There are times when the only explanation for something is, "I'm in college". I mean, when else would you think of lowering a bracelet tied onto a set of headphones behind a bookshelf?
"What?" you ask. Let me explain.
A week ago, my glasses went missing. I couldn't find them anywhere, yet I knew for a positive fact that they were in my room. I also knew that they were around my bookshelf, because the night before they disappeared, I had been reading in bed, leaned down from my bed (which is lofted) and set the glasses on the bookshelf underneath. 20 minutes later, as I drifted off to sleep, I heard a "clunk", looked down, and saw a book on the floor. Hmm, I thought, my glasses must have fallen off the shelf into a box that's on the shelf. Nope, not there. I looked every day this week. Just now, I literally took my bookshelf apart looking for my glasses, to no avail.
Let it be noted here that without glasses or contacts, I am virtually blind. In fact, 3 days ago, I went into the hallway and couldn't tell who I was talking to. Embarrassing, to say the very least.
So I took my tiny book light and shined (shone? did shine? shoneded? humph. I'm not an English major) it behind the bookshelf. Sure enough, there were the glasses, stuck right above the floor, between the shelf and the wall.
I told Evelyn and she said, "All you need is a string and hook!", in a tone that said, "I don't think that will actually work. And where will you find those, anyway?" :D Ha, I thought. I will get a string and hook. Sure enough, once I had a string and hook, I eased it behind the shelf and caught the glasses. If it had been a carnival game, I'd have won a giant stuffed animal with the speed, agility, and adeptness I exhibited in retrieving the glasses. (Like the tiger my nephew won at Hershey park. Lets just say that the children were displaced from the double stroller for the day.)
Wait, what? You want to see my amazing string and hook? Well, here you go:
And I took the picture without contacts or glasses.