Remember recently when I said I was looking for a cabinet to make a Tardis garden shed? Well, I kept looking, and found one a few days ago. (!!!)
I now need to work out what paint to use, turns out plastic needs a different paint than John Q. Housepaint. So, I went to the paint store, and asked about the specific color Pantone 2955C, which is the color of the Tardis.
When you are talking about a TV show someone has never heard of, and they ask what it is... Describing a blue telephone booth that flies in space and time...
Makes people look at you funny. Like you will start baying at the moon funny. But, she rallied, and told me if I brought a sample of the color in, she could match it, and what was I painting. So, I guess the Pantone number didn't help. I do have access several ways to this color, and so the next time I go in, it shouldn't be so crazy person look inducing.
Conversely, I was at the grocery store, and realized the checker I was going to had a Doctor Who style tattoo of one of the characters. I have asked about things like this, and found people will wear things that they haven't a clue about, they just think it's pretty, or they like it.
So, I took a deep breath, and said, "Ok, two words- (I point at the tattoo), "Don't Blink?" Her eyes lit up, and she says, "Yes! I am such a Nerd! And then showed me the teeny Tardis necklace she was wearing as well. I told her she should like my project, and she laughed when I explained my Garden Tardis.
I finished, and I heard the poor gent behind me say, "Why not blink?"
I guess sometimes it's worth a crazy person look... :)