Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Happy Birthday Kathi Bendeck - Blah Monday - Weather Report - Bryan Dykstra $elling Out

Tuesday==>A huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout-out to my daughter KATHRYN NORRIS BENDECK, who lives in Columbia, SC, with her husband, Dr. John. Being the southern gentleman that I am I cannot reveal the actual number other than to say that it is a memorable number of great significance.

So ... Kathi ... hope you and Dr. John have a great day.

Love and hugs - Dad

Now ... moving on ... 

Well, actually, it ain’t moving on very much because yesterday was a totally blah day here in the Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World.

The weather was nasty from the morning on with snow, sleet and rain ... resulting in, of course, terrible conditions on the sidewalks and crosswalks. Meaning ... your favorite blogger opted to remain in the warm and cozy confines of his apartment, PHC, for the entire day/evening.

And ... man ... was that boring and blah

As many of you loyal and faithful readers and followers know, your favorite blogger isn’t a TV person, except for sports, news, Conan and Fallon ... but ... he did make himself sit in front of his new (to him) 42” flat screen TV to watch two movies ... 

BOILER ROOM (2000) - “A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.”

and then,

THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) - ‘"The Dude" Lebowski (Jeff Bridges), who is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski (David Huddleston), seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.”

Both films were shown, unedited, on the IFC channel. They helped pass the time.

During commercial breaks I did my usual “apartment walk-around” and by midnight I had recorded a passable 3.52 miles for the day.

OK ... I am sorry that I have taken up your valuable time with such boring and blah details ... but ... remember ... this blog is intended to be a record of Billi Pod’s activities, or lack thereof, in The Big Apple ... so ...

Let’s move on to ...

The usual weather report ...

Thankfully, it has cleared up and we have blue skies and sun this morning. The sidewalks and crosswalks are still a mess, however. 

At 11:00am the temperature is 20º, with wind chill down to 10º. It is supposed to warm up just a bit as the day progresses.

Hopefully that will happen because Billi Pod has things and stuff to do during the day which will require him to be exposed to the elements ... and ... 

He has an Off Broadway show for this evening ...

7:00==>BRIAN DYKSTRA $ELLING OUT - “In this solo comedy Dykstra questions everything from the corrupting influence of money to the pursuit of happiness, in a performance that blends stand-up, storytelling, slam poetry, and down-home preaching.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

I have seen Dykstra perform several times and he is very much in-your-face funny, which is just what Billi Pod needs to rid himself of the cold weather blahs.

This show is playing at The Playroom Theatre on West 46th Street, just off Times Square, has a running time of 1:20, without intermission, and runs through March lst.

OK, everyone ... got things and stuff to do ... so ...


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>3.52 miles (or, 7,710 steps)

Total mileage for 2015==>137.19 miles (average 4.16 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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