The Grind

It feels like 80% of my existence revolves around my job. I realize that’s not true. I understand that a lot of my simple day-to-day activities are basically just self-care and necessary duties for myself and my offspring. I dunno. Things just feel very “pinned down”. I haven’t worked remotely much. I haven’t been furloughed. I haven’t skipped a beat. Yet all this forward career momentum is incredibly abrasive without all the niceties I enjoyed pre-COVID.

Cancun

Finally posting photos of the trip to Cancun. Without further ado, or much fuss at all, here we go: Yeah, I have more pictures. No, you’re not going to see all of them. This is a small sampling of all the fun I had, but it’s still nice to share. It was a fucking amazing time, though. That’s for sure.

Best Vacation Ever

Man, I have to say that Cancun is easily one of the coolest places to visit on the planet. The moment you land in the airport you smell floral green-ness everywhere. You’re literally landing in the jungle. I need to post some pictures from the trip soon. I guess this is just a ping to make sure people know my plane didn’t go down in the Yucatan jungle or anything like that.

Insanity

I’m definitely not posting here while I’m on vacation. If I post anything, it’ll come after I’ve collected some awesome pictures. The main point being that the stuff I usually cover is also really irritating. I guess this post is really no exception to that sentiment.

Two More Days

The next two days are going to drag by so slowly. I can feel it already. Time is slipping by at a snail’s pace, almost maliciously, seemingly with the intention of driving me insane. Dammit. I’m hoping that a week of digital detox will allow me more tolerance for my hobbies as well as my career. Staring at a screen all day is starting to make it difficult for me to engage in the type of learning I enjoy outside of work.

Countdown

Two more days. Just two more days and I’ll be with my favorite person sipping weird fruity drinks ocean-side in a beautiful resort. Holy freaking crap. I need this week so badly to blow off steam and just regain some of that sanity I’ve lost over the last five years of doing this crazy job. I literally cannot wait. Also, I’m thinking that I might, at some point, invest in getting myself a macbook pro.

Excitement

Holy shit. I literally cannot wait. In four days I’ll be heading to Cancun with my woman, and we’re going to have an amazing time. I’m so damned excited and I can’t freaking wait. Holy goddamn. Also, I’m exhausted. Between work, co-parenting, and just living in general, I’m having a hard time keeping up appearances. I’m not superman. I don’t have invulnerability or even infinite patience. I’m an average person with limitations like every other person.

Blerb

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die. Man, I really need to re-watch Blade Runner. What an awesome movie. I get that goddamn quote stuck in my head pretty frequently. It’s a reminder that the time we’re alotted is relatively short compared to the duration of existence of reality.

Busy as Shit

I’ve been working through creating my own installation of NextCloud to synchronize my data across a number of devices, and so far I think the installation has been a resounding success. It’s currently running, believe it or not, on a Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB of RAM. I would love to detail out how me, a rube, got this crap working. I’m not sure how much of an opportunity I’ll get to do that, though.

Insurrection

I never thought I would be saying this, but it turns out that 2021 is already becoming a bigger beast than 2020 already was. We kicked the new year off with the President of the United States encouraging a seditious attempt to prevent a fair election from being counted. It involved a few right wing talking heads as well, with Charlie Kirk organizing transport for as many as 80 buses full of QAnon-obsessed lunatics.

Unemployed Sommelier Wins the Internet

Alright, of all the people to take the lemons of COVID-19 quarantine and make lemonade, this unemployed wine sommelier absolutely wins the internet. His sophisticated palate interpreting utter gutter booze makes for some of the best comedy you can get for free.       Watch those and tell me this isn’t goddamned hilarious. 😂

Exhausted

Well, shit. Christmas was simultaneously fun and horrifying. I love giving gifts. I love making people feel good. I just always feel incredibly awkward accepting gifts. Not sure why. Not to mention the fact that Christmas is a goddamn drama machine. Everyone and their mother feels as though the world is immediately collapsing upon having to see “Uncle Joe” one more goddamn time and “put up with his bullshit”. It is what it is.

Crapcrapcrapcrap

Look, I’m still alive! Woo. I also bought myself a new Razer Elite keyboard, since they’re marked down to like eighty bucks. I get to take my Logitech G513 home now, which is what I’ve been wanting to do for some time. I think it’ll be pretty conducive to me playing Cyberpunk 2077 on my living room TV. I have to admit that I’m just wholly emotionally exhausted right now, intellectually exhausted, and even physically exhausted.

Evangelicals are Ruining the United States

I think it’s time we address the elephant in the room: Evangelical Christians are destroying the United States. I’d like to share a quote. It goes as such: Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they’re sure trying to do so, it’s going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can’t and won’t compromise.

COVID mRNA Vaccines

Ahahahahahahaha. People are going hard on the mRNA vaccine. This is a list of the bullshit I’ve seen from the anti-vaxx crowd so far: “Messenger” RNA instructs cells to create virus parts The mRNA is generated via genetic manipulation It contains a microchip created by Bill Gates It’s going to make you a leftist/liberal It’s an excuse for the police state to codify “papers, please” in the US Holy shit.

Thom Tillis Is Trash

Read this and tell me that Senator Thom Tillis isn’t a piece of garbage. You with me on this? Yeah, he wants to make streaming copyrighted content a fucking felony. Seriously, vote this human excrement out of office IMMEDIATELY. You fucking worthless North Carolina residents seriously elected this piece of shit? You people, man. What the fuck is wrong with you?

Election Fraud

Donald Trump is completely correct; There absolutely is a widespread and concerted effort to kick his ass out of the White House. Myself and 80 million other voters conspired to vote for Biden and ensure that orange bag of dicks is out on his ass January 21st, 2021. As far as “Election Fraud”, it’s not necessary when you’ve allowed a quarter million Americans to just die, all while downplaying the virus.

Science Denial

Every single person who entertained the notion that: Coronavirus is a hoax Shutting down the economy was unnecessary “Everyone was going to get it anyways” Entire medical establishments were lying about the severity Deaths were misattributed or outright unrelated You people are literally the cancer killing human society on a global scale. You should be ashamed of yourselves, but something tells me that shame isn’t in your vocabulary. Disgusting.

Weekend

It’s almost the weekend, goddammit! WOO! Just today and tomorrow and it’s two days of unabated freedom. WOO! Most importantly, muh baybay also has the weekend off. YUSSSSSSS.