Ok, most of the internet isn't broken today, just mostly Facebook here at Château Innsmouth. But it sounded like a good subject. Because, I'm honestly not doing so hot. Strap in, this will probably be long.
First, a friend of mine had a major heart attack the other night, he's in
critical care as they try to get him stable enough for surgery. We met
online, fellow weird bookhounds, and I got to meet him in person last
year in Providence. So I'm more than a little worried about him. If you
could spare prayers/good thoughts/whatever for a friend of mine, I would
Second, the apartment complex Château Innsmouth is currently in is going
through crazy levels of change. Last Friday I left home for lunch, and
by the time I got back there were new signs up with a new complex name.
Later on that afternoon I got a note in my door about how we've been bought,
and stuff will change, but we'll like it. So far we've been giving a new
website that fails to load correctly, an email about how to setup autopay,
where autopay doesn't work, so yesterday I walked over with my checkbook.
I had to wait in line to pay, because there were issues with everyone's
rent, seems those not on autopay/email notification got screwed up rent
amounts. But when they pulled me up on their system, it was the correct
amount, so they got a check. Was also told about all the 'Great changes'
coming to the apartments. Please Cthulhu, let them ignore me til my lease
is up. Everything is pointed to them trying to turn this into 'luxury'
or 'premium' apartments, when this is just a middle of the road place to
live. Glad I already planned to move.
Third, My anxiety is really bloody high. Tomorrow is a day off, but it's
also a stressful day (fireworks while pretty, are loud...and I live less
than a mile from where my town launches them). I think I'm hooking up
my white noise generator to an amp, or I'll be up later than planned. I'm
working Friday, but from home. I've got a lot of stuff to do, I should
have worked the full shift today, but when they said 'down tools at 2pm'
I didn't argue. So Friday I'm hoping I'll be mostly left alone and able to
focus on my projects. We'll see.
On the plus side, I have over 36 hours of down time, I have food, I have
books, I have movies. And I have no where I physically have to be til
Saturday afternoon (assuming nothing requires me to go to the office or
datacenter). I'm going to see the new Spider-Man flick with friends, which
I'm vaguely dreading, i finally got around to watching the first one,
and I had to fast forward...a lot. I don't do embarrassment well, and a
15 year old superhero who wants to prove himself is going to be full of
embarrassment. Hopefully a couple of years will settle things a bit. But I
really prefer my superheroes to be at least old enough to drink. But on
the other tentacle, the actor really gets the attitude of Spider-man in the
action scenes. And I really want to see the credits scenes. I'm really hoping
for a clue as to the next set of MCU flicks.
And in the time it's taken me to write this, it looks like the internet has
been fixed. I'm dragging tired. I may make it an early night tonight.
Well early for not having to get up tomorrow for work. Time to finish this
post though. Ciao.