Tuesday, December 07, 1999, at 04:20PM

By Eric Richardson

You know what really annoys me?

It really annoys me when there's something that you want to do, but you can't because you never have and don't know how. It's not something that you can teach yourself, and it's definitely not something that you really look forward to learning as it goes. You almost want to practice or get taught beforehand, but it's not really something where you can do that.

And so you're stuck in a chicken vs. egg situation. You can't learn except by doing, and you don't want to do without learning.