Call me particular. Call me OCD. And yes, call me anal. But I like things that are symmetrical and that match. And when they don’t, it weighs on me until I finally fix it. I’m sure I drive The Hubs nuts with this little
fault trait of mine. Heck, I drive myself nuts! How I wish I could be ok with abstractness and dishelvedness (is that a word?).
For instance, does this bother you?
If you said “what?” then you’re not anal and I’m jealous. And no, I’m not talking about my bad picture-taking. I’m talking about the two mis-matched monitors! It was seriously driving me bonkers! I needed to fix it or I would forever avoid the office because the mere sight of them made me twitch. The first thought that entered my mind was “well just buy a new one.” How stupid is that? Buy a new monitor because it isn’t black? The Hubs would kill me! So the next best solution was of course to paint it….enter my brand new acrylic paint pen.
I know you’re scared. I was.
I know you’re super scared now. See how it’s kind of shiny and you can still see my pen strokes? Not really the look I was going for even if it was black. Nervously I wondered: could I have just ruined a $100 monitor? The Hubs will kill me (he didn’t even know I was doing this….and in all honesty is probably finding out about this right now)!
I decided to relax, wait a day for everything to dry, and take another look (or at least take the next picture without the flash so you couldn’t see how bad it turned out). Thankfully I waited because day two produced some great results…and I could even use the flash.
No more shiny pen marks. No more silver monitor. No more mis-match. Chalk up a big ‘ol WIN for the “particular,” “OCD” and “anal” crowd!
Next up? Those heinously messy cables….they kinda make me want to puke.