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☆ I received notice that my glasses came in! Unfortunately, I can't pick them up until Saturday because of work, arrrgh. I want them now...! Just so sick of being all squinty. Not to mention that it's embarrassing to go into a cafe (or, well, anyplace like that) and not be able to read the behind-the-counter menu without help. Eesh. Just... a few... more days... x_x

☆ Did some measuring and realized that the watercolours I received are on sheets with Euro sizing (or, well, international sizing), which makes plenty of sense considering where they came from. Problem is, all of the easily-available frames are US sizing. HMMM. Might need to look for an alternate solution here. Was hoping for something where I could easily switch 'em out of the frame at will, considering I only have space to display one at a time, but... eh. Now that I think of it, maybe I should take 'em to the local frame joint to see what my options are. I've been meaning to go anyway, since it's attached to the art gallery, which apparently exists (I was not aware we had one until recently; it's kind of in a weird part of town).

☆ My birthday is on Monday. I really wish my parents would stop bugging me about it. "But what do you want?! Don't you want to celebrate, don't you want gifts, don't you want to dooo anythiiiing...." Look, not to get all "I have no need for material possessions" here, but - I have no need for more material possessions. I already have everything I could possibly desire. And the last thing that I want to do after work is, well, anything. Just let me have some cake and then leave me in peace!

☆ Quick book rec (can't be bothered to do a proper Reading Wednesday): Medicine River by Thomas King is excellent. It's a slice-of-life story about a photographer living in a small city near a Blackfoot reserve in southern Alberta. It's full of vivid characters, and stylistically, it's really easy to get into. I'm not finished it yet, but I expect I will be soon, because I'm having a lot of difficulty putting it down. Compared to King's other books (at least, of the ones I've read), I think I might place it closest to Green Grass, Running Water, though this one doesn't have any supernatural elements to it. (GGRW is also excellent, please read it if you haven't already, it's REALLY good.)

Date: 2017-07-06 01:02 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
*Pats pats for birthday stuff* Ha, parents...

Mélusine

Date: 2017-07-06 03:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] minutia_r
Okay, but, I keep forgetting to tell you this, but you should read Recollections of West Hunan by Shen Congwen, you will absolutely like it.

Date: 2017-07-06 08:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhampyresa
Re: Framing, Buy some coloured, thick paper that's bigger than your artwork. Stick art work on paper. Frame paper. VOILA!

Date: 2017-07-07 08:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhampyresa
*ruffles your hair*

Date: 2017-07-10 05:52 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Similar to what's mentioned in the comment above: a frame bigger than the art, with a passe-partout/mount: https://previews.123rf.com/images/ksubu/ksubu1602/ksubu160200076/52352154-White-plain-empty-wood-picture-frame-with-white-mat-passe-partout-on-white-wall-background-Stock-Photo.jpg - I'd go to a frame shop to do it for me most likely, but it's also possible to DIY as long as you have the frame.

LK

Date: 2017-07-10 02:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] idleleaves
HAPPY BIRTHDAY (since it is now Monday). I hope you get to do cake and nothing and that your parents leave you be.
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