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What's your expertise?

Asked by UnholyThirst (1498points) July 25th, 2014

Everybody has one, what is yours? I have one too, it’s babysitting…

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janbb's avatar

Cooking and research; human relationships, perhaps.

Seaofclouds's avatar

I’m a nurse. I am also raising three children, though hardly consider myself an expert in parenting. I can also help with military related questions both as a member of the services and as a spouse of a soldier.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Shooting people.

UnholyThirst's avatar

@Seaofclouds Was it difficult to make new friends, assuming you had to move a lot…Were you easily accepted, everywhere?

Khajuria9's avatar

Mostly, learning, thinking and speaking!

Seaofclouds's avatar

@UnholyThirst It was difficult sometimes, acceptance varied depending on the people we were around. I have a lot of interests though, so I was usually able to find other people that shared at least some of my interests and I always kept in touch with my friends from before our moves.

shego's avatar

Learning to both speak and read languages really fast.

dxs's avatar

I’m an expert at myself and I also know some stuff about music, New England, exercise, hotels, architecture, and math. It’s hard to label myself as “expert” at this early stage of the game.

marinelife's avatar

Travel, writing, people and relationships.

UnholyThirst's avatar

@dxs I know a great deal about music as well. I’m very interested in architecture. The skill isn’t quite the same as when I was younger.

ucme's avatar

Sport, fatherhood & dodging raindrops.

dxs's avatar

@UnholyThirst Music is such a broad subject…there’s so much to learn! Do you play any instruments?

cookieman's avatar

I have been a visual designer of some sort or another since 1988. First in architecture then in illustration and graphic design. I have taught graphic design at the college level since 2000.

And, of course, cookies.

UnholyThirst's avatar

@dxs I do actually, how nice of you to ask. I play piano. I used to take lessons as a child until my piano was turned into an inferno. Now that I make my own money, I purchased a Steinway Model D Grand Piano and I play often.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I’m good at detecting irony, but even if I weren’t this thread throws it in my face. What a bland vanilla discussion this is. Her other questions dealt with dark issues, but they were interesting. This one is boring me to tears. What’s wrong with something different then we’re all used to? It pushes our borders but what’s wrong with that. Waits to have ass handed to me.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@UnholyThirst Your question made me think. It was glaring obvious to me how boring this one was to your other questions. It’s like the difference between living and being alive. The other one’s were dark, but they made me think and confront things. This one put me to sleep in comparison.

UnholyThirst's avatar

What? Babysitting is very interesting.

PhiNotPi's avatar

Mathematics.

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majorrich's avatar

I like to consider myself a world class Napper. I can take a nap just about anytime, anywhere. And still go to bed at 11 a sleep.

Aethelwine's avatar

Geography, IATA airport codes and lame mommy stuff.

Berserker's avatar

Horror movies. Not going to say that I’m an actual expert, but it’s what I know the most about, and it’s my passion.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Vampires, psychology, sociology.

ragingloli's avatar

Intergalactic warfare.

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Coloma's avatar

Interior design work, research, birds/animals, gardening, dysfunctional people, useless trivia. lol

AshLeigh's avatar

Being awkward, and making other people feel uncomfortable.

dxs's avatar

@UnholyThirst I love Steinways! What happened to yours? When I was in Boston, there was a store right across from the commons that I’d go into and play for hours. I always wanted one, but they were so expensive and I lived in a tiny apartment. I haven’t played one in years, though, so I don’t remember what they feel like, making me wonder if Yamahas really are my favorite.

WickedVamp's avatar

Like AshLeigh, apparently my expertise is making others feel uncomfortable. I am not allowed to mention my other area of expertise.

UnholyThirst's avatar

@dxs mine was set on fire because I played it too loudly.

dxs's avatar

@UnholyThirst Interesting. Wonder if it was a factory error…

UnholyThirst's avatar

No darling, it played perfectly

downtide's avatar

History. In particular the history of Western Europe from the Bronze age up to 11th century. I kind of lost interest after the Norman invasion of England.

Esedess's avatar

Being emotionally unavailable.

jerv's avatar

I have a few; things involving numbers, mechanical design, or the rules end of game design among them.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Nagging, whingeing and whining.

cazzie's avatar

After three, I’m getting this divorce stuff down-pat. Perhaps I’m an expert now at chasing off men?
But seriously, I don’t think I’m an ‘expert’ at anything.
I know just about all there is to know about soap making, so that’s as close as expert as I get. A bit of ‘Jack of Trades’... I’m really into what I am into, so I love all things science and the TV series Firefly. I’ve lived on three continents, for about a third of my life each, so I know about living in different countries. I am an expert at my son. I can read him like a book. I am a reluctant expert on my ex and all his problems (just got ANOTHER payment demand from the court and he hasn’t even lived her for over a year.) Apparently, I can read peoples emotions really well and it makes them think I’m some sort of empath, I’ve been told but after getting hurt myself so many times, I’ve become an expert at NOT reacting to others emotional cues.
Last but not least, I’m probably an expert at giving advice (of which the quality may vary), but I am absolutely unable to take my own advice to do the things that will help me. As my autistic step-son so aptly put it the other day, ‘Cazzie, you are your own worst enemy.’ To which I laughed hysterically.

