Sunday thoughts. Still feeling less than well. Pretty low actually, with a
side of Sunday blahs and stress over upcoming stuff. I was going to work
on chores today, but I’m not wanting to push myself at all today. So I’m
going to stick to what I’ve been doing and chill. Reload tentacles, that kind
of stuff. I’m watching a fanedit of ‘Dune’ right now, that I’m really
enjoying. Beyond that, no real plans for today. Possibly picking up
the trash, that’s about it.
I have a pile of stuff I’ve wanted/needed to get done…well, piling up.
Not ‘can’t live without’ but things/projects I want to get working on. But
everything is out of sorts given being sick this quarter. I’ve also been
pretty darn antisocial the last 2 weeks, and I really want to change that.
I miss human contact, at least the humans I like. And boy am I behind on
movies. I want to see the new Kong flick, and ‘Life’, and next weekend
is GitS. Gotta get better to I can eye a certain cyborg. *wink*
There really isn’t much else to talk about. I’m trying to keep a ‘commonplace
book’ of ideas that pop into my head, I’m hoping I can get more into posting
things before state of the fox updates and one liners on Facebook. We’ll
see. But, for now though…I’m tired of staring at this window. Catch
you all later.
And a week passes, where I spent most of it at home being sick. Went back
to the doctor on Thursday, chest xrays look clear, so we’re trying steroids
and more cough syrup, and my first inhaler, since my breathing is still
more labored than it should be. Phlegm is not my friend.
I only worked a half day on Friday, mostly to get there for a meeting.
The next week is going to be pretty busy, so I need to be back something
resembling 100%. So I’m spending the weekend pretty much at home chilling
I’m a little stir crazy, I keep trying to think of something to do that doesn’t
take much physical energy. Château Innsmouth is a bit of a wreck, though
I’m picking up bit by bit. Been binge watching Clive Barker movies, including
all 9 Hellraisers (yes, there are 9. No, there shouldn’t be). Reading a
lot of history and Mythos stuff. Escape stuff for a Vulpine.
Not much else going on, movies and VM foo this afternoon. Trying to
not worry about what an unplanned 7 days of PTO in the last two weeks does
to my vacation plans, or what I’m going to be like come Monday. *sigh*
I am very sick of being sick. But hopefully Cthulhu will lay his healing
feelers upon me and I’ll feel better soon. *crosses tentacles*
Well, I’m sick again. Real sick, as in I’ve been out sick 3 days this week,
with a doctor visit this morning after spending half the night spasm coughing.
Doctor punted, it’s either flu or pneumonia. They could do tests and specify,
but I’m still paying on my deductible and honestly, I wanted out of there
at speed, so he gave me the option to get both tamiflu and antibiotics,
along with the codeine cough syrup. Got the scripts filled, messaged the
boss and coworkers and came home. I’m running on nearly no sleep for the
last few days, but my attempt at a nap became an anxiety spike of too many
Having pneumonia right now is very weird, since 2 years ago almost to the day
that Mom was being moved around post the bout of pneumonia she had before
she died. The fact that I’m sick again, or still, or gods know what this
year isn’t helping. I’m more than a little depressed over the whole thing
So I’ve spent the day watching Clive Barker movies for “reasons” First 3
‘Hellraiser’ flicks to start, I was thinking of doing all nine of them.
(Yes, there are nine…that fact seems to boggle a lot of friends of mine).
Then I switched tracks to ‘Lord of Illusions’ which grows on me with each
viewing. Now watching a more recent Barker flick, ‘Book of Blood’. Which
is a weird little ghost/haunting story. Not sure what’s next. Ok, after
some false starts I decided to stick with the Barker movies, and now watching
‘The Midnight Meat Train’.
So that’s about it, I’m going to be staying in all weekend. Not what I
wanted to do, but oh well. Hopefully I can swing up to being healthy again
to go back to work on Monday. I’m kind of blah, lonely sick person. But
it will get better. It always does. One of these lifetimes.
Last night’s router foo went smooth, rebooted around 1am, and took about 2
minutes to come back up. I stayed up later, vaguely worried that it
would bounce again. It happens, especially when the other side figures
out they missed something. But it didn’t. So I stayed up for the time
change (grumbles about Daylight Savings), and finished my marathon on
Dan Brown movies. Slept less than well, bad/weird dreams. Woke up, didn’t
want to. Futzed around for a bit, then went back to bed. Didn’t really
sleep, which is probably good for tonight’s sleep.
Made myself get moving and go to the store, Walmart on a Sunday is not
conducive to one’s faith in humanity. Got what I needed, stopped by
Wendy’s for a late lunch and came home. Sorted though the massive amounts
of paperwork in my filing cabinet. Well, kind of sorted. I boxed all of
Mom’s stuff in a plastic tote, didn’t sort, just piled. Then sorted what
was left (mine) Now…now I think I’m going go hide with a book til bedtime.
