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Complaining, Crabbing,Caterwauling...

Exhaustion, Allergies And TV...
comicbookguy
crazycrone
Great struggle to get out of bed, but it was my kind of day, earlier; fresh and cloudy. It's getting humid, though, and I'm itching all over. I wonder if all those lime trees downstairs have anything to do with it? That strong, sickly smell really does me in, and gets me supersneezy.
I'm about halfway through the latest OITNB series. I'm still enjoying it, all in all, but I'm afraid it may have jumped the shark. It never was exactly true to life, but these 'riot' antics are way over the top.
Really quite displeased that Peter Capaldi is now finished with the Doctor. I even felt a trifle sniffly at tonight's episode. (He finishes regenerating at Christmas.) Still haven't guessed the new embodiment, but can't imagine anyone being as good, really.




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Glumph...
dot cotton
crazycrone
I'm in a right old state. I couldn't get up yesterday, and didn't exercise, although it wasn't raining (quite) in the morning. It's
been actually raining for most of today, and I have to wait in until the sink-unblocking man arrives later (when?). (The bathroom sinks on my side of the building have never drained properly in all the 30+ years I've lived here. Surely that ain't healthy, not to mention the inconvenience.) The council says they can't fix them without tearing the place apart...
I'm feeling super-depressed all the time; can't get enough sleep, and the place is really squalid. My leg is giving me great gyp, too.
Still spaced out from the amazing episode 8 of TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN. I think I have to watch it again soon. Evidently it's TWO weeks before the next ep, too. Bah.
BROKEN continues to be painful but excellent viewing. It's sooo sad...
EASTENDERS is really boring these days, but I was rather upset by poor old Dot falling over Dave the cat, and lying there moaning feebly,overnight,  unheard by chum  Patrick, the only one to check on her, until Sonia appeared and let herself it. I suppose I'll be like that, but I ain't got a Sonia, or a Patrick, for that matter...*Whinge*


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Close Shave...
Twitch Bugs
crazycrone
Nearly got killed yesterday, though my own idiocy...I am usually over- cautious, if anything. about crossing the street. Yesterday, though, I was tired of being frustrated by the FUBARd lights on Wandsworth Rd. It really seemed very quiet...As I started across, though, A car came speeding around the corner, forcing me to hop forward, right into the path of a motorscooter driven  by an old trout about my age, who managed to scream to a halt inches from me 'Excuse ME!' she bawled indignantly, as I scuttled away apologising. I was really shaken; still spooks me to think of it. What an eejit I am!
VERSAILLES series 2 came to a lively conclusion last night. Really enjoyed it, this time.
Another week of miserable events,many people killed in various areas, and another cultural treasure obliterated by IS.
I certainly was relieved to get my new G2 form, though (for help with paying thre dentist, optician, etc.) I was sure they'd decide I was no longer eligible. Now, there's no actual reason for this, I just always think they'll drop me just for torture purposes. It seems to happen to so many, alas. A heartfelt thank you to the powers that be.

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Why, This Is Hell...
meltman
crazycrone
Yesterday was the hottest day since the sizzling summer of '76...I remember how horrific that was, and how lucky I was. ..I was working at the time as an 'au pair' for some crazy rich people in Hadley Wood. They had a proper swimming pool, which, for some reason, they hardly used, even in the heat. When I was off duty, it was MINE! It got me through that blazing hell season.
It's only June, still, and I'm really afraid it's going to be another summer like that one. I was young and strong, then, dunno if I can cope, now. I barely survived yeasterday, and yet another restless night.
Blessed relief this morning, although it's still sulty and nasty to my taste. I was able to exercise, go to the supermarket, and pootle around a bit before flaking out.
They probably shouldn't let depressives watch BROKEN, but grim as it is, it's too good to miss. Sean Bean is terrific. You  can really feel 'Michael''s anguish. (as if I needed any extra...) I've always reckoned when he gets a chance to do 'serious, non-genre  stuff, he's an excellent actor, and he really should pick up a few gongs for this one.
Watched the last ep of the current BETTER CALL SAUL, which I'm also really liking. Looks like we may have lost a favourite character, damn it. but who knows? BTW, am I the only one who has strangely likey feelings for the terrifying Gus Fring?

Misheard Lyrics, etc...
screamsun
crazycrone
I have always thought the refrain 'j'ai guru dev om'  in John Lennon's Across the Universe was 'Kangaroo days-'
I only discovered it wasn't when it was playing on TV with the subtitles on, LAST NIGHT!
It's just after four, and must be around 33 degrees in here. I've watched the latest episodes of AMERICAN GODS and TWIN PEAKS. Every time I stand up I feel giddy. Ungh...It doesn't look like it's going to get bearable for a few more days, at least.

