Thursday, June 30, 2016

PERSONAL NEWS #256
 June 1st, left office around 12pm, due to temperature from a head cold  L

June 2nd, sick day from the office, due to the head cold  L

On June 4th, after completing chores and errands, I had a much needed appt with my acupuncturist down in Chinatown.  Afterwards, I purchased MetroNorth tickets at GCS for the next day visit to CT.  Then over to the Manhattan Theater Club to assist my friend Wendy with volunteer usherette duties for that evenings performance of “The Father”.

June 5th, I took the MetroNorth train up to CT and visit my dear friend Katherine.  Weather was crappy so we did indoor activities; such as lunch, catch up on news, exchange gifties, etc.

On June 6th, I had an appt with my foot doctor regarding issues with my left foot.  After work I had a private yoga class at my apt with Fabrice.

June 7th, sick day from the office, due to a low grade fever.  L

June 8th, I had an appt with my physical therapist regarding treatment for my left ankle.

June 11th, I had a much needed chiropractor appt for therapy and treatment.  Afterwards, I volunteered with BFP with tabling at the annual Brooklyn Pride street fair.

June 12th, I headed into Manhattan and Lincoln Center area for the 40th Annual American Crafts Festival.  Lovely weather day for strolling around the many booths and seeing so many gorgeous handcrafted items.  I purchased a wallet made from duct tape with The Avengers theme, plus a gorgeous silk scarf.  Afterwards I headed down to Union Square for a late lunch and window shopping before stopping by to see Wendy at the Halloween shop.  At 6pm we went to see “Captain America – Civil War” at the cinema.  It was her first time and my fourth time in seeing it.  Just as good the 4th time around.

June 13th, I had a private yoga class at my apt with Fabrice.

June 14th, I attended the productive monthly BFP Fundraising committee meeting at Ken’s apt.

June 15th, I did volunteer work for the office at an all-day event located at the Harvard Club on West 44th Street.  Never been inside that club or building before and it comes across as “old school” décor / charm.  Afterwards, I headed back to my neighborhood for an appt with my internal medicine doctor for a follow up visit.

June 17th, after work I headed up to Manhattan Theater Club to assist my friend Wendy with volunteer usherette duties for the evening performance of “The Father”.  Afterwards Wendy, Debbie and I went out for a late dinner and diverse conversation.

June 18th, after Dana finished cleaning my apt, I went out to do assorted errands, chores and laundry before heading into Manhattan.  Stopped by the office, plus did some shopping before heading to The Commons on Atlantic Avenue to assist with setting up for the BFP benefit performance of “The Third Coming – Marx Returns” by Jerry Levy.  Great turnout for the event and well received.  This benefit performance was also a fundraiser for BFP and we brought in roughly $1,500.

June 19th, I got a much needed pedicure before heading home to watch “Trumbo” and “Puncture” on DVD.  Both are excellent movies.

June 21st, I had a successful root canal procedure at NYU Dentistry in the morning, and afterwards I headed into the office.

June 23rd, after work I had physical therapy session regarding my ankle, and then afterwards a private yoga class at my apt with Fabrice.

June 25th, I hung out in Manhattan during a sunny summer afternoon with my friend Sheila, who came in from NJ, and we visited the Frick Museum, plus lunch at 3-Guys Diner on Madison Avenue.  Afterwards a leisurely stroll through lovely Central Park and onto the westside.

June 26th, I hosted the “NYC Friends of Tolkien” cosplay presentation at Stone Creek with Christine Evans and Wendy Wright as key speakers.

June 27th, I had a private yoga class at my apt with Fabrice.

June 30th, I volunteered with WCW office to assist with their computer input updates.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

 Visited the Frick Museum
on June 25th with a Friend


Central Park on a Sunny Summer Day

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

PERSONAL NEWS #255
May 1st, I joined friends at the Pennsy food court at MSG to celebrate Thom’s birthday.  Afterwards, I headed home to catch the season two finale of Grantchester on PBS.

May 2nd, after work I joined an acquaintance [Daniel] at MSG to see Pearl Jam in concert.  We were in the disabled persons section only 25 feet from the stage.  It’s been 8 years since I last saw Pearl Jam live and I had such a good time at the concert.  It was great!  Guests who performed on stage with the band were members from Cheap Trick and The Police front man Sting.  Concert ran over 2.5 hours and there was no warm up band.

