And not get singed... That is something that I did last night actually. I will get to that part in a bit though... Work was just a normal day, and after it I went to a party held by a cool friend of mine that I used to game with and have hung out with on occassion, but normally only at the parties he's held. I'd love to try to hang out with him more often, as well as other friends. I hope we do keep in better touch. The party was a blast... I brought some nice vodka and others brought other alcoholic beverages of all sorts. There was much food and merriment. The party was kinda in celebration to an engagement that in everyone's opinion took far too long for him to propose to this lovely woman who he's been seeing for about 3yrs. now. So it was definitely "about time"! :P *chuckles* We even celebrated "Earth Hour" by dimming the lights for a bit too... Even google yesterday was black instead of it's normal white! :P

I found out that he still does that "Blues Dancing" and I truthfully need to find out where some of that is around here locally to just hang out and whatnot... They talked about some meet in Austin, but I don't think I'd go down there for dancing... I'd have to plan for other things, and there's a good fox friend among a few others I know in the Austin area and I have been meaning to visit at some point, but haven't yet... I'd rather visit for friends and not dancing, and I will at some point.

I met a lot of new people at the party, and one guy I met had his girlfriend who was just learning to spin poi and they brought some toys and because they brought toys another friend of mine rushed home and came back bringing his fire toys. Before the fire began I was helping teach her some... Perhaps our paths will cross again, but I can refer her to a much better teacher than I as I want to learn more moves from her... *chuckles*

Now onto the burning part! :P The part that you all have been waiting for... My friend brought a fire staff and fire poi, and after a bit of talking over things and making sure about safety I decided "why the hell not", along with the girl, who I was teaching, and her boy friend thought that I was "good enough" to spin fire... So I did... and it was my "First Burn"! @_@ I was definitely a little antsy and unsure of myself... I followed my friend's instructions on getting them soaked with fuel and then spinning off the excess. My friend started his fire up first and used his staff to light the fire poi. I stayed with some real basic moves and didn't even touch doing any behind the head moves or really anything over my head. I do have to say this... It was VERY fun! I can definitely see the draw to spinning fire. I was a little 'afraid' of the accidentally lighting myself on fire, but after actually spinning it I see the draw to those who do it. The sound of the fire spinning, the smell, and everything else... I think I will get myself some custom fire poi and begin spinning fire myself after this experience. That way I can do more tricks and be more confident while spinning fire... So now I can say... Yes... I have graduated to fire! ^_^

Pictures will be coming soon as there were pictures taken! :)

Speaking of fire... I hope that the birthday candles did not destroy the cake [livejournal.com profile] pacerfox! :P *snickers* Bad joke, I know... I am wishing you a happy birthday and do hope we can hang out at some point outside of a con. :)

From: [identity profile] pacerfox.livejournal.com


Hey! I can't help I'm old!! :>
Yeah! Come on down to Austin!! ;)

From: [identity profile] khyle.livejournal.com


I may have to find myself down Austin way... If you ever find yourself up in the DFW area, be sure to let me know as well man. :P *hugs*

Oh you're not that old... And you're only as old as you feel, so from my view point you're not that old man. :)

From: [identity profile] pacerfox.livejournal.com


I don't get up to DFW a lot... Houston more so. But would be cool to hang out. Maybe get all suited up! :>

From: [identity profile] khyle.livejournal.com


I've hardly suited up outside of a con... Not many areas around where I'm at and not sure how well it would be received in "public" and all. It would be awesome to hang out. ^_^

From: [identity profile] pacerfox.livejournal.com


Sometimes we just get suited and hang out. Not a public thing.

From: [identity profile] khyle.livejournal.com


I'd be up for that... I just don't have weekends off. Would have to see what we can do. ^_^

From: [identity profile] fuzzwolf.livejournal.com


Unfortunately, for me it'd have to be on a weekend. All my vacation time is used up between conventions, visiting my family in Florida and taking at least one vacation with [livejournal.com profile] teirandragon.

From: [identity profile] dook.livejournal.com


Hey I wouldn't mind trekking down to austin again cause we've done that once before and it'd be fun to do it again.

From: [identity profile] celyddon.livejournal.com


Post pictures please.

There are not any clubs in the directory that hold blues dancing regularly in D/FW. I have already checked.

You have now outgrown me in poi. You no longer have need of my teaching as you have graduated to fire. Kudos, and enjoy.

From: [identity profile] khyle.livejournal.com


You're talking here out of lots of depression Amberlee... I read your journal post. *sighs and shrugs* I have not outgrown you in poi at all! I so want to get to your level and things of that nature with the tricks that you know. I have mucho poi envy of your skills and I want to get better. You are one of my main inspirations to try to get better.

When I get pictures from Tommy I'll be sure to post them or send them to you directly first, before posting them here.

From: [identity profile] celyddon.livejournal.com


I wasn't kidding, or speaking of depression. Once you've graduated to fire, you've joined an elite group of people. You don't have need of me now, except maybe to watch for inspiration.

From: [identity profile] khyle.livejournal.com


I have not reached your level at all. You say I don't have need of you... Whatever... You keep thinking that... *gruffs* I do want to learn and be inspired and learn new tricks. So there! *snickers* :P

From: [identity profile] short-tail.livejournal.com


Very nice Khyle, I thought you would move up to fire eventually. Just be sure to take good care of the wicks. I was at a friends house party a couple of weeks ago and was spinning fire for them; but in my hurry to show them what I could do, I forgot to go through a thurough pre burn check so I missed the loose screw. Long story short, as I was transitioning from leg wraps back to the weave the wick flew off into the air, over the house and onto a concrete pad right next to it.
If you are looking for clubs that you can spin fire at, or go hang out with a lot of other spinners. I would recomend Club Afterlife wich is off Northwest Highway near 35.

I need to get my wicks reapired, but the next time I am in town, I will drop you a line and see if you want to do a burn somewhere.

From: [identity profile] khyle.livejournal.com


It wasn't that I couldn't ever move up. I knew I "could" spin fire... I was more than happy with the pretty lights, but now after trying fire... Yea I see a lot of the draw and stuff. I didn't know you were spinning fire already...

Wow... now that is one for the storybooks and glad nothing happened to make houses burn or you or anyone else.

I wonder how you've improved... You got vids? You've probably been a bit more dilligent in spinning than I've been. So how long have you been spinning fire then? You should ask [livejournal.com profile] celyddon about burning with her too.

I already know a place I'm gonna try practice burning near the lake near my apartment. :) I may follow my friend's advice and see about on a Wednesday here or there checking out a club that he mentioned, and thank you for the advice as well on a club.

From: [identity profile] short-tail.livejournal.com


I have been spinning fire for... well since November and have only been spinning poi for one year now. I still have a lot of work to do because I moved to fire before I had mastered a lot of the basics; that and I have problems with transitioning fluidly from one thing to another.

From: [identity profile] short-tail.livejournal.com


and another thing, kiss your arm hair goodbye once you start doing wraps. >_

From: [identity profile] cassen-grrrl.livejournal.com


Congrats on the fire! That's AWESOME! *hugs* Be careful, though... :)

From: [identity profile] wolfen-dancer.livejournal.com


Woohoo! More blues dancing! Plus, fire poi! I'm sure you looked hella sexy doing that. *grins*

From: [identity profile] khyle.livejournal.com


I wanna do more Blues Dancing as it is more improvisation and fun than other dancing I've done. Just need to possibly see what else or where from Tommy. *blushes* I wouldn't know, but spinning fire was quite hella fun! :P
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