It's almost October. My favorite month of the year. Halloween, hints of
cool weather her in Texas, my spawning day. All good things. Not much in the
way of October plans yet, well other than watching the livefeed/short film
stream from the HP Lovecraft Film Festival next weekend, and the traditional
marathon of "Friday the 13th" movies on Friday the 13th. I'm not planning
to have a party, crowds are still pretty high on the stress-o-meter. But
I will try to hang out with my friends (almost all couples, so that makes
thing easier) around my spawning day.
This week has been mostly work foo. Doing the world's slowest test,
trying to get our VPN to stop timing out after 8 hours, which seems to be
the default. The settings look pretty simple, and my first, short test
seems to have worked (with some unexpected quirkiness). But there's no
way to test it, except to connect to the VPN and let it sit. Should have an
answer in a little while.
Otherwise, I went bookstore raiding this morning, found a new small bookstore
and gave it a look. Nice people, nice place, if a little unorganized. But
since it was small, I could still go through the shelves pretty quickly.
Gave me ideas of the space I'd need for my dream library *wink* I was
planning on doing a bunch of chores today, but as I went for chilling out
instead. Tomorrow I'll try to get some more errands done. Then it's back
to Carcosa Corp. At least I'll have a VPN that lasts longer than 8 hours.
Which will make my developers and devops people happy.
That's all I really have right now. Going to list to some audiobook foo
for a while, then off to bed. Night cultists.
Well I had planned to write a non-state of the fox post, something about
a new computer project I have, or about books, fun stuff. Rather than
my usual recap about how I'm slogging through the mood and anxiety issues.
Friday night was good, built a VM with Linode, updated it and setup all my
usual foo. Was rather impressed with the speed of the VM. Got everything
setup, with the plan I'd work on it more on Saturday. Instead, after doing
all the adulting I needed to do, I just vegged at home watching movies.
Which I guessed I needed. Woke up this morning, and yeah...it's a full
set of Sundays. So I'm taking it easy right now, listening to an audiobook.
Will be heading down to Amythest's place to hang out. Then back to Carcosa
Corp for the last week of September. Then October comes, I hope my favorite
month is full of cooler weather, happier moods, creepy books and movies and
general positiveness. I can dream.
Been a crazy fortnight since I blogged last. Had a major mood crash at the
beginning of the week, that had been building up for a while. Luckily,
venting about the mood swing, and the problems I've had with leaving
Château Innsmouth on the weekends. Dealing with my fellow humans is pretty
hard now adays, and I tend to use up all my coping tentacles during the work
week. But after talking about it on Facebook, I've been doing a bit better.
Even with work being kind of crazy this week. Yay for tentacle regeneration.
Got a book I'd been looking forward to. 'Cthulhu Blues'
by Doug Wynne. 3rd
book in one of my favorite Mythos series. Lots of fun to read, I'll try
to write a more detailed review later. I highly recommend it, and not just
because the author is a pal of mine. Plus I found out about interesting
weirdness is Croatia. Go forth and read my fellow Lovecraft geeks.
Speaking of social stuff, I have a going away party for some friends who
are leaving the sniffly hell of Texas for the Pacific Northwest. It will be
good to see friends, and Seattle isn't all that far away, and I have plans
for visiting places in the area in the future. And I'll be hanging with
people tonight who know what's going on in my head, so if I hide in a corner
or leave early, no one will think less of me. My friends are cool that way.
Running out of words, and focus. So I'll call this a post, then go read for
a while before the party. Catch you all laters.
Huzzah for 3 day weekend. Sadly, Labor Day weekend tends to fall on or
around my Mom's spawning day. Specifically this year, it's today. I
intentionally worked my plans around not having plans today. So if I woke
up with a full on depression cycle, I could just stay in bed. Luckily
for me, I woke up in an alright mood. I miss Mom, but there's no real
sadness about the day. Which Mom would have preferred. I also made sure
to have chores either done beforehand, or be doable after today. I then
turned off Conky
the TODO list isn't visible. I'll start it up again before I go to bed
So I got up, ran one quick errand (pick up a script from the pharmacy), then
aired up a tire that was low, and drove out to Half Price Books. Partially
because that was a tradition with me and Mom, books on her birthday. And
partially because they have an annual 20% sale for Labor Day weekend.
Didn't go too crazy, and I ended up picking up a pair of books I already
owned. Oops. I'd take them back, but I honestly don't know if I'd come
out ahead with the current price of gas here in Texas. I had vague
ideas of going to multiple bookstores, but I honestly didn't feel like it.
So many books at home and all. I did stop by a big furniture store on
the way back, been looking at getting a reading chair, and well, I wanted
to test drive a few. Didn't buy anything, but I have a good idea what I want.
So we'll see. Stopped by a burger place for lunch, and came home.
Been moving stuff around here in Château Innsmouth. I really have way too
much crap for this tiny apartment, but as long I as I don't look around,
I can ignore it. *wink* When the weather gets cooler, I'm going to
borrow someone's truck/SUV and haul out a bunch of stuff, either for donation
Rest of Saturday? Well, a delay in writing while I run out and get a burrito.
Came home, ate half of it. (half later for midnight snack or tomorrow).
Now watching 'The Prestige' for the first time. Somehow I kept missing out
on it. I'll also probably fiddle around with moving stuff around more.
Yay for quiet, restful Saturdays...especially when I still have two more