Sunday, March 17, 2013


Sunday==>It is a cold and slightly overcast day here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World - 28º @ 10:00am

Today is the official St. Patrick’s Day even though in NYC the parade was yesterday. No, I didn’t go. No way. It was way too cold to brave the elements just to see a teeming crowd of soon-to-be-puking so-called revelers. The cold weather kept the drunken masses pretty much contained in their bars and pubs and off the streets, and that was good.

So, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, let’s get into a positive mode with Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s entertainment event ...

THE NORTH POOL, about a high school vice-principal who Interrogates an Arabic transfer student==>A-

There is terrific acting, especially from Babak Tafti as the transfer student. This was his Off Broadway debut.

The story line is very convoluted with many barely believable twists, but the tension between the two characters keeps the audience totally involved for the 90 minute running time.

The show draws its title from an atomic-bomb shelter buried in the bowels of the school. It is fitting because the play ends with a nuclear standoff between the two characters, who could easily have destroyed one another with their weapons of mass destruction.

I know that the show has received very mixed reviews but Billi Pod found it to be highly entertaining and so did my theater buddies Dian Crystal aka My Lady and Marty Kosarik aka What’s His Name.

After the show we braved the cold weather and sidewalks full of drunk 20-somethings and walked down to a high-end pizza restaurant, Nicoletta, where we had a great late dinner.

Marty brought us up-to-date on his month-long sojourn in the mountains of West Virginia. It’s great to have you back to where you belong, Marty. You were missed.

Moving on ...

Today is going to be a classical music doubleheader, starting with ...

2:00==>AMERICAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA @ Carnegie Hall - “The Vampire - An opera about a vampire who must murder three virgins in order to stay alive for another year.” (concert - complimentary ticket)

Appearing with the orchestra will be 8 soloists and The Collegiate Chorale Singers.

Sounds interesting doesn’t it?

I will not come back to PHC when this concert is over because my second concert is at Lincoln Center. Assuming it will warm up a bit, I will leisurely walk over to Lincoln Center, stopping along the way for some fresh fruit and a diet coke.

The second concert is ... 

7:00==>DISTINGUISHED CONCERTS @ Avery Fisher Hall - “Splashes of Gold - A celebration of choral and instrumental works by Whitacre, Hosay and Holsinger, performed by Lee’s Summit Regional Orchestra and Choir.” (concert - complimentary ticket)

Yeah ... looks like a very interesting and kinda different doubleheader, doesn’t it?

Moving on ...

My Florida Gators will play Ole Miss this afternoon in the SEC Tournament Championship Game. GO GATORS!!

OK, my loyal and faithful readers and followers ... time to post this and then get ready for my doubleheader ... so ...

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.20 miles (or, 9,193 steps)

Total mileage since 7/1/12==>1,242.20 miles


Billi Pod
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”

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