Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Urologist Appointment - Piece of My Heart - The Wankies

Tuesday==>It is 10:30am here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, as your favorite blogger is working on this posting ... and ...

At 9:30am this morning Billi Pod had a "routine" appointment with his Urologist, Dr. Erik Goluboff, who is now associated with Beth Israel Medical Center at Union Square. The appointment included the usual Digital Rectal Examination (DRE). Yepper, it was time again for the old “finger-up-the-butt” exam. The picture pretty much sums it up.

I am happy and, as usual, relieved to report that everything is “OK” up there - the PSA test result was normal and the DRE - “no change.” Whew!!

I had been seeing Dr. Goluboff every six months from 2006 to November 18, 2013. Based on the results of that appointment he told me that the next one could be in 9 months so my next appointment was for today. Based on the results of this appointment the next one will also be in 9 months, on May 18, 2015. Yes!!

So, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, we will now move on to the details of Billi Pod’s schedule, which is ...

Tonight’s entertainment event is a return visit to the Off Broadway musical ...

7:30==>PIECE OF MY HEART: The Bert Berns Story - “A new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, who died tragically at the age of 38, leaving behind his children, his legend, and music that would live on forever, including “Twist and Shout,” “I Want Candy,” “Hang on Sloopy,” and the immortal title song, “Piece of My Heart.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

I saw this generally well-reviewed show at its first preview performance on June 25th and gave it an A. Its original performance schedule was through August 31st but it has been extended through September 14th.

I wanted to see it again and tonight seemed like the perfect time.

As I reported in the earlier postings, the Executive Producer of this show is my friend Jack Thomas who has been involved in the production of numerous shows, including: Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally; Ann by Holland Taylor; Freud’s Last Session by Mark St. Germain; Almost, Maine by John Cariani; and Our Lady of 121st Street by Stephen Adly Guirgis, dir. Philip Seymour Hoffman.

This show playing at The Signature Theatre Complex on West 42nd Street. It has a running time of 2:20, with intermission, and now runs through September 14th.
Like everyone else, I am shocked over the death of Robin Williams. This is a timely reminder that depression is a life-threatening disease that must be addressed, not overlooked.

Moving on to the sports scene for Marty ...

Last night in Baltimore The Wankies (61-57) continued their downward slide to post-season elimination as they lost 11-3 to The Orioles (68-50) to drop to a season-high seven games out of first place.

Yes, your favorite blogger stayed in to watch the game and it was extremely painful as The Wankies were limited to only 5-hits. 

Tonight at 7:05pm will be game 2 of the crucial 3-game series. On the mound for The Wankies will be the rookie Shane Green (3-1) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (12-4) for The Birds.

OK, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, time to post this and then make my weekly trek to The Food Emporium in my 'hood to stock up.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.29 miles (or, 9,391 steps) 

Total mileage for 2014==>885.79 miles (average 3.97 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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