Monday, July 22, 2013


Monday==>Ah yes ... it is overcast this morning in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World and the heat wave is over. Thank God!! At 11:30am it is 81ยบ with a nice breeze coming off of the Hudson River.

Hopefully, after I finish this blog posting, do some errands and stuff and go to the grocery store, I will have time for a nice walk and wander session, probably somewhere in the Upper Westside.

So ... let’s get started with Billi Pod’s report card on yesterday’s entertainment event, a musical down in The West Village ...

THE CIVIL WAR, the story of people from different backgrounds fighting for the future of the nation - both sides believing they are fighting for their freedom==>A.

The show is well performed by the five person cast, each playing multiple roles. It is informative, and, of course, thought-provoking. It does not gloss over the carnage and deaths on the various battlefields in America’s bloodiest war.

Most of the songs are from its historical era, with the exception of a big, Broadway-style number called “The Tale of the Blue and Gray.”

This production is part of the Free Summer Theatre program that provides free tickets to children. Of course, there were a lot of kids in the audience but they were very involved and well-behaved.

The show just received a very positive review in today's New York Times.

The running time is just a bit over one hour, without intermission, and runs through August 16th at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in The West Village.

Billi Pod says==>see this show.

When the show was over I walked back to the apartment, a distance of 2.5 miles. It felt really good.

Your favorite blogger basically chilled until it was time for his “entertainment” event for the evening ...

The final game of the YANKEES/BOSTON FUCKSOX series at 8:05pm from that dung heap known as Fenway Park, carried on ESPN.

Well, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, it was a nail biter from the first pitch on. Our titular ace, CC Sabathia, had yet another bad outing, which doesn’t bode well for the rest of the season.

The game was tied 7-7 at the end of 9-innings and went into extra-innings. Both teams blew opportunities to win. Then, at 12:53am, the game ended dramatically in the bottom of the 11th inning as the FuckSox won on a walk-off homer from Mike Napoli. Barf!!

With the 8-7 loss The Yankees now trail the FuckSox by 7-games in the AL East.

Tonight @ 7:05pm the daunting road trip continues with the first game of a 4-game series in Texas against the Rangers. On the mound for The Yankees will be Ivan Nova ( 4-2) vs. Yu Darvish (8-4) for The Rangers.

The A-Rod drama continues. He won’t be joining the team in Texas, as originally planned, due to a Grade 1 strain in his left quadriceps, the same type of injury that derailed Derek Jeter’s return to the lineup.

Oh, well ... moving on ...

Today is Monday, I think most of you know this, and that makes it Billi Pod’s usual errands and stuff day. 

His entertainment event is a drama down in The West Village ... 

10:00==>HANDBOOK FOR AN AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY - “Written and performed by Matthew-Lee Erlbach, this raw, incendiary, and darkly comic play gives voice to a panorama of ordinary citizens in extraordinary circumstances whose battles are reshaping 21st-century America.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This is playing at a space in The West Village and has a running time of 65 minutes, without intermission.

I am seeing this show solely on the recommendation of my theater-buddy Marty Kosarik aka Whatever.

Now it is time to get some stuff done ... so ... 

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.30 miles (or, 11,581 steps)

Total mileage for week==>25.14 miles (average 3.59 miles per day)

Total mileage since 7/1/13==>80.63 miles (average 3.84 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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