Friday==>I am sorry for the delay in today’s posting but your favorite blogger had a late morning followup appointment with his dentist, Dr. Steven Gualtieri, whose office is on East 54th Street.
As many of you know, if I had to choose between the removal of a limb without benefit of anesthesia or going to the dentist for any procedure, the chopping off of the limb would win every time.
Well, even though the appointment was successful and virtually pain-free, it none-the-less turned Billi Pod into a simpering whimpering wussy boy so he was in no mood to finish up this posting when he got back to the apartment.
Yeah, when I got back I immediately went back to bed and slept for about 90 minutes.
Now, I’m in a much better mood so we will get today's delayed posting started with ...
Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show ...
SECONDARY PITCH, about Stephen and Paul Dowd who were two of the most highly touted prospects in baseball. Stephen lived up to the hype with an amazing career in the Big Leagues. His brother Paul never got off the plate. Now, after retiring from the game with an injury, Stephen is divorced, broke, and forced to consider a lucrative offer to film a Reality TV show about his life. But the Producers don't just want Stephen; they want Paul and their fame-seeking younger brother Kevin as well==>A-
I found this comedy/drama to be extremely well-performed and very emotionally involving as the three brothers battle issues such as sibling rivalry, substance abuse, jealousy, disappointment, anger and family responsibility.
The cast in this show is outstanding and the characters are all very believable. Although the story line is baseball orientated you do not have to be a baseball fan to connect with the issues and/or the characters.
Billi Pod says==>definitely worth seeing.
This comedy/drama is playing at The Bridge Theatre on West 54th Street, has a running time of 1:30, without intermission, and runs through October 25th.
Moving on to tonight’s entertainment event ... the Off Broadway show ...
8:00==>BEDBUGS!!! It’s A Musical - “Carly, an exterminator, is hell-bent on avenging her mother's bedbug-related death. In an effort to permanently rid the city of its infestation, she accidentally mutates the pests into an army of human-size, intelligent, carnal creatures out for blood and world domination.” (Off Broadway - discounted TDF ticket)
This girl-meets-bug sci-fi-rock-musical-comedy has received excellent reviews, including a rave from The New York Times.
It is playing at the Arclight Theatre on West 71st Street, has a running time of 2:15, with intermission, and runs through November 2nd, although I think it will probably be extended.
Yeah, what better show to see after spending time strapped to a chair in a dentist’s office and morphing into a wussy boy.
Moving on to the sports scene ...
Last night the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on a walk-off homer from Travis Ishikawa in the bottom of the 9th. WOW!! So glad I was able to watch the final innings.
The Giants win the National League Champion Series (NLCS) 4-1 and advance to The World Series against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night in Kansas City.
Your favorite blogger will be pulling for the Royals since he is a huge American League fan.
OK ... folks ... this pretty much brings you up-to-date and ... again ... sorry for the delay.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!!
Total mileage for 2014==>1,178.71 miles (average 4.08 miles per day)
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