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.