Tuesday==>It is a beautiful Fall morning here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World.
We have azure blue skies, a few puffy clouds and a nice breeze coming off the Hudson River. At 10:30am the temperature is 59º.
It is perfect weather for a nice walk and wander session ... so ... we will get this posting started with ...
Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show ...
MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL, when a woman secretly decides to put her family's longtime home up for sale and a young couple stumbles into the house, a darkly comic dystopian journey begins==>C
The above summary is from the press blurb and needs to be corrected in one major aspect ... the young couple doesn’t “stumble into the house,” they arrive dressed in wedding clothes, having just fled the church. They are there because they have been looking to buy a house.
For your further edification ... “dystopian” means: “A society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.
You are welcome ... now about the show ... it just didn’t work for me, although I may be in the minority judging from the reactions from the full-house last night.
To your favorite blogger it lived up to its classification of being a “dark comedy” in that it started off kinda funny and then got darker and darker, more and more violent, and then more unbelievable as the virtually incomprehensible story line developed.
The four-person cast, Adam LeFevre, Kathryn Rossetter, Sari Caine and David Rigo (left to right in the photo), is excellent and they give their all to their basically unlikeable characters in a story line that includes, among other things, undressing, arguing and cursing, confessions, dancing, obscene groping, physicality, being thrown inside a refrigerator and a box of Cheerios.
Now ... as many of you loyal and faithful readers and followers know, Billi Pod likes theater that is adventurous and different ... but this show just didn’t cut it for him.
So ... Billi Pod says==>see this at your own risk.
It is playing downtown at The Flea Theater on White Street, has a running time of 1:15, without intermission, and runs through October 2.
On a positive note ... I got down to the theater area early and had a nice walk and wander session in the TriBeCa area.
Moving on ...
Tonight’s entertainment event will be ...
7:05pm==>YANKEES vs. ORIOLES @ Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed And Ego Built. (season ticket package)
This is the second game of the 4-game series. On the mound for The Yankees (81-75) will be Brandon McCarthy (7-4) vs. Bud Norris (14-8) for Baltimore (93-63)
Last night The Yankees won 5-0 on a stellar outing from Michael Pineda. Derek Jeter had another excellent day, driving in 3 runs.
Our second wild card chances are still alive, if only just barely. Yeah ... you can hear The Fat Lady warming up her vocal cards.
Moving on ...
In closing==>OMFG!! ... Billi Pod Blogs is now past the 132,000 page views mark (in the 3 years since the site began collecting stats). Of course, these stats do include those of you loyal and faithful readers and followers who access the blog via a forwarded copy of the confirmation email. And, Billi Pod’s rather bland profile has received 21,063 views. OMFG!!
On this happy note ... will post this, make my usual weekly trip to the grocery store and then head out somewhere for a nice walk and wander session.
Total mileage for 2014==>1,084.79 miles (average 4.09 miles per day)
GO GATORS!! GO YANKEES!!
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”