m_tiger: (Me)
Received news a little while ago that [livejournal.com profile] wolfstoy passed away this morning in a crash. I won't go into details because I don't know everything what happened, and I don't want to start speculation or anything. All I know is the others he was with were taken to the hospital. No word yet on their dogs.

Rest in peace Wolf. Thank you for changing my world how you did.

All of you who are still on the road heading to or from your holiday destinations, please be safe.
m_tiger: (FDW Tigress)
Hey all. Been a while, as I'm sure you've noticed. Haven't been up to much really, just the whole eat, sleep, game, thing and whatnot. Living, etc.

Going to be heading down to CaliFur again this year with [livejournal.com profile] razzlfraz and [livejournal.com profile] karadurzero tonight/tomorrow morning at about should-be-in-bed-o'clock. Going to be rooming with [livejournal.com profile] hannahheart and [livejournal.com profile] ashland_pup as well, as usual, and then spending a few days hanging out with them afterwards, up til my b-day.

I'll see a handful of you at the con hopefully. If you see Minecraft Steve running around with tiger ears on, that's most likely me. If you see any of my fursuits, then that's definately me. CaliFur is a relaxicon for me, so I pretty much do a quick round in the dealer's room, and pretty much ignore the con (except for main stage stuff) otherwise and spend most of my time trying to spend some time with friends, both old and new.

I recently acquired a nice microphone setup (Shure SM58 mic and Shure X2u XLR-to-USB Signal Adapter) for my computer, with the intention of starting to do Let's Play videos on youtube with voice commentary. I'm also interested in maybe starting up a podcast with a few like-minded individuals, think it would be fun to just chat about games and random stuff with a small group for a while, and release the recordings. The reason I bring this up though, is I may bring the mic down with me to the con and do some recording at the con, probably just random mischief.

For those of you who want to see more updates from me, if you are on twitter, I update there as @401authrequired. I pretty much just use it as random blurbs and updates on stuff, with the intention of posting anything actually significant here or on G+. As you can see, I haven't had anything really significant to say lately, but I do try to stay somewhat up to date on your entries though.

No Brakes

Jun. 20th, 2011 01:50 am
m_tiger: (Me)
Spent a good part of the day up in Vallejo on Saturday, Angel and I went up to visit home and to go to the Northern California Pirate Festival. We went there first, staying for a while, then headed to my house, doing laundry and hanging out with Benny a little before he had to head out. We left shortly after 7pm. On the way home (to San Jose), the street was blocked off at an intersection 2 blocks away from home (in Vallejo) by lots of police and the fire department, so I had to navigate us around it. There was an ambulance on the way, as well.

I checked the online version of the local newspaper after midnight that night, and again just now, it is going into today's (Monday) paper. I hope the girls will be ok.

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Two Vallejo kids on bike without brakes hurt when bike runs into car
Times-Herald staff report/
Posted: 06/20/2011 01:00:15 AM PDT

Two Vallejo teenagers were injured in an accident while riding a bike Saturday night, police said.

A 15-year-old girl was riding a bike with no brakes at about 7 p.m. on Jack London and Mini drives, with a 12-year-old girl sitting on the handlebar, police said.

A car stopped at the intersection, but hit the bike as the girls ran the stop sign, police said.

The girls sustained moderate, but non-life threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital by ambulance, police said.

No alcohol was reportedly involved.

Vallejo Police Department also asked for assistance in crowd control from California Highway Patrol and American Canyon Police Department as a large number of people, including family members, came to the scene.
m_tiger: (Me)
Haven't updated in a while. Lot's happened since the last bits I posted.

February 14th was my last day of werk at Party City. When I put in my two weeks they ended on the 11th, however I did state that if needed I would stay on board for the 14th. Failboss scheduled me that day, and being a person who tries to keep to their word, I went to work that day.

I wish I didn't. I got off at 3:30, was supposed to go home to say bye to everyone, then head down to San Jose via bus to be with Angel ([livejournal.com profile] razzlfraz). I got delayed though, cause Benny and Malinda needed to stop by Costco to get some things for my grandmother, and also run some other errands, too. It was about 5:30 or so when I got home. I decided not to go down, cause I'd arrive late.

At 7:00 my mom and aunt went to my grandma's room to check on her because she wasn't awake. She usually took an afternoon nap and got up around 5ish to start cooking dinner, or to eat if someone else was taking care of the food that day. They found that she had passed away in her sleep.

I was devastated and broken. The first responders came, said they think she died around 3:30ish. The police came afterward, made sure there was no foul play as per their normal routines, and waited for the coroner to show up. He came, they left. Funeral home guys came much later, a good chunk of the family had arrived by that time, cause we called everyone. Angel came up from San Jose too, cause I called her to let her know immediately. I cried almost all night. It was hard to sleep that night.

I cried a couple more times over the next couple days, the constant reminder of her non-presence when she was so prominently always there before hit me hard everytime I walked into the kitchen and saw her empty chair, or came into the house after going to the store or whatnot, only to find an empty kitchen with no one to say hi to and no one to greet me back. Everytime I softly closed the door to my room cause I didn't want to be loud at night and wake her (her room was next door to mine).

