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  1. Sparkle Devlin says

    February 4, 2015 at 5:36 am

    I used to give a shit….ok I was REAL uptight. Made the builder change the floor plan and electrics numerous times during the reno so things were centered ‘properly’ but then I had a toddler….now I’ve loosened the reigns. Who has time to look at the walls when theres so much crap underfoot?!

  2. says

    February 4, 2015 at 6:57 am

    I used to be a real stickler but I’ve eased up a lot. After I got my cancer diagnosis, I realise I had a lot more to be worried about than a messy lounge room, a bathroom that needs cleaning or my grammar. (My poor grammar, I kind of feel sorry for it.) Rather than spend time sweating the small stuff, I prefer to spend time doing fun stuff or things that I love. Real life is messy and a bit wonky – embrace it!

  3. michelle barrington says

    February 4, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Shows how relaxed I am. I didn’t even notice that they weren’t level I was too busy looking at what was in the frame. Obviously I live in let it go camp.

  4. says

    February 4, 2015 at 8:17 am

    The pictures wouldn’t worry me at all. I don’t care about stuff like that because I have a stigmatism (or something) in my eyes that makes everything look crooked anyway. As far as spelling and grammatical errors go… I don’t mind if it’s an average person making the error but when it’s someone who makes their living out of writing or speaking then I get a bit stroppy. So, I guess I’m a bit meh too πŸ™‚

    • says

      February 4, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      You said exactly what I think about the grammar stuff. It annoys me far more when it’s someone who’s being paid to write. For example there are some very successful bloggers out there who clearly don’t even do a quick skim of what they’ve written before hitting publish. That makes me a bit mad.

      I’d rather not notice or care about that sort of thing (who wants to be irritated all the time?), but I can’t seem to help it. Just the way I always notice if someone holds their knife like a pencil – what impact does that have on my life? – but I can’t help but notice. I blame my parents!

  5. Kaila says

    February 4, 2015 at 8:58 am

    The first thing I noticed before I even read anything was that they were uneven. If it were on my wall I’d fix it but each to their own!

    I used to not care about that kind of stuff but after living with my boyfriend for so long it started to rub off on me! He cannot handle things like that and fixes everythingggg (even little things that even I’m meh about!)

  6. says

    February 4, 2015 at 11:35 am

    I did look at what was in the frames first but once I noticed the different level I would have to fix for sure. I gallery walls that are all collective and uneven but a duo needs to match. Who am I kidding OCD nut.. I straighten my bloody Insta images !!

  7. Lara at This Charming Mum says

    February 4, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    The pictures probably wouldn’t worry me. Although I’m in my own house now, I spent so many years as a student and traveller making do with wherever the previous tenants had put their nails I think I became immune to wonky frames! I was a grammar nit picker though for the longest time, especially when I was a uni lecturer as a day job. Stephen Fry changed my mind with a brilliant article about why pedantry can quash creativity. Maybe it’s the same for wonky picture frames?

  8. says

    February 4, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    I’m a bit OCD about things like this. I’d have to even them up or make them even further apart to make it look like it was done on purpose. I’m a really visual person so little things like that give me a twitchy eye. And while I tend not to correct people on their grammar, I REALLY want to . Especially if they’re a writer/journo/blogger. It’s just so easy to check these things, so I find myself silently judging people. Even though I’m sure I’ve scattered a few typos around in my time. I realised recently that I’m a bit impressed when I see people use “you’re” correctly and it depressed the shit out of me to know that it’s now so common to get it wrong that it’s weird to see people get it right.

  9. says

    February 4, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    I’m a little of column A and a little of column B. I’m a Virgo neat freak who loves symmetry, order and a neat and tidy space. Having said that, I’m generally very easy going and can mostly go with the flow. I can also live with a certain level of mess and disorder… until PMS strikes.

