Sunday==>it is a bright, sunny and brisk morning here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World - 39º @ 10:30am. The projected high for today is 48º and that is nice - walk and wander weather.
And, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, Billi Pod is happy to report that yesterday he was able to do a bit of walking and wandering and ... man ... did that feel good.
So ... why don’t we get started with his report cards on yesterday’s second consecutive doubleheader ... starting with ...
LOUD SPEAKER, about a 1928 campaign for Governor of NY that goes awry==>C+
The show has decent acting and is funny at times but by the end of the 90 minute running time, without intermission, I found myself totally uninvolved with any of the characters and kinda glad it was finally over.
It was around 4:45pm when I left the theatre on Lafayette Street. The weather felt great, so I began my leisurely walk downtown to the City Hall area for my second show, which wasn’t until 7:30pm. Man, did it feel good to be outside.
The streets in SoHo were packed and I mean packed. I think everyone felt like Billi Pod did==>happy to be out and about in “decent” weather. Now ... decent weather depends on one’s perspective, of course ... it was in the high 40s, which would be considered to be cold in Florida, for example ... but ... taking into account what the weather here has been for the past 10 days ... the high 40s felt like springtime.
I spent almost 2 hours just wandering and it felt great. Did a whole lot of people watching. Found a nice deli, with seating, and had a diet coke and fresh fruit (pineapple, grapes, blueberries and banana).
Then it was time for my entertainment event at The Schimmel Center For The Arts @ Pace University ...
AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS: An Evening with Jule Styne, featuring the Fred Barton Orchestra and stars from the Broadway stage performing songs written by the Broadway legend==>A.
A totally engrossing evening with excellent talent and informative insights from bandleader Fred Barton regarding the evolution/history of each of the 24 songs that were performed.
My discounted TDF seat was in the first row and it was excellent. The house was about 95% filled and the audience was very much into the show and gave the performers a well-deserved roaring standing ovation at the conclusion of the program.
Yes ... Billi Pod left the theatre with a smile on his face.
It was almost 11:00pm when I opened the door to PHC. Yes, I felt a bit drained but also very pleased and satisfied. Thank God I had some pizza in the ‘fridge.
Now, my loyal and faithful readers and followers ... let’s move on to the details of Billi Pod’s third consecutive entertainment doubleheader ... first ...
3:00==>THE DRAWER BOY - “In 1972 an eager young actor disrupts the life of two WWII vets on their farm in rural Ontario.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)
This is playing down at the Abingdon Theatre Complex on West 36th Street. I have a feeling the show is going to be one of those “I loved it” or “I hated it” events.
When the show is over I will come back to PHC for the usual fruit and cheese plate and then it will be time for my second entertainment event, playing at The Irish Arts Center on West 51st Street ...
7:00==>SUNDAYS AT SEVEN - “One of the longest running comedy shows in NYC, with a lineup that changes every month.” (comedy show - complimentary ticket)
On the program are the Stone twins, known as Stone and Stone. I have been anxious to see them perform since I missed their show downtown at The People’s Inprov. Theatre.
So ... there you have it my loyal and faithful readers and followers ... it certainly looks like an interesting Sunday for Billi Pod here in The Big Apple, doesn’t it?
On the local sports scene (for you Marty), the big news is, of course, Mariano Rivera’s official announcement that this will be his final year in pinstripes.
These are the headlines in the local newspapers ...
“WHAT A GAS! Emotional Rivera makes it official, says he has enough in tank for one Mo year, then gushes about his life in pinstripes.” - back page of the NY Post
“CLOSER TO THE END. It’s Official: Mo Done After Year.” - back page of the Daily News
“With No Tears, Rivera Confirms That This Season Will Be His Last.” - sports section of the New York Times.
As you sports fans know, Mo is baseball’s career saves leader, with 608 in the regular season and 42 in the post-season.
At least we have him for one more year and that is good.
I hate to end this posting on a negative note but ...
WTF is wrong with The Gator basketball team? They can’t win on the road. They lost yet again to Kentucky (61-57), blowing a 7-point lead with 7 1/2 minutes remaining. WTF????
Oh well ...
HAVE A GREAT REST OF THE WEEKEND EVERYONE!!
Yesterday was an excellent walking day ...
Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>6.23 miles (or, 13,614 steps)
Total mileage since 7/1/12==>1,221.95 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.”