Saturday, April 5, 2014

Report Card on ACT ONE/Sports Saturday/GO GATORS

Saturday==>Despite yesterday being a return to the cold and nasty Winter weather pattern up here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, your favorite blogger was able to register another excellent mileage day.

Yeah, I clocked in a total of 5.04 miles, all recorded on my trusty and reliable WeightWatchers Pedometer, despite lots of rain. A goodly portion of the mileage was from a very boring walking pattern inside the warm and cozy confines of my apartment, PHC. The other mileage was recorded in the Port Authority Bus Terminal and then in the underground areas of Lincoln Center.

I am happy to report to you loyal and faithful readers and followers that this morning it is much nicer ... Thank God ... at 11:30am it is in the lower 50s, blue skies with puffy clouds and a light breeze coming off of the Hudson River.

So ... let’s move on to Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Broadway show, in previews ...

ACT ONE, the adaptation of Theater Legend Moss Hart’s classic autobiography that chronicles the playwright/director's impoverished childhood and his determined struggle to escape poverty and forge a career in the theater==>A

The acting is simply great at all levels, especially Santino Fontana as the younger Moss Hart and Tony Shalhoub in the multiple-roles as the older Hart and his eccentric collaborator George S. Kaufman.

The rest of the ensemble cast is excellent as they effortlessly move into and out of multiple characters.

The story line, that takes the audience from Hart’s early childhood, living in poverty in the Bronx, to his breakout play Once in a Lifetime, with Kaufman, is interesting, educational and emotionally involving.

The set, a huge tri-level turntable that is totally amazing, moves seamlessly from scene to scene and is very much a part of the story line.

Yes, it is a bit long at 2:45, with intermission, but I remained totally focused on what was happening on stage during the entire time.

Billi Pod says==>see this show.

It is still in previews, opens on April 17th, is playing at the Vivian Beaumont @ Lincoln Center, has a running time of 2:45, with intermission, and runs through June 15th.

Moving on ...

Last night The Yankees won 7-3, behind Masahiro Tanaka, making his major league debut. He got off to a shaky start, giving up a HR to the first batter he faced, but then he settled down and pitched a decent game.

On a scary note ... Mark Teixeira left the game with a strained hamstring and his condition is under review.

This afternoon @ 1:05pm is the second game of the series. On the mound for The Yankees will be Michael Pineda, making his first start for The Yankees after being on the DL for 2-years, versus former Met R.A. Dickey.

Your favorite blogger will be in front of the tube for this game and then will round out what can be called a SPORTS SATURDAY by watching ...

6:10==>GATORS/UCONN in the first Final Four game from Arlington, TX.

The line has The Gators favored by 6.5 points.

My gut tells me that this will be a nail biter until the final buzzer, with the Gators winning on a buzzer-beating shot from Scottie Wilbekin, thereby avenging a similar defeat by UConn back on December 2nd.

OK, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, it is almost first-pitch time ... so ...


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.04 miles (or, 11,020 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>323.81 miles (average 3.45 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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