Kardamom's avatar

I am a recipe stalker, and Google is my savanna.

Araphel's avatar

I think you know the answer to that one, Shhhhh places finger over own lip.

gailcalled's avatar

^^ You’re down to just one lip?

janbb's avatar

@gailcalled Don’t give me any of that lip.

majorrich's avatar

Despite never having finished my apprenticeship, I find I still qualify as a ‘Craft’ meat cutter because I can take an animal from hoof to table.

Mariah's avatar

Relative to your average person, I know a lot about math, programming, birds, and digestive disease.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

Quality assurance.
Teaching. I’ve never had a teaching degree, but my job in the Navy dealt with training Midshipmen at the Naval Academy. When there were any who had difficulty picking up the areas we were covering, I was very good at quickly assessing what would work for them, and making the information comprehendable to them. Sometimes I was assigned to spend time working with difficult individuals so I could help assertain what should change so they could be more effective. I was sort of the Nanny 911 of the college set.
It all stems from my ability to walk around and through a problem in my mind to see it from many angles. I can then pick the best way possible to present something to make sense.
It works a lot different online.
I had a photographic memory, until brain damage left me with almost no memory.

Smitha's avatar

Cooking and DIY crafts for home decor.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I am an engineer. My team and I can build anything. Anything!
(As long as it doesn’t violate the laws of physics.)

Kardamom's avatar

@LuckyGuy Can you build me the perfect man? : P

LuckyGuy's avatar

@Kardamom Sure! I might have to use sub-contractors for certain areas but as long as your criteria do not violate the Laws of Physics I can come up with one.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I’d ask him to build the perfect female, but of course, that violates the laws of physics. (Runs for cover)

ragingloli's avatar

On the other hand, it is really easy to create the perfect man.
Just kill one.

Kardamom's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Don’t they have all of these new fangled, springy, stretchy, touch-sensitive materials available these days?

LuckyGuy's avatar

With haptic feedback. of course!
We’ve got it in stock.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Kardamom Well I guess he can. :)

Kardamom's avatar

@LuckyGuy I had to look up haptic feedback. Sounds intriguing.

@Adirondackwannabe I meant for your lady friend. With all of that, she won’t need to break any laws of physics, hee hee.

I want one where you can pop of the heads and switch them up.

Head 1

Head 2

Head 3

Head 4

Head 5

Head 6

Head 7

A whole week’s worth : P

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Wrong sex for me, but work me up a week of ladies. Oh god. I just put a loaded gun in her hands.

Kardamom's avatar

May I have the pleasure of choosing heads for you? I’m feeling quite giddy right now.

Head 1

Head 2

Head 3

Head 4

Head 5

Head 6

Head 7

LuckyGuy's avatar

We use haptics to confirm button or data selection. As price comes down you will see more of it.

Those are good choices – quite a bit of variation but still well above average.
I’ll get right on it. Just need the usual project code and billing number.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Kardamom Nice choices. Well done.

Kardamom's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe So we both have the same taste in women!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Evidently so. I wonder why that is.

Coloma's avatar

@LuckyGuy Well damn it all…start working on a time machine and I will be the test pilot. Set for 18th century French Provincial goose herd village life.

majorrich's avatar

I feel I am pretty good at ‘hillbilly rigging’ or ‘shade tree engineering’ comes from decades of making due with what we had on hand to repair and make things. Not always pretty, but doing the job.

Coloma's avatar

Well…my old expertise with horses is getting renewed, spending time at my friends ranch and after 13 years of being horseless it is all coming back to me. haha
Slipped on the fly masks with deft expertise today, did a little nostril blowing ( friendly greetings in horse speak ) and pumped up the fly spray dispenser for “One Cool Cat” barn name “Cool” and ” Radiant Ranger” barn name ” Ray.”
Competitive cutting quarter horses.
I will now be head horse, goose, duck, chicken, dog sitter and am back in the saddle again, working my friends mare while she works her husbands mare.

Feels good!

Kardamom's avatar

@Coloma Yay! I bet it feels good, don’t it?

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