Friday, October 2, 2015

Thursday Was Excellent - The Yankees - Dottie & The Martian - The Gators

Friday==>Thursday was an excellent day for your favorite blogger here in The Sunshine State. 

It got started with: a good followup appointment with my surgeon, Sebastian De La Fuente; several walk and wander sessions during the day and early evening (5.67 miles); being advised that my daughter Kathi Bendeck and her husband, Dr. John, will be in the Orlando area next week; and, ending with the highlight ...

With the 10,000th regular-season win in franchise history, a nail-biting 4-1 win over the Boston FuckSox at rainy Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed and Ego Built, the Bronx Bombers clinched an AL wild card spot. 

We are post season-bound for the first time since 2012, on a journeyman outing from CC Sabathia and solo HRs from Carlos Beltran and rookies Greg Bird and Rob Refsnyder.

Tonight at 7:05pm, in Baltimore, is the first game of the final 3-game series of the regular season.

On the mound for the Yankees (87-72) will be Luis Severino (5-3) vs. Wei Yin Chen (10-8) for the Orioles (78-81)

This series is important to the Yankees because we need a win to secure home field advantage for the wild card game on Tuesday, October 6th.

Yeah, it was a totally excellent day for Billi Pod.

Moving on ...

Speaking of excellence ... at 4:00pm this afternoon I will meet up with my dear friend Dottie Harris and we will see the just opened Matt Damon movie ...

THE MARTIAN - “When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission.”

In addition to Damon the stellar cast includes: Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig and Jeff Daniels.

The reviews in advance of today’s official opening have been very favorable.

It has a running time of 2:21 and is shown in standard and 3D. It is playing at the Regal Cinema in Winter Park Village. We have opted not to see it in 3D.

When the show is over we will catch a bite at a restaurant (to be determined) in Winter Park Village.

Moving on ...

I am also in the mental countdown process for the Ole Miss/Gator game at 7:00pm on Saturday, from The Swamp.

Both teams come into the game undefeated. The current line has Ole Miss favored by only 7 points.

Not sure how I feel about that because our offense still leaves a lot to be desired and our run defense is inconsistent.

Oh well ...



Total mileage for September==>105.60 miles (average 3.52 miles per day 

Yesterday’s mileage==>5.67 miles (or, 12,392 steps)

Total mileage for 2015==>1,103.29 miles (average 4.03 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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