The funeral came the week after. It was rainy weather all week except the day of her funeral, which ended up being a beatiful, clear, sunny day. The weekend after I moved Shrithe (my computer) down to San Jose, getting a ride down with Angel. Brought a couple things I needed, just the necessities. Mid-week the next week I took public transit back up to Vallejo, to pack the rest of my stuff to bring down. My cousin Rob, Cora (his gf, aka FBI), and Benny all helped me load up the truck and clear out my room. I had originally planned to make several trips to get stuff each time, but I got hit by a drama bomb from my aunt (Rob's mom) cause I wanted to stay till everyone got home from werk so I could say bye.

Everyone was under the impression that everyone else had told me that I was to leave nothing there so that Rob and Cora could move into my room, but no one had. So she was pissed that I didn't clear everything out. So I spent the rest of the evening and some of the next morning finishing packing the rest of what I had into boxes for storage. I am more or less kicked out of there without being kicked out, if that makes any sense. My mom was livid at the way my aunt was treating me, and they argued a bit. Ultimately we all just ignored my aunt the rest of the night as we finished boxing up everything.

The next day Rob drove the truck down to San Jose, we unloaded everything, and they left for home. Made two trips up to Vallejo, one last month and one yesterday, to pick up some things and tie up some loose ends (got my final paycheck/paycard from Party City yesterday). I now live in downtown San Jose.

I miss my grandma and the rest of my family.

March 18th

Mar. 18th, 2011 10:07 pm
m_tiger: (Default)
Happy Birthday Grandpa. I still miss you a lot. At least you and Grandma are together now.
m_tiger: (Me)
I won't be down in San Jose anytime soon.

We just found my grandmother dead.

She passed away in her sleep.

We don't know what time, just that she was ok at lunch today. She went to take a nap afterward. My family went to check on her a few minutes ago because she didn't come out to eat dinner.

I've never cried so much before.
m_tiger: (Hi!)
Last day of werk here in Vallejo is tomorrow, February 14th, 2010. Valentine's Day.

After werk I will turn in my key, maybe head to the store to buy a few things, then head home, pack a couple days worth of clothes, then head down to San Jose either tomorrow night, or Tuesday morning.

The company would like to keep me, however my DM contacted the San Jose DM and there are currently no nearby openings. If I want to stay with the company, I will have to do some digging around of my own once I get to the area, and visit the local stores to see if I can convince them to take me on. If. It'd would be nice to have something lined up already, but I could take/use a break while finding something else, too. Think I'll follow this path, though and see where it ends up. I can always quit again. :p

After I get down to San Jose, I will be taking a look at the room, and taking care of some things that need to be done, like cleaning the carpet in the room, looking at getting a mini fridge, doing some layout werk in my head, etc.

I'll probably see a chunk of ya at Chicken.

This coming up weekend is looking like when I'll be loading up the truck and taking my stuff down.
m_tiger: (Mario Kart DS)
Angel and I went down to San Jose today.

Signed the lease, got our keys.

She's going to move down there this weekend, I'm going to follow her down after I'm done with werk (my two weeks end on the 14th).

We're house-mates with [livejournal.com profile] karadurzero.

Everything is falling together according to plan.
m_tiger: (OMGWTFBBQBIKE)
I did one of the hardest things I ever did, today.

I put in my two weeks.
m_tiger: (Boobies!)
Ok, it's been too long since I last wrote here. Not much has really been going on. The holidays came and went, pretty uneventfully, honestly.

In December, Angel and I started looking at places to rent in the San Jose area, cause she's gotta move down there for werk, and I'm going to follow her down to the area. We didn't decide on anything yet, we still need to find a place, but we're looking at moving down in February.

FC2011 came and went too. In all honesty, I was a bit out of it this year. Don't get me wrong, I had an absolutely wonderful blast as always, it's just this year I felt a bit run down. Honestly, that really has nothing to do with FC though. I'm wearing out a lot, lately. Only got into suit twice the entire con, sadly - once in my RED Engineer costume with M-Tigress as a half-suit for the fursuit parade, and the next day in M-Tigress in full suit to romp around the hotel a little bit. Didn't even touch M-Tiger. Ah well, next con I guess. Or maybe once I get down to the bay I'll get more chances to fursuit.

M-Tigress is 6 years old now, btw. LV did such a wonderful job on her though, so she's still holding up wonderfully, other than a small hole in the side of the neck that needs to be repaired.
m_tiger: (M-Tigress Head 2)
Woo!
m_tiger: (Patches)
Haven't updated lately cause I haven't really had anything to say. Been doing the werk-sleep-werk-sleep thing mostly, with almost all of my free time spent with my bunny.

The store is gearing up for Halloween, I've spent hours and hours and hours taking care of costumes already, and we've got a lot more to go, but Halloween season is officially here already.

