Wednesday==>Good morning from the balmy Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World.
Yes, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, your favorite blogger is happy to report that at 10:00am this morning it is 35º and the wind chill is only down to 29º ... so it is time to break out the shorts, Tees and flip-flops and head outside to take advantage of the spring conditions ... and ... what? ... oh ... I guess you are right ... sorry ... I guess I was overreacting ... sorry .... whatever ...
I have just been informed that many of you out there in the boondocks, wastelands and hinterlands would consider 35º, wind chill 29º, to be cold. Also, the forecast for tomorrow is for snow and a projected low of 6º ... oh well ... back into the drawer go the shorts, Tees and flip-flops ... whatever ...
So ... let’s move on to something much more positive ... like ...
Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show ...
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==>A
Extremely well-performed, in-your-face funny, and thought-provoking from beginning to end. He tackles the 1% and manipulative corporations head-on, with a pretty brutal swipe at organized religion toward the end of the show.
He is one of the most energetic performers I have ever seen and that energy creates a very positive feedback from his audience.
The house was almost full and was very much into the performance.
Billi Pod says==>if you like funny but different stuff then this is the show for you.
This show is playing at The Playroom Theatre on West 46th Street, just off Times Square, has a running time of 1:30, without intermission, and runs through March lst.
I have to admit that the walk to and from the theater was unpleasantly cold but ... and a positive ... this and some in-apartment walking resulted in some very good mileage==>5.11 miles.
Early this afternoon I am subwaying up to the Upper Westside to spend the afternoon with one of my AA buddies (you know who you are) for some much needed/wanted catching up and stuff.
Then ... for the evening I will walk down to the AMC Lincoln Square Theater at Broadway and 68th Street for ...
7:00==>THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING - “The story of the brilliant and celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and his wife Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) and how his physical condition affected their relationship over time.” (movie - complimentary ticket)
This is a special screening for The Actors Fund and will include a Q & A session afterwards with Felicity Jones, who is an Academy Award nominee for Leading Actress.
This extremely well-reviewed film has received 5 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Leading Actor and Leading Actress.
I am really looking forward to this and I am seeing it with my theater-buddy Dian Crystal aka My Lady.
OK ... it is time to post this and then do some left over chores and stuff and then get ready to head uptown ... so ...
STAY WARM EVERYONE IN THE TRI-STATE AREA!
Total mileage for 2015==>142.30 miles (average 4.19 miles per day)
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