Nov 15, 2008

Ambidextrous Ambitions

I'm completely off the Right/Left political hay-wagon. More on that later. Right now, after a day of managing a garage sale (not a smart idea this soon after surgery) and a long soak in the hot tub, and two haymaker-strength hi-balls, I'm done. I'm in the mood for ...input.

Your turn: What are things that most everyone can do just as well with their left hand as with their right?

30 comments:

pamibe said...

Hold a glass and drink from it... wielding a fork, not so much.

Brush/comb your own hair...

Joan of Argghh! said...

Clean your ears.

Suzette said...

Flip over a price tag.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Does clapping count?

og said...

I'm completely handbidextrous. WHich in my case means "Equally clumsy with both hands"

Joan of Argghh! said...

The J.R. says, "pick your nose."

julie said...

Throw a punch...

og said...

Now I think about it, I can do a handful of things wiht my left hand which I cannot do with my right, like... wipe, for instance.

Joan of Argghh! said...

How about, "type insults?"

:o)

Joan of Argghh! said...

Pet the dog!

Yes, that's what Rosie O'Donnell calls it nowadays.

jellybelly said...

Make a sock puppet.Better yet make one for each hand and have them talk to each other.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Well, sock puppetry is like having an argument you can finally win.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Oh, I can do a "princess wave" equally well with both hands.

lizardbrain said...

Well, dang. The Jolly Roger beat me to it.

jellybelly said...

1. Peruse lips
2. softly hum
3. place index finger of right or left hand between lips.
4. move finger rapidly up and down.
5. enjoy

lizardbrain said...

Flip a light switch.

lizardbrain said...

Push the buttons on my phone. (Actually, I can do that better with the left than the right.)

Joan of Argghh! said...

Yeah, I'm a bit better with the left hand on dialing phones. When I set up my workplace desk, the phone is always to the left and the calculator to the right. (on the keyboard). And the keypads are inverse to each other.

That'll mess with your brain!

Jim - PRS said...

Type the word "stewerdess."

Never tried playing guitar chords with my right hand. It would, no doubt, be a train wreck.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Now Jimbo, you gotta be able to do that equally well with BOTH hands.

You know, like, "scratch your ass."

:o)

lizardbrain said...

A little over 30 years ago, I had to learn to do a whole bunch of stuff with my left hand, because my right hand and arm was in a cast. Among the things I learned to do reasonably well left-handed (one-handed, really):

Shift my old Pinto 4-on-the-floor. That was exciting, because I had to let go of the wheel to do it.

Diaper my infant son.

Cook.

Mix drinks.

I no longer drink, and my son diapers his own children, but the rest I bet I could still do.

Joan of Argghh! said...

I'm still pondering, "Peruse lips."

It sounds lovely.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Flip a bird at an Authority Figure.

LauraB said...

Scratch...tho it depends on the itch, I suppose...

Thomas Sebring Jr said...

read a bible.

christian soldier said...

Draw...

Joan of Argghh! said...

Lizard, it's so very nice to see you around here, btw.

:o)

Thomas, it's no so much the reading but perhaps the old "Bible Drill" exercise is a good example of flipping and flapping and thumbing. It was like a texting drill!

Paul said...

Off the top of my head:

-Thumb your nose
-Eat sushi (well, any finger food, for that matter)
-Light a zippo
-Change the channel
-Slap sense into someone
-Pull a trigger (aiming might be too much to ask, tho)
-Smoke

(wv: witabarn - parent company of whataburger?)

Sal said...

Knit continental style, because it engages both hands almost equally.
Unlike English style, where all the action is in the dominant hand.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Sal, I just knew someone would come up with something exotic that I'd never considered or heard about!

I'm just real proud that Og didn't reveal something more than we all knew. Heh.