never been so happy to see Friday.

I know memes are kind of a cop-out during NaBloPoMo, but dude. The week I have had. My brain is fried. Plus I spent most of my day in the car today, sitting in traffic on the way to a meeting I had downtown, to which I was LATE because of said traffic (oh HAI, stupid construction on the highway where three lanes goes down to ONE LANE for TWENTY FEET!! and then immediately back to three lanes, and OH, wait, there is not a single construction worker or piece of equipment anywhere?? WTF??!!?!?) And then of course I hit the same traffic on the way back, so I took a semi-shortcut, which probably took me just as long, but at least I was MOVING, and the upside was that I was going past a Taco Bell that way, so I stopped and had myself a grilled stuffed burrito (no beans!) and it was DEL-IC-IOUS. So a 1 hour meeting that was 30 minutes away that I missed the first 20 minutes of turned into almost a 4 hour trip. Yeah. It was an incredibly productive day.

But hey. It’s Friday. Rock on. This week’s Friday Five theme is ‘Misuses’.

1. When did you last use the edge of a coin (or a knife blade) as a screwdriver? I do believe it was when I was opening the back of Maggie’s baby monitor. It has the TEENIEST little screw on the back for the batteries, and I couldn’t find our elf-sized screwdriver anywhere, so I used a knife. It worked like a charm.

2. When did you last use a wire coat-hanger to break into a car? I don’t think I ever have, actually. Though I was tempted once, in high school, when my poor Mom had to drive 20 minutes in the snow at midnight to come and bring another car key because I locked the keys in her RUNNING car when I was at Dan’s house. Yeah. She was none to happy about that one.

3. When did you last use food or drink as medication? Last month, instead of killing a client with my bare hands, I had some sangria and a burrito instead. Cured my rage almost instantly. Or at least temporarily.

4. When did you last use your cellular telephone as a flashlight? Back in September when we lost our power during the remnants of Hurricane Ike. I used the light from Dan’s Blackberry to go find the real flashlights and candles.

5. When did you last use a paper clip for any purpose other than to clip paper? ooh, that’s a tough one… maybe when I was in elementary school and we would do that disgusting thing where you make a fake retainer out of a bare metal paper clip? Ew. Why are kids so weird and gross?


  1. Holly

    November 14, 2008 5:07 pm

    okay so in grade school we used paper clips to poke holes in the cactus on the window ledges. It was during an “educational movie” and some of us had heard that you can drink cactus milk. Um yeah… we spent the rest of the afternoon with upset stomachs, eating an unlimited supply of freezies from the lunchtime supply.

    I use my blackberry as a flashlight too. I never thought it was common. I need to get out more.

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  2. Nichole

    November 14, 2008 9:44 pm

    Dam now I am craving a burrito!!! I will have to go to Moe’s tomorrow!!!

  3. Jen

    November 14, 2008 10:20 pm

    @Holly: Now THAT’S an interesting use for paper clips… LOL

  4. Rachie

    November 15, 2008 12:17 am

    This may be weird and little disgusting but I usually use paper clips to clean under my nails and to push back my cuticles and not to clip paper together. I always throw them away afterwards. Does that make it OK?

    Rachies last blog post: Corn: More than you ever wanted know.

  5. Shamelessly Sassy

    November 16, 2008 4:46 pm

    I use my cell phone as a flashlight all the time. I should probably just break down and buy a flashlight.

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