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Brittany Constable
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The to do list is a little intimidating, so instead I'm gonna try the "to done" list. That way I can feel some sense of accomplishment rather than the overwhelming glut that I never properly get through anyway.

- Set up recurring payments for new student loan provider
- Set up online account for furniture store credit card and made payment
- Sorted through a giant pile of mail
- Did the LastPass security challenge and updated a bunch of passwords. The fact that it will actually update many sites for you is pretty damn sweet.
- Did touch-ups on bookshelf #2. We did a mass painting of all the insert shelves and got nearly all of them in place (there's one shelf we can't really get to until we sell the old bed), but the process was kind of sloppy and scraped the hell out of the existing paint job when we seated them. So they're like 90% of the way there, but the touch-ups required are pretty extensive.
- Emptied and reloaded the dishwasher
- Put away leftover snacks and drinks from vacation
- Did second coat of touch-ups on bookshelf #2 and first coat on bookshelf #8
- Took a shower because touch-up painting is weirdly sweaty and exhausting
- Ordered some sushi delivery because I don't feel like leaving the house

Once I've actually gotten dinner, I might try to do some writing, or I might just read. Last night (after hitting a raid that I hadn't planned on but hey, caught an Entei) I actually got back to work on Lion City, creating a clean document and revising the first seven chapters. That sounds more impressive than it is, given that the first five chapters need very little changed at this point. There are really only a couple of major things that need to be changed with the draft so far so I can back out of this corner and keep going. Really looking forward to finishing this thing at long bloody last.
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We got a visitor this morning. http://ow.ly/i/ypNYt
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Here it is, a fully finished bookshelf! Like, painted, assembled, more painted, moved the shelves so they're equally spaced because it was gonna piss me off, more painted, done! Projects tend to sit unfinished for a long time because of limited time/spoons, so it's really satisfying to make some progress.

I mean, not a ton of progress. There are seven more to go. But enough that I can start pulling books up from the basement to start clearing it out. (I've already filled more than pictured here, two full shelves, and that's only the stuff that's on the table. Haven't even touched the downstairs shelves.)

Overall, pretty damn pleased with how they turned out. Or are turning out. Back to painting the insert shelves...
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I've been kind of itching to take on a new cross-stitch project, something fun and ambitious. But I'm traveling this week, so restocking the shop it is.
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I've been following this comic since the very, very beginning. It's a similar concept to DM of the Rings, but so much broader and more ambitious in scope and execution. So many things in the Star Wars movies just make more sense when they're the decisions of certain players, and a couple of the big changes they made to the source material made me full-on lose my shit in delight because they're so much better.
Anyway, this comic of my heart has finally reached the end of Episode VI. If you've never seen it before, it's a great time for an archive dive.
Darths & Droids
Darths & Droids
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Welp, a transformer blew and our power is out. KCP&L says it probably won't be back on until midnight, the bastards. I was running through the lists of all the stuff I was gonna do tonight, and absolutely all of it entails functional electricity. I would just say screw it and go to bed, but there are two conditions that make it flat-out impossible for me to sleep no matter how tired I am: too hot and too quiet. Guess what my house is like right now?

We've got a battery backup for the router, so I guess it's watch Steven Universe on my iPad until the wifi gives out and then read by flashlight. Good thing I don't have to be up too early tomorrow...
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After Friday night's excellent Royals game, there was also an excellent fireworks display.
Fireworks 3/12/17
Fireworks 3/12/17
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Finally warm enough here to break out a little low-key cosplay at the office.
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Bookshelves are in place! (This is only one wall, there are more.) Now, taping off the edges so I can paint their juicy innards.
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