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Rain rain go away. - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
Rain rain go away.
Sure, the sun comes out AFTER I've driven to work.

Thanks to all who responded to yesterday's post(s). Many good thoughts.

I'm really not feeling up to working today.
So, I may be painting the bedroom Saturday. Anybody know a good way to do that efficiently? I've never painted a room before.... Current plan is 5ish buckets of pain. Rollers. Tarp. Attack.
Ok ok. I realize it's not that easy. Here's my real plan.
-Paint 3 in strip out from corner with angle/corner brush.
-Paint in medium sized squares with roller to avoid striping.
-Paint quickly.

Ceiling - must be done separately
-Paint three in strip out from corner as above.
-Paint in long stripes short ways across ceiling.
-Paint quickly.

Fox: We may need to sleep on the air matress. I'm going to start the moment I get up Saturday so there's more drying time.

Sidenote: Anyone actually like painting and want to help me out Saturday morning?

Stolen from labelle77's MySpace blog.

Part 1: The Birth of You

- Were you a planned baby?:
I was neither planned nor wanted by my father. My mother told him to piss off, she was keeping me.

- Were you the first?:
I was the last.

- Were your parents married when you were born?:
Yup. Divorced when I was 12.

- What is your birth date?
The day I was born?

Part 2: The Family

- How would you describe your family?:
My brothers were hhell spawn. My eldest sister a physics genius, my elder sister a drug addicted mother. My mother is a crystal chomping hippie that lives in Sedona, Az and my father probably has Asperger's. Normal.

- Are your parents married? Divorced? Separated?:
My mother left for Arizona on August 28th, 1994. My father has not moved from the living room since. :)

- Siblings or an only child?:
Two brothers, 5 years older, 1 sister 11 years older, one sister 15 years older.

- Which parent do you get along with best?:
I get along with both really well.

- What do you fight about?:
I don't call my mom enough. My father doesn't answer emails.

- Do you have step parents?:

Part 3: The Friends

- Do you have more than one best friend?:
I don't know. I confide in lots of people at the moment but no one knows everything I keep secret.

- Who is your best friend or friends?
lady_fox and nathan_lounge are probably the bestest, I think.

What do you like to do when you are together?:
Usually I'm trying to get nathan_lounge to eat something weird. Fox and I just chew on eachother.
Hmm.. oral fixation.

- Do you share the same interests?:

- Which friend(s) can you tell anything to?:
I keep dark secrets from everybody but I am usually willing to tell anyone anything they ask about directly.

Part 4: Your Personality

- How high/low is your self esteem?:
Last week, very low. Week before, very high. Usually, I'm pretty full of myself. :P

- Do you get depressed about things easily?:
Not depressed, angry. It's easier to get over than depression.

- Are you an extrovert or an introvert?:
Honestly, I don't know any more.

- Happy?:

- Do you live life to the fullest?:
According to whose selective judgement?

Part 5: Appearance

- Are you comfortable with the way you look?:
I could use a haircut but no one seems to complain.

- What would you change about your appearance if you could?:
Less retarded skin please?

- Do you have any piercings besides your ears?:
I don't have my ears pierced, you butt head. My eyebrow is pierced.

- Describe your hair?:
Short, messy, brown.

- How do you dress?:
One leg at a time.

Part 6: The Past

- Were you a strange child?:
I was a quiet child.

- What did you use to love that you no longer do?:
Wow, good question. I don't like video games or comic books as much as far as object-oriented love. I still vhave a hopeless crush on some of the girls I knew growing up. In fact, I still think about my first "love" occasionally.

- Do you have the same friends?:

- Was there anything in your past that was traumatizing?:
Nope. I even got over my parent's divorce.

Part 7: The Future

- What is your ambition?:
Uh...? I have goals. My ambition is not directly related to standard "work" ambitions with my current job but I'd like to "be more impotrant" in my job, I guess.

- Are you scared of growing old?:
Not any more now that I'm healthy.

- Do you want to get married?
Don't care.

Part 8: The Outdoors

- Do you prefer indoors or outdoors?:
Indoors, I think. I never really considered. I prefer to be out but tend to be in.

- What is your favorite season?:

- Favorite weather?:
Crisp, cool slightly breezey.

- Do you like walking in the rain?:
Hell yeah.

Part 9: Food

- Are you a vegetarian?:
I only eat vegetarians, sure.

- What is your favorite food?:
Fried chicken made by me (yay for my lunch today!).

