Monday==>It is a nasty day here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, and the forecast is for a combination of rain, sleet and snow for most of the day and into the evening.
This photo was taken of one of my windows at 8:30am. As you can see it is covered in ice.
It snowed overnight and the roads and sidewalks are really icy and slushy.
The temperature at 10:30am is 29º, with wind chill down to 18º. It is lightly raining.
All of this means that your favorite blogger will remain in the warm and cozy confines of his apartment, at least until the evening. Too bad errands and chores list.
So ... on this happy note ... let’s move on (or back if you are a Seahawks fan like moi, Bill III and Alex) to Super Bowl XLIX, won by the Patriots 28-24.
The following headlines in today’s papers pretty much says it all ...
HOW CHEAT IT IS! - Tom & Pats deflate ‘Hawks - front page of The NY Post
SUPERBAD! - Carroll’s moronic play call at end gift wraps Pats’ 4th title - back page of The New York Post
BALLS OF STEAL! - Patriots’ goal-line interception with seconds left seals wild Super Bowl win - front page of The Daily News
AIR HEADS - Seattle’s senseless goal-line pass leads in INT & Patriot championship - back page of The Daily News
And ... in The Gray Lady ...
One Yard From Crushing Loss, Patriots Seize Their 4th Title - front page of The New York Times
Yeah ... it was an exciting game to watch and those headlines pretty much says it all ... so ... let’s move on to ...
Billi Pod’s report card on yesterday afternoon’s entertainment event ...
The Off Broadway show ...
TEXAS IN PARIS, based on true events, is the musical journey of a man and a woman - one white (Scott Wakefield), one black (Lillias White) - who are invited to France in 1979 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==>A-
Extremely well-performed and emotionally involving as it studies the interaction between two Texans in the late 70s and the legacy of segregation.
My only quibble is that the entire song list was either gospel or country/cowboy and that, for me, got old about 3/4s of the way through the show.
The house was sold out and the audience was very much into the performance especially the gospel numbers. White and Wakefield received a roaring standing ovation at curtain-call. They earned it.
Billi Pod says==>if you want something a bit different, then this is the show for you.
It is playing at The York Theatre @ The Citigroup Center on East 54th Street, has a running time of 1:20, without intermission, and runs through March 1st.
Moving on ...
As I mentioned above .. right now I have nothing scheduled for this evening. If the weather clears up I may consider carefully walking the 2 blocks to the AMC Theatre to see the Stephen Hawking movie “The Theory of Everything,” another nominee for Best Picture.
In closing==>one very positive thing about last night’s Super Bowl game was that the endless commercial breaks permitted your favorite blogger to record some decent mileage. Yes ... at each commercial break I got off the couch and walked briskly around the apartment, recording 2.95 miles during the game. This and the mileage going to and from my afternoon show made for a very good walking day==>5.28 miles.
STAY WARM AND DRY EVERYONE IN THE TRI-STATE AREA!
Total mileage for the week==>31.81 miles (average 4.54 miles per day)
Total mileage for 2015==>133.67 miles (average 4.18 miles per day)
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.