khyle: (Windswept)
2009-03-31 11:21 pm
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Last Public Post… Before it all goes away...

Some of the way I am feeling actually started a while ago, with wiping some messages off the dry eraser board from the previous apartment, written by someone I still care very deeply for. They were there for a few years... don’t ask me why I let them stay on there as long as I did… Probably just me being sentimental, stupid, or something… I dunno. Probably shoud have been erased a long time agao, way before the actual moving. The transition of moving into this new apartment today is the final day of the “Old Days”. This isn’t to say that I’m cutting ties or anything like that, but I am definitely done dealing with some issues/people. I’m done with “fair-weather friends”… I only want to keep those in my life that I feel are important and want me in their lives and consider me, my friendship and all important to them.

I know sometimes I question long periods of silence and wonder if the bonds of friendship are still there. Sometimes I may feel that things are drifting apart. If I feel that way then please if I bring it up... just reassure me that things are good. I don't think that is too much to ask. I know sometimes I can be a little high maintenence, but I don't question things without a reason...

On a side note… I’m done with a number of things, and not going to hold onto the past, dead hopes, and stupid things like that. The only thing I will take from the past are the lessons learned, but also one thing in particular… I do know what I want in a more general sense when it comes to a relationship and through what I've been through now have some high standards and expectations. I’m not trying to be self-centered and whatnot though… That standard being... I will definitely measure things up to the ship that sailed away. That "ship" being one of my previous relationships and a bit of a metaphore. That will be the “standard” if you will. I hope to find someone that truly wants me, and willing do whatever it takes to be with me, and in turn I do everything within my power to make things work. I mean that’s what it takes right? Compromising and things and wanting to be there for the other. I’d say that is kinda the bare minimum, but that’s me. I want something special that is emotionally on that deep of a level, like what I had or even better. I hope for something that just blows me out of the water. Will I find it? I dunno… I’m not looking, and some of the closest relationships I’ve been in were ones I happened into while not looking. Even then things didn't turn out... *sighs* Till then though things are just the status quo, and don’t see them changing, but not closing any doors… I may be a little jaded, possibly a little bitter, and a lot more hesitant than I was before… more cautious and afraid… I just don’t like hurting anyone or being hurt. Doesn't mean I am not interested, but neither am I exactly going to be forward about anything. I'm just also not sure how to go about things myself at times truthfully...

I’m definitely not going to be as open with what I post to my LJ or my inner feelings. Even when I make an entry unable to be commented on sometimes it has just seemed to stir up drama, or people misinterpret my feelings, and have even had some people get angered because I posted anything, even when I don’t mention names or anything of that nature… I’m not trying to stir up anything, but at times just letting people know what’s going on with me, and my inner feelings. I’m just done with the drama in general. *sighs* This isn't any kind of plea for attention and whatnot. If people really want to know what is up and really know me then I whole heartedly invite anyone to definitely get in touch with me. I’m semi going to be closing myself off and not going to be as open in general. I’m also going to cull the LJ list here and make things more manageable as well as trim it to friends I do know, and add only those that I do know and vice versa.

I’m just going to go about with a lot of changes in general. I’ve been also looking inside myself, doing a lot of soul searching as it were… I know I’m not perfect, never will be, but hey no one else is either right? I'm definitely gonna make things better, both inside and out.
khyle: (Azure Eye)
2008-12-15 02:56 pm

What has a Wayward, Wandering Wolf been up to?

Hey people, just letting you all know things are fine for the most part. I’m getting prepped for having company this coming weekend, but that isn’t the real reason I decided to post here. I wanted to give some exciting, and interesting information.

I just became an UNCLE! On 12/11/08 @ around 5:16pm. My younger brother (who is in Iraq currently) and his wife gave my parents their first granddaughter. This is also the first great granddaughter for my mom’s side of the family.

Other good news… My twin graduated finally over this past weekend. We spent the night in a hotel after getting off work on Friday, as his graduation ceremony was in a far off place Commerce TX at 8:30am Saturday. The ceremony was relatively quick compared to my own graduation. After things were over, we stopped off at the campus book store because this was the first time my brother had actually ever stepped foot onto the actual campus, having taken classes elsewhere more local. From there we had an awesome lunch at a local restaurant B.J.’s Brewhouse with some family that couldn’t make it and friends that were not able to make that gawd awful early graduation ceremony. Then after dinner spent time with friends as they live nearby where we were eating lunch. It was nice to hang out for a while as I’d been the one driving and stuff… It was a nice break.

