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|Tuesday, December 31st, 2013|
Race Calendar 2013
Sunday, NYRR Manhattan Half-Marathon / 13.1M / 2:31:32 / 11:34
Sunday, NYRR Gridiron Classic / 4M / 40:46 / 10:11
Saturday, NYC Runs Riverside Park 10K
Riverside Park / 1:01:15
Sunday, NYC Half / 2:21:16 / 10:47
Saturday, Spring Fling 10K
, 930am / 1:02:13
Saturday, Scotland Run / 6.2M / 1:01:06 / 9:52
Sunday, Run for the Parks / 4M / 37:30 / 9:23
Sunday, Run as One / 4M / 36:01 / 9:01
May 11: Saturday, UAE Healthy Kidney
May 12: Sunday, Japan Day
May 18: Saturday, Brooklyn Half-Marathon
May 30: Thursday, AHA Wall Street Run
Jun 02: Sunday, Celebrate Israel Run
Jun 29: Saturday, Front Runners Pride Run
Jun 30: Sunday, Achilles Hope & Possibility
Jul 20: Saturday, Boomer's Run to Breathe
Jul 21: Sunday, Queens 10k
Jul 27: Saturday, Long Training Run #1
Aug 24: Saturday, Harlem 5k Run
Nov 02: Saturday, Dash to the Finish Line
Nov 03: Sunday, ING NYC Marathon Current Mood: exhausted
|Friday, April 26th, 2013|
|MS Walk - May 5th
I'm so used to doing this event on my own that I have neglected posting information about it, if you're interested in attending the info can be found here
. And for those who are unfamiliar with it, it's a small event at the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park - it's never had many fursuiters attend because of its size and short duration. Though if anyone is in the area and would like to join, always appreciated :)
It'll be interesting this year, I'll be heading back to the city afterwards with my family to celebrate my sister's birthday. So it'll be like, do the event, maybe grab a bite to eat with anyone else who joins the event, grab train back to city, go to queens and drop off suit before coming back to manhattan for whatever my family is planning for my sister (more than likely bar-hopping). Another exhausting weekend I'm sure ^.^;;;
|Friday, April 5th, 2013|
|MS Walk - May 5th
Need to update this thing more often, there are a few events we've gone through which would like to post recaps on... that being said.
I've been contacted by the MS Walk at the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park, NY and they would really love to have our mascot critters attend again next month. There is work going on the buildings there but I've been assured we'll have a changing area.
It's a small event, in the past we've been able to make due with at most a few mascots (and since it really doesn't last that long, I'll confirm the times but usually ends at noon; I wouldn't expect folks with a bit of a commute to attend this one).
Let me know if anyone is interested :)
|Wednesday, February 27th, 2013|
|This Saturday - Albany Kidz Expo - final details
Just as a final note before the Kidz Expo this saturday. The parking pass has been emailed to everyone expected to drive - remember you need to print out a copy of the pass to leave on your dashboard and just so there isn't any confusion, you will need to fill out the driver information on the bottom of the delivery form and email it back to the contact listed on the sheet - all passengers should carry some form of ID in case the security asks for it
When you arrive at the event I will be in the main auditorium with the majority of the booths - if you do not have my cell number please drop me a note and I'll get it to you. Our changing area is behind the stage one level down (you will see a ramp behind the stage). I had mentioned before that the event starts at 10am but I think it also makes sense to arrive a little early if you can to avoid the crowds while transporting your gear.
I will be receiving an Expo badge from our contact on saturday morning and hand them out to our group as they arrive, you will be required to wear this badge on your costume in order to be identified as an official volunteer for the event - this will prevent any issues with the security at the event.
If anyone has not received the parking pass/delivery form email, please let me know - please email the delivery form by the end of today.
Now for the info previously stated: Fursuiters:coyotyfionnadhfreakylynxjbadgermister_fpanzierraffadaxHandlers:happypupspyke_g
If I missed anybody or you wish to be added to the list, please let me know.
Below are the event details as per my forwarded email:( Kidz Expo Event Details:Collapse )
After the event we'll probably grab dinner, in the past we've usually used the Metro 20 diner (decent diner food, space to accomodate our group). If anyone would like to suggest a different eating location which can accommodate our group, please drop a note.Metro 20 Diner
1709 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
|Tuesday, February 26th, 2013|
|War of the Ants
War of the Ants Intensifies in U.SAnt species losing ground to venomous kind
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA
Published: February 25, 2013
An aggressive species of ant may be losing ground in North America to a more aggressive — and potentially dangerous — species, according to a new study.
Argentine ants long ago established dominance in many parts of the continent, thanks to their ability to form “super colonies” consisting of thousands of ants. But the species seems to have met its match in the Asian needle ant, which was observed stealing turf from the Argentine ant over four years in a North Carolina office park.
