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
Friday, February 28, 2014
PERSONAL NEWS #229
Feb 1st, I had a much needed appt with my acupuncturist for treatment.
Feb 2nd, I visited my good friend Katherine up in CT. We had a leisurely lunch at a Chinese restaurant, caught up on news / gossip and exchanged Xmas gifties. Plus, I got to meet her new doggie, Chloe, who is an adorable Boston terrier.
Feb 3rd, I had a private yoga session with Fabrice and Shiva.
Feb 6th, I attended the monthly BFP board member meeting at The Commons. 14 of the 20 board members were in attendance, and it was a productive session.
Feb 7th, I had a private yoga session with Fabrice and Shiva
Feb 8th, I had a much needed chiropractor appt for treatment
Feb 9th, I joined my friend Margaret in seeing the film “The Monuments Men”, which we both enjoyed, and when we came out of the cinema it was snowing J
Feb 10th, I had a private yoga session with Fabrice and Shiva
Feb 11th, I attended the monthly BFP Fundraising and PF meeting at Ken’s home.
Feb 12th, I had to work at a client site today, and afterwards do volunteer work at WCW office.
Feb 13th, I worked from home yesterday due to the nasty weather and my lung condition.
Feb 14th, I had an appt with my lung specialist, and now on new inhalers for my condition.
Feb 15th, after Dana cleaned my apt, I headed into Manhattan for a much needed acupuncture appt, then back in my hood I had a private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva.
Feb 16th, after getting a much needed manicure, I headed into Manhattan for a friend’s birthday brunch [ie: 20 in attendance] at Sofrito. I had a good time and caught up on news with friends and acquaintances.
Feb 17th, at work I attended a Super Bowl volunteer appreciation event and got to meet Tiki Barber. [Photo below of me with Tiki] He signed a football and pro-photo for my father. That evening I had a private yoga session with Fabrice and Shiva.
Feb 18th, I participated in the monthly, and very productive, BFP Arts and Culture meeting/call. Due to inclement weather, we again had to hold the committee meeting via call.
Feb 19th, I met up with my friend Larry after work, so he can assist me with my taxes and then out to dinner.
Feb 20th, I attended the monthly meetup with “NYC Friends of Tolkien”.
Feb 21st, I had a private yoga session with Fabrice and Shiva.
Feb 22nd, I attended the BFP board members 2nd annual retreat at Martha and Gary’s home. We covered many topics, goals and set agenda for certain important projects.
Feb 23rd, I watched season four finale of “Downton Abbey” on Channel 13, and it was very good. Wonderful visuals, costumes and there are some interesting changes in the story line et al.
Feb 24th, I had a private yoga session with Fabrice and Shiva.
Feb 25th, I attended the monthly BFP PEJ committee meeting in Park Slope. Afterwards did a wee bit of shopping at Barnes & Noble before heading home.
Feb 28th, I volunteered with BFP to assist with tabling at the “Hobo Grunt Cycle” show at Dixon Place in Manhattan.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
IN THE NEWS
10 Reasons to call for MORE Than $10.10 as a Minimum Wage
Richard Eskow, AlterNet
Robert Greenwald Takes on Obama’s Out-of-Control Drone Warfare in New Documentary: ‘Unmanned’
Jeffrey Fleishman, LA Times
Ana Marie Cox: If the 1% Wants Class Warfare, Maybe It's Time to Start Fighting Back
Khaled Beydoun: Deconstructing the Dunn Trial: The Weaponization of Blackness vs. White "Fear"
Michael Parenti: 85 Billionaires and the Better Half
Dud Hendrick: On Peace and Despair: A Veteran’s Musings While Vigiling
Toxic Chemicals Linked to 'Global, Silent Pandemic' Striking Children Worldwide
Thursday, February 20, 2014
IN THE NEWS
As TPP Opposition Soars, Corporate Media Blackout Deafening
Jon Queally, Common Dreams
Robert Reich: Why Widening Inequality is Hobbling Equal Opportunity
Richard Long: A Bill To Return Power To The People
No Wonder the World is Terrified of America – We’re the Biggest Threat
Noam Chomsky, AlterNet
Bill McKibben: We ‘Don’t Trust’ Obama on Climate Change
Environmental leader says Obama can stand up for the planet’s health or fossil fuel industry, but his legacy will suffer horribly if he chooses wrong.
80,000 March in North Carolina Proudly Pushing Back Against Radical Right Agenda
Lynn Stuart Parramore, AlterNet
5 Ways Rich People’s “Entitlements” Cheat You and Me
Paul Buchheit, AlterNet
And the more they take from us, the greater their belief that they deserve the wealth we all helped to create.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Saturday, February 01, 2014
PERSONAL NEWS #228
Jan 3rd, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva
Jan 4th, I attended the BFP Brooklyn Museum meeting and rehearsal for our upcoming event on the 10th at Matt’s home. Afterwards I headed into the city for a much needed appt with my acupuncturist.
Jan 5th, my friend Gail came over with her doggie Sage for afternoon tea and we exchanged Xmas gifties. During the evening I watched the 2-hour season four premiere of Downton Abbey.
Jan 6th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva
Jan 8th, I attended a BFP meeting and rehearsal for our upcoming Brooklyn Museum event on the 10th at Tom’s church.
Jan 9th, I attended the monthly BFP board members meeting.
Jan 10th, I worked from home in the morning, and took half a personal day in the afternoon to participate in a successful BFP presentation at Brooklyn Museum. This was followed by appts with my acupuncturist and lung specialist. In the evening I had a private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva.
Jan 11th, Dana came by to give my apt a good cleaning, and I took down my holiday decorations. Then a much needed manicure followed by a marathon viewing of episodes 1 through 8 of the TV series “Sleepy Hollow” on DVD. The latter I continued into Sunday morning.
Jan 13th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva. Afterwards, I watched a new episode of “Sleepy Hollow” on the telly, plus caught up with episodes 9 and 10.
Jan 14th, I attended an intense and productive monthly BFP fund/peace fair meeting at Ken’s apt.
Jan 15th, was up at 4am with bronchial tube issues, and had to take a sick day from work. I had to see my lung specialist regarding the situation.
Jan 17th, I had a much needed chiropractor appt after work, and started to help in feeling better. Learned my chiropractor was in the hospital week of Jan 6th with a bad bout of pneumonia.
Jan 18th, I had a much needed acupuncture appt with Dr Tan. The road to recovery is continuing J
Jan 19th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva. Afterwards, I watched new episodes of Downton Abbey and Sherlock.
Jan 20th, after a much needed pedicure, I watched the season finale of “Sleepy Hollow”.
Jan 21st, due to the inclement weather, our monthly BFP A&C committee meeting was turned into a productive conference call.
Jan 22nd, I volunteered at the WCW office and assisted with computer work.
Jan 24th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva.
Jan 25th, I hosted a small gathering at my humble abode and invited some friends [ie: Chelle, Laura and Mary] over for good food, wine, and fun conversations on diverse topics.
Jan 26th, I joined others from the NYC Friends of Tolkien group for several hours at Stone Creek lounge to celebrate the Professors 121st birthday. We all had a good time with fun conversations, food and drink.
Jan 27th, I had a private yoga class with Fabrice and Shiva.
Jan 31st, I attended a Brooklyn for Peace event at WORD bookstore, which is being hosted by the A&C committee I belong to. The event is about the book “The Invention of the White Race” with Jeffrey Perry on Theodore Allen’s classic book about the creation of a “white race” in America. Refreshments for the event were donated by The Garden and attendance was 50+.