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|Wednesday, October 28th, 2009|
|Tuesday, October 27th, 2009|
|Monday, August 24th, 2009|
|Happy Birthday jackien1968!
Hope this is a much better year for you!
|Monday, August 10th, 2009|
|Happy birthday to bovil
Hope you have a great day. I'm sure you and kproche
will celebrate in grand style!
|Happy belated birthday to the_ogre
Sorry I missed it yesterday - hope it was a great day!
|Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009|
|Tuesday, July 7th, 2009|
|Belated Happy birthday chaoswolf
Missed it by thaaat much, as Maxwell Smart would say. My excuse is that I'm on vacation! And there wasn't a party at Westercon celebrating your birthday!
Hope things come together for you this year!
|Wednesday, July 1st, 2009|
|Yet another birthday wish to ladyaxum
I'll be traveling on your birthday and may not get to post, so here's an early happy birthday wish for continued success in all your endeavors, in costuming, dancing and professionally.
|Happy Birthday, msmemory
May you have many more happy ones to come! Posting a little early our time, but it should be after midnight your time.
|Friday, June 26th, 2009|
Reply to this meme by yelling "Words!" and I will give you five words that remind me of you. Then post them in your LJ and explain what they mean to you.
Words from iamradar
Hair - I have a love/hate relationship with my hair. Most of the time I love it but there are times it drives me crazy. Last time it was cut was in July 1996. I had it cut and colored in El Paso when I was there for Westercon that year. My stylist was a family friend of my best friend and he had styled the hair of many a Miss Texas. I guess I waiting for someone that good to work on my hair. Truth is I fear hair stylists.
Beauty - Gosh, thanks. Although I'm sure you're referring to my inner beauty.
Pink - Normally pink is a color I'd avoid, but I do love the reactions I get from wearing Delores Umbridge. Even when I'm not wearing it - a lady I didn't know bounced up to me at a party and said "I know you. You were wearing a Delores Umbridge costume at BayCon and you gave me a ribbon!" So pink is now associated in my mind with fun.
Hugs - There's nothing better when you're feeling down and they are good to give and receive anytime! I love to give them and I love to receive them.
Support - Thanks. I try to be supportive of my friends in all their endeavours and try to help as much as I can when they are down and celebrate with them when they are up. Current Mood: contemplative
|Friday, May 15th, 2009|
|All day Taiko!
On Saturday our Taiko group, Wadaiko Newark, will be playing at an Asian American Heritage Festival at the Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church in Union City. Starting at 10AM, we'll be alternating playing a couple of songs and then holding a mini-class in Taiko. Then at 5PM some of us will be playing on the indoor stage. I'm really honored that they're letting perform as part of the stage show. I'm playing in two numbers, one towards the beginning and one towards the end. During the day, both John and I will join in on songs that we know how to play. If you interested in coming by to see us, comment here or email me and I'll give you details.
|Sunday, March 22nd, 2009|
|Taiko + Farmer's Markets = Fun!
Wadaiko Taiko, the taiko group that I am a student of has played farmer's markets in the East Bay the last two weekends. At the farmer's markets, all the students as well as the performers and apprentices are invited to participate. If you know a song well enough, you can join in and perform it and pressure is low - if you make a mistake, just keep going and get back in synch with the group. If you don't want to perform, you can help by passing out flyers, taking photos or just be there to hang out and give moral support.
I like to perform when I can.
Last Saturday in Hayward it was cold. Today in Fremont, it was even colder - the strong winds were icy. But the warmth and comraderie of our dojo made up for the cold, along with the fun of playing in a low pressure atmosphere. Current Mood: happy
|Saturday, January 17th, 2009|
|Happy Birthday to grammom
Happy birthday to the wise and wonderful Amazon Elder.
|Wednesday, November 12th, 2008|
|Tuesday, November 4th, 2008|
|Wow! What a rush!
The taiko show Sunday afternoon/evening was great! We had every seat filled and some people standing. People seemed moved by the story of the first act and energized by the drumming in second act. By the final song, the audience was chanting along with the performers. Up there on stage, I felt so energize and played my part better than ever before. Yassa, Yassa, Yassa,Yassa, So-re so-re so-re.
There were many compliments on the quality of the drumming and performance, the quick transitions and smooth pace of the show (due to johno
's skillful stage management). Oh, and they like the costumes too (yours truly was the costume designer, but I also had a talented and dedicated crew).
Today, I'm sore and exhausted, but still excited by the success.
|Thursday, August 28th, 2008|
|Tuesday, August 12th, 2008|
After 3 great days at Yellowstone being surprisingly active and healthy at high altitude (6-9,000 feet), and 3 days in Denver at slightly lower altitude, my crazy gastrointestinal system did me in again. 1.5 days into Denvention, my body started forcefully removing its contents, making it impossible for me to take in enough liquids to compensate for the amount exiting my body. OK, I thought, another trip to the emergency room where I'll be given anti-nausea and anti-diarrheal drugs and pumped full of IV fluids. But no, I didn't get immediately better, so Denver Medical decided to keep me through Sunday morning. The doctor treating me was a wonderful woman and doctor, but also very conservative and wouldn't't let me out until my potassium level reached somewhere near normal. After almost 3 days in bed, she finally let me go and I was able to to get back for the last day of Denvention. I spent my time looking for people I wanted to see, doing some last minute shopping, and attending the closing ceremonies. Managed to go to dinner with friends from around the country that I only see at WorldCon or CostumeCon and see more people at the dead dog consuite and filking parties before collapsing in bed totally exhausted. I'm home now, and feeling much better and plan to see the doctor tomorrow and ask him to refer me for a complete gastrointestinal workup. This thing has gone too far when I miss a chunk of two vacations! Current Mood: frustrated
|Wednesday, April 30th, 2008|
|CostumeCon 26 Rocked!
Too tired to say much, but I've never had so much fun while working so hard. johno
and I stage managed all three major competitions as well as helping with load in of the fashion exhibition and the con suite. Despite having to get up early most mornings, we partied late into the night, meeting new friends and growing closer to old friends and acquaintances. Then to cap off a happy long weekend, Monday night I was the "stage crew" for the Mouse-kerade and I received the happy news that my "virtual" niece sidhedancer
gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
It was a wonderful, wonderful con and all the staff gave their all and worked their butts off - all for our beloved evil master kproche
|Monday, February 4th, 2008|
|My First Further Confusion
A few weeks ago, I went to my first Further Confusion and enjoyed myself immensely.
I admit, once upon a time, I thought Furries were a very strange branch of fandom and avoided them as much as possible.
Then I got to know some of the costumed Furries (well, at least their costumed personas) at BayCon and Silicon, and found that they were fun, lovable and friendly.
So, I decided to give Further Confusion a try and found wonderful costumes, friendly people, great parties and the best dances in Fandom. I didn't really make it to any panels, but I attended the masquerade, the Fursuit Parade, the San Jose Taiko performance and the Furry Night Live. All were marvelous.
I'm still not interested in dressing up in a fursuit myself, and I'm not into the artwork, but do I admire the skill of the costumers, performers and artists.
And I bought my membership for next year. I'm looking forward to the fun.