Cherry Saturday 5-27-2017

Today is Cellophane Tape Day, or as everybody else calls it, Scotch Tape Day. 

I’m a big fan of tape–any kind of tape–because so much in my life keeps falling apart, so I have a whole bin of different colors of duct tape and different widths of masking tape, along with adhesive tape for bandages and crafts and electric tape for cords that get damaged and washi tape just because, but my go-to is always Scotch tape, especially since there are so many great looking tape dispensers these days.  None of this will come as a surprise to any office supply junkie, which I presume is pretty much everybody here.  

So let’s lift a glass for tape and the many things it can do, but mostly for the way it holds our lives together.

  • Google “cellophane tape hacks” for more suggestions
  • Do not google weird cellophane tape unless you want to see what people do to their faces with tape (temporary but still off-putting).
  • I do not recommend the hack that uses scotch tape to put your eyeliner on.  If you ignore this, do not blame me for loss of eyelashes.

But these I can recommend (although the puppy is a little light weight)::

28 thoughts on “Cherry Saturday 5-27-2017

  1. I used to talk too much in grade 1. So my teacher put cello-tape over my mouth. Didn’t last long and didn’t work! I still talk too much. 😀

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    1. My second grade teacher did that!! I spent a lot of time under my desk with my mouth taped. Didn’t work though

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  2. Ah tape so many possibilities. that scene in Gran Torino, where Clint Eastwood hands his neighbour a roll of duct tape, WD40 and vice grips

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  3. I’m down to one roll of scotch tape and one of duct tape. No dispensers. All that a girl needs.

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  4. Does anyone else picture using the tape dispenser in the first cartoon to tape down that mildly creepy teeny Scotsman in a Mr. Bill-esque moment? Well. It’s early here and I’m still sleepy, so my brain is in weird dream mode.

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  5. I have a shoe shaped tape dispenser. I got it at a vendor’s booth. It’s pink.

    Duck tape always makes me think of MacGyver. He could build anything with duck tape & his pocket knife.

    Love the kitten tape dispensers!

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  6. A friend gave me a duck dispenser many years ago. I use it now as a holder for pencils and pens. Guess I don’t use too much tape, as mine is in the top drawer of the desk. Green and black plaid.

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    1. This is shallow, but I love her curly hair. She looks fantastic. Now I want curly hair. And to lose twenty pounds.
      The article was good, too, but the HAIR.

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      1. My curls are half as spiritually as hers. I never let a straightener any where near it. I understand because I encourage curl envy. 😀

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          1. ST, I kinda like the idea of spiritual curls…but maybe because my hair is straight as a string! 😉

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        1. I’ve been envying my niece’s curls ever since she was a toddler. Now that she is 37 and turning grey, I still covet those curls!

          I tried a perm once, but it wasn’t anywhere near as good as the real thing.

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    2. Great article! Thanks for sharing this! Also…loved the curls, but that bias-cut gingham dress with the miniscule crimson pom-pom trim!!!

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  7. At the age of 4 my daughter was a tape artist and made her chair into a tape princess. Then grandma cleaned it off. I’m not sure she ever forgave her.

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  8. Completely off topic, friends, but I need help, please. (No, not psychiatric! At least, not right now.) Is it “head-hopping” if I write the female protagonist in 1st person point of view but male pro in 3rd?

    Yes, I should know this by now but at this, I am clearly slow.

    Thanks! Kisses and hugs!

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    1. I don’t think so. Head-hopping is where you switch your point of view character mid-scene without warning.

      One book that did something similar to what you’re thinking of is Hunting Unicorns by Bella Pollen. I want to say that the hero’s part of the story is narrated in first person by the hero’s dead brother, and the heroine’s half is in third person. But I could be remembering wrong.

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      1. I agree with CateM — headhopping is one or more POV characters in the same scene.

        I remember reading a romance where one character had a first person POV for her chapters, and different characters (all the same gender?) had third-person POVs. The name escapes me right now. It didn’t bother me as a reader, and with my writer hat on, I felt it worked. We needed more distance with the others.

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        1. I need to learn to do that. I always write in first person, but have info I need to show in 3rd.

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    2. The key is “Is this happening in the same scene?”
      If not, no it’s not headhopping.
      If it is, then yep, you’re using the thoughts of two different people in a first person scene. If the scene is in first person, that person cannot read the thoughts of the other person (unless your first person narrator is a mind reader). Everything gets filtered through the POV of the first person narrator: if she doesn’t see it, hear it, taste it, feel it, smell it, it can’t be on the page.

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  9. Thanks, everybody! I’m relieved. You all are the best! I’ll be back on the board here just as soon as I knock out some more work. Take care, as ever, and have a wonderful holiday. Thanks to all you serve and have ever served our nation and abroad.

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    1. Oh, you Brits with your car bonnets and your loos and extra “u”s your Hugh Grant making me cry at the end of the Red Nose Love Actually bit.

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  10. My kids are always snagging the tape. Then when I need it, there’s none in the closet. I found 3 or 4 rolls outside in the dirt last weekend. 🙁 Sadly, not all had been finished off before getting into the dirt.

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