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|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
09/18 (Sun): NYC Marathon Tune-Up 18M - 7am / Central Park
09/25 (Sun): NYRR Bronx 10M - 8am / Bronx
10/01 (Sat): National Beer Mile 1M - 12pm / Avaitor Sports & Events Center, Brooklyn
10/02 (Sun): NYRR Grete's Great Gallop 13.1M - 8am / Central Park
10/09 (Sun): NYRR Staten Island Half 13.1M - 830am / Staten Island
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 (Sun): NYRR Jingle Bell Jog 4M - 930am / Prospect Park Brooklyn
|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.
|Tuesday, April 19th, 2016|
Basically just a post to acknowledge I'm still around and still check lj once in awhile, which is really not that difficult these days since not a lot of people post anymore.
This past weekend I drove down to Ocean City, NJ for the DooDah Parade - the fursuit contingent was organized once again by rapidtrabbit
. Awesome time and really good turn out, weather turned out to be perfect for fursuiters.
Been I think two or three years since I last attended this event, things just sorta didn't match up right for awhile. Was nice to catch up on some of the good old times and to see people, some of whom I haven't seen in years. The saturday night we watched some old videos that tjcoyote
had brought with him - was pretty cool to see some of the parades before I'd gotten involved, not to mention old convention photos. I'll have to revisit my old posts, couldn't quite remember how many years I attended DD or even last time I attended ^.^;;;
But it is the first year I've driven just myself down there, ride down was a bit of a pain due to some major delays on the Garden State Parkway (lost at least an hour) but ride back was thankfully uneventful.
Played some mini-golf afterwards, definitely going to have to get some of my hometown friends to do a trip out there sometime (we do an annual trip out to Lake George which includes some old favorites like the Pirate mini-golf :P ).
This weekend I'll be heading out to Boston for PAX East. I think this'll be my fourth or fifth? year attending that gaming convention? Rethinking if this might be the last year, when I attended in 2015 it was marred by how much of a pain getting tickets and finding time - I ended up only attending that sunday due to some conflicts. And this year unfortunately the list of people who I know will also be attending has gotten severely short. But hopefully still have a blast - so much to do there in any case.
And then the following week is the annual MS Walk at the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park. Unfortunately my family will be away that weekend so may not have anybody to take photos; I'll be joined by my parent's dog for the trip back, taking care of of her while my family is away.
Ugh, I need to get a handle on things - rarely do I have a free weekend to just get my shit together. Work has turned mostly into a limbo as the company does it's endless restructuring/layoffs/strategy changes. Days there are definitely numbered, the real question is will I choose to leave on my own or be laid off (word on the grapevine is next round of layoffs is in June... I've been a bit torn on it, I'm mostly leaning towards hoping I get laid off since I have no future here but have put in enough time that I'd get some months worth of pay that would allow me to enjoy some free time).
Foot still is an issue, doesn't seem like physical therapy has been doing much - still experiencing a combination of pain and numbness around the surgical area.
|Friday, March 11th, 2016|
|Monday, March 7th, 2016|
|March and I think I've seen the two best movies of the year
I'm of course talking about Deadpool and Zootopia - both amazing in their own way. What else is coming out this year that could possibly top those two?
Animated television wise I hear we're going to see a Big Hero 6 tv show, San Frantokyo was an amazing setting which I would love to see more of... but if you've seen Zootopia then you know there's more than enough material in the world created for that movie to easily do a show in that setting as well (EDIT: and holy shit, would it not be amazing if Disney added a new Zootopia park?). I know it came off looking a bit cheap but Kung Fu Panda got its own show (is it still on?); let me rephrase, a lot of the background of that show looked like it was done on the cheap but they did a fantastic time finding great voice actors to fill the roles of the better known celebrities from the movies.
And hey! We may just get to see that season 3 of Young Justice if interest remains high, a lot of people are saying watch the show on Netflix and if it gets enough ratings then the execs may green-light another season. If this happened... oh I so hope it does, that show is like the apex of what I enjoy about the superhero genre.
If you look at the ratings and profit of the above shows/movies I think you can all conclude one lesson - things done well and with love will find an audience.
|Thursday, March 3rd, 2016|
|Albany Kidz Expo
Posted the details on fursuit_gigs
but I'll give brief summary here - this saturday is the annual Kidz Expo event in Albany, NY which our group hi_4
has attended like... ten years now? We've got a few fursuits attending but if anyone else is interested in joining (either in costume or as a handler) please let me know.
