Sunday==>Yes, my loyal and faithful readers and followers ... Super Bowl Sunday is finally here and the countdown to kickoff has begun.
Your favorite blogger here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, and his son Bill III aka The Bill will both be pulling for the Seattle Seahawks to kick butt in what I think will be a close and ultimately a very exciting game.
I have a show scheduled for the afternoon so we need to get this posting started ... so ... let’s do so with ...
First, the usual weather report==>at 9:30am it is 28º, wind chill down to 22º. This is manageable.
But ... snow is in the forecast for the early evening hours and into tomorrow. Oh well ...
Now ... moving on to Billi Pod’s Saturday entertainment event, which was a movie scheduled in the late afternoon ...
BOYHOOD - “Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, this is a story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before your eyes. It stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents, with a breakout performance by Ellar Coltrane as Mason. It is an ode to growing up and parenting.”
Billi Pod’s report card==>A+.
Folks, this is an outstanding work that has received 6 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.
The running time is 2:40 but it seems to fly by as you are totally focused on this talented young actor actually growing up in front of you on the screen and the emotional and realistic portrayals of the struggles of parenthood by Hawke and Arquette. They both have received Academy Award nominations.
When the show was over I felt emotionally drained but also delighted that I had finally seen this artistic masterpiece.
Billi Pod says==>if it is still playing in your area I strongly urge you to see it. It is well worth the time and energy.
It was about 8:30pm when I got back to the apartment. It was pizza time. I, of course, remained in the warm and cozy confines of my apartment for the reminder of the evening.
Watched a highly educational and entertaining 2-hour documentary film on the life and career of baseball legend Babe Ruth, carried on the MLB channel.
The walk to and from the movie house and my in-apartment walking regimen resulted in another good walking-day==>4.30 miles.
And ... speaking of walking ... your favorite blogger recorded 128.39 miles, or 280,532 steps, during the month of January, despite the really nasty and cold weather during a majority of the month. In January 2014 the mileage was 84.80 miles, so in 2015 it was an additional 43.59 miles. Not a bad way to begin the year, IMHO.
Moving on to this afternoon’s entertainment event ...
An Off Broadway show ...
2:30==>TEXAS IN PARIS - “Based on true events, Texas in Paris is the musical journey of a man and a woman - one white, one black - invited to France to perform at the Maison des Cultures du Monde. They have never met, have no professional singing experience, and face the challenge of working together and co-existing in an unfamiliar world. Apprehensive of each other, they struggle with preconceptions but forge a surprising spiritual bond that transforms their on-stage performance and their lives.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)
Starring in this show is Tony Award winner Lillias White.
I had originally booked this show for last Tuesday, but it was canceled due to the bad weather.
It is playing at The York Theatre @ The Citigroup Center on East 54th Street and runs through March 1st. I haven’t been able to dredge up the running time.
As I have mentioned many times on this blog and on Facebook, I am a huge fan of The York Theatre Company and its Artistic Director, James Morgan, who is also a Florida Gator.
When the show is over I will subway back to the apartment and then settle in to watch Super Bowl XLIX.
At halftime I will grill an Allen Brother’s steak on my George Forman grill, to go with a baked potato and grilled onions and mushrooms, washed down with my libation of choice, Fresca. Yummy.
OK, my loyal and faithful readers and followers ... time to post this and then get ready to head out for my show.
Total mileage for January==>128.39 miles (average 4.14 miles per day)
Total mileage for 2015==>128.39 miles (average 4.14 miles per day)
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