May 4th, with gift cards I received for Administrative Assistant Day, I headed to Barnes & Noble after work to make purchases of DVDs / CDs.

May 6th, I had a successful and stress free root canal attended to at NYU Dentistry in the morning, and then headed to work afterwards.

On May 7th, I joined 12 other NYC TGTSNBN members / friends in heading up to CT for a fun day of HP cosplay at Castle Gillette.  Weather was overcast and abit nippy, but at least the rain held off so we could engage in interesting cosplay on the castle grounds.

On May 8th, I joined my friend TJ in going to see the new Captain America – Civil War film in the cinema.  We both enjoyed the film.  Afterwards, we went out to dinner at a local Chinese restaurant and talked about the movie, plus other comics and films.

May 9th, I had a private yoga class at my apt with Fabrice.

May 10th, I attended the monthly BFP Fundraising committee meeting at Ken’s house.  It was very productive and informative.

On May 14th, after Dana cleaned my apt, I headed out to the hood to take care of errands and laundry.  Had a late lunch at The Jungle Café and then strolled along a “nature walk” near Newtown Creek.  That evening I watched one of my new DVDs called “The Artist”.  Great movie!

On May 15th, I volunteered to assist with BFP tabling at the annual 5th Avenue Festival in the afternoon.  Weather was windy and chilly.

May 16th, I had “part two” of a root canal, which was abit more painful, at NYU Dentistry in the morning, and then headed to work afterwards.

May 17th, I attended the monthly BFP A&C committee meeting at Charlotte’s house.  It was very productive and informative.

May 18th, I had a dental appt at NYU Dentistry in the morning for cavity work and a temporary crown.  Process was abit uncomfortable and slightly painful.  Afterwards I headed to the office for work.

May 21st, I met up with my friend Sam in Manhattan, and we hung out with other “NYC Friends of Tolkien” at the monthly meetup.  It was an enjoyable afternoon spent with friends and acquaintances chatting on assorted topics.  Afterwards, I went to see “Captain America – Civil War” film, and it is even better the second time around.  Yeah baby, I am TeamCap!

On Sunday, May 22nd, as an impromptu adventure, I joined my friend Dennis in visiting the New York Botanical Gardens, which are located in the Bronx.  While there we saw the Impressionist floral exhibit in the Haupt Conservatory and also took a delightful tram ride around the wooded area of the gardens.  Afterwards, we drove the western part of the Bronx to check out the Wave Hill estate, which overlooks the Hudson River to the Palisades.  Then on to a Red Lobster for a delicious dinner.

May 25th, I had a dental appt at NYU Dentistry in the morning for crown work.  After work I had a physical therapy session for treatment on my ankle.

May 26th, after work I joined my friend Margaret at the cinema to see “Captain America – Civil War” for the third time.

May 27th to 30th, I visited the parents in upstate NY over the warm, humid holiday weekend.  Took them out for breakfast a few times and even Chinese dinner.  Got my hair done; plus watched some movies on their cable TV.

May 31st, I had a private yoga class at my apt with Fabrice.

 Memorial Day Weekend
with the Parents
in upstate New York




Thursday, May 19, 2016

 NYC TGTSNBN HP Cosplay
Castle Gillette [CT]
May 7th
 Molly Weasley and Bellatrix
 Ministry of Magic Official
catching Mundungus
The Passion of Potter
Augusta Longbottom

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

 Baroness von Huffledor
at Castle Gillette
May 7th

 NYC TGTSNBN HP Cosplay
at Castle Gillette in CT
May 7th



Sunday, May 08, 2016

 NYC TGTSNBN HP Cosplay
Saturday, May 7th
Castle Gillette - CT



Thursday, May 05, 2016

 Pearl Jam in Concert
at
Madison Square Garden
Monday, May 2nd

 Cherry Blossom Festival
at the
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
Saturday, April 30th


 Margaret and Debbie
 Duchess and Debbie



Tuesday, May 03, 2016

PERSONAL NEWS #254
April 1st, watched my favorite TV show, Sleepy Hollow  J

April 2nd, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt and afterwards did errands / chores.

April 4th, I had appts with my foot doctor and physical therapist.  Afterwards, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt.

April 6th, did volunteer work [ie: computers] at the WCW office in Manhattan.

