jcollie719: (Jerzei head)
I'll need to wait until at least next week to register for DenFur 2018. I can only use a credit card to purchase the registration, but my card doesn't quite have enough available. I arranged for a balance payment to be made tomorrow.

I just registered for Furry Fiesta using my PayPal account. Only 112 days until Furry Fiesta!
jcollie719: (Luigi)
I slept more than usual this weekend. Initially, I was just going to sleep all night Saturday. I woke up around 10:30 PM and had trouble getting back to sleep. I got up and caught the end of game night with two games of Quiplash. The Rabbit Hole took Sunday night off, so I just slept until 1 AM and am now listening to Doggy Radio.

I need to get my cell phone's screen replaced. The bottom part was cracked during my Grenada cruise. The top cracked last Thursday when it fell off a counter.
jcollie719: (Christmas Collie)
I booked the Christmas vacation and flights tonight. I will leave late on Christmas night so I can spend at least part of Christmas with the family beforehand. I decided to book red-eye flights out of Denver to save money on the flights and eliminate the need for overnight hotel stays at the start and end of the trip. The remaining costs for the trip are about $250-400. Taking a Super Shuttle between LAX and Union Station will cost much less than a taxi fare ($30 vs. $150 for a round trip.)

UPDATE (10/18): LAX's website http://www.lawa.org/FlyAway/Default.aspx offers a round-trip bus ride between LAX and Union station for $19.50.
jcollie719: (Luigi)
"I need to get some adjustments made to my fursuit."
"You're getting it fixed?"
"Never say 'fixed' to an old dog!"

I was debating whether to bring my fursuit or kigurumi to FoxTrot last night. I wound up not bringing either. I still need to get the body suit adjusted.

When I first began working my revised KRCC schedule last year, I thought it would be better for my sleep schedule. It wound up being worse for sleep since both work and some of the leisure activities are on the weekends. I love my job, but I wish I could get moved to weekdays. I should get moving on my goal to save/earn/win enough money to buy my own radio or TV station. There's an FM station near Pueblo offering a local marketing agreement with an option to buy, along with an AM station in Denver for sale.
jcollie719: (License JCollie719)
I was unable to find my car registration and sticker for my license plate earlier. I looked in my glove compartment and the car's back seat, along with sifting through the papers on my kitchen counter. It turns out I had accidentally thrown out the envelope with some other mail and was (luckily) able to find it in the kitchen trash can. I technically had until the end of October to install the sticker, but I wanted to take care of it as soon as possible.
jcollie719: (Jerzei head)
The community where I live is having a company inspect and fix windows in all of the buildings. Some of my windows are drafty, including my bedroom window. I'd love to get them fixed before it gets much colder.

While cleaning out my glove compartment last week, I found the vial of touch-up paint for my Subaru, but the applicator brush is missing.

Today is National Taco Day. I'm thinking of going to a downtown restaurant which is offering happy hour special on tacos and margaritas. Local rock station KILO 94.3 is supposed to be doing a remote there. UPDATE: I couldn't find any parking near the restaurant, so I just picked up some Del Taco tacos on the way home.

Since the weather is getting a bit cooler, I can wear my light jacket with the fursuit "partial" parts to FoxTrot this weekend.
jcollie719: (Default)
I arrived about five minutes early for last night's meetup at the Sunbird restaurant. I went inside and saw several families in the bar area (as part of another gathering,) but no one was on the patio where the singles meetup was to be held. I left at 7:50 when no one else from the singles group showed up. I played Fibbage and Earwax in Steelwoulfe's Jackbox stream for a couple of hours, then went to bed because I was feeling tired.
jcollie719: (Luigi)
I skipped this week's Toastmasters meeting yesterday because I was still tired/stressed when I woke up. I initially went to the Sunbird restaurant last night for a meet on the patio. After waiting on the patio for about 10 minutes, I checked the Meetup site and discovered the meetup is actually tonight. I went home and went to bed a few hours earlier.

The monthly Drinking Liberally meeting was on Thursday. I planned to go to the local furry pizza meet afterward, but the organizer said the meet was canceled due to low attendance.

While my Subaru was at the dealership to replace the passenger airbag and fuel valve, the mechanics found the car's head gasket needed to be repaired/replaced. At the moment, I can't afford the $1,800 or so to fix it.
jcollie719: (License JCollie719)
I took my Subaru into the dealership today to have a couple of recalled parts replaced. I had to empty the glove compartment and remove the cell phone holder and car charger since the mechanics will need to access the dashboard. It should be ready to pick up around 5 PM.

If I spend Thanksgiving with either a furry group or a local singles group, I found a recipe for a Nutella cheesecake I'd like to try out. I may actually make a second one for the improv theater's pre-Thanksgiving party.
jcollie719: (Collie Wink)
Autumn has officially arrived, both time and weather-wise. The weather this week is supposed to be rainy with highs only in the 50s and low-60s. I turned on my furnace for the season Saturday night and put an extra blanket on my bed.

