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|Monday, February 20th, 2017|
|Friday, January 13th, 2017|
|NTS: Calendar of Stuff
Since this came in so handy last year, I'm again going to us lj to keep track of my upcoming races/registered events.2017:
01/22 (Sun): NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Marathon - 8am / Central Park
02/05 (Sun): NYRR Gridiron 4M - 9am / Central Park
02/12 (Sun): Fursuit event - GiGi's Playhouse
03/04 (Sat): Fursuit event - Albany Kidz Expo
03/05 (Sun): Fursuit event - St Patrick's Parade for All
03/12 (Sun): PAX East
03/19 (Sun): NYRR UA NYC Half Marathon - 730am / Central Park
03/25 (Sat): NYRR Spring Classic 10k - 9am / Central Park
04/01 (Sat): NYRR Boomer's Run to Breathe 4M
04/23 (Sun): NYRR Run as One
05/07 (Sun): Fursuit event - MS Walk (awaiting confirmation
05/14 (Sun): NYRR Japan Run
05/18 (Thur): AHA Wall Street Run
05/20 (Sat): NYRR Brooklyn Half-Marathon / Brooklyn
05/27 (Sat): NYC Color Run
06/03 (Sat): Night Nation Run - 5pm / Aviator Sports Brooklyn
06/04 (Sun): NYRR 5M
06/17 (Sat): NYRR Queens 10k - 745am / Queens
06/24 (Sat): NYRR Pride Run
06/25 (Sun): NYRR Achilles Run
07/15 (Sat): City Challenge NYC - 1030am / Randall's Island
07/22 (Sat): Blacklight Slide - 7pm / Aviator Sports Brooklyn
11/05 (Sun): NYC Marathon
Today was Jocelyne's last day, we knew it was coming. Company had kept her on for over a year now as a consultant/temp, however they can't legally go past eighteen months (she'd previously worked in another area of the company before coming over to us) and that wasn't in the cards. Now the rest of us will split up her Divisions, since they appear to be closing that position... we'll see how that goes.
To go off on a tangent... I should note that Jocelyne herself had replaced a temp, Darra, who didn't work out so well (management found out fairly quickly that guy had a lot of problems). But they screwed up the non-renewal of his contract, the HR person in our company had mistakenly thought all the temp contracts were being renewed when it was just everyone but his. Because he had gotten into the habit of "working remotely" on fridays (more on that) they didn't tell him til monday (I had sorta spilled the beans when I heard about it that friday afternoon and responded to an email of his ending with something like 'good luck with your next position' - this of course freaked him out, I tried to backpedal when I instantly realized he was in the dark. He got in touch with the HR person, they still thought his contract was being renewed, and then of course fast forward to some awkwardness that monday. In the end I heard he never returned his company issued iPhone.
At the moment we've only got one temp still working with our group - they either let the others go or hired them on as full time positions (which in itself is kinda bullshit how they did that, as compared to the other full timers here... which I don't really want to go into).
|Sunday, January 1st, 2017|
|Year in Review: 2016
Looks like I haven't done one of these posts since 2011... so I may be a little rusty ^.^;;;Friends & Family ( Collapse )Work ( Collapse )Entertainment ( Collapse )Conventions ( Collapse )Trips( Collapse )Health & Fitness( Collapse )
Final notes... well at this point I'm not too happy with my current situation. I'm sure sometime in 2017 things'll change whether I initiate it or not. May get caught in a layoff or decide to depart on my own, my time in NYC seems less and less enjoyable as many friends are either moved away or are a bit less accessible. I've got so much shit too, I imagine trying to do a more minimalist lifestyle but I just don't think that fits with me. It's a nice dream though, to have an appropriate amount of stuff and not feel weighed down by so much extra.
