Thursday, June 7, 2007

Lessons I learned yesterday

Pros of painting outside:
  • Having open air at your disposal really does cut down on the fumes significantly.
  • Doing anything outside on a nice day is better than doing the same task inside.
  • A cool breeze while you're sweaty and painty ROCKS.
  • Your neighbor might notice that you need a bigger brush and come over to let you borrow his.
  • Your dog can play in the grass, so no need to worry about stopping for bathroom breaks -- just your own.

Cons of painting outside:

  • Bugs don't have the cognitive ability to recognize wet paint. The little ones get stuck in it and the big ones mess up your brush strokes.
  • Spiders. Spiders. Spiders.
  • A cool breeze when you're already in the shade SUCKS.
  • While delivering a brush, your neighbor might also tell you that you should've stirred the paint better.
  • Rose bush prickers up your ass is not a good time.


aisha said...

hahaha... rose bush prickers.

sounds like you're having fun, for the most part, and the bugs, well, they'll learn,and the neighbor, you can tell him that he did something wrong sometime in the future.

Kristin said...

At least when the bugs fly in your paint they die... I think the pros outweigh the cons :)

the plainsman said...

"Bugs...the big ones mess up your brush strokes" Uh, how big ARE they out there to dwarf your brushstrokes?

Anonymous said...

haha, you can paint over the bugs, no problem! Rose thorns tho...

Chelsea said...

The biggest pro: having it paintedd!

Marina said...

Unless you're into that sort of thing.

Wendy said...

I have to admit that I was worried about the bugs before I realized you had a con list. I stained furniture outside and had a terrible time with the buggies. But, I am sure it looks fabulous!

Janice said...

Make sure you point out how your neighbor sucks at cutting the lawn.

Ray said...

"Rose bush prickers up your ass is not a good time."

^^HA, I liked that one. ;o) Great job, btw, the front porch is really nice. It looks like home now.