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Friday, December 23, 2016

Ceilings


Ceilings

In my continued effort to make something interesting out of an innocuous subject because I have nothing else, and as an exercise in writing, today I have chosen ceilings.  How did I pick this topic?  As I was contemplating I looked up and saw…that’s right the ceiling.

My first thought in slapping out a bunch of words on something no one could possibly be interested in was,

“What the heck is ceiling wax?” 

You know, in the Rolling Stone’s “Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown”

“Your father's still perfecting ways of making ceiling wax.”

That line always confused me, so after some 50 years I finally looked it up.  Guess what?  I am an idiot…it’s sealing wax, wax for sealing stuff!  Anyone else as stupid as me?  Come on, it’s ok, were all friends here.

Anyway.

Ceilings.  Next thing that comes to mind is painting ceilings…the worst.  Painting a ceiling is sure to give you a crick in your neck, sore-ass shoulders, and paint all over you face.  Hire a pro!

Popcorn ceilings used to be all the rage and then suddenly they are passé and need to be stripped and repainted.  Personally, I still like them, but then I also like lima beans and fruitcake.

200 words…not enough. 

Damn ceilings is a tough one. 

How about those glass ceilings that women want to break through.  I have never seen a glass ceiling.  Do they even exist? If you broke through one wouldn’t you be headed down? If you could break through one on the way up, you’d be Supergirl, and who wouldn’t hire Supergirl?

Phew…ceilings are boring. 

In the basement, we have a drop ceiling.  I installed one of those once.  Not fun; when a piece of those things breaks off they turn to powdery itchy stuff.

I guess I have nothing more…wait, what about mirrored ceilings?  Now that could make things more interesting, but I’ve reached 300 words.

I’m done, use your own mirrored ceiling imagination. 

I’m going to Lowes to ask what kind of wax they recommend for a popcorn ceiling, maybe that will get me some legitimate post material.


Merry Christmas Everyone!

21 comments:

  1. When I first saw the topic I immediately thought of those annoying popcorn ceilings but then you went and mentioned the mirrored ceilings and I had to take a mental stroll down memory lane. Hahahaha. - Merry Christmas to you!

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  2. Mirrored ceilings? Yes! Er, Queenie says no so .....

    Drop ceilings? Should be dropped ...

    Popcorn ceilings are inedible, what's the point?Tap 'em with a brrom handle or other accidental implement. fake snow and a bald spot. Just say no!

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  3. Tell us about Jersey .... I mean seriously, why?

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  4. Ceilings, whoa whoa whoa ceilings...Oh, wait! I was thinking of that song FEELINGS. I hated it. Ceilings, on the other hand, are okay. I prefer to have one over my head more than not.

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  5. Ceilings, maybe I should paint mine red!

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  6. A good subject but since I can't reach my ceilings they can stay as they are. Dull and uninteresting!

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  7. You will certainly be interesting to the Lowe's people and give them a laugh for the day, if nothing else. Merry Christmas!

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  8. We have 14 foot ceilings, nice to look at but what a pain when one of the spot lights goes out. One has been out for a while and may never be changed. My flight was delayed recently because the cloud ceiling was too low.

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  9. I don't recall popcorn ceilings. I'm going to have to google for an image.
    My older daughter once painted a rainbow for the younger girl, up one wall of her room, across the ceiling diagonally, then down the opposite wall. Looked great.

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  10. Popcorn ceilings were great until they got dirty and then they were terrible.

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  11. You were right. It was quite a stretch but you pulled in off. Ha
    Merry Christmas to you and the family.

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  12. I remember someone telling me once: Just start with the word "the" and something will come to mind. Merry Christmas, Joe.

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  13. You could have started at the top with roofs and worked your way down to ceilings. Our ceilings are plaster with a weird cabbage leaf sort of design worked into them. The hubs says it makes him think of cabbage rolls and cabbage salad. and then he feels hungry. Merry Christmas to you and yours......

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  14. Weren't popcorn ceilings originally called acoustic ceilings? Or maybe I'm dreaming!

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  15. Ceiling.
    Nothing more than ceilings.
    Trying to forget my ceilings of love.

    I love a challenge.

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  16. We'll be painting our master bedroom ceiling after Christmas. UGH, not looking forward to it at all.

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  17. Well dang, now you have made me look up for the first time in 12 years. Hum--not much there--textured but at least not popcorned.

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  18. Eons ago I used to live in an apartment that had popcorn ceilings. My ex-husband (that's how long ago it was!) one time didn't put the cap on the mustard bottle. And you know how you have to shake the bottle of mustard really well to mix the liquidy stuff with the more solid stuff?

    You guessed it. I got mustard all over that damn popcorn ceiling. No wonder he is my ex.

    Merry Christmas to you and Mrs. Cranky!

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  19. It's hard enough avoiding the mirrors we have; too hard to try and avoid a ceiling mirror. Take care and Merry Christmas.

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  20. We had popcorn ceiling in the house fixed up in San Diego that sold over a year ago. Thankfully it was only in one room. With the remodeling before it sold, that was one of the first things hubby wanted changed. It did make so much of a difference in the room without that popcorn stuff (whose idea was that anyone??)

    Merry Christmas!

    betty

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