What are you trying to learn now?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by steviem, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. steviem macrumors 68020

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    So I decided that I would learn to play Ice Hockey.

    I always wanted to try playing as a kid, but while there were 2 teams in the general area, my parents couldn't really afford the skating lessons, hockey lessons and equipment for a growing boy. There also wasn't much in terms of 2nd hand equipment, I think.

    I played rugby, had a season as an adult and then in a preseason, tore my meniscus. My knee is great now, but I kind of feel a little unsure about going to a rugby team here, as I would go into work with black eyes and bruises, I even bruised my eyeball once, which is really not a nice look (just a big puddle of blood on the white of your eye).

    Speaking with a husband of one of my wife's friends, who plays hockey as an adult, he said that it's fast, is non-checking, contact happens but the players all want to be able to go to work the next morning, so it isn't going to have a level of violence like the Pens-Flyers series...

    I started at Flushing Ice Rink doing beginner skating lessons. I just finished that sessions of lessons, and went from being only able to skate forwards (with a little bit of speed) to being able to go forwards (swizzles, glides and normal), backwards, just about crossover, turn from forwards to backwards and stop (not the sideways stop yet). The teacher said I should be able to start beginner hockey clinics, so I need to get some pads and the rest of the equipment and then get onto my next step.
     
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    I'd like to learn a foreign language but I'm afraid it's more work than I'm imagining in my head.
     
  4. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    How to pick up chicks...

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    But really, OSPF and Python.

    Good ****.
     
  5. iBlue macrumors Core

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    How to cope with rejection without killing.

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  6. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    Yes.

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    How to fix a bicycle

    And one I've been doing since Jan 2011: learning how to cook. It was my New Years resolution.
     
  8. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    Cooking is easy, just learn how to throw stuff together and call it a meal. :p
     
  9. berngain macrumors newbie

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    Longboarding is the way to go

    I've decided not long ago that I'd want to learn longboarding. I've always wanted to learn an extreme sport and as a start, I'd prolly begin with longboarding.
     
  10. ender land macrumors 6502a

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    This thread inspired me, because I don't do this nearly enough.

    I am currently doing some woodwork making a wooden sword.
     
  11. steviem thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Remember, a jack of all trades is a master of none. Learn one or two of those to as high a standard as possible instead of everything. (although I realise you were being sarcastic :))
     
  12. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    For me I am learning (and yes, I know I try and learn waaaay too much at once):

    -Digital matte painting
    -More Maya
    -More Houdini
    -More ZBrush
    -More OpenGL
    -More Cocoa

    As others have stated, "Jack of all trades master of none" applies here. Notice the word "more" in front of most of my things ;)
     
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    I'm also learning how to play the ukulele. I've been doing it since January. :) I can play songs, but it's a bit boring. I don't like enough mainstream songs to make it interesting.
     
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    Medicine. Also once we buy a place with a garage I would like to learn how to do some woodworking skills, as I always liked working with my hands. Perhaps build my own desk or something similar.
     
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    Final Cut Pro X & Motion

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    Python programming, though purely out of interest.
     
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    Everyday, I learn a little bit more about how to be a good father and apparently forget a little bit more about how to please my wife.
     
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    She's just someone you met in a bar (or wherever), but your kids are blood. :p
     
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    George Harrison played a mean ukulele.
     
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    A-Level Maths. 6 module exams coming up in the next two months that I need to get As in if I'm to meet my University offer for Economics this September. Wish me luck!
     
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    I'm about to graduate college with a degree in professional aviation. I'm leaning now how to be a flight instructor and then an airline pilot.
     
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