Event takes place from 10am to 5pm at the expo center (under the egg), free parking is available but you'll need to get a parking pass from me (and since the garage fills quickly you'd probably have to arrive between nine and nine-thirty).
That's about it, for those attending see you saturday :)
|Wednesday, January 13th, 2016|
I keep meaning to make a 2015 Year in Review and a New Year Resolution post... maybe I'll get to that at some point :P
But in the meantime, a post on Twitter caught my attention and I thought I'd mark it down here - and maybe some input in the comments section could help also. It's in regards to people that were known but seemingly dropped off into limbo - either in terms of intentional or unintentional disappearance.
Just curious what happened to folks, especially people I interacted with at some point over the years and... I don't know where they've gone to. Friendships can end or drift apart and that's depressing enough, I think it may be more depressing to remember someone and have close to zero idea whatever happened to them. It's weird how online social networks can open up new worlds in terms of meeting people but it can also make you more vulnerable if a lot of your communication proceeded over those sorts of channels - in some cases I don't even know the person's RL name, just whatever alias they used.
I know it's nice to have known people and that they've had some sort of impact on your life (whether you really know it or not) but... I don't like not knowing, I'm odd like that :P
Starting with a quick list, anybody know what happened to these folks?Missing
(Only met the guy once, can't remember if he was a friend of Grizz or just joined out of the blue but he helped out at the MS Walk with taking photos. Seemed like an interesting guy but he quickly dropped off the grid, I think he moved out of the area a long while back (California?). LJ account hasn't been updated in years.) (status as of 4/27/16
(Don't even remember last time I saw him, at a con years ago?) (status as of 4/27/16
? (I think this was the name he went by in the fandom, although lj account I knew him by hasn't been updated in years. First met him I think at MFM 2003, he was one of the people that joined pandaguy
's group for the zoo trip. Remember seeing him at other cons, definitely some of the FC cons when it was still at the DoubleTree.) (status as of 4/27/16
/ WhiteWolf Darkpaw
(Last saw him at MidWest FurFest several years back) (status as of 4/27/16
(This one is a longshot, I only knew them briefly through my version_zero
community and their _eek_thecat_
community; deleted their account a long while back. I liked their contributions on both sites, was sad to see them vanish) (status as of 4/27/16
(He was an upstate NY fur but moved out to California around 2008) (status as of 4/27/16
(NYC for awhile then I think he moved?)
Appears to have moved to Ohio, on twitter under bitwiseyote
(status as of 4/27/16
/ Boomer Skunk / Guillermo
(He purged his lj account years ago; last saw him at MOCCANY a few years back, I heard he was still in NYC but people I know who saw him occasionally haven't heard from him in a long while; he hasn't answered emails, one person stopped by his apartment last year but there was no response so not sure if he's even still living there or not)
Found on Facebook under real name, seems to be doing well. (status as of 4/27/16
(I know he moved down to Florida at one point...)
Since moved to California, on twitter as moonlitwingsx
(status as of 4/27/16
(Artist who drew the icon I'm using for this post, I know he left the furry fandom some years back and deleted (as far as I know) all his online accounts and put a block on his Wikifur bio)
. While doing asearch on DA someone provided a link, looks like he changed his profile to Ducky
. Drawing style has changed, but appears to be same person. (status as of 4/27/16
I'm sure there are more, I'll update as the list gets expanded. Anybody know anything about these people or want me to add to the list?
