So the impulse I anticipated for the next week came earlier. Apparently the energy was boiling up too much and spilled over. I still think this is some kind of topping process, but it just got a time extension. Will we break the 230 concrete ceiling? We don't know and anybody who says they do are full of it. :)
I don't trade VIX anymore because of the buy and sell spread - it's crazy wide and you can't "walk away" if you changed your mind.