Entry 09/23/2015 09:19:17 PM - Mentat 993
As of yesterday morning I'm through with all the things that I need to order and/or replace. The iPod was completed on Monday night (being in sometime the beginning of next week. The phone Tuesday Morning. The retractable baton is still in the wish list until such time as I have the money to pull from a new check rather than off of the current saved funds for the replacement windows rather than out of it and then shoveling the money back into it… Then again the other hesitation is that in carrying the weapon it opens myself up to different retaliation. Stopping by my mother's house yesterday morning (I couldn't remember whether today was included in the first of the morning walk), she tells me that my uncle's promising to buy me a Taser. Uh, that's going to be quite a problem during my walks and especially having it on me while at work. Hopefully the message will be received and if not, it'll be happily laid off to the side at the house. Uh, yeah… No I don't think so. Lovely sentiment but I'm having problems enough with the thought of arming myself given I'm a pacifist by nature. Even if the roughest thing out of me comes from my mouth.
I'm noticing as well that while the mouth is no longer bleeding and the ear isn't looking like it lost a cage match; the rest of me is still feeling sore as hell. I think it has to deal with post adrenaline stress as the hoodlums were very specific with where they hit me… Legs, and parts of my abdomen. Just one of those things, I guess. That and apparently my resting pulse is up back to the stress-time I had during the desk moves that happened a couple of months ago. Seems like I might be going through some of post-traumatic stress of some sort or another… Which also probably explains the weird up and down feeling I've had going on through the night (and part of the morning), today.
So I'm sitting here at my desk, slouching for the moment while I'm brewing my coffee (I can smell some of it through I'm upwind from the pot), watching the folk chatting on dAmn, I'm pondering whether I want to take a break for the moment to get dressed up and walk the 800 or so steps to hit my daily 10K. I know I still have a little time… As I should also make the bed and take a shower. Perhaps even try cleaning myself up a bit in the shower. Yeah, slouch day for the weekend and I'm definitely slouching.
I know that I have one of those reality intruding in on my dream states thanks to my wonderful pain-in-the-ass cat. Seems that sometime during the afternoon after getting out of bed, when he came back in, he decided to knead around my buttocks. I remember it hurting a little bit, but in all honesty I think it was just some sort of unconscious reaction to his incessant kneading at me while he was getting comfortable. At least for the moment since getting up -- he's stopped sucking up to me and is sitting in the bed as usual. Good thing too, given that while I love his company, he's making it a point not to sit anywhere on my lap, but instead on the back of the chair. But then again I digress from the original points that I was making.
All right, so this morning as I'm getting into the shower, I come to find out that the band on my FitBit is coming apart. Checking through the help forums, it appears that this was an issue with the earlier versions. I was just in time to put a call into support (they close at 23:00 pacific) and after explaining the issue, was able to get a replacement given the unit is under warranty for a year (and I've only owned this for just over 3 months). I should have that sometime at the beginning of next week.
Seriously, is there going to be anything else thrown in my direction when it comes to technology? And looking at the Ephemeris for 2015 it would appear that once again, there is some sort of bad juju going on since Friday night. Oh joy of joys there *sighs*.
Now where was I? Oh yeah, showered and dressed. Even got rid of the preamble for No-Shave November (or as most call it Movember) Chugging on the remains of my lukewarm coffee. Puss is sucking up for some love now that I've come back to the house to top off my 10,000 steps for the day… Just over sure, though with a quick trip around the block, I'm happy to have gotten the steps in for the day (to make up taking the day out of work Sunday night).
Work has been sort of all right. The manager who's e-mails seemed to have changed approach from department first/employee health & safety second, seems a hell of a lot more sincere than the call that I mentioned in the last entry. Though, I have to say it's confusing the wording of the correspondences. At first she seems to be asking for the details of the assault including whether or not I filed a police report because the company's security was inquiring about it. When I supplied all the information; the very next correspondence seems to indicate that they never asked for that information and whether or not she had permission to forward it to security. Of course, was my response. Anything to assist Security come up with contingency plans for that to never happen to another employee works for me.
One of these days I think I'm going to have to completely sequester myself and try to sort out all the confusing and conflicting things I've learned about this job and the people I work with. There's so much that I've learned about the environment and while there's some really positive things, there's a whole lot of other things that need to be addresses and/or improved.
And with that, I'm done covering the rest for the moment… Off to perhaps spend some time with the cat and ponder what I'm cooking for lunch today. Until the next time I surface from the underground world I often live in.