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Tragedies, We Got 'Em...
sadbart
crazycrone
I'm haunted by the dreadful fire this morning  in the North Kensington Grenfell tower block. The hellish images of the whole huge structure burning up will be causing nightmares galore, as will the thought of trapped tenants having to make the hideous choice of roasting to death or splattering on the ground below. Twelve confirmed dead so far, many missing, many injured, and many more homeless and having lost all their posessions. Heaven help everyone.
Forgot to mention a few of the TV series I'm bingeing on these days. THE HANDMAID'S TALE is excellent, and as of episode three, getting kinda scary.  Jimmy McGovern's BROKEN boasts a fine performance from Sean Bean, as a good priest in a miserable, impoverished parish. It's pretty upsetting, actually. BETTER CALL SAUL remains irresistible, with great performances from the whole cast of complex, interesting characters.
Dental dreariness again this morning. He discovered that a tooth with a 'very small' filling is going to need a crown, possibly involving root canal. Mother of Mercy! All this is in aid of preparing my gob for the implants. With any luck, though, I don't have to go back until August, now.
I carried on up the road to get a pedicure for the summer. My feet are grotesque enough without being all unkempt. There were several other women being 'done', inspire no doubt, ny the hot weather settling in. They all seemed to have small, tidy, nice-looking feet (well, as nice as feet get-), even the ones as old as I am. Mine are exceptionally bizarre. but they look a bit better now.
The pollen was terrible, and I was going to skip exercise, what with the dental torture and everything, too, but after the pedicure, and massage chair experience, I managed to get through it all,slowly and feebly, but I was able to smugly congratulate myself for making the effort at all. ( It was stinking hot and humid. Bah.)

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Stuff I'm Watching...
comicbookguy
crazycrone
I thought the first episode of the thriller PAULA was interesting, but by the end I had no idea what the hell was going on.
VERSAILLES continues to be glitzily entertaining with very little historical versilimitude.
I've seen the first hectic episode of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's new season. Should be good.
TWIN PEAKS, AMERICAN GODS and FARGO remain engrossing. I've dipped into BIG BROTHER now and then but it's too much even for me, nowadays. Wotta bunch of eejits. It always draws you in eventually, though.
CARDINAL isn't all that riveting, but it's OK, and there are the odd 'scenes you might find disturbing' to keep you awake. Secateurs and fingers...
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Week of Weirdness...
indy thought
crazycrone
It seems things get stranger by the day, although there's some relief from grimness in the election results. although it's just a tiny flicker of hope... It wasgood to see that so many young people got out and voted.
Finished watching season 5 of US HOUSE OF CARDS. It's still excellent, but life in general, especially amongst political folk, has become so mad, over the last few years, that the evil antics of the demonic Underwoods now sometimes seem almost genteel.
Has Hilary Mantell had some work done? She looks quite different, somehow.
I never did get my RADIO TIMES this week, and sent them a grumpy geriatric email.
The other day I went to see WONDER WOMAN, which was reasonably entertaining, although it dragged a bit in the middle, and I nodded off for a few minutes. There were a number of children there, and it was nice to see them being exposed to rockem sockem action women. I wish there had been stuff like that around when I was a kid... I sometimes read WW comics, but mostly in the sappy era when she seemed to concentrate mostly on juggling her drippy suitors, Steve Trevor and Manno, a Paradise Island merman! I don't recall her havin a sword, either. DC Amazons were against killing. They'd just tie the baddies up good and proper (chortle) and hand them to the law to be rehabilitated.
On the way to the cinema, a poor old demented woman reeking of urine shuffled up and asked me to help her across the road. I was in so much arthritis pain myself, I was afraid I'd fall on her. I didn't, but the claggy stench of piss seemed to cling to me for hours. Oh well, I'll be like that soon, I suppose, if I live that song.

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Blow, Winds...
crazycrone
Whoa, it was a dark and stormy night all right. Thank gods I got that window shut before it hit. It's rained most of today, too, which we really need. It also gave me an excuse to skip exercise. Heh. Had to go to the bloody dentist, though, and must go back next week. This is gonna be a real drag. (The inplant thing-)
Had my usual crabbycrone attack because RADIO TIMES didn't arrive, It's in the shops, dammit...
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Another Day, Another Disaster...
verklemt
crazycrone
Bloody Hell, another terrorist (?) incident; not far away from here, at all. It's been another horror-heavy week, with the Kabul bombings, the Manila casino fire, etc. No rest for this weary, fucked-up world.
Yesterday, I felt so overwhelmed by lassitude, I actually slept most of the afternoon, then went to bed early. I knew nothing about this latest tragedy, until about 4 AM, when Moon jumped on the bed and roused me.
R Next Door, of course, was railing against the horrors of London, and how this wouldn't happen in Austria (!) etc.
She was also giving me the hump about how I could never possibly go down this path to  collect Fossie the spaniel, to come play with her dogs, claiming even she has to turn sideways, and I would have to lift all my fat up and twist it around, although I probably would get stuck even then.  Later, I had to try it, and found I could get down to Fossie's gate, with very little difficulty. I wonder why she needs to say this shit?
Further trivial annoyance...I used to watch the crazy ancient films of Talking Pictures quite often, but it vanished. Now it's back, but HD only, it seems. I tried to record some gems they had on yesterday: FIRE MAIDENS FROM OUTER SPACE, DEMENTIA 13, and the splendid GORGO, but ended up with a load of pixellation. Feck!

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