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Day 87 ~ I Found My Retirement Gig
|Only a couple rooms remain in the house that haven't been touched since I moved in back in August of '08, and one of those is fixin' - that's right, fixin' - to go down. Next up? The living room. Current furniture sold? Check. New sectional ordered? Check. 11 year-old 27" Sony boat anchor TV updated with 50" plasma? Check. New paint colors picked out? Okay, cut! [insert sound of cartoonish screeching breaks here]. Hoy, the colors. We've hit a bit of a speed bump here. We've got lots of options here since the new sectional will be in a neutral sand color. We were kinda thinking something a little darker than the couch (but not too dark) and still neutral on 3 walls and then an accent color on the fireplace wall. We've narrowed it down red, green, purple or brown on the accent wall, and of course there's about 93 shades of each of those colors just to confuse us.
The not-so-confusing part of this is that I'm fairly certain a found my true calling... or at least a part-time retirement gig. Naming paint colors. I mean, c'mon... could there be a better job? Where else can you put on your kid hat, play with paint on the job, and make up warm, fuzzy color names like Brocade Cream, Winter Cocoa or my personal favorite, Naughty Neutral... and get paid for it. Only if I had that job, I'd spruce up the names a little bit. You know, give 'em a little bit more attitude and in-your-faceness. How 'bout, Punched-Em-In-The-Nose-And-Watched-Em-Bleed-Red? Too much? Tough. what about Pony-Poo-Brown or Belly-Bile-Green? Not feelin' it? Maybe I need a well-known spokesman to sell it. Imagine Jack Nicholson pushing these babies... "You WANT me on that wall. You NEED me on that wall."
Good grief, what a train wreck this post has become. Sorry for this disaster... this one completely got away from me. I'll cut it off now.