PERSONAL NEWS #255
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.
31st, I had a private yoga class at my apt with Fabrice.