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A Bit Of Bluster...
nanageddon
crazycrone
Agonising exercising in the park this morning, except when it got a bit cloudy and a few feeble raindrops came down, Later, though, it freshened up a bit and got very windy up here. Now I'm distressed because the bedroom window is stuck open!
Sympathies extended to all those who were trying to fly BA which was grounded by an IT failure. Travellers just can't win nowadays.
Ah well, nearly DOCTOR WHO time.

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Flamin' Hell...
crazycrone
Fuckin' Ada! I've lost my debit card and at least £25 cash! I've looked and looked and it's really gone. Well, I can only hope the money is found by someone who needs it. (But I bloody need it Wah!) It's weird; coins and everything gorn. How did I manage that?
Haven't been getting much sleep the last few humid nights, and I'm feeling sickly, with the heat and hay fever. not to mention the achin' joints.
Saw the first 2 episodes of the new TWIN PEAKS, which is very, very slow indeed, and I've little idea what was going on,but that's to be expected. There were a few grotesque, rather scary, surreal apparitions, which were good.
Checked out the new Dutch thriller BLACK WIDOW, which wasn't particularly interesting. The only character I rather liked was the heroine's hangdog hubby, who won't be back, unless there are a lot of flashbacks. Don't know if I'll bother sticking with it.
Getting around is now an even greater pain in the arse, as the 87 bus doesn't go to Aldwych for the forseeable future, only Horse Guards. Bum. Quite a few other routes are also on long-term diversion.

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Hoo Boy...
suesleep
crazycrone
In addition to the joint pain, I seem to wake up every morning with a feeling of total despair. Exercising is very difficult, but does help a bit for twenty minutes or so, then gloom  descends again. Bum.
I got to the Cartoon Museum to see the Inking Woman show the other day. It was very interesting, with some artists I didn't know, in addition to the usual crowd. I didn't know that a woman drew Rupert the Bear. I was asked a few questions for what, I don't know. Ithink they wanted to have a record of all the artists. I was in great shape, of course, hoarse, snuffly, dressed in rags, and totally brainfogged. Oh well, whaddyagonnado?
R Next Door insists that I injured Peppi, who is limping, when he jumped at the door as I was entering the vets'. As if I'd do it deliberately!  I couldn't bloody see inside, and was struggling with the complaining Moon in the Petmobil. Still, I feel like I should contribute, if he has to have treatment. Lula is dreadfully thin, now, but seems in good spirits.
Another pretty good DOCTOR WHO last night. I'm so peeved that Peter Capaldi  is leaving. Best Doctor in years.
It looks like a fair amount of good stuff will be on TV over the sport season, thank heaven. We have more AMERICAN GODS and BETTER CALL SAUL, with new series of OITNB and HOUSE OF CARDS coming up, plu (drool) GOT and...TWIN PEAKS!
There was a little fete downstairs in the dog park, but it was rubbish. Even the children weren't interested.

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'Sunshine And Showers'...
greenman
crazycrone
Great relief this morning to find the air a bit fresher and cooler. Yesterday was unbearable. Glad of the rain, though. Boy, did we need it.
I've always had a thing for Breton stripes, and they're very much 'in' this year, so I've been stocking up on T-shirts despite R Next Door's despair at fat people wearing horozontal stripes. Hey, at least I get long sleeves, if possible, so that the world won't be horrified by the swathes of loose crinkly flesh on my shrunken old arms.
My left shoulder is more painful than it's ever been; can barely move at all, even with Tramadol. Managed to bleach my head bristles, though.
Watched a travelogue about St Petersburg on TV the other night, and now I'm longing to go again, before my money is entirely gone, which will be soon, so it will surely be my last 'big' trip. I wish I could get a travelling companion, though.
Latest book on the go is yet another biog on a golden age theatrical, Ralph Richardson.

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Sweaty and Grumpy...
screamsun
crazycrone
Vile night; so humid and stuffy; kept waking up. Today was slimy and sweaty,relieved a bit by light cloud and a slight  breeze. I decided to escape by going to see ALIEN: COVENANT. Wow, it was brilliant. I won't say anything about the story, but it looked wonderful, had a decent 'grown-up' script, a solid cast, and the sound was excellent, too, underlying the creepiness. I do suggest seeing it on the big screen. There was a lack of serious 'jump' moments, which I suppose is inevitable, when everyone knows by now what happens when some poor soul gets infected. Still, quite gory and spooky. Best fillum I've seen in a few months.
I'm able to scan doodles at present, but LJ won't accept them. Maybe it's the horrendous humidity.
So, here's a pic of young Stewart Granger in a 40's CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA, flashing hairy armpits throughout in a wide selection of frighteningly lurid mini-togas. I stumbled onto it on London Live. It's a weird film, with dreamlike colour and atmosphere, starring a peeping Vivien Leigh as teen Cleopatra, Claude Rains a rather good Caesar, and a lot of well-known faces, (Flora Robson, Stanley Holloway.Michael Rennie, Leo Genn, etc.) in support. Worth seeing just for its oddity.


