Thursday, July 25, 2013


Thursday==>Where has the summer gone? I mean ... seriously ... my loyal and faithful readers and followers ... where has it gone?

At 9:30am it was only 64º here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, and the projected high for this overcast day is only 72º. A week ago it was in the upper 90s. Wow!

Oh well, ain’t nothing your favorite blogger can do about it ... so ... 

Let’s get this posting started on a very positive note with Billi Pod's report card on last night’s Off Broadway show down in SoHo ...

BILL W. AND DR. BOB, about the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith==>A

The show is very well acted, especially the two leads, Patrick Boll as Bill W. and Timothy Crowe as Dr. Bob. 

The story line is emotionally involving and thought-provoking as it moves through the personal devastation of alcoholism on the individual and on his/hers loved ones and family members.

Of course, as a member of AA for over 23 years I knew the details of the early years of the program and the fateful meeting of Bill W. and Dr. Bob in Akron, OH, in November 1934. To see the events on stage with great acting was very emotional for me and, I believe, for most of the audience.

The show isn’t preachy (Thank God!) nor does it attempt to gloss over the dire consequences of alcoholism.

It has a running time of 2-hours, with an intermission, and is playing at the SoHo Playhouse in, tada, SoHo. It runs through February 5th.

Billi Pod says==>this is a MUST SEE for both the story line and the acting.

In yesterday’s posting I had mentioned that I would probably walk back to the apartment after the show ... well ... that didn’t happen. I subwayed back so I could watch the final innings of the YANKEES/RANGERS game (details below).

Today’s entertainment event is another New York Musical Festival (NYMF) show ...

5:00==>HOMO, THE MUSICAL - “The story begins when peaceful Pleasant Valley Pines is invaded by a gay alien (Gaylien!) from the Planet Homo. Gaylien infiltrates the local ultraconservative preacher’s home and all-Hell breaks out in a cosmic orgy of rock and roll, aliens, gays, god, and guts.” (NYMF - full price ticket)

Sounds like just the kind of show that Billi Pod loves.

Now, for a bit of sports ...

Last night the punchless Yankees lost game 3 of the 4-game series against The Rangers in Arlington, TX, by a score of 3-1. Andy Pettitte pitched a decent game but it was our lack of offense that doomed us, yet again.

The final game of the series is this afternoon at 2:05pm. Hiroki Kuroda (9-6) will be on the mound for The Wankies vs. Derek Holland (8-5) for The Rangers.

The A-Rod drama continues to unfold, with yet another mystifying move on his part. He has been on the sideline as a result of a quad-strain, which he reported last week. Well, in violation of the “Basic Agreement,” he sought a second opinion from a Doctor who, it turns out, had been fined for improperly prescribing steroids. Then A-Rod made the results of the second opinion public.

This resulted in a media frenzy, with the Yankees and their GM, Brian Cashman, going ballistic.

These are the headlines in today’s papers ...

“WRATH OF QUAD. Yanks come down on A-Rod for ‘second opinion’ by tainted doc.” - back page of The New York Post

“WE’VE HAD ENOUGH! Fed-up Yankee tells News team is sick of A-Rod Circus.” - back page of The Daily News

“RODRIGUEZ AND YANKEES CLASH AGAIN OVER HIS STATUS. Slugger has a doctor dispute a team physician’s evaluation of his injury.” - front page of sports section of The New York Times.

Oh, the drama. It seems to your favorite blogger that The Big Apple is about to cut off two dicks ... Anthony Weiner and Alex Rodriguez. To which Billi Pod says==>the sooner the better.

In the name of fair and unbiased reporting I need to close this posting with a mea culpa, so ... please stay with me.

The following is a comment, in its unedited entirety, that was posted on the website in response to Tuesday’s posting ...

“Marty said...
Hey...hey...HEY!!! Whats-his-name I mean... Marty here. I want credit for last nights Handbook for an American Revolutionary recommend. I mean you did blog that it was only my telling you that it was "must see theatre" that got you there and let's face it...if you'd hated it I'd be feeling the heat. So? C'mon Billi Pod...WHERE'S THE LOVE?”

Well, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, Marty aka Marty Kosarik aka Whatever, is absolutely correct. I saw the show totally, 110%, on his recommendation. So, he is indeed responsible for bringing a little pleasure into my otherwise dull, drab and mundane life here in The Big Apple.

So ... Marty ... please forgive this worthless pile of donkey-dung for his transgressions. I will make every effort to see that it never happens again, you pitiful, whining son-of-a-bitch. Oooooooops ... my bad ... sorry  ‘bout dat ... jus sayin ... whatever ... oh well ... so long ... farewell ...  auf wiedersehen .... goodbye.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.28 miles (or, 9.367 steps)

Total mileage since 7/1/13==>89.46 miles (average 3.73 miles per day)


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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