Yesterday I went to the Arlington 2nd Sunday meet at a park after talking with a couple good friends I met at Oklacon, Imperial Lion and his mate Kurisu. I found there were a few other people that I kinda knew at the meet as well. It was most enjoyable and I wish I had brought my fursuit, but the head is currently out to be repaired. The only annoying thing is that a cookie was left on a seat that I didn’t see (left by someone’s kid I bet), and had to clean up my black leather trench coat. Other than that was a good meet and one I’ll have to return again to at some point, but with fursuit next time. I then went back to my apartment, had semi been hoping to chat with one or two people, but didn’t stay on long as I had plans that evening for a Christmas dinner planned out by [livejournal.com profile] celyddon.

The dinner last night was stupendous! It was all made by her as her present to us all. Other gifts were passed around. It was a really nice day in general, and had a nice end to it as well with that dinner.

I’ve also just had a lot on my mind here, some wish things weren’t so distant from some friends of mine, but then again there are varying levels of friendship and closeness and things of that nature. I’m going to try not to take things so personally as I believe can be said for many, and also try not to invest too much emotionally into things as some it only helps to just set one up for a fall, especially believing things are at a certain level when they aren’t, or having too high standards on some things (including people, friends, etc.). I know I tend to hold myself to a high standard, and a lot of times don't meet what I feel I should be capable of.

I end this with a quiz I took, and I really like my results. From here I go back to other things, might not be around much, but I want to thank everyone for their support. It means a lot.



Your Spiritual Number is Six



You bring communication and empathy into people's lives.

You are very open and understanding. You can accept difficult people.



Right now, your life is about being understood. You have trouble with your own vulnerability.

You end up playing the role of therapist in relationships, and it's hard to get people to ask about you.



You will take time out for those you love, even if you don't have much time. You can't help but be nurturing.

You are very responsible and ethical. You deliver on your promises.

khyle: (Beach Sunset)
2008-12-09 02:18 pm

4 Day Weekends Ahoy!!!

I scheduled two of these using the last of my vacation/personal days. I already spent the first one with a new friend of mine. This past weekend went on a road trip up to Oklahoma to hang out with [livejournal.com profile] okidokicoyote. The only annoying thing was the 3hr. drive… :/ *gruffs* That was really my only gripe. He was going to come down the weekend after Thanksgiving, but had some car troubles. I had scheduled this a month or two ago and wasn't sure how to spend that first weekend and so I did that road trip. He and I have plans for something fursuit wise for the up coming convention Furry Fiesta here in the Texas area. I also recently heard some good news that their room block is close to full which is awesome. I'm glad I got my room reserved already!

This coming weekend I plan on being at my brother's graduation, and that will be another long drive… *grumbles* I wish it wasn't so far away, but *shrugs* cest la vie… I at first heard from someone it was a 3hr. drive, but seems from where I work/live it is only an hour and a half. I'm happy he's going to be graduated he's been chomping at the bit to be done with school. I may eventually go back for a master's degree, but not just yet. I have been enjoying this year of freedom from school.

I have plans next weekend trying to work out with a friend to come down to visit as I have another 4day weekend and he's been wanting to visit. He is also one of many I plan on visiting outside of a convention.

So… Here is my trip recap!

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A thunderstorm blew through last night and seems we're in for some colder weather. I want this week to be over already. I want to have it be my brother's graduation time and give him a royal celebration for staying the course and finishing and not settling for that inferior degree and getting his Bachelors of Fine Arts. I'm very proud of him. I just wish things weren't so hard on him, he's been struggling to get a job in his field and I've been having a hard time myself finding a job in my course of study too.

Well I thank you all for reading… I know it was long, but I like to keep this journal and write things like I do to try to preserve memories and to let you all know what is going on in my life. I sometimes am not the most attentive to everyone in LJ I know I don't comment as often as I should but I do try to read… I had a lot of things to catch up on as this past weekend I pretty much was making sure NOT to be on the internet.