I spent the last week playing Borderlands for PC, beat it last night. Awesome game. I'm going through the DLC content now, inbetween helping Angel out with her game (I bought it for her too) and sleeping.
m_tiger: (Boobies!)
Not much going on lately. Been playing TF2 a bit more often in my free time again lately. Haven't really been any great games out lately, but TF2 is always awesomely entertaining and I love it so (otherwise I wouldn't run around as a RED Engineer at cons, now would I?).

Most nights I haven't been sleeping well, other nights I've been sleeping really good, so it kinda oddly balances out a little, except I feel like shit more often than I feel great. Ah well.

Haven't had a day off since Wed, and won't have another one till Wed this week, due to Failboss' fucked up scheduling. Least I get Sat off this week, too, though. This year the company is preparing for Halloween a lot earlier than last year. My guess is they realised how much they screwed up by not having everyone fully trained and ready to go until halfway through the season. Hee, that was fun. Don't want a repeat, so I'm glad, even if it means I gotta do a lot of crap to get ready.
m_tiger: (Me)
Coming up this weekend is the Northern California Pirate Festival here in Vallejo at the waterfront for any of you interested.

I'm planning on being there both days for a couple hours, probaly gonna half-suit in M-Tiger for a while too. I'm hoping that I'll see a few familiar faces there, too. Were any of you planning on showing up? Let me know if you wanna meet up or anything, by either texting me if you know my number, or leaving me a comment here.

Yarrr!

Layouts

Jun. 9th, 2010 09:52 pm
m_tiger: (Hi!)
Did LJ screw with anyone else's layouts today? Sometime within the last few hours, it went from displaying my last 20 entries and my friends' last 20 entries, to only displaying 10. I had to go in and manually change it back to 20 just now.

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Edit, 9:54PM

Hmm, looks like there was an LJ announcement about it a week ago. But mine never changed for me until now. Ah well, fixed.
m_tiger: (Boobies!)
Currently I'm mostly good. Haven't updated in a while though. I've been busy.

Angel's been spending a lot of time here, since it's a lot closer to San Jose than her house is, ans she's been doing some work there. So I've been getting to see her a lot, which is good.

The rashes on my legs are getting annoying again, seems to really come back in force in the spring every year, without fail, but it seems this time it's slightly worse than usual. Gotta get in an appointment to get screened for allergies or whatnot. I'm convinced they're a reaction to something. Just gotta find out what.

Speaking of my legs, I had a bump on my left thigh, that I think was a mosquito bite. The skin over it was fine, but there was a hard glob under the skin that I could feel if I pressed around the area. I lanced it with a needle (ick, it went in half an inch deep), drained what I could out of it, and dressed it. Should be fine in a few days.

Today I felt like shit during werk, and it kept getting worse by the hour. Bearable, but definately annoying. Luckily the pain that was bothering me seems to have passed for the moment. It was coming from directly behind my lowest rib on the right side. Looking at the other members of my family, it may be a gall bladder problem. Really bad timing, if that's the situation. Don't worry about me though people - I won't hesitate to get to the doctor in a heartbeat when I need to.

Werk has been the same. Failboss is still Fail. Can't really say much else.

I'm off this Friday, so I might end up going down to Chicken on Thursday night, I haven't been since sometime last year I think. Will be nice to see some of yas.

I'm looking forward to the CaliFur trip next week. I requested time off for it, I suspect that's the reason I'm werking this Saturday (I think Failboss is going to make me werk Sat through Wed since I asked for Thur through Mon off, instead of actually letting my use some of my vacation time). Regardless of getting the time off or not though, I'm headed down. Things are to the point where I honestly don't care if I get in trouble for that. I need a vacation, and I'm taking it.

Also, my birthday is Sunday night during CaliFur. So there's that too. Anyone wanna help celebrate 26 years of M?

Sandvich

May. 11th, 2010 02:59 am
m_tiger: (Sexauer)
Bread
Roast Beef
Cheddar
Turkey
Swiss
Ham
Cheddar
Roast Beef
Bread

2 Mountain Dews

*nomnomnom*
m_tiger: (Ninja Star)
I just played 22 games of Solitaire on Windows 7.

I only won the last game.

x.x
m_tiger: (Hi!)
Was supposed to werk 6-12 today, ended up werking 6-5:30. Wheee. Werked 12-11:30 yesterday, too. And I'm scheduled 6 days this week instead of 5. Wooo overtime! Don't get me wrong, I hate that I'm having to work these horrible, horrible fucked up scheduling hours, but the outcome will be a nice paycheck, and Failboss getting reamed for using all these overtime hours. Muahahah.

I'm off to bed though, werk again at 6. Was supposed to be 8. Whee. x.x

iTile

Apr. 21st, 2010 02:25 am
m_tiger: (OMGWTFBBQBIKE)
Anyone want to make an iPad app for me? I have the idea, but I don't have the know-how to make it happen. It'd be an interesting (in my opinion, yours may vary) drawing app that I think people would enjoy playing with.
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