28 June 2011

On The Importance of Knowing Where To Find Your Hammer

One of the most important rules of carpentry, especially that which puts the humble nail front and center, is to always know the location of your hammer. 

Come to think of it, that is good advice no matter you do in life.

Keep an eye on your hammer, no matter what form in which it manifests.


  1. That's why this girl has TWO hammers.

  2. If I had a hammer, I'd hammer out danger, I'd hammer warning, I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters, all over this land.

    (One my earliest, most favorite folks songs, btw)

  3. IG, don't forget that when you're holding a hammer everything tends to look like a nail...


  4. I like it when a guy's name is Hammer. Like, remember Mike Hammer? I mean, that's some manly stuff. "The Hammer." All of a sudden, macho fills the room and swagger hangs from the ceilings.

    And now I'm hearing a dumb song. Hammer Time. Oh hell, why did you let me start down this road?

  5. Hit true, Irish. :-)

  6. Always know where your hammer is— You'll never know when you need to whack something…

  7. I thought it was "Always know where your towel is." :)

    Also, I think it was Nathan Fillion who said "The hammer is my penis!" (Dr. Horrible)

    Free association first thing in the morning. Aren't you lucky I dropped by!

  8. When I'm holding a hammer, everything tends to look like armor. It's like a disease.

  9. Some fine advice indeed for us with the sore heads...


"Let your laws come undone
Don't suffer your crimes
Let the love in your heart take control..."

-'The Hair Song', by Black Mountain

Tell me what is in your heart...