Take care! *hugs* I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!
khyle: (Pondering - Fursuit)
2008-12-01 12:02 pm

MFF Con Report

I know this report is a little late. I’ve just been busy with Thanksgiving stuff, and things of that nature dealing with getting ready for this holiday season. I also worked “Black Friday” even though I had it off last year, but truthfully 2.5x pay isn’t so bad you know. I really did enjoy MFF and here is my recounting of the experience. Oh and if I forget some names, please remind me as it's been a while... I can't remember everyone... It was an awesome convention!Read more... )

So there you have it my belated con report. I've been doing lots of cleaning and I’m currently in the process of sending out Christmas gifts and other things like that and all the preparations for this Holiday season.
khyle: (Smell the Roses)
2008-11-27 08:25 am

A Turkey a Day?

Doesn't keep the doctor away, but is a good start to this holiday! I just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving that celebrate it. I will be heading off to enjoy time with my family followed by a gathering of friends at my apartment later this evening. I wish those who are traveling a safe and pleasant journey. Be sure to enjoy yourselves and the company therein. I know I'm thankful for those close to me.

I also want to wish a belated birthday to thanksgiving whelps like [livejournal.com profile] farraptor, [livejournal.com profile] akseawolf, and [livejournal.com profile] goggremlin. I know a lot of you I wished it in person and others I've missed here in LJ as I've not been very diligent in posting.

All in all I hope everyone has a great holiday and with Christmas coming up hope things go well there too.

**EDIT**: I also wish to give a Happy Hyena Day to [livejournal.com profile] baja_hyena! :)
khyle: (Pondering - Fursuit)
2008-11-25 10:21 am

Cold Convention is Cold!

I am back from MFF this past weekend. It was a fun convention and I want to thank the staff and friends who who made the convention a total blast! If there are any pics or vids of me in suit please link me! :)
khyle: (Windswept)
2008-11-13 11:28 pm

Full Moon Fever

Yesterday was a normal day at work, nothing all that special or grand. Things were fine and all, just had a number of things on my mind as soon as I got home. I don’t know what it was, but last night I was definitely hit with a bug to just go walking and enjoy the evening. I found part of the reason though as the night was crisp, felt wonderful and the moon was bright, full and beautiful. I believe it was calling to me. *chuckles* Perhaps it is that time of the month ya know for wolves? :P

I wasn’t exactly alone while walking though, I was talking to a couple of good friends, one fox I’ve known for a few years, and after our long talk and going inside refreshing a little I got online and someone else wanted to talk to me… So… I went on a second walk, talking with a coyote. Both times walked for quite some time, just talking in general, getting things out in the open, getting things off my chest, hearing their thoughts on their own points in life, giving my advice if I could offer any, or just being there as a sounding board and listening as they were being that for me. Sometimes it takes a different perspective outside of the normal faces one sees to help get a clearer picture, because sometimes the closest to you that you see on a regular basis can be a bit more biased one way or another…

Some today... wasn't my day... I at least taught my brother a good poi spinning move!

That was about the only highlight though, was very stressed out and had a lot on my mind and in the back of my head.

I also sent off an email to someone as I was feeling very down and felt things were quite distant... I feel like the world's biggest fool... Like an unwanted piece of garbage, no matter what I do... Like I I can't seem to do anything right... Not like it really matters in any case. I'm gonna shut my muzzle... I'm partly thinking of disappearing for a while online... not like it would matter much or change how things have been especially with one person.... *sighs* I probably shouldn't let things get to me as I do... I try not to focus on certain things, but can't seem to help myself... I should probably stop caring as deeply as I do, learn not to be as open and more reserved with my feelings and not as "open book" as it were, or wear my heart on my sleeve. I'm not even sure what I really want right now... Things are ok for the most part, but some things feel so empty and hollow. At least only on one side of things. In truth everything else is fine and I shouldn't let myself get down and out because of one aspect. There is only so much I can change truth be told... We can only change what we have control over which in many cases is not that much, but we are in control of ourselves and I'm going to work with that... Still just wish things were different...
khyle: (Rogue)
2008-11-11 09:37 am

Texas Renaissance

I know I haven’t posted in the past week I’ve been a little busy… I just wanted to post about the fun weekend just had going to the Texas Renaissance Festival! It was a fun weekend and camping trip. I’ll need to make sure to be a bit more prepared next time around camping wise though…

