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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
Saturday, UAE Healthy Kidney / 6.2M / 58:44 / 9:28
Sunday, Japan Day / 4M / 36:25 / 9:07
Saturday, Brooklyn Half-Marathon / 13.1M / 2:02:40 / 9:22
Thursday, AHA Wall Street Run / 3M / 27:24 / 9:08
Sunday, Celebrate Israel Run / 4M / 38:07 / 9:32
Saturday, Front Runners Pride Run / 5M / 53:13 / 10:39
Sunday, Achilles Hope & Possibility / 5M / 55:25 / 11:05
Sunday, Queens 10k / 6.2M / 1:03:16 / 10:12
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
|Friday, February 7th, 2014|
|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|
|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.( Read more...Collapse )
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|
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
78. Hotel Transylvania
79. Fast Five
80. Fast & Furious
81. Taken 2
82. Life of Pi
84. Aqua Teen Hunger Force the Movie
86. The Invasion
88. The Bay
89. Jack the Giant Slayer
91. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013
93. A Good Day to Die Hard
94. Your Highness
96. Snow White and the Huntsman
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
107. The Wolf of Wall Street
108. Anchorman 2
|New Year Resolutions - 2014
2013 Resolution Status:.( Read more...Collapse )
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 :)
|Wednesday, November 20th, 2013|
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...
|Sunday, October 6th, 2013|
|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|
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|
|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
|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.