know your tool

 tool*  is a device that can be used to produce an item or achieve a task, but that is not consumed in the process. Informally the word is also used to describe a procedure or process with a specific purpose. Tools that are used in particular fields or activities may have different designations such as Instrument, Utensil, Implement, Machine, or Apparatus.

 tool * one who lacks the mental capacity to know he is being used. A fool. A cretin. Characterized by low intelligence and/or self-esteem.

 Tool * is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1990.
Tool emerged with a heavy metal sound on their first studio album Undertow in 1993, and later became a dominant act in the alternative metal movement with the release of their second effort, Ænima, in 1996. 

Needle-nose pliers . My friend Amy swears this is the only tool you need for almost any job. I agree. For this reason.... I was using a Stanley SharpShooter Heavy-Duty T50 Staple Gun  to attach fresh ivy to a table the morning of my niece's wedding. I missed the edge and stapled my finger instead.  At the emergency room before the Doctor  arrived (he was en route) the nurses and other staff were very curious and taking bets on just how the Doctor would remove the staple. It was embedded quite far into my finger. The Doc shows up, takes one look and sends a nurse to the hardware store for a pair of needle nose pliers. Bing, bang, boom, staple out...on with the wedding. Needle nose pliers. The right tool for any job, even those that require a shot of Lidocaine.

                                                           "Don't force it... get a bigger hammer."

                                                                           Arthur Block


  1. My mother always told me that no job is impossible if you have the right tool.

  2. Great post, thank you for your lovely comment, I'm also following you now xx

  3. Fantastic. Needle nose pliars rescued you that day Aunt Jane...I had no idea. All I can say is thank you and my next post will be to the inventor of those nifty little tools. love you. What an amazing idea..this page is. I want to frame it. And I will!!! love Cara BEA

  4. Really enjoyed your 'tool' piece. I love a good tool to work with!

    And I adore the poetry and art of the song 'Aenima' by TOOL!
    thanks for reminding me.....

  5. I just love this post! You have the most marvelous sense of humor. I am sitting here chuckling to myself as I too, believe that nettle nose pliers is the tool of all tools! I can't tell you how many times I have had a use for them. Why it's just not American not to have a pair! LOL

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  6. Your right Kris, I think everyone should have a pair of nettle nose pliers issued at birth. LOL Thanks for following and the compliment!

  7. Thanks Janelle! I like both a good tool and beautiful song sung by Tool! Thank you for following.

  8. Your mind works in very creative ways! Interesting post! And you've just proved it's always useful to have a good tool around! Enjoy your weekend. anastasia xo

  9. oww, stapling your finger sounds really painful. but your post is very creative, love it.


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