Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in East London.
Week 357 Saturday 17th until Friday 23rdApril 2021.
I am of an age where I am still in control of how and where I want to sit down. By this I mean I see a location, and then in a calm and steady manor my lardy arse is positioned on the imaginary X that marks the spot. These last few weeks everything changed with my left foot in a cast and using the power of crutches. I see the spot and have to rely on gravity, hoping that the landing is as soft as expected. These last couple of week I really could have used the Sky Crane system that NASA recently used for the second time to successfully land a rover (Perseverance) on Mars. The way I have been sitting down recently is what you expect from someone 20 or more years older than I am.
Sadly I haven’t had contact with my three nephews and niece so the cast has not been covered in graffiti. It’s remained as white as it was when it had been applied. This all changed last Sunday while attempting to water plants on a window sill, when I knocked over a small plastic cup that I fill with water while attempting to paint. The small amount of pistachio coloured liquid landed on the cast (damn you gravity!) and soaked in the plaster before I was able to do anything. I won’t lie I really was very annoyed with my normal general incompetence after keeping the cast looking like it had been freshly applied. The only good thing was the colour wasn’t red because that would have looked like blood, brown far too much like shiz and yellow as If I had pissed myself.
In the end all was fine, because when I visited the fracture clinic later this week the cast was removed and has been replaced with a boot (that reminds constantly of Spock’s hover boots in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) which I can take off at night and when I want a shower. The Dr did comment on the greenish stain, which I really tried to not bring too much attention to. If some people can claim an unmade bed is art, I could have said it was a portable art project I was working on. I didn’t and changed the subject as quickly as possible.
I return in three week, fingers crossed all is going to be good, because I have a couple of events coming in June and July that I intend on getting both legs fully immersed in water. Plus I would like to drive myself to the locations.
Finally while being wheeled around the hospital in a wheel chair (my friend drove very well, only colliding with doors and wedging me in corner a couple of times) I tried to assist my friend by grabbing hold of a plastic rail (wall guard) that ran along the middle of the wall to aid our locomotion in the opposite direction. The rail was probably about 4 to 5 inches in height (maybe 1 or 2 inches wide). When my friend pushed the chair towards the exit, the rail stayed in my hand as it came off the wall. We stopped looked at each other in shock and could only laugh. Luckily no one was around to see this vandalism to NHS property, as we passed a row of empty chairs I gently left the hard plastic behind. Next time I visit I won’t need the chair, and will definitely keep away from the walls and all rails.
I had to suppress a chuckle as I spoke to a lovely person with the surname of a popular tall hairy character from Star Wars. I wanted to say something because I am a huge fan of the films (especially Episodes IV to VI). Of course I didn’t, but I did wonder if they had been teased all their life. Of course as soon as the call was over, I did mention the name to my friend the other side of the living room who is also a lifelong fan of the movies.
Also work related, asked a man (nicely, but sternly) to stop shouting at me on the phone. It was only 9,30am; I told him it was far too early to be that angry and upset. He did apologise before he ended the call, hopefully he had a good rest of day after he calmed down.
My Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have watched:
“BBC News Channel”, (TX: 17/04/21). “Blakes 7”, (S1, ep 5 & ep 6). “Click”, (17/04/21). “Coherence”, (2013). “Festival Of Funny: Asparagus Tips, Girls Night, Mondeo, Mum Of The Year, Powerwash (I Love You), Princess De Woking, Straight Faces, The Procedure, Verisimilitude, W(*)nk Wiggle”, (TX: 06/03/21).
“Inanimate”, (2015). “Mike Skipper Coming Out Of Lockdown Quiz”, (FaceBook)(TX: 10/04/21). “Not Going Out”, (S10, ep 4 to ep 6) (Halloween Special, TX: 30/09/19) (“Driving Home For Crimbum”, TX: 24/12/19) (“Resolutions”, TX: 30/12/20). “Releasing A Stranded Octopus And It Thanked Me”, (YouTube) (08/08/13). “Revenge”, (S2, ep 9 to ep 22) (S3, ep 1 to ep 9). “Shutter”, (2008). “Star Trek (The Original Series)”, (S2, ep 6 to ep 8). “Star Wars: Episode II: Attack Of The Clones”, (2002). “Stephens King: A Good Marriage ”, (2015). “Stowaway”, (2021). “Taskmaster”, (S11 (S2 on C4), ep 6, TX: 21/04/21). “The Graham Norton Show”, (S28, ep 24, TX: 16/04/21). “The Great British Sewing Bee”, (S7, ep 2, TX: 21/04/21).
