Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East and Central London & Surrey (The NEXT Chapter).
Week 162 Saturday 22nd July until Friday 28th July 2017.
If you have been reading this shiz for a while you will know that I am a frustrated creative type. With a head full of ideas, none of which manage to break free from inside my thick skull. Somehow ideas need to navigate past my extremely thick fat neck and arrive at my slender fingers in order for them to be excreted into the world. One problem is that there are so many ideas floating around my cranial cavity all bumping into each other which only produce even more ideas, it’s a never ending cycle. The inside of my head may be empty of brains, but it’s full of strange creativeness. Does this shiz count as being creative, the jury’s still out on that one.
Spent a long time trying to decide what to eat in Spitalfields. I think we “Choose wisely”.
An Idea I am putting into action is to write a page of a story or script a day. I am wonderful at talking the talk, because only a small amount has been written over the course of this week, but there will be more. I am under no illusion that anything that comes out of the end of my fingers will be worth reading or that anyone will ever want to see it. I think of this process as creative exorcism.
The sites of “London town”, in the rain.
A project that has been ready for a couple of years is the children’s book I wrote while in Mozambique. While the paintings were completed in my sister’s spare bedroom in Surrey. All I need to do is finish putting the words onto the pictures then I could e-publish it. It can’t be difficult, I know a couple of people who have published books this way so surly I can do it.
Still very proud.
Monday to Friday between 8am to 4pm I write this shiz in between calls listening to people complaining about not having their bins emptied. During those precious occasional minutes there’s not enough time to get involved with a story or a script which is why this shiz is perfect. Another thing I do a lot while waiting for a call is doodle. Sometimes the doodle is barley a scribble; others are a proper drawing which I’d never call art but there an identifiable drawing. These little creative burst keep me sane throughout the day.
These keep me occupied during the day.
Creativeness is like a spot, one that i can’t help but pick daily. As with any zit, I know I shouldn’t squeeze it but I can’t stop myself. Creativeness is the puss inside this hypothetical spot, managing to get an idea on to the page or tablet successfully is like squeezing that spot all over the bathroom mirror. If writing something is like popping a teenage spot, what is painting a picture or taking pleasant photo (which I also do by the way). I’ll have to think about when I’m not writing this or doodling in between calls about missed refuge.
Some Friday scribbles.
And Now For Something “sort of” Different……
I love to sleep. Thinking about it I would curl up given any opportunity for a nap I really don’t need an excuse. This is strange because most nights I sleep badly (I should say that I don’t daytime nap often, that’s not causing my night-time problems) waking up a number during the night.
Travelling to see some small friends. Saw a mug at work, which reminded me i should see this classic again.
Lately I have used this disturbance to my advantage. I am lucky to dream most nights, now I fumble around for the iPad and make notes? You never know one of those ideas might turn out to be something that others might be interested in reading or seeing.
Who was having more fun.
Maybe this is the time I should admit that I don’t sleep on my own. Hopefully this is not too personal for you and you will continue to read to the end. You didn’t think that a 48 year old slept alone. Admittedly most mornings I have to search around under the sheets or even the surrounding floor as “WB” my teddy has tried to escape during the night. But don’t worry I find him every morning, its a little game we like to play.
“WB” wants an agent for this picture.
Saw a man on his knees cutting the border of his grass with a pair of scissors; I thought that was a myth.
Pole dancing at 7.30 am on the District Line.
Watched a woman walking from the loo with toilet roll stuck to her shoe. I had to wave and point downwards, I couldn’t let her walk all the way through a packed room like that.
A colleague said “I’m going to boost my immune system”, as she took a fag out of her bag and left the office.
Writing this shiz.
My Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have mainly been watching:
“60 Day’s In Jail”, (S2, ep 3). “Being Human”, (S1, ep 6)(S2, ep 1 to ep 5). “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”, (S7, ep 4 to ep 6). “Click”, (TX: 22/07/17). “Deep Down & Dirty: The Science Of Soil”. (TX: 17/04/14). “Detectorist”, (S2, ep 4). “Doctor Who”, (S36/S10, ep 10). “Game Of Thrones”, (S6, ep 7 to ep 9). “Home Alone”, (1990). “Hyper Evolution: Rise Of The Robots”, (ep 1, TX: 26/07/17). “Living Differently Paralysed Beauty Blogger”, (BBC3, TX: 20/07/17). “One Deadly Weekend In America”, (TX: 09/07). “Orphan Black”, (S4, ep 1 to ep 4). “Science And Islam”, (ep 3, TX: 19/01/09). “Super Senses: The Secret Power Of Animals”, (ep 1, TX: 14/08/14). “The Last Leg”, (S11, ep 10). “The Mash Report”, (S1, ep 2). “Wild Alaska Live”, (S1, ep 1 & ep 2).
This week I have mainly been listening to: “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Highlights)”, (24/07, 25/07, 26/07/17). “LBC Podcast: Mystery Hour”, (20/07, 27/07/17). “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (22/07, 28/07/17). “Strange Times”, (ep 96, 16/02/15)(ep 95, 09/02/15)(ep 94, 02/02/15)(ep 93, 01/02/15)(ep 92, 26/01/15)(ep 91, 18/01/15)(ep 90, 11/01/15)(ep 89, 01/01/15)(ep 88, 21/12/14). “Strange Times ExtraCrap”, (#25, 15/12/14). “The Aggy Fox Podcast”, (ep 4, 13/03/17). “The Angelos And Barry Show”, (28/07/17). “The Rabbit Hole”, (ep 21, 27/07/17). “These People Podcast”, (ep 32, 22/07/17). “Morrissey”, “Blur”, “Pulp”, “Placebo”, “The XX”, ”George Harrison”, “The Mammas And The Pappas”, “The Killers”.
Hi Dana, great stuff as always. I totally understand the frustrated creative area. As you know it’s something I experience, keep in writing and keep on doodling to keep the juices flowing. Yes your blog is definitely a creative outlet and it gives us a glimpse of what a bright star you are! So just keep on doodling, taking pics and writing as your brilliance is very much appreciated in this corner if the East Midlands! X
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Ahhhh thanks so much hun. If I had some of the talent you had I’d be happy. I will keep ploughing on I’ll never make money but I just want to be happy. If one person likes something that makes things feel good. Love what you do really enjoying the pod. Must chat again soon. Have a great weekend.