I like to do laundry, but I'm not very good at it. I have dingy whites.
I like doing dishes, because it is a very clear cut task. When there are dishes in the sink, you wash them; when there are no more dishes, you are done. Men are good at tasks like that.
I think that I am a pretty good writer. I'm fast, I'll say that. The below two thousand words about Navy boot camp took me two and a half hours. I never strive for perfection, just some clarity and organization, with decent grammar. I do not pursue serious writing, because I am afraid that I would produce something that I thought was good. In that case the disappointment of it never being published would kill me, like that poor John Kennedy Toole. I'm at least as depressed as him.
I am very good at vacuuming. I do not, at this moment, have any rugs, nor do I have a vacuum cleaner. There's a vent in my bathroom that could use a DustBuster, but I don't have one of those either. I'm waiting for inspiration regarding alternatives.
I am not good at dusting, I don't think any man is. When is it time to dust? When is the dusting finished? It's confusing.
I used to think that I was a good friend, but I don't think so anymore. I suppose that the value judgment would best be left to others in any case. I love having friends, and I have always striven to be a good friend to them. I take full responsibility for any failures in the arena of friendship. There have been failures.
I am a good driver. My evidence for this is that I have survived all of the ridiculous chances that I took going way too fast on mountain roads in cars and on motorcycles.
I tried to be a good son, but I was treated as a disappointment. Eventually I joined my parents in that opinion. I'd rather have been a good father anyway, but I don't think I was, not particularly. I was an okay father. I know that I was not a good brother. Better as an adult brother, I think.
I was not a good husband. Just ask my (soon-to-be-ex) wife.
I rather enjoy teaching, and I think that I'm good at it, but I'm not ambitious. A couple of small classes per week is fine with me. There will never be any acclaim, but I'm okay with that. What I do pays the bills.
I'm a pretty good public speaker, and I don't mind speaking to groups. I don't care how many people are in the audience, it really doesn't matter. I'd do a half an hour for a thousand people at the drop of a hat with only time to shave and get dressed. Or an hour, or two hours, it's not so hard. I'm glib, I can just get started and go. Twelve years as a lawyer, and now ten as a teacher, have certainly prepared me for the role. I'm not looking for the work, but call me if you need a speaker. I require very little preparation, and I work cheap.
Don't even ask me if I was a good lawyer. The statute of limitations never runs on those law suits.
I sit quietly and read as well as anyone who ever lived. I'm also pretty good at watching TV.
Just a man, after all.