My mind was briefly wandering today at work... I was thinking that I haven't been to an improv show in quite a while and maybe I should schedule an evening out. That led me to thinking about an improv class I took many years ago and then an exercise that we did in class. It involves pulling imaginary items out of a bag very quickly and telling everyone what each item is without thinking about it and saying the first thing that comes into your head. It's supposed to help you be more spontaneous and disregard your internal censor, which can be a good thing to regard in most social situations but it can also stifle an improv scene. So I started doing that exercise in my head and somewhere around item #10 I pulled out Willie Nelson's beard.
That was good enough for me. Back to work.
PS - I highly recommend giving it a try. Let me know what interesting items you find in your bag.