Improvisation For The Win!

A lot of my characters are good at improvisation. I think it’s a good thing for them to be able to fix broken bones or make handy-dandy ugly [insert item here] from whatever is around them. It doesn’t have to be pretty. It just needs to be functional.

I hurt my hand/thumb yesterday. It’s either carpel tunnel (yay! [/end sarcasm]) or I jammed it at work. Either way, it hurts, it’s swollen and I can’t use it. I can’t even hold a can of soda without lots of pain. (I won’t mention typing. Shh, I said I’m not mentioning it.)

The point is, I can’t find an ace bandage and I don’t want to go to Wal-Mart to get one (it’s Wal-Mart. Need I say more?), so I searched around for anything I could use as a makeshift bandage. You know those ribbon-y things they use to keep blankets wrapped all nice when you buy them? Yes. As I write this post, I’m wearing one of those wrapped around my hand. Here is the picturial (new word. I know there’s a real one for it, but I like mine better) evidence.

So, it made me wonder. Are my characters taking after me, or am I taking after them? Cause sometimes, I think they’re definitely wittier and smarter than I am.

4 Responses

  1. I love it! And it matches your page. You’re question is the chicken/egg of the writing world. Now I’m worried about trees falling….

    • LOL. It worked well. …for about 10 minutes. Then it didn’t work so much. :laniefail: (I really need to find an icon for that, don’t I?)

      Huh. I didn’t think it was that kind of question, but now I see that it is. *watches for trees*

  2. Ayla

    this reminds me of the time i had an infected toe just after i’d moved. couldn’t find anything to vocer it so i used duct tape and kitchen towel.
    Hope it gets better