The Bloggeriffic Community expands this week with a Blount Moms Today veteran, Mitch Moore. You may remember him from our magazine's column You've Got Male. Because no one can resist a good laugh, his blog is an obvious choice (and highly recommended by FFB).
A Paint Chip On My Shoulder
As spring bears down upon us with all the inevitability of yet another sequel to The Hangover, J-Mo and I find ourselves taking the plunge into some long-needed home-improvement projects. One of them is purchasing new shutters and having them painted, along with our doors and the exterior trim of the house. This, of course, involves one of the most hair-pullingly odious tasks known to mankind—buying paint.
The ordeal begins when you first walk into the paint store and find yourself surrounded by approximately 1.2 gazillion color sample cards. Even though you would think that the number of variations in the color spectrum would have to be finite, the paint companies somehow manage to come up with new shades every year—many of which do not occur in nature. We at least have a fairly specific idea of what color we want. We’ve been looking through all the paint chips and actually have our selection narrowed down to five different shades, which—after studying them carefully and comparing their subtle differences—l now call “dark green,” “dark green,” “dark green,” “dark green” and “slightly darker green.”
Of course, the paint companies (let’s just call them Big Paint) have their own vividly descriptive names for all these colors. Several of our dark green prospects are actually called Royal Hunter Green, Black Spruce and Dark Spruce. Really? Black Spruce and Dark Spruce? Well done, marketing team at Glidden. You might as well have called one of them Cameron Winkelvoss and the other one Tyler Winkelvoss for as much as I can tell the difference. (Note to self: Contact paint companies and inquire about freelancing as a color namer. Proposed new shades: Cameron Winkelvoss, Tyler Winkelvoss, Frostbite Blue, Sunburned Chest Red and Diaper Contents Yellow.) (Click here to continue reading on www.mitchmoorewriter.com)
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