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The House and the Holidays

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Liz did a lot of decorating last week, making our under-construction house feel more in the spirit of things. It’s been amazing how much cozier things feel now, with the slight glow of some holiday lights.

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Beasts of Balance

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Each turn, the beasts lose a bit of energy. If they lose too much energy, they end up going extinct. You can fight against this by adding in Element Artefacts that correspond to each beast (earth, air, water, fire).

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Mipso @ City Winery Chicago

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This group is really quite phenomenal. I knew they were good live, but they sounded amazing. While I was happy to hear them in such an intimate setting, I couldn’t help but feel that they deserved to be better known, given how good they are.

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Rooftop Access Denied (For Now)

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I went in and talked to the security guards at Block 37, and learned that the rooftop area is technically on the building… but belongs to a different company entirely. There is an apartment complex right next to the mall, called Marquee – and the rooftop belongs to them.

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Temporary Heat

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In the early evening, Bob got a decent sized cut on his finger. While I was trying to find a large enough bandaid for him, he patched himself up with a paper towel and some electrical tape.

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First One in the Office

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The photo above is actually a lot brighter than what it was like here, earlier this AM. I got in around 6:30 AM, and most of the lights were off. Right at about 6:40 AM, I heard this digital tinkling music, and then all the lights flickered on. It was very odd – but I guessed it was the automated process for turning things on.

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OK Go: The One Moment

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I don’t actively seek out their music, but man oh man do I love the videos that OK Go produces. Spotted this one today and I’ve watched it a few times, marveling at how they were able to time out some of these sequences.

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Clearing the Guest Room

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We got home tonight, and though we were tired… threw on our work clothes and put a little time into organizing. We had on our to-do list the task of clearing out the guest room, and so took down some excess wood and relocated lots of boxes.

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The Matching Accessories

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On walking to the train today, I noticed that Liz was adorned in several items that she made herself. Her hat, her scarf, and her gloves were all made by her, and also matched perfectly (as they were all from the same yarn).

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Finishing the Back Basement Walls

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Getting all the cement in between the existing pipes wasn’t an easy thing, but Liz did an amazing job. It looks awesome back here, and this covers up the last remaining bits of brick along the perimeter of our basement!

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Bonobo: Kerala

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It was described as a “difficult video to watch,” which in some ways is true. When I was focusing primarily on the woman in the video – it was tough to watch.

But then I started to shift my focus to the peripherals. I started to look past her, and at the things happening in the background.

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