What is this, you ask? That’s a stack of payroll envelopes. We are a business and we run payroll just like any other business, to make sure we pay our taxes. For a while we used a payroll service and they would send us these envelopes. The stack is about two feet tall.
Each envelope must be opened, then another envelope inside removed, the printed pages extracted, and that leave two pay stubs, which are held together with a rubber band.
Why? Why is there a rubber band? If there was no rubber band, I could’ve shredded the softer envelope whole. As is, I spent an hour last night opening envelopes.
Moving is making me cranky. We are viewing it as a chance to severely pair down our belongings. I want to go in with the least amount of things possible. We rented a dumpster and stuff is going into it. Unfortunately, before I can get all ruthless, we have to conquer the office. Every piece of paper has to be looked at. Ugh. In Kate’s words: Why me? Why? I know why, there is nobody else. But why me?
The floor dude hasn’t started and we really need him to start. If there is no progress by the end of the week, we might as well just tell him to refund and walk away, because we are moving before Christmas if I can at all help it.
Kate 10 is drawing to a close, so we need to have several days of mad productivity to get it all done. Read a book last night. It started out with a lot of promise, but fell short, so I’m not recommending it. Everything was going swimmingly, good worldbuilding, then we get to the relationship, and the heroine massively drops the ball. I have a feeling the writer wanted to have a naturally antagonistic relationship, but those are difficult to do. That kind of relationship only works if the two parties involved each have valid points of view that I, as a reader, can understand. Instead of building on real conflict, she made the heroine screech at the hero for not wanting to abandon his home and go help her. Keep in mind, he doesn’t know her at all. She just shows up on his doorstep. So this woman invades his house, demands assistance, and when he tells her no, turns nasty.
Then we have plot holes. At one point it’s literally the evil king who hates the hero summons her to his palace. Not explained how everyone knows that she is being summoned, she is just sort of told this. No grounding. And she is like, okay. She goes there, but there is really no reason for her to be there. And the evil king is like, “Hey, I know you are with this dude I hate, whom I exiled and desperately want to kill still, and here you are in my clutches, but I’m not going to take this opportunity to torment him. You can just go home.” The second one is out, but I’m not picking it up.
Also, here is this cool trailer. Batman is a Ninja. Happy Monday!