You ever heard that saying 'Jack of all trades, master of none'? Well I have decided I am a Jack. I know some of lots of things but I'm no expert in nothing. Which is a double negative. But the point is that I am no expert. And it is beginning to annoy me. I want to be the know it all at book club. I want to win all the general knowledge quizzes in the world ever. I want to be smart and remember everything I ever read in my Open University text books but lets be honest that is never, never, ever going to happen. I want to be the person who remembers the names, lyrics and music to all the songs on the radio. I want to create awesome digital art and be an HTML whizz kid and that geek who knows everything there is to know about something.
But it seems that is never going to be the case. I am always going to know some of most things. I just don't have the patience/inclination to learn everything about something. It's much more interesting to find out about lots of stuff. It's just a little bit disheartening when you meet other people who are into the same thing and they know so so so so so so much more than you and are so so so so so much better at it all then you. I often feel that I lack smarts in these situations but then later I get my chance to shine with a wee gem of nonsensical information that no-one in their right mind would even bother to save in their memory.
Still recently this year I have learnt the art of flat pack assembly but my screwing leads a lot to be desired (ahem), I've learnt how to cook meals for tea for two weeks using just a microwave and a George Foreman but also becoming best friends with the local Chinese takeaway and how to cook in the dark and eat in .... the dark lol! Mind you I'm pretty sure that Jack has a lot more fun than the rest of the cards in the pack ;)