A while back, my friend Joe posted a comment on this blog asking what my co-workers thought of my creativity. A flattering question, but to me, "creative" means writing a computer program, or acting in the Mikado, or perhaps writing a computer program which acts in the Mikado.
Perhaps I can describe this better using an example.
At work yesterday, I learned of Roscoe's House of Chicken' n Waffles. Chicken and Waffles together? Really? My interested was aroused... and it's not like I had anything better planned for supper that evening. So far, not very creative.
However, my larder was unprepared for the project. I had no chicken, but I had ground beef. Actually, it was soy-based ground beef substitute. I had no gravy, but I had a package of goulash mix, and some mushrooms and onions. I had no waffles, but I had Eggos. Still not creative, but close enough! Ladies and gentlemen... Goulash Stroganoff on Eggo.
In Joe's defence, maybe it could be called creative... because I certainly wouldn't have called it good.
Ah, well. You win some, you lose some.