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.