May 29, 2007


Hey! I just thought of something REALLY exciting! You might not believe this, but Krylon Semi-Flat Black spray paint is an exact match for the black paint on the center posts of my car!

There have been a couple of vertical streaks on the pillars where the paint has been rubbed down through the black paint over the past 21 years to the gray paint underneath, and it has made it look tired and nasty, and I finally decided to fix it, and it looks like new! Ish. Also touched up the windshield wiper arms!

As I said before--there wasn't a lot going on this weekend.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at May 29, 2007 09:46 AM

"there wasn't a lot going on this weekend."

You say that like it's a bad thing....

Posted by: southtrek at May 29, 2007 10:04 AM

It was certainly unexpected--and VERY welcome.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 29, 2007 10:19 AM

Krylon is such a good thing. COngrats on a non-action packed weekend.

Posted by: Nate at May 29, 2007 10:30 AM

It's good and not 'spensive. And AN EXACT MATCH! That's hard to believe, given that I was matching faded 21 year old black paint.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 29, 2007 10:35 AM

Silly possum. Isn't that the exact shade it lists on the side? Double check - I bet it says in the fine print below Krylon Semi-Flat "Hunk of 21-year old Swedish Iron Touch-up. In Alabama" Black. Just be glad you didn't accidentally get the Georgia shade - it would've looked totally wrong.

Honestly, doesn't anyone read anymore?

Posted by: skinnydan at May 29, 2007 11:37 AM

Well, I wonder about what kind of color vision possums have anyway...

Posted by: Stan at May 29, 2007 12:08 PM

Look, can I help it if I need bifocals!?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 29, 2007 12:09 PM

And Stan, I see all sorts of colors. I just can't match any of them together very well.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 29, 2007 12:10 PM

I keep thinking I oughta get that them there laser eyes surgery. I've been 4 eyed now for 44 years. It really would be nice not to have them lil groves in the side of my head too. Heh, Thursday I got to get a new pair or two of tri-focals. I will admit though I can still hit wit mah rifle outen to 1000m if I use 15X.

Posted by: Chef Tony at May 29, 2007 02:36 PM

I'm at that age where I'm both myopic and presbyopic, which, when you roll in my astigmatism, makes me not the best candidate for anything other than glasses. That, and the fact that it costs money.


I still can hit stuff with a rifle, too, though. As long as the ground is the target.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 29, 2007 03:00 PM

It sure is getting harder to thread a needle.

Posted by: Janis Gore at May 29, 2007 04:25 PM

I've given up doing it the unassisted way--I have to use one of those tin-and-wire needle threaders.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 29, 2007 04:28 PM

After a lifetime of being nearsighted, it annoys me no end to have to wear readers over the contacts because my arms are too short to hold the book far enough away from me for clarity. No astigmatism, though.

Needle-threaders - bah - I have five of the little suckers, and can never find one when I really need one.

Posted by: Diane at May 29, 2007 07:26 PM

Well, if I have a big enough needle and fine enough thread, it's not a problem. That doesn't happen very often, however.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 30, 2007 08:25 AM