Sunday, June 15, 2014

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! - Time With Justin Allen Pifer - THE MUSCLES IN OUR TOES - A Sunday Entertainment Doubleheader - Yankees

Sunday==>Your favorite blogger here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, has an entertainment doubleheader scheduled for today ... so ... we need to get things started ... so ... let’s do it with ... first ...

Then ...

Yesterday afternoon I had a great time with law student Justin Allen Pifer.

Justin came to my apartment, PHC, where we did some much needed and wanted catching up. This fall Justin will start his Senior year at Pace Law School in White Plains, NY.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s posting, he is doing very well academically and is also very active in law-related extra curricular activities. This summer he is doing an internship in the legal department of a major corporation located in White Plains.

We talked about a lot of things and stuff and then we had lunch at one of my favorite Hell’s Kitchen restaurants, 5 Napkin Burger, at the corner of 45th Street and 9th Avenue.

So ... Justin ... it was great being with you and the best of luck during the upcoming school year, and afterwards.

I spent the rest of the afternoon watching baseball on my 42” TV.

Around 6:30pm I left the apartment to walk down to The Village for my evening’s entertainment event ...

THE MUSCLES IN OUR TOES, in this dark comedy, four friends meet at their high school reunion, and ponder a plan to free their old friend, Jim, who’s been kidnapped by a radical political group==>B+

The scene quickly moves from the usual class reunion jokes to an implausible plan to bomb a local FBI office in order to call attention to Jim’s plight. This ultimately leads to the display of chest hair, violence choreographed and impromptu, and the surfacing of long-held grudges.

As ridiculous as the plot becomes (and it becomes mighty ridiculous), the laughs abound enough so that the show is ultimately very entertaining.

The 6-person cast is excellent and the set is very realistic.

Billi Pod says==>if you need some laughs that are also thought-provoking, then this is the show for you.

The show is in early previews, is playing at the Bank Street Theatre in The West Village, has a running time of 1:30, without intermission, and runs through July 13th.

After the show I subwayed back to the apartment. The total walking mileage for this entertainment event was, however, pretty good==>3.48 miles.

When I got back to the apartment I had some pizza and I settled in to watch the YANKEES/OAKLAND game, details below.

Moving on to the details of Billi Pod’s upcoming entertainment doubleheader ... first is an Off Broadway show ...

2:30==>THE LION - “Award-winning young songwriter Benjamin Scheuer gets the stage in this autobiographical solo musical about love, loss, family loyalty, and the redemptive power of music.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This show is in previews, opens on June 26th, is playing at Manhattan Theatre Club Stage 2 on West 55th Street, has a running time of 2:20, with intermission, and runs through July 13th.

When the show is over I will come back to the apartment to watch the YANKEES/OAKLAND afternoon game, have my usual pre-theater snack, a fruit and cheese plate, and then it will the second part of my doubleheader, another Off Broadway show ...

7:30==>FLY BY NIGHT: A NEW MUSICAL - “In this darkly comic rock-fable an unhappy deli worker’s humdrum life gets sandwiched between two sisters during the great blackout of 1965.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This show opened to mixed but generally favorable reviews, is playing at Playwrights Horizons on my West 42nd Street block, has a running time of 2:30, with intermission, and runs through June 29th.

So, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, I hope you agree that this looks like a very interesting entertainment doubleheader for your favorite blogger.

Now ... let’s close this out with the usual sports ...

Last night in Oakland The Yankees (35-32) lost game 2 of the 3-game series against The Athletics (41-27) 5-1 due a lackluster outing from Hiroki Kuroda, sloppy fielding and limp bats.

It was a very painful game to watch, made even more painful by a 38-minute delay, mid-game, due to a power outage.

This afternoon at 4:05pm it will be Vidal Nuno (1-2) on the mound for The Yankees vs. Jesse Chavez (5-4) for The Athletics.

The Yankees will have tomorrow off and then begin a 6-game home stand at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed and Ego Built.


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.27 miles (or, 11,534 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>627.33 miles (average 3.80 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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