I was too tired to go to a Happy Hour meet last night. This meet was held at the Jose Muldoon's east location near my neighborhood.
jcollie719: (lunchiesdogangl)
I got my hair cut today. Later, I did some food shopping since I'll miss my Friday family dinner this week. I couldn't find Garlique tablets at King Soopers, so I got a different brand.

I'll be working the last shift of the KRCC membership drive Friday night. I've worked enough hours during the drive to make up for the weekend of Furry Fiesta. The Christmas vacation I'm thinking of taking would happen during the week to avoid missing work, leaving Monday afternoon/evening and coming home on Friday. I really want to attend BLFC this year, but I may have to miss it again. At least DenFur is starting up in 2018 to replace the defunct RMFC.
jcollie719: (Polar Bear Xing)
The KRCC membership drive started last Wednesday. The fall drive usually begins in mid to late-October, but it was moved up to September for some reason. Since the weekend programming has moved to at least partial automation, the programs had fixed breaks of three to seven minutes. This is a bit easier for me since I don't have to do any math to figure out how long the breaks need to be (e.g.: 5 breaks with 23 minutes of talk time means each break should average 4:36 each.) There was no pitching on Sunday, but one member came by the studio to submit a pledge. I have a few phone shifts that will conflict with a meeting and my Friday dinner; I was moved to these shifts when the station decided to just use an answering service during the shifts I wanted to work.

On Saturday night, I needed to wear sweat pants to bed since the temperature at night is starting to drop down to autumn levels. This week, I'll probably add a blanket to my bed since the low temperatures will dip into the 40s.
jcollie719: (Jamie pawpet)
While my rental car was at the car wash last Friday, I bought a car cell phone holder that attaches to the A/C vents. Having the phone closer to eye level will allow me to use the GPS without taking my eyes off the road, and also hear any directions or other audio better. Also, the A/C can cool off the phone since it occasionally gets hot when operating/charging in the car for a while. The cell phone battery I ordered on Amazon was out of stock, so it won't arrive with the SD card and a new mouse. I found another seller and ordered a battery there.

This weekend, the owners of the furstre.am web site shut down the site. As a result, the Funday Pawpet Show decided to shut down after 17-18 years. I began watching FPS in 2009 and made it part of my regular Sunday night entertainment. I'll definitely miss it.
jcollie719: (License JCollie719)
My Subaru Impreza is back home. Since birds decided to target the rental car yesterday, I took it to Water Works car wash and the gas station before returning it to Hertz. My Subaru's roof still has some hail dents in it because replacing that made up a large part of the repair estimate, and the shop said it wouldn't really be worth it. I let my Toastmasters group know I couldn't make it this week since I wasn't sure exactly when the shop would call me.
jcollie719: (License JCollie719)
 I will be using my rental car until at least Friday. The garage called me to say my car should be ready to pick up sometime this weekend. I let the people at Hertz know, and they said it was no problem. Now I can attend some of the meetups this week!

A few weeks ago, the address sign post on my parking space had broken. I don't know if the maintenance workers broke or if it was weather or insect-related. A new post was just put in a half-hour ago.

I ordered a few things on Amazon that I need: a new mouse for my laptop, and a 64GB SD card and new battery for my cell phone.
jcollie719: (Jamie pawpet)
I don't have a Toastmasters meeting this week since next Monday is Labor Day. Later tonight, I'll go to the local furry pizza meet.

I went to the Red Gravy Italian restaurant yesterday with a local Happy Hour group. I need to remember to park in the garage at Colorado and Nevada when I'm dining in the central downtown area. This time I could only find a space with a one-hour meter. I ordered the toasted ravioli appetizer and a local honey wheat beer since the appetizers and draft beers were half-price for happy hour.

I'm hoping my car will be ready before Tuesday since I have to return my rental car then.
jcollie719: (License JCollie719)
 My car was initially supposed to be fixed this week, but I haven't heard from the shop as of tonight. When I get an official pick-up date, I'll take my rental car to Water Works to clean both the inside and outside. Several birds decided to target my rental this week.

My former boss at KRCC died last night. I heard the news on Facebook that he died in his sleep from heart failure. I used to listen to his "Oscillation Propagation" dance music show when it was on Saturday nights.
jcollie719: (Collie Lick Sign)
I recently got some lemon-scented plug-in air fresheners from an online store. Lemon and peppermint are the two scents I can't seem to find in local stores, unless they're combined with another scent. This lemon scent isn't triggering my allergies. I don't know if all of AirWick's scents make me sneeze or just the lavender and chamomile.

I need to get a haircut tomorrow.
jcollie719: (Default)
I likely won't be able to view the eclipse Monday. Two of the closest points of totality (Casper, WY and North Platte, NE) are too far away to drive to and back before my meeting Monday night. Also, I'm staying up tonight to listen to my usual Sunday/early-Monday entertainment: The Rabbit Hole and Doggy Radio. I usually go to bed after Doggy Radio and sleep until 11 AM or noon (sometimes later.)

I created the above license after getting yet another angry caller at work. A news story about BLM protesters apparently triggered his white guilt, and he felt he needed to repeatedly swear at me for it. Naturally, the license references George Carlin's "Seven Dirty Words" routine when he talks about a reverend objecting to cursing on the radio.
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. 

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