I bought a sleepingbag that was pretty interesting with an inflatable pillow that has a felt cover so that you’re not exactly sleeping on slippery plastic. I left after work @ 4:30 and got over to Celyddon’s apartment. We got things packed and left with Savrin in tow, we spent the night Friday and Saturday and came back Sunday. The traffic was horrible getting out of Dallas , and unfortunately even though we left first another group consisting of Guardian and Jen got there before us. *shrugs* We met up with Neil, a friend of both mine and Celyddon’s, who was already camping there for the weekend. We got our tent setup by car headlights and where some people went to sleep I went out with Neil to the bonfire that evening and spun fire. He is a fairly accomplished staff spinner and we had some fun spinning and even doing one move together that set the crowd wild. We couldn’t get near the bonfire at all because of the crowd around it. Had some fun, gave the crowd a show, and then went to bed. It was cold and a bit uncomfortable, but did finally get to sleep.

Saturday morning got up, made some breakfast and got ready for the fair. The rest of the group that was going to join us that didn’t arrive the previous night were joining us today. It was also the birthday of a person in Neil’s group and we wished her a happy birthday. We then split up for the day. I was primarily with Guardian, Savrin, Jen, Celyddon, and some here and there got split up from them when looking at a shop here or there. Met up with my other roomie and roamed the fair together. We did meet up with the other half of the large fur group that was coming and met up at a booth that is also run by furs as well, a tail shop of all things. *chuckles* We even had a group photo done. I did bring my camera and tried taking interesting photos of things for a couple friends who wanted me to photo the experience. I didn’t take a lot of photos, but did of some things like an interesting dragon costume, a centaur, and things like that. The Texas Renaissance Fair is very fantasy oriented, and a lot of costumes people come up with are amazing.

We did some shopping. I picked up a tankard holder that has a pewter wolf on it, as well as a wolf necklace to add to my collection. I also tried out a new pair of boots that will be shipped to me shortly. I was allowed to wear the boots the day to see how I liked them, and all. They are part of a costume that I wanted to wear, but one major piece didn’t make it. :/ *shrugs* Cest la vie, the outfit I was wearing was one I have constructed out of years of buying bits and pieces of costume pieces. I’d kinda say it is a mix of lower class noble, bard, and pirate/swashbuckler. I even have a replica flintlock pistol that I forgot that I plan on adding to that costume. We did make sure that Savrin and Jen were subjected to the Dead Bob Show. *snickers evily* We had some food and drink at the fair. I did try a new concoction that I think was part of the theme of the fair this year, called a “Romantic Drink”… It was tasty and all, but nothing all that “special”. Not like anything of that nature is “real”… I don’t believe in a lot of silly things like that, like love potions, or much on the whole “love” thing in general. *shrugs* :P It came in a souvenir cup and I left it with Amara… and forgot to bring it home. I’ll have to see about how to get it sent to me. We attended a cool pirate auction, and I won an item with a raffle ticket and got a real neat oriental fan! I did attend a bit of a joust and took some pictures, and accidentally missed seeing one side of the fair because we got informed that our campsite had been messed with. So we left and found that it was most likely wind that did it, nothing was stolen, and went back in. We missed the raffle for another giveaway, but no biggie. I went back to the boot store and gave them back to put on a new sole, and got my old boots back. I re-laced my current boots up and got out in time to watch the fireworks and then went out of the fair, got back to the campsite and the large group of us got food going.

It was nice hanging out with the large group, even though I hardly knew anyone. Once we were well fed, Neil, Celyddon, another poi spinner, and myself went to go spin fire at the big bonfire. We first stopped off at the next door campsite who helped Neil take such a large area for all of our group. We gave them a private fire spinning show and then all four of us went out to the bonfire and had a lot of fun. I posted two videos, one of me, and one of Celyddon spinning. I haven’t posted the group spin though. When we first got there, to kinda dazzle the crowd we all four went out at once, and that got everyone away from the bonfire and watching us. That was quite fun, and then we each individually spun here and there. There were a couple of other fire spinners out there, one with a staff, and another with a fire sphere for contact juggling. One of the guys did not know his own limits and definitely should not have been doing fire at all… *shrugs* We had one last group spin before calling it a night for the fire spinning. I stayed around the bonfire played some percussion adding to the drum circle there, and then eventually went back to the campsite, talked with people before going to bed.

