Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East and London & Surrey (The NEXT Chapter).
Week 161 Saturday 15th July until Friday 21st July 2017.
Since late last year I have been going regularly to Ariel yoga hoping that I might strengthen the muscles around my increasing equatorial region. This is a gentle, meditative way of stretching muscles, which involves occasionally standing but most of the time sitting or lying in a sling made of parachute material hanging from the ceiling. Every time I go my favourite part of the session is hanging upside down, which I have been told I have a good tolerance for.
This is not me, or my pic. But it gives you an idea of what i like to do at the weekend.
Last weekend whist upside down I tried a new exercise in which I took a leg out of the sling to stretch a tight hamstring. Being upside down can sometimes be a little confusing and disorientating, or at least that’s my excuse. I skilfully unwrapped my leg from around the material that allowed me to defy gravity, when immediately and unceremoniously I slipped out of the sling and hit the floor landing on the top of my head. However, I was congratulated as my forward roll recovery was quite impressive. Of course, this all hurt, but I laughed and smiled all embarrassed as I climbed straight back into the sling and returned to a relaxed upside down posture. As I did this of course, I glanced up to check that the sling hadn’t suffered a catastrophic rip, it hadn’t. The accident was my fault.
Enjoyed a drink, as my head, neck and back hurt.
Note to self: Always keep at least one leg wrapped around the thin but very strong sling material when upside down”.
Then we enjoyed a really lovely and well earned meal.
Luckily, I didn’t concuss myself. This reminded me of an occasion in the mid-90s when I worked in a sci-fi shop. One day there was a long square box left empty on the shop floor, just asking for me to climb inside and wear it. The next thing I remember I was inside the box running around with a small hole just big enough for me to see where I was going. Of course, a situation like that could only end in tears, and shortly after I had entertained anyone watching I tripped and fell forward. The box completely covered me from head to toe with my arms held firmly against my side, as I fell towards the carpet I had no way of breaking my fall. The next couple days were spent feeling confused and spaced out at home on the sofa. I learnt a major lesson that day not to trust a random cardboard box inviting me to play, I needed real friends.
I am certain i wasn’t concussed when i saw a real Moomin in London.
With both these incidents I was lucky that there were no phones around. Of course, back in the mid-90s there were no smart phones and social media didn’t exist so I was saved the embarrassment of becoming a viral sensation.
Stylish as ever.
There are people that say exercise is bad for you; I would imagine that they would class falling from a low height directly on to the head as proof. But I am really looking forward to the next yoga session, plus I need to be active. Running is an activity I haven’t done for a while due to worry about dodgy knees, but I have decided to enquire about into joining a local running club. My spreading equatorial region must be halted.
Everyday i pass this can, and i want to lick it. I love the colour.
And Now For Something Completely Different……
Celebrating the arrival of the 13th Doctor, with a Cornetto.
One of my short films scripts is currently being turned into a radio play. I sent a few scripts to a guy who contacted me saying he would like to adapt one of the most visual stories into an audio short play. He asked if I could get my niece to record a line and sing a nursery rhyme, because early in the script there is a flashback to a character when she was young.
One of us will be a star one day.
The original short story was written long before my niece was born, I only adapted it into a short film script recently. We sat together listening and singing the nursery rhyme until it was in her head. As I recorded her I mimed the words and did actions to help her, but she didn’t really need me. She’s a star in the making that needed no direction. Later that evening I recorded my sister and myself because there are a couple of additional characters who needed voices, and I love to show off.
The Jbomb was looking up how to be a voice over agent. While Anoodle made a prezzie for Uncle Ian.
For me this is all very exciting, I am really looking forward to seeing my niece’s reaction to hearing herself in a radio play. Being a creative person, I am fully aware that I will always have to do a normal boring job to pay the bills and just survive. But my head has so many creative ideas floating around all wanting me to do something with them. I need to sit down and concentrate on one thing at a time; this is why nothing ever gets finished. It’s time to go a little old school and write a list of ideas of what can and can’t actually be completed and achieved.
