I am participating in a blog challenge this month. It is 30 Days About Me from the blog, a Daily Dose of Toni. In the past few weeks we have discussed wedding talk, our favorite songs, quotes and artists, and places we would like to visit.
Today topic is a talent or hobby that I have.
I am involved in a lot of things. As many of you know I am a musher and training for long distances races like the Iditarod. Dog sledding isn’t as much of a hobby as it is a lifestyle. It consumes every waking moment. When you are dealing with 50 canine athletes it is a full time job. Think about just how much work your little house dog requires–taking him outside, walks, exercise, feeding, training etc.
Now multiply that 50 fold. You get what I am saying.
So I guess a talent I have is what my 14 year old daughter, Nicole, affectionately calls a head full of useless knowledge.
I guess she is right. I have an impeccable memory. Not only to I remember crazy things like the presidents of the United States and the Emancipation Proclamation, but also the countries of the world and stock symbols for most of the major companies.
I will admit it Wikipedia is my best friend. Err… at least my best app on my iPhone. I use that and the IMdB (movies) app all the time. In fact I read the “Today’s Featured Article” every morning before I get out of bed.
Today, I learned about The Metacomet Ridge in southern New England.
I know boring right? On the contrary. I have found this bank of useless knowledge almost like my federal reserve. With all this stuff floating around in my head I can carry on a conversation with just about anyone on any topic they care to talk about.
I have carried on conversations about religious freedoms in the sauna at my health club to a debate on the status quo of aging baby boomers on a an red eye flight from Alaska.
Makes for a great ice breaker when meeting people and networking for my business. At least I am not like a car dealer.
You know what I am talking about. When you went in to buy your last car I am sure they guy in the plaid jacket and the cheap pleater shoes talked all about how he grew up in the same town as you, loves bagels and lox, and is a monthly subscriber to Cosmo just like you, right?
So anyway, I don’t know if it is a talent or maybe even curse but that is what makes me unique.
What do you want to talk about?