Sunday got up early, which was weird. I slept fairly well, better than Saturday night, as I learned a vital secret to keep warm, and had breakfast that was prepared by people there and packed up, tent and everything. Said goodbyes and left for home. We made one stop off and then got back into town around 2-3pm. Then eventually went home, met up with my brother for a bit… Definitely found his weekend wasn’t the best for him. *grumbles and growls* We spent some time talking about things though over pizza. I just wish things would go right for him, and for myself in some regards… In the end, such is life and life goes on.
khyle: (Default)
2008-11-10 02:00 pm

Oklacon Report -- Long Overdue

Here is my long overdue Oklacon report. I had tons of fun at this convention and more than likely will return next year. The theme definitely has my interest I’ll say that much. This was my first outdoor con and for next time I think I should probably get some sandals for my fursuit footpaws in retrospect and be sure to watch the terrain better. I met a whole lot of cool new people and had tons of fun. I’ll post about my awesome weekend at the Texas Renaissance Festival next post.
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Sorry about the time it took me to write it, as I got busy and had some other things come up like going to the Texas Renaissance Festival before fully writing this out. I know it’s a lot to read, but I like to be thorough and even then I still forget things, people, and other stuff so I apologize in advance.
khyle: (3D Me - From Second Life)
2008-10-31 02:42 pm
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Happy Halloween!

Just wanting to wish everyone a fun All Hallow's Eve, or Samhain!

I have plans to hang with friends this evening and watch movies. What better way to spend it... Well I can think of one or two other good ways, but being with friends is always awesome.

Oh, saw some other people posting this meme and I decided to bite... So this is my "Halloween Treat" to you all. :)

    "Get to Know Me" Meme

Ask me a question about anything you want...love, life, hobbies, whatever. All answers will be posted in the comments section of this entry unless you leave me an email address and ask me to respond privately to the question. This is totally open, and pretty much everything is fair game.

Comments are unscreened... if you want to ask something in private just PM me
khyle: (3D Me - From Second Life)
2008-10-18 12:01 pm

Haunted Happenings

Last night was pretty fun actually. Went out to Screams with a group of friends. We had a grand total of 10, 2 shy of the group rate, but I was very happy with the turnout. We got there around 9pm and went through all the attractions minus the one you had to pay a bit extra for. We all had a lot of fun, though while waiting in line for one of the newer attractions the line pretty much went to a dead crawl because it looked like someone assaulted one of the workers. :/ Stupidity abound it seems especially at a place where alcohol is involved because at the concessions they sell beer. It is at the same grounds that Scarborough Fair is and it is legal. I just am annoyed that someone would assault a worker. You go there to get "scared" or whatnot. In the end as I said went through all the rides, it was good hanging out with friends. Going to be doing laundry and whatnot this weekend and get ready for Oklacon next weekend.
khyle: (Azure Eye)
2008-10-14 09:34 am

Frightful Friday

Since there is no gaming this Friday I propose to my fellow local friends the possibility of going out to Screams as this will be the last weekend before Oklacon to do anything for Halloween before the actual Friday of that particular magical and scary night.

I propose we meet at Savrin's apartment as a gathering point to carpool from there and leave around 8pm. I know a couple people like [livejournal.com profile] guardlion wants to join and he gets off work @ 7pm. Costumes are optional. I'm not sure if I'm gonna dress up.

Any who want to go don't have to carpool with us, and we should be at there around 9pm. I hope to see people there. ^_^
khyle: (Default)
2008-10-10 03:02 pm
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Birthdays and Stuff

I just wanted to wish a happy birthday to the awesome [livejournal.com profile] dingybatty!!! :) I hope you have fun today and all the best of wishes. *hugs*

The past weekend was actually very eventful. I hung out with a local group of furs on Saturday for the usual "First Saturday Meet" I even picked up a Wii Fit that I've been searching for. I've been looking for one for months actually. I still have yet to play with it, but I think I'll try to use it to help in the interim of not going to the gym as our apartment still has no deal with the local gym after the gym went 24/7. They have an issue with the gym being unstaffed after a certain point even with all gym members having to sign a waiver and understand that there are times when it is not staffed. *shrugs* I may just up and pay a regular membership as I just want to get back to working out and such.

