I was asked by a friend to write down 7 things that make me awesome.
1. I can write a really great “f*** you letter.”
I have friends who have had me write letters on their behalf. I am good at writing a structured, articulate letter, dripping with thinly veiled sarcasm and oozing contempt, but never actually cuss or name call.
2. I routinely save at least 40% on my grocery bill.
I am awesome, but not necessarily feeling like the queen of the grocery anymore. Blog-Land is populated by many amazing women who are freely sharing tips, coupons and sale info. Once I am being paid by the grocery stores to take their groceries, then I will have achieved true awesomeness. (Channeling my inner Kung Fu Panda here…)
3. I keep in touch with my friends.
I still regularly see people I went to Jr. High with. I am the catalyst behind many GNOs. I am the organizer of the BBQs. I am still in contact with a friend I met during my freshman year of college, who lived on the floor of my dorm, but transferred to a school back east to finish up her degree. I have seen her twice since 1987. And this is before Facebook.
4. I can eat an entire tub of ice cream by myself.
Not necessarily an awesome skill, but it certainly is a spectacular thing to watch.
5. I can see potential in just about anything in Goodwill.
I can problem solve and I can think outside the box. I never did well in those finite subjects like math or science, because there usually is “no other way to do it.”
6. I make a fantastic Margarita.
I never measure anything, I just eyeball it all. I am the bartender at family gatherings. (Only for Margaritas and Lemon Drop Martinis. If you want something else, please go see my dad.)
7. I know how to use quite a few power tools.
When I got a divorce many years ago, I kept the power tools and he kept things like a cut crystal wine decanter. (That one sentence summarizes quite a bit.)
It’s the little things.