Wednesday, March 12, 2008

REALITY AVOIDANCE THERAPY

Do people want to read that you have nothing to say? Has it really come to this? Why yes, yes it has. I just needed a post to differentiate from my Saturday Spin which is supposed to be my lighthearted weekend background music.

I was looking at a home design mag - Elle Decor or some such fluff, and was reading an article about molding and how your home should dictate what type of molding to choose. Crown molding in a modern? Nooooooo. It said, "the molding should want to be there."

This got me to thinking of how I would determine that in Home Depot. Shall I ask the molding "would you like to come to my home?" It would probably reply "Well I guess I'm stuck now aren't I? This is sort of awkward - I'm next and you're purchasing; all my dreams of The Hamptons dashed. Go on, just take me. Get it over with."

I'll quickly whip out family photos and even show the other molding in the room which will be its company. "Of course, you'll be behind Louie's dog dishes so you can expect a fair amount of water being splashed on you. Well, a little bit anyway." I'd offer helpfully.

Then I wondered why I waste any time on thinking these things which naturally lead to thoughts of my aggravating day. I picked up Elle Decor again. It's part of my reality avoidance therapy which I ensure a bit of each day.

Of course, blogging is reality so it doesn't count.

11 comments:

The Babka Nosher said...

If you find that molding speaks to you, you might want to look into medication...

Doug said...

You say nothing so well.

weirsdo said...

Cheer up. We have molding in our bathroom that grew uninvited.

Jeff said...

Don't ask the molding... it doesn't know what it wants. Just do whatever feels good to you. That's my motto. :-)

ariel said...

Your sense of humour makes even Elle Decor fun. Molds don't often change their minds, I hope? :-)

Those magazines are trying to say that if you make The Perfect Home, you'll be safe in it and will never die.

Pavel said...

Wow, G! You're speaking to molding? LOL!!!

tsduff said...

Yes hon - people really do want to read anything you say. I agree about the fluff magazines... but they do make handy reading sometimes anyway. I didn't know molding had a mind of its own... my molding (I found out it was called "dentile" molding) in the kitchen is pretty but a pain to clean. Does it like being at floor level or ceiling level? Different strokes for different folks... and so on and so on and Scoobie Doobie Doobie.

Mo'a said...

Ok!!!I have picked myself off the floor laughing...I think you should submit this post to Elle Magazine...I don't think they know how a molding feels :)

Theresa said...

We don't have any molding at all, unless you count the kind that grows on the fruit when we leave it too long. ;)

G said...

I'll have you all know that I answered in a fairly prompt manner all of these comments just yesterday and Blooger ate it. Onward...



Babka, or get off what I'm on.

Doug .

Weirsdo, now that's perspective. At least it wanted to be there.

Jeff, you're so right. Fickle, that's what molding is. Good advice. Are you Minnosotans always so level headed?

Ariel, that could be problematic. I think you're right - surround yourself with beauty and nothing can harm you.

Pavel, right now only in my head. It could escalate I fear.

Terry, aren't you a tonic for the troops?!

Dentile molding is pretty. So many things to consider now that we know molding has feelings. I have some Scooby fans sleeping somewhere in this house :)


Mo'a, I think they might think me insulant and not showing the proper respect for molding when actually they have made me sensitive to its feelings :)


Theresa, another case of molding wanting to be there, so you have no worries. No molding? Less to dust I say.


G'night all - thanks for visiting.

Pavel said...

As long as the molding doesn't answer, it's okay. (smile)