This weekend was a bit of a mixed bag. One the positive side we decided to go visit the adorable kitten that is being taken care of by my Mother in Law. The little guy still seems to greatly favor me, and wandering around my beard… but this is a photo of him asleep behind my wife’s neck. To be truthful just a bit before this photo he was asleep behind my neck but she wanted kitten snuggles and swiped him. Unsurprisingly he settled right down and went back to sleep, having just finished a big meal a little beforehand. The kitten is almost heartbreakingly sweet, but is otherwise doing amazingly well. I also thought that maybe while I was in a new area and around a lake I would find all new sets of Pokemon, but for the most part on that front it was a complete bust. I found a handful of Pidgeys but that was honestly just about it. Which honestly I guess I am not terribly surprised given the cry on the Reddit about the need for better distribution of critters in deeply rural areas. Being around said kitten honestly was a bit of a mixed blessing, because on one level he is so adorable. On the other level it is a little bittersweet knowing that he will more than likely never come home to stay with us. The kitten is more more less already spoken for, and then there is the problem with his gender. After having a tom cat that had massive issues with spraying… we don’t ever want to live through that again. So for the last several years we have largely sworn off male cats. I just have no clue how to make sure a kitten never turns into a sprayer, because nothing we did to try and rehabilitate Mac ever seemed to make a difference.
As far as Pokemon Go is concerned, we recorded pretty much an entire podcast this weekend devoted to the game. However for whatever reason I didn’t really play much of it this weekend. During the podcast I burned an incense only to find out that I have a really hard time paying attention to that and podcasting at the same time. While I ended up getting a Psyduck after chasing it around my neighborhood for ages… I know for certain that I missed out on a handful of critters given that while the incense will draw them close, it doesn’t actually make them stay around for terribly long. I know for certain I missed out on a second Goldeen this way, and probably several others because I kept getting lost in talking and forgetting entirely that I had a timer ticking down. Friday night I did a little parking lot hopping, driving to different parking lots and walking around looking for anything interesting. Doing this I managed to catch a Snorlax, which apparently is super rare and I get why given how rough it was to actually capture. It started doing this thing that seemed like it was blowing the Pokeball to the side making everything curve out of the way. I wound up feeding it a berry, and getting some curve ball action going on to counteract it finally seeing that magical third twitch of the ball meaning I had successfully captured it.
The bulk of the weekend though, and yesterday especially I was just frustrated and filled with rage. I would love to be able to make sense of it but really there was no real reason for it. I just woke up Sunday morning with a horrible headache and everything seemed to anger me. I tried to isolate myself as much as possible because the moment I was actually around someone, like my poor wife I was snapping at them. The headache was intense, but not so much as to cause that sort of reaction. I struggled with finding something to really settle down and enjoy, that is until late Sunday afternoon I settled on finally watching through the tail end of the episodes of The Magicians. The uncomfortable sensation of wanting to play something, but nothing quite fitting the bill was maddening. I swear over the course of the day I booted up literally every game installed on my laptop only to log right back out a few minutes later frustrated. Probably the best thing I could have done was taken a nap… but given my less than friendly relationship with sleep that would have only lead to more problems. Basically for most of Sunday I was in essence a fussy baby, with my pacifier finally being mindlessly watching a television show. After I found something that actually seemed to keep my interest, I was then apparently able to log in and play something… and I finished the night by wrapping up my crystal grind for the new Relic weapon in Final Fantasy XIV. Now I am apparently in need of running a series of dungeons to “harden” the weapon or some such. Which makes me wonder if I can now do Snowcloak unsynced and solo it.