The Color Purple  

Posted by Alex Pendragon

The saga I got an extra day off due to low census at the job, which delighted THE Wife to no end, not for having more time with me, since she had to work anyway, but for the work I get to do HERE, and she don't pay overtime. We had decided to prime the other three walls after the slightly unsatisfactory results we got on the first wall without primer, so that had already been done, and today I laid down the first coat of purple over the primer. You would THINK there would be an OBVIOUS improvement visible right off the bat, but you'd be wrong. I still have to have this first coat dry before I can make any judgements, but something tells me there's gonna have to be two coats despite the primer. I thought that rollers always lay down a nice, complete, even coat of paint, but instead these things seem to pull away half as much paint on the return stroke as went on with the first. It's aggravating. I have decided I do not like textured wall board.

We received a letter from the IRS. Panic ensued in my heart. With not-so-steady hands I ripped open the envelope and............they simply wanted a signature on a form to go along with the online filing we did this year.

I was VERY happy to comply.

FINALLY, something I wished would be done for years, has been done, not by a President, but by a candidate, but at least Barak Obama had the guts and honesty to do it. Yep, folks, he admitted to a humongous crowd of Germans that we, the United States of America, sometimes made (GASP, how DARE he suggest?!) mistakes, and that we could be better than we had been. Well, folks, I know some of you think that it is sacrilegious to suggest to someone other than our own that we as a nation are not perfect, and that we can actually be sorry for some of the choices some of our leaders have made in our name, but the alternative, which is holier-than-thou arrogance, has done more damage to our image as an example to follow than any terrorist could inflict on us. Yes, Kansas, we will soon (thou not soon enough) be rid of a stain on our presidency, and we, with the Gods' good graces, will soon see him replaced by a man who can lead us back on the path to a bright future that we are long overdue to enjoy. Providing of course he can force past the special interests and a lack-luster congress the work necessary to save our butts from the worst effects of global warming. Thank you, Mr. Obama, for showing our human face without embarrassing us before the world stage. Who else could have done it more eloquently?

There you have it, my usual mix of fact and fantasy, chronicle and crankiness, with a little eye candy thrown in to save the day. Have a blessed day and come back and see us soon.

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4 slick comments


Down firmly, up gently. Lay on, lay off. The nap (sp) on the roller may be wrong for the job.

July 25, 2008 at 6:31 PM

You always need to apply two coats of paint even with Primer unless you're using pain in the ass but exciting vibrant REDS, and yes sometimes cousin purple, you get the primer tinged or use grey.

Find a happy place because you may need to do 3 coats...
let it dry Grasshoppper...patience,
it will magically blend in on the latter day coats.

Obama is makin' it happen..
now all that he needs is for one half of the American people to check out the 21st Century...
don't laugh, it could happen.

I'm glad to see that McCain is being a gentleman and breaking tradition with the Republican mold of forwarding a candidate who knows everything about everything and is positive that they are right and God loves them more than anybody else on the planet.

It could be much worse..think Mike Huckleberry..hahahaha what a maroon!

July 27, 2008 at 3:19 PM

Roll at odd angles, criss-cross. And I too am afraid to tell you that you'll need two or three coats of that color ... it is a stunning color ... but you gotta suffer for beauty, we all know that.

July 27, 2008 at 4:15 PM

i love the color purple~~

July 28, 2008 at 1:47 PM

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