That's okay. I decided to grab my dictionary, open it at random, shut my eyes and jab my finger on a word, which would become my very own Five Minute Friday word prompt. I would set my timer and ...Go.
The problem was, the bookshelves are blocked by all the remodeling paraphernalia, tool box, tools, drill, broom, boxes with toilet pieces and so forth. I was barefoot and didn't desire to impale my foot on some wicked piece of equipment, so I had to proceed with caution, plus it was rather dark down there and I wasn't smart enough to turn on the light.
Dictionary retrieval was successful with no injury to my person.
Here's where the fun starts, I thought. Open the dictionary, take a stab at the page and - paleontology. My mama didn't raise no dummy, and I know about lots of things, but I was pretty darn sure I didn't have enough to say about paleontology for five minutes.
That's all right. Today we're playing by my five minute rules, so I decided to try again. Nafud. A desert in the Arabian Peninsula, said Mr. Webster. I know less about Nafud than I do about paleontology, a lot less.
One more try because the third time is always the charm. Gorgerin, the part of a column just below the top molding or between the shaft and the capital. I know a little bit about column capitals, but nothing about gorgerin.
Okay, just one more time. Avidin, a protein in raw egg white; it can suppress biotin and the growth of certain bacteria. How interesting. I obviously need to study the dictionary more often because there seem to be a lot of words I don't know.
Should I try again? Oh, forget it, a lot more than five minutes have passed by now and I'm feeling intellectually inferior. I'll just go fold some clean laundry. I know how to do that.