Sunday, February 10, 2019
Saturday is the only day I need a car.
As early as the stores open for business I am there, to beat the crowds in the stores and the traffic on the highways.
Total Wines, Costco, Market Basket, Gas Station, Union Square Donuts, and Home Depot are all on this circuit.
I return home with a selection of bottles and canned goods that is substantially less expensive than if I had to buy them in the city.
And easier to carry, as well.
A good use of the car.
I did use the car well for my near thirty-day auto trip in September.
That was good.
And my daughter uses the car everyday she’s home: all summer and three times a year totaling another month.
And I do occasionally use the car for an odd errand.
But goodness, seven months a year I don’t need a car.
And it costs so much to buy and maintain and, living downtown as I do, to park.
I know there’s a site whereby you can rent your car out on the days your not using it.
But that brings up other problems, most importantly, damage. But also smells, adjustments to the controls, and things I’m sure I’m not considering.
I’ve considered alternative motor vehicle solutions to my needs, like Zip Cars, taxis, and Rent-a-cars and rejected each for one reason (cost too high) or another, (great inconvenience.)
So I guess I’ll go along grossly overpaying for a convenience I wish I didn’t need.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
My 304th consecutive posting, committed to 5,000.
Time is 12.01am.
On Sunday, Boston’s temperature will reach a high of 34* with a feels-like temperature of 25.
According to the Blog’s “Winter Calendar, Jan2 to Feb13,” we have only three days remaining on our winter calendar.
The “Winter-Spring Shoulder Season Calendar, Feb 14 to April 7” is our next calendar and our next measurement of time as we march the thirteen plus years to the 5,000th and final posting.
Question of the Day
Who is Milo Ventimiglia?
Elephant Jokes to tell at a bar
one of a series
They get funnier as being told one after the other.
Answer to Question
After a series of roles in television series and parts in independent films, he gained international recognition for his roles as Jess Mariano on the television series Gilmore Girls from 2002 to 2006, and as Peter Petrelli on the NBC series Heroes from 2006 to 2010.
He currently stars as Jack Pearson on the NBC drama This Is Us.
Ventimiglia made his debut as party guest #1 on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1995), eventually being cast in the short-lived Fox series Opposite Sex in 2000.
His later roles include Richard Thorne on The WB's The Bedford Diaries, Jake Provesserio on Boston Public, a recurring role as Meg Pryor's love interest on NBC's American Dreams, and Rocky Balboa's son (Rocky Jr.) in the sixth and eighth installments of the Rocky series, Rocky Balboa (2006) and Creed II (2018).
He starred as Peter Petrelli on NBC's Heroes from 2006 to 2010, for which he received nominations for Teen Choice, Saturn and People's Choice Awards.
He also had roles in the horror films Pathology (2008) and Kiss of the Damned (2013).
Ventimiglia later appeared in television as Ian Mitchell on the Crackle original series Chosen as well as Sean Bennigan on The Whispers in 2015.
He reprised his role as Jess Mariano on Netflix's reunion miniseries, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016), and currently stars as Jack Pearson on NBC's This Is Us (2016–present).
For his role as Jack Pearson, Ventimiglia has received two nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Ventimiglia and fellow former Gilmore Girls co-star Alexis Bledel were in a relationship from December 2002 to June 2006.Ventimiglia also dated his Heroes co-star Hayden Panettiere from December 2007 to February 2009.
Good Morning on this Sunday, the 10th day of February.
We talked about an automobile’s downtime.
And the start of the new “Winter-Spring Shoulder Season Calendar, Feb 14 to April 7” and its charting of slowly improving weather.
We started a series of elephant jokes.
And finally, we answered the question of the day, discovering that Milo is a pretty well sought after TV star.
Che vuoi? Le pocketbook?
See you soon.