>Tuesday I had my SEFA kick-off luncheon/award ceremony (I didn’t win an award). They used to have the two events separate, but because of the ‘economic condition’ now they are one event. I got my invitation, complete with a response sheet and directions in the mail. To get there I had to go through Time Square, there was this performer, he was wearing a skeleton suit(black outfit with skeleton in white painted/printed on it) and a white mask (like Phantom or Jason but not at professional looking) and a white hat. The hat had the Yankee logo on it, but it was in white, outlined in black. I spent the next 10 minutes wondering if he was trying to curse the Yankees. I decided it was just for Halloween.

I got a late start for the SEFA thing because Joe DiMura and Koon Tang were in the office and wanted to meet with staff, then we had an emergency drill. Then I had a little trouble with the stellar(heavy sarcasm) directions they provided, “1 to 137th Street at Broadway. Walk south …. and walk east … to Convent Ave. and 135th Street.” There was no indication about which way you should go. From where I was standing I could see a street number sign ‘141’. The address was ‘150’, so I thought the Hall where the luncheon was would be on the other side of the street. So I started walking down the street, the wrong way at first, then I turned around and stayed on the side of the street opposite of 141. The event was at City College and I eventually realized that all the College building were on the opposite side of the street, so I crossed over, I kept walking, I walked 5 blocks ending up past the college. So once again I turned around. By now it was 30 minutes past when I should have been there. As I got almost to 135th Street I noticed a sign that said ‘Aaron Davis Hall’, the reason I didn’t see it was because I was on the other side of the street, 150 Convent Ave was next to 141 Convent Ave, not across the street!

After the program was over instead of going back to work I went downtown and did some shopping. I knew I would be too stressed afterwards, (their directions always suck, I won’t tell you about the last time) I went to Yankee Clubhouse and Sephora, the only thing I bought was a Yankees headband for the cold weather. Gwen saw it when I got home and wants one.

Tonight the Phillies beat the Dodgers, so the Phillies are going to the World Series. That is good, Em and I wanted them to beat the Dodgers.