All aboard the Sumatry Queen for fame and glory!

It's travel day. Working from home today, then I'll get picked up and head to the airport for my evening flight. Then it's Vulpine's Big Adventure. I'm going to be mostly offline for the trip. I'm going to try keeping away from social media and from online news. I don't know how well this will work, but it's the plan. If you want/need to get ahold of me, or have some link I need to see when I get back to the real world, email is your best option. vulpine-at-innsmouth dot net.

The plan for today is to make feeble attempts at getting some work finished up, while tweaking on travel foo. And twitching. I'm going to try to put journal entries together on my tablet during the trip, but I'll probably not post them til I get back. So don't worry at general radio silence. Wish me luck, smooth sailing, and a lack of security theater. Cthulhu Fhtagn! and all that jazz.

Sailor on the Seas of Fhtagn

Well, it's less than a week til I head up to Seattle, and then get on a ship to Alaska and back. My biggest trip since I was a kid, with my folks. 11 days away from Château Innsmouth. Going to be...A mix of things. Honestly I'm kind of stressed about things. Travel makes me anxious, and this has all kinds of additional stressors added. But, I'll deal. I've spent today getting my tasks in order. Laundry, shopping, packing (yes I'm packing everything now, rather than flipping out later in the week). Already cut my wardrobe down so I could get everything packed. Of course, I'll probably pull everything out and repack it before the week is out.

So yeah, I'll gone for a long while. Not that I've been all that chatty on here, but I don't plan to be all that connected while on the cruise. I guess that's part of the anxiety, intentionally trying to disconnect for a while. Not completely, as I'm using my tablet for reading as usual. (I will bring a paper book or two just in case). I also will be bringing a bluetooth keyboard so I can keep journal entries on it, or at least notes of our adventures. Also have my camera, though I tend to be pretty lazy about taking pictures. Probably will spend most of my camera time taking sea photos.

Besides the trip, it's been a crazy couple of weeks. Busy with work, trying to get all my allergy shots in on time. Got my new, bifocal glasses today. Adapted to them pretty quick, of course I got the fancy no line/progressive lenses. Will be nice to be able to read small print book again without straining. Been fighting a kind of stalemate battle with my anxiety/depression. Keep trying to dig my heels in so it doesn't get a bigger foothold. Lots of reading, lots of movies. Some socializing, but it's been hard. I like being at Château Innsmouth, it's full of things I like. *wink* Oh well, I'll deal.

Also been plotting on my Providence trip for Necronomicon 2017. It's actually a less stressful trip, even though I'm going solo. Only going to be gone about half the time, and I'm pretty much staying in the same area of Providence most of the time. Of course, there's a lot of social activity, but that's with Lovecraftians, which previous experience tells me I'll find easier than most events. And I can always do my own rambles along Grandpa Theobald's streets. More plotting when I get back I think.

So that's about it. About to call it a night and go to bed. Books to read, and sleeps to have. If I don't post anything before I leave, see you all in August. Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Fhtagn!

Computational Demonology for Fun and Prophets.

It's Sunday. Long weekends are a good thing, even if last night my mood kind of tanked. Woke up kind of off still, but fighting it with Eurohorror, noodles, and a good long shower. Self care, it's what's for breakfast.

Social time yesterday was fun, yay seeing friends. Random hot chocolate craving was sated. Fought off the tanked mood with weird horror movies, and geeking. Starting the process of bringing my OpenSuSE VMs all up to 42.2... just in time for 42.3 to be released shortly. (also updated my Ubuntu VM, but that wasn't any big deal). Went to bed around midnight, so of course a server lit up and wanted attention. Not a hard fix. just there was much eyerolling on my part. Had to do some more basic foo this morning. Need to log into the ticket system and close the automatic tickets generated at some point.

Plans for today are to hang out with Amythest and Nymaz at some point. Before that I need to swing by the office and pickup my laptop (I left it on Friday). I only need it if I'm not at home. Was going to get it yesterday, but I ended up going straight home from the gather. Not a big fan of the work laptop (windows, ugg), but I don't see a reason to buy a high end laptop, or even try to setup my old Thinkpad to play nice with Carcosa either. Laptops have little appeal to me now a-days, I can do most everything with Cthäat Aquadingen (my Nexus 7) when I'm not at home, so why add another device ? (Besides the shiny factor). Hmm, probably should update the Thinkpad, it's been a while.

While I'm waiting on the plan to come together, I've been watching Spanish horror flicks First 'Werewolf Shadow'. Paul Naschy vs vampires (he's the werewolf). Spent half the movie trying to remember where I'd heard the soundtrack, they reused the music from one of the Blind Spanish Zombie Knights Templar movies. Now watching 'Beneath Still Waters', flooded town holds a hidden occult secret. Made by the same production company and filmed around the same time as my beloved 'Dagon'. It's cheese, but it's fun cheese.

That's about all I have right now. Hoping for a quiet and restful rest of the long weekend. Catch you all on the flipside.