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    Re: Friday OT - Are you an expert?

    I have a photographic memory when it comes to golf courses. I could have played an obscure course once, years ago, and know the exact layout, what club I used on each shot, as well as what I scored on each hole. Along a similar line, I don't use yardages on approach shots, because I know what club to use on sight/feel. I play with two guys regularly, and I can tell them what club they should use if they are confused with distance because I know how their game compares to mine. Sometimes they will ask what I hit off the tee on a par 3. I will tell them...it doesn't matter what I hit. You should hit X. Works every time for them.

    It's really weird because my memory is pretty suspect when it comes to anything else.



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    Re: Friday OT - Are you an expert?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    I have an innate ability to remember where nearly every NBA player played college basketball. I also make incredible gaucamole.
    I have the innate ability to forget where they played college basketball once they go to the NBA.



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    Re: Friday OT - Are you an expert?

    I am an expert at finding a group of people who don't know anything about a topic and displaying my average knowledge on the subject that blows their mind. At work in downtown Minneapolis I am a farm expert. When working with communications people I show them a vlookup and I become their excel guru, even with my average excel skills.


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    Re: Friday OT - Are you an expert?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cpech56 View Post
    I consider myself pretty efficient at sports betting. Been doing it for 12 years. The last 4 seriously, having grossed a profit each of those 4 years. Still work full time because nothings promised. Could most certainly benefit from one of you guys teaching me how to use Excell. Pretty darn novice when it comes to that.


    Also, pretty solid background when it comes to devouring a plate full of Hickory Park :)
    I can teach you.

    Lesson 1 - Learn how to spell Excel.
    Lesson 2 - Click on the little X on your screen.

    Seriously, I just learned through lots and lots of work and teaching myself. I pretty much tried to automate anything that I was doing that was a repeating task and learned VBA. I use pivot tables all of the time. Some of the cooler things that I have learned is how to build forms where people can input data and then export it to Access and have built some tools for work that have captured data doing this.

    However, I have a person on my team that can run circles around me in Excel. He builds all of the cool stuff now and I just get to manage him and review his work.



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    Re: Friday OT - Are you an expert?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    Cows, dairy stuff, making lists of stuff I don't usually do, and napping.
    I can fall asleep pretty much anywhere, any time.

    I spent a few summers touring with Colts Drum and Bugle Corps. If you can sleep in a cramped bus seat, or a gym floor, you can sleep anywhere.



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    Also my wife has never complained about my performance in the bedroom.



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    Re: Friday OT - Are you an expert?

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    I've been told by several people I am a "connections" expert. Basically I don't forget people or where they are from/went to school/worked/etc. Then I connect whoever I am talking to with my 'database' in my head. Makes continuing a conversation with someone I've just been introduced to pretty easy.
    I do however, frequently forget simple tasks my wife tells me to do.
    I can remember the face of 90% of the people I've met over the years.


    I can remember the names of 25% of the people I've met over the years.



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    Quote Originally Posted by HoopsTournament View Post
    Also my wife has never complained about my performance in the bedroom.
    Are you single or is she a deaf mute?



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    Re: Friday OT - Are you an expert?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    I can remember the face of 90% of the people I've met over the years.


    I can remember the names of 25% of the people I've met over the years.
    I know what this is like, though I don't know if I can remember even that high of a percentage of names. Might be a higher percentage of face recognition for me too, and Man is it frustrating. Nothing like saying "Heeeeyyy...you."



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    Quote Originally Posted by enisthemenace View Post
    I know what this is like, though I don't know if I can remember even that high of a percentage of names. Might be a higher percentage of face recognition for me too, and Man is it frustrating. Nothing like saying "Heeeeyyy...you."
    Yeah, I go with Hey Buddy. Hey Man.

    It's really bad when the person is happy to see you and immediately calls you by name. Makes me feel bad to call them buddy.



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    Re: Friday OT - Are you an expert?

    witchcraft and wizardry.

    Also biting people.

    (if you don't get the reference, watch some soccer)



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    Re: Friday OT - Are you an expert?

    Quote Originally Posted by enisthemenace View Post
    I have a photographic memory when it comes to golf courses. I could have played an obscure course once, years ago, and know the exact layout, what club I used on each shot, as well as what I scored on each hole. Along a similar line, I don't use yardages on approach shots, because I know what club to use on sight/feel. I play with two guys regularly, and I can tell them what club they should use if they are confused with distance because I know how their game compares to mine. Sometimes they will ask what I hit off the tee on a par 3. I will tell them...it doesn't matter what I hit. You should hit X. Works every time for them.

    It's really weird because my memory is pretty suspect when it comes to anything else.
    Sounds like you should be a professional caddy. That is a nice skill.



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    I can hear an 80s song and, within the first few notes, tell you the artist, title, year it charted, and how high it got on the Hot 100. People used to doubt my ability, but I have plenty of reference books to back up what I know. Those doubters have been silenced (the ability has been called "scary"). It works best with songs from 84-89, but it's sometimes more difficult with songs from earlier in the decade because I was so young and wasn't focused on buying music then. I can't really do this with most 90s stuff because I stopped caring by about 1991. This isn't useful for anything in particular, but it's still fun just to know this stuff (to me, anyway).


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    Re: Friday OT - Are you an expert?

    Quote Originally Posted by enisthemenace View Post
    I know what this is like, though I don't know if I can remember even that high of a percentage of names. Might be a higher percentage of face recognition for me too, and Man is it frustrating. Nothing like saying "Heeeeyyy...you."
    The one time I remember my face recognition skill really failing me was actually with an ex-girlfriend. I blame her though because she looked like she aged 20 years rather than 10. I felt really bad too because she l could tell she was ticked that I didn't recognize her.



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