Get your minds out of the gutter, people. This is not going to be another story about playing games at a family get-together. That one didn’t go over particularly well – maybe it was the shock (Cordelia’s Mom wrote about WHAT?!), or maybe no one was reading much of anything on a mid-October weekend.
In any event, what happened is this: I was pretty much out of ideas for posts. After showering, I happened to notice the very nice glass container full of cotton balls in our bathroom.
Humph, I thought. Cotton balls. There must be something I can write about using that, and I don’t recall seeing any other blog posts talking about cotton balls. Unique is good, right?
So, what can you do with cotton balls? Well, obviously, you can soak them in alcohol or sudsy water or whatever to clean things. You can use them with nail polish remover to return your nails to their natural condition or to prepare them for that neon blue polish you’ve always wanted to try.
You can use cotton balls to plug up ears and bloody noses. (Gross is good in blog posts, right?)
Lots of craft projects use cotton balls, but the only one I can think of off the top of my head is: SNOWMEN (you know, 3 cotton balls, glue, a couple of toothpicks, and a black magic marker).
Of course, the word “cotton” makes me think of other things, too. Do they still make that body wash with the “fresh cotton” scent? What’s that supposed to mean, anyway? Isn’t all cotton “fresh” (well, at least until worn, or used for bloody noses) (Double gross is even better, right?)
And then, there is – cotton CANDY. Who doesn’t like cotton candy? It comes in all those pretty colors, which make you think it might also be different flavors, but of course, all cotton candy just tastes like PURE SUGAR! Yummm!
Let’s see, what else has the word cotton in it? Well, we know what Google’s for, don’t we?
There are a bunch of actors with the last name Cotton. The only one I ever recall seeing in a movie was Joseph Cotton, because as a kid I loved watching Alfred Hitchcock Presents on TV.
Wasn’t there once a racehouse whose name included the word Cotton? Let’s search that – whoopee, I just won 3 Swagbucks for that search! But no results for a horse named Cotton.
Of course, for those of you who haven’t figured it out yet – the foregoing is meant to demonstrate how ideas can come from anywhere and anything.
(Well, I must blushingly admit that the foregoing actually did start off as absolute panic from not having a single thought as to what I could write about. Funny how things get turned around sometimes, isn’t it?)
If this post gleans any interest, I may start taking some serious looks at other ordinary household items. The comedian,Tim Conway, once did a hilarious skit about SaranWrap. It was one of the funniest comedy acts I think I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find a link to that skit to post here.
But it just goes to show that pretty much any ordinary household item or product can be turned into a very funny story.
Anyone want to hear my views on ………. (nuts, my mind just went blank! Time to start touring my house again.)
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