Thursday==>I am happy to report to you loyal and faithful readers and followers that The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, has, thus far, been spared from the snow storm that was in yesterday’s forecast of doom and gloom.
Oh, make no mistake about it though ... it is still very windy and cold out - 36º at 9:30am and there is a forecast of an 80% chance of snow later in the afternoon.
So ... why don’t we move along to Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s stellar entertainment event at Lincoln Center ...
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA @ Avery Fisher Hall, featuring works by Bach and Mendelssohn==>A.
The orchestra was joined by two renowned choral groups, Bach Collegium Japan and Yale Schola Cantorum, plus 5 soloists.
The highlight of the evening for me was the final work, Bach’s Magificant in D major, which was sublimely beautiful. The audience gave the orchestra and performers a roaring ovation.
I was really surprised at the number of empty seats in the rear orchestra section, where my season subscription seat is located. I assume that the bad weather was a factor.
Before and at intermission I had a nice running conversation with the very pleasant couple seated to my right, Marie and Lenny, who are also subscribers.
Moving on to today ...
This afternoon, weather permitting, I will meet up with Dian Crystal aka My Lady at our favorite Fallopian restaurant, Meske, on West 47th Street in my Hell’s Kitchen ‘hood, for a much needed fallopian food fix ... and ... oh ... what did you say Marty? Oh ... right ... sorry ‘bout that ... folks, what I meant to say was Ethiopian restaurant and Ethiopian food ... please forgive me for this transgression ... anyway ...
After dinner I will head downtown to Astor Place for my evening’s entertainment event ...
8:00==>SUCCESS STORY - “A young Jewish upstart at a Madison Ave. advertising firm in 1929 begins to compromise his spirit in order to achieve the American Dream via the pursuit of money.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)
The chat board buzz on this show is very favorable.
The show is playing at the newly refurbished Robert Moss Theatre on Lafayette Street.
Moving on some more ...
OK, Marty, I know you are allegedly still hiding somewhere in the mountains of West Virginia and allegedly have limited internet access but I will attempt to make up for my earlier transgression with some important news for you from the sporting world ...
First==>major congratulations go out to my Florida Gators. Last night the 11th-ranked Gators rolled over the Vanderbilt Commodores 66-40 to claim our sixth SEC title in program history.
The Gators have Saturday's regular-season finale at Kentucky, where we have not won since 2007, then the No. 1 seed in the SEC Tournament at Nashville, Tenn., next week, and, hopefully, a high seed in the NCAA Tournament the week after that.
Yes==>BillyBall is still alive and well in G’ville.
Second==>more bad news from the obviously cursed Yankee Universe ...
Yesterday first baseman Mark Teixeira strained his right wrist while taking batting practice with the United States team at the World Baseball Classic in Arizona. It is projected that he will be out for 8-10 weeks. F**king barf!!!!!
These are the headlines in today’s papers ...
“OUCH! More Yankee pain: Tex out at least 2 months.” - back page of the New York Post
“WHO’S ON FIRST? Tex gone 8-10 weeks, but Cashman rules out major deal.” - back page of the Daily News
“Yanks Lose Another Big Bat To Injury. Joining Granderson, Teixeira will miss 8 to 10 weeks with a wrist injury.” - front page of the sports section of the New York Times.
Yep ... more evidence that The Bronx Bombers are cursed and are going to have a very very difficult season.
You are welcum Marty ...
Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>3.17 miles (or, 6,929 steps)
Total mileage since 7/1/12==>1,209.28 miles
GO GATORS AND GO YANKEES!!
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”