It's April Fool's Day. Been caught at least twice, possibly I should just avoid the internets today. Oh well.
Was kind of a rough week, still feeling puny, work has ramped up my meeting
queue, and I've been kind of flailing around trying to get stuff done. Glad
it's the weekend though. Today is movie theater day, going to see 'Ghost
in the Shell' then 'Life' this evening to celebrate Nymaz spawning day
(early, since the poor viking is stuck on call on his actually spawning
weekend). There will also be general hangout time, and dinner at a diner
we all like by the movie theater. Omelet for days, and maybe even pie.
Still coughing up shoggoths, still feeling less than good. I'm hoping
it's just my lungs clearing with a side of allergies redux. But there
may be yet another doctor visit coming up, as this is utterly miserable.
Otherwise, things are ok. Double-checked vacation approval with my boss's
boss. Wasn't 'worried' but I wanted to make sure it was cool up the chain.
I also found a reason to adjust my pre-Providence travels. Kirk Hammett,
along with being a guitarist, is a major horror collector. So a museum in
Salem is doing a exhibit of some of his stuff. And since I'm flying into
Boston, I may have to make a side trip up to Salem the day I fly in. (on
top of visiting old Ironsides and the Boston Aquarium, maybe driving
to the Atlantic shore...) Really, I need to make a separate trip to Boston
in the future, lots of things I want/need to see with adult eyes. Oh well,
that's what 2018 is for.
What's up in cultist ville? Books, including finishing the late John
Glasby's 'Dark Armageddon' trilogy. The series is about humans trying to
survive when the stars come right. It's very Brian Lumleyesque, but I've
always liked Glasby's writing. He doesn't reinvent anything, or won't take
home the gold in Cthulhu writing, but he does right solid, readable, enjoyable
tales that scratch that tentacle itch.
Also, remember 'Winter Tide?
Book freedom day is this Tuesday. It should be in your local brick+mortar
stores, as well as findable at your online bookplace of choice, plus
there's always I've got the Kindle edition preordered, and I'll be at
the local B&N on Tuesday to get my hardback edition. April has a lot
of preorders coming out, so it will be a good reading month.
Also, speaking of Lovecraft, next weekend is the release date for
Lovecraftian film, that has people/shoggoths/mi-go all abuzz. (literally
when you mention the later). It will be showing in DFW at one of the
Alamo Drafthouses, and I'm looking to go see it on the big screen. (then
of course, pick it up on bluray afterwards).
Ok, that's enough rambling for today. Wish me luck on good movie sign,
and feeling better, and I'll ramble later.