Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ten Uses for Paper Clips

Our family hosted a Christmas party yesterday for our daughter, two sons, our two future daughter-in-laws and the daughter-in-law's families. My son the physics teacher and his fiance gave our daughter (who will student teach math next semester) a smorgasbord of teaching supplies. Each had a note taped to it. I share one of the notes:

Paperclips, binder clips, thumb tacks...allvery useful things that you probably know exactly what they could be used are 10 other uses for paper clips...

10. A book mark

9. Unclog glue

8. Rocket Engine Mount (ok, that's for physics teachers only)

7. Lottery Ticket scratcher

6. Pick desk drawer locks...(seriously, it works sometimes)

5. Stress Reliever (just bend away into any old shape!)

4. Guitar Pick

3. Chip clip

2. Christmas Ornament Holder

1. Make-your-own TV antenna!!! (well, until Feb 17th at least)

Other good things from the party:

Mark got a 10 x 10 U of Illinois tailgating gazebo and a propane crock pot (think chili). You might look him up if you're in Champaign-Urbana on a football gameday next fall.

We played a reindeer game:

Here are the reindeers created by the three teams. My son Jason on the right, his fiance Laurie on the left and Mark's future m-i-l in the center.


PJ Hoover said...

LOL - I'm in total agreement with you on 9, 6, 5, and will totally use this tomorrow for 2! Thanks for the suggestion!

Trina Sotira said...

Your future daughter-i-l must truly love your son. Um, the reindeerish antlers look a bit phallic if you ask me.
Happy Holidays!

Vivian said...

This is so funny. I've used paperclips for 5, 9, and especially 10. I even use these cool paperclips that are in different shapes and colors for bookmarks.

Your family has a great sense of fun. You are so lucky!

May you and yours have a wonderful Christmas, filled with much laughter and happiness.

Jim Danielson said...

Tricia: You pick desk locks?? Interesting.....

Trina: Yes she does!

Vivian: I am a lucky guy! Thanks!

A wonderful Christmas to all three of you.

PJ Hoover said...

Engineers in cubeland could never be bothered with where they kept their keys, could they?