Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Originally uploaded by mari_ickes.
When using a matchbook, instead of striking it the usual way, I fold the cover back and put the match in between the cover and the strike surface then squeeze as I pull the match out. The friction makes it light everytime, and I feel like I have more control over it than just striking it the normal way.
I tried to take a picture, but since I am the only one awake, I had to do it with one hand and couldn't show the "striking action." Hopefully, you can figure it out, though!!
For more hints, check out Shannon's blog: Rocks in my Dryer.


Nettie said...

That is the only way I CAN strike a match. Great tip for us uncoordinated, too!

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Anna said...

Hi Mari

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Good idea! I had thought it was already turned on. By the way, you aren't allowed to give hints unless it is Wednesday. I'll let it slide this time... :)

Anna said...

I've got one for next Wednesday, just have to remember - timing is not my forte...