Tuesday==>Well, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, the mental countdown to the end of 2013 has begun. At noon here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, it is 29º, wind chill 20º, with steady winds in the 11-15 mph range.
The forecast for midnight is 28º, wind chill 19º but no snow or rain.
My plans for tonight are ...
7:30==>NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC @ Avery Fisher Hall - “New Year’s Eve Celebration with Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo.” (full-price ticket)
Who are Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo I know many of you are asking your inner selves?
Well ... inner selves ... Igudesman and Joo are classical musicians who have taken the music world by storm with their combination of comedy and classical music. They have appeared with orchestras from around the world and have been crowned by the Los Angeles Times as “the kings of classical music comedy.”
This gala event has become a New Year’s Eve staple for Billi Pod and this will be his 9th consecutive concert.
The running time is 2 hours, with intermission, and that will get me back to the warm and cozy confines of PHC in plenty of time to watch the Time’s Square festivities on the tube and to grill an Allen Brothers steak on my George Foreman grill, with grilled onions and a baked potato.
At midnight I will thank my High Power, whom I choose to call God, for yet another wonderful year in this amazing life I have so blessed by Him to live. Then I will welcome in the New Year with my libation of choice - Fresca.
Yes, I have been physically present for the dropping of the ball, numerous times. Been there, done that.
Moving on ...
I am happy to report that I finally got to see the recently released Will Ferrell movie ...
ANCHOR MAN 2: The Legend Continues - “This sequel offers up the further adventures of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and his sidekicks Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), Champ Kind (David Koechner) and Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) as they reunite in New York City to participate in the birth of 24-hour cable news.”
I totally enjoyed this show and give it an A-.
Yes, I know that the critics haven’t been kind, but, folks, this show is weird and unorthodox and very politically incorrect, which is exactly what it is intended to be.
It skewers the current status of TV news, which is now based on Ron’s insightful question ...
“Why do we have to tell people what they need to know? Why can’t we just tell them what they want to hear?”
Yes, it is uncomfortable and hilarious at the same time and that’s satire at its best.
So ... if you are in the mood for a lot of silly, stupid, goofball humor then this is definitely the movie for you. If not, then stay far far away.
Let’s close this posting with the next 10 lessons from 45 LIFE LESSONS, WRITTEN BY A 90 YEAR OLD ...
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words, ‘In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose Life.
28. Forgive but don’t forget.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give Time time.
HAVE A SAFE, SANE AND FUN NEW YEAR’S EVE EVERYONE!!
Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>1.92 miles (or, 4,199 steps)
Total mileage since 1/1/13==>1,363.92 miles (average 3.75 miles per day)
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”