Friday==>Yes, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, yesterday was another EXCELLENT day for your favorite blogger here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World.
First ... the weather was decent, in the 50s, although it was a bit windy late in the afternoon and into the evening. Hey, we’ll take it.
Then, the Florida Gators won their first game of the NCAA Basketball Tournament by beating Albany by the score of 67-55. Albany was a #16 seed but they played a very good game and kept the game close enough to make it a nail-biter for The Gator Nation.
Remember, yesterday Billi Pod predicted that it was going to be a close game. I have to admit that it was a very difficult game for me to watch. But ... a win is a win ... right?
The Gators (33-2) will next play Pittsburgh (26-9) Saturday @ 12:15pm in Orlando.
Next, was some more good sports ...
The only first-stringer in the Yankee lineup was first baseman Mark Teixeira. David Phelps had an excellent outing as he battles for a spot in the starting rotation.
Then, the day was completed with my entertainment event, the first public performance of the Off Broadway musical farce ...
THE BARDY BUNCH, the War of the Families Partridge and Brady in a comedy set in the 1970s and featuring the two classic TV families==>B+
The family members sing and dance and kill each other in acts of jealousy, vengeance and rage, while spouting lines from Shakespeare’s plays.
I found this to be very funny with a great cast of young but extremely talented performers.
This was the first public performance and the house was almost full. In the audience were a lot of people who had rather obvious connections to the show. They laughed and clapped at almost everything ... but that was OK with me.
I was totally in the need for something funny so, in all honesty, I may have been a bit generous with my grade, but the bottom line for me was that the show is a farce that was very well performed ... and ... it was funny.
Billi Pod says==>if you need a laugh and are open-minded, then see this show.
It is playing at the Theater at St. Clements on West 46th Street, has a running time of 2:00, with intermission, and runs through April 13th.
Moving on ...
Tonight I will meet up with my theater-buddy, Dian Crystal aka My Lady, in the Union Square area and we will see the Off Broadway show ...
8:00==>ARLINGTON - “Sara Jane's young husband, Jerry, is away at an unnamed war, and though she believes in the cause, nothing has seemed quite right lately, especially the last few messages from him. At least she has her piano, and Jerry's bourbon, to keep her company as she tries to figure things out.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)
This show has received very mixed reviews, is playing at the Vineyard Theatre on East 15th Street in the Union Square area, has a running time of only 60 minutes, without intermission, and its final performance is on March 23rd.
After the show we will catch a late bite, probably at the trendy pizza place, Nicoletta, at 10th Street & 2nd Avenue.
In closing ... to all of my Worker Bee friends==>your bosses are watching your every move, mostly through newly installed spy devices and things, so don’t even think about trying to leave early to begin your weekend. You are hereby warned.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!!
Total mileage for 2014==>265.08 miles (average 3.36 miles per day)
GO GATORS & GO YANKEES!!
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”