A Bit of Me(Me) ~ I’ve Got the 411, You Need It?

by Gwen


A Bit of Me(Me) is hosted by There’s A Book and it is a great excuse to get out from behind the book and share a bit of ourselves. She asks the question and we answer them.

This Weeks Question: Tell everyone a bit about your very best quality or talent!

My boyfriend, Art, happened to be in the room as I pondered this question so I asked him. I know, it was a stupid thing to do. Much like asking your man if he thinks that those pants make your rear look big, asking a man what he thinks your talented at is a minefield.

His first answer was singing. Hmm, just how often have I been serenading him when I didn’t realize it because I had my headphones on?

I told him to try again. I wasn’t going to tell everyone that I could sing. That would mean telling them how I paid for part of college by singing in a dive bar frequented by very short Asian business men. Then I would have to tell them that I paid for my voice lessons by doing my vocal coaches laundry. I am not going to share that.

His second answer? Research. I like that one better because I know that I rock at researching everything and anything.

  • You need to know the average temperature of Kalamazoo during the 3rd week in July? There’s a Gwen for that.
  • You want to know if there is a better deal out there for that TV you are buying? There’s a Gwen for that.
  • You need a great Italian restaurant on the west side of Chicago? There is a Gwen for that.

I could go on and on, but you get the point. I have a pretty good memory and when you combine that with mad searching skills, there is an app for that and that app is called Gwen. I’ve got the 411.

So, what is your talent?



12 Comments to “A Bit of Me(Me) ~ I’ve Got the 411, You Need It?”

  1. What a fabulous and useful skill to have! And what an intriguing way to describe it. (I'd still like to know more about singing for the short Asian men, though! lol).

    Here's mine:


  2. Sounds to me you have some very nice talents and traits. Thinking that I should become a follower to find out how to get random items for postings on blogs. lol btw am your newest follower.

  3. That's an awesome talent…well, both of them are! Maybe I should have mentioned in my post that I was also in choir and sang all through high school. But wow, in a bar! Very resourceful!

    Research though, is a fantastic talent…you and my hubby would get along wonderfully. He loves to research everything and that's pretty much what he does at the law firm he works for.

    Great talents! Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Welcome Cheryl and thanks so much!

  5. As I was about to reply to this, Art came in and asked me why they call Hell's Kitchen that and I had to do some checking. Just call me the human wikipedia.

    My high school was too small for a choir, that would have been fun.

  6. The bar was fun. It happened because my vocal coach played piano there and their singer quit. I loved it because I got to sing the old school torch songs and wear the prom/party dress that I never thought I would ever wear again. Picture a 1930's movie and you have the idea.

    Now go create something wonderful!

  7. LOL!!! I love that! I love that you did not share with us that you can sing or how you paid for college and voice lessons. I guess I will never know that about you and that's a shame.

    But your research skillz! Yes, I purposely put a Z at the end of that word. Because mad skillz like your need a Z!!! LOL! I'll definitely hit you up next time I need some research done!

  8. You could probably launch a whole new business on that strapline “There's a Gwen for that” – love it.
    My talent(s)? Listmaking, Being hard on myself, Napping.

  9. Your other talent is inspiring people to make lists and spreadsheets. Thanks to you, I am getting all organized!

  10. Please remember me if you have a random question; I love a challenge!

  11. Sounds like I need a Gwen to come to Geeks Who Drink trivia. My husband is like you. He knows all kinds of strange trivia so when he goes, the team usually wins. I guess you will just have to move to Austin so that you can go out with us. 🙂

    Oh, sometimes the trivia does involve singing as well so yes, you must come some week! 😛

  12. Hmm, I hear Austin is very artsy and cool. Don't tempt me even more by throwing out things like Geeks Who Drink Trivia!

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