Saturday==>What an AWESOME time yesterday at my early 79th birthday luncheon, hosted by my dear friend Vera Olichney. We were joined by our mutual friend Dian Crystal aka My Lady. In the picture it is Vera, moi, and Dian.
I want to share with you loyal and faithful readers and followers how it went down ... I met up with Vera and Dian at the SW corner of 42nd Street and 5th Avenue. It was noon and the adventure began.
As planned we leisurely walked up 5th Avenue, in a semi-touristy mode, stopping along the way for a lot of photo-ops. The weather was great. Mixed sun and a light breeze.
When we got to 79th Street (get the connection - 79th Street==>79th birthday), we then walked East on 79th all the way to York Avenue and then back to 2nd Avenue checking out places to have lunch.
We ultimately settled on a place called Sojourn. It was around 2:00pm. We were the only customers, but no matter, it worked perfectly for us. We had an awesome lunch, ending with deserts to die for. Mine was a blueberry-topped cheese cake that was delivered with a burning birthday candle.
When we finished we then started our leisurely walk South on 3rd Avenue back to Midtown. When we reached 42nd Street we split and I walked back to 420 W. 42nd Street. It was 5:15pm when I opened the door to PHC. I have to admit to being a bit tired because ...
According to my WeightWatchers Pedometer the roundtrip mileage was ... gasp==>8.41 miles.
THANK YOU VERA FOR HOSTING THIS AWESOME ADVENTURE!!
I showered, rested a bit and then it was time to head out to my evening’s entertainment event, an Off Broadway drama at the Abingdon Theatre Complex on West 36th Street (more walking) ...
I found this show to be disappointing. The theme is that Shakespeare comes home to seek forgiveness from his family and to make amends but all he does is come off as a demented asshole.
Plus ... Austin Pendleton, who directs and also plays Shakespeare, is too old looking to play the 50-year-old Shakespeare, whose wife is supposed to be 10 years older. It just didn’t work.
By the end of the 80 minutes all I wanted was for Shakespeare to go ahead and just die.
Legs were really tired when I finally got back to PHC. Fixed a small fruit and cheese plate and then settled in to watch the replay of the YANKEES/TORONTO game, which the Yankees won 9-4 behind another decent outing from Andy Pettitte.
This afternoon is game 2 of the series from Toronto and it will be Hiroki Kuroda (2-1) on the mound vs. Mark Buerhle (1-0) for the Blue Jays.
Will stay in to watch the game and then for the evening is an Off Broadway show ...
8:00==>THIS SIDE OF NEVERLAND - “Two stories by J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan), each involving incurable romantics, who are given a healthy dose of reality.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)
This show is playing at The Pearl Theatre, 1 1/2 blocks West of PHC.
I am soooooo happy and pleased that law enforcement prevailed in the battle of good vs. evil in Boston.
In closing ... with all of the walking yesterday the mileage was one of the highest since getting my Pedometer in June 2012.
IMHO not bad for a soon-to-be 79yr-old guy.
Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>10.34 miles (or, 22,594 steps)
Total mileage since 7/1/12==>1,378.06 miles
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”