I Like to Improve Things I Know Nothing About

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    Speaking With Authority

    My older brother has the lifelong habit of Speaking With Authority. He can venture an opinion on just about any subject and not only sound plausible but right! This worked great with my sister and me till we finally got old enough to discover most the time he was totally blowing...
    humdinger humdinger
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 26, 2007

    Busy-body Nosey-parker.

    I have this terrible habit of being over-wise and thinking that I know better. Not only is this horribly arrogant and pretentious, but it's obnoxious, and not very helpful for my own development. It's mostly repressed in the real world, but places like the Experience Project...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo
    31-35, M
    12 Responses Jun 10, 2007

    Mr Fix It.

    It started with a teddy bear that had a wind up music box when I was 4 years old (I think- before I started school) I was intrigued by the sound and curiosity got the better of me. Sometime after that I was collecting old radios and fixing them. My father had some old books from...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Apr 10, 2008

    Lock-pick Extraordinaire

    A mere acquaintance of mine locked her keys in her car one night. Cue me. Come policeman or locksmith, it was going to be me to get those keys out! In that moment I was Houdini, lock-pick extraodinaire. Sure, I'd 'broken' into my own car before, having locked my keys inside...
    Gingko137 Gingko137
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 6, 2007

    WORTH a Try

    Sometimes it works out and sometimes I'm just talking to hear myself. It can help to have a new set of eyes on a project though. Maybe there is something so simple that bringing in an outsider is just what it takes to fix a problem.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    May 31, 2008
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