Friday, May 23, 2014


Friday==>It is a gray and overcast day here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World - not the best beginning for the Memorial Day weekend.

Just a reminder to my Worker Bee friends out there in your cubicles, wait-stations, broom closets and whatevers ... even though you might have Monday off ... that does not, repeat, does not give you permission to leave work until at least 5:05pm.

Remember ... your favorite blogger has previously warned you that most of you are under constant surveillance with state-of-the-art security devices recently installed by your bosses.

Otherwise ... at the appropriate time==>HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!

Now ... let’s move on to Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show, my first theater event in 10 nights (gasp)  ... yeah ... that's correct ... no theater in 10 nights (gasp)

SIMON GREEN: SO, THIS THEN IS LIFE, the exploration of paths untrod, mistakes repeated and ridiculous responses to an ever changing world, that asks the question: “If you could sit down with your 21 year old self and share the surprises that life will bring ... what would you say?”==>A-

Simon Green is a very talented performer and he is teamed with his musical collaborator David Shrubsole to answer the question via ...

Spoken words from: Walt Whitman; Christopher Hitchens; Stephen Colbert; P.G. Wodehouse; and, others.

Poems from: A. E. Housman; Tennessee Williams; Walt Whitman; and, others.

Songs by: Noel Coward; Tom Lehrer; Duncan Sheik; Arlen & Mercer; Simon & Garfunkel; Stephen Sondheim; and, others.

They also discuss the question through letters written by audience members of past shows addressed to: "Dear Me."

The whole concept is difficult to describe but I found the evening to be highly entertaining and thought-provoking.

My only quibble is the 1:20 running time. I think a good 10-minutes could be trimmed to tighten things a bit.

Billi Pod says==>If you want something just a bit different, with British humor, then see this show.

This show just opened at the 59E59 Theatre Complex, one of my favorite venues, has a running time of 1:20, without intermission, and only runs through June 1.

Tonight’s entertainment event is another classical music concert ...

8:00==>DISTINGUISHED CONCERTS @ Carnegie Hall - “A Breath of Fresh Air” 

The program will include performances by: 

Alice High School Honors Band; Del Mar Master Chorus; Corpus Christi Chorale; and, KHORIKOS.
(complimentary ticket)

This looks very interesting.

Your favorite blogger now has classical music concerts scheduled for tonight, Sunday and Monday.

Now ... on the sports scene ...

Last night in Chicago, The Yankees (24-22) lost the first game of their 4-game series with The White Sox (24-25) by a score of 3-2. The game was not nearly as close as the final score indicates as The Sox pitching staff basically overpowered The Wankies, recording 13 Ks.

Yeah ... almost half of the outs were strike-outs ... not good.

Tonight @ 8:10pm it will be Hiroki Kuroda (3-3) on the mound for The Yankees vs. Hector Noesi (0-4) for The Sox.

In closing==>I really appreciate all of the positive feedback from my loyal and faithful readers and followers regarding yesterday’s 9/11 Memorial Museum posting ... and ... in response to several inquiries ... yes, I will go back at a later date.


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.04 miles (or, 8,845 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>516.52 miles (average 3.64 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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