50 Things you should be able to do

Found this on Jane’s blog, I don’t think i am doing too badly

1. Build a Fire
2. Operate a Computer
3. Use Google Effectively
4. Perform CPR and the Heimlich maneuver
5. Drive a Manual Transmission Vehicle
6. Do Basic Cooking
7. Tell a Story that Captivates People’s Attention

8. Win or Avoid a Fistfight ( I am not sure that this is a skill girls need as much, we don’t often resolve things with fists but I am pretty sure if i needed to I could avoid a fight)
9. Deliver Bad News – working in palliative care this is something I have had practice at
10. Change a Tyre – I know the theory and can do it as long as I can get the nuts undone, sometimes this is limited by physical strength
11. Handle a Job Interview

12. Manage Time
13. Speed Read – I can read quite fast but not the whole speed read down the middle of the page thing
14. Remember Names
15. Relocate Living Spaces
16. Travel Light
17. Handle the Police

18. Give Driving Directions I get lost enough to know how to give directions so that others do not get lost
19. Perform Basic First Aid
20. Swim
21. Parallel Park – working in London taught me to be able to parallel park
22. Recognize Personal Alcohol Limits – I can recognise them and often choose to ignore it
23. Select Good Produce
24. Handle a Hammer, Axe or Handsaw

25. Make a Simple Budget
26. Speak at Least Two Common Languages
27. Do Push-Ups and Sit-Ups Properly

28. Give a Compliment
29. Negotiate

30. Listen Carefully to Others
31. Recite Basic Geography – one recited poetry, Geography is not nearly romantic enough as to need reciting, do I know some Geography as in what countries are where, what mountains there are, some rivers, I know about a few clouds but I hated Geography at school so I am not sure know even enough to count as basic.
32. Paint a Room
33. Make a Short, Informative Public Speech
34. Smile for the Camera
35. Flirt without Looking Ridiculous
36. Take Useful Notes
37. Be a Respectful House Guest
38. Make a Good First Impression – I have pink hair so I make an impression I am not sure if it is always good, Ilike to think it is
39. Navigate with a Map and Compass – We drive out of our gate and my daughter asks if we are lost
40. Sew a Button onto Clothing
41. Hook up a Basic Home Theater System
42. Type
43. Protect Personal Identity Information
44. Implement Basic Computer Security Best Practices
45. Detect a Lie
46. End a Date Politely Without Making Promises
47. Remove a Stain
48. Keep a Clean House – no I am very very untidy
49. Hold a Baby
50. Jump Start a Car

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