Friday, March 26, 2010

Woohoo for weekends!

And also for almost doing a whole week of blogging again! Sorry about yesterday but 'life' got in the way of things I wanted to do.
But anyway, tis Friday once more and your subject to get your grey matter working again is another 'How Many Different Uses Can You Think Of For An Ordinary Everyday Item?'
If you haven't played this before, what happens is that I give you an item to think of, like say - a spoon - and you have to think of as many ways of using is as possible, such as -

  • To dig your way out of prison very slowly.
  • To play 'Spoons' with.
  • To dig someone's heart out with.*

And so on and so forth.
Today's Ordinary Everyday Item has been mentioned in literature as being one of the most useful things to have with you while you hitch-hike around the galaxy, and is-

A Towel.

As the late, great Douglas Adams already stated, you can "wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to- hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindbogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you - daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough."

And as usual, I'm certain you lot can think up many more wonderful and ingenious ways of using one, so over to you, and have as fabulous a weekend as you possibly can!


*"Why a spoon?"
"Because it hurts more, you twit!"