Monday morning will show up soon enough. Catch you all later.
Well I managed to sleep in today. Not as much as I’d wanted, but better
than being up at work time. Didn’t run any errands before the coffee
gather, I just bummed around the house til it was time to leave. Ran
over to the coffee place and met up with the Ufies. Hung out, discussed
geek jobs, Minecraft and why you would twerk trees (don’t ask). Was fun to
see friends. We hung out for about 2 hours, then parted ways to go do
Well, not much adulting for me, I went to a Half Price Books I hadn’t been
to in a long time, didn’t find anything too fun. Then I went downtown
to King Tut’s for some tasty Egyptian lamb, and then back home. Threw
the laundry in the wash, and fired up ‘The DaVinci Code’, as for some
reason I was in the mood for Tom Hanks to describe symbols. Also, since
I’m going to be up all hours I can watch it, and the two sequels will keep
me entertained til the wee hours. Hoping the router update is quick and
Not much else. Just going to be quiet here at Château Innsmouth, watch
my movies and go to bed once work is complete. *waves a tentacle* Catch
you all later.
Weekly post time. Work week was ok, if not amazing. Still really like
the job and the people I work with. Occasionally get frustrated with
working in big corporation environments, and with some of the past decisions
we have to work with. Still better than the Shoggoth Pit. And my complaints
Brainmeats have been mean. General low grade depression, with the return
of the nasty anxiety dreams from hell. I’ve also been pretty antisocial
and wanting to avoid humanity (when I’m not hoping Cthulhu rises from the
deep and goes for snacky time). It’s not been fun. Woke up this morning
after more anxiety dreams, but for a change I wasn’t down. Magic of Fridays
Came home after work, been watching movies and updating the VM horde. Also
spent my tax return monies finally. Nothing big (didn’t get much back)
just a replacement laptop bag, and some bits of Cthulhu stuff for
Château Innsmouth. Probably should have spent it on debts or on future
travel plans, but why not. Cultists need cultstuffs. I also really need
to start showing off how Château Innsmouth is turning out. *grin*
Speaking of travel, plans are coming together for both the Alaska cruise,
and the Pilgrimage to Providence. I’m kind of more exciting about Providence
at the moment, but as the Musketeers reminded me, I’ll have days at sea
with a balcony looking over the water. And half joking about me sleeping
out there…*grin* I also got the paperwork setup for my passport, i just
need to make an appointment with the local post office for the photos and
to submit things. Not waiting til the last minute. Only been meaning to get
this done since I was I was a teen. Oh well, better late than never.
Weekend plans are to hang out with Ufies Saturday at a local coffee house.
Beyond that, nothing really yet. I may work on chores, or I may run
around doing stuff. Or I could just hide at home. Home is nice after
all. We’ll see. Oh, I have to sleep in, since I’ll be up late tomorrow
to monitor a router reboot. Should be a 15 min fix, but if I don’t watch
it, it will have issues, and I’ll get a wake up call. Rather stay up and
do the waking. As for why it’s me, well one coworker did a late shift
already this week, and the other’s been fighting off a bug. Plus, I kind
of miss being up to wee hours on a Saturday. So lets hope things go
smooth. And lets hope for a relaxing weekend.
Had plans for this afternoon, Lego Batman and dinner. But things got
canceled at the last minute, for understandable reasons. So I randomly
went to a bookstore, got a few things off my wishlists, and then did the
weekly groceries. After dealing with Walmart, especially the crazies in
the parking lot. Came home, unloaded the groceries, and I’ve camped out
with 80’s cheese-horror.
Speaking of cheese, ordered a pizza. Going to …
*time passes, not much though*
Well psychic pizza delivery just delivered my pizza right as I wrote the
above. Yay food. Besides movies, I’ll probably finish ‘Dust and Shadows’
tonight. Lets see if Sherlock Holmes can beat Jack the Ripper. No plans
of yet for tomorrow.
And I forgot this post…oh well. Laundry is in the wash, I’m watching a
Hammer flick, and I’ll call this a post. Catch you all later.
Had a good Saturday. Woke up way early, not originally the plan but
I had weird dreams and I just wanted to be out of that weirdness. Did
the usual Saturday foo (store run, other chores). I was going to leave
early to go raid a bookstore and be social with friends, but I ended up
dealing with a fiddly database server, so I didn’t leave til later than
I planned. Not a huge deal, just felt a tad off. Finally did leave, and
headed up to the flagship Half Price Books in Dallas. Sold a few DVDs back,
as much to clear up space as anything else, besides a few bucks I got a
10% off coupon for my purchases. Useful that. I only picked up 3 books,
a bibliography of Lovecraft (it’s the older edition, so it’s out of date
on stuff but still useful), a book called ‘The Magick Bookshop’, stories
about an occult bookshop, and ‘Secret Agent 666: Aleister Crowley, British
Intelligence and the Occult’, which I’ve had on my esoterica wishlist for
years. Should make for some interesting reading. Well, not the bibliography,
that’s going to be more for digging into randomly.
