jcollie719: (License JCollie719)
I went to the auto repair shop where my car is being worked on to retrieve my OA book bag from the back seat. No work appears to have been done to the car so far. I don't know if the shop is waiting for specific parts or if other cars are ahead of mine in their work order.

One of my neighbor's cats is missing. A "lost cat" poster was put on the community mailboxes. Also, I hear the neighbor's other cat occasionally meowing outside as if to call for the missing cat. 
jcollie719: (Luigi)
 I really need to plan my weekends better. I love having the evenings free to go to more events, but that also cuts into the time I'm supposed to be sleeping. Between 9 and 11 AM, I was debating whether to go to the Arvada Tails "RMFC" meet or just go home and sleep. Running into a few traffic tie-ups on I-25 didn't really help my mood. I spent about two hours at Arvada Tails, said hello to some friends I recognized, then grabbed lunch and headed home. A Pueblo fur from the Pawpet IRC chat said he would be at the meet, but he told me tonight he had to work instead. I didn't know what he looked like beyond him saying he would be wearing a white fox partial suit. I saw a couple of furs at the meet who matched that description.
jcollie719: (Jerzei head)
 PAY for Sunday, August 13th: 5 hours (6-11 AM)

The announcer whose shift follows mine is able to relieve me at 11 AM tomorrow so I can go to Arvada Tails. I signed up for five phone shifts during next month's KRCC membership drive, which will more than make up for the hours missed during July's cruise reunion as well as Arvada Tails. If I can find time to do two more shifts, that would completely make up for my next vacation (either Christmas or Furry Fiesta.)

I saw the Psychedelgates play last night. The beginning of the show was a bit awkward because one of the guitarists started shouting and cursing at the others during the sound check before storming off stage. On Twitter, I jokingly called it a re-enactment of the Troggs tape. (For those who don't get the reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrXfK9Osmvs )
jcollie719: (Collie Wink)
http://boomerthedog.com/Get-Collie-With-It-2.mp4

I used a collie morph from Boomer the Dog, along with the JibJab.com site, to make the video linked above.

Here is the original morph picture: http://radio.boomerthedog.net/collie-morph-heart-nose-big.jpg
jcollie719: (Collie Lick Sign)
I basically went to FoxTrot as myself last night. My rental car is a bit smaller than my main car, so the fursuit case wouldn't have fit in the back. It would have been too hot to wear my kigu, and I forgot to wear my collie tail. I got more fluffy hugs this time from local furs who recognized me, as well as furs who had been away at BLFC in June. A local community radio station, KOMF-LP 104.7 actually broadcast live from the Wrangler during FoxTrot.

The usual Sunday furry entertainment took a break this weekend due to Megaplex. Doggy Radio will begin in about half an hour.

jcollie719: (Jamie pawpet)
I forgot that my therapist's office had moved to a new address. I went to the original location at first, then looked up the new address on my phone.

I missed the Tuesday fur meet, but I'll be going to the Thursday pizza meet near my home. I'll catch The Psychedelegates on Friday night at a bar near Powers and Galley, then FoxTrot is Saturday night.

I just got some sad news on Telegram. Richard Concepcion, the puppeteer who hosted the "Rapid T. Rabbit & Friends" show for over 30 years, has passed away. He was a guest on one of the first "Funday Pawpet Show" episodes I watched, then I found out Rapid's show preceded FPS.
jcollie719: (lunchiesdogangl)
The cost to repair my car will be about $7,500 plus whatever it will cost to remove the giant dents from the passenger's side. My dad said the shop will try to get the work done earlier than scheduled to reduce the time I need to use a rental car.

I am considering taking a Christmas vacation this year. I'm researching sites offering low-cost tours during the season and found a couple that sound good. One would originate from Los Angeles and also visit Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon within 4 days; another would originate in New York City and visit Philadelphia and Washington, DC within 8 days. I've never been to the Grand Canyon, New York or Philadelphia.
jcollie719: (Default)
I have a silver Kia Forte rental car for the next month and a half.

I've been using my 20-ounce plastic cups for drinking water. Since many sources give 64 ounces (8 glasses x 8 ounces) as a recommendation for daily water intake, I make sure I drink at least 3-1/2 of the large cups every day. I recently bought some Crystal Light drink mixes to flavor the water, reducing my desire to drink sodas.
jcollie719: (License JCollie719)
My car is in the shop this morning. I should get an estimate of the actual repair cost in a day or two. I'd love it if the repairs could be finished in less than six weeks, since I wouldn't have to spend as much on the rental car.

I did some food shopping last night to cover the next few days until I pick up my rental car on Friday.
jcollie719: (Jerzei head)
I've been able to attend a couple of furry meetups this week. I went to the Tuesday meet at Village Inn, and I'll go to another meet tonight at a pizza place close to my home. The Arvada Tails "RMFC" meet is 24 days away. Since it's on a Sunday, I'll ask another KRCC announcer if he can fill in for me beginning at 9 or 10 AM. I'll probably just wear my collie tail to the meet since it's outdoors and I don't want to overheat in my kigurumi or fursuit.
jcollie719: (Jamie pawpet)
I intended to catch Clem Hammond's performance at Front Range BBQ last night. A former co-worker plays bass for Hammond's band. The restaurant was crowded both inside and out. I was able to have a seat at the bar to have dinner and a drink. I had some jalapeño cheddar hush puppies for an appetizer, followed by a spicy brisket sandwich called the John-Alex (named for a late local blues musician, John-Alex Mason.) When I finished, the opening band was still playing and there were no seats available in the performance area. I decided to head home instead and take part in Steelwoulfe's game night.

