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Toad Buddy
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I would really like to learn how to:
~ spin & weave
~ weld
~ speak French & Mandarin
~ use my serger to it's fullest potential
~ make oodles of cash sewing

~Toad Buddy

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quote:
Originally posted by callee:
I'd like to learn:

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10) how to shoot a gun. I've never even held a real one.

If you ever make it to the southern U.S. (or if I ever make it to Canada) I'm your man!

I'm ranked as a master level shooter in several disciplines.

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quote:
Originally posted by Jenn:
I would really like to learn Newfie.

I'm offering lessons [Wink] Or you could just stop the next 5 people you pass on the street, in Alberta one or two of them is bound to be a Newfie.

Callie.

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Virulaceous
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There's so much that I would love to learn! I think that I can pare the list down though.

- Learn just about any language
- Play piano and guitar
- Train my horse to cart
- Figure out how to knit better
- Tat lace

Toad Buddy, spinning is an awesome thing to learn. That's actually what I do for a living, make yarn and other things. It's easy to learn too, if you just start out with a drop spindle.

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quote:
Originally posted by Virulaceous:
It's easy to learn too, if you just start out with a drop spindle.

I spent maybe 20 minutes--okay, a smidge more*--on a drop spindle before switching to a wheel.

I find spinning with a wheel much easier than spinning with a spindle. I guess I'm weird.

Seaboe

*I guess it could've been as long as three hours.

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I would like to be fluent in both written and spoken Spanish.

I would like to be able to sing.

Currently I am such a poor singer that I cannot even sing the happy birthday song without embarassment. I am considering taking lessons.

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I would like to learn how to write grants that are GUARANTEED to get me money.

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quote:
Originally posted by Oceanic Aura:
I thought people liked guitar so much because it is fairly easy to learn. Compared to say, the oboe or what have you.

[lol] I played the oboe for 5 years. I picked up the basic skills in a matter of weeks. Guitar, on the other hand...I started a year ago, and can't play more than maybe 3 chords and some scales. Granted, I haven't been attempting it as consistently as I should be, but I think that's because I get so frustrated at my lack of ability to learn the damn thing.

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Troberg
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As I just got myself a nice plasma welder, I'd like to be really good at welding. Hopefully, given time and a mountain of scrap metal, it might even happen.

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Brad from Georgia
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quote:
Originally posted by Toad Buddy:
I would really like to learn how to:
~ spin & weave
....

Years ago my little daughter asked me to make up a bedtime story for her. This is it:

Once upon a time, a beautiful queen was spinning beside an open window. She got dizzy and fell out and broke her neck.

I think it warped my daughter permanently....

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DemonWolf
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I would like to:
Learn Japanese, Irish, and Spanish.

Learn to use a lathe.

Learn the Highland Sword Dance.


My short term goal is to improve my piping to where I am on a full set of pipes by November and to play with my band in the next Saint Patrick's Day parade. I would also like to advance to a point where I can compete in thr '07 New Hampshire Highland Games.

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DemonWolf- I invited you down for my town's Highland Festival, remember? It's October 14, if you're still interested. Bring DemonWolfWife and DemonPup too!

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DemonWolf
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I can't go. Too far. [Frown]

NH is only an hour's drive for me.


Thank you for the offer, though.

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Lady Moon
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Thought of more.

*learn to play double-bass drums. I can play single-bass just fine.

*Add me to the yodeling list.

*Learn accounting.

*Learn clockmaking.

*Be able to make my own clothing.

*Paint. Pictures, that is. I can paint houses and walls just fine.

*Learn to draw things other than people.

*Learn to draw people that don't look like they've come out of comic books. Though most of them HAVE.

*Learn self-publishing so I could DO something with these offbeat stories of mine other than collect rejection slips.

*Sing solo.

Lady "so many burning ambitions I worry I'll burn right out" Moon

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Toad Buddy
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quote:
Originally posted by Brad from Georgia:
quote:
Originally posted by Toad Buddy:
I would really like to learn how to:
~ spin & weave
....

Years ago my little daughter asked me to make up a bedtime story for her. This is it:

Once upon a time, a beautiful queen was spinning beside an open window. She got dizzy and fell out and broke her neck.

I think it warped my daughter permanently....

Sometimes I'm not the sharpest pencil in the box....I must have read that at least three times before I actually got it! [fish] Good one!
~Toad Buddy

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Elwood
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Learn to play guitar. I play keys and percussion and drums and whatnot, but not guitar. I bought I nice one thinking that if I spent hard-earned cash, I'd take it seriously but alas, I have not found the time or discipline and will probably just sell the dang thing before too long.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lady Moon:
*learn to play double-bass drums. I can play single-bass just fine.

I'll try saying it gently. Double bass pedals freaking suck!

