Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East & West London and Surrey (The NEXT Chapter).
Week 219 Saturday 25th until Friday 31st August 2018.
Sitting on an empty train a couple of days ago I made myself comfortable spreading my shiz out for the journey into London. I soon realised that something was wrong, it wasn’t the silence or the empty carriage (I love that) it was the heating. Due to this I moved twice within a couple of minutes. One thing you will never hear me say “how amazingly hot and wonderful the summer of 2018 was”, that’s because I only tolerate heat. My heart sinks when I read that experts say that summers like the last one could become the norm. Before anyone calls me a hypocrite the heat in Tofo or Ibiza really is different. Plus i wasn’t commuting on stuffy trains or working in badly air conditioned offices. Oh, by the way the serenity and quietness of the train was soon destroyed when at the next stop it filled with people travelling into town for various bank holiday events.
“I continued there education, i’m a good aunty”.
Summer is ending and autumn is around the corner. The knock on effect of this yearly change in climate is that shop, public transport and other public places have switched on their heating (it feels for me that it’s on full). This is probably why so many people feel ill, because there is no gradual temperatures change; it’s either too hot or cold.
“Zorbs of fun”.
I’m blaming this on why I feel ill this week, please send get well messages to getoverityousillycowitsjustacoughandablockednose.cock.UcaKe
“Bank holiday fun in the park”.
I am an autumn and winter person, the rest of you can have all the summers you want. Due to always feeling warm I tend to look out of place all year round dressed for summer. Even when I do use a coat most of the time I’ll be carrying it because I’ll fry if I put it on, I can only wear it when it’s REALLY cold. By carrying a coat I don’t look so out of place because everyone is wrapped up as if they are in the Antarctic (though I probably stand out like a sore thumb thinking about it). I am part of a small group of people who enjoy this changing of seasons, I especially like the darker mornings and early afternoons. My particular fave is when it’s dark at 3pm in December. For a long time I felt more comfortable walking around then because in my mind I could hide from the rest of the world due to the dark. Maybe part of me is a creature of the night (No not a lady of the night, I know that some of you have mucky minds).
“From L to R Midnight and Misty”.
Of course I don’t want others to be cold, but use the heating appropriately. It really doesn’t need to be on full at this time of the year. This can’t be good for people’s health and the worlds dwindling resources (ohhh, getting serious there!).
“Thanks SAZ, for the lovely take-a-way”.
And Now For Something Completely Different……
I spend a lot of the week travelling on trains, what keeps me sane is watching films and TV shows on my small electronic device. Occasionally I become aware that the person next to me is also enjoying what I am watching. Depending on my mood I might allow them to continue to watch, while other occasions a slight move of the screen will end there enjoyment. It’s their fault if they didn’t bring entertainment for the journey. Most trains these days are littered with free newspapers read them!
“Both Platforms going my way, its a race to see which came in first”.
I have a habit of watching with the subtitles, this might seem strange but occasionally the train is so noisy that the subs are all I have to work out what is being said. If the freeloader next to me is annoying, then I will switch the subs off. Yes I can be a nasty old hag when I want to be (some people might say I am one all of the time). Recently a man who turned out to be Spanish enjoyed an episode of “Top Gear” by just reading the subs. Yes we chatted that’s how I know he was from Spain.
“Very excited at meeting a real celebrity”.
Lately I have been watching a lot of the MARVEL TV shows which are adult, violent and bloody, the perfect entertainment for a train trip. One day this week I became aware of a small face looking at the screen. A young girl had stopped as she was passing and had a good look at the tablet. After looking at me for a moment she continued down the carriage. I suspect she got bored straight away when she saw there were no colourful costumed characters prancing around. I am just glad at that moment there was nothing adult on the screen.
“I wouldn’t dream of arguing with him”.
Thinking about it I’m not sure what’s worse to watch in public. Bloody adult content or psychedelic children’s programmes especially the ones from the 70s.
“I’m watching you closely”.
What’s worse you decide at surelynoonetakesdrugsintvespeciallychildrenstvinthe70s.cock.UcaKe
“Front and back of a stone found on the way home, will post on FB then hide as requested”.
“This person has pimped there ride”.
Overheard a young Women boast to her friends how she pays £500 a month into her pension.
Sentence of the week used in a podcast…..
“Excellent use of blood in a swimming pool”.
“Writing this shiz, being distracted by food and Shades (on the screen)”.
My Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have mainly been watching:
“Battlestar Galatica (1978)”, (S1, ep 9). “Between Life And Death”, (TX: 13/07/10). “Click”, (TX: 25/08/18). “Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D”, (1966). “Despicable Me 3”, (2017). “Disenchantment”, (S1, ep 5 to ep 10). “Friends”, (S6, ep 1 to ep 25). “Guardians Of The Galaxy”, (2014). “Groundhog Day”, (1993). “Hidden Britain By Drone”, (S2, ep 4, TX: 26/08/18). “Horizon 2018:7”, (TX: 29/08/18). “Horizon 2018:6”, (TX: 22/08/18). “Krypton”, (S1, ep 2). “MARVEL: Luke Cage”, (S2, ep 1 to ep 13). “On The Buses”, (1971). “Star Trek Enterprise”, (S1, ep 1). “Star Trek The Generation”, (S7, ep 25). “Star Wars; The Empire Strikes Back”, (1980). “The Crystal Maze”, (S5, ep 6, TX: 24/08/17). “The Great British Bake Off”, (S2 (S9), ep 1, TX: 28/08/18). “The Joy Of Winning”, (TX: 28/08/18). “The Secret Life Of Landfill: A Rubbish History”, (TX: 23/08/18). “Upstart Crow”, (S1, ep 1). “Van Helsing”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 6).
This week I have mainly been listening to:
“Anti Social Show”, (ep 57, 27/08/18). “BBFC”, (ep 75, 10/11/17)(ep 77, 09/01/18)(ep 79, 08/02/18)(ep 81, 16/03/18)(ep 84, 22/06/18)(ep 85? Or 86, 31/08/18). “Chasing Earhart“, (ep 57, 25/08/18). “Iain Lee (Bonus)”, (2x 27/08/18). “Iain Lee (Highlights)”, (22/08, 23/08, 24/08, 27/08, 28/08, 29/08/18). “In Poor Taste”, (ep 49, 02/09/16)(ep 50, 16/09/16). “LBC Podcast: Mystery Hour”, (30/08/18). “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (25/08, 28/08, 31/08/18). “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 59, 24/08/18)(ep 60, 31/08/18). “NASA: The Rocket Ranch”, (ep 3, 28/08/18). “Quick Question”, (S2, ep 6 (ep 20), 27/08/18). “Skeptiod”, (ep 638, 28/08/18). “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 103, 26/08/18)(ep 104, 31/08/18). “Strange Times”, (ep 273, 18/08/18). “The Rabbit Hole”, (ep 61, 30/08/18). “True Crime Finland”, (ep 28, 24/08/18). “Morrissey”, “MGMT”, “James Brown”, “Richard Sherman”, “Smiths”, “Jake Bugg”, “Hole”, “Shed Seven”, “Kasabian”, The Killers”.