The Afternoon Paint Saga…

May 5, 2008 at 3:32 pm 3 comments

I’m still in a cranky mood over paint.  We’ve just run into some poor control issues with this situation that I think would have annoyed anyone from sample to true paint.  I found that at Porter, they will only give samples of eggshell when I need satin.  I tried it, but for medium to dark hues, not helpful.  The paint looked so dark without any shine–almost looked like a flat paint.  

After a break, I had an inspiration to mix a little of the “too glossy” paint from this morning with it to just trial the match.  It’s a little darker than the sample, but better.  I’m just so cranky with the process I don’t feel up to fooling with it much more today. 

I promised someone I’d type a manuscript for them this winter–here it is spring and I’m still just getting to it.  A lot of tedious types of typing, though I’m enjoying the love-gift.  I don’t think dictation would necessarily be my favorite job in the world.  I have gained respect those who do it.

On the up-side, I am very happy with a product I bought last week.  It is a hair product, a flat iron for straightening hair, or acheiving many of the popular straight-hair styles.  With thin hair, I wasn’t sure I’d like a flat-iron…my hair is just a bit wavy anyway.  I affectionately call it “naturally lumpy”.  The last gay hairdresser I told that to lost it.

But, last week when Beth Moore said she was young and hip and used a flat-iron, and I didn’t yet…well, that was the last straw.  I obviously needed to try for some “hip” in my life, considering the paint was bombing.

I bought one my SIL, Amy recommended:  the Remington “Wet to Dry” from Wal*Mart for about $25.00.  Considering I got bored and cut my own hair this time..l didn’t think twice about the expense.  I haven’t had my sides of my hair long…ever…but I am loving the ease of care.  I can almost just blow dry and go…but the style holds a lot better if I straight iron it a bit.  The thing heats up in like 15 seconds, and lets you know when it’s at the right temp with a friendly beep.  You can alter the temp if you want to dry your hair with it.  I thought that took way too long.  I dry to damp and then flat iron.  My mom says to be sure to condition your hair really well and watch the ends when you dry with it.

The iron just seals the hairstyle so well– I don’t need a bit of product on it besides Synaplex leave in spray-conditioner, which I SO love.  The company, however, has started requiring liscensing or something weird for beauty shops to carry it.  The substitute the suppliers offered smelled like urine.  It was sent back.  I am trying to make my last bottle stretch.

Also, I am happy to report that AT&T has customer reviews on their website of their current phones.  Helpful stuff.

Well, taking the dog for a nice walk sounds great today.  If I keep her tight on the leash, we can pass other dogs in the neighborhood, or we did yesterday.  Two.  It was not easy to keep her focused and walking, but we did it!  I’m hoping she’ll learn to keep walking with me on the leash so I can take her to the trail sometime and risk being around other dogs without casualty.

Enough rambling…the laundry awaits it’s queen.



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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. koinoniaconnection  |  May 5, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    i’m proud of you, getting a flat iron. i don’t think i could possibly live w/o mine 🙂

  • 2. Cindy  |  May 5, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    I have one, but my son is the one who uses it. Watch out or you will find yours in Boy Wonder’s bathroom.

  • 3. mandythompson  |  May 5, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    you are a BRAVE woman!!! mixing paints and painting paints and all that stuff.

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