Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East, West and Central London and Surrey (The NEXT Chapter).
Week 190 Saturday 3rd until Friday 9th February 2018.
If I asked you what are your three favourite things, would you be able to answer without hesitation. My reply would be in no particular order.
1/ Sitting down.
2/ Being in bed.
“Anoodle Doodle and The JBomb Scribble”.
My ideal existence would combine all three, I realise eating in bed is a little disgusting and messy but there are ways round that surely. But there’s a spanner in my thinking, money. I know of jobs which encompass all of the above (before any clever dick says it, I am not talking about the oldest profession, though I have thought of it). I’m thinking of medical and scientific experiments. Being paid to be infected, prodded and probed could be interesting. A passion of mine is space both fact and fiction, I know of a job where you get paid to stay in bed for months, while helping to contribute to future manned space exploration.
“emmm, who looks better in these specs”.
Various space agencies around the world are busy working on all aspects of human long duration space flight. One of the most important studies is looking at the long term effect of weightlessness on our delicate bodies. These agency’s run programmes where participants spend months at a time in bed laying at a head-down inclination of -6 degrees. This figure has been shown to be the best simulation on earth for the effects of long term weightlessness. The human guinea pigs really do EVERYTHING lying down and I mean everything. If they need to travel to another room or location this is all done lying down at -6 degree.
“Its been a week of Gingerbread violence”.
This really could be my perfect job combining my three fave things (I admit that there is not a lot of sitting around on this job, but you can’t have everything). The only space agency that I can apply to would be ESA (European space agency) who don’t appear to be looking for participants at this time, I have looked. Maybe there are other scientific organisations who are doing similar simulations that will help humans to get to Mars and beyond during my lifetime.
“Nice view and moon, while waiting for a train”.
It’s very true I am never happier than when I am sitting down or tucked up in bed or stuffing my fat face. The idea of working while earning money and combining all of these is something I really could enjoy. I am definitely qualified; I’ve put in years of training.
“Front and back of a large rock in Hyde park”.
And Now For Something Completely Different……
Recently I have been feeling low about the future of the human race, tune into the news and it seems even darker than normal. It’s not myself I worry about, but what the future holds for my young nephews and niece.
“On the top deck of a bus, i saw a high street Ghost, happy memories”.
This week I saw an 81 year old lady fall in the road. My friend and I as well as a number of other people helped her, stopped buses and sat her on a bench while waiting for an ambulance. Her face was swollen and bruised with a nasty cut while bled for a while. Later we found out that she had also lost a tooth.
“Who’s a pretty boy. Oh the dogs quite sweet as well “.
What was nice was that as others passed they stopped not to gawp or take a picture to put on social media they were concerned offering help and advice. Due to the amount of blood coming from the wound I rushed to McDonalds to ask for paper towels and water. The young man who I think was management not only gave me what I requested but sent a member of staff out with medical supplies. He didn’t need to do this as the accident was not on their property or directly outside.
“Street art in Croydon”.
While we waited for the ambulance this little group of misfits bonded, chatting with the women making sure that she was as comfortable as possible. Once the paramedics arrived there was no need for any of us to hang around, before we scattered and continued with our lives we wished her a speedy recovery. From now on every time I walk past that train station I will think of that woman hoping that she was and continues to be ok.
Not everything in this world is bad. I firmly believe that most people are good and would help another in need. It’s sad that only bad news sells, maybe there is a market for a newspaper or TV channel with only good news, I’d read and watch it. Hopefully the future is not so dark after all for little ones like my nephews and niece.
“On a cold day Aunty MOZ didn’t hand around when the camera came out”.
Speaking to a woman on the phone who didn’t have a pen but had paper while I was giving her an e-mail address. She told me she was on the loo.
“My first and probably last visit to this part of town”.
Getting off at “Hackney Downs” station a place I have never been to before. Turning to MOZ I said “let’s investigate the area and find a gem”. Sadly we didn’t find one, so got on a bus back into the centre of town. No offence is meant to anyone who knows that part of London, but it didn’t sparkle for me during my short visit.
“Top Deck view”.
Had a funny turn on the tube, felt ill so got off?
Quote Of The Week……
MOZ climbing steps of a “Boris” bus which was on the move said “I got my croissant wedged in hand rail of the staircase”.
“R.I.P Mark E Smith, while writing this shiz”.
My Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have mainly been watching:
“After Trek”, (S1, ep 13, TX: 05/02/18). “Altered Carbon”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 4). “Blue Peter”, (ep 5000, TX: 01/02/18). “Click”, (TX: 03/02/18). “Horizon 2018”, (2018, ep 1, TX: 05/02/18). “Inside No9”, (S4, ep 6). “New Zealand: Earths Mythical Island”, (S1, ep 1, TX: 19/07/16). “Space X, Heavy Falcon Test Flight”, (TX: 06/02/18). “Stacey Dooley Investigates: Russia’s War On Women”, (TX: 31/01/18). “Stacey Dooley Investigates: Face To Face With Isis”, (TX: 07/02/18). “Star Trek: Discovery”, (S1, ep 14). Star Trek (TNG)”, (S6, ep 6 to ep 26)(S7, ep 1 to ep 7). “The Biggest Little Railway In The World”, (S1, ep 5, TX: 02/02/18). “The Golden Girls”, (S6, ep 20 & ep 21). “The Graham Norton Show”, (S22, ep 16, TX: 02/02/18). “The Last Leg”, (S13, ep 2, TX: 02/02/18). “The Mash Report”, (S1, Winter: ep 4, TX: 08/02/18). “Will & Grace”, (S9, ep 5). “Wonders Of The Moon”, (TX: 31/01/18).
This week I have mainly been listening to:
“Angelos And Barry: LIVE”, (05/02/18). “Chasing Earhart”, (ep 1, 09/06/17)(ep 2, 22/06/17)(ep 3, 06/07/17). “Craigslost (from Dazed And Convicted), (ep 111, 26/02/14)(ep 112, 31/03/14)(ep 113, 03/05/14). “Don’t Quit Your Daycast”, (ep 14, 18/05/12). “Iain lee (Bonus)”, (2x 05/02/18). “Iain Lee (Highlights)”, (02/02, 05/02, 06/02, 07/02/18). “LBC Podcast: Mystery Hour”, (08/02/18). “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (03/02, 09/02/18). “NASA: Gravity Assist”, (ep 12, 07/02/18). “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 31, 09/02/18). “NASA: In Silicon Valley”, (LIVE ep 3, 08/02/18). “Pints And Puzzles”, (07/02/18). “The Rabbit Hole”, (ep 42, 08/02/18). “Morrissey”, “Oasis”, “Tears For Fears”, “Hole”, “The Vaccaines”, ”The Kooks”, “James”, “SIA”.