Miracle Dawg...
buddhalaff
crazycrone
When I last saw old Lula, Thursday, I didn't think she'd last the night. R Next Door was unreachable, so I reckoned Lula had passed. Today, after treatment for her latest affliction, pancreatitis,  she was walking around the park, quite chirpy. Astounding.
Another bloody dental visit yesterday ,and I have to go back next week for a filling, with probable implant horrors and expense pending. Guh.
That OJ: MADE IN AMERICA  documentary series (five 90-minute episodes!) is very surprisingly riveting. It covers a lot of US social history, attitudes to race, etc, in addition to the tragic tale.
Some scum bubble set fire to a bench in the dog park, and made it unusable. Why oh why?

Icumen In...
badtzprone
crazycrone
Oh nooo, it's proper humidly warm, now. I'm in fear of the 'hottest summer ever' tabloid threats, and it's so incredibly bloody dry already. There's a man in the park who stands by as his dog pees on all the exercise equipment, too, which is infuriating. I'll have to take a water bottle downstairs tomorrow to rinse some of the stink off. More pleasantly, the parakeets are back.
Binged on several BETTER CALL SAUL episodes.
I liked CHARLES III. I read that the stage play is about an hour longer.Would like to see a full version.
Things are looking bleak again for poor old Lula. I was confused, yesterday as I wheeled Moon into the vet surgery, to be leapt on by Peppi. R Next Door had brought Lula in a while before. Poor old dawg was lying on a rug, stinking the place out and looking dreadful. She's got pancratitis, now, and they're trying to sort her out, but I think this really could be The End.
My damn cell phone's lost again. I've been searching for it for a couple of weeks, now. I so seldom use it, but you really need to have one. Bum

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Tedium Tuesday...
groke
crazycrone
Made a vet appointment for Moon to have her blood checked on Thursday. Fingers crossed all is well.
Bit of a kerfuffle in Sainsbury's Nine Elms yesterday. A topless skinhead in an altered state was cutting up rough at the top of the escators. Three cops and several staff were trying to get him under control. It was rather scary.
Finished watching THE HATEFUL EIGHT, which was pretty stupid. I probably shouldn't have liked it but I did. People who get worked up about bloody violence, 'very strong language', and frequent racist and sexist verbal abuse in fiction probably should give it a miss, though.
I also saw SPOTLIGHT, a very worthy, but rather tedious story about the determined journalists in Boston who blew the whistle on decades of sexual abuse in schools by an amazing number of RC priests, which inspired many other investigations.
Shocking, really, and more stuff is coming out all the time, but IMO. it didn't make for a particularly gripping film.
No RADIO TIMES in the post today. Bah.

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05-05-16
comicbookguy
crazycrone
THE LAST KINGDOM 2 ended on an action-packed note, with a high body count (Alas!) I'm still impressed by how much the series has improved.
VERSAILLES continues a laugh a minute. Even weirder than the dramatic antics are those two historians (?) who simper and gibber for a few minutes at the end of each episode. What are they on?
I started to watch Tarranrino's THE HATEFUL EIGHT, which is very long, but, so far not bad. Reminds me a bit of THE REVENANT, with its wintry atmosphere. Good cast, too.
The election results were grim, if not surprising. We could well end up with a Tory landslide next month. Heaven help us.
Still struggling to do the simplest of chores, paperwork, etc. My lurgy seems to be almost gone, though.
In addition to my usual TV and DVD watching, I've been reading one of those showbiz biographies I'm shamefully addicted to, IN SPITE OF MYSELF, a memoir by Chrsitopher Plummer. It's over 700 pages! He's a proper luvvie, with an enviable amount of self-esteem, a tendency to refer to all and sundry as 'dear so-and-so', etc. However, I can't help but vicariously enjoy all the olden days high life,hobnobbing with all sorts of legends, exotic travel, sex galore, etc. To top it off, Mr Plummer, now in his late 80's, is still absurdly handsome. Life is sooo unfair. Fap!

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The scanner is totally out of my control, now. Bah.

Fang Fear...
inlandempire
crazycrone
Well, since I can't tolerate the discomfort of dentures, I really need to get at least two implants to keep my remaining teeth in order. My dentist is currently in training with a specialist, and has offered to do the job for half price, a bit over £1000 each, plus a bone graft! It will be ruinous financially, but I really want to keep the few teeth I have left. It's frightening as well, although he says there should be no pain, I don't trust him (or ANY dentist...) It's a lengthy business and all.
My cold's clearing up, anyway, unless getting chilled to the bone in the park this morning gives me a relapse.

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