Apocalypse fun and games

So today was meeting up with the Musketeers and going to see XMen: Apocalypse. But first, as is traditional for Memorial Day Weekend, I raided a couple of Half Price Books for 20% off savings. Got a couple of 'loaner' copy books to hook friends on favorite authors, a horror collection of randomness (with a T.E.D. Klein story I've never read), another book on HPL I didn't have, and a DVD copy of 'Ravenous'. Yay for snazzy and cheap stuff.

Went to see XMen. It's pretty good, though kind of over long and slow in spots. My favorite XMan is there, Nightcrawler. They need to give him a saber and some swashes to buckle though. Psylocke was epicly yummy, and the big battles were fun to watch. Not the best Marvel flick ever, but worth watching on the big screen.

Ran some errands after the movie, hung out for a bit and was amused at cats stalking the wild ice cream back at Chez Amythest's. Came home, cranked up the AC, and started watching Deadpool, because who doesn't like Deadpool ? Going to stay up for a while, probably watch some more superhero flicks. They are one of my favorite non-horror genres. Tomorrow is knocking my TODO list down to size. So much laundry... But hermit time will be good. Still trying to think of a good marathon of movies to watch while doing chores. We'll see. Catch you all later.

The Three-Lobed Burning Weekend

Three day weekend. So much yay. Though next week will be kind of crazy making up for extra day off (down side of a contract position). Weekend plans are going to see the new X-Men movie tomorrow, and helping with a certain Amythest organizing a home office. (No, I'm not setting up a minifridge full of Code Red and a Cthulhu statue...not my idea of a home office). Sunday and Monday I'm planning on hermiting mostly, and doing some chores. Mostly down time though. I'm feeling a little kerfrazzled and I think I need me, my bad movies, my computer horde and my books to relax. A little stressed about next week's weird hours and pshrink visit. Given the rough time I've had, I have a feeling we need to tweak my meds. And that's something I dislike, side effect adjustment sucks. But, I could be better. And hopefully I will be quickly.

Otherwise things are decent. Been reading a lot which is kind of a given. History and Cthulhu, it's been a bit of a bonanza the last few weeks with Mythos stuff. Work stuff is good, will be working my first maintenances at Carcosa, the above mentioned weird hours to make up for the day off. Which honestly, I'm looking forward to. I do not like making other people do work that I can do. Silly contract limitations. Not really much else for the week. So I guess I'll call this post done. Probably ramble more tomorrow. Catch you all later.

Carcosa Corp News

Good news everyone!

Guess which shoggoth wrangler officially has a six month contract extension ? *waves tentacles in joy*

Good news: Carcosa Corp's office is closed on Memorial day
Bad news: I'm contract, and I don't get holidays off at the moment. Oops.

Say hello to Vulpine working 10 hour days next week after getting an extra sleep in. The tentacle giveth, the tentacle taketh away.

Shoggoths and Saturday

Well Saturday plans changed. Socializing for today was rescheduled, which ended up being a good thing as I had a low tentacle count this morning. Nothing bad, just am kind of glad to be home. I still need to leave the house to go grocery shopping and do pet care, but that will be towards the evening, with a side of take out on the way home.

Nyogtha is chugging along with backup restores. Like I said yesterday, need to put the array on eSATA in the near future. I also moved Shoggoth back to my desk, hooked it up to the spare monitor/keyboard/mouse, and added an X desktop so it can act as a tertiary system, as well as a display for monitoring foo. I also finished the reboots, nothing else broke, yay. The rsync process is kind of eating CPU, so I'm trying to avoid doing my usual updates on Dagon. Mostly I'm just editing things and watching movies and trying to think of stuff I need to add to Nyogtha that I had installed before.

Otherwise I've futzed around the house, done chores, etc. Currently watching the first 'Final Destination' flick. Not my favorite, but still worth watching. Not much else of note today. Guess I'll call this a post. Laters gators.

Oh man

This has been a week of stuff going every which way. Work was mostly good but crazy in spots. Very good friend ended up in the hospital for a week. Communication issues. And when I got home tonight, I rebooted Nyogtha the media box and it never came back up. Luckily I keep good backups, and I'd been planning to reinstall to Lubuntu 16.04 from LinuxMint13. Install went ok, installed some of my usual foo, re setup the drives, and I'm copying over data from the backup, and watching stuff on VLC. New install seems to be smooth, it's just going to take forever to copy the content over. I really need to add that eSATA card for the disk array, since USB2 is slow as snot. Oh well, yay for well planned backups, and running the backup script before I rebooted.

Mentally I came up with some foo I should tattoo on my forehead to remember when the brainweasels start bringing up stuff from my past. Not going into details here, but since about half my anxiety/sads come from things in my past, it's good to suddenly realize things like perspective. (yeah, I'm slow sometimes).

Now it's Friday night, I'm winding down from everything. Socializing most of the weekend, along with pet care for friends out of town. I don't think I'll be doing too much more geekery tonight, unexpected system upgrades are kind of energy consuming. But boy it could be more tiring. For now though, I'll call this a post and head back to obsessively watching files copy for a while. Ciao.

