Gang Nap

Gang Nap

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.
Rather, oases.

So I wake at 5.00am, five hours sleep.
Not enough.
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.
Refreshed.
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.

Naps feel good.

Naps feel good.

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 drift.
Another nap.

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?
Yes.
A nap.
This one sometimes as long as half an hour.
Often actually sleeping.

Three naps.
Dire Straits thinking if me when they sang,
“Now look at them yo-yo's that's the way you do it.”

299 posts to date. Today we’re at the 5.98% mark of my commitment, the commitment a different way of marking the passage of time. 5,000 posts will take 13.69 years, taking me to a new phase of my life. Will see thirteen more  “Blog’s Winter Calendars, Jan2 to Feb13.”   Tick Tock. In clock language: Enjoy today.

299 posts to date.
Today we’re at the 5.98% mark of my commitment,
the commitment a different way of marking the passage of time.
5,000 posts will take 13.69 years, taking me to a new phase of my life.
Will see thirteen more “Blog’s Winter Calendars, Jan2 to Feb13.”

Tick Tock.
In clock language: Enjoy today.

_________________________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



Dinner is Roast Chicken. I put the bird into the slow-roast, 200* oven at 3.00am on Monday and took the four pound bird out exactly four hours later. When it cooled, twenty minutes later, I used a scissors to remove the backbone and then flattened the chicken, slathered the skin with olive oil and spices, and return it to the oven, now 500*, for five minutes to color.  Crispy, flavorful skin and juiciest of interiors. Outrageously good; ridiculously easy.

Dinner is Roast Chicken.
I put the bird into the slow-roast, 200* oven at 3.00am on Monday and took the four pound bird out exactly four hours later.
When it cooled, twenty minutes later, I used a scissors to remove the backbone and then flattened the chicken, slathered the skin with olive oil and spices, and return it to the oven, now 500*, for five minutes to color.
Crispy, flavorful skin and juiciest of interiors.
Outrageously good; ridiculously easy.

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Question of the Day
Who is Justin Bateman?

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Here’s a winter shot of Brewer’s Fountain. Not appropriate today since this day on the Common is like a nice day in early spring, a season which often skips our area entirely as we are prone to go from winter to late spring. Boston has some lovely quiet architecture.

Here’s a winter shot of Brewer’s Fountain.
Not appropriate today since this day on the Common is like a nice day in early spring, a season which often skips our area entirely as we are prone to go from winter to late spring.
Boston has some lovely quiet architecture.

Jason Bateman at the Deauville film festival 2011 Georges Biard

Jason Bateman at the Deauville film festival 2011
Georges Biard


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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).





Ozark is an American crime drama web television series created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams and produced by Media Rights Capital. Jason Bateman stars in the series; he also directed the first two and last two episodes of season 1 and the first two of season 2.

Ozark is an American crime drama web television series created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams and produced by Media Rights Capital.
Jason Bateman stars in the series; he also directed the first two and last two episodes of season 1 and the first two of season 2.

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.

I carry my Surface laptop here so I can stream Netflix and Ozark.

I carry my Surface laptop here so I can stream Netflix and Ozark.

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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.

Love

Dom