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    Sunday, November 9th, 2014
    6:23 pm
    One thing I heavily appreciate about LJ, the ability to go back and get the facts of my memories straight. I just need to get back into the habit of posting something to go back to ^.^'''
    Monday, October 13th, 2014
    3:14 pm
    Further Confusion 2015
    Been quite a while since I last attended this convention but I am signed up to attend this upcoming January. Just wondering, who else might I see there?
    Sunday, September 28th, 2014
    8:59 pm
    Ye olde bucket list
    I posted this to my furry FB account but for ease I'm adding it here. A list of things I'd like to do someday.

    Running of the Bulls
    Scuba-diving (related, shark cage)
    Strip Poker
    Messy Twister
    Visit Monaco during Grand Prix
    See the Kentucky Derby
    Lose weight, Get fit (add killer outfits to wardrobe )
    Film a porno
    Ice waterfall climbing
    Write/draw a comic
    Commission a naughty Fursuit
    Commission a Fursuit with a moveable jaw (and maybe moveable ears, etc?)
    Hang-gliding (preferably in Rio)
    Cross-country road trip
    Attend a Fursuit wedding
    Pet a coconut crab

    Suggestions to add?
    Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
    1:32 pm
    Update of sorts
    So I haven't really been updating this account much (I have two scheduled posts for the end of the year with updates to my books/movies watched for the first time) and I don't want people to think I've completely abandoned this site for just Facebook and Twitter (even though there are a lot of posts I meant to write but never got around to, like last year's Year in Review ^.^;;; ).

    Anyways as an update I had bunion surger back at the end of June which has curtailed my running for awhile. I just came back from a week trip to California with my family, drove up the coast from LA to SF with a detour to see Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks, we skipped Nappa Valley (the earthquake happened a couple days after we arrived in Cali) and went to Sonoma instead but because of a lot of people suddenly changing reservations to Sonoma (Labor Day weekend, who knew :P ) we couldn't find a room for the night so went back to the SF area and checked out Berkley and Oakland instead before flying back to NY.

    Now I don't know if it was that trip or some other things, I thought I'd done the majority of healing on my foot at that point but starting feeling pain and almost a burning sensation on side of foot, saw the doctor again this past monday for my checkup and he checked a new x-ray and immediately put me back on the boot (I wore the boot for about a month after the surgery so had been wearing sneakers for a month before this latest check-up). So now I have to wear this boot and watch what I do with my foot for at least another two weeks... it's looking less and less likely that the doctor's original prognosis of three months of recovery before I could run again is going to come true (I know it's cutting it insanely close but I thought I could still do the marathon again this year... looking quite unlikely at this point).

    Job hasn't really changed much, switched managers from Christine to Yina (Yina is an employee who transferred from our group to Miami a couple years back then returned around end of July/early August). So things are still stressful over here - part of the reason wanted to the surgery, get it taken care of before any major changes in my life.

    I don't know if they post much here anymore but my former roommates catmandux and stonelion have moved out to North Carolina - happy for them but... feels like less and less reason to stay in NYC. I was never a big fan of the city, not that I do much here other than work, but my social life feels like it has regressed back to pre-furry days like 2001 or 2002. Life was just work and then just sit at home and vegetate... had gotten very depressed back then.

    What I really need to do is get back on the diet, lose the weight, and start crossing off stuff from my updated bucket list - which includes things that are sure to make life more interesting and fun again as skydiving, running of the bulls, cross-country drive, learning to ride a motorcycle, scuba-diving, shark cage, write a book, learn to draw, create a comic... etc etc etc.

    I don't know who or what still reads lj but I'm going to post a little private entry regarding family immediately after this one. If you're not able to see it and want on just drop me a comment here, gawd knows it's been years since I updated my filters on this site ^.^;;;

    Hopefully more posts to follow soon :)
    Friday, February 7th, 2014
    7:21 am
    Upcoming Fursuiting Events
    Still looking for fursuiters/handlers to attend two upcoming events:

    Saturday, February 22nd - Penguin Plunge in Middletown, Connecticut

    Saturday, March 8th - Kidz Expo in Albany, NY

    Let me know if you are interested in attending, both are events fursuiters have attended for quite a few years now and have been lots of fun with a receptive crowd. More details available on fursuit_gigs
    Monday, January 13th, 2014
    1:57 am
    Run Disney 2014
    Just got back from Florida, traveled down there friday to be a part of their annual races. I had signed up for the Goofy Challenge (running the Donald Half-Marathon saturday and then the Mickey Marathon on sunday). Somehow I survived both :D

    Might go into more detail later but thought I'd just share some of the photos I took along the route.

