In which I prove I have a *little* colour-sense…

There’s an old joke that men see the world in basic colours, and that women specialize.  That is to say, guys see pink, green and blue, and women see puce, chartreuse and teal. Full disclosure here…my whole freakin’ family went to art college, so if one of us doesn’t know what puce, chartreuse and teal are, we’re SO in trouble.

Today’s Friday Five is about Teal. I’m not a big fan of teal. It’s not high on my list of colour priorities. I’m much more partial to cherry red or shades of purple. I’ve even developed a passing fondness for various hues of yellow, a colour I would never have previously identified with. I don’t know why I have such an aversion to teal, but it’s there. Some folks dislike “sea foam”. I’m not particularly fond of teal.  So there.

How many teal-colored items of clothing do you have, and which is your favorite?
Ummm….none.  Teal is more my Mother’s colour. I had a t-shirt once that was slightly more of a “jade” colour than teal.

There aren’t many teal-colored foods, but what comes pretty close and how do you feel about it?
The only teal-coloured food I’ve seen has been food with mould on it (appetizing thought, that). Needless to say, I didn’t eat it. I have a hard enough time with the concept of bleu cheese, thankyouverymuch!
Apparently, though, there is a game bird called a Teal.  Which, is apparently very tasty roasted (but turns out the usual roasted-poultry-brown, and not greenish-blue).

If yellow is the color of cowardice, green the color of envy, and blue the color of sadness, what’s teal the color of?
“You need to clean your fridge. Like seriously.”

What’s the neatest teal-colored thing you’ve seen recently?
Sock yarn. Definitely. I think Chelsea has (had?) a skein that was shades of teal. I remember that, even though teal is not my thing (you understand), I drooled.  I’m a sucker for sock yarn. But if you’re reading this, you probably already guessed that.

If you had to paint one of the rooms in your house teal, which would it be?
That’s probably never going to happen.  Ever. And I mean it.  If I was forced at gunpoint to paint a room teal (and that would be the weirdest request requiring gunpoint reinforcement), I would probably choose a room that nobody ever uses. Like the interior of a closet, the inside of the (currently totally fictitious) garden shed, or the utility room in the basement.

Though I’m pretty sure the cat (whose sandbox resides in the utility room), would have issues with that.


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4 thoughts on “In which I prove I have a *little* colour-sense…”

  1. Ha.  I like the “forced at gunpoint” comment and your whole answer to number 3.  Thanks for participating in this week’s Friday 5!  🙂

  2. Sorry, teal is not my colour but one of your Aunt Nan’s or Shawn’s. I like it well enough but agree about the mold in the fridge. I wouldn’t paint the garden shed either. Now hot turquoise that is another story. Great writing, why didn’t you go into journalism. Mom

    • If I had a garden shed, I would probably paint it to look like Dr Who’s Tardis (the blue police-box that I’m sure you’ve seen hurtling through space on the television at some point over the past 50-some-odd years the show’s been on the air). 😉

      And it’s probably a good thing I didn’t go into journalism. For starters, we probably couldn’t afford that BA in English lit that I probably would have wanted to get if I’d taken Queen’s up on their paltry offer. Second, print media is dying fast. I think a major newspaper chain just announced a ton of layoffs. Third, I’m already qualified for the job I have (considering most of the folks I know who have degrees in English Lit or Journalism are now in some non-related field).

      Maybe someday Robin & I will write books that are actually published and we can give you signed copies to put on your shelves 😉

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