You would think a work week with only two days in it would be a breeze to get through. You would be wrong, or at least I am struggling with it. There is something about being off work for five days in a row that really resets your mental clock. While I had not deviated terribly in my sleep patterns… I did deviate massively in my pants wearing patterns. What is making this experience weirder is the fact that I represent the only management team member for my side of the office, and as a result I have people I don’t normally manage coming up to me and asking advice on issues. However we push on because it is in fact Friday… the harbinger of another respite from work. That said I know that come Monday morning everyone will be expecting the entire office to be firing on all cylinders so I am trying to take advantage of this lull in people actually being around the office to catch up on things.
On the blog front… I am working on some details for Monday where I talk about the return of Blaugust. Yes that is right I am doing it again this year because I feel like the community needs something to rally around. I do intend to shift things up a bit however and make it less about posting every single day and more an amalgam of the various events that we used to do as a community but have let slip by the wayside. Expect a few elements of the Newbie Blogger Initiative to be thrown into the mix as well to broaden the sort of folks involved. I will have charts and graphs and all measure of adult looking representations of my thoughts for Monday morning (I am only slightly kidding) but it isn’t quite ready for primetime yet.
On the gaming front I am still very much engaged with Elder Scrolls Online and looking forward to Update 19 that comes with the Wolfhunter DLC. If I had to guess this will probably land sometime around Quake Con that is coming up August 9th through the 12th. The main reason why I am super interested in this update is that apparently we are finally getting single line respecs… only five years after asking for these in alpha. I’ve always been way more into being a Hunter than a Werewolf or Vampire… so the whole Van Helsing style outfit they are showing off is definitely in my wheelhouse. Speaking of outfits however… I keep playing with the wardrobe system and creating my very own “plate dress” ensemble. You can absolutely blame World of Warcraft and the Judgement set for hooking me on this appearance, but unfortunately at this moment the only skirt option I have available to me is one that is Daedric themed, so I am just sorta rolling with that appearance as a whole.
I’ve been playing with some different combinations of pieces for the Arms and Shoulders… the first image in this series is what I am currently wearing but I am thinking seriously of going back to this combination shown in the above image. I think it blended better together and I dig the uncovered hands better than the various gloved options. I also seem to have settled on running around with the adorable wolf cub as my companion as opposed to the wide variety of violent critters I also have access to. At this point I am a few quest chains deep into The Rift and still loving the whole encountering people I interacted with in the past. This time it was someone who dates back all the way to Bleakrock… which makes me wonder if I had chosen differently in Bal Foyen if I would have had a different interaction. I am guessing that would be the case, but I absolutely think I chose correctly this time around.
Anyways… time to get to work. Have a wonderful weekend and tune in Monday as I begin unrolling the nonsense that is to be this years Blaugust.