I mentioned it in the new years resolutions but really what I need to start doing is getting my shit together. But a couple years back I started a bucket list
post... which would be nice to check off some items from that as well.
|Saturday, December 31st, 2016|
Taxi Driver (1976
2. Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016
3. American Ultra (2015
5. Ted 2 (2015
6. Burnt (2015
7. Escape from Tomorrow (2013
9. The Witch (2015
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016
11. 51 (2011
13. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016
14: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015
15. The Legend of Hercules (2014
16. Abominable Christmas (2012
Last Shift (2014
18. The Blood Lands (2014
19. The Boss (2016
The Jungle Book (2016
The Good Dinosaur (2015
24. The Joneses (2009
25. Escape from Planet Earth (2013
26. Goosebumps (2015
The Lego Movie (2014
28. Rio 2 (2014
29. Justice League vs Teen Titans (2016
. Captain America: Civil War (2016
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016
The Nice Guys (2016
35. The Gift (2015
36. Self/less (2015
38. Cell 211 (2009
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016
40. Vacation (2015
Batman: Year One (2011
42. Quackerz (2016
43. Nanny McPhee (2005
The Boy and the Beast (2015
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011
Inside Out (2015
47. Avengers Grimm (2015
48. The Visit (2015
Final Girl (2015
50. Hitman: Agent 47 (2015
51. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016
52. Our Brand is Crisis (2015
53. Hitch (2005
Ex Machina (2015
55. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016
56. The Secret Life of Pets (2016
57. Break Point (2014
58. Superbad (2007
59. Unfinished Business (2015
60. Black Mass (2015
61. Suicide Squad (2016
62. The Martian (2015
63. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015
Don't Breathe (2016
Kung Pow! Enter the Fist (2002
67. War Dogs (2016
68. The Adventures of Panda Warrior (2016
69. Sausage Party (2016
71. The Night Before (2015
72. The Croods (2013
73. The Angry Birds Movie (2016
74. A Monster in Paris (2011
75. Porco Rosso (1992
76. Norm of the North (2016
77. The Walk (2015
78. Daddy's Home (2015
79. Point Break (2015
80. The Forest (2016
81. Triple 9 (2016
82. Keeping up with the Joneses (2016
83. The Accountant (2016
84. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016
85. Iron Sky (2012
The Girl on the Train (2016
87. Beyond Beyond (2014
88. Funny Games (2007
89. Cosmopolis (2012
90. Batman: The Killing Joke (2016
91. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016
The Big Short (2015
Moomins and the Comet Chase (2010
95. Ratchet & Clank (2016
Eating Raoul (1982
97. Keanu (2016
98. The Purge: Election Year (2016
99. The Games Maker (2014
100. Moomin and Midsummer Madness (2008
103. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016
104. Doctor Strange (2016
105. The Shallows (2016
106. The Frog Kingdom (2015
107. Bridesmaids (2011
108. Terminator Genisys (2015
109. The Lobster (2015
110. Office Christmas Party (2016
111. Rogue One (2016
112. Hardcore Henry (2016
113. The Brothers Grimsby (2016
115. A Mouse Tale (2015
116. Neon Demon (2016
117. Bone Tomahawk (2015
118. Sing (2016
119. Why Him? (2016
|Friday, December 30th, 2016|
Television shows - Last Season Watched
??? = Either reminder of show I'm interested in seeing or don't have a season completed yet
Agents of SHIELD - season 1
American Horror Story - season 4
Angry Birds Toons - season1/volume 1
Archer - season 6
Arrow - season 3
Big Bang Theory - season 7
Boardwalk Empire - complete
Bob's Burgers - season 4
Bojack Horseman - ???
Bored to Death - complete
Breaking Bad - complete
Castle - ???
Desperate Housewives - season 1
Dexter - season 1
Fresh Off the Boat - season 1
Gotham - season 2
Gravity Falls - ???
House of Cards - season 3
How I Met Your Mother - ???
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - season 10
iZombie - season 2
The Larry Sanders Show - season 4
The League - season 5
The Middleman - complete
Mike Tyson Mysteries - season 1
Modern Family - season 7
Monk - ???
Once Upon a Time - season 4
Orange is the New Black - season 3
Over the Garden Wall - complete
Parks and Recreation - season 2
Penny Dreadful - season 1
Portlandia - season 4
Psych - ???
Rick and Morty - season 2
Sons of Anarchy- season 1
Space Dandy - complete
Teen Titans Go! - ???
