Mama Diaries

Friday, May 8, 2015

Fabricating Cuff Links

This story has nothing to do with my kids, but it showcases my incredibly resourceful mama skills.

Last night, I performed for the grand opening of the Porsche World Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. One of the other musicians, a cello/guitar player, forgot to wear his cufflinks. This would've resulted in seriously floppy sleeves. We couldn't have that at such a prestigious event!

He looked in his stack of stuff he had brought and found two paperclips. "How can we turn these into cuff links?" he asked.

I looked at him and shrugged. "Do you have any tools?"

Of course he had tools. He's a guy. He pulled out his tool belt which had some pliers and wire cutters.

"Perfect," I said. "Now just straighten out the paper clips, insert them through the button holes, and we'll fasten them together."

That's exactly what we did. He straightened and inserted them. Then I took the pliers and gave them a good twist. We trimmed the access wire, and voila, we had a perfect pair of cuff links!

Mama to the rescue, again!     

33 comments:

  1. lmao add another use for paperclips

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    1. It's amazing the things you can do with paperclips!

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  2. You are inventive Sherry...:-) ... Have a fabulous weekend xox

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  3. At least you didn't have to use Duct tape.
    And what an honor for you! Do any shopping while at Porsche World?

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    1. I wish! Porsches are awesome cars, but there's no way I could ever afford one on my meager musician's salary!

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  4. Coolio! I'll have to remember that.

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    1. Moral of the story: Carry paperclips and tools wherever you go!

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  5. What a fantastic thing to do. Good for you Sherry, well done.
    Yvonne.

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  6. Improvise, adapt, and overcome. Good job!

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    1. I thought it was rather clever, myself. :)

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  7. That's the way to roll. Good on you.

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  8. The brilliance of the venue is only exceeded by the brilliance of your ingenuity!

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  9. I've been hearing about this event on CNBC! How exciting that you got to perform there. And how creative you were ~ but then you're a mom. Moms are amazing!

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    1. It was so cool! I saw it on the news, too, but I didn't see any mention of any of the entertainment there. Too bad. There were some really amazing performers, and even a fashion show.

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  10. You're the lady Mcgiver! I'm not sure if I spelled that right. Have you ever considered being a spy?

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    1. I am a spy. I use my spy skills to keep track of what my kids are up to. (But don't tell them!) ;)

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  11. I hope they compensated you with a car for your performance! Very clever and resourceful solution! Are you sure you aren't a redneck?
    Stopping in from Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. Of course I'm a redneck. I live in Georgia. 'nuf said! ;0)

      Yes. It would've been nice to get a car for compensation. I'll have to work that into the contract next time. ;)

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  12. That's so brilliant, Sherry! Those clips are probably his life savers at that moment! Hahaha!

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    1. They worked really well. Brilliant on his part to have paperclips and tools on him in case of such an emergency!

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  13. Saya dari indonesia.. salam kenal yah.. semoga sukses.:)

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    1. Okay. I don't speak Indonesian, but thank you so much for stopping by!

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  14. Well done! this is awesome. For some reason, I had the MacGyver song in my head when I read your post. :)

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    1. Haha! You're the second one to think MacGyver. :)

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  15. Interesting (i would worry that the sharp ends might pick at something like a cashmere wood suit jacket). It has been a long time since I have owned a shirt with cuff links, but I still have several pair.

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    1. It was a little tough for him not to scratch the cello when he played, but he managed.

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  16. Way to save the day, Sherry! You have more talent than you know. :-)

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