Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Billi Pod’s AWESOME Tuesday & Details on Today’s Doubleheader

Wednesday==>Tuesday was a totally AWESOME day for your favorite blogger here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, so ... I will give you loyal and faithful readers and followers the details:

(1) My 24th AA Birthday, celebrating 24 years of continuous sobriety. 

Many thanks go out to those of you who took the time to send me emails, texts or posts. I was really overwhelmed with the number of responses. 

Thank You!!

(2) John Scott Reed @ FacebookNY Headquarters @ 770 Broadway.

At noon I met up with Scott at the new office space down in the Astor Place area. They have just moved in and the space is still incomplete. They have more than double the floor space from their old office at Madison and 43rd Street.

Scott gave me a tour (no photos permitted) and then we had lunch. We were joined by Maria Claudio, another Facebook friend, who now works at The Book.

After lunch we toured some more and I signed the Facebook Wall with ... GO GATORS!!

Folks, I just cannot describe what an emotional experience this is. To see so many young people who are smiling and obviously happy with what they are doing is beyond my ability to put into words. The positive energy is totally engulfing.

So ... Thank You Scott ... I look forward to coming back when the move-in work is completed.

(3) The Yankees gave a good ass-whipping to those loathsome Boston FuckSox, winning 8-1. I, of course, watched the game.

Yes, I know it is only spring training ... but ... for The Yankee Universe a win over the FuckSox is a big deal regardless of when it happens.


(4) My evening’s entertainment event was ... 7:00==>ROCKY - “A musical adaptation of the classic movie about Rocky Balboa’s struggles with life and his chance of a lifetime to become a true champion. (Broadway - discounted TDF ticket)

Billi Pod’s report card==>A.

The show, for me, was totally enjoyable. The sets and choreography are amazing, especially the staging of the “fight-scene” in the final 20 minutes of the show.

My discounted TDF seat was great, in the rear orchestra area. Great sight line.

Andy Karl as Rocky Balboa gives a Tony-worthy performance, vocally and physically.

The house was almost full and was very much into the show. Lots of teenagers in attendance.

This show recently opened to mixed reviews, is playing at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway, has a running time of 2:30, with intermission, and is an open-ended run.

(5) I walked 6.11 miles.

Yep, that’s the right figure ... 6.11 miles for the day  ... and that was a great way to wrap up what had been a totally AWESOME day.

You know, folks, looking back ... I am really blessed to be able to maintain this lifestyle here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World.

Moving on to today ... which is another entertainment doubleheader ... 

Starting with another Broadway show ...

2:00==>THE REALISTIC JONESES - “Will Eno’s existential comedy about a pair of next door neighbors explores how our joys and sorrows, and how we choose to face them, can come to define our lives.” (Broadway - complimentary ticket)

It has a powerhouse cast that includes: Toni Collette; Michael C. Hall; Tracy Letts; and, Marisa Tomei.

The show is in early previews, in playing at The Lyceum Theatre on West 45th Street, has a running time of 1:30, without intermission, and tickets are on sale through July 6th.

Then ... for the evening is an Off Broadway show in my immediate ‘hood ...

7:30==>KUNG FU - “An exhilarating portrait of international icon Bruce Lee's journey from troubled Hong Kong youth to martial arts legend, as he struggles to prove himself as a fighter, a husband, a father, and a man.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This show opened to generally favorable reviews, is playing at the Signature Theatre Complex on West 42nd Street, has a running time of 2:15, with intermission, and has been extended to April 6th.

OK ... gotta post this and then get ready to begin my doubleheader.

Oh, as mentioned above, yesterday was a great walking day, too ...

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>6.11 miles (or, 13,356 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>258.00 miles (average 3.35 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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