Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Heart Doctor Appointment & Lots of Other Stuff Too

Tuesday==>Sorry for the delay in today’s posting but your favorite blogger just got back from seeing his cardiologist, Dr. Fred Feuerbach, at his office on East 61st Street. I have been seeing Dr. Feuerbach since July 2001 when I was hospitalized with congestive heart failure. This was my semiannual checkup.

I am happy to report to you loyal and faithful readers and followers that the results of the fasting blood work and then the EKG were excellent ... and this is the report in Dr. Fred’s own handwriting ...

“80 years old. 163lbs. BP 122/78. EKG OK. A-fib OK. Doing very well. No changes. See again in 6 months.”

All I can say in response is==>Thank You Higher Power - THANK YOU!!

So ... we can now get underway with Billi Pod’s report on yesterday’s events ... 

I am happy to report that yesterday was another great day here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World.

Was able to do a few items on my errands and chores list and then ...

At 5:00pm my friends Dian Crystal aka My Lady, Marty Kosarik aka Whatever and his boyfriend, Robert, arrived at the apartment for a nice, low-key celebration of Robert's 45th birthday.

It was a great time with excellent pizza and key lime pie. I can’t believe that the only picture taken by My Lady was of the pizza.

When we finished we split. Marty and Robert headed over to Times Square to see the long-running Broadway show, ROCK OF AGES and Dian and I walked up to 50th Street to see the Off Broadway show ...

STALKING THE BOGEYMAN, follows renowned journalist David Holthouse as he plots the murder of the man who raped him as a child 25 years earlier. An exploration of the dangers of vengeance, the power of forgiveness, and the strength of family==>A

As I said, I saw this riveting drama with my theater-buddy Dian Crystal and we were both totally blown away by the emotional impact of this gut-wrenching story line, made even more involving because it is based on the author’s actual lifetime experiences.

Roderick Hall is brilliant as David Holthouse and his narrative style when he addresses the audience is totally believable.

The set is also amazing.

Now ... you need to be advised that this show isn’t for the faint-of-heart because it is, at times, very profane and troubling as it deals directly with the issue(s) of the effect(s) of childhood sexual abuse on the victim and on others.

Billi Pod says==>take a deep breath and see this show.

It is playing at The New World Stages on West 50th Street, has a running time of 1:20, without intermission, and is an open run.

Moving on to today ...

My entertainment event for the evening is a classical music concert at Lincoln Center ... 

7:30==>NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA @ Avery Fisher Hall - The program is:

Christopher Rouse - Thunderstuck (World Premiere)
Haydn - Symphony No. 103
Brahms - Violin Concerto (performed by Lisa Batiashvili)
(season subscription series)

When the concert is over I plan to walk back to the apartment, weather permitting, of course.

Moving on briefly to the sports scene ...

Last night’s ALCS game between Baltimore and Kansas City was rained out, to be made up today ...

So ... the schedule is ...

4:07==>Cardinals/Giants from San Francisco, Game Two of the NLCS, on FOX

8:07==>Royals/Orioles from Kansas City, Game Three of the ALCS, on TBS.

Will close this posting out with another THANK YOU to my Higher Power.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>3.03 miles (or, 5,629 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>1,165.75 miles (average 4.08 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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