Painted up a wooden box that's the perfect size for holding 6 1g vape cartridges.

@emsenn hhnng that actually looks really nice :P Better than my tacklebox that holds my drug cannabis paraphernalia

@brandon Thanks! its meant to look like from clouds up to space on the lid. Doesn't quite, but I like it anyway!

(Most of my stuff is in a plastic container, trying to find the Just Right box for it.)


@emsenn I didn't see it until you mentioned it (mostly the perspective) but now I do and the effect is super cool 👌

@brandon get it cause sky to space is high and higher and that's what the things inside might do? :-D

(In some ways, I'm very easily entertained, lol.)

@brandon oh btw we bought the box at Michaels which also sells acryllic paints and brushes. The box was a dollar, you could tbh get away with a black, blue, white, and red, and a single brush - go for a small filbert. So like $3 for paint and $1 for the brush, $5 all told.

Oh - make it $6, pick up some gloss coat to finish it.

@emsenn that's quite inexpensive. I would imagine it would be something around $12-15 here

@brandon :O I forget sometimes how low the cost of living is where I am.

@emsenn I'm speaking more from the perspective of the exchange rate actually :P but yes also cost of living is probably higher where I am

@brandon Ahh, gotcha. Well, is $13 REALLY more expensive than $6 in my area, then, I wonder?

(Iunno what our average pay in the area is, but a big mac costs 3.48, how about you?)

@brandon That's not too bad a difference! Let's call it seven and a quarter to buy the craft supplies then. ^_^

(And you of course end up with waaaay more paint than you need, legit could probably paint 30 of these.)

@brandon oh, right. I haven't had coffee yet.

Weird to think that stuff is ~20% more around you than me.

@brandon I guess not considering tax rate - what's your applied sales tax rate at a store near you? mine is 8.5%

@emsenn tax rate applied in Quebec is 9.5% provincial and 5% federal

@brandon so like 14.5% or some bit more if they're applied sequentially?

@emsenn Thankfully not applied sequentially.

Tax amounts are calculated both based on the pre-tax price, and then the amounts are added

@emsenn I might actually do this btw, I think it would be nice to be creative for once

@brandon I love the aesthetic slowly developing in my apartment. It's hard to capture it with pictures but for example I've started labeling some stuff with masking tape written on with a thick marker in my best gothic font - lemme

@brandon Thanks! It's a lot easier to write that way than you'd think! Except for some letters, which are IMPOSSIBLE.

@brandon Oh good point - yes, it's trivial to do IF you have the right tools, and pointless to try if you don't.

@emsenn I have a calligraphy pen but nothing super fancy. I can barely write my name XD

@brandon I'm pretty sure your first name has every kind of stroke most forms of script would use so it makes sense that it'd be hard.

@emsenn XD I tried to learn it for an ex, I could write her name (5 characters using sigoa (not in that order)

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