Friday, February 28, 2014

BFSA Black History Month Event

As a Union we take others into consideration inside as well as outside of the job with pride.  People, Community involvement and downright helping others being our top priority and we do so  so well it feels absolutely effortless.   This month we focused on gun violence and honored three women who in our hearts will always have a very special place.  These women were mothers who have lost their son’s needlessly and shall forever carry along with them the pain and torment left behind.

Malkia King, President of the Benefit Fund Staff Association in collaboration with the 1199 SEIU, and members of the delegate body organized and pulled off a successful event filled with admiration for our past and hope for the future on Friday, February 21, 2014 at the 1199 SEIU Auditorium on W. 43rd St.  Proclamation awards were given to Trayvon Martin’s mom, Sabrina Fulton, Sean Bell’s mom, Valerie Bell and Jackie Rowe-Adams because their losses were our losses as well, and we hope to prevent other mothers from feeling the same pain and anguish caused by gun violence.

Harry Belafonte

Among the attendees was Councilman Ras Baraka of Newark, NJ.  George Gresham, President of the 1199 SEIU and actor/civil rights activist, Harry Belafonte. We were very happy everything went well and we couldn’t be more proud of being a part of a Union that honestly cares for their own but most of all fairness and justice.  

BFSA VP, Adrian Lindsay, 1199 SEIU President George Gresham & BFSA President Malkia King

Trayvon Martin

Sean Bell

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Love is...

“I don't pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me; love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person, love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of, love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you"

Author Unknown

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Upcoming Release Flash for Taking Nicole by Krystal Shannan

Vegas Mates, Book 4

Krystal Shannan

The last thing Nicole Demakis remembers was getting in the car with Sarah’s kidnapper and driving away. Now she faces the cold hard truth. The kidnapper, an agent of the Council, is her mate. But he refuses to claim her, and the Council may take everything away before she even has a chance to convince him to trust her.

Aaron Katsaros was ordered to deliver Nicole to her grandparents, the Antipas royal wolves. It should’ve been an easy task. Clean. No hiccups. But this infuriating woman, this wolf, his mate…is one hiccup after another and she’s arousing him to the point of pain. With his sister’s life hanging in the balance, he refuses to allow his passion to cost him the only family he has left.

Can he find a way to save his mate, or will he be forced to watch another claim the woman he loves?


Krystal Shannan goes to sleep every night dreaming of mythical realms with werewolves, vampires, fae, and dragons. Occasional a fabulous, completely human story slips into the mix, but powers and abilities usually crop up without fail, twisting reality into whatever her mind can conceive.

As a child, her parents encouraged her interests in Ancient Greek and Roman mythology and all things historical and magickal. As an adult, the interests only grew. She is a child of Neverland and refuses to ever stop believing in fairies. She is guilty of indulging in and being a Buffy the Vampire Slayer groupie as well as an Angel fan. For those of you unfamiliar with the world of Joss Whedon, you are missing out!

She also makes sure to watch as many action and adventure movies as possible. The more exciting the better. Yippee-Ki-Yay... If you don't know the end of that phrase, then you probably don't like the same movies.

She enjoys reading romance in all genres, but especially paranormal. Her favorite book is ACHERON by Sherrilyn Kenyon. But really, if it has a 'Happily Ever After', she's on board!

Krystal writes stories full of action, snark, magick, and heart-felt emotion. If you are looking for leisurely-paced sweet romance, her books are probably not for you. However, for those looking for a magickal ride, filled with adventure, passion, and just a hint of humor. Welcome home.

Krystal Shannan
Putting Magick in Romance one Soul Mate at a Time.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Online Dating Quest

So you're ready to get out there and start dating again but find it difficult to meet someone in the traditional way.  You've been set up on blind dates by friends and co-workers but they never seem to pan out and you find yourself wanting to put things off entirely.  Maybe your expectations are too high or you mainly focus on their flaws but somehow you seem to find something preventing you from proceeding and possibly taking things to the next level.

He/she is either not attractive, too challenging conversationally, doesn't have a job that interests you, has too much past baggage or the chemistry simply isn't there.  If it's the latter you basically know from the onset that it could never be an exciting or passionate relationship but you may still wanna try things out and see where they lead.

After failing with traditional methods you turn to online dating and see where that leads.  You chat with your potential suitors, get to know them and maybe even exchange numbers.  You begin communicating, texts are sent and once comfortable enough you set up that first meet.  Of course one knows that anyone can hide behind a computer the freaks are everywhere and so are the jerks.  If you pay attention you cans spot this early on and not have to worry about seeing the person again.  

Unfortunately, there are many out there who just want the casual experience.  They don't want commitment and they just simply are out on the prowl of their next conquest.  You also have the loons who either swear they are God's gift to women, wanna be Dom's or simply lack common sense altogether and are basically lost in the stone age.  Yes, dating isn't easy but it can also be very interesting.  For this reason, I will be posting additional material on this subject and share some horror stories and maybe we'll even get lucky with a few amusing ones as well as I continue the online dating quest and gather up material to make this segment a little juicier...  

If you have a story you'd like to share yourself please leave me a comment and email below and we can have your story added as well, who knows this can get really interesting and maybe we can have some  fun with this. 

Copyright (c) 2014 ~ Susan B. Anna