Saturday, September 26, 2015

Walking - The Intern - Yankees - Gators

Saturday==>We will get today’s posting started with a review of Billi Pod’s excellent Friday ... starting with ...

In the morning I had my first full walk and wander session since my surgical procedure on Tuesday. I walked 2.15 miles and then in the evening I did part of my usual walking regimen during the Yankees/White Sox game. This resulted in total mileage for the day==>4.29 miles. Not bad, IMHO.

As planned, in the afternoon I walked over to the Regal Complex in Winter Park Village to see ...

THE INTERN, about a retired successful businessman and widower (Robert De Niro) who lands an internship at a fashion website run by a young, career-driven woman (Ann Hathaway)==>B+

This is an adult story with real life issues, including marital infidelity, loneliness, loss of confidence in one's own abilities and cross-generational friendships, majorly enhanced by the chemistry between De Niro and Hathaway. 

De Niro is totally charming, disarming and likeable, which is a major departure from many of his prior roles. I found Hathaway to be very believable as the workaholic boss who is over-stressed with many issues, including her family-life.

There are plenty of laughs but also several very emotional and thought-provoking scenes.

Billi Pod says==>This is a show for everyone to see.

When the show was over I came back to the apartment and settled in to watch the Yankee/White Sox game.

Dammit - the Yankees lost 5-2 due to a lackluster performance from CC Sabathia, who gave up 2 HRS in the 7th inning, and limp bats that resulted in 4 rally killing double plays.

It was a very frustrating game to watch.

Luckily, we still have a comfortable lead in the wild card race. And, folks, remember ... both teams in last year’s World Series made it there via the wild card.

As Yogi said==>It ain’t over ‘til it’s over. 

This afternoon at 4:05pm, from Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed and Ego Built, will be game 3 of the 4-game series.

On the mound for the Yankees (84-69) will be Adam Warren (6-7), looking for his first win since reentering the starting rotation vs. John Danks (7-13), who has a career record of 3-3 against the Yankees, for the Sox (73-81)

Billi Pod’s plans for this afternoon and evening will be to remain in the cool and comfortable confines of his apartment, watching sports, baseball and college football.

At 3:30pm will be the Gator/Tennessee game, from The Swamp, carried on CBS.

The Vols are still only 1.5 point favorites but deep in my gut I have a feeling that they will win by a score of  21-10. Hope I am wrong, of course.

OK, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, it is time to post this and then settle in to watch some college football, beginning with the UCF/South Carolina game.



Yesterday’s mileage==>4.29 miles (or, 9,373 steps)

Total mileage for 2015==>1,083.18 miles (average 4.04 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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