Very much a religious single bass pedaler here. Fast double beats can be achieved with practice just as fast double can be achieved in the hands with practice and technique. Double bass pedals are really only useful for that horrid Trivum style beating the life out of a bass drum sound, and come on, Cradle of Filth use that! However, I do wish you the best with that. [Wink]

Realistic
Learn Spanish
Get jazz rhythms really down
Learn how to play something other than Iron Maiden covers on the piano
Buy a kayak and become good at it

More doubtful
Learn Arabic
Learn any crazy percussions lying around (bongos, bodhran etc.)
Develop a six-pack
Become funny

Highly doubtful
Get over an intense fear of team sports
Learn to love people

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Learn french and lucky me I just started classes through work yesterday !

Plus many more things some sort of self defense/martial art, belly dancing, how to play a musical instrument perhaps the fiddle, carpentry, time managment and how to not procrastinate but I'll leave that at the end of the list for now. [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by Jenn:
I would really like to learn Newfie.

'is easy sure all you gotta do is drop the H's ever so often and pick 'em up elsewheres.

Loike dis me old trout it falls off of yer 'ead and lands on yer h'arm.

Of course that would all depend on whether you want's to be from up the shore or from around one of the bays. Up the shore is more Irish where as around the bays you can get some pretty interesting dialects for sure.

[Wink] [Big Grin]

Or you could try listening to these guys....

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Virulaceous
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quote:
Originally posted by Seaboe Muffinchucker:
quote:
Originally posted by Virulaceous:
It's easy to learn too, if you just start out with a drop spindle.

I spent maybe 20 minutes--okay, a smidge more*--on a drop spindle before switching to a wheel.

I find spinning with a wheel much easier than spinning with a spindle. I guess I'm weird.

Seaboe

*I guess it could've been as long as three hours.

Not weird at all [Smile] . I would go crazy without a wheel, especially when spinning huge quantities of yarn. Drop spindles are just a good starting point for many people.

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Wow, a lot of people want to speak Spanish.

I want to be able to speak, read, and write in any foreign language in as close to a native proficiency as I can get. I just want one language like that.

Then learn a few (2 or 3) more to a far-more-than-just-"Where's the bathroom"and-understand-the-response-fluency.

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that wants to know Japanese. Others I want, and I'm not sure where each will fall on my language proficiency goals, are Spanish (I'll teach myself) and German for certain, then maybe something else. (Preferably not in those language groups)

And to I think Lady Moon. Japanese AND Chinese AND Arabic... woah... those are three of the hardest languages to learn from the view of an English Speaking country.

I wish you best of luck.

Non-Language: I want to get better at the flute and be able to find someplace with fingering charts higher than the third G of the C Flute. Then be able to actually play that high.

I also want to be able to turn the moon into green cheese and mess with time-space travellers heads, but I don't think I'll ever be able to do either.

-Storm Petrelgirl

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Lady Moon
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Archie2K -- thanks for your input on double bass pedals! I'll very much keep that in mind! I think I'll stick with being a single-bass player for now. We're trying to get together an all-female Who tribute band, is why I want to learn the double bass -- but then again, Who's Next drums single-bass and sounds just the same.

Something to think about, definitely. [Big Grin]

Storm Petrelgirl -- Japanese and Chinese and Arabic are long-term goals. Things I WANT to do but need a competent teacher. I have one for Greek and Hebrew, but at the moment neither of us have the time for the intensive study required.

So, I'm learning French instead. Princess Moon #1 is taking it this year and she's teaching me as she learns it.

Lady "linguist?" Moon

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Elwood
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I don't do double-pedal bass drums, either. The loss of the hi-hat is too much for me to cope with. Plus, a single pedal can be made to bounce in such a way as to emulate the double-bass sound if absolutely necessary.

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quote:
Originally posted by DemonWolf:
I would like to:
Learn Japanese, Irish, and Spanish.

B'fheidir go mbeadh mé in ann cuidiú a thabhairt duit leis an Gaeilge?

(Maybe I could help you with the Irish)

My Irish is rusted almost useless after over 6 years of not using it, but maybe we could do something like a new word/phrase every week by PM and see if that oils my brain...

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Hmm

- to draw reasonably well...especially freehand on the computer- problem is my lack of creativity...I stink in trying to VISUALLY create anything. Written I'm good at... any wonder why my web page is lacking [Razz]

- Basic Japanese and Chinese so I can play some of those Point and Click Games more easily!! (Spanish, German & French (Anode & Cathode games are French)are also desireable)...reading is all I want...speaking I probably would fail at lol

- Play the drums and/or trumpet.

- play Darts better. Thinking about getting a dard board for the apartment once I have enough money...

- Do MUCH better in ANY computer programming language I've learned so far so I can get a better job.

- Cooking...even basic cooking...I'm so unimaginative and lazy [Razz]
As for the unrealistic...learn to transport myself instantly so I can visit all over the world lol.

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