Sunday==>Good morning to all of my loyal and faithful readers and followers. I hope your weekend is going well.
It is a gloomy and overcast morning here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World. At 11:00am it is a bit warmer at 47º, wind chill 41º but rain is in the forecast for most of the afternoon and evening.
Yesterday was a terrible weather day/night. It was cold and during the afternoon we had our first snow of 2015. It was heavy at times but there was no accumulation, fortunately. The snow turned into a steady light rain that lasted for most of the afternoon and evening.
Yep ... very nasty ... so ...
Your favorite blogger spent the afternoon in the warm and cozy confines of his apartment watching the The Gators and The Pirates in The Toilet Bowl from Birmingham, AL.
The sparse crowd witnessed The Gators hold on to win 28-20. Interestingly, in the final minutes of the game the much maligned QB Jeff Driskil replaced the injured Treon Harris. Driskil made a crucial run for a first down on a third-down play on the final drive that allowed The Gators to run out the clock and insure the win.
It is pretty ironic that the game ended with Driskil at QB because he has asked for, and received, permission to be released from his scholarship. It is uncertain where he will play next year.
The win allowed The Gators (7-5) to finish a disappointing and lackluster season with a winning record and to finally close the door on the Coach Muskrat Era. GOOD RIDDANCE!!
Moving on ...
For the evening Billi Pod braved the elements to see an Off Broadway show in his immediate Hell’s Kitchen ‘hood ... so ... here is his report card on ...
MEN AND WOMEN TALKING LOVE AND SEX, a relationship is followed from its giddy beginning to its unhappy end, replete with a running commentary from a Peanut Gallery of friends. It examines the expectation of the sexes, the sexual nitty-gritty, how every thing goes wonderful until it all goes down hill==>A-
This very well written and performed play focuses on the differences between men and women, emphasizing that they live in two totally different worlds, which leads to a lack of communication.
The show is laugh-inducing but also very thought-provoking, especially toward the end when the playwright avoids the probably anticipated rom/com happy ending, opting instead for a very emotional look at the difficulties in relationships between the opposite sexes in the real world.
I particularly liked the realistic performances of Ben Kahre and Aaron Ballard (yes, a female) as the featured couple.
The house was almost full and the audience seemed to be very much into the show although, at intermission a number of “older” couples seated around me left.
Billi Pod says==>This is definitely worth seeing.
The show is playing at The Davenport Theatre on West 45th Street, has a running time of 1:55, with intermission, and its run has been extended through February 14th.
Moving on some more ...
At the moment my entertainment plans for today/tonight are uncertain. If the weather remains nasty I will probably stay in to watch the NFL Wild Card games ...
1:05pm==>Bengals vs. Colts on CBS; and,
4:40pm==>Lions vs. Cowboys on FOX.
HAVE A GREAT REST OF THE WEEKEND EVERYONE!!
Total mileage for 2015==>9.45 miles (average 3.15 miles per day)
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