Find a hidden talent: I’ve been working dutifully on this life list entry. While I’m in the shower, or cleaning the house, or at work when it’s really slow and I know no one is going to come in because it’s 5:20pm on a Friday before a three-day weekend. I contort my face in new ways, make new sounds, cross my eyes, try to twist my fingers in unusual ways– you get the idea. When I think I’ve stumbled upon something that could be my hidden talent, my litmus test goes something like this:
Christina: Michael! Come here! Look what I can do. (Hums and whistles at the same time.) Can YOU do that?
Michael: (Hums and whistles at the same time.) Yup.
Christina: Uggg, fine.
Then it’s back to the drawing board. It will happen. I know it. It’s lurking in me somewhere, just waiting to be discovered.