Duct Tape Makes Ya Handsomer

For nine years, I made Minnesota my home.  It introduced me to many of the finer things in life, although I would be lying if I didn’t put decent wine near the top of that list.  What can I say?  When I arrived in the Land of You Betcha, I had no qualms with drinking the stuff in the box.  Heck, it was a step up from the Boone’s Ferry.  But Minnesota also turned me in to a lover of The Prairie Home Companion and The Red Green Show.  To which you all pause and say, “and….?”

Well, it appears that right along with Red Green, I too must extol the virtues of duct tape.  Obviously my concern is not with whether women are going to find me handy versus handsome.  (For the uninitiated, the line is “if the women don’t find ya handsome, they should at least find ya handy.’)

I have, in my tenure as a home owner and previous college student, found duct tape to be marvelously handy at all kinds of things.  But I have just recently found my new favorite use for duct tape.  And no, it isn’t a RFID shielding wallet.

Duct tape is awesome for minuscule splinter removal.

See, when you get to be pushing 42, you can’t push much more in certain situations.  So there is no way in hell I can either 1) see the splinter on the outside of my left foot, or 2) reach the splinter on the outside of my of left foot.  Both activities necessitates a level of vision and flexibility I no longer possess.  But I do possess a giant roll of handy-dandy duct tape.

Works like ‘lectric!

8 thoughts on “Duct Tape Makes Ya Handsomer

    • I’ve considered just taping my feet for protective measures but the silver clashes with my jammie pants, so I guess I’ll just continue to pick out splinters whenever I traipse out to the garbage in flip flops and jammies. 🙂 (Which is weird, ya know? ‘Cause I thought metal tones were supposed to *go* with everything! ~wails~)

  1. I LOVE the Red-Green show. HILARIOUS stuff! Joel’s father LOVED it… Good memories of seeing him absolutely crack up watching it. He passed away 7 years ago. God Bless him…

    • Good to see you know the show as well. Very funny stuff. Also, good to see you again as well. I trust your weekend was a good one! {hug}

  2. Duct tape is a miracle product. Have you ever seen the Mythbusters TV show? They’ve had a few episodes centered around duct tape, and it’s amazing what can be done with that stuff.

    • You just had to remind me of the short list of actually good things on tv, which I miss out on since I’m tv-free. 🙂 Duct tape is such a cool invention – hope whomever was responsible for it felt adequately thanked! And speaking of thanks, thank you for stopping by my friend! 🙂

  3. Great tip! Our house is old and has wooden floors and someone is always coming up with a splinter. Which of course, they want out immediately, without me actually touching them or causing them any pain. I already keep a roll of duct tape in almost every room for emergency repairs–now I can add another use to the list. Thanks!

    • Hey – good job with the clean eating. I hope the splinter sitch improves, but to be honest, my sliver was one of those little pokey guys from the barkdust in my garden. Not sure how well duct tape will get out one of those big beasts – keep me posted! 🙂

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