What got me going was the quote from the ever-so-illustrious Senator Feinstein (D-
Oh, right. That pesky little "freedom" thing.
That's really all I had to say about it.
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Speaking of cars, I did the first '86 Fiero Project work today in more than a year. I got the cradle out of the garage, took the junk off it, and painted the bottom side with Rustoleum Satin Black. The bottom side looks fantastic. Not "like new" but a hell of a lot better than it did. If I had money, I could have had it media blasted and then powdercoated, which would both look better and be a lot more durable--but I don't have money, so it's this.
Not that there's anything wrong with that. This isn't meant to be a concours show car; it's my fun "let's see how this works" project car, the one that gets all the modifications, so I can leave my '85 completely stock and all-original.
With the Escort Jalopy project last year I didn't have time to work on the Fiero; all my car-related energy went into first getting the red car usable, and then stripping the green car of usable parts. I finally got it sent off to the junkyard in freaking December, about a year after the accident which totaled it. Jesus.
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Doing the other side of the cradle will probably end up waiting until I get back from the Philippines. I'm leaving July 6, which is 6 days from now. Hoody hoo!
I don't anticipate any trouble making entries here, but they'll be a bit more sporadic than usual.
I still have a good bit of shopping to do, though.
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I bought some books to take on my trip--more of "The Dresden Files" books, and a couple of tankoban.
I had intended to get Here is Greenwood volume 3, and maybe a few volumes of Hana Yori Dango, but they didn't have the former and they didn't have any of the single-digit volumes of the latter.
I did pick up volumes 1 and 2 of I"s (sic) which is pretty good stuff. It wasn't until I sat down to read the first volume that I learned that the artist, Masakazu Katsura, is the guy who did Video Girl Ai.
Katsura's artwork is really good, nice and fan-servicy; and his backgrounds are incredible. When he does a full-page or partial-page splash panel featuring a background (establishing setting, or whatever) it's just gorgeous.
Having read 1 and 2, I now want the rest of them. So I may go grab them to enjoy on the airplanes....