Gerry Anderson Watched This Week:
“Space 1999”, (S2, ep 20, TX: 18/08/77).
NASA TV Watched Live This Week:
“Ingenuity First Powered Flight On Mars, Mission Control (Live)”, (TX: 19/04/21). “Ingenuity, Post Flight Briefing/Press Conference (Live)”, (TX: 19/04/21). “NASA/Space X, Crew 2, Launch (Live)”, (23/04/21).
This week I have listening to:
“A legitimate Salvage”, (ep 24, 03/03/20)(ep 25, 19/03/20)(ep 26, 15/04/20). “Anglophilia”, (S1, ep 1, 06/06/18)(S5, ep 5, 16/06/20). “Betamax Video Club”, (ep 53, 08/08/19). “Box Of Delights”, (S1, ep 8, 13/09/19). “Coronavirus Global Update”, (BBC World Service) (17/04/21) (18/04/21) (19/04/21) (20/04/21) (21/04/21) (22/04/21) (23/04/21). “Doctor Who”, (TeeVee)(The Return Of Doctor Mysterio, 26/12/16 (S10, ep 1, 16/04/17). “Game Of Thrones”, (TeeVee)(S5, ep 7, 25/05/15). “Griefcast”, (ep 138, 21/04/21). “Have I Got News For You”, (S61, ep 3, TX: 23/04/21). “NASA: Gravity Assist”, (S5, ep 2, 23/0421). “NASA: Houston We Have A Podcast”, (ep 192, 23/04/21). “Nick Abbot Whole Show”, (17/04/21) (18/04/21) (23/04/21). “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha”, (S1, ep 32, 21/04/21). “Rob Beckett And Josh Widdecombe Lockdown Parenting Hell”, (S2, ep 25, 16/04/21) (ep 26, 20/04/21) (ep 27, 23/04/21). “Space Soldiers Podcast”, (Chapter Six, “Flaming Torch”, 17/04/21). “Star Trek”, (The Incomparable) (Short Trek, #5 Review, 10/10/19) (#6, 19/10/19). “Star Trek Universe Podcast”, (ep 4, 30/10/18) (ep 5, 09/11/18). “The 99p Challenge”, (BBC Radio 4) (22/06/2000) (29/06/2000) (06/07/2000). “The Audio Guide To Babylon 5”, (ep 23, 22/03/15) (Bonus ep, 30/03/15). “The Froth With Rhod Gilbert And Sian Harris”, (S3, ep 10 (ep 35) 20/04/21). “The Nick Abbot Habit”, (19/04/21). “This Week In Time Travel”, (The Incomparable) (Trailer, 22/03/17) (ep 1, 04/04/17) (ep 2, 11/04/17). “Toby Hadoke’s Time Travels – Happy Times And Places”, (“The Chase”, 13.5, 19/04/21) (13.6, 23/4/21). “Vulcan Hello”, (The Incomparable) (Trailer, 25/01/20) (ep 1, 14/11/19) (ep 2, 14/12/19). “WTB”, (S2, ep 11 (ep 33) 23/04/21). “What’s Your Problem With Nick Abbot And Carol Mcgiffin”, (19/04/21).
Songs I enjoyed this week, were by:
“Morrissey”, “Artic Monkey”, “Biffy Clyro”, “Big Country”, “Crowded House”, “Eels”, “Faithless”, “Foo Fighters”, “Garbage”, “James”, “Jamie T”, “Massive Attack”, “Nena”, “Queen”, “Portishead”, “Radiohead”, “Royal Blood”, “Skunk Anansie”, “Stereophonics”, “Supergrass”, “The Lemonheads”, “The Lumineers”, “The Rolling Stones”, “The Wannadies”,
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