I bought a portable charger for my cell phone (and other electronic devices) recently. This will be very handy for vacations when I'm sightseeing and needing to recharge my phone and camera. I also recently deleted a couple of apps I don't use which were huge memory hogs.
jcollie719: (Collie Wink)
 After work on Sunday, I went to a barbecue in Colorado Springs at one of the cruiser's homes. The home has an outdoor pool, but I hadn't brought my bathing suit. Instead, I just had a couple of hot dogs, along with beers and chicken salad. I drove one of the cruisers to a local hotel so she could take a shuttle to the airport. After driving back to the Magnolia Hotel in Denver, I slept for about five hours. I tried to listen to The Rabbit Hole and Doggy Radio last night, but the streams kept buffering on the hotel's wifi. I gave up after about 30 minutes then went back to sleep.
jcollie719: (Jerzei head)
Bucktown Tiger visited Colorado this week. I had dinner with him and his wife Thursday at the Ritz Grill. I hadn't seen Bucktown in person since Furry Fiesta 2015.

My mini-vacation with the cruise reunion group in Denver began Friday afternoon. I checked into the Magnolia Hotel around 1 PM. I had bought a portable DVR to record some of the programs on the stations I can't get in Colorado Springs. The hotel has WiFi, but my room doesn't have an Ethernet connection, which the DVR requires. I didn't know my room had both a refrigerator and a microwave. I had bought a couple of meals for work which don't require refrigeration. Last night, I walked to dinner at a rooftop restaurant and bar. I had already eaten dinner at my dad's house, so I just got a plate of sweet potato fries and a few chocolate martinis. Walking back to the hotel, I bought two bottles of water at 7-Eleven, both for me and my APAP.

This afternoon, I'll go with the reunion group to the Mile High Wine Fest, followed by dinner at the Thirsty Lion. I was greeted at work by the smell of burnt coffee. The Friday evening DJ forgot to turn off the coffee pot before leaving.
jcollie719: (Jamie pawpet)
I may not like the taste, but I'll suck it up. (That's what SHE said!)

Last night, I added a small amount of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water to help me with a medical issue (lipomas.) I managed to drink about 3/4 of the glass. It seems to have worked as the lipoma under my right arm is almost gone.

I was able to add another night to my hotel stay in Denver for this weekend. I'm hoping I won't have to change rooms on Sunday. If I do, I'll check out Sunday morning before driving to work, then check in again after the afternoon barbecue. I will shop today for a couple of items I need for the trip.
jcollie719: (License JCollie719)
I reserved a rental car for the weeks my car will be repaired. I will pick up the rental on the 28th instead of the 25th to save a bit of money. The rental will cost about $2,400 including insurance.

Some of the furry stream hosts are at Anthrocon this weekend. There was no mention of another hosted Jackbox Games stream tonight. I'll go to bed in a bit once the fireworks show at Security Service Field ends.

jcollie719: (Collie Wink)
I scheduled my car's repair for July 25.

The rum and coke gummies turned out well. I used Captain Morgan spiced rum. The spiced rum is a good match for the sweet cola flavor of the gummies. I just drained the excess rum and drank it, so I'm buzzed at the moment.

I can now use the TSA Pre-Check line when I fly. I used some of my frequent flyer miles to pay for the Pre-Check sign-up.
jcollie719: (Lipton Lolly)
 As I thought, my light jacket was inside my fursuit case.

I let one of the KRCC engineers know the playlist system had Monday's playlist loaded when I came in instead of Sunday's. I don't know if the DJ from the night before clicked on the wrong date or the system itself auto-loaded the wrong date. I brought up the Sunday playlist around 6:20 AM. The "Weather Lady" called the studio this week. I hadn't heard from her for a couple of weeks, so I wasn't sure if something had happened to her. On the other hand, I haven't gotten a call from the "Slime Lady" in months; I hope she found something better to do on weekends. I think I may have forgotten to submit my time card this time. If I don't see the deposit on Friday, I'll add the hours to the next time card.

I went to Rocket Fizz after work to get some gummy cola bottles. I wanted to go to a downtown candy store, but there was no parking nearby (and some street closures) due to a motorcycle festival. I went to a liquor store later for some rum. I plan to soak the gummies in the rum to make rum-and-coke candies.
jcollie719: (Collie Lick Sign)
I couldn't find my light jacket this morning before work. Luckily, the weather was just warm enough (with no wind) to go out without the jacket. If I don't find it at home, I'll contact some other places I've been recently to see if I left it there. The last time I definitely remember wearing it was June 3rd during FoxTrot. I may have put the jacket inside my fursuit case after taking off the suit at the meet.

I wanted to make an appointment today for my car's hail/dent repair. Unfortunately, the computer system at the shop wasn't working when I called. I'll try again on Monday.
jcollie719: (License JCollie719)
The second auto body shop I visited Tuesday said the larger hail dents in my car would likely add at least $800 to the original damage estimate I got. The time quoted for repairs was half the time compared to the first shop: 2-3 weeks.

I was too tired when I woke up today. I decided to skip this week's Toastmasters meeting since I hadn't signed up for any roles. I don't know if the tired feeling is depression since I don't really feel sad or happy. I made sure to drink two large glasses of water after getting out of bed since I've been slacking off on drinking enough water.
jcollie719: (Polar Bear Xing)
My Subaru's dealership recommended a body shop in Old Colorado City. The person who answered the shop's phone was upfront about their business "not being the cheapest," which is fine. Online, the reviews for the shop are almost all excellent. I will take my car in Tuesday morning for an estimate.

I'll be having dinner with the international cuisine group tonight at Uchenna, the Ethiopian restaurant we visited a few months ago. I plan to try a meat dish tonight since I tried a vegetarian dish the last time.

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