Monday, September 22, 2014

Teach, Teacher, Teachest - Mr. Landing Take a Fall - The Yankees

Monday==>Billi Pod hopes that everyone had a great weekend and that his Worker Bee friends are now settled back into their wait-stations, cubicles, broom closets etc. ready for another week of productivity that is necessary to maintain the Gross National Product so that we poor retirees can eke by on our meager retirement stipends.

Thank you so much Worker Bees.

Sunday was another interesting day here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World.

As I posted yesterday, at 11:30am “The People’s Climate March” started at Columbus Circle and by noon it had reached 42nd Street in front of my apartment.

When I left at 4:00pm for my theater event the parade was still in full-force. It is estimated that at least 311,000 marchers participated.

I personally think this was pretty impressive. 

Then ... my entertainment event was an Off Broadway show ... 

TEACH, TEACHER, TEACHEST, a drama, loosely based on Ionesco’s classic “The Lesson,” tells the story of a pupil who arrives at the apartment of a new tutor for a lesson. What happens to her is as unexpected and random as life itself==>B+

The mostly favorable reviews of this show describe it as being “strange” and “different” and that is putting it mildly.

The story line is virtually impossible to put into words but that doesn’t matter because the amazing three-person cast, Daniel Irizarry (who also directs), Laura Butler Rivera and Michael Leonard, do an incredible job, especially in the gasp-inducing acrobatics on the very small set.

The show is profane and very much in-your-face and is interspersed with strobe lighting, mad dancing and a smashed watermelon.

To quote one of the reviews: “This play is for adventurous theatergoers only. It’s unafraid to be strange, and that audacity is its own reward.”

I couldn’t agree more ... so ... if you want something different then this is the show for you. If not ... then stay far far away.

This show is playing at the Intar Theatre on West 52nd Street, has a running time of 1:15, without intermission, and runs through October 5th.

When the show was over the weather was really nice so I did some major walking in my Hell’s Kitchen ‘hood ending up in the park area on The Hudson River at the end of West 42nd Street.

I took this amazing picture. It is looking east, toward 42nd Street.
Spent the remainder of the evening watching pro-football and baseball ... a nice way for your favorite blogger to end a very interesting Big Apple Day.

Moving on ...

Billi Pod’s entertainment event for tonight is an Off Broadway show downtown ... 

7:00==>MR. LANDING TAKES A FALL - A woman secretly decides to put her family's longtime home up for sale. When a young couple stumbles into the house, a darkly comic dystopian journey begins. What does Home really mean, and how do you live with the ones you love -- or leave them?” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

Yeah ... I know ... another so-called “dark comedy.” Hope it doesn’t get too “dark” because Billi Pod is in the mood for something funny. I usually like shows at The Flea.

It is playing downtown at The Flea Theater on White Street, has a running time of 1:15, without intermission, and runs through October 2nd.

Now ... moving on to the sports scene ...

Yesterday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed And Ego Built, The Yankees (80-75) beat Toronto (78-77) 5-2, to win the 4-game series 3-1.

Masahiro Tanaka, making his first start since being placed on the disabled list on July 8th with an elbow inflammation, overcame a shaky first inning and settled down to get the win, giving up one run in 5 1/3 innings, striking out four and walking none.

Brian McCann hit 2 HRs and Brett Gardner hit one and Jeter had another 2-hit game.

We are still just barely alive in the second wild card race.

Tonight at 7:05pm out at the stadium will be the first game of a 4-game series with the AL East winning Baltimore Orioles (93-62).

On the mound for The Yankees will be Michael Pineda (3-5) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (16-4) for The Birds.

I have tickets for the games on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Well ... as most of you loyal and faithful readers and followers know ... today, being Monday, it is your favorite blogger's errands and chores day ... so ... will post this and then get started.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.09 miles (or, 11,141 steps)

Total mileage for the week==>27.76 miles (average 3.97 miles per day)

Total mileage for 2014==>1,080.68 miles (average 4.09 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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