- What food makes you want to gag?:
Fish roe.

- What is your favorite dessert?:
Banana ice cream on a brownie.

- What is your favorite restaurant?:
uh...? Not that easy. Break it down my ethnicity and I can answer this.

- Are you a picky eater?:
Not really. If it's not moving I'll try it eventually. 'cept fish roe. Yuck.

Part 10: Relationships and Love

-Are you single or taken?:

-Do you think love is the best feeling in the world?:
It's certanily perplexing, sure.

-Believe in love at first sight?:
Lust at first sight, love at fisrt conversation.

Current Mood: okay okay
Current Music: clickitty clack.

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lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: June 21st, 2006 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
5 buckets is probably going to be WAY too much. The room isn't that big.

I'm just thinking about the kitchen, and that took like a quarter of that little bucket we got.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 21st, 2006 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
True. You go by square footage. Probably be three cans for two coats.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: June 21st, 2006 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
*nods* cool.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 21st, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
What was the color name we chose?
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: June 21st, 2006 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Um... dunno. it's on the sample we have.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: June 21st, 2006 01:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now, how early are you thinking? I wanna sleep in, but if there are people there and movement and stuff, that's not gonna happen.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 21st, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know. I just want to do it in one day if I can. I have no idea how long it will take to dry each coat.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: June 21st, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
*nods* ok.
aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: June 21st, 2006 01:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Two coats of that paint is not going to get the color you want. I'd plan on taking the whole weekend and doing 3, if not 4. It's dark paint.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 21st, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Any idea how long it could take for each coat to dry? I haev no idea how to estimate drying times.
aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: June 23rd, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
It completely depends on the weather.
evilevi From: evilevi Date: June 21st, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
The painting technique that I used when I painted my place was as follows:

Tape off ceiling, floor, window areas, etc. Cover floor and furniture (if you're leaving it in the room) with plastic, drop cloths, or whatever. The taping and tarping part can take a long time and I find it annoying when really I just want to get to painting, but unless you want to worry about being perfect with the painting (which makes you go much slower and almost never works perfectly), it's important.

Paint the areas at the top and bottom of the wall out at least a few inches from the tape for a reasonably sized section of wall. I used the special edging paint pad things for this.

Use roller to make a large zigzag roughly in the shape of a W or N on the wall then fill in with roller in strokes that go in all different directions. It's a bit hard to describe but once you figure out a sort of motion that works you get into the rhythm of it.

This page seems to have some decent tips and illustrates methods similar to the ones I'm trying to describe.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 21st, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Taping shouldn't be too bad. We have one window bank and two doors.

THe furniture bit will be annoying, especialy haveing to cover everything. I'm probably goingf to knab dozens of newspapers over the next few days rather than buy tarps. I'll cover the furniture in sheets and tarps that we already own. The paint will be latex so easy enough to clean out of cloth.
evilevi From: evilevi Date: June 21st, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I used many many copies of the Isthmus when I painted. I also think I sitll have several cheap plastic drop cloths which I'd be happy to lend you if you have any need for them, but it's probably more trouble than it's worth to get them from me considering I think I only paid a few bucks for them. Be careful about what you cover with sheets and newspaper, though, because if you have a spill the paint can go though those quite easily.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 21st, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
That link is really nice. I like that technique. Looks fast.

How big are your drop cloths? I think the more the better, really. I'd be happy to drive to Verona to pick them up from you tomorrow or Friday. I can return your sunglasses. :)
evilevi From: evilevi Date: June 21st, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think at least 6' on the shorter edge. I am pretty sure I have 2 clear plastic ones and 1 plastic backed paper. I can stick them in my car.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 21st, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: June 21st, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I <3 painting.

Though that doesn't really help you.

It does help me however as we are moving next month and we've worked our new lease to overlap with our old for about 2 weeks. Which means I'm going to paint my bedroom and maybe the office or something for the first time since going to college. Yippy.

Enjoy your painting adventure.

What color did you pick?
abmann From: abmann Date: June 21st, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
A deep violet. I don't recall the name. Kind of a rich eggplant. Should go well with our bed sheets. :)
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: June 21st, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm assuming you've already bought the black satin sheets and the love candles.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 21st, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)


We have orange satin bedspread but the base sheet is black cotton...
Plenty of candles.
suburbaknght From: suburbaknght Date: June 21st, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I loathe painting but if you can wait til 3:30 for my help (this sounds like an all day project) so I can finish my katori class I'll be over to give you a hand.
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