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EternalOptimist
16th June 2015, 11:49
What were you good at when you were younger, but are now past it ? Something you were really proud of, but now you cant do any longer.

Not the age related stuff, like running the marathon or playing footie, but other skills or traits that have fallen into disrepair.

I used to be an ace calligrapher. Italic writing and illumination, but I did a birthday card recently, and to be honest. it was cr@p:frown

DimPrawn
16th June 2015, 11:55
I used to be good at programming. :frown

Now through a mixture of senility, alcohol and utter contempt for the industry I'm pretty useless these days.

But I'm 1000% better at bullshitting and people skills, so boomed!

Dallas
16th June 2015, 11:57
First in ART in my school year aged 12 and I made it on Tony Harts Gallery.

Those drawings are still probably better that all the architectural diagram sh!t I come up with these days. :tongue

DimPrawn
16th June 2015, 11:59
First in ART in my school year aged 12 and I made it on Tony Harts Gallery.

Those drawings are still probably better that all the architectural diagram sh!t I come up with these days. :tongue

Was he a peado?

Dallas
16th June 2015, 12:03
Was he a peado?

Ask Morph and his mate. There was probably some plastacine fiddling going on inbetween takes ...

vetran
16th June 2015, 12:06
Was he a peado?

sad but that was my first thought as well, would be nice if he weren't.

BrilloPad
16th June 2015, 12:08
First in ART in my school year aged 12 and I made it on Tony Harts Gallery.

Those drawings are still probably better that all the architectural diagram sh!t I come up with these days. :tongue

I made it on the play school gallery when I was 4! When there were only 2 channels!

I used to be good at triathlon.

TestMangler
16th June 2015, 12:10
Table tennis ! Was also half decent at footie but drugs, alcohol and dirty tarts put paid to that.

GlenW
16th June 2015, 12:11
Clay pigeon shooting, I once beat Jackie Stewart. Well, I got 10 out of the first 10 in a 100 bird competition, he only got 9. He did go on to get 98 and I got 93 but I was in the lead for a while.

stek
16th June 2015, 12:11
Boxing.

I was a tall lad with long reach, absolutely no temper, and could think.

Trouble is I had no interest in it at all so just stopped at about 13/14.....

MarillionFan
16th June 2015, 12:16
What were you good at when you were younger, but are now past it ? Something you were really proud of, but now you cant do any longer.

Not the age related stuff, like running the marathon or playing footie, but other skills or traits that have fallen into disrepair.

I used to be an ace calligrapher. Italic writing and illumination, but I did a birthday card recently, and to be honest. it was cr@p:frown

Masturbation. Sigh.

Doggy Styles
16th June 2015, 12:54
Art, particularly drawing.

I won a competition run by the Evening Standard when I was about 17, the only thing I ever entered.

I've hardly drawn anything since my early twenties. Just the odd characatures on birthday cards, genitalia scribbled on walls, that kind of thing.

I just need to test it
16th June 2015, 12:54
I was an ace chess player at school.

But then at uni I encountered players who could defend, wait for a slip then pick me off. I lost interest when I realised I wasn't invincible.

unixman
16th June 2015, 12:56
First in ART in my school year aged 12 and I made it on Tony Harts Gallery.

Those drawings are still probably better than - most of the stuff in Tate Modern -

FTFY

Doggy Styles
16th June 2015, 13:09
I was an ace chess player at school.

But then at uni I encountered players who could defend, wait for a slip then pick me off. I lost interest when I realised I wasn't invincible.So was I, I forgot about that. I won the first-year championship. Chess didn't involve kicking a ball around on a field though, so that was that.

MarillionFan
16th June 2015, 13:11
Chess, pool & karate. I don't do them anymore.

On the plus side, I'm a cracking good foosball player, better than when I was younger.

Scruff
16th June 2015, 13:15
Masturbation. Sigh.

plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose :)

pjclarke
16th June 2015, 13:19
Got to Grade 5 on the Viola. I was a first violin in the school orchestra when the school acquired two violas and me and another musician were told to transfer over because we had the longest arms in the string section. A mixed blessing, there's very little written for viola and ensemble parts tend to be an afterthought (we were always the ones going rest-cha-cha rest-cha-cha in the waltzes) On the other hand, there is permanent shortage of viola players and I got into the local combined schools orchestra, for which Grade 8 was the usual minimum, which was an experience….

Nowadays, a bit of MIDI composition and air bass guitar playing ….

vetran
16th June 2015, 15:00
First in ART in my school year aged 12 and I made it on Tony Hart's Gallery.


:spel

oh I came over all NAT then, sorry!

NotAllThere
16th June 2015, 15:26
Fourier surfaces. I had a complete understanding of them when I did the end of semester assignment. Couldn't remember how to do them at all when studying for the exam four months later. I suppose I should have gone to my tutor at that point, but I was young and stupid.

rl4engc
16th June 2015, 15:55
General balance and control on a BMX. Could balance indefinitely without going forward just by adjusting tilt and using front brakes, stand on front tyre, ride it up 4/5 steps etc.

Some of it comes back to me now but it doesn't quite look as cool a 12 stone bloke on an old mountain bike. :eyes

minestrone
16th June 2015, 16:20
I was a truly fantastic drummer, the best break I had was to have a formal training on the snare drum for 2 years between 11 and 13. Podemskis snare drum method (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Podemskis-Standard-Snare-Drum-Method/dp/0769233783) is the bible.

Between 15 and 20 I was putting in 4 hours a day practice, then life got in the way. Don't have the full on wrist strength now and the older you get the slower you get. I'm still shit hot though.

BlasterBates
16th June 2015, 17:55
me....martial arts, in particular paper folding, a pink belt in origami, my ability to fold water bombs and fighter planes was notorius.

Later on train spotting, where even if I say so myself, I was particularly talented, able to spot rare locomotives at 400 yards.


:music:

original PM
16th June 2015, 18:29
Table tennis ! Was also half decent at footie but drugs, alcohol and dirty tarts put paid to that.

+1

DimPrawn
16th June 2015, 18:40
I used to be brilliant at sex, start to finish in a couple of minutes.

Now it takes me hours to reach the end point.

:wink

Pogle
16th June 2015, 18:45
Pottery -as in throwing pots on a potters wheel.
I made some lovely stuff.

rl4engc
17th June 2015, 16:04
able to spot rare locomotives at 400 yards.

Alas nowadays, all locomotives are rare by their very nature. :frown:

vetran
17th June 2015, 16:09
Masturbation. Sigh.

I think a few posters believe you have 'still got it!'

MicrosoftBob
17th June 2015, 16:12
I used to be good at Rugby playing in the school team, but then got into Kayaking all because some women I fancied did it, and then started taking sport more competitively entering the Devizes to Westminster marathon a few times until injury stopped me in my tracks