Anyway, about five minutes after I got off the phone with her, I got a text message from Oldest Brother. He had just heard from John there's going to be a birthday party for Aunt Helen on Saturday. Pretty short notice, but what can you do? So I have to see if I can get it off somehow or other.
So I got back to sleep after that, and slept til around 7-something when I got up to use the bathroom, and answeran e-mail from the FWiB. Then I went back to bed.
The result of all this is that I did sleep later than I meant to. But I got up, breakfasted and coffeed, and read on the computer. Then I Skyped the FWiB, for a little over an hour, which made me later than I wanted but was worth it, and headed into the city.
Also last night, mashfanficchick had posted on my facebook that, although she could not make it to the demonstration, maybe we could do dinner after. My original plan was to go to the Poke Spot for dinner after, but of course that changed, so rather than miss my poke totally, I started out my time in Manhattan with poke for lunch.
Then I went to the Strand and looked through their Science Fiction and Fantasy section. Came away with a new copy of Stranger in a Strange Land, which I have read, but so long ago I don't remember much about it.
And then I went to Union Square, where people were starting to gather for the demonstration. I enjoyed it, but the sound system was sub-par, so I could barely hear people despite being close to the front. There were counter demonstrators of course, and they were assholes, but I think they were handled well. There was also a group, I forget the name, that feels the government and country are so fundamentally flawed that the only thing to do is revolution. Anyway, it was a good demonstration, on the whole. There was a drone flying overhead and watching and presumably recording it, which was creepy.
After it was over I called mashfanficchick and ascertained that yes, we were doing dinner, so I made my way back to Queens to her place. We and her mother went to Applebees, where she had a voucher for free dinner for three, so that was very nice.
After that they brought me home, I called Oldest Brother, and now here I am. So a busy day all around.
1. The FWiB.
2. The Kid wants me to join DSA with her.
3. Concerned people.
4. Free dinner.
5. Aunt Helen's birthday.
6. Bed soon.