Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Wallpaper How-To Tip Two:

Send husband away. As far as possible for as long as possible.

The best news so far about my years-late wallpaper job is that my sweetheart is far too busy to help.

I love him dearly, but we have both learned from hard experience and tears that we are not well suited to working together on decorating jobs and home improvement projects. It's a disappointment to my mother who judges the compatibility of a couple by their ability to install wallpaper together. Well, we're not putting up wallpaper, I'm taking it down. Slowly. Painfully.

When the 'knob and tube' wiring needed replaced, I went shopping. When I began the first of two bathroom re-dos, Sweetie wisely grabbed his fishing rod and vanished.

It's a smart move all around, since if he's not bodily in the house, I can let my projects become messy and disjointed, and don't feel I have to sweep up every ten minutes or keep the tools organised. There are scary repercussions that come with seemingly innocent questions like, "Do you know where the scissors might be?" While questions about the location of scissors might seem innocuous, girls know it's all about the tone. You know the one. The words might be about scissors, but buried in the dreaded tone are the implications about who's an idiot and why did I let you talk me into this project in the first place.

Best to work alone, not only to avoid battles over technique and helpfulness, but also because if I'm alone, we don't have to argue about whether 80s music is really crap or if baroque is the way to go. We both know who's right on that one, don't we?

1 comment:

  1. HI Mariane,

    Hoping you can help us promote this for Tonight?

    An Insignificant Harvey comes "home" to Collingwood TONIGHT - Gayety Theatre - 8 p.m.

    Filmed in Collingwood, An Insignificant Harvey just finished its Canadian premier weekend in Toronto with rave reviews from audience members and strong media support.

    "Prentice is a take-charge actor, and with his protective shell of irony makes a promising protagonist." The Globe and Mail

    "...good film..." The National Post

    "As Harvey, Prentice brings sensitivity and insight to the role of an outsider desperate to fit in and establish some sort of meaningful relationships, even if the idea terrifies him." The Toronto Star

    An Insignificant Harvey is in Collingwood for only one special screening tomorrow night, Tuesday, November 8 at the Gayety Theatre at 8 p.m. Come and support Canadian independent film, and enjoy a Steam Whistle beer at the same time! Tickets can be bought on-line at http://aninsignificantharvey-collingwoodscreening.eventbrite.com/ or at the door
    Pass the word on about this film and bring friends!


    Screening Times of My Film An Insignificant Harvey at the AMC Dundas Square Toronto

    Monday - Friday 1:45pm 3:45pm 5:45pm 8:00pm and 10:30pm
    Saturday and Sunday 11:45am 1:45pm 3:45pm 5:45pm 8:00pm 10:30pm
    AMC Yonge & Dundas 24 Toronto, ON M5B 2G9 | AMC Movie Theaters

    WATCH The Trailer here...


This should really go without saying, but please think twice and be nice when commenting.