Anxiety coping: with a little help from my friends’

The definition of best friend. When you wake up in a weird state of anxiety, and you really do want to hang out and go see a horror movie with said friend, but also really don't want to leave the house at the same time. So once you get the tentacles enough to call, she understands you're wound up, and yes...we can meet up at movie tive, while I get time to wind down before going out. Friends get your weirdness, and work with you on it. I'm also kind of happy that I didn't make it a binary issue, yes go out, or no hide at home.

As said above, having a high anxiety day. Something twitched off last night in my sleep. Which is weird, because Friday night I had dreams about summoning demons (the classical Goetic way of doing things, not Lovecraftian stuff) in the Amityville Horror House. Now that was amusing. Yesterday was a good day, hung out with Amythest, watched assorted bad horror flicks, while I reinstalled Uxía. A good geek day.

I'm calming down as I write this, yay for the magic of medication. The post office also left my copy of 'The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu' by the door, so that's good. Watching 'Amityville 3D', tried to watch it at Amythest's yesterday, and her Roku locked up and rebooted, so we took that as a sign. Assuming my anxiety levels are down to normal after the movie, I'll make a quick trip to get meds and gas and packages, then head down to meet up for the movie. Then it's back to work tomorrow.

So that's me on Sunday. Wish me luck on the rest of today, and for the next week. *crosses tentacles*

Time to get out the hockey mask and machete

And it's Friday, thank Cthulhu. Been an 'interesting' week. Boss was in town from Wed-Friday, and that always makes me edgy. Nothing particular he does or doesn't do, just my track record with managers kind of sucks. But I got a good lunch out of it, and the manager is pretty easy to get along with. So that's good.

Besides work, I'm slowly crawling out of the allergen infested swamp that my life has been for a long while. But as I get past the allergies, other things start flaking. My brainmeats aren't much better...between the anniversary of Mom's passing and Mother's Day (even with the fun of sending out Mother's day cards to people I know), I've been all over the map. To the point that unless in the next couple of weeks I settle down, my next pshrink visit will be a discussion of adjusting my meds. (Which is one of my least favorite things, med side effect adapting sucks). We'll see, but really this last few weeks have been unhappy brainweasel territory. And that's not good for me.

On the brighter side, it's Friday. Friday the 13th, which means a marathon of my favorite camp councilor slaughter. I'm also doing my usual geekery, currently updating the Ubuntu Desktop VM horde. I had some mental plans to do some more involved upgrades and moves and stuff, but I decided I rather be social-ish tomorrow and Sunday. Best friend time and all, with a possible side of reinstalling Uxía the laptop's OS. I'm thinking of sticking Xubuntu (XFCE desktop) on it. Not that I use my laptop much anymore, that whole not on call thing.

Not much else, trying to catch up on the to-read pile before a small flood of Lovecraftian fiction comes my way. Yay for preorders making appearances. Yay books with tentacles. On that note, since I've been staring at this post for a while now, I'll call it done. Catch you all on the flip side. *waves a tentacle*

Weekend Rambles

Still not back to normal physically. This has been the worst season for allergies I can remember. Stupid lack of winter this year. I'm also having spikes of emotional foo. Last night in particular. I went to bed to read, turned out the lights about midnight and my brain immediately starting replaying things from my past I rather not think about. Pried myself out of bed and dove back into reading. Went back to sleep about 1am, and that worked out better. Right now I'm ok. Well besides coughing.

Saw 'Black Widow: Civil War' yesterday *wink* Was fun, lots of nifty fight scenes, a little too much angst in spots. But it met up to the hype.

Haven't done much this weekend otherwise, haven't had a lot of drive. Did hook up the spare widescreen monitor to Hydra. Which was cool in a plug+play kind of way, but it's not as useful as I thought. Oh well. I may decide to move Shoggoth over, and add LXDE to the server and have it run with a monitor as well. I dunno.

Going to go down to Amythest's in a while and do all the laundries. She's offered to make her chicken noodle soup for me since I'm feeling puny. Best friends rock. The work week will probably be a little stressful. I have a number of things I need to get done, and our boss (who works out of Kansas City) will be in town for part of the week. Not a bad thing, but last visit kind of generated a lot of waves. Lets hope this is a good week.

Not much else. I've got the TV on one of my haunting shows on as background noise. I'll probably cook some lunch in a bit, then head on down. Ok. I'm going to call this a post. Catch you all later.

State of the fox

Quick state of the fox post. I was kind of feeling overly anxious Monday, having a ton of stuff to do at work, and not a lot of motivation. Today I managed to flip the switch. Got to work, dug out all my security audit notes and converted them into one file with details and notes and my ideas for correcting them. My two meetings went pretty smooth. I also got stuff done for Operation: Survive Mother's Day, aka getting a bunch of funny cards and sending them out to people. This year I sent out 8, I'm already pondering next year and ramping it up. I think Mom would appreciate it, and it turned a possible landmine day into something to be positive about.

Besides work and mail, I had a good weekend with the HPL Film Festival (livestreamed for those of us who couldn't make it). Mood has been pretty good. Looking forward to Saturday, and 'Black Widow: Civil War' (lets be honest, I'm Team Natasha). Lots of books to read and movies to watch. Life is feeling pretty ok right now. Hope it stays that way.

Going to try to post more often, don't want to let my blogging skills get rusty. Catch you all later. *Waves a tentacle*