Monday, June 08, 2015

The "How Is It This Far Into June Already?" Currentlies

Current clothes: Blue jeans. T-shirt from White Sands National Momument. White socks.

Current mood: Grrrrr. Computers are frustrating.

Current music: Nothing at the moment. Maybe I need some soothing music.

Current annoyance: I've been trying out various options for backing up my new PC. None of them seems to be quite what I want, and all of them have done at least one WTFish thing when I've tried them.

Current thing: Messing around with the new computer all day. And then playing Papers, Please on it all night. (Glory to Arstotzka!)

Current desktop picture: It's still this, although keeping it that way has been kind of an issue, because now that I have two Windows 8 machines (this and the laptop), Microsoft decided that clearly I want them both to have the same wallpaper. I got it to stop doing that, but I'm a little nervous to see if changing that setting changes anything else the next time I reboot.

Current book: Saving the Original Sinner: How Christians Have Used the Bible's First Man to Oppress, Inspire, and Make Sense of the World by Karl W. Giberson. Which I'm finding interesting from a historical perspective, and which maybe explains a few things about today's breed of evangelical Christianity.

Current song in head: Warren Zevon's "Networking". Dated, but thematically appropriate.

Current refreshment: Some kind of cheap zero-calorie black cherry soda water stuff. It's better than it sounds.

Current DVD in player: Disc 1 of season 6 of Dexter. Based on the fist two episodes, I'd say the storyline for this season could either be really cool and interesting, or it could get really stupid. Given that I know at least two people who bailed on the show at more or less this point, I'm not putting any money on Option A. As of now, though, I am still enjoying the show (for definitions of "enjoying" that include things that are dark and fucked-up). If nothing else, Michael C. Hall's performance alone would make it worth watching. The guest casting has been pretty great, too. But I think you could get an entire dissertation out of all the ways in which it consistently fails to evolve into the brilliant show it could be. (This spoilery AV Club discussion of the season 5 finale covers a lot of the reasons pretty well.)

Current worry: I think most of my worries at the moment, like most of my worries most of the time, boil down to a fear of not meeting my personal responsibilities. God, I hate being an adult.

Current thought: Everything actually is perfectly OK. Even if it does involve me having to act like an adult far too much of the time.


  1. Papers Please looks interesting from the link you included, but is it even remotely fun?

    1. That's actually a really interesting question. It shouldn't be remotely fun. It basically simulates doing a tedious job in a terrible, and morally compromising, environment. And yet... you do really want to keep playing it. Or at least, I do, and from everything I've seen, most people feel the same. (It also costs all of $9.99, so it doesn't take a huge amount of cash to find out.)