This was so neat! I'm about to take a bookbinding course, and I'm also working on some fiction where one of the characters binds books as a hobby, so I could not have clicked on this interview faster. I want to hand-tool spines one day, too!
@Mike Dang Ahh yay thanks! It's a pre-Thanksgiving miracle!
Sorry but the image for this post really should've been Ned Ryerson because BING
No, oh my God, your first purchase, pure terror /clutches for EpiPen
@Shan Palus@facebook I would buy us a couch the put the rest in the couch, like between the cushions, for safekeeping
@hopelessshade Right? As soon as I got to that line I was like THE VIDEO CONNECTION. Y'all do know that THE VIDEO CONNECTION is a front for selling lottery tix, right? It's illegal in IL to have a store that ONLY sells scratch-offs, so their ostensible day-job business is "renting movies." I wouldn't really call it an indie rental store for that reason (though I did once buy a Twilight poster there while waiting for my laundry to be done, so.)
I majored in MEDIEVAL STUDIES. (Let that sink in for a minute.) I'm employed at a job I love because I write well. While I love and will defend my B.A. FEROCIOUSLY, I honestly don't know if these two facts are related. I think I was lucky, and that I worked hard, and that I was lucky. Then again, even if the did-you-know factoids about 12th century France are basically a quarter-million-dollar party trick, I don't know who I'd be without them. So...anecdotal proof of holistic methods? YMMV, everyone.
@andnowlights Wow. Mazel tov. Hope better things are ahead!
My GP told me that one of my legs is almost an inch longer (!!!!) than its twin and that I should see a chiropractor. That was in February. I fully intend to call one today except I'm also a little wigged about chiros in general because THEY ARE NOT DOCTORS even though they wear scrubs and WHAT IF I HAVE A STROKE FROM ARTERIAL DISSECTION. But I have this bad bad shoulder pain that won't go away and I think it's a result of my screwed-up, whacked-out body and at this point I'm okay with being treated like a human Bop-It if it means I can sit comfortably at my keyboard for countless hours