A riproaring rollercoaster of a journey through time, space and that side road just over there...

Part 1

Part 1

Written by:Chris of Arabia
Published on February 5th, 2009 @ 16:30:31 , using 514 words,
Posted in General

I've been meaning to do one of those life inventory list things for some time, so I thought perhaps it was time I made a start on it. Like anyone in this world, over the course of your life you accumulate skills, things you have done or are capable of and so on. This list is intended to be record of those things that I either can or have done in my life:

I've done a bungee jump
I can play guitar
I can play a bass (though less well)
I can rock climb (and have lead an E1 5c route)
I have built 3 guitars
I'm a competent photographer
I can develop and print B+W film
I can process E6 colour transparencies
I can write HTML and CSS
I can use Photoshop
I can drive a car
I understand electronics (I was an Air Comms tech in the RAF 20 odd years back)
I can solder
I have built a small guitar valve amp
I can assemble a PC from components
I can install software
I have set up a small home network, including building a Linux LAMP server
I've set up a blog on my own webspace (you're reading it now)
I've visited Canada, France, Iceland, Germany, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Spain (mainland and Majorca) and Italy (this excludes changing planes in Holland & Switzerland).
I've seen Stoke City win a trophy at Wembley
I actually lived long enough to see Stoke City makes it into the Premiership (never thought I'd see that one)
I can iron
I can cook
I can play golf
I can record my guitar/bass playing into a PC based home recording studio
I have sung (very bad) backing vocals on a friends released CD and also contributed some guitar parts to it
I'm an experienced project manager (perhaps as well, given that's my job)
I can do DIY
I can do my own car repairs (can't remember the last time I felt inclined though)
I can read (fairly basic, but an important skill all the same)
I can ride a motorcycle
I can cycle
I can play football
I can make palatable home-made wine
I've worked doing 'humping and dumping' for bands at some of the local concert venues around Stoke-on-Trent (Buzzcocks, Thin Lizzy, the Scorpions, Hawkwind, John Miles, Siouxie & the Banshees, the Veins, and a good few others I can't remember right now)
I've worked clearing conifers from an ancient oak wood in Wales on a conservation working holiday
I've read the whole of Stephen Hawkings' 'A Brief History of Time'
I've hand reared a brood of starlings that were turfed out of their nest to the point where they could be released into the wild
I can swim, and somewhere, have a badge for completing 2 miles
I once stood as a candidate in a local council election (I didn't win)

This list doesn't seem all that long, so I'm sure there are lots of things I've missed. Part 2 could turn up at any time in the future as I think of things.

1 comment

Comment from: Keri Ivy [Visitor]
Keri Ivy

Time to get cracking on Part 2! And also remember to update your “visited cities” to include: way to close to Keri Ivy to not have made a visit happen. (I’m terribly ashamed of myself for that one, I never should have let you get come so far and get this close and not come the rest of the way!)
I’m impressed with your Part 1 and it does makes me stop to think of what my own list would be like and that makes me think I don’t get out nearly enough!!

01 Aug 2012 @ 23:31

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