03 September 2009

How to...

I'm a big proponent of Lifetime learning.

By that, I mean never giving up on learning new things, whether in a structured school environment or on your own as you go through life. I realize those of you fond of Lifetime Television for Women may have read that an entirely different way. No Lifetime movies here. Here's a list of things I'd like to learn:

How to ride a motorcycle. The Vespa is fun and easy, but I still want to learn how to ride a motorcycle with a clutch. This will be helpful because I know at some point in my life I'll find the perfect vintage BMW and have to buy it. This way I will be able to ride it immediately.

Another language. I know enough French to be dangerous. Would like to add another language though.

How to swim well enough to compete in another triathlon. This just involves practice, practice, practice on my part. And maybe a few sessions with a swim coach.

Graphic Design.

DJ skills. Mixing, sampling, playing chronic beats.

Fashion illustration and how to create what I sketch. I can sew, but would love to be properly trained. I wanted to be a fashion designer when I was in 6th & 7th grade and probably still have sketches from back then. Project Runway brings up this desire with every new season!

When I had TV, I used to get sucked into MTV's Made and wish they had a show like that for adults, where you would have the opportunity to immerse yourself completely in whatever it was you wanted to learn until you got the basics down and could go off on your own and keep using the skills you've used. I guess schools/classes fit the bill, but it's not quite the same.

What do you want to learn?


k said...

I'd like to learn...

...basic car maintenance--changing tires, changing oil, etc.

...how to ride a unicycle.

...how to read a teleprompter.

J said...

I'd love to learn how to
- decorate a cake Wilton style
- work up to being a runner
- sew because it would come in handy
- speak Italian
- understand the language of finance so I wouldn't feel taken for a ride

Anonymous said...

Realistically? Sailing, acting and glass blowing.

Otherwise - flying, wall street (the lingo plus how to work it) and...um...I'd love to learn how to be a surgeon. Perhaps, a neuro-surgeon.