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|Thursday, February 21st, 2013|
|Penguin Plunge - this saturday
If the Penguin Plunge itself decides to change due to snow it will be posted here: http://www.soct.org/plunges/
But please, even if they're still set to go but the weather looks too rough for your driving situation please don't risk it.
Possible snow on saturday - For those attending Penguin Plunge this saturday, be sure to check weather report in morning. If it doesn't look safe, please don't risk attending. Send me a text (if you need my number, drop me a note here).
Just to recap, I've got the following folks listed as attending.
The event will take place at the Middletown Penguin Plunge at Crystal Lake in Connecticut this saturday (February 23rd):( Event DetailsCollapse )
Any additional people interested in attending, please let me know :)
Here's the schedule I was provided:
10am - 1130am Penguin Registration (Banguet Room)
1125am Clear registration area of spectators and guests
1145am Staging of Penguins
1:15pm Awards start (I'll check in the morning if our group will be mentioned, otherwise we can head out to lunch)
|Thursday, January 17th, 2013|
|Upcoming fursuiting events
Dates are set for two events which have invited fursuiters in the past.
February 23rd, The Penguin Plunge
out in Middletown Connecticut. Great fundraising event we've attended for quite a few years now.
March 2nd, Hannaford Kidz Expo
in Albany, NY. Another great event, draws in a lot more people with a host of vendors from the local area. I've managed to secure a booth for us again, we've gotten contacted by a number of other events which have liked to invite us after seeing our group.
For both I am looking for both fursuiters and handlers who can work at public events, basically this just means being on best behavior while in character ^.^;;;
Let me know on this post or on the above two posts if you're interested, not going to assume the same people who have attended in the past can attend again... though I may contact you privately if you've attended in the past because we've had a real good group over the years and I'd love to have your help making these events successful again :D
|Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013|
|Purged accounts are now purged
So apparently the new update to livejournal automatically removes purged accounts from your friends & members lists. I find that kind of sad, there were some folks I left on there out of nostalgia even though I knew they were never coming back. Current Mood: sad
|Tuesday, January 1st, 2013|
|Year In Review: 2012
Another year passed and time to take a quick glance at the happenings so better to learn what to attempt again and what to avoid :)Family
As mentioned last year, my cousin Dave and his wife expected and delivered a baby this year - Aina. Work
Wow... what to say. The job is at the same place but there have been some changes. First off, one of my co-workers of at least a couple years, Yina, transferred to a position in Florida. Then there was a major re-org within our group and the divisions I'd been working with since just about the time I started with the group were changed, I now deal with the Construction divisions which have some of their own quirks, not to mention the management staff for those divisions both changed and were a lot less experienced. Within that org change we had two of our directors transferred to different areas of the company and my own manager transferred to a new group which was created specifically for doing the accruals. I found myself under a new manager (Vikram), who had been working with our group for awhile (though I really don't know how long) but on a different floor and who rarely interacted with any of us. There was a short awkward phase until he managed to get me and himself transferred to the 21st floor with some of our other group who'd been down there for over a year. Two new employees also joined our group, both fairly new out of college (Jason and Vince). Jason began working under Vikram and took over the division duties he'd been doing up til that point and Vince began working under Rosa. Some... conflict with how Vikram did his duties (after a particularly bad blow-up with a coworker of mine I think he was asked to tone it down a bit because he became a bit easier going after that), but overall he didn't mesh well with a number of the employees or managers; in November we found ourselves working for a week in NJ due to the damage caused by Sandy and shortly before we returned to our normal office Vikram took me and Jason out for some drinks and announced he was transferring to a new group by the end of the month. So as of right now I should probably expect a new manager to be hired sometime in 2013 to take over... that or some additional re-org in our group, I dunno because not really in the loop.
I finally got an answer on the "noodle incident
" of why a manager at my company (not related at all to my group, though I'd interacted with him a bit since he was on my floor a lot). I can't say the truth was that shocking, I mean it was a bit crazy and I'm glad I'd gotten that question answered because the curiosity was too much :PConventions
Seem to be averaging this amount each year these days. Attended the comic dealer MoCCA Festival again, as usual I picked up some nifty indie comics to add to my collection. Also again attended NYC Comic Con, oh man it was super crowded. I think this was also the first time in a long time I was able to attend more than one day; even with three days it wasn't enough to experience everything.
Furry Con wise I attended Anthrocon
again, this time taking the megabus... which had some advantages as well as disadvantages. FA United
was another of the regular cons, this year though because of the timing I could only attend for a day, drove out to NJ on saturday and returned later that night. FurFright is the their regular con I've been attending. And for first time, since it's the first year in existence, Furry End of the World which was set to coincide with the Mayan Calendar. Trips
Traveled to my college reunion
again, another off year (twelve years since graduation), which again was fun and laid back - saw some which lives out there as well.