Edit: I added a date to each name either found or missing so there's at least some sort of guide for when information has been updated - and since today is 4/27/16 I'll use that one even though it was more like somewhere between when this post was first made and a few weeks ago that I last updated with anything relevant :P
Additional list on tjcoyote
|Thursday, December 31st, 2015|
1. Edge of Tomorrow (2014
2. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014
3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014
4. Stand By Me Doraemon (2014
5. The Purge: Anarchy (2014
6. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014
7. Turbo (2013
8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014
9. 22 Jump Street (2014
10. Tammy (2014
11. Bad Words (2014
12. Robin Hood (2010
13. 127 Hours (2010
14. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009
15. The Signal (2014
16. Grave Encounters (2011
17. Tusk (2014
18. Grave Encounters 2 (2012
19. Under the Skin (2013
20. Europa Report (2013
21. Life After Beth (2014
22. Atlas Shrugged 3: Who is John Galt? (2014
23. Let's Be Cops (2014
24. Grand Budapest Hotel (2014
25. Hollow (2011
26. America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014
27. The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (2014
28. Finders Keepers (2014
29. Horns (2014
30. Lucy (2014
31. The Interview (2014
32. Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance (2014
33. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015
34. Mockingjay Part 1 (2014
35. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015
36. ABCs of Death 2 (a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABCs_of_Death_2
37. WolfCop (2014
38. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015
39. The Maze Runner (2014
40. The Giver (2014
41. The Skulls (2000
42. Dumb and Dumber To (2014
43. Predestination (2014
44. Spy (2015
45. Batman vs Robin (2015
46. Nightcrawler (2014
47. The Babadook (2014
48. Escape Plan (2013
49. The East (2013
50. Neighbors (2014
51. Interstellar (2014
52. The Counselor (2013
53. Role Models (2008
54. The Man from UNCLE (2015
55. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015
56. Filth (2013
57. A Brief History of Time (1991
58. Persuasion 2014
60. Repo Man (1984
61. The Voices (2014
62. It Follows (2014
63. Secret Pizza Party (2013
64. Project Almanac (2015
65. Taken 3 (2014
66. Justice League: Gods and Monsters (2015
67. Enemy (2013
68. Horrible Bosses 2 (2014
69. Wild Card (2015
70. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015
71. Extraterrestial (2014
72. Unfriended (2014
73. Monsters (2010
74. The Seventh Dwarf (2014
75. Jupiter Ascending
78. Dragon ball F Revolution
80. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
81. Big Fish
82. Trick r Treat
83. Seventh Son
87. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
|Saturday, October 3rd, 2015|
|Over the Garden Wall
I watched this full series on my flight to Further Confusion earlier this year, and just recently picked a copy up after it was released on DVD. It really is a fantastic show with a great story, one that completes its arc within ten episodes. I highly recommend this show to everyone.http://youtu.be/_Wc1-q1CX_E
|Saturday, January 31st, 2015|
|Upcoming Event - Albany Kidz Expo
Another event that our group has been doing for quite a few years now is fast approaching. On Saturday March 7th we have been invited back to the Albany Kidz Expo. Great event with a lot of parents and adults who have enjoyed our presence. I'll post more details soon but as in the past, it takes place from 10am to 5pm at the Empire State Plaza, the convention center under the 'Egg'.
Please let me know if you are interested in attending.
|Wednesday, December 31st, 2014|
1. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
2. Now You See Me
3. Charlie Wilson's War
4. The Nut Job
5. The Heat
6. All Superheroes Must Die
7. The World's End
8. The ABC's of Death
9. Kiki's Delivery Service
11. Fast & Furious 6
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Man on a Ledge
The Great Gatsby
World War Z
We're the Millers
Finding Vivian Maier
The Raid: Redemption
For No Good Reason
Captain America 2
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Justice League War
Son of Batman
Ernest and Celestine
Journey to the West
Death race 2000
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Secret World of Walter Mitty
Thor Dark World
Guardians of the Galaxy
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
Obama's America 2016
Bartok the Magnificent
The Fast and the Furious
The Place Beyond the Pines
Searching for Sugar Man
Batman: Assault on Arkham
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Big Hero 6
Sin City 2
Pain & Gain
|Sunday, November 9th, 2014|
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|
|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|
|Ye olde bucket list
I posted this to my furry FB account (EDIT: I'm glad I reposted it here because that account was suspended ^.^;;; ) but for ease I'm adding it here. A list of things I'd like to do someday. Edit: Re-arranged to some sort of order or priority/category.Completed:
Run a Marathon
(as of 2015, I ran the 2013 & 2015 NYC Marathons and the 2014 Walt Disney Marathon)
Be in a music video
(While in fursuit, back in 2009)Unfinished:High Priority
Lose weight, Get fit - target of 210 lbs (add killer outfits to wardrobe)
Cross-country road trip
Write/draw a comicMid-Priority
Running of the Bulls
Scuba-diving (related, shark cage)
Hang-gliding (preferably in Rio)Furry Specific
Commission a naughty Fursuit
Commission a Fursuit with a moveable jaw (and maybe moveable ears, etc?)
Attend a Fursuit weddingNSFW
Film a porno (also low-priority)
Messy Twister (also low-priority)
Strip PokerLow-Priority / Unlikely to Achieve
Visit Monaco during Grand Prix
See the Kentucky Derby
Pet a coconut crab
Ice waterfall climbing
Suggestions to add?
|Tuesday, September 9th, 2014|
|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
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|
|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.( 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).