Tuesday, October 21, 2008

WORKS 4 ME WEDNESDAY



RECENTLY, I became sick of sticking my fingers while reaching for the corn holders in my kitchen drawer...
you know the kind I mean...


the yellow, little plastic ears of corn with the two steel pins that you skewer into the ends of your REAL ears of corn--so you can roll them in the corn coaster or plate,


and gather all the rich butter before you chomp down on the luscious, little white/yellow morsels of sweetness!


I don't have any fancy ones, or cute ones like you find on the internet:

(thanks FunniestGadgets.com)

Oh, back to my original discussion...
holes in my fingers each time I cook corn...
the little steel skewers are deadly when they are free in my kitchen drawer, especially when they are floating in the back behind the silverware drawer in the dark.

Plato, the Republic/Greek author & philosopher
in Athens (427 BC - 347 BC) said,
"Necessity, who is the mother of invention."



SO...I cut a sponge to fit in the bottom of a wide-bottomed plastic cup (that fits in my drawer)...then "stabbed" all the corn knobs into the sponge so they'll stay in one place and not be "laying in wait" for my fumbling fingers to be pierced by them in the dark! I probably should try to market this idea but at the moment I don't have the capital to run down that idea through the patent office.

Anyway...it WORKS 4 ME!!
Now, my fingers are much happier....
now like Dr. Seuss's, THE 5,000 FINGERS OF DR. T, my fingers are happy like Bart's (Tommy Rettig).
He didn't enjoy his piano lessons with the mean-spirited Dr. Terwilliker (Hans Conried) because he figured his fingers and time were better spent playing baseball (http://filmfanatic.org/reviews).
Now I play me some piano, but I don't take lessons anymore and I don't have Dr. Terwilliker making me practice; however, I do enjoy using my fingers to crochet without having to feel the holes in my fingers from the corn knobs...
life is good again!

So,
for more WORKS FOR ME WEDNESDAY,
Proverbs 7:2-3
Keep my commands and you will live;
guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.
Bind them on your fingers;
write them on the tablet of your heart.

4 comments:

Jerralea said...

Cute post! And great idea!

Mom2fur said...

Oh, my gosh, I haven't seen that movie in years!
My poor daughter stepped on one of those stupid corn holders years ago. Ouch! So I really never bought them again. But if I wasn't trying to be frugal, I would have to have those piggie ones--too funny! And I'd sure use your cool idea to store them.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

This is a really good idea. Of course, I just have all mine in a baggies and tossed to the back. They usually don't rear their pointy heads.

I've never seen the fancy ones. The pigs are kind of cute but I sure wouldn't want to eat the corn with those piggies while eating some piggy too.

Carrie said...

Very effective idea to protect your hands!