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so many superheroes
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Summercon was distinctly meh for me. I did see Billy Dee WIlliams maybe? across the aisle talking to an artist, but at the time I wasn't sure. Sales and crowd interactions were sufficient evidence for me that further exploring comic cons is unlikely to be really worthwhile with what I'm creating these days, which I don't mind, really, since I don't super enjoy *going* to comic cons.

The best thing to come out of the weekend is Tammy helped me fill out my idea for an Avengers AU where everyone is some kind of con vendor (but Coulson would be staff, and Peter Parker would be an adorkable attendee.) The odds of my ever doing anything with it are minimal, but it was amusing to come up with.

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poodles are so elegant
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Last PT day!
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Today I have been officially released from seeing the physical therapist and cleared to do yoga again!  I am not, however, done with rehab, and need to keep doing the last set of exercises until I've actually got full strength and balance back.  I'm still tiring ridiculously easily after getting sick weekend before last, but I made it through Oddmall and have two weeks to recover before the next show (Washington State SummerCon)  and then I only have mail-in stuff scheduled until September. This entry was originally posted at https://jeliza.dreamwidth.org/1081722.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

I ran out of fanfic.
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I have now run through everything the several authors on ao3 that consistently write to my tastes have written, and have been cruising through tags trying to find other things, and wow, does the Discworld Death of Rats show up in a lot of stories. Including multiple takes on what happens when Peter Pettigrew dies.

My tastes are a little too specific. It's a problem. I finally got an account instead of just reading as a guest so that I can know the instant that the toasterverse, use your words verse, or foodieverse update again, after inhaling the almost million words involved in those three over this past weekend when I was sick.

(I thought Endgame did an okay of wrapping up the Avengers movies, but I want more time with the characters.)

D apparently has an ao3 where he has posted multiple stories, but he won't tell me the name because that would be embarrassing. I suspect I could figure it out, but have resisted the urge to do so, because respecting children's boundaries is important. (I am so frigging curious. But no.)

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bodily enforced down time
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I spent basically all of memorial day weekend in bed sick, which is just ... great. I can get up and walk around today, but am tiring really, really quickly, and unfortunately, there was a lot that needed to get done this weekend and some of it can't be put off any longer, which is to say, two customer orders, one of which is a multi-hour album assembly, and getting ready for my show this weekend.  I was gonna debut some new stuff at Oddmall (I got hair comb settings and the cabinet pulls are not that far from completion as are the clipboards) but now ... not so much.

Iko's first obedience class apparently went really well, but given that I was on gatorade and nap duty, S and D took him. I read a whole lot of fanfiction which the lights low, including an epic Age of Ultron fix-fic that would have been SO MUCH BETTER than what they filmed. So. Much. Better. 

I kind of want them to recast Hawkeye and do a solo film/series prequel based on Matt Fraction's run in the comics now. (With his goddamn hearing aids in, thank you very much.)

Bleah.


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zoom room
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Iko is starting up obedience classes at the Zoom Room which is really an awesome name for a dog training place. Once he passed Obedience 1 he has the option of also doing Agility training, which I suspect he would like.  They also have age-based puppy play times, so we can get him back on the socialization wagon since we haven't taken him to dog parks since he hadn't had all his shots yet. (Nor am I convinced he would come when called if he's having too much fun.)

The downside of this is that now I have two more appointments to drive to each week for at least the next month or so; basically there are only two days a week that are usually appointment free, and one of them (Sunday) I work away from the house rather frequently. Oi.

R is off to WisCon this weekend, so I am gonna move my computer and maybe a mini painting setup upstairs so I can hang with the dog during the day while she is gone. He is now 5 months old and a complete doof.
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pika pika
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Took the kids to see Detective Pikachu, which was fun. It was similarly paced, and somewhat similarly plotted, to the traditional Pokemon animated movies I endured watched with the kids when they were little, but waaaay more fun, and the visuals are great. It's going to be *better* if you know some of the pokemon (the use of Explouds is epic) but I think will still be reasonably fun even if they are just random creatures to you.

I plan to miss most of the movies that we saw previews for, except I'm gonna try and see in the new Godzilla in the theater.

The day leading up to the movie was a series of fails and hopelessness, but I'm going to try and take the post-movie good mood and run with it. This entry was originally posted at https://jeliza.dreamwidth.org/1080382.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

thanks, puyallup.
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"MayThe4th" Geek Craft Market ended up being a good little show, which I needed as much emotionally as financially at this point. Constantly wondering "is it me? is it the economy? Is it the display? Is it the show?" is wearing, and while that wondering isn't really going to stop, at least it will be a little quieter until the next show.  I went in to this one with no expectations -- brand new show, small booth size, and I've never showed in Puyallup before, either, and it turned out solid.

I sold out of my "i need space" pins. Because the venn diagram of "geeky" and "introvert" has a LOT of overlap.

Next is Oddmall June 1 and 2, which is a long running show that was decent and then bombed out for multiple reasons and I'm giving a try again because .. well, there aren't a lot of indoor summer shows, and I've been hearing some decent rumblings from customers.  It's out at the Evergreen Fairgrounds like the show I did in April, but will hopefully not be as cold, rainy, and empty as that was.

And now that I am home, and did the books, and brought my stock in, I am finally allowed to watch this week's episode of Project Runway. This entry was originally posted at https://jeliza.dreamwidth.org/1079381.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

waiting for the change
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I've started, I think, skirting around the edges of perimenopause, and the biggest symptoms other than some period weirdness has got to the be the sweaters. I sit down to work or read and I get really cold, so I start layering on the sweaters and gloves.

And then I go do pretty much anything (go to the kitchen for a glass of water) and I am suddenly way too hot and have to shed, and then I forget to take them with me when I go back downstairs.

Every couple of days I have to go retrieve the pile of all my sweaters and sweatshirts which are invariably piled on top of the little cookbook bookcase, and bring them back down to my room so I can escape the cold.

There is no comfortable, there is only too hot and too cold.

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Supreme Beings of Leisure did a remix of my favorite Bee Gees song and now my day is improved.   This entry was originally posted at https://jeliza.dreamwidth.org/1078674.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
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