Thursday, November 08, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #37

13 things everyone should know how to do from The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do. This book was put together by Samantha Ettus. She basically went out and found 100 people to write a short summary of how to do something. I'll try to give an idea of the variety in my brief list of topics and the people who are writing about them. You'll have to buy the book to get the actual information. (Or borrow it from a loving relative. Yes, I will pay to ship it to you if you're interested.)

How to:

1. Wash Your Hair - Frederic Fekkai- A famous salon owner and hairstylist to the stars.

2. Remember Names - Gary Small- A UCLA professor and author of books about aging and memory

3. Speak in Public - James Wagstaffe- an attorney, a professor of law, and an author of books on public speaking

4. Care for a Houseplant - Jack Kramer- an expert on plants and author of the Easy-Care Guide to Houseplants

5. Make Tea - Mo Siegel- the founder of Celestial Seasonings and author of a book on herbs for you health

6. Change a Tire - Larry McReynolds- a former pit crew chief with many successes to his name and now a broadcaster for Fox Sports

7. Barbecue - Bobby Flay- A very popular chef and author of many cookbooks, including several on grilling.

8. Arrange Flowers - Jim McCann- CEO of 1-800-Flowers and author of several books about flowers.

9. Buy a Diamond - Ronald Winston- CEO and president of Harry Winston (which I guess has something to do with diamonds)

10. Hold a Baby - Bill Sears- father of eight children and the author of more than thirty books about childcare. Also a professor of pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

11. Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies - Debbi Fields- founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies and the author of many cookbooks.

12. Smile for the Camera - Katie Ford- CEO of one of the world's leading modeling agencies, Ford Models.

13. Sew a Button - Susan Khalje- The host of a series called Sew Much More on the DIY network, also the author of several sewing books and the founder of a school on sewing.


jenn said...

I heart Bobby Flay. He's such a cutie!
Happy TT!

Julia said...

Nice list! I could definitely need help with smilimg for the camera! I somehow always look odd on pictures.
Thanks for the tip!

Happy TT!

Greets Julia

betty said...

I can do all of those except barbecue and change a flat. thats what my dads for :)

aftergrace said...

Wow, this is a fun list! #5 is a good one. I love Celestial Tea, and the factory in Boulder, Colorado is the best place, with the best smells! And it's on Sleepytime Drive.:)

Patti said...

Great list! I think I can do all of those. My Dad taught me how to change a tire but that was soooo long ago ... I hope I could do it if I needed to! :) Happy Thursday!

Check out my TT! It's about Muppets! :)

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Oh I so need the smiling for the camera. I'm just terrible at that. Have a great TT. :)

Denise Patrick said...

I figure I don't need to know how to buy a diamond, that's what dh's are for. And, I wish I could care for a houseplant without killing it.

Great list. Happy TT!

Darla said...

You know, this sounds like a great book to get somebody as a gift! Off to check my Christmas list....

Deb said...

Nice Thursday post! I love Thursdays because Earl, the Office, Greys Anatomy, and ER are all on! That means no laundry after 7:30! I have posted my thursday blog come on over and visit!


Sarah said...

Fun list...and I can say I have done pretty much all of them. Happy TT~

Scribbit said...

Thanks to my boy I've learned how to change a tire so well I can be on my way in 15 minutes. D'oh!

kate said...

Great list. I'm feeling very proud that I can do so many but I've never tried to buy a diamond.
Happy TT

Heather said...

I love your Thursday 13 lists! I think that's how I found your blog. Have a great day!

Sarah said...

Hello! I tagged you for a fun meme:

:) Stop over and let me know if you post!