Writing this shiz, while being distracted.
Quote of the week, overheard a woman say to a friend “Amazons deals of the day is my new porn”.
For the first time ever I got asked for ID when buying alcohol in a supermarket, I thought it was so funny.
Caught red handed just after 7am, now i know who’s been digging in MOZ’s garden.
My Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have mainly been watching:
“60 Day’s In Jail”, (S2, ep 2). “Being Human”, (S1, ep 2 to ep 5). “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”, (S6, ep 14 to ep 22)(S7, ep 1 to ep 3). “Click”, (TX: 15/07/17). “Detectorist”, (S2, ep 3). “Dissected”, (ep 1). “Doctor Who: Meet The Thirteenth Doctor”, (TX: 16/07/17). “Emu’s World”, (S3, ep 3). “Game Of Thrones”, (S6, ep 3 to ep 6). “Horizon: Dippy And The Whale”, (TX: 13/07/17). “Stacey Dooley Investigates: Kids Selling Drugs Online”, (TX: 14/07/17). “Strange Times VideoCast”, (ep 7, 01/04/14)(ep 8, 23/04/14)(ep 9, 24/12/14)(ep 10, 01/05/15). “Storyville: The Great European Cigarette Mystery”, (TX: 17/07/17). “Terry And Julian”, (S1, ep 5 & ep 6). “The Last Leg”, (S11, ep 9). “The Mash Report”, (S1, ep 1). “Upstate Purgatory”, (TX: 11/07/17).
This week I have mainly been listening to: “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Bonus)”, (17/07/17). “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Highlights)”, (13/07, 14/07, 18/07, 19/07/17). “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Offcuts)”, (13/07/17). “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (15/07, 21/07/17). “Secret Cave Podcast”, (S2, ep 11)(S2: Bonus Ep). “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 48, 15/07/17). “Strange Times”, (ep 228, 14/07/17)(ep 105 & ep 104, 03/05/15)(ep 103, 27/04/15)(ep 102, 21/04/15)(ep 101, 20/04/15)(Ep 100, 12/04/15)(ep 99, 06/04/15)(ep 98, 30/03/15)(ep 97, 23/03/15). “Strange Times ExtraCrap”, (#30, 28/04/15)(#29, 21/04/15)(#28, 15/04/15)(#27, 31/03/15)(#26, 30/12/14). “The Aggy Fox Podcast”, (ep 3, 13/03/17). “The Angelos And Barry Show”, (09/02/15)(21/07/17). “The Rabbit Hole”, (ep 20, 20/07/17). “The Spectacular mango Chuffy Show”, (ep 1 to ep 3, 01/09/14). “These People Podcast”, (ep 31, 18/07/17). “Morrissey”, “Air”, “Garbage”, “Cornershop”, “P.J Harvey”, ”The Velvet Underground”, “Fun Boy Three”, “Marc Almond”, “All About Eve”, “Cocteau Twins”.
I don’t usually comment on blog posts.
But I’ve decided you’re famous enough for me to do so now! Really enjoy your blogs. Keep up the great work! ❤
Ahh, that’s so sweet. Thank you, glad you enjoy reading this. I always hope that someone chuckles when they read this shiz, it makes everything worth while when a lovely comment like yours comes along. Thanks Hun.
What a great blog entry! And to think you threatend to discontinue this lovey ‘view into Dana’s mind’ weekly adventure. this one had it all drama, suspense, lovely pics (loved the food porn, family and kid pics/lovely little munchins are always a winner, homage to Dr Who and what may be one of the greatest casting moves, cat pic, and the haunting ‘shadow’ pic), and as usual your lovely take on this crazy life we are blessed with. It’s so good I’ll have to read it again. 5 stars!!!
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Ahhh Rogers I’m really pleased that crisp £5 made it too you. Do I have to pay you a newly minted £10 note next time. If I don’t have the note can I send you £10 all in 5p in an old Jiffy bag.
I do wonder if I should carry this siz on regularly but with lovely comments like this the blog is safe for another week. Thank you so much hun, love ya d xxxx