Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Rose of Any Other Duct Tape Wouldn't Smell So Bad: A sticky Situation

One of my current aspirations is to enter something into the local fair. Not this; don't worry. This was a practice round. So far my only practice round. As in, Abigail, if you really want to enter a duct tape creation into the fair, don't you think you should practice a bit more? These flowers and the vase were made of the cheapest duct tape I could find without going to more stores. Unfortunately, it is also the smelliest duct tape I have ever found. And it's not the main brand.

I have a headache. I'm guessing it has something to do with eating "wrong" and watching too much TV and a video. I got drawn in to a TV show here that was a real life "who-done-it." And I didn't know until the end, and even then I wasn't 100% sure. There is too much room for a "what if" in the story.

I visited a nice church this morning. The sermon was nice. I do have one concern, but it isn't about this place in particular. This is my concern; once I get attached to a church, will I just repeat my same freaking out? My potentially beyond rational fears of issues in churches? It seems that as long as I just attend a church once, or perhaps even only a few times, I don't have too much trouble. And I still find myself looking for trouble, looking to see if I can take offense at what is spoken.

Okay, time to go try out my new 6-muffin tin, in which I can cook my food-stamp-bought corn bread in my given-to-me-by-my-mother toaster oven. I bought the muffin tin at the dollar store, so I have a small concern that it will poison me. But not a large enough concern to spend seven times that to buy one somewhere else, nor enough to purchase paper liners. Actually, I'm trying not to spend any more money (except on gas and food) until I get paid again... That's probably a pretty big factor in my dollar store decision.


  1. Abigail, I just love your sense of humor! I think the duct tape vase and flowers are pretty cool looking.

    I understand your worries about church. Sometimes I still listen for something that is going to get me obsessing, but I try not to worry about it beforehand. Just know that if some issue does come up, you have the tools to handle it.

  2. This weekend at my sister's I learned about all the new-fangled colors of duct tape. What a great marketing job they've done! They had pink and "paint splotch" colors at my sister's house.

    Best of luck to you in your practice, and I hope you find less stinky stuff for the final round.

  3. OK, that is the neatest thing I have ever seen made out of duct tape! That's your first attempt? Impressive.

    Maybe you got a headache from the duct tape smell? Sometimes things like that give me headaches.