The Irony of it is

When the guest in room one, my fianceeic Gaetana’s son Michael, checked out of Hotel Lipton to spend a week away from the madness, we immediately got another reservation.


I asked Guy to take the day off from work to change the sheets and otherwise prepare the room.


Turns out I’m not funny every day.


With the regular housekeeper choosing job over family, I changed the sheets and headed to my sister’s house to retrieve my mother. The drive from Stamford to Mount Kisco a cellular dead, which makes productivity impossible along the way. The frustrating inefficiency making the drive seem longer than its minutes.


It Seemed Shorter, Going


During the Jeep ride returning home with my mother, ”Ma” shared that I have a habit of twisting my beard around my finger.


Not quite smoking or nose picking, but a bad habit worthy of my efforts to repair.


I immediately found it ironic that the woman who taught me that it was rude to tell an old lady to keep her opinions to herself, was now the benefactor of that advice!


Later that night mom complained that, “The house smelled like pot.”


“My house, my rules!” I reminded her.


My mother more likely finding the irony this time around.


Where'd They Go


Data from the platforms I post on, and my sister, confirm that if you're not a paint dealer, you often drop after the punchline.



And you, are still here!


Making you interested in a content so specific I assume you’re a meme er of the club. One of the thousands of independent paint dealers around the United States and Canada


And a few other dots around the globe!



To show my appreciation for those of you who make it this far each week I am going to add a short feature of an independent paint dealer on each episodes of all the videos I make for dealer.

Using a few moments during each episode's introduction, I'll share some that dealer's family history or the history of their stores with all the dealers who watch the video.


Showcasing the talent of the dealers who read this far.


Here’s the first episode, featuring Adler’s Design Center and Hardware. Rings End, Columbia Paint, Townline Paint and Andriots.com are next. Selected based on them making swag from their stores available to me so I was properly dressed to feature their stores.


I appreciated the head start from these five friends, three of whom made up THE original Minutemen of my Revolution. But at the rate I am making videos this swag pile won’t last long.


Which is why I asked you to read this far.


I’m looking for dealers to send me swag. A tee shirt, shirt, cap or hoodie with the name of your store on the front so everyone can see it.

Though, I'll model the back if that's all you have!


Extra-large please, I left my skinny body in 2015.


Any dealer who drops a box on my porch will get a shoutout on my show and I’ll wear their swag for the entire episode.


Thanking you one at a time, in addition to my efforts here.


And How?


Between manning the counters, and placing orders for paints which remain in short supply, shoot me an email, and tell me that you want to send me a piece of swag.


For supporting my new career as a social media icon, I’ll give you some gratitude, as well as my home address. I'll ask a few questions about your stores and your history so I can share it during your featured episode.


Perhaps launching your career as the second most interesting paint dealer on the planet.


Sorry, THE top spot is taken!