My hidden talents are so hidden even I am unaware of them. All week long the pressure has been building:
* Gail is capable of super yoga moves where she can bend herself into new and interesting shapes. I have a unique ability to fall asleep in contorted positions that result in various limbs falling asleep and then giving out from under me when I try to stand up.
* Jenny can tie cherry stems into knots with her mouth- which leaves me to believe she could do other things that she isn’t willing to type about in polite company. I have (on more than one occasion) laughed while having fluids in my mouth and spewed them all over the surrounding people. I need a splash guard. I think adding whole fruit to the mix is a bad idea – someone could lose an eye.
* Lisa is a movie line savant. I’m guessing when she starts hanging out on movie sets this is going to make her all kinds of friends. I’m the one that acts like I know what movie something is from although I can never remember the title, the actors or the setting. I will talk about it forever and then realize I was remembering something else. Usually by this time people wander away from me.
* Danielle tries to lead us to believe she has no hidden talents and then admits that she can slip veggies into muffins and park her car in a full garage. I have zero parking ability. When I attempt to parallel park I am so far from the curb people need to take a cab to get there. As for the muffins? I would never sully a perfectly good chocolate muffin with broccoli. This why Danielle is healthy and I’m most likely going to turn into a Frito chip.
* And although Deb Jess has this week off I met her in Chicago and she has all kinds of farm stories that lead me to believe she is a font of hidden talents. Not to mention I know she once raised butterflies in her bathtub. I’ve never even tried to do this, although once I left a spider alone in a corner of the shower stall and he eventually became mummified. This was less of a science experiment and more a reflection of bad house cleaning.
I was set to admit I had no hidden talents at all when it came to me. My hidden talent is surrounding myself with amazing, talented, funny friends. This year has had it’s fair share of ups and downs- but I can’t imagine a greater group of women to share it with.
My challenge for everyone is to pick up the phone today and call at least one good friend and thank them for being in your life.