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    To go into a little more detail, the races were tough. Not sure if it was a combination of the humidity plus just not training enough but that first day half-marathon... it was a lot tougher than it should have been for me. I actually did quite a bit better I think the second day (at least for the first half of the race), not to mention the weather for the full marathon was perfect (a nice cool breeze rather than muggy) but by the end of it I was just barely running on fumes. And it wasn't really being tired it was just being in pain, from the soles of my feet up to my lower back - each step was just seriously painful. I walked about half the marathon course, I don't think I could have done more.

    Starting of the race was difficult, in my mind I was thinking of skipping the marathon because I knew how painful it was and I was sooo tired. In order to get to the race on time my parents and I awoke at 2:30am (actually 2:15am on the second day because we feared traffic might be worse). The race started at 5:30am but with my start corral it was more like 6:40am when I crossed the start line. Saturday was difficult because I was just exhausted from lack of sleep and the flying and everything else... I napped for a couple hours when we got back to the hotel. Then after dinner and everything we expected to get to bed a little early but nope, problem with our door - the battery had died. It took the damn timeshare hotel over an hour to get us back in, by that time I got maybe a few hours sleep at most. So when I woke up in the morning it did cross my mind to skip everything... except the race cost quite a bit (between time and money), I really wanted those two more medals, and of course I really wanted to see which mascots I could get pictures with that day so I guess I'm a bit of a masochist :D

    Let me tell you, these races... forget about the time, all you want to do is keep ahead of the point of no return (they will pull you off the course and stick you on a bus to the finish line if you fall too far behind). Completely conceivable if you consider how much time you might be spending standing in line to get pictures with mascots or stuck behind a lot of walkers or when the numerous sections of the race narrow down so you have no choice but to walk (the marathon I did a bit better, the first several mascots were repeats from saturday so I didn't stop and that helped me push a bit further past a large section of walkers from the later corrals so when I did slow down there was a bit more breathing room when I was ready to speed up again). Seriously, need to get my speed up just for gaining enough of a buffer to give yourself time for the photos and slow spots.

