Tuesday, August 29, 2006
The transmogrification of the button-down mind
[Friday update: I painted the ceiling myself that night, and she painted the rest of the room on Thursday evening. Someday we'll complete this project.]
I've got the Laughter is the Spackle of the Soul update complete, and it will be uploaded in a couple hours so chances are by the time you read this it'll be available for viewing. I don't have anything blatently stupid to report because I've been sheltered recently ;) but I have an observation to offer about coming back to work after nine days of peace and "quiet" (tile saw, shop vac, rubber mallet, hammer): I've never been a fan per se of Bob Newhart [some regard his phone routines as being a ripoff of Shelley Berman], but I appreciate his subtle style -- his trademark is to be the bewildered meek man who tries to forge forward while crazy people and things happen around him. I didn't watch his TV shows, but that manner came through when he was the innkeeper with Tom Postin and Larry, Darryl and Darryl dropping by, and when he was the psychiatrist, the perfect situation for looking stunned as people say stunning things. This is how I've been this week. My supervisor says my customer service skills have shown a marked improvement because I'm so nice yet sort of surprised by the people I talk to and then I forge on politely. It kinda helps that I brought my kneepads and put them on shortly after I get to my desk for the day, but that's just symbolic.
So close to being done and yet so far...
I'm sure you will post the photos of the finished project with much pride. You and Paige should have a party in the bathroom. Serve finger foods on the counter top of that gorgeous new cabinet and the new toilet can be the punch bowl. Fill the tub with ice and put in cans of beer and soda. Voila!
I'm off to visit Spackle Land.
- There won't be a pot(ty) party because that floor gets dirty without even trying... but we will be showing it off!
- You finally visited and posted about two minutes after the new entry with those photos was posted. Enjoy Spackle! I have plenty of new (er, old?) material from my jaunt. I've been too tired or busy to scan so far [listening, Ariel?].