After the book raid, I went to visit some friends and watch movies. We
ended up shockingly watching horror flicks, well 2 of us did, while a certain
raptor played Minecraft. Worked out well, got some puppy time, got to
talk geek, was good. Had an amusing conversation with J about horror around the world, and we came to the
realization that I’ve seen a LOT of horror movies from all over. I could
rattle off theme differences between Spanish, Italian and French horror,
or how Korean horror is what happens when you take Japanese and Hong Kong
horror movies, and turn it up to 11. But I couldn’t tell you about Vietnamese
horror cinema at all, or names for Indian horror flicks (though I’m pretty
sure Bollywood has some, and they have musical numbers). We also agreed
that the world needs more Middle Eastern horror, and there’s probably a
ton of African movie makers who will scare the pants off people. (Not
just South Africa, but Nigeria and others). So much horror, so little
Came home a while ago, watching more horror (Hammer Films). Book time
in a while, then hopefully getting to sleep in. A fox can dream at
Was a weird week. Spent all of my 3 day weekend home recovering. I
cheerfully could have called in Tuesday or Wednesday as well, but I put
on my big cultist robes and went to work. Was kind of glad to see people
actually. I’m still not 100%, but I’m close (minus the perpetual allergy
argument). Mood was pretty lousy though this week. Between being sick,
a whole lot of negative memories rising to the surface, and reality being
pretty depressing. At least my subconscious eased up on me while I was
asleep, with a lack of anxiety dreams. I kind of snapped out of it
this morning, as Fridays often fix the ills in my head.
As I said last post, I’ll be back to patching on Sunday evening. Approx 30
servers this go-round, but I’ll have at least one other admin patching, and
other bodies to do support tests and verify applications. So it should be
fairly smooth. Week will be a tad short, but that’s ok. I still have social
plans for tomorrow and for Sunday prior to patching.
So what’s up in the land of Vulpine besides work and illness? Lots of books,
lots of reading. For some odd reason most of what I’ve read has been set in
London, England between 1890-1920. Originally there was no plan, but between
a couple of Mythos tales, and pastiches of Sherlock Holmes and Carnacki the
Ghost Finder, and another period fantasy bit I’ve spent a lot of mental shoe
leather wandering around London. Currently reading ‘Dust and Shadow’ which
pits Sherlock against Jack the Ripper. I’m also hoping to have a spare
weekend day in the next few weeks where I feel up to finishing up on the
rearranging of the Starry Wisdom Library and building of at least one new
bookcase. Hopefully I’ll be sans plague in time to do this before summer
hits. Bedroom also needs work, but that’s less pressing. Less books in
there. And more work.
Ok, that’s about all I have for right now. I have tons of bright ideas for
posts, but usually they get detailed just as I’m getting ready for bed.
I’m starting to think I need a voice recorder to ramble into so I remember
these quirky ideas. For now though, I’m going to enjoy my Friday night
hermit. Catch you all later.
Been trying to write a post for a few days now, I have very little focus
outside of work patching. Worked my tail off the last 3 days. fielded
misunderstandings, and and got kudos from of managers in the dev area.
Which made all the tail working worth it. So the first round of patching
is done, second run is a week from Sunday, then the final bits are the
Thursday afterwards. Busy times for this shoggoth wrangler.
So of course my cedar fever and sinus infection rebounds, felt blah on
Wednesday, bad Thursday, and utterly miserable yesterday. So after I finished
work yesterday I went back to CareNow. So, new antibiotics, oral steroids
and pain meds. Started the pain and antibiotics last night, today was the
steroids (per pharmacist, he said to wait unless I liked being up all night).
Slept pretty lousy though. Woke up early, took meds, futzed around for a bit,
then went back to bed for an hour. Didn’t really sleep, but I ended up
sweating like crazy as the low grade fever broke. So I got up again, and
while I don’t feel good, I do feel better. I don’t think I’ll be doing
much this weekend. I’ve been googling things like food delivery (besides
pizza and Chinese food), and drop off laundry service. Because I don’t
think I’ll have the tentacles to do it myself, and I’m way behind. So it
might just be worth it to me to pay someone else to do it. We’ll see.
So yeah, still sick, still tired. Just talked to the friends I was going
to go visit today, and yeah, not leaving the house. So, plan B will be
watching Superhero movies and not doing much in the way of chores. There
may be books, or naps in the future. Or both. Mostly though, I’m just
going to rest. And hopefully by the time I’m back in the office I’ll
feel human again. Catch you all later.