And as most of you know, of course, that's why you've heard nary a bloggy peep from me in, uh... months? But the opening is the not-so-distant-now light at the end of the tunnel, and the store will be well worth it—thanks to all the talented and generous and just generally awe-inducing people who have pitched in to make it happen. I'm in the space right now and we're doing a bunch of setup this weekend, getting the Map of the Known Universe installed, etc. Can't wait for everybody to come see it.
(And just between you and me, we will be *quietly* opening the day after Thanksgiving, just to test everything for a week, e.g., to make sure that the cash register works, the Atomic Teleporter doesn't disintegrate anybody, and nobody puts their eye out with a Near-Death Ray. So feel free to sneak on by.)