We are replacing the toilet in the downstairs bathroom and the new tank is smaller than the old one. And as a testament to my OCD tendencies, as evidenced when I painted the walls the first time, these nano-chips were the only bits of excess paint that I could scrape off the baseboard. Sometimes perfectionism is over-rated.
But kudos to the clerk for finding what seemed to be a perfect match to the paint flakes, and in very short order as well. The true test will come when I paint the wall tonight. So if you ever pee at my house, I don't want to hear any complaints about the badly painted wall. The finest efforts of a paint professional went into that wall.
***One thing that I am not making much of an effort on at all is generating any personal interest in the upcoming Juno awards. They are being held in Calgary this year and, with my interest in Canadian music, I really feel as though I should be making an effort to at least feign interest in the goings on. After all, the city has been ramping up for this thing all month, with concerts and contests and yadda yadda.
But, in the end, they are still the Junos. They still celebrates sales and not quality. I can't make myself believe in these poor cousins of the Grammys just because they are being held in Calgary.
Something that I can wholeheartedly celebrate, though, and shout out my love for to the world, is As It Happens. The flagship CBC radio program is, I readily admit, where I get most of my news and current affairs information. It has been using the same phone interview format highly successfully for the past 35 years, and I admit to having serious girl crushes on those sassy As It Happens ladies, Barbara Budd and Carol Off.
Today they outdid themselves when they revealed that the interview they ran yesterday with an official from the Canadian Mint, who revealed plans to do away with the five dollar bill and replace it with a three dollar coin (because it makes more sense mathematically), was indeed an April Fools Hoax. But not, of course, before playing some of the myriad of voicemails and emails that they received from outraged and perplexed listeners commenting on the inequity of having to carry yet another coin around and making suggestions for names for said proposed coin.
Oh you sassy As It Happens ladies! How you toy with our minds!
***Coming up, I wholeheartedly participate in a meme tag naming my Top 15 Sexiest Male Musicians. I am working on cutting down my list as we speak.
Also coming up, more vacation photos (don't you dare yawn), this time from San Francisco. There'll be sea lions cavorting!
Oh yeah, and a review of Douglas Coupland's latest novel.