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. :)
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