True Blood - complete
Tyrant - season 1
Veep - season 4
Walking Dead - season 5
Wayward Pines - season 1
We Bare Bears - ???
|Thursday, December 29th, 2016|
|New Year Resolutions
Since I've been absolutely horrible at actually accomplishing these things I'll keep this new one simple... get your shit together
. Interpret that however you like, I have some specific areas in particular where it applies but I don't think it's worth going into here.
Oh, and maybe knock off at least one more item from ye old bucket list
|Thursday, December 22nd, 2016|
Looking back at some of my old con posts reminds me of two things, 1) I need to start making convention posts again and 2) I need to include photos from said cons in the posts.
I'm more a visual person, seeing photos from those respective years and locations... brings out a lot more of the nostalgia ^.^;;;
|Tuesday, December 6th, 2016|
|Con-Roster Meme (updated?)
Looks like the last time I updated this was sometime in 2013... I'm reposting this along with what I think I can remember of years I attended that were previously missing. Might have to make some changes, this is more as a reminder to myself to update this thing.
Chiller Theater: 2006
FA United: 2007
Further Confusion: 2004
Mephit FurMeet: 2003
Midwest FurFest: 2003
NY ComicCon: 2007
PAX East: 2011
Rock and Shock: 2011
Special Edition NYC: 2014
What The Fur: 2011
Pandaguy Picnic: 2004
|Monday, November 21st, 2016|
|Friday, October 7th, 2016|
|Thursday, September 29th, 2016|
Oh and if you want to know why I was looking back at old posts, it just started with me looking back at my old book & movie reading/watchings. Decided to bold the numbers next to books I would recommend to people (I may do the same with my movie lists as well). Then I got a little disappointed I only started keeping track of movies/books I'd explored for the first time starting back in 2009 (since I know there were some interesting things before then) and noticed I had tagged the first couple years with my "self" tag... so let's follow that. And that brings me to that post from 2007 I made which in hindsight is hilariously titled something like "2 Year Plan" LOL.
Aside from all that, if you're looking for nifty books to read check out my books tag - and especially look into the ones which are bold
|A glimpse into the mindset of yesterday...
Sometimes you go back and look at old entries, old thoughts and you're like... well that didn't turn out the way I'd hoped.
Looked back at some old entries and came across this one
... yeah, whatever I was thinking of doing back then, didn't quite turn out that way. Best laid plans and all that ^.^;;;
Short version, made an entry in 2007 with a vague plan for the following two years - I don't think I followed through with any of that shit.
|Wednesday, September 7th, 2016|
|Researchers just found a second 'Dyson Sphere' star
But still no aliens.
BEC CREW 2 SEP 2016
When astronomers discovered a strange pattern of light near a distant star called KIC 8462852 back in October
, it was like nothing anyone had observed before.
When a planet passes in front of star, the star’s brightness usually dips by around 1 percent, but KIC 8462852 has been experiencing dips of up to 22 percent, suggesting that something huge is zooming past. And now a second star with strange dips in brightness has been identified.
Named EPIC 204278916
, the star is estimated to be about the size of our Sun in diameter, but has only half its mass.
It was discovered by NASA's Kepler spacecraft in 2014, and ever since, a team of astronomers led by Simone Scaringi from the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Germany have been keeping tabs on its dips in light, or 'light curves'.
And this thing is even stranger than KIC 8462852.( Collapse )
|Tuesday, September 6th, 2016|
|HOW DO WE COLONIZE VENUS?
Published: 4 Sep , 2016
by Matt WilliamsWelcome back to our series on Colonizing the Solar System! Today, we take a look at Earth’s “sister planet”, the hellish, yet strangely similar planet Venus. Enjoy!
Since humans first began looking up at the skies, they have been aware of Venus. In ancient times, it was known as both the “Morning Star” and the “Evening Star”, due to its bright appearance in the sky at sunrise and sunset. Eventually, astronomers realized that it was in fact a planet, and that like Earth, it too orbited the Sun. And thanks to the Space Age and numerous missions to the planet, we have learned exactly what kind of environment Venus has.
