A PLACE WHERE I EXPRESS MY THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ON MUSIC, LIFE, EVENTS, TRAVEL, LOTR, HP, TV, NEWS, PEACE MOVEMENT, POLITICS AND EVEN MOVIES
Thursday, June 30, 2016
1st, left office around 12pm, due to temperature from a head cold L
2nd, sick day from the office, due to the head cold L
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”.
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.
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.
7th, sick day from the office, due to a low grade fever. L
8th, I had an appt with my physical therapist regarding treatment
for my left ankle.
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.
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.
13th, I had a private yoga class at my apt with Fabrice.
14th, I attended the productive monthly BFP Fundraising committee
meeting at Ken’s apt.
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.
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.
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.
19th, I got a much needed pedicure before heading home to watch
“Trumbo” and “Puncture” on DVD. Both are
21st, I had a successful root canal procedure at NYU Dentistry in
the morning, and afterwards I headed into the office.
23rd, after work I had physical therapy session regarding my ankle,
and then afterwards a private yoga class at my apt with Fabrice.
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
26th, I hosted the “NYC Friends of Tolkien” cosplay presentation at
Stone Creek with Christine Evans and Wendy Wright as key speakers.
27th, I had a private yoga class at my apt with Fabrice. June
30th, I volunteered with WCW office to assist with their computer
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.
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.
4th, with gift cards I received for Administrative Assistant Day, I
headed to Barnes & Noble after work to make purchases of DVDs / CDs.
6th, I had a successful and stress free root canal attended to at
NYU Dentistry in the morning, and then headed to work afterwards.
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
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.
9th, I had a private yoga class at my apt with Fabrice.
10th, I attended the monthly BFP Fundraising committee meeting at
Ken’s house. It was very productive and
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”.
May 15th, I volunteered to assist with BFP tabling at the annual 5th
Avenue Festival in the afternoon.
Weather was windy and chilly.
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.
17th, I attended the monthly BFP A&C committee meeting at
Charlotte’s house. It was very
productive and informative.
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.
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!
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.
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.
26th, after work I joined my friend Margaret at the cinema to see “Captain
America – Civil War” for the third time.
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.
1st, watched my favorite TV show, Sleepy Hollow J
2nd, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt and
afterwards did errands / chores.
4th, I had appts with my foot doctor and physical therapist. Afterwards, I had a private yoga class with
Fabrice at my apt.
6th, did volunteer work [ie: computers] at the WCW office in
7th, I attended the lively and entertaining monthly TGTSNBN meetup.
8th, I watched the season 3 finale of Sleepy Hollow on TV.
9th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt. Afterwards I visited with my friend Anni and
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
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.
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!
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.
17th, I visited the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens on a perfect sunny spring
day, as well as stroll through Park Slope.
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.
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.
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.
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.
25th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt.
27th, I had an appt with my physical therapist after work for
treatment on my left ankle.
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.
2nd, I had two health related appts today and both were regarding my
long suffering left foot.
3rd, I attended the informative and productive monthly BFP board
4th, I participated in a watercolor painting workshop in my hood.
5th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt.
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.
7th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice at my apt.
8th, I participated in the productive monthly BFP Fundraising
meeting via conference call.
9th, I had an appt with my internal medicine doctor after work and
got a prescription for springtime allergies.
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.
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.
13th, I had a much needed manicure appt followed by a late lunch at
The Jungle Café.
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.
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.
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.
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.
22nd, I visited my friend Larry after work, and as we noshed on a
lite dinner he did my 2015 taxes.
23rd, I participated in the annual Tolkien Reading Day event at the
Jefferson Market Library with other members from NYC Friends of Tolkien.
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
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/
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.
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
evening of February 5th, we fans of the TV series, Sleepy Hollow,
get episode one of part two from season three.
6th, I had my private yoga class with Fabrice at the apt and later
on a much needed manicure.
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.
9th, I attended the monthly BFP Fundraising committee meeting and call.
10th, I had my third physical therapy session after work for my
12th, I took a watercolor painting class after work near my
apt. Then raced home to watch an episode
of “Sleepy Hollow”.
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.
15th, I attended the productive monthly BFP Arts and Culture committee meeting
17th, I had my fourth physical therapy session after work for my
18th, I attended an interesting and informative monthly “Friends of
19th, I took half a vacation day for my NYC Dentistry appt and
afterwards headed into the office.
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!
21st, I had an appt with my acupuncturist in Chinatown for much
22nd, I had a much needed manicure after work.
24th, I had an appt after work with NYC Dentistry for mold making of
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.