Ode to a Nap
Well, maybe not so much of an ode.
But certainly appreciative of the motivation that might prompt one to write an ode.
The nap is a most delightful weapon in my struggle to maintain good health.
An oasis in my day.
So I wake at 5.00am, five hours sleep.
Not a problem.
Breakfast, work on computer, prep to go out.
A two-hour burst.
Capped by a cell phone-off nap.
No time limit.
But body takes only fifteen minutes.
Here’s where I sit and write the blog’s opening thought.
I’m refreshed and have no pressing chores.
I don’t search far for an idea.
Everything we do lends itself to a thought.
I write that thought at this one sit.
Then I’m off on my four to five-hour trip out, the first phase ending at the fitness club where, every other day I lift weights for forty minutes and tan for four.
But every day, even when I don’t lift, I go into the club and use their massage beds, lying down for ten minutes, enjoying the powerful, water-filled, heated rollers rolling up and down my entire backside.
My eyes are closed.
My breathing slows.
I get home, usually taking my main meal of the day at 3.00pm.
With wine or Old Rajah gin.
And then, can you guess?
This one sometimes as long as half an hour.
Often actually sleeping.
Dire Straits thinking if me when they sang,
“Now look at them yo-yo's that's the way you do it.”
_________________________Tuesday, February 5, 2019
My 299th consecutive posting, committed to 5,000.
Time is 12.01am.
On Tuesday, Boston’s temperature will reach a high of 55* with a feels-like temperature of 52*
According to the Blog’s “Winter Calendar, Jan2 to Feb13,” we have only 8 days remaining to our winter.
The “Winter-Spring Shoulder Season, Feb 14 to April 7” is our next calendar; 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 Justin Bateman?
Answer to question “Who is Jason Bateman?”
Jason Kent Bateman (born January 14, 1969) is an American actor, director, and producer.
He began acting on television in the early 1980s on Little House on the Prairie, Silver Spoons, and The Hogan Family.
In the 2000s, he became known for his role of Michael Bluth using deadpan comedy in the sitcom Arrested Development, for which he won a Golden Globe and a Satellite Award.
He has also appeared in the films Teen Wolf Too (1987), The Break-Up (2006), Juno (2007), Hancock (2008), Up in the Air, Couples Retreat, Extract (all 2009), The Switch (2010), Horrible Bosses (2011), The Gift (2015), Office Christmas Party, Zootopia (both 2016) and Game Night (2018).
Bateman made his directorial debut with the black comedy Bad Words (2013), in which he also starred. He has since directed and starred in The Family Fang (2015) and the Netflix crime drama series Ozark (2017–present).
The first season comprises nine one-hour episodes and a final 80-minute episode, and was released on Netflix on July 21, 2017.
The series was renewed for a 10-episode second season on August 15, 2017, which was released on August 31, 2018.
On October 10, 2018, the series was renewed for a 10-episode third season which will be released in 2019.
Bateman portrays financial planner Marty Byrde, and Laura Linney portrays his wife Wendy Byrde, a public relations consultant on political campaigns who became a homemaker before the family was forced to move to the Ozarks to set up a money laundering ring for and by a Mexican drug cartel.
Good morning on this Tuesday, February 5
So we talked about the importance of napping.
About the weather and the calendar.
We looked at a photo of a fountain in the Boston Common.
And we talked about Jason Bateman and the TV series, the Ozark.
Time to go.
Che vuoi? Le pocketbook?
See you soon.