Friday, May 2, 2014

The Few/Paddy/Tiny Tim/Yankees

Friday==>I am happy to report to my loyal and faithful readers and followers that yesterday was a wonderful weather-day here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World.

Yes, it was in the mid-70s with a nice breeze coming off of the Hudson River. The great conditions, hopefully, signaled that finally Spring is here and Winter is over and out.

This morning at 10:30am it is somewhat cloudy but the temperature is in the low-60s with a projected high in the upper-60s. Yeah ... I can handle this ...

So .. lets move on to ...

Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show ...

THE FEW, the story of Bryan who comes back to work for a truckers’ newspaper after an unexplained absence of four years==>A-

There is terrific acting from the 3-person cast: Michael Laurence as Bryan; Tasha Lawrence as his former girlfriend QZ; and Gideon Glick as Matt, the young coworker.

The story line is very involving with several plausible twists. Without giving any spoilers I can say that it does not have a rom-com ending.

Be warned==>there is a lot of cussing, boozing and anger that gets physical.

Billi Pod says==>if you want a good drama with excellent acting, then see this show.

The show is still in previews, it opens on May 8th, is playing at The Rattlestick Theatre in The West Village, has a running time of 1:30, without intermission, and runs through June 8th.

As planned, I headed out for the show a bit early so I could do a walk and wander session in The Village.

As I was walking on Greenwich Avenue I ran into my longtime friend Paddy Haugghey. OMFG!

It had been a couple of years since we were last in touch. We had time for a brief conversation and some much needed catching up.

It was great seeing you Paddy. Let’s stay in touch.

Moving on ...

This afternoon your favorite blogger has scheduled a staged reading of ...

1:00==>TIM AND SCROOGE: A Carol for a Later Christmas - “This musical is set over a decade after the events of 'A Christmas Carol' conclude. Tim (no longer Tiny) Cratchit approaches his 21st birthday. While away at university he has fallen in love with a beautiful orphan girl named Allison, but upon returning home also discovers he will soon assume management of the Scrooge and Marley Counting House. Tim, however, is more interested in being a teacher than a money manager, so he signs away control of the business to two sleazy speculators, beginning a series of events that threatens to tear him away from his family and Allison, unless the spirit of the long-deceased Scrooge can help him set things right again.” (staged reading - complimentary ticket)

This reading is being performed with an “all-Broadway” cast at Chelsea Studios on West 26th Street.

Not really sure why I booked this, but I did ... so ...

Tonight’s entertainment plans are still in flux. I, of course, have multiple options and will not make a final decision until after I return from the reading.

In closing ... last night The Yankees lost to the Mariners by a score of 4-2 as Robbie Cano answered the boo-birds by driving in 2 of the 4 runs.

Tonight at 7:05pm out at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed and Ego Built, will be the first of a 3-game series against division rival Tampa Bay.

On the mound for The Yankees will be Vidal Nuno (0-0) vs. the Ray’s titular ace David Price (3-2).

Yesterday was an excellent walking day. 


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.03 miles (or, 10,997 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>419.47 miles (average 3.47 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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