Blog Category: The Daily Grind


Daily Grind—November, 2017

By Jerry Rabushka,

When Yellow Isn’t Mellow Something different for a change: I’ll write about paint. I didn’t even realize it was about paint, I just knew something was wrong. There’s a family-owned diner near the office that’s known for ice cream and fried chicken. It has some typical diner features such as old time pictures on the  … Read more

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The Daily Grind—October, 2017

By Jerry Rabushka,

  Go West Young Man…Oh Wait, You Can’t Pet peeve #1: You’re at the donut shop with a friend—just work with me—and he dunks his donut but you don’t, you just bite. The conversation shifts from something interesting to: Why don’t you want to dunk it? Have you tried dunking it? What are you so  … Read more

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Daily Grind—September, 2017

By Jerry Rabushka,

  We’ll Never Know What It Costs Tarron Alexander, the painter on a recent TPD Project, was doing some late night touchup. He wanted to pick up a quick refreshment so I suggested the shop across the street. “They’ll probably ask you to name your price,” I said. He thought I was kidding until he  … Read more

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Daily Grind—August, 2017

By Jerry Rabushka,

  Mugs, Pubs, and Ink. Another Day, Another Party. We’re always celebrating anniversaries here—not sure how any work gets done—this time it’s my 25th year of working at Mug Pub Inc. If it was a pub, I’m sure the celebration, and the mug, would be a lot different. The day before I started this job  … Read more

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Daily Grind—July, 2017

By Jerry Rabushka,

  Diamonds, Aluminum, Daffodils, and Sapphires So we’re ten. We started as a quarterly insert in The Paint Dealer in the summer of 2007; I snapped a cover photo of a guy fishing a mini roller out of Walker Lake in Kirkwood, MO. Next we had a cover of a waitress pouring red paint out  … Read more

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Daily Grind—June, 2107

By Jerry Rabushka,

  What Disappears Is Still Here Time for a new topic. How do I know? (All together now…) I still have the plumber’s watch. This month some contractors left a switch blade and some tape at our office and haven’t come to pick it up. We can’t figure out how to close the knife and  … Read more

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Daily Grind—May, 2017

By Jerry Rabushka,

  Don’t Forget The Mouthwash So the good news, for those following my contractor odyssey, is that after four months Shad the plumber came with the part to fix the shower. My shower is so old, he says, that there’s one part for it left in the entire US of A—and now I’ve got it.  … Read more

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Daily Grind—April, 2017

By Hans Mugler,

I need to see a man (or woman) about a horse…. So this is different—Jerry and I were talking about what I wanted to write for my PrimeCoat editorial in The Paint Dealer this month. I had a project in mind that I will be starting to work on soon, and felt it was best  … Read more

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Daily Grind—March, 2017

By Jerry Rabushka,

  Icing on the Cake I’ve been reading a lot of history lately—it’s what I do to pass time. When we were in school you’d think the only countries in the whole world were England, France, Germany, and Italy. Oh, and the USA. But upon graduation you find out that there are, actually, over 200  … Read more

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Daily Grind—February, 2017

By Jerry Rabushka,

  Erasure—The Untold Story I want to say thanks to everyone who wished us a happy 25th year here at Mugler Publications. For people wishing me 25 more, I’ll take it to mean I look much younger than I am. One never knows where one will wind up, but I bet I will wind up  … Read more

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