Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East & North West London & Surrey (The NEXT Chapter).
Week 140 Saturday 18thFebruary 2017 until Friday 24thFebruary 2017.
I like a joke, I love surreal humour, in fact I can and do laugh at the strangest of things. There are times when I laugh like a drain while everyone else is thinking “eh”. If you have read this shiz before you will know I am well in to my Mid-Crisis, however I can still become childlike and laugh at the stupidest of things. Shamefully I have laughed at others when something is clearly not funny for them, which is not clever I realise. I am firm believer in Karma, keep reading.
Can you guess where i was.
Recently I have been doing a little acting, supporting artist work. Yes I have become a lovey darling type person flouncing around looking for “my motivation“. Admittedly most of what I have done since September is walking around, sitting in the background pretending to have a conversation or eat (yes pretending to eat the same meal all day). None of this can really be called acting, but once or twice I have had to learn a passage of script and actually be directed by the director.
Hanging around at on my own.
I have wanted to act for a long time, but I never thought a person like me (old, fat and Trans) could. In the past I have worked behind the scenes in TV and theatre but secretly I wanted to be out In front. My mum will tell you, I am a born show off.
This was how i felt after my visit to North West London.
When my circumstances changed last year I decided to have a go, not caring what anyone thought and guess what I enjoyed it. However because I now work evenings (no not that type of job) I feel it’s going to be tough to applying for castings. The acting world will have to do without me for a while; my career has had to be put on the back burner temporarily.
A couple of “old bangers”.
Before I retire there was one last filming commitment that I wanted to complete because it was on a Saturday morning. This acting job was only a couple of scenes, but I had lines to learn and stage directions to memorise. On the day I travelled across the capital early until I reached the location, a school because my role was a teacher. When I arrived the school was totally quiet. Normally I would have expected to see a hire van or two, while people rush around with lights, camera equipment and props. Rolls of multi coloured electrical tape hanging from industrial bum bags bouncing about is a common site. People standing looking important, studying clipboards while drinking hot coffee is the norm. On this occasion there was nothing. I checked every exit and still didn’t see anyone. I hear you shout “why didn’t you call the director” I didn’t have a number which should have rung alarm bells, she had mine.
Happy 3rd Bday to Jesse my nephew, looking forward to the party.
Every time a vehicle passed I wondered if this was the crew, as it drove away I imagined a group of people chuckling while staring in the rear view mirror at the lonely fool standing on the pavement.
Cagney and Lacey (the reboot) make there first arrest.
Deep inside I was hoping that this would turn out to be a Candid Camera style stunt. With a presenter and film crew appearing out of the bushes. I wouldn’t have minded if Noel Edmonds skipped over the road excitedly to hand me a Goctha. If Jeremy Beadle had still been alive this would have been worthy of his cunning mind. No there was no one but me standing on the street feeling like a grade A plonker.
A proud Grandma and Aunty Helen.
Karma had caught up with me, in future I better not laugh at others when they trip or something happens which is clearly not a laughing for them. Karma has well and truly been served on me that Saturday morning.
And now for something completely different.
Tofo the little place I call paradise beside the Indian Ocean was last week hit by a devastating cyclone named Dineo. There has been a lot of damage; many people including friends have lost their homes. This tiny part of Mozambique will never be mentioned in the press, but these are good hardworking people with families who need help. If you would like to make a donation then please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be able to put you in contact with friends who are raising money to help those in need.
Writing this Shiz, the shade kept moving.
In Other News…
Showing ID for Ribena, that’s a way to stop teeth rotting i suppose.
Went to a NHS walk in centre as I have been coughing for a month. When the nurse said she wanted to listen to my chest, all I was concerned about was “why didn’t I wear a nicer looking bra“.
What has happened to the “youth of today”. I heard a young indie goth kid say confusingly to a friend “who is Depeche Mode”. This was because they were being played around Forbidden planet as I browsed. I was appalled, I thought she should be made to hang up her black clothes, bracelets and DM boots and start listening to Little Mix instead.
The Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have mainly been watching: “Bin Laden: Shoot To Kill”. “Comic Roots: Kenneth Williams”, (TX 02/09/1983). “Cradle To Grave”, (S1, ep 1 & 2). “ET The Extra-Terrestrial”, (1982). “Easter Island Mysteries Of A Lost World”. “Inside No 9”, (S3, ep 2). “John Richardson: How To Survive The End Of The World”. “Lebanon Stories Gay, Trans And Illegal”. “My Wife And Kid”, (S3, ep 1 to 3). “Not Going Out”, (S8, ep 5). “Peter Kay’s Car Share”, (S1, ep 1). “Prehistoric Megabeasts: Croc vs Snake”. “SS-GB”, (S1, ep 1). “Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week”, (S2, ep 4). “Taboo”, (ep 6 & 7). “The Drug trial: Emergency At The Hospital”. “The Graham Norton Show”, (S20, ep 18 & ep 19). “The Last Leg”, (S10, ep 4). “The Real Marigold Hotel”, (S2, ep 2). “This Country”, (ep 3).
This week I have mainly been listening to: “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Bonus)”, (21/02, 22/02, 23/02 x2/17). “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Short, Bonus)”, (21/02/17). “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Highlights)”, (17/02, 20/02, 21/02, 22/02, 23/02/17). “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Live)”, (17/02, 20/02, 21/02, 22/02, 23/02/17). ”LBC Podcast: Mystery Hour”, (22/02/17). “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (17/02, 18/02, 24/02/17). “Scroobius Pip, Distraction Pieces”, (ep 3,29/10/14) (ep 15,21/01/15) (ep 16,28/01/15) (ep 93,12/04/16) (ep 138,22/02/17). “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 29,17/02/17). “The Rabbit Hole”, (22/02/17). “These People Podcast”, (ep 14,18/02/17). “Morrissey”, “Suede”, “The Foo Fighters”, “The Strokes”, “Radiohead”, ”Imagine Dragons”, “Pulp”, “The Beverley Sisters”, “The Communards”, “Gorillaz”, “Viola beach”.