Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East London (Popping out for a short walk, once a day).
Week 302 Saturday 28th March until Friday 3rd April 2020.
Lockdown, Week Deux.
Working from home, I have realised that there is a problem with a group of local hooligans. The bird feeder full of nuts is being attacked by a couple of squirrels. Until this week I had only seen one, but all this week there have been two travelling in a pair. One would wait on the fence patiently as the other gripped the metal frame containing the nuts as several birds looking on in frustration. I am surprised that they haven’t ganged up on the mammals and fought them off.
“Please print, and put on your lamppost”.
At the start of the week when I tap on the window the culprits would run away. As the week progressed the gangster rodents have become more and more confident realising that I can’t do anything watching them through the window. By Wednesday I was rattling the doorknob, which had an effect the first couple of occasions. But once again, there not stupid and soon ignored me. On Thursday I started down tools and go outside to chase Laurel and Hardy away. Once they reach the bottom of the garden they sat on the fence and just stare back at me. Even though I have a bigger and supposedly more intelligent brain, reading this I suspect you know who was really in control of the situation.
“And they keep coming back. MOZ removing the feeder”.
As a result, I have temporarily removed the feeder, I got great satisfaction (is that pathetic, to feel like a winner against a couple of squirrels) watching them return to find nothing. Don’t worry we have other feeders for our feathered friends, that at the time of writing this naughty pair haven’t attacked yet. One good thing about this situation is that the birds are now nibbling at the fat balls which they normally ignore; I spent good money on a huge tub!
“Little Fatty, from next door just waiting for Brekkie”.
Who would have though working from home would be so dramatic?
“Rubbish that i doodled while at work, coloured after 5pm).
And Now For Something Completely Different……
“A high status, snobby fruit”.
Have you ever thought of the faffiness (if this is not a word, then I want it to trend and be used as much as other words/phrases that until recently no one ever thought of or used, such as “social distancing” or “self-isolation”) of fruit.
“So very faffy”.
It was while watched a friend peel/prepare a pineapple that I started to think. If fruit could talk I imagine that a pineapple would consider itself to be very high status, upper class, looking down on everything else in the aisle because of the faffiness around it. It’s the uneducated very lower class Grapes I feel sorry for, let not mention the seedless ones (they probably don’t get many mentions on a daily basis through the crates and shelves in the fruit and veg section of the supermarket).
Reading the above there is a possibility I should to get out more than once a day, but due to the current government recommendation that’s not going to happen. I feel sorry for my friend and the Hamster I live with, if the authorities are reading they may need to be extracted soon to preserve there sanity. Oh by the way the pineapple was lovely, but they really are just so faffy.
“Thanks MOZ for the lovely Omlette”.
My tipsy friend asked if I needed a something to put my Boombay mix. She meant Bombay mix.
“Spotted while out on my one walk a day. You never know when you might need one”.
The phrase “gusty flaps” has made me laugh a lot over the course of the week. I’ll leave it to your smutty imagination as to what it means. It’s very innocent, honest.
“The last time i was on the tube a few weeks ago. Messing around with filters. Dont worry.”.
Spoke to a man on the phone who mentioned that that after his name was an apostrophe (it hadn’t been put there by myself). I did notice it, but just thought it was dirt on my screen (Yes, I removed it).
“Chewie, makes everything feel better”.
Noticed a few times while typing the date I was putting 30 as in 2030. I didn’t correct it; I like the idea of screwing with future digital archaeologist minds.
“My office in the corner of the Living room, has looked a lot like this over the week”.
My Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have mainly been watching:
“Alma’s Not Normal: Alma’s Guide To Life”, (YouTube)(TX: 02/04/20). “Carry On Sergeant”, (1958). “Carry On, Constable”, (1960). “Carry On, Nurse”, (1959). “Carry On, Regardless”, (1960). “Carry On, Teacher”, (1959). “Cheers”, (S11, ep 9 to ep 18). “Chicken Shop Date: Comic Relief (2019): This Country”, (YouTube)(TX: 15/03/19). “Death In Paradise”,(S3, ep 1 to ep 6). “Feel Good”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 3). “Have I Got News For You”, (S59, ep 1, TX: 03/04/20). “How To Make”, (S1, ep 1, TX: 02/04/20). “Jimmy Kimmel’s Quarantine Monologue: Samuel l Jackson”, (YouTube)(01/04/20). “Jimmy Kimmel’s Quarantine Monologue: Trump Tribute & Last Minute April Fools Prank”, (YouTube)(01/04/20). “Mike Skipper, Live”, (FaceBook)(28/03/20). “National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Guvnors”, (Original TX: 15/09/11)(Repeat TX: 02/04/20). “Mr Winner”, (S1, ep 1 to ep 3). “Red Dwarf: Promised Land”, (DAVE)(1st Five Mins)(TX: 03/04/20). “Stacey Dooley Investigates: Spycam Sex Criminals”, (TX: 01/04/20). “The Break”, (BBC Northern Ireland)(TX: 09/09/19). “The Fall”, (BBC Short Film)(27/10/19). “The Great Celebrity Bake Off For SU2C”, (S3, ep 4, TX: 31/03/20). “This Country: Season 3 Bloopers”, (23/03/20). “The Mash Report”, (S4, ep 1, TX: 03/04/20).
Doctor Who Watched This Week:
“The Mind Of Evil”, (S8, Prod Code FFF)(ep 4, TX: 20/02/71)(ep 5, TX: 27/02/71)(ep 6, TX: 06/03/71).
“The Claws Of Axos”, (S8, Prod Code GGG)(ep 1, TX: 13/03/71)(ep 2, TX 20/03/71)(ep 3, TX: 27/03/71)(ep 4, TX: 03/04/71)(BBC Bonus: “Deleted And Extended Scenes, Directing Who – Michael Ferguson, Now And Then, Reverse Standard Conversion – The Axon Legacy”, 22/10/12).
“Colony In Space”, (S8, Prod Code HHH)(ep 1, TX: 10/04/71)(ep 2, TX: 17/04/71)(ep 3, TX: 24/04/71)(ep 4, TX: 01/05/71)(ep 5, TX: 08/05/71)(ep 6, 15/05/71).
“The Daemon”, (S8, Prod Code JJJ)(ep 1, TX: 22/05/71)(ep 2, TX:29/05/71)(ep 3, TX: 05/06/71).
This week I have mainly been listening to:
“13 Minutes To The Moon (BBC World Services), (S2, ep 4, 30/03/20). “Blood On The Tracks”, (06/06/19)(13/06/19). “Brian And Roger”, (01/04/20). “Brian Gittens And Friends: The Greatest Film And TV Quizzer Of The World – Co-Vid19”, (30/03/20). “CNN, Coronavirus: Fact Vs Fiction”, (ep 21, 28/03/20)(ep 22, 30/03/20)(ep 23, 31/03/20)(ep 24, 01/04/20)(ep 25, 02/04/20)(ep 26, 03/04/20). “Daddy Look At Me”, (ep 5, 02/04/20). “Gossipmongers”, (S3, ep 2, 30/03/20). “Iain Lee (Bonus)”, (27/03/20). “Iain Lee (Highlights)”, (29/03, 30/03, 31/03, 01/04/20). “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 138, 03/04/20). “Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (26/01/19)(28/03/20). “Rule Of Three”, (S5, ep 10, 02/04/20). “Soundtracking With Edith Bowman”, (ep 187, 27/03/20)(ep 188, 03/04/20). “Talking Bottom”, (S4, ep 1, 01/04/20). “The Adam Buxton Podcast”, (ep 117, 31/03/20). “The All New Angelos And Barry Podcast”, (28/03, 2630/03, 31/03, 03/0420). “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (23/03/20). “The Old Doctor Who Podcast”, (ep 92, 01/04/20). “What’s Your Problem? With Nick Abbot And Carol McGiffin”, (S1, ep 12, 30/03/20). “Morrissey”, “Smiths”, “Kate Bush”, “Matt Lucas”, “The Cranberries”, “David Bowie”, “ABC”, “Shed Seven”, “Starsailor”, “The B-52’s”.