With an atmosphere so dense that it makes regular surface imaging impossible, heat so intense it can melt lead, and sulfuric acid rain, there seems little reason to go there. But as we’ve learned in recent years, Venus was once a very different place, complete with oceans and continents
. And with the right technology, colonies could be built above the clouds, where they would be safe.( Collapse )
|Wednesday, August 31st, 2016|
|Failure to Find Aliens Means We're in Safe Space
The Gaian Bottleneck hypothesis makes cosmic loneliness reassuring.
Dyani Sabin / SETI
July 28, 2016
Four billion years ago, eight planets circled the sun. There was potential for life on the second, third, and fourth farthest from the star, but none yet existed. On Venus, an overactive greenhouse effect exterminated that potential. On Mars, low gravity allowed solar wind to wipe away the atmosphere, freezing out the potential. On Earth, life blossomed in the oceans, proliferated and evolved to the point where those in possession of it could ponder their own origins.
But why Earth? A little-known but surprisingly potent theory suggests we are alone or almost alone in the universe — not because life is rare but because co-evolution with planetary forces is so strenuous that most life does not survive. Proponents of this theory, called the Gaian Bottleneck, are drawing from the older Gaian World hypothesis, which suggests the presence of life changes the environment, helping maintain the conditions necessary for life to continue to exist.( Collapse )
|Thursday, May 12th, 2016|
|NTS: Upcoming Races
Upcoming Registered Races 2016 (Date / Name of Race / Start Time / Start Location):
05/14 (Sat): NYRR Healthy Kidney 10k - 9am / Central Park 05/19 (Thu): AHA Wall Street Run 3M - 645pm / WTC
05/21 (Sat): NYRR Brooklyn Half - 7am / Brooklyn
06/18 (Sat): NYRR Queens 10k - 830am / Flushing Park
06/25 (Sat): NYRR Pride Run 5M - 830am / Central Park
06/26 (Sun): NYRR Achilles 4M - 9am / Central Park
08/13 (Sat): NY City Challenge - 930am / Randall's Island Park
08/20 (Sat): Blacklight Slide
08/21 (Sun): NYRR France 8k - 8am / Central Park
08/28 (Sun): NYRR Henry Isola Cross Country 4M - 1130am / Van Cortlandt Park
09/25 (Sun): NYRR Bronx 10M - 8am / Bronx
11/06 (Sun): NYRR NYC Marathon 26.2M - 7am / NY Public Library (Midtown Bus)
11/24 (Thu): Rhinebeck Turkey Trot 5k - 8am / Rhinebeck
12/03 (Sat): NYRR Jingle Bell Jog 4M - 930am / Prospect Park Brooklyn
12/10 (Sat): NYRR Ted Corbitt 15k - 830am / Central Park
|Friday, May 6th, 2016|
eh, just feeling a bit nostalgic so checked out the furs_remembered
community and wrote down some memories for some folks that passed on over the years.
That community was an interesting idea, I'm not sure how I found out about it but it didn't really last long. Whoever created it used a sockpuppet account as the sole owner/moderator. But their interest or ability to stay involved didn't seem to last very long, eventually that account was deleted and then later purged. And since I think membership to that community is moderated (or at least non-member posts) that means it's doomed to fade away. Not that it matters much, outside the first wave of posts the owner stopped being involved at all and I didn't see much involvement from the few other members who had joined. As of right now my posts are the only other ones on that community.
Gonna back up a bit, the furs_remembered
community is used to document furries who have passed away and as a place to share memories of them. I've followed the initial guideline set up by the owner - namely the initial post is just to include the name(s) and birth/death information, any memories or additional information would be shared through comments in that post. Sounded like a nice idea, sorta a more personal version of the wikifur person articles.
Kinda depressingly I had far too many names to add to the list. Many of them I had only known in passing but... still sad :/
|Wednesday, April 27th, 2016|
Guess it says how little I've been following livejournal these days but just noticed that the option to label your lj-cut has been removed, either that or the command has been changed from the whole brackets lj-cut text="text" thing.
This change is being reflected on my old posts so I know it's not just a matter of me forgetting the correct commands. Not a biggie but it will require extra labeling on my part if I do write any long posts and hope to make it easier on the eyes for anyone still perusing their friend lists.