Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East, South West, Central, North East London and Surrey (The NEXT Chapter).
Week 291 Saturday 11th until Friday 17th January 2020.
This week I have suffered badly with writers block, normally I have writers BLOG you can’t stop me from writing shiz. But this week the screen has looked mainly like the picture below.
“I don’t like a blank screen at all”.
As normal I have spent hours sitting on trains feeling stressed about getting to work or from work, which is when I do a lot of thinking about content. If you look at the lists below you can see I have as usual watched (and listened) to a lot of shiz. Which also helps ideas flow into my consciousness? Instead I have spent this last week with a daemon sitting on my shoulder reminding me constantly that I haven’t written anything.
Writing the blog is never stressful; there are times at the start of the week when I do wonder “what have I got to say???” Normally letters spill out to form words that I attempt to string together hoping that they make some sense.
“Coming ready or not”.
Over this week I have written a number of drafts, but nothing has flowed. Here are snippets of those ideas, to give you a taste of the shiz you could be enjoying.
There are a number of worries I have when I’m out and about which are ridiculous when typed.
Being hit on the head as a bus passes, have you ever noticed how far there wing mirrors stick out?
“A terrible pic, i know.”
While driving across a junction, I imagine a car not stopping and smashing straight into the side of my vehicle.
Crossing the road and being hit by something large. My ragdoll body then flies through the air landing in a heap on the tarmac.
Should I be concerned and stay inside the house?
Or there was this……
“The streets are still littered with unwanted Crimbum trees”.
Since April last year I have regularly emailed myself in the middle of the night squinting at my small electronic device. These emails are notes about dreams; they have to be typed quickly before the images fade from the sponge that is my mind. I have no idea what this 40 page list (and growing all the time) will be used for! A number of the dreams would make good story ideas.
“On the course, i knew my name at least”.
Earlier this week I arrived late (because of trains) at a different building because I was attending a training course. The smiling receptionist sent me not once, but twice (i had to queue up each time) to the wrong meeting room. When they realised that they couldn’t help, I was sent to another reception in a different part of the building. This was when I discovered that the security pass wouldn’t open any of the security doors in that part of the building. The second reception (also very smiley) instructed me to sit and wait because someone will come and get me.
“Noticed these comments on a phone on the training course”.
You guessed it, no one came! In the end I had to ring my office and ask for the mobile number of a colleague who was also attending the course to come and rescue me from the busy reception. Twenty minutes after arriving in the building I finally walked into the course room.
“Saw this in the post room”.
Writers Block is not painful in the traditional sense, but it’s been a real pain, an irritation to me all week long. Fingers crossed next week the creative tap will be unblocked and words will flow as normal (whatever normal is).
“I couldn’t waste the last drop of gravy. Yes i drank it”.
If you like the blog, please have a look at previous weeks, and share with all your friends. You could even share it with people you don’t like as a torture.
And Now Finally……
“Spotted, the Bankys of Surrey”.
Overheard the following “it was just snatch damage”.
My niece told me that a friend’s puppy has had its balls removed. She then whispered “they won’t grow back”. With a smile I replied “are you sure”, her confused look was priceless.
“Carol Decker, helping to distract me from the writers bock”.
My Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have mainly been watching:
“Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad”, (S2, ep 1, 12/01/20. “Cheers”, (S5, ep 2 to ep 12). “Click”, (TX: 11/01/20). “Him & Her”, (S1, ep 3 to ep 6)(S2, ep 1 to ep 4). “King Gary”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 4). “Living With Yourself”, (S1, ep 7). “Lost In Space”, (S2, ep 10). “Louis Theroux’s: Selling Sex”, (TX: 12/01/20). “Only Fools And Horses: Fatal Extraction”, (TX: 25/12/93). “Only Fools And Horses: Heroes And Villains”(TX: 25/12/96). “Only Fools And Horses: If They Could See Us Now”, (TX: 25/12/01). “Only Fools And Horses: Modern Men”, (TX: 25/12/96). “Only Fools And Horses: Sleepless In Peckham”, (25/12/03). “Only Fools And Horses: Time On Our Hands”, (TX: 25/12/96). “The Goes Wrong Show”, (S1, ep 3). “The Graham Norton Show”, (S26, ep 13, TX: 10/01/20). “The Impossible”, (2012). “The Sky At Night: Beginners Guide”, (TX: 12/01/20). “The Tuckers”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 3). “Timeless”, (S2, ep 2 to ep 10). “Wisting”, (S1, ep 5 to ep 6).
Doctor Who Watched This Week:
“The Dalek Masterplan”, (S3, Prod Code V)( ep 5, Counter Point, TX: 11/12/65)(ep 6, Coronas Of The Sun, LC Recon, TX: 18/12/65)(ep 7, The Feast Of Steven, LC Recon, 25/12/65)(ep 8, Volcano, LC Recon, TX: 01/01/66)(ep 9, Golden Death, LC Recon, TX: 08/01/66)(ep 10, Escape Switch,TX: 15/01/66)(ep 11, The Abandoned Planet, LC Recon, TX: 22/01/66)(ep 12, Destruction Of Time, LC Recon, TX: 29/01/66)(Loose Cannon, Interview Jean Marsh, Terry Nations’ The Destroyers (Planned Spinoff)(Dec 03)
“The Massacre Of St Bartholomew’s Eve”, (S3, Prod Code W)(Loose Cannon Intro & Outro, Nov 2001)(ep 1, War Of God, LC Recon, TX: 05/02/66)(ep 2, The Sea Beggar, LC Recon,TX: 12/02/66)(ep 3, Priest Of Death, LC Recon, TX: 19/02/66)(ep 4, Bell Of Doom, LC Recon, TX: 26/02/66)(Loose Cannon Interview Donald Tosh, Nov 2001).
“The Ark”, (S3, Prod Code X)(ep 1, The Steel Sky, TX: 05/03/66)(ep 2, The Plauge, TX: 12/03/66).
“Orphan 55”, (S38/S12, ep 3, TX: 12/01/20).
This week I have mainly been listening to:
“Daddy Look At Me”, (S2, ep 12, 16/01/20). “Iain Lee (Highlights”, (10/01, 13/01, 14/01, 15/01, 16/01/20). “In Poor Taste”, (ep 112, 12/01/20). “LBC: Mystery Hour”, (02/01/20). “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 127, 17/01/20). “Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (11/01, 17/01/20). “Strange Times”, (ep 330, 11/01/20). “The All New Angelos And Barry Podcast”, (11/01/20). “The Cold War”, (Trailer, 17/01/20). “The Old Doctor Who Podcast”, (ep 45, 19/07/17)(ep 46, 09/08/17)(ep 47, 30/08/17)(ep 48, 20/09/17)(ep 49, 11/10/17)(Mini ep 2, 23/10/17)(ep 50, 01/11/17)(ep 51, 22/11/17)(ep 52, 13/12/17)(ep 53, 02/01/18). “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (13/01/20). “The Rabbit Hole”, (ep 94, 09/01/20)(ep 95, 14/01/20)(ep 96, 16/01/20). “The Skewer”, (BBC Radio 4)(S1, ep 2, 13/01/20). “The Skewer: Podcast”, (BBC Radio 4)(Welcome To The Skewer, 15/01/20)(S1,ep 1 & ep 2, 16/01/20). “Morrissey”, “U2”, “Baby Bird”, “Elbow”, “Green Day”, “T-Rex”, “Pulp”, “The Who”, “Biffy Clyro”, “Kings Of Leon”, “T’Pau”, “Duran Duran”.