    Do I want to do it again? Most definitely! In fact, I would like to do the Dopey challenge next year (4 days of races) so I can get the full extent of the mascot pictures (sad I saw that two of the rats from Ratatouille were around that thursday but weren't available during my races).
    Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
    11:28 pm
    Movies 2013
    1. Dark Shadows (2012)
    2. Semi-Pro (2008)
    3. Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
    4. Youth in Revolt (2009)
    5. Couples Retreat (2009)
    6. Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
    7. Seven Pounds (2008)
    8. Step-Brothers (2008)
    9. Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
    10. This Means War (2012)
    11. Looper (2012)
    12. Videodrome (1983)
    13. Chronicle (2012)
    14. Meet the Fockers (2004)
    15. Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)
    16. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
    17. Bad Teacher (2011)
    18. Little Fockers (2000)
    19. The Sitter (2011)
    20. Total Recall (2012)
    21. Fright Night (2011)
    22. Old Dogs (2009)
    23. The Raven (2012)
    24. Thor (2011)
    25. Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)
    26. Friday the 13th (2009)
    27. Stardust (2007)
    28. Surviving Progress (2011)
    29. Sanctum (2011)
    30. The Cave ((2005)
    31. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
    32. Red Riding Hood (2011)
    33. Sideways (2004)
    34. Devil (2010)
    35. Robot & Frank (2012)
    36. The Campaign (2012
    37. Bernie (2011)
    38. Mutant Girls Squad (2010)
    39. Superman Returns (2006)
    40. Attack the Block (2011)
    41. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter (2012)
    42. Iron Man 3 2013)
    43. Dredd (2012)
    44. Marathon Man (1976)
    45. The Karate Kid (2010)
    46. Despicable Me 2 (2013)
    47. The Ladykillers (2004)
    48. Super (2010)
    49. Red 2 (2013)
    50. Man of Steel (2013)
    51. Hangover 3 (2013)
    52. The Bucket List (2007)
    53. Frankenweenie (2012)
    54. Man with the Iron Fists (2012)
    55. Seven Psychopaths (2012)
    56. Monsters University (2013)
    57. Argo (2012)
    59. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
    60. Jack Reacher (2012)
    61. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
    62. A Haunted House (2013)
    63. John Dies at the End (2012)
    64. This is the End (2013)
    65. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
    66. The Purge (2013)
    67. Identity Thief (2013)
    68. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
    69. Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
    70. The Wolverine
    71. Superman vs the Elite
    72. Dark Skies
    73. Warm Bodies
    74. Rise of the Guardians
    75. Miami Vice
    76. Django Unchained
    77. P2
    78. Hotel Transylvania
    79. Fast Five
    80. Fast & Furious
    81. Taken 2
    82. Life of Pi
    83. Lincoln
    84. Aqua Teen Hunger Force the Movie
    85. Savages
    86. The Invasion
    87. Hitchcock
    88. The Bay
    89. Jack the Giant Slayer
    90. Gravity
    91. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)
    92. Immortals
    93. A Good Day to Die Hard
    94. Your Highness
    95. Insomnia
    96. Snow White and the Huntsman
    97. Detropia
    98. Naked Lunch
    99. The American
    100. 21 & Older
    101. Hunger Games: Catching Fire
    102. Hobbit 2
    103. After Earth
    104. Drag me to Hell
    105. The Gamers: Dorkness Rising
    106. Oblivion
    107. The Wolf of Wall Street
    108. Anchorman 2
    11:15 pm
    Books (2013)
    1. Far Out by Damon Knight
    2. The Golden Ghetto: The Psychology of Affluence by Jessie O'Neill
    3. Deliverance by James Dickey
    4. Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived by Chip Walter
    5. The Roald Dahl Omnibus by Roald Dahl
    6. Tourquai by Tim Davys
    7. Dragon and Judge by Timothy Zahn
    8. Un Lun Dun by China Mieville
    9. Dragon and Liberator by Timothy Zahn
    10. Red Moon by Benjamin Percy
    11. Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff
    12. Dealing with Dragons
    13. Destroyermen: Storm Surge
    14. The Serial Killers Club
    15. Devil's Night: and other true tales of Detroit
    16. Fiasco : a history of Hollywood's iconic
    17. Quest for the Future
    18. Hell Island
    Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
    The Wolfman by Nicholas Pekearo
    6:19 pm
    New Year Resolutions - 2014
    2013 Resolution Status:.
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    2014 Resolutions:
    1. Lose Weight. I say this every year, it wasn't too long ago I was reaching this goal... but this time no more excuses.

    2. Write more. I have a plethora of story ideas jotted down... just need to pick one and finish the damn thing.

    3. Get my shit together. And I'm not talking in a general sense - I mean organize and catalogue the things I have in abundance (movies, games, comics, etc). Pare down my property - most likely my clothes because I have more than I wear in a year (stuff I haven't worn in a year... should probably start with that). All that art, books, games, etc I have stored at my parents house needs to be reviewed; I don't see myself moving it to a storage unit but I need to remind myself just how much stuff I own... and someday buy a house so I have the space to just go through it all ^.^;;;

    4. Run the NYC Marathon... faster. I am already signed up for the 2014 NYC Marathon and I will this time do it right... with actual training and goals and stuff.

    5. Commission a kinky fursuit. I've got two character ideas in mind but no idea of what artist to commission. I kinda want a suit with a moveable jaw too... so maybe consider splurging on two bodysuits?

    6. The job thing. It's not just moving forward on changing jobs, it's moving forward on where I live. Feel like I've been in a rut for a long time and even a downgrade might make me a bit more upbeat, at least it'll feel like more than a simulation of life.

    I came up with the above on the fly so I may make a few changes early into the new year :)
    11:50 am
    Race Calendar 2013
    Jan 27: Sunday, NYRR Manhattan Half-Marathon / 13.1M / 2:31:32 / 11:34
    Feb 03: Sunday, NYRR Gridiron Classic / 4M / 40:46 / 10:11
    Mar 16: Saturday, NYC Runs Riverside Park 10K Riverside Park / 1:01:15
    Mar 17: Sunday, NYC Half / 2:21:16 / 10:47
    Mar 30: Saturday, Spring Fling 10K, 930am / 1:02:13
    Apr 06: Saturday, Scotland Run / 6.2M / 1:01:06 / 9:52
    Apr 21: Sunday, Run for the Parks / 4M / 37:30 / 9:23
    Apr 28: Sunday, Run as One / 4M / 36:01 / 9:01
    May 11: Saturday, UAE Healthy Kidney / 6.2M / 58:44 / 9:28
    May 12: Sunday, Japan Day / 4M / 36:25 / 9:07
    May 18: Saturday, Brooklyn Half-Marathon / 13.1M / 2:02:40 / 9:22
    May 30: Thursday, AHA Wall Street Run / 3M / 27:24 / 9:08
    Jun 02: Sunday, Celebrate Israel Run / 4M / 38:07 / 9:32
    Jun 29: Saturday, Front Runners Pride Run / 5M / 53:13 / 10:39
    Jun 30: Sunday, Achilles Hope & Possibility / 5M / 55:25 / 11:05
    Jul 21: Sunday, Queens 10k / 6.2M / 1:03:16 / 10:12
    Jul 27: Saturday, Long Training Run #1 - Incomplete

