Hanging Out With The Duchess
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, October 31, 2013
PERSONAL NEWS #225
Oct 1st, I did volunteer computer work at the WCW offices.
Oct 3rd, I attended the monthly TGTSNBN meetup at Twins Pub on 9th Avenue.
Oct 4th, I attended my private yoga class with Fabrice.
Oct 5th, I attended the autumn cosplay with other members of TGTSNBN up in northern Yonkers at Untermyer Park and Gardens.
Oct 6th, I attended my private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva played outside.
Oct 8th, I attended the BP PF/Fundraising committee meeting and we are in the final stages of planning for an event on October 20th.
Oct 10th, I had an appt with Dr Tan for acupuncture treatment.
Oct 11th, I attended my private yoga class with Fabrice
Oct 12th, After Dana finished cleaning my apt; I did errands around the hood and then headed to Prospect Heights for a “photo walkabout”. I captured images of autumn, doorways and flowers. Afterwards I made some purchases at the Grand Army Plaza farmers market before meeting acquaintances of mine for dinner at FAROS in Park Slope. We enjoyed a delicious dinner, interesting diverse conversation and received early b-day gifties.
Oct 14th, I attended my private yoga class with Fabrice and gave a giftie to lil Shiva.
Oct 15th, I attended the monthly BFP A&C committee meeting, which was very productive and interesting.
Oct 16th, Stopped by theater to see Wendy and pick up my fancy robes for HP Halloween Ball.
Oct 17th, I participated in the BFP Fundraiser/PF committee conference call regarding final prep for “Pathmakers to Peace” event on the 20th. After work I attended the monthly NYC Friends of Tolkien meetup. Since today is my birthday, I received greetings, gifties and treated to dinner by friends and acquaintances at the meetup. It was all very enjoyable.
Oct 20th, I attended, as well as volunteered, at the “Pathmakers to Peace” event, which was hosted by BFP fundraising and peace fair committees. The event was a success and 160+ attended the function at Brooklyn Historical Society.
Oct 21st, I had an appt for acupuncture with Dr Tan before he goes to Tibet on vacation. That evening I had my private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva.
Oct 23rd to 27th, I was on vacation in Salem [MA]. Saw a lot of Salem this time around, plus hung out with friends/acquaintances, and attended the annual HP Halloween Ball and the HP walkabout. Weather was chilly, windy, with some clouds and sunshine. No rain and no hurricanes! Over the course of several days I went on the Red Line trolley tour, ghost tour, Witch House, Phillips House tour, Peabody Essex museum, and the Yin Yu Tang house tour. Lastly, I mostly dined at Kushco Depot and Life Alive for healthy, fresh vegetarian / vegan food.
Oct 28th, I had my private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva.
Oct 29th, I attended the BP PF/Fundraising committee meeting, and it is a follow up to the “Pathmakers to Peace” event.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
PERSONAL NEWS #224
Sept 2nd, I headed back to NYC from the long Labor Day weekend. I joined in on a regular yoga class with Fabrice teaching and afterwards got to play with Shiva for abit.
Sept 3rd, I participated in the BFP board members urgent conference call regarding the Syrian situation.
Sept 4th, I had a much needed chiropractor appt.
Sept 5th, I attended the monthly BFP board members meeting, which predominately centered on the Syrian situation.
Sept 6th to 8th, I headed back upstate NY for Carol and Art’s wedding. I stayed with my parents, as they were also guests at the wedding, and Carol had asked me to be the photographer.
Sept 9th, after work I attended a vigil / protest regarding “NO TO WAR IN SYRIA” in the Ft Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn. This “Vigil for Syria” was hosted by Ft Greene Peace AND Brooklyn for Peace.
Sept 10th, I attended a productive monthly BFP Fund/PF committee meeting, as we get closer to the “event” set for October.
Sept 11th, I participated in the monthly Peace Alliance conference call. The guest speaker was , founder of RESULTS and author of the book "Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break between People and Government." Sam has helped thousands of ordinary citizens transform from hopelessness into extraordinarily powerful advocates. Sam is now working with The Peace Alliance, coaching them to deepen their grassroots organizing efforts.
Sept 13th, I had an appt with Dr Tan for acupuncture treatment, and afterwards a private yoga class with Fabrice.
Sept 14th, I met up with my friend Jackie at the Prospect Park zoo for a nice afternoon outing. Afterwards we strolled through the park to Barnes & Noble in Park Slope, and then wrapped up the day with dinner at FAROS on 7th Avenue.
Sept 15th, I volunteered to assist with tabling for Brooklyn for Peace [BFP] at the Flatbush Frolics on Cortelyou Road. Sunny, warm weather with abit of a breeze and spoke with many people about BFP, NYC politics, Syria, etc.
Sept 16th, I attended the monthly BFP A&C committee meeting, of which I am co-chair. Meeting was productive, informative and our guest [Karen Malpede] talked about her new play “Extreme Weather”.
Sept 17th, I attended an informative and interesting monthly BFP PEJ committee meeting at Matt’s house in a lovely part of Prospect Heights [Bkln].
Sept 20th, I attended my private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva.
Sept 21st, I went briefly into Manhattan to meet with Wendy and decide/purchase trimmings for my fancy robes. Then off to Port Authority to purchase bus tickets for excursion on Sunday.
Sept 22nd, I travelled up to Valley Cottage, NY with Carole, Laura and Fari to attend Timdalf’s annual Bilbo and Frodo birthday picnic. The weather was abit cool, but all who attended had a good time.
Sept 23rd, I attended my private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva.
Sept 24th, I participated in the BFP Fundraising / PF committee meeting and we are making progress for the upcoming “Pathmakers to Peace” event, which is slated for October 20th.
Sept 25th / 26th, is crazy busy at work with the annual International Tax conference taking place this week, and I am doing volunteering for it. It is very tiring work.
Evening of Sept 26th, I attended the Neko Case concert at RCMH, which was very enjoyable.
On Sept 27th, saw more of the International Tax conference and my having health issues with lungs. This resulted in leaving abit early from work and getting antibiotics that my lung doctor called into the pharmacy.
Over the weekend of Sept 28th and 29th, I rented some Sherlock Holmes [starring Jeremy Brett] DVDs for a marathon viewing while I recovered from health issues.
Sept 30th, I attended my private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva.