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Friday, May 28, 2010

I believe...

My daughter recently moved out to her own

She had been looking at
quite a few different websites
that sell vinyl letters and graphics.
You simply stick up on the

You've seen them, I'm sure.

My daughter also has a hobby as a writer.  She's very, VERY funny.  She wrote about her experience after installing the "easy to do" vinyl lettering quote from Audrey Hepburn.  In the end it turned out very nice, actually.

She's enrolling herself in a Zen yoga class for relaxation  next week.

This is what she wrote.

Things Needed:
Patience of Job
Einstein IQ
Degree in Rocket Science and/or Engineering
Substitutions to above list:
Ability to swear in several languages
Access to copious amounts of alcohol

1. Read directions.
2.  Feel relief that it will only take 5 minutes.
3. Peel backing off.  Realize that 98% of the letters came with it.
4. Read directions for helpful hints on how to fix said problem.  See that there are none.
5.  Apply  backing and vigorously rub on the back of letters.  Remove backing again.  Realize that 97% of the letters came with it.
6.  Scour internet for tips.  See that there are zero.
7.  Apply backing.  Again.  S-l-o-w-l-y peel off backing and letter-by-letter affix to plastic.  This should only take about an hour and a half.
8. Affix to wall location.  Feel satisfied that the hardest part is over.
9.  Remove sticky backing.  See that 99% of the letters came with it.
10.  Curse.  Loudly and repeatedly.  Read directions, frantically flipping the sheet from front to back to make sure that you haven't missed anything.
11.  Put  back on wall.  Rub angrily onto the wall until you are sure the letters are stuck.
12.  Peel back the backing.  See that 98% of the letters are still affixed
13.  Swear.  A lot.  In languages you didn't even know you knew.  Find a bottle of Jack Daniels.
14.  Apply to wall yet again.  Slowly peel off backing.  Realize that you need either an army to help or twelve arms.
15.  As you peel packing off, individually help the letters along.  This is a painstaking process.  It should only take about 3 hours.  During this time you will probably need to polish of the bottle of JD.  
16.  Get to the end, only to find that two words are still stuck to the backing.  Open a bottle of vodka.
17.  Apply, by hand, the two final words to the wall.
18.  Step back to admire handiwork.  See that it is slightly crooked.  At this point, you will be frustrated and  too exhausted to give a damn.


Rebecca said...

Hi Kathy
Are you an empty nester now? It is always kind of sad when they leave, but not to worry they usually come back at least once :)
Blessings today

Into Vintage said...

Sounds like funny writers run in the family. :-) Have a great weekend!

Róisín said...

I love the pictures of your daughter's new appartment. What a lovely shade of green! Does she have her own blog? If not then she should have a place where we could read all her quirky ramblings!