Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East & Central London, Elstree Hertfordshire (The NEXT Chapter).
Week 116 Saturday 3rd September until Friday 9th September 2016.
I see the Mon Lisa.
The new chapter of the Mid Life Crisis has started and what can I report so far about how it’s going. I am really finding it very tough to get up in the morning, for more years than I want to remember I have been getting up about 6am, now I don’t need to. But I really don’t think it’s healthy to allow half the day to pass before surfacing from my pit to have a scratch and possibly remember to brush my teeth. One good thing is I haven’t resorted to sitting in front of the box watching daytime drivel, such as magazine programmes which have Z list celebs pouring their hearts out about how terrible there life is. Banal quiz shows that ask questions such as “what is the name of the Queen”. And worse the myriad of cookery, auction and travel shows that could lead to something being thrown through the screen. Times like this I am glad I don’t have a TV in the bedroom.
Who is goosing who…
I have a list of things that I need to do, things I should be doing instead of staying in bed most of the day. However I do have an excuse for the lack of achievement this week. MOZ was off a few days early in the week, and it was Ian her brothers b’day so we were busy celebrating his happy milestone. I couldn’t possibly be ticking of things of the list twice when there was cake to be eaten.
I saw this as a threat, i kept away.
One very important thing is I have signed on; I have become a government statistic. Maybe at the end of the month when the news reports the number of unemployed, I might get a special mention for pushing the number over another million. I have been unemployed before but it’s still daunting travelling to the office, then filling in the various forms and hoping that I have l the information they need.
Seen in London this week. Its frakking September, there is no need for this put it away.
I need to find work and am waiting for the agency to contact me with something that I can earn a crust from. I did apply for a driving job with a well know supermarket, however I failed the online test which I am a little embarrassed to admit. But then I have failed online test’s before, I have tried twice in recent years to join MI5 (this is really true) but ran out of time because the test is rather in depth. I never said I was clever, I fact I have always maintained that I am thicker than a plank of chipboard which doesn’t contain a lot of actual wood. There are a couple of other jobs that I am applying for all paying about national minimum wage, we’ll see what happens.
And now for some nude art on a cart in a London square showing boobs.
I have looked at train driver jobs, I am a saddo train fan and would love to drive a train (I have pressed a button to start a train when I was a kid in Sri-Lanka but that’s for another time). But you’ll be pleased to know there are no vacancies at the moment, so Londoners can travel safe in the knowledge that I am not sitting at the front humming the theme to Thomas the Tank Engine.
I don’t think London is a pretty city, but this installation actually makes the skyline interesting.
I am a sad creative person, I realise you would never know this from reading this or knowing me. But I have been looking at film and TV extra work, this is something that I have looked at and thought about over the years but never really had the opportunity to really give it a go. So I have put my name forward for a few things, one result is I actually have an audition next week for an extra role in a low budget film. This gig doesn’t pay, but it might give some of those creative juices an outlet to escape. Inside my head I would like to think it could lead to something that I actually get paid for, I’ll dream on. I tell myself its worth a go as you never know.
Cheers, Happy Bday this week to Ian Colson and Star Trek both celebrating a milestone.
My future plan is to return to Mozambique January 2017, I have to be realistic this next trip may only be for a few months instead of the longer trip I had planned. But maybe I will be able to return again later during next year, everything is still very much in the air at the mo.
No drink was involved in this picture, this was the result of a run.
I am a little worried about the future. At nearly 48, I don’t have a proper job, a place of my own, a partner luckily there are no children in tow. Thinking about it I don’t really have many prospects where did it all go wrong.
In other news…..
Thought I saw Rick Edwards in Oxford Street. Poking both eyes at different time’s on the same day with my own sun glasses. Have started to run again, when I went with MOZ it’s a combination of fast walking with a little running. Watching MOZ nearly put frozen onion instead of raspberry’s on her breakfast. Finding I couldn’t help stare at a man with his jeans so low slung that I hoped they would fall down and teach him a lesson. My notes say “looking through MOZ peephole”, I can’t remember what that means…… emmm.
If only i could have climbed over the wall, this place is responsible for a lot of my childhood.
The Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have mainly been watching: “Cleverman”, (Season 1, ep1). “Lost Sitcoms: 2, Let’s Talk About Alf”. “Lost Sitcoms: 3, Hancock’s Half Hour”, (2016). “Motherland”, (Pilot 2016). “One Of Us”, (ep 2). “Panorama: Sellafield’s Nuclear Safety Failings”. “People Just Do Nothing”, (Season 3, ep 4). “Ripper Street”, (Season 4, ep 2). “Star Trek”, (season 1, ep 28). “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”, (Season 3, ep 16). “The Great Flying Challenge”, (ep1). “The Great British Bake Off”, (Season 7, ep3). “The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice”, (Season 3, ep 3). “The Last Leg: Welcome to Rio”, (ep 1 to 3). “The Out-Laws”, (Season 1, eps 8). “We The Jury”, (Pilot 2016).
This week I have mainly been listening to: “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Best Off)”, (08/09/16). “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Bonus)”, (01/09, 07/09/16). “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Highlights)”, (01/09, 02/09, 05/09, 06/09, 07/09/16). “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Live)”, (05/09, 06/09, 07/09/16). “LBC Podcast: Mystery Hour”, (08/09/16). “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Mid-Week)”, (07/09/16). ”LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (03/09/16). “The Angelos & Barry Show”, (22/10, 15/10, 07/10, 30/09/14). “Toby Hadoke’s Who’s Round”, (02/13 ep 5 to 7) (03/13 ep 8 to 10) (04/13 ep11 to14). “Morrissey”, “Smiths”, “Florence And The Machine”, “Nirvana”, “Christine And The Queens”, “The Divine Comedy”.