what is it about jerks and expensive cars?
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When I was picking up D from camp one of the other moms backed into me (we had both been backing out, but when I saw her coming I hit the brakes and was entirely stationary when she hit me.) and she totally tried to play like it was my fault. She was downright snotty. I wish I was surprised at this attitude coming from someone with a recent BMW, but ... totally not. I didn't exchange info because it was only scratches (I was stopped, she was going maybe 2 mph) but I did take pictures. There is a 2 foot swath of scratch and paint transfer across the back of my car, from the middle of the back to the corner and only a few scratches on the corner of hers, which I'm pretty sure any halfway competent inspector is going to be able to look at and verify the physics involved.

I know it is unlikely anything will come of it, but it's just so irritating, and totally ruined my mood. And getting it fixed would cost more money than I want to spend on something as frivolous as car paint right now.

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Ewww.
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A rando on Discord asked O to send him nudes, so I guess that milestone is passed now. (She handled it well, called him a "sick fuck", blocked him and told the mods, but still feels icky.)

I hate that I was only surprised it took this long. I hate how much our culture encourages men/boys to be like this. 


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If you are at #CVG2018 don't forget to check out the art show! I sent some awesome #spacejewelry, including one of the new moon phase bracelets and some pieces I am really proud of. #convergencecon #spaceart #handmade #moon
https://ift.tt/2IXdUNI


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ooh, shiny.
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I have now become extremely jazzed by the idea of making nifty plaques/wall hangings/boxes combining the laser cutter and the kind of glass cabochon painting I already do, which leaves me with a big decision about how to spend the next three weeks of my learning time before we leave on the trip. Option 1 is to keep working on "forwards" translucent painting on the 3d glass and Option 2 is to to learn Inkscape/vector drawing so I can do the design work needed. It is possible that option 2 will be easier, given that I am familiar with graphics programs in general and can take a literal online class through the library, and it is semi-likely that the vector drawing apps I've got on the ipad will work (I am not taking my computer on the trip, as it is stupidly heavy.)

I need to ship off to three conventions before we leave (Confluence, WorldCon/ConJose, and ArmadilloCon) and I'm not shipping vases/etc even if I suddenly start being successful at it.

Or maybe this is all a ploy by my hindbrain to try and get out of painting more moon phase jewelry pieces, which I need to do in either case because they sell well, they are just really, really annoying to paint with my current set up.

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there was sweat.
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I made it back to the gym after a two week hiatus and it's kind of amazing the difference it's made to how I feel., Not my mood, exactly, but just how I feel inside my body, way more confident (but much more sore.) It isn't visual, it's just feel like a being with physical agency instead of a lump.

I guess lifting heavy things just makes me feel competent.

Sean has taken on the project of learning how to make the glowforge engrave my glass cabochons so I can get nice clean symbols in them before I paint, which is really lovely, especially since I've got about a zillion new directions I'm expanding in, and thoroughly learning Inkscape and the laser while also trying to teach myself an entirely different way of painting (and also completing massive kid and house projects before I leave for London) is full brain overload.

The only downside is looking again at some of the possibilities the laser opens up (oops, 45 minutes on pinterest) means it could be easy to spiral out to all sorts of different space art/crafts, and I need to decide if the "hand painted glass" part of what I do is essential. I mean, I guess I already do the printed SF art, but that's digital painting at least, and not just, say, burning some inspirational words and stars onto a plaque, which I think would sell and would be on theme, but doesn't quite seem .. handmade enough? Even if I am defining myself as a crafter/artisan rather than an "artist" but than again, money is good.

I can really make an identity crisis out of anything these days, though perhaps that's just a slightly more manageable stress than the world on fire I can do so little to affect.  

(Pinterest is at least a less depressing time suck than twitter.)


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Yipes.
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 My children are all officially teenagers now. 

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Found these cool seed bank capsules near University Village.
https://ift.tt/2lJ40pR


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Summer convention season has begun so it is time to Paint All The Things. These and many friends will get settings soon and head out to Convergence in Minnesota, Worldcon/ConJose in California, Confluence in Pittsburgh, Armadillocon in Austin. #spaceart #glasspainting
https://ift.tt/2K3IL0K


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pokemon go
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If any of y'all are playing, my trainer code is 915993548639 and username Nosretenaj. Comment and let me know your username if you add me.

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hoo boy
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I should remember that unless I am specifically looking for recommendations to limit my next door viewing down to just my neighborhood, because wow. Someone was asking about whether a dark yard at night was an enticement to burglars (vs. all-night floodlights) and a woman said:


I love my sensor lights. They serve as an alert system that notifies me when someone is trespassing. It's my heads up to get armed and do a perimeter check.


Which... wow. I mean, we are a semi-high property crime area because lots of wealthy people (mostly package theft and car prowls, though), but, um. Just um.

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