Tomorrow is Kelly's birthday. She used to have from scratch chocolate cupcakes, but then decided she liked angel food cake (my traditional birthday cake since I was a kid) better. So, this morning I baked the cake. When it comes out of the oven you have to flip it upside down and let it cool before taking it out of the pan. Well- we usually balance the pan on canned goods, except we eat more fresh vegetables these days and I finally pitched the vastly outdated canned veggies during a cupboard cleanout sometime shortly after my April birthday- so we just had three cans of fruit (that no one will eat but still have good dates on them), but no can to support the middle of the cake except a small can of tomato sauce. There ensued a search for the right height prop to boost the can's height to support the center of the cake pan (the tube). Well, the right height object turned out to be a paperback copy of Laura by Vera Caspary that was in a stack of books on the dining room table!
That leads me to this burning question- what is the strangest thing that you have put a book to good/not so good use for?