    Aug 24: Saturday, Harlem 5k Run
    Sep 15: Sunday, NYC Marathon Tune-Up
    Sep 29: Sunday, Bronx 10 Mile
    Oct 06: Sunday, Grete's Great Gallop
    Oct 13: Staten Island Half-Marathon
    Oct 13: Sunday, Harry Murphy Cross Country 5k
    Oct 20: Sunday, Kurt Steiner Cross Country 5k
    Nov 02: Saturday, Dash to the Finish Line
    Nov 03: Sunday, ING NYC Marathon

    Current Mood: exhausted
    Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
    7:42 pm
    I really need to update this thing more often, you look back at some entries and you're like "Holy shit, I totally forgot about that!" but these days I just never get around to it so how many of those moments have been lost from too much time going by?

    At the very least I'll have to start updating my con reports after this weekend, if looking at my con roster is any indication I haven't attended Midwest FurFest since 2007. Fuck, has it really been that long? And I'm looking at the last couple years I attended that con and... well it's amazing how your memories can play tricks on you, I read those reports and am surprised that my last couple experiences weren't that great. But I'm going in hoping for the best this year, though I gotta wonder knowing there are a number of people I wish I could see that I know won't be attending and probably a lot more that I lost touch with over the years and probably didn't know that well back in the day anyways, though y'know with furry inertia and that when I'd last attended this con was still early in my furry lifetime so much less jading.

    We shall see, we shall see...
    6:02 pm
    Sunday, October 6th, 2013
    10:27 pm
    Midwest FurFest: Nov 21 - 24
    I'm registered, have my flight, and now have a room reserved at the Westin O'Hare overflow hotel; I'm really looking forward to attending this con again after... hell I don't even remember the last time I attended, it was definitely at the old hotel (or old old hotel depending on how many times they've changed location since I last attended the one across from the mall with the nifty lobby).

    I wish I had confirmed time off and looked into attending earlier (though with my current manager... unlikely I would have had the vacation request confirmed any earlier). I would like to help offset some of the costs so if anyone has space in their room sometime between Thursday check-in and Sunday check-out please let me know, definitely interested.

    Anyways, lots of people I haven't seen in years I'll probably at least see from a distance next month while wandering around chilly Chicago, good times :D
    Sunday, September 1st, 2013
    12:54 am
    I haven't posted in awhile, there are a lot of events that I meant to write about (and I still might) though the memories have gotten a bit stale and might not transcribe as well at this point :P

    Though I do have a few posts on my scheduled lists - the whole list of movies & books I've read plus races I've run this year. Speaking of scheduled entries, I am hoping I have better luck with running the NYC Marathon this year and I'm also scheduled to do the Goofy challenge in January (that's half-marathon then full marathon at Disney).

    But I don't want to neglect this place as an option for getting stuff down - I love facebook mainly for posting photos, I love twitter for meaningless chatter and bitching about my job, but livejournal gives you so many opportunities for getting those moments in time to stick around a little bit longer... I look at some of my older posts and those of others every so often and I seriously wonder about where people, places, and thoughts (because I'm quite a bit more exhausted and jaded these days), it can be depressing but at the same time awesome to get a glimpse back of short-term history. Hell, I still have to make a post celebrating my ten years in furry (which oddly enough is fairly close to my ten years on livejournal)... I hardly recognize the person I used to be ;)
    Friday, April 26th, 2013
    12:00 pm
    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
    12:46 pm
    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
    1:22 pm
    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:



    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
    12:08 pm
    War of the Ants
    War of the Ants Intensifies in U.S
    Ant species losing ground to venomous kind
    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
    9:19 pm
    Penguin Plunge - this saturday
    If the Penguin Plunge itself decides to change due to snow it will be posted here:
    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
    9:38 am
    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
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