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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
|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.
|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.