April 7th, I attended the lively and entertaining monthly TGTSNBN meetup.

April 8th, I watched the season 3 finale of Sleepy Hollow on TV.

April 9th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt.  Afterwards I visited with my friend Anni and her family.

April 10th, I joined my friend Dennis in northern New Jersey for a fun “photo adventures” day.  We visited Hoboken, Branch Brook Park, Eagle Rock reservation, Patterson Great Falls and Skylands Manor.

April 12th, I attended the BFP “Let’s Get Happy over Peace” happy hour event at The Brazen Head pub in Brooklyn.  Good event and nice turnout of 15 to 20 people.

April 13th, I took ½ a vacation day from work to attend a NY Mets baseball game out at Citifields with friends.  It was a sunny, breezy day in the low 50s, and the NY Mets beat the Miami Marlins 2 to 1.  Hooray!

On April 16th, after my cleaning lady took care of my apt, I headed out to do chores, errands and a much needed manicure on a sunny spring day.

April 17th, I visited the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens on a perfect sunny spring day, as well as stroll through Park Slope.

April 20th, I had an appt at NYU Dentistry for consultation / X-rays for an upcoming root canal.  After work I had a physical therapy appt for my left foot / ankle.

April 21st, I attended the fascinating and informative part II of “The Forum on Energy Democracy” at The Commons in Brooklyn.  Which was hosted by the Climate Change committee of BFP.

April 22nd, after work I met up with my Canadian friend, Daniel, who was visiting for the weekend.  We went to the Star Wars costume exhibit at Discovery Center in Times Square.  Afterwards, we hung out at the Discovery Center until 9pm waiting for a friend to pick up Daniel and head back to NJ.

On afternoon of August 24th, I had several friends over for a fun time of viewing LOTRs “Return of the King” extended edition, assorted topics of conversation and noshing on delicious food from The Jungle Café.

April 25th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt.

April 27th, I had an appt with my physical therapist after work for treatment on my left ankle.

April 28th, I attended a special BFP board meeting about the “future” of our organization and which direction it should turn to.

April 30th, I attended the annual Cherry Blossom festival at the lovely Brooklyn Botanical Gardens with my friends Debbie and Margaret.  We got to see the wonderful Japanese drumming and a tea ceremony.  Place was crowded, as it was a lovely spring day.  Afterwards we went to Debbie’s apartment for a late lunch.  Back in Manhattan I had a much needed appt with Dr Tan my acupuncturist.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

 NY Mets vs Miami Marlins
Baseball with Friends at Citifield
April 13, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

 Views of lower Manhattan
from across the river in Hoboken, NJ
[Edited in Film Noir style]
 Sunday Afternoon - April 10th
Visiting a Friend in NJ

Friday, April 01, 2016

The 9th Annual NY Peace Film Festival
April 1st to 3rd
All Souls Unitarian Church
1157 Lexington Avenue - Manhattan
Tickets are $15 at the door

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Brooklyn for Peace - Happy Hour
"Hey, Can you get happy for Peace?"
Tuesday, April 12th, from 6-8pm
Brazen Head Pub
228 Atlantic Avenue - Brooklyn
Free Pizza!!

Attended the Brooklyn for Peace forum for
The Fight for Energy Democracy
Held at The Commons on March 29th

Thursday, March 31, 2016

 A Sampling of My Watercolors
From 10+ Years



PERSONAL NEWS #253
March 2nd, I had two health related appts today and both were regarding my long suffering left foot.

March 3rd, I attended the informative and productive monthly BFP board meeting.

March 4th, I participated in a watercolor painting workshop in my hood.

March 5th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt.

March 6th, I watched the wonderful season six finale of Downton Abbey.  Six wonderful years of amazing British drama, style, fashion, and yes, even some comedy.

March 7th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt.

March 8th, I participated in the productive monthly BFP Fundraising meeting via conference call.

March 9th, I had an appt with my internal medicine doctor after work and got a prescription for springtime allergies.

March 11th, I had an appt with my dentist at NYU Dentistry in the morning, and the final prep work was completed, plus battle plan drawn up.  The cost for this dental work will run me about $18,000 and take place over next 6 to 8 months.  From there I took a taxi to work and then after work I participated in the last watercolor painting workshop in my hood.  As to the latter, it was great fun, and enjoyed working with Holly.