Traveled out to Las Vegas with family, got to see Evil Dead the Musical.Entertainment
Saw the play Anything Goes
with some friends, turned out to be the last performance for the lead actress Sutton Foster.
Once again I've kept a list of new books
, honestly for books I'd probably pick House of Leaves as my top pick. It's a little more difficult looking at movies, I very much enjoyed Dark Knight Rises, though quite a few others were fairly good though nothing blew me away.Health and Fitness
Been doing a lot more running but lost most of the progress I'd made from the first half of the year in the second half. Even though I'd gotten lucky with the NYC Marathon lottery for the year, due to Hurricane Sandy the marathon was canceled. But I did complete more than enough races to get guaranteed entry into both the Marathon and Half-Marathon for 2013. As mentioned in my goals for the year, not doing so great on the weight-loss front. I was very close to making my goal for the year as early as April of 2012 and then... well, I'm going to blame a lot of stress at work on why I really lost my way, too much stress eating and skipping the gym too many days.
Something I added last year to this little recap of the year - one picture I took during the year and one picture taken of me taken in the year:( Pictures!Collapse )
|Monday, December 31st, 2012|
|New Year Resolutions - 2013 Edition
That time again, to see how far we've missed our targets and try again :)
But first of course is seeing my goals for this year...( 2012 Resolution StatusCollapse )
1. Lose Weight. This sounds like a lot of deja-vu, though this time around I just want to really lose weight and look fit - no arbitrary numbers for the weight loss, just want to look and feel good. Hell, I've got a wedding to go to next year, I think I can at least try and be a bit more photogenic - both physically and in how I dress.
2. Go minimalist. I really need to get rid of crap I ultimately don't need. My storage space is about to be cut in half if my parents go through with moving for their retirement next year, that means the stuff I've been keeping at their place? Gotta go somewhere else.
3. Last Year Goals. Again with trying to write more (at least one complete story, even if its short), One full photo album, Picture a Day Video, beat at least one video game.
4. Run the NYC Marathon. And not just run it, I want to do it in a reasonable time rather than just flopping across the finish line. I was doing great til about the halfway mark of 2012 then sorta... lost my way and had my finish times begin to suffer and my body feel worse each consecutive race even with the short races. I want a steady improvement in my paces culminating in the 26.2 mile test.
5. Start looking for a change in jobs. I'm not even asking myself to do any interviews just update my resume, create a LinkdIn account, and try to consider making some changes... because where I'm at currently, nope not working out so great.
|Sunday, December 30th, 2012|
|2012 Registered Races
This post is just to keep an active list of all the races I'm currently signed up for or have interest in signing onto. 2012 Races:Race Name / Distance / Net Time / Pace per Mile( Completed RacesCollapse )
|Tuesday, December 18th, 2012|
|Albany Kidz Expo
I'll make a more official sounding post when I get the chance but I spoke with our contact for the Hannaford Kidz Expo and we're definitely invited back and will have access to the same changing area as before. Before I let him know whether we'll need a booth again I just want to get a preliminary headcount, if we get a booth we'll need to have at least one person at it at all times - I will do it for the majority of the event if necessary but I also want some fursuit time :P
It will be once again in Albany on the first saturday of March and is an all day event - ending around 5pm and most of us grab dinner afterwards. Great event with lots of receptive kids and adults - lots of cool stuff going on, lots of other vendors and mascots (the Star Wars 501st usually attends as well). We've been doing this event for some years now and have had a lot of fun every year.
So show of hands, who is interested?
|Monday, December 3rd, 2012|
This saturday hosting a get together at my place to celebrate my birthday, no gifts please - just looking to chill with folks. Already picked up plenty of soda, got a bunch of chips, some ice cream, and I'll be ordering a cake soon (the consensus seems to be pointed towards a chocolate moose cake). So a combination of junk food, video & board games, still got plenty of alcohol ready to be drunk... just need to get a preliminary headcount :)
Looking to start it as early as 1pm this saturday, December 8th, and end whenever... let me know if you're thinking of dropping by. We should have food for dinner but there's also the option of running out to TGIF or Santa Fe or something if what's available isn't enough... I know there will be plenty of snacks though ^.^;;;
I'm on 71st Avenue in Queens - if you are looking to attend just let me know and I'll get you directions.
|Saturday, November 10th, 2012|
|Mascot Mayhem Fridays
I got word from our contact from the Albany Kidz Expo, they're looking to do a couple friday events (January 18th & February 8th) from 6pm to 8pm at the Empire State Plaza Ice Skating Rink (skating is not required but sounded like it might be an option for anyone interested).
