My Inbox Must Be Broken Or Something...I keep feeling like there are lessons in life that other people have learnt but I haven't. For example: I don't know what clothes are flattering on me; I don't know how to comfort people who are sad or upset; I don't know how to show emotions in public; I don't know how fast you can count a person as a friend, nor do I know how early you can become more personal in your interaction with other people (it takes me a few months to become comfortable around people, but others appear to just have met and still know everything about each other); I don't know how to present myself well at a job interview; I don't know how to go with the flow and stop worrying; I don't know what people do in the evenings (do people actually hang out with other people every night, or are they sitting at home - like me?); I don't know how to meet new people; I don't know how to talk on the phone without sounding like a rambling idiot; I don't know what kind of physical contact is considered acceptable and where the line goes (so I just don't touch people at all); I don't know how to use makeup; I don't know how to enjoy life; I don't know how to make someone know I'm interested in them as more than friends; I don't know how to flirt (it's train wreck); I don't know how to go to bed early.
However, I do know some other things: I know how to write scientific essays and articles; I know how to write a good resumé; I know how to make myself sound interesting online (though I fail to keep up the impression in person...); I know how to read sheet music; I know how to use several programming languages; I know how to conceptualise abstract ideas; I know how to take stunning nature photographs; I know how to figure skate; I know how to judge figure skating; I know how to sing in a choir; I know how to be nice to people; I know how to control my temper; I know how to contain my feelings; I know how to like myself (now); I know how to build a treehouse; I know almost all Friends episodes by heart; I almost always know who did it when watching detective shows; I know the entire lyrics to Always Look on the Bright Side of Life; I know that the only way life will get better is if I make it better.
So I guess I'm not completely hopeless :).