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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Things I Learnt Today While Painting

While painting the walls of our foyer/entrance area, hallway and dining room today, the following things occurred to me:

1) My father-in-law is a wonderfully kind and generous man for helping me out on two (going on three) Saturdays to complete this job.

2) Paintbrush bristles are really annoying when they come off the brush and get stuck in your paintwork right at the end of your carefully-perfected paint job on the most prominent wall of the entire room, causing you to effectively have to start that wall again.

3) The level of lighting in the dining room is really bad and makes it hard to see where you've already painted after 4pm.

4) Going over an area more than once without allowing it to dry does not count as 'multiple coats' or save time/money/energy/paint.

5) If you let your cats into your newly-painted house, they will invariably gravitate straight to the wall with the fresh coat of paint on it and rub up against it like they're old friends.

6) Wifey even looks absolutely adorable when she's 23 weeks pregnant, wearing tracksuit pants, an old jumper, and a paint (or surgical) mask over her face to avoid the paint fumes that are permeating throughout the entire house from harming her or the baby.

7) Sam Newman is sometimes a real jerk on the radio, during Triple M's pre-football show. (This wasn't actually a new realisation; it was just one that I had cause to think of during the day.)

8) When you're paying more attention to the radio than the job you're doing, sometimes it's easy to apply a whole coat of paint to a room that turns out to be the wrong colour.


Distracting yourself from the task at hand so you have to return to the store and buy extra paint to undo the wasted efforts of 10 litres of 'Cleo Yellow'? ...




At Sunday, June 11, 2006 9:10:00 am, Anonymous John B. said...

Haha, I was wondering why I saw a 'Cleo Yellow' coloured cat crossing the road this morning.

Not sure how you could apply a whole coat of paint the wrong colour to a room without noticing after 1 brush stroke. Pregnant brain again?? ;-)

At Saturday, June 17, 2006 2:24:00 am, Blogger BEVIS said...

Yep, that was probably mine. Good way to determine at a distance if it's your cat, though. :)

As for the wrong paint colour, you've got to be doing the work as a simple-minded labourer at the behest of the pregnant woman (who has to be elsewhere during the actual application of the paint due to the danger of her inhaling the fumes) for her to come home and inform you of the error. It's all about grabbing the wrong paint can and not knowing it wasn't the intended colour for that room until the job was done and she returned to note her displeasure with the result.


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