If anyone is interested, drop me a note. It sounded like a very preliminary email, just to gauge interest and if we could provide any fursuiters.
|Sunday, October 7th, 2012|
Battery on my cellphone isn't holding a charge, until I get this fixed I cannot be reached on my cellphone.
|Monday, October 1st, 2012|
I wish I had more time for this post, I took a moment to check lj while some reports are running and heard the news
has lost his battle with diabetes
I didn't know PandaGuy very well but he was one of the first furries I had met when I joined the fandom back in 2003. I hope I still have the pictures from MFM back then, I won't ever forget the group trip to the zoo he'd help organize to see the panda on loan from China (nor him getting into his own panda suit in that horribly hot and humid weather and bringing smiles to the crowd of kids who had come to see a panda in a cage and also got the chance to see one a bit more close up :) ). I also had the pleasure of attending one of the last PandaGuy Picnics, I don't think those pictures survived my hard drive crashing back in 2005 sadly :/
But cheers to you PandaGuy, the fandom has lost someone special. Current Mood: sad
|Tuesday, September 18th, 2012|
Do you ever wonder what has happened to some users who have departed their livejournals? I mean whether they delete them or just leave them untouched for months or years at this point? Maybe I just have no life and place too much value in these social sites... or maybe I need to remember that I've done similar with my My Space and Friendster accounts (though to be fair... neither of those involved much interaction with other people and the majority of people on those sites migrated to places like Facebook same as me).
Just curious though, especially with people that I interacted with slightly more than acquaintance level, sometimes curious where they ended up... or if they're, y'know, still breathing ^.^;;; Current Mood: curious
|Tuesday, August 21st, 2012|
|FA United 2012
This past weekend I managed to attend FA United, albeit only for saturday. Had to attend at least one day in my view, it's the only convention I've managed to attend consistently since it began.
But before we get into the convention, my weekend was pretty awesome in itself. It'd been almost two years since my last check-up with my primary doctor so I went in for that and despite gaining back a bunch of weight I'd been losing, doing well. Got an update for tetanus (I couldn't remember the last time I got a shot but figured I should get an update for the year of teh end of the world :P) - apparently they're mixing in whooping cough vaccine with that now too so I am safe to be around the childrens! Friday afternoon I went to Copake with my mom and did some swimming at their pond... which everytime I go there I am reminded of The Raft story from the movie Creepshow 2 - I mean seriously, except that it's smaller, the place reminds me much of that scene. Of course I tend to swim pretty quickly to the raft when I am hit with such senses of deja-vu :P We stopped by Bashbish Falls next and I had my first swim there in at least a few years, it's freakin' freezing but so damn refreshing. Some other folks were there as well, a few were swimming (not as many as I'd seen in previous years and nobody taking the nestea plunge off the large rock... something I'd never do, the deep part is deep but it's still nature and not to be trusted). Would've ended the day with a free ticket to see Paranorman but was feeling tired at that point and didn't want to be dreaming on the trip to NJ.
Didn't really do me a lot of good cuz I didn't get much sleep, so slept in a bit saturday morning before heading to the convention. Thankfully the drive was shorter than I thought it'd be, managed to arrive just short of 10am (opening time for registration so in my mind perfect timing). Wandered around the con abit, saw some locals from NY and many more from NJ or further away. Kicked myself again for not going out of my way to bring my own fursuit, first con in a long time where I haven't fursuited, but it did allow me to take pics of the fursuit parade and group photo at the end.
FAU tends to be a relaxicon for me, it's one of the smaller cons but it's the closest one to my location and tends to have the largest concentration of locals - so mostly it's chilling at the con suite or at someone's room or roaming the dealer's room or what have you. And this year fell into that sort of groove as well, though on a much shortened time table. So I didn't get to see any panels but I did pick up a few things from the dealer's room, I did get some photos (which I'll have to remember to add to this post later - though a few are already on facebook), and mostly just chat with people I haven't seen in a long time or consistently in a long time.
Pretty much ended the con grabbing some dinner with Happy Pup, RJ Wolf, and Soron... with service that tended to be a bit clumsier than I've experienced in awhile ^.^;;;
I have to say that this hotel is much nicer than the last one, possibly too nice for our little fandom... yeah, way too classy for us XD I really wish I had my fursuit now because this hotel had a lot more lobby space to wander, the previous ran into the whole congestion of too narrow or small a space for even a small group. Oh and apparently some of the Jets were at the hotel? Was that players or fans? I did see some woman carrying what looked like a wedding dress, heard a wedding party was at the hotel that weekend too - I really wish I had been exposed to furry like that, staying at a hotel and then 'holy-shit look at that!' rather than finding it on the internet; firsthand surprises are so much more fun in life :)