March 12th, after Dana finished cleaning my apt, I headed out to do several errands and chores before my private yoga class with Fabrice.  After yoga, I headed over to “HeART by Hand”, and finished my watercolor painting under Holly’s instructions.

March 13th, I had a much needed manicure appt followed by a late lunch at The Jungle Café.

March 16th, I had to take a “sick day” from work, as I had important documents being delivered by UPS and needed to sign for them.  Also had an appt with my physical therapist for continued treatment of my left foot/ankle.

March 19th, started off with my private yoga class with Fabrice, before heading down to Charlotte’s place for the 3rd annual BFP A&C committee retreat.  Six were in attendance for the retreat and we got much accomplished.

March 20th, I was joined at my humble apt by friends [ie: Wendy, Margaret and Debbie] to watch “Pride & Prejudice” on DVDs, and nosh on great food from The Jungle Café.

March 21st, I took half a vacation day, as I had a dental procedure done at NYU Dentistry, and then headed over to the office for remainder of the day.

March 22nd, I visited my friend Larry after work, and as we noshed on a lite dinner he did my 2015 taxes.

March 23rd, I participated in the annual Tolkien Reading Day event at the Jefferson Market Library with other members from NYC Friends of Tolkien.

March 25th to 27th, I visited the parents for the Easter holiday weekend, plus got to see my brother and sister-in-law.  Had a bit of an incident on Saturday afternoon with the cops and burning leaves and twigs in the parent’s front yard. I didn't know there is a burning ban in New York State and I am thankful I wasn't given a $1,500 ticket. It had me very nervous throughout it all. I am a city gal just helping out the parents and know nothing of these rules. I do now!

On March 27th, in the evening, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt.  Afterwards I watch the second season opening episode of “Grantchester” on PBS.

March 29th, I attended a BFP forum held at The Commons called “The Fight for Energy Democracy”.  Very informative and the two guest speakers [ie: Sean Sweeney and Kim Fraczek] spoke with passion and insight.  To get involved; go to http://saneenergyproject.org/ or http://www.senrg.org/donate/

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Watercolor Class
Friday, March 4th

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

 Dad's Coloring Book Creations

PERSONAL NEWS #252
February 1st, I had my second physical therapy session after work for my ankle situation.  Afterwards, I headed home quickly, and got there in time for my private yoga class with Fabrice.

February 4th, I attended the monthly TGTSNBN meetup and it was held at the main public library near Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza.  Topic was discussion on the second half of book #7 … Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  It was a fun, interesting discussion regarding the book and aspects of the films.

On evening of February 5th, we fans of the TV series, Sleepy Hollow, get episode one of part two from season three.

February 6th, I had my private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt and later on a much needed manicure.

February 7th, I spent a delightful afternoon hanging out with my friend Sam in Times Square, Brooklyn Heights and then my hood.  We were having fun with photo adventures and catching up on news.

February 9th, I attended the monthly BFP Fundraising committee meeting and call.

February 10th, I had my third physical therapy session after work for my ankle situation.

February 12th, I took a watercolor painting class after work near my apt.  Then raced home to watch an episode of “Sleepy Hollow”.

On February 13th, after Dana [my cleaning lady] took care of my apt, I had my usual private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt.  Then did some errands before staying in the rest of the weekend, as it was sooooo cold and windy out.

February 15th, I attended the productive monthly BFP Arts and Culture committee meeting and call.

February 17th, I had my fourth physical therapy session after work for my ankle situation.

February 18th, I attended an interesting and informative monthly “Friends of Tolkien” meetup.

February 19th, I took half a vacation day for my NYC Dentistry appt and afterwards headed into the office.

February 20th, after my private yoga class with Fabrice, I headed into Manhattan to attend a friend’s birthday celebration at The Hourglass Tavern on West 46th Street in the afternoon.  Had a great time!

February 21st, I had an appt with my acupuncturist in Chinatown for much needed treatment.

February 22nd, I had a much needed manicure after work.

February 24th, I had an appt after work with NYC Dentistry for mold making of teeth.

Feb 26th to 28th, visit with my parents in upstate NY … errands, breakfast out with friends, hair salon appt and chores.

February 29th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

 Attending Friends
Birthday Parties in February

Taking Some Watercolor Classes
[I haven't painted in 3 years]