There are three movies being made about the marathon bombing. Patriots Day, Boston Strong, and Stronger. I don't know why there will be three but Patriots Day is in the area filming right now. The surviving brother bomber was captured in the nearby city of Watertown but the city did not want to be part of the movie so street scenes are being filmed in the area including around here and yes there have been Mark Wahlberg sightings by Arlene's daughters who went to a local church, who's parking lot was used as a staging area for some of the night street scenes. I've not seen any of the filming but who knows in the next few weeks...?
From what I understand, the three movies will all be told from different perspectives, the victims, their families, the media, and the police. Still I don't know why there has to be three movies. All the same it is kind of neat having Hollywood around.
Because of Arlene's work schedule we will not be able to go to Martha's in the early fall/late summer though it is our favorite time to go, so we compromised. We will take a long weekend in New Hampshire. New Hampshire is a beautiful state and it's fantastic in the fall. In the winter there's skiing but I'm not a skier. Did it once and that was enough for me. At that time of the year there's a lot of snow up there but they deal with it better than here because there is no big, crowded metropolitan area with streets that go any which way to drive you nuts.
Here's a two minute slide show from 2008. It starts with a quick trip we took to Maine but it's followed by shots of New Hampshire in summer and fall.
Arlene tells me that they have replaced all the windows in my old place and from what I heard from my landlord, so far things are coming along. Still as nice as it is to be living with my sister, I need my own place. It's just not the same. I feel like their 64 year old son. Ok enough whining. At least I'm not the guy sleeping on the park bench.
Time to eat.
I'm outta here.