Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East & Central London and Surrey (The NEXT Chapter).
Week 170 Saturday 16th until Friday 22nd September 2017.
I can’t lie, some weeks I really don’t have anything to say. It’s those weeks that the blog get quite a lot of views. Other weeks such as last week (Week 169) which I thought was blogging gold and only a small number people saw it. In the grand scheme of life of course this doesn’t matter. I am just grateful that anyone spends their valuable time glancing at words I have attempted to string to together.
“Talent ozzing from every pore”.
I spend 8 hrs a day talking to people on the phone, unfortunately almost all of them are unhappy and don’t understand that I am just a “Phone Monkey” who has as much authority as a coffee stain in the office kitchen. A place no one wants to spend much time in just in case they catch something nasty. If you have read this shiz before you will know how important being creative is, this includes while at work in-between and even during calls. Not only do I write this shiz but I love to doodle, most of the drawing start as just a squiggles or scribbles and grow organically over time.
“Kings Cross fun”.
Recently I have got back into watercolour painting after a year of not touching a brush. The paintings are nothing to shout about and very old school, if for instance lettering is needed then this is either painted directly on to the paper or each letter cut out individually which is satisfying in a strange way.
“Podcasting heroes, all of them”.
This week started in very creative atmosphere at the #LondonPodFest to watch the “The Rabbit Hole” podcast being recorded. I met up beforehand with a group of very creative Podcast people including “Penny and Lee” (These People Podcast), “Gatford” (The Custard TV Podcast) and “Davian Dent” (Strange Time). None of them i am truly worthy to be seen with in public with and therefore made sure that I was the correct distance behind them on the pavement, while sucking on the teat of their creativeness.
“Was great seeing Frank on the screen”.
If you look back over the last 170 weeks of this shiz, the subject of creativity I suspect appears more than most, it helps keep me sane. At the Podfest I met and spoke to a number of other very creative types who said they might be able to help me and said to send them some of my rubbish. I am going to take them up on their offer and see what they think of my stuff. If you’re STILL reading this can, I firstly want to say “Thank You”, and secondly if you’re a creative type and think you can help me please get in contact.
“Its Shiz, but i enjoyed doing it”.
At the start of this ramble I mentioned I didn’t have anything really to talk about this week, apologies if I have wasted your time.
“Fun in the Capital”.
And Now For Something Completely Different (Ish)……
Earlier I mentioned I speak to a lot of people on the phone. What follows is my list in no particular order of telephone peeves, things that really do wind me up and annoy me.
“Calamity inside a large tent”.
Heavy breathing. This includes huffing and puffing, coughing and spluttering and sneezing.
Drinking, eating or smoking.
Talking with other people. The person that I am trying to help will suddenly start a conversation with another person out of the blue, leaving me hanging.
Someone rings up to make a payment, and they don’t have their card ready, then spend a minute or two looking for the bank card.
“Evolution could be painful”.
Not having a pen or paper. Why ring up for information and not have the essentials, also when they don’t have paper, why not use a hand or arm.
People holding a screaming child next to the phone, meaning it is very difficult to hear, speak and concentrate.
“I’d watch the show, with talent like this”.
There are two subjects that people like to throw in regularly thinking it will make a difference to the outcome of the call. No matter how sympathetic I am, these have no bearing at all.
“I’m (insert age here), blah blah blah” Or “I am disabled, blah blah blah”.
This will sound strange, but if a phone lines is bad or someone has a strong accent I have discovered that if I close my eyes I seem to hear them better…….. just me then.
“Essex, 7.15am Friday morning”.
And In Other News……
I have heard that the world is due to end on Saturday 23 September 2017, when Planet X or Nibiru a mythological planet is supposed to crash into our ball of rock we call home. If this happens then it’s been fun guys. I hope you all have your towel ready to hitch a lift from a passing galactic hitchhiker. Take care, kids “and, so long and thanks for all the fish“….
Hopefully speak to you all next week.
“Writing this shiz”.
My Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have mainly been watching:
“60 Day’s In Jail”, (S2, ep 11: TX 11/09/17). “American Made”, (2017). “Bake Off: An Extra Slice”, (S4/S1, ep 4: TX 21/09/17). “Click”, (TX 16/09/17). “Comedy Playhouse: Static”, (S18, ep 3). “Electric Dreams: The Hood Maker”, (S1, ep 1). “Horizon 2017: Goodbye Cassini – Hello Saturn”, (TX18/09/17). “Marc Bolan Cosmic Dancer”, (TX 15/09/17). “People Just Do Nothing”, (S4, ep 6). “Precision The Measure Of All Things”, (S1, ep 2 : TX 17/06/13). “The Brain With David Eagleman”, (S1, ep 4: TX 11/02/16)(ep 5: TX 18/02/16)(ep 6: TX 25/02/16). “The Chase”, (S11, ep 33). “The Crystal Maze (2017)”, (S7/S1, ep 7 & ep 8). “The Golden Girls”, (S4, ep 5 to ep 8). “The Great British Bake Off”, (S8/S1, ep 4: TX 20/09/17). “The Insider: Reggie Yates: In A Refugee Camp”, (S2, ep 2 : TX 20/09/17). “The Other One”, (S1, ep 1). “Tipping Point”, (S7, ep 114). “Upstart Crow”, (S2, ep 3 & ep 5). “W1A”, (S3, ep 1 & ep 2). “World’s Busiest Cities”, (S1, ep 3: TX 13/09/17)(ep 4: TX 31/08/17).
This week I have mainly been listening to: “Houston We Have A Podcast”, (30/08, Hurricane Special)(ep 6, 11/08/17)(ep 7, 18/09/17). “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Bonus)”, (14/09, 15/09, 2x 18/09, 19/09, 20/09, 21/09/17). “Iain Lee: TalkRADIO (Highlights)”, (14/09, 15/09, 18/09, 19/09, 20/09, 21/09/17). “LBC Podcast: Mystery Hour”, (21/09/17). “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (16/09, 22/09/17). “NASA Silicon Valley”, (12/09, 19/09, ep 59, 14/09/17)“Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 56, 16/09/17)(ep 57, 22/09/17). “Strange Times”, (ep 48, 17/02/14)(ep 47, 09/02/14)(ep 46, 02/02/14)(ep 45, 25/01/14)(ep 44, 21/01/14)(ep 43, 12/03/14)(ep 42, 05/01/14). “Strange Times: ExtraCRAP”, (#12 (another) 02/03/14). “The Aggy Fox Podcast”, (ep 12, 05/05/17). “The Kundalini Files: Redux”, (28/11/14). “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (ep 12, 22/09/17). “The Rabbit Hole”, (ep 27, 21/09/17). “Morrissey”, “The Cure”, “The Killers”, “Kasabian”, “Artic Monkeys”, ”Bowie”, “John Shuttleworth”, “The Fizz”, “The Libertines”.