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Old 10-22-2014, 09:02 AM   #21
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:49 AM   #22
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I still argue with my business partner about masking. I over mask, and he under masks. After ten years it's still tricky to pick out those exact times. My thinking, better safe than sorry.
a guy used to call me ''captain overkill'' .id would always insist on more nails..more patch....more muck....more glue and he was the complete opposite an that **** botherd me so anyway i used to go around the job sayin ''captin overkill an his trusty sidekick skimpydog''.....
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Just in the last few days, I though about seeing if I can get a volume discount so I can give out copies on PT.

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My mother used to tell us that her father could write simultaneously with both hands and both feet - EACH in a different language.

It took us MANY years to realize this was total BS, unfortunately we now think our mother actually believed this.

Any of US worshiped like that by OUR children



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My mother used to tell us that her father could write simultaneously with both hands and both feet - EACH in a different language.

It took us MANY years to realize this was total BS, unfortunately we now think our mother actually believed this.

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Hold one, was your maternal grandfather James A. Garfield??

"James A. Garfield knew both Latin and Greek. As the first ambidextrous president, Garfield entertained his friends by having them ask him questions, and then writing the answer in Latin with one hand while simultaneously writing the answer in Greek with the other."
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Hold one, was your maternal grandfather James A. Garfield??

"James A. Garfield knew both Latin and Greek. As the first ambidextrous president, Garfield entertained his friends by having them ask him questions, and then writing the answer in Latin with one hand while simultaneously writing the answer in Greek with the other."
I have heard about folks doing that with their hands, I did not know C.A.G. was probably the best known example

We suspect that our mother adopted other people's stories on a personal level, and THEN embellished.



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I used to play a trumpet. I had an instructor that could breathe in through his nose while playing out at the same time. He could play for minutes without a breath. It takes years to build the correct stomach muscles. Pretty impressive. On a good day I can cut straight with my right hand and scratch my butt with my left. Usually when the HO has snuck in the room.
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I'd bet the Idaho Painter's impressed with this post.

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I'm not sure that ambidexterity can actually be learned. I'm fortunate that I am comfortable using a brush in either hand, but if I wasn't, I would just accept my plight and adjust accordingly.

I prefer to brush left-handed, spray right-handed. I have never understood why I gravitate to one limb for a specific task. But I cannot write with my right hand.
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I'm thinking tap dancing could be considered an essential skill.

Seriously though, if I were to pick an essential skill that pertains to actual painting, it wouldn't have anything to do with a physical feat, but rather a more intellectual aptitude in terms of coordinating logistics, organizing and maintaining inventories, and generating data. All, a part of managing.
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I'm thinking tap dancing could be considered an essential skill.

Seriously though, if I were to pick an essential skill that pertains to actual painting, it wouldn't have anything to do with a physical feat, but rather a more intellectual aptitude in terms of coordinating logistics, organizing and maintaining inventories, and generating data. All, a part of managing.

Yes. "Systems management" is what I'm thinking on right now. I'm starting to think that the "physical feats" that any given painter or crew of painters can perform is less important than the origination and implementation of those feats.
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I'm a OMS. That's exactly my issue right now. Logistics and management are always a challenge, but when I leave the job all stops. I'm going to get a better computer setup to track things. I've gotta say, painting is the easiest thing I do.
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