Sunday I went with a group of friends including one of [livejournal.com profile] savrin's co-workers, to the State Fair. The outing in general was quite fun indeed, it was a shame though that my brother wasn't able to join and his bf from out of town. We saw lots of people selling wares, ate some interesting foods, including the new "fried" thing there chicken fried bacon. It is just regular fried bacon that is then battered and fried. Nothing all that great in my opinion. Rode some rides, as well and won't soon forget the cramped ferris wheel. *snickers* Lots of fun antics were had by all parties, also had fun with a roller coaster, some bumpercars, and a centrifugal force machine. Then afterwards I ate dinner with my brother and his bf, then watched the movie Iron Man.

The rest of the past month has been uneventful, though gonna hang with friends tonight to wish a local a happy going away. Hope he comes back to Texas soon as he seems to yo-yo back, leaving for a bit and always coming back to Texas. :P This night bodes to be much fun.
khyle: (Default)
2008-10-03 12:16 pm
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What's Been Up With A Wuff

I know my last post was mostly fluff, but here is a regular post on what things have been going on here lately. Oh and check out my Fur Affinity account as one of the recent submissions is in reference to my previous talk like a pirate day post about some, visual "treasure". Had photos taken by Regek near my apartment at the lake, trying to make a RL version of a pic I had commissioned a few months ago.

Truthfully... everything else in life? Not a whole lot out of the ordinary. Things are ok. Nothing worthy of note... I wake up, go to work, go home, and the regular routine there. Still looking for another job. I'm going to again revamp my resume again, but current work schedule 8am - 5pm makes interviews kinda hard to schedule. Speaking of jobs and interviews Celyddon got a new job and recently had a friend gathering to wish her well with this new job. On the homestead side, I recently visited my folks with my brother as it had been over a month since seeing them and had a good visit. I have also hung out with the local group of friends here and things like that.

I haven't been able to work out here recently like I've been wanting to as our apartment's agreement with the gym we've been using expired. The gym went 24/7 and there are times it is unstaffed which made our apartment not sure if they wanted to continue their relationship with the gym. So what this means is either go find another gym, sign up as a regular member to the current gym, or just do some workout stuff around the apartment, like a situp, pushup, and that kind of routine. Maybe our apartment will get another workout room... Hopefully some decent equipment and not let kids ruin the stuff and keep tighter security. Means I don't have to leave the complex to workout. :P

One gathering of note was a recent party held at Damien's apartment. The place was packed! Lots of friends, new and old. Lots of fun was had. We were also kinda wishing Spike a fond farewell as he is moving away from Texas (but hopefully only for a little while). He's moving for some good reasons, job & to be with someone. I wish the best of luck there. In the end the party was much fun and next time I'm going to bring my fursuit. :P One other person brought theirs and I'm gonna bring mine next party. This should definitely be interesting. ^_^

I also recently got some new toys from flowtoys to play with. I got a set of crystal poi with flow handles and another set of handles to interchange if I don't want light up handles. I'm still working on trying to get some behind the back stuff, and with Celyddon was teaching my brother the other day as well.

My Xbox360 had problems and I had to send it off to be fixed. I should have done like what Loiosh said and said it was 3red rings, but I didn't... :/ Ah well it's gonna get fixed that's what matters. I've got other things to enjoy besides video games and whatnot.

Con wise I find that I might possibly be able to go to Oklacon, but that depends on rooming arrangements and riding stuff to and from the convention. It would be my first time there at that con. MFF is still a go and I used some of my airline miles for a free trip so all is good. The outdoors stuff definitely appeals to me as I have another friend of mine wanting me to go to Feral. There are some others starting up a new outdoors kind of con in 2009 that people are wanting me to attend as well.

Not much else really... No real big news.
khyle: (Azure Eye)
2008-06-07 02:18 pm

Gaming and Work

Work today was horrid right from the get go. When I first got in @ 8am, we had over 250+ in queue and it seems there was some kind of outage, but I bet most calls were being routed to our center. I couldn't believe my eyes at that... *grumbles* No use in really whining about it... I just gotta take calls one at a time and all that... Speaking on work though... I’ll be starting my new schedule this Sunday with weekends off. working 12pm - 8:30pm most days, and working 39.5hrs a week... :/ Lame, but hey at least I'm not working mandatory OT like the full time people... I like having a life thank you.