  10. says

    February 4, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Ha ! Funny πŸ™‚ I am forced {by lack of time} to not sweat the small stuff these days. It just doesn’t seem right to stress over crooked art on one hand whlist brushing twigs and Cheerios out of my daughter’s hair with the other. I am not stressed about that either. If I had more time… sure, I might make things visually pleasing. It would bug me more if you left the prints on the floor, leaning on the wall where you want them to hang. You know, waiting for the right moment and tools to have the job done “perfect”.

  11. says

    February 4, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    I am a combination of both. With both parents very OCD I know I have inherited many traits. However, the older I get the more I am letting go. I would have hung the frames a good inch or more difference, that way they will never match and will never look like they were meant to.

  12. Josephine says

    February 4, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I’m another who didn’t immediately notice they were crooked… was concentrating on the content! Whether or not I’m bothered about such things appears to be a bit changeable – most art in my place has been hung by eye-balling the position rather than getting the leveller out! But if something’s been knocked and is hanging askew, then I can’t live with that for long. I’ll even do this in other people’s homes. Also, the floorboards can remain unmopped for months, but I can’t abide cupboard doors or draws that are left open when not in use. In my work as a book designer, some days everything must be aligned and placed just so, and other days, well, near enough is good enough! I’m inconsistent! Therefore, I’m in no position and have no inclination to chide you about those minor details. Carry on…

  13. Quirky75 says

    February 4, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I would live with it, but I’d hate it. I’d live with it because I couldn’t deal with knowing there’s a hole in the wall from changing it. Yeah I know, my head is fucked.

  14. says

    February 4, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    I could not give a rats arse about those kind of things. Anything I hang in my house is crooked, unless the husband is helping & then we have spirit levels, measuring tapes & pencils at hand. I humour him & go along for the four hours ride it takes to hang two pictures.

    I may just love you a little bit more for saying you forgive people’s grammatical goofs. I get really cross at people who feel the need to point that out because I am TERRIBLE with all that stuff. It makes me feel crappy & like I shouldn’t write a damn thing. So on behalf of all grammatically challenged bloggers, thank you for letting that go x

    And for the record I have no flipping idea what an Oxford comma is!

  15. says

    February 4, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    i love perfectly imperfect, however my husband gets bothered by uneven frames. and so he hangs the pictures, have at it i say because i don’t want to hear that shit later.

    spelling and grammar should care more, but i don’t.

  16. says

    February 4, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Level, schmevel !~!~ I thought the contents didn’t match and couldn’t figure out why not !~! Love it. My walls are covered from floor to ceiling in such disparate items as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Flight Patterns of all the major Birds in our World. Pictures, postcards, Artwork and jewelry. Posters, some laminated others curling at the edges….

    I adore that you hang art you love too. Let’s cheer for that which makes us happy and sometimes pleases the rest of our home-mates.

  17. says

    February 4, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I had to laugh as i had the same issue but decided – as with these pics – it’s not at all that noticeable inless you stare at both rather than look at each.

  18. says

    February 4, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    I think with age it becomes easier to let things go. Although I still sweat the small stuff, I look back at being a teenager and wish I’d have taken everything with a pinch of salt instead of worrying so much!

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook

  19. Katie Rainbird says

    February 4, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    If I’ve got time on my hands things like this bother me. As such, things like this rarely bother me these days.

  20. inger says

    February 5, 2015 at 5:49 am

    To be honest, it took me a couple of looks before I actually understood what you meant by the heading! I guess I don’t sweat the small stuff either. I think when you have two young kids, full time job and hobbies it would drive you pretty crazy to always needing things to be perfect. Live in the now, go with the flow…that sort of thing sits much better with me.

  21. Lauren Arbogast says

    February 27, 2015 at 1:27 am

    Hi Stacey,
    Glad I found you through ProBlogger! Love your site design and writing style! I enjoyed the post above, as younger me would have cringed and gone at it with measuring tapes and a hammer & nail. Older (wiser? πŸ˜‰ me would most likely think about fixing it and resign herself to moving legos out of the footpath instead. Life experiences have taught that the little things like an offset picture aren’t so critical, even though I may get a slight twitch when I walk by it. πŸ™‚
    Looking forward to following your blog!
    Lauren
    PaintTheTownAg.com

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