Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Photo: Longhorn December

This is Daisy at her favorite restaurant Longhorn Steakhouse in early December. She's always happy with steak and fries. 

Story: Rainbow Paint

As I mentioned before, I work in a paint department. I've gotten some strange calls over the years, and one of the ones I remember most is someone asking for "rainbow paint" where you can paint "all seven" colors in one. I was pretty sure it was a prank, but there are people that stupid. While I will say "nothing is impossible" but since paint shakes with pigment to blend all together, it would be pretty hard for a chemist to come up with such a thing and for such a stupid request too. 

Fact of the Day: Queen Politics

When Mary, Queen of Scots was found to have worked with conspirators to commit regicide against Elizabeth I of England, it left the English queen in a bit of a predicament. Any lesser ranked person would be executed without a second thought, but Elizabeth feared the backlash. While Elizabeth ordered her death anyway, her ultimate concern was that Mary's son King James VI of Scotland (who was ironically Elizabeth's heir and eventually successor) would ally with a foreign power against England in revenge. 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Photos: Painting My Living Room Walls Beige

Being a home-owner, painting is a reality. It took me well over a year to get around to painting the living room. I wouldn't say I "hated" the color that the previous family chose but it certainly was not something I was loving. It really is a grey, but it often looks really blue-gray and sometimes even grayish-green depending on the light and camera with the pictures. Grays typically do this and I hate gray colors (too depressing in my opinion) so I went beige in the neutrals.   

My Top Five Tim Burton Films

This list could eventually change in my mind since Tim Burton isn't done making movies, but I have realized that most of his best was always his earliest movies. He really took a lot of creative genius with them while his more recent movies kind of lack it.