In other news… today is also my last day of taking the steroid drops for my left eye. Since I got off @ 4:30 yesterday I hung out with Storm for a while. He was nice enough to offer to pick me up at my apartment after me helping drive him home a few times. We had a few hours before our usual Friday night D&D gaming session so we went to a mall and tried going to a gaming store that I bought some dice at a number of months back and turns out the store wasn't there anymore and closed. :( Quite lame, but at least I knew the direction of the store and where it SHOULD have been. *shrugs* I guess I'll have to find another store to pick up dice and stuff.

Gaming last night was pretty fun, nothing out of the ordinary, though the fluff was getting over being sick from getting con crud from A-kon. Other stuff I've paid off the LASIK surgery and after today I can start swimming! I've also been putting together a project with my brother for another fursuit that is going to be "just for fun" with a group called the [livejournal.com profile] drinkfoxes... ;) Will have to see what comes about with this as I've been working with [livejournal.com profile] joecifur on this...

So that's kinda what's been up. I've also been kinda wondering about some friends of mine as I haven't heard from a few in quite a while... Hope things are going ok.
khyle: (Blue Eye)
2008-06-04 12:03 am

Project A-Kon Report

This con was huge… It has certainly grown the 8yrs I have been attending it. I was looking at all my badges and I am still blown away how long I've been going to this convention! I've seen many things change, like hotels, and everything else. One thing I am not so happy about changing wise has been things dealing with costumes and weapons. I also changed how I did things at the con. I usually just "attended" and I got into dressing up and cosplaying like so many there thanks to the work of my roomie and Amberlee. I started doing that about 3yrs ago actually. It's just interesting looking back… :P Ahhh good times and stuff. That aside The long and short of it all this con was pretty good. There were over 15,000 attending here in Dallas and it seems that A-kon has gone more from an anime con to many things like Dragon Con and such…
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So there is my con report... My next update is going to be a more introspective one I do believe...
khyle: (Hot Badge)
2008-04-07 12:33 am

What's been up with this wolf

I wanted to wish a happy birthday to a silly raccoon by the name of [livejournal.com profile] nightflurry who turned 22 today! Gaaah... I feel so old sometimes...

Work was just the usual dullness, but I'm looking forward to this coming Wednesday... I hope to get my new fire poi in because I want to go fire spinning again. Lately I find myself doing a lot of things, mostly to keep my mind off things. At least one cool thing is from the party I was at here recently I met a few new people, one of which who is into contact juggling actually called me up and wanted to hang after work. He said there were fellow people who were spinning at White Rock lake... So I got off work @ 6pm and tried hurrying my butt there, but unfortunately by the time I got there the people spinning poi were gone, just the drum circle... So listened to the drums for a bit, and then decided to go catch some food with him and his girlfriend (who I was teaching poi tricks to at the party). We ate at a nice Indian restaurant and then I was homeward bound. They both seem cool and hope to hang out with them more... and other people in my other non-fur circles of friends.

I talked with my mother and found the date of my brother's graduation... Unfortunately some she was quite stressed out with a few things in trying to plan on the whole graduation thing as it is a nice drive away to get to the college where the ceremonies will be held. I think she's over-stressing, but then again perhaps some that is where I get some of my tendencies... I know I have a tendency to over stress and things like that too.

In any case it's late... I'm gonna catch me some shut eye... I don't know if I'll be online much here the next few days/weeks... I've kinda been a bit lack-luster... I'm also thinking of taking a bit of a hiatus from lj as well... I mostly only keep it up to date for those that I don't keep in touch with on a regular basis... *shrugs* I may check online here and there for some online auctions for costume pieces, but I do have things I should get on like practicing music for the upcoming anime convention as well as scheduling my LASIK surgery... I think I'm gonna get that for April 22nd, so my dad can take me to and from the clinic and my mom was wanting to "pamper" me again like when after I had my wisdom teeth removed. I won't object... *chuckles*
khyle: (Hot Badge)
2008-04-03 11:59 am

Second Burn!!!

