A few weeks ago I went to do a charity thing with the Critters For A Cause group here in the Dirty B area. This is the group that wanted me to join and fill their token black (&white) skunk quota (affirmative action?). Anyway, we went out in the road near the bowling alley in costumes and solicited cash for the MDA as the cars stopped at the light. Noontime August sunlight on black synthetic fur zipped all the way up to your throat does not make for a frosty experience, but it was still fun. You can see some pictures of that event here.
I'm also going to be going to Playa del Fuego this year in October since it's really close to my work. I can camp there and go back & forth to work w/o having to go home first if I am lucky. We'll see.
Also I'm putting together a costume for FurFright (a costume to be worn by my fursuit -- Yo dawg we heard you like costumes so we put a costume in yo costume so you can sweat while you sweat). Yup a bit meta maybe but at the cost (prolly end up at 700 buckers but it's reusable) it better get a few smiles and photos. I'll post after FF.
Oh and in case I didn't post it before, I received another suit this past weekend:
It's a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, made by JavaChicken. I used to own Cardigan Welsh Corgis growing up and this is as close as will likely ever be made to that. This suit is enormous due to internal padding. It's like walking around in a stuffed animal (well, moreso than with typical animal costumes, anyway). Very hot, but I'm also going to be looking to get a liquid cooling vest soon, since my air-cooling vest just ain't cutting it no more.
Also, the Louisiana Dept of Revenue recently screwed me out of $4000 in imaginary back-taxes, because they think I lived there in 2005 (when I was in TX) and I don't have any old bills to prove I lived somewhere else. It's been a rather expensive month for me.. maybe I should play the ponies or something..