.  let's not talk about it.
  • word games.  scrabble, snatch, any of them.  SNATCH. do you know that game??  it is where people make words out of letters and if you can think of a way to rearrange the words that someone else has, you snatch it and steal it.  and i am sooooo bad at it.  i just sit there, trying to hard and i never come up with a word to do.  it is one of my family's favorite games to play and i hate it every time they pull out the game.  i just walk away. no way i am playing that. it is just embarassing.
  • crafting.  anytime i see a DIY post on any blog, i just skip riiiiight over it.  i have no desire to do anything myself because i am soooooo bad at it.  every time i would have to make something crafty as an activity in church growing up, it would just look ridiculous and unrecognizeable.  i do not have that crafting gene.  i always feel stupid and bad about myself whenever i craft, especially with people, because  everyone else's stuff always looks way better than mine.  so i have learned to avoid crafting at all costs.
  • fashion.  i have written about this before, but i am horrible at fashion.  because all my sisters and my mom have killer style and have taught me things, i luckily don't look ridiculous (most of the time) but you will never find me trying to be a fashion blogger (see link above).  to me, clothes are like, "oh..... this shirt is literally falling apart.  i  guess i haven't gone shopping in 5 years.  i should probably get a new shirt."  or "oh.... wow.... i look like a 90 year old in this."  i really hate shopping because it is all so overwhelming!  what looks good on me?!?! what will make me look skinny?!?! it all costs so much!! where do i begin?!?! trying on clothes always makes me feel bad about my body.  every time.  i don't mind shopping with my mom, because she has such cute style and always knows what it is in fashion and makes me feel pretty.  i like shopping with her.  she took me shopping after i got married for a "married woman wardrobe" which was a lot of fun! growing up 120 miles east of Vegas, we would always go back to school shopping there or whenever we needed to shop.  my hometown is so small, there is nothing there. our mall is a joke.  we would shop in vegas.  but my fashion sense is so bad that sometimes when my sisters see me, they make a disgusted face and say "um... what are you wearing....." it is kind of funny because i have mentioned that in another life i would have liked to be in the fashion industry, but i just don't get it!! this is the reason i don't follow fashion bloggers.  i don't get what you are trying to tell me!! why does that shirt and skirt go??!?
  • beauty.  i just have no idea. i have also written about this before and i love this series on Joanna's blog where she interviews these gorgeous women on their beauty rituals.  i find these articles fascinating.  how do these girls know that you are supposed to scrub your lips?  it's a brilliant idea! no peeling lips!  why don't i think about these things?!?! how do they know all this stuff? how? HOW? i did get an eyebrow pencil with my sephora gift card my bestie gave me for my birthday, and my sisters say i look much more put together, and i think it completes my face, so i think i did something right! but my beauty ritual is go on acutane {it is a MIRACLE DRUG} so i never have to even wear foundation and just wear mascara and my eyebrow pencil.  i do powder my nose.  i don't like having a shiny nose.
  • photography.  i am literally so bad at taking pictures that when my sister asks one of us to take a picture and i volunteer, she looks at me and goes "hm...... um........no........." because for some reason i am incapable of taking a non blurry photo!! are my hands just abnormally shaky??!? lighting, framing, angling, all of it, i just don't get it.  and i find it uninteresting.  i don't know.
amy and karli, this was more than 5 things on friday! will you forgive me?


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23 comments:

  1. Happy 6 month wedding anniversary!

    I had a terrible nightmare last night that I found the perfect wedding dress at a vintage store, and I took it to a seamstress to be tightened or something -- and when I went to go pick it up, she completely cut it up in pieces and made is super short with fringe. Then I cried forever. haha. It was a random dream because I'm not even getting married anytime soon!

    I'm also bad at sports, mostly because I'm the least competitive person ever. And I'm bad at games in general because I just don't care about winning -- and if it's a super long game (like Monopoly) I get bored really easily. Too much sitting around for me!

    I wish I knew more about beauty and hair and makeup and nail polish and all that girly stuff. I used to watch YouTube videos to learn, but I was then too lazy to spend 45 minutes putting makeup on in the morning!

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    1. Monopoly takes FOREVER andd yes, it gets very boring. and seriously, who wants to take 45 MINUTES to put on makeup?!?! that just sounds insane to me. absolutely insane. and dreams are weird. i have weird dreams all the time

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  2. I'm awful at Scrabble, too. I just don't have the imagination to put the letters together! So sad.

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    1. word games are the absolute worst. i hate them all and they always make me feel so stupid!!

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  3. So with you on the sports thing! I was in baseball as a kid and I was the one the stuck in the back corner of the field where the ball never goes. I used to just have my own personal dance party back there.

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    1. i HATE sports and love meeting people who feel the same way!! hahah i love the personal dance parties, that's awesome!!

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  4. being pregnant! & finding out the sex of baby! Best parts of my summer this far.
    I am horrible when it comes to fashion & beauty as well. I am obsessed with both, but when it comes to applying it in my life, i suck! lol.

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    1. oh yay!!! i am glad that i am not the only one bad at those things!! congrats on the baby!

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  5. Congratulations on 6 months of bliss!

    I am with you on most of these things, except that I rock at word games. I've never heard of Snatch, though. I'm totally going to download it!

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    1. I don't know if you can download it it's a game like a board game but maybe they have an app I don't know

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  6. My favorite part of summer so far is my husband finally getting a job in NC--so we're finalllllly moving! Yeehaw! ;D

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    1. yay for moving! i am glad it is happening for you.

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  7. I literally did NOTHING exciting this summer.. i did enjoy as much time as possible with my daughter before she went off to Kindergarten though!

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    1. that's good!! i am sure you will have some growing pains when she goes off to school! get as much time with her as you can :)

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  8. Ha, I suck at just about all of the above as well! :) My favorite part of summer has been taking the kids swimming on my days off work! :)

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    1. Glad to know I am not the only one who is bad at those things!!

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  9. My favorite part of summer was being able to see my best friend that lives in Paris! However, I wish I could have seen her in Paris and not America.

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    1. paris in the summer time would have been amazing!! sorry you couldn't go

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  10. Happy 6 month anniversary. I am absolutely terrible at any sort of sport as well. Or physical activity. If there was a bear and I had to run to get away from it, I'd probably just choose not to.

    My favorite part of summer has been my mom coming to visit from California for 4th of July.

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  11. I was Maid of Honor in my best friend's wedding and that was easily my favorite part of summer. I got to go back to where I grew up and I loved sharing that week with her!

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  12. Going to the beach and visiting my family in Florida!

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