So... last night I went out with my brother to a club a few of my friends invited me to come to after last Saturday's party. It seems Wednesday nights are when in back they break out a drum circle and want people of all kinds to spin fire. We got there around 9:40 after picking up some food. It was an absolutely wonderful experience I must say and I plan on definitely going there more often. It has definitely given me a lot of inspiration to get even better spinning wise... Met someone who was quite a sight who spun fire and did fire breathing. He was also QUITE full of himself, and some the guy had right to be... He was thin, tall, and had a decent build... He was wearing a set of leather, full arm sleeves held by a ring in the middle... Quite flashy I must say... He even laid his fire staff on the leather for a bit for a bit of show... So as I said, he was very confident... There was also a lady who was getting over being sick, but wanted to be there to spin fire and she was quite a sight indeed. I still have to say Amberlee was the best poi spinner there that we saw... Some of our group left early and the lady and fire staff spinner let us use their can and oil lamp to fuel and light up. We didn't stay that late and other people who do fire or glowsticks came right as we were leaving around 11pm. I still semi wish I had stayed later, or gone back, but after getting home I didn't feel like driving back out there again.

So... Here is a video to go along with the pictures taken last Saturday!

I know it's sideways but I uploaded this raw from my camera. Anyone know of a good program on a mac to edit and fix this I would love to know what I need to do. I just wanted to upload it to get it out there for you all to see!
khyle: (Sexy Wolf)
2008-03-30 08:43 am

Walk through the fires of hell...

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. :)
khyle: (Beach Sunset)
2008-03-12 08:21 am

Surprises and Stuff!

After work on Monday I went to Prima Care near where I live to have the doctor give me a once-over. Seems even though I didn't feel I had a fever it was around 99 something, he saw some inflammation in my throat, and what I mentioned about my left ear. He prescribed some antibiotics which I've been diligently taking for the past two days, as well as I've still been taking Germ MD, drinking echinacea tea, and Mucinex.

I got home, after stopping off at CVS to pick up my drugZ ;P, and picked up a few other sundries... Made myself some tea and got quite a surprise when coming back to my living room at one point to find a certain fox named Lhexa sitting on my couch! I hadn't heard him come in, knock, or anything... It was quite a pleasant surprise I'll say that much... I think he got in as Guardian gave him a key a little while back. It was awesome having him here in the apartment once again. We talked a nice bit, I had some ramen, and took the antibiotics I was prescribed (as it says to take with food), and we talked a nice bit before my roommates got home. He spent the night as well.

Yesterday was a pretty good day, truth be told. Woke up, had some cereal, talked some with Lhexa and said goodbye to Guardian as he left for work. Had a nice talk via AIM with Damien actually, which was nice. Played some SSB:B (Super Smash Brothers: Brawl), some alone, and some battling against Lhexa, and did some of the single player cooperatively which was fun. Lhexa hadn't eaten, and before he arrived I had made plans with Amberlee to join her for a late lunch/dinner... So... I surprised her with bringing the fox along! :P So I was continuing to surprise people with bringing him along, even to the regular Tuesday meet. On our way out there I almost forgot my medication so we had to travel back to the apartment and ended up being a little later than I previously anticipated getting to the Italian restaurant. We had a good bit of conversing and generally fun conversations and realizations... Then after eating (and me medicating), we went to the usual Tuesday meet, albeit a bit early, but it was good to get there early and had a good time talking with Teiran & Fuzz (when he arrived home) before anyone else got there. Others started arriving, starting with Diddy (who I teased a bit by opening the door, hiding behind it so he couldn't see who opened the door), and then others started arriving like Damien, Sairo, Zapnut, Rei, Dylan, and unfortunately Savrin ended up being late due to his car having troubles, but he made it and all was good. We had fun playing some SSB:B and conversing... I think we played the game a little 'too' much as I would've preferred a bit more general talking, but everyone else seemed to have fun.

Then I took Lhexa home and crashed soon after, but not before having some tea. The only 'bad' thing that really wasn't so bad all throughout the day was that people were making me laugh up a storm, causing me to almost hack up a lung! :P *snickers* Not so much a bad thing at all as it did help me get my throat, lungs, and other passages free from mucus. :P I just had to also have a cough drop in the evening to help soothe my throat after so much hacking. :P

Today... I don't have anything planned at all. I think I'll get a $10 quarter roll for doing laundry and get that done... I know Lhexa will be going out and about and I do hope to have my brother over to enjoy battling him in brawl... I also need to get online and battle lots of my friends too! :P