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Alone

“I never thought Michiko would come back
after she died. But if she did, I knew
it would be as a lady in a long white dress.”

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Long Days

The analogy that comes to mind for me, for this project overall: packing everything necessary for a 3rd grade class to spend a week in the woods. In addition to packing all their clothes and toiletries, figuring out all the other things that might be needed for that kind of an excursion.

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A Day Outside

It’s been a while since Liz and I did this, any of this, and it was great. No real deadlines, no rush, just ambling around.

Liz and I spend too much of our time at home, sitting at a desk, working. And to carve out a full day where we did the exact opposite of that… felt really good. And in many ways, felt like a reminder of a normal day.

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Learning About Roblox

“… the lack of regulation in today’s tech sector is seeing a lot of historically illegal practices coming back again, with a new lick of paint. Robox paying people in Robux is very, very similar to historical mining and logging camps in the United States paying people in company scrip.”

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Metric: Gold Guns Girls

“I remember when we were gambling to win
Everybody else said better luck next time
I don’t wanna bend, let the bad girls bend
I just wanna be your friend
Is it ever gonna be enough”

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Bottles of Bottlers

Liz went on an exploration, and got several new bottles to try out. Ever a fan of the sherry, she got a pretty interesting sampling of bottles (which arrived today).

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Final Window Painting

A lot of the complexity is in the paint needing to overlap the putty slightly, and make contact with the glass. This ensures a proper seal, but is also incredibly tricky in that it’s paint on glass (and has a tendency to run and not remain in a straight line).

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Head Down

It’s funny in that crunch time isn’t the week prior to launch, but actually right around now: 4+ weeks before launch. We need time for QA and review and revisions, all of which means that things need to be closer to done now (ish).

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Monkey Business

And the reason I noticed them? This monkey logo. Which totally caught me off guard, and made me stop in my tracks.

I understand grease traps and having been involved in the restaurant business, I get why grease recycling is a thing. But why a monkey? Why the banana? I couldn’t quite connect the dots here.

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