Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Unfinished Business.

“I am absurdly masculine” I think to myself, despite all physical evidence to the contrary.

I have just fixed my shower all by myself and am feeling very impressive, despite the whole process involving little more than unscrewing a knackered shower-head and screwing a new-one in it’s place. In my defence I had to figure-out this solution, source the replacement, successfully and correctly purchase the new shower-head without looking like a complete buffoon and then faff about fixing-it up.

Such things are not my forte.

But now it’s fixed, after my spending nearly two months showering under a lacklustre stream of kitten piss because I couldn’t be chewed to do anything more about it. I’d have just had baths but I’m not allowed for fear I may die doing so (a real thing) so I had little choice.

Additionally I finished re-reading Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy. I started it again to help me sleep, realised it really wasn’t very good but couldn’t give-up. But I slept.

This reduces my pile of reading material to Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell (terrible TERRIBLE author but signed by my grandmother and given to me by my mother who adores it) and We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.

I finished watching - after several months – the fourth series of Homeland on VHS of all things (it still works for recording stuff), and adored the final episode. As a result found myself briefly falling-in love with the actress Claire Danes. This vanished very quickly when I realised I was actually in love with her character Carrie Mathison which is a VERY BAD THING.

This also wore off.

And also a lady with whom I’d become very fond of informs me she’d fallen-in love with someone else. I have mixed-feelings but am pleased for her.

My love of 1990s television show Moonlighting remained undiminished despite my inability to watch the final two episodes of the two-series box-set my mother bought me for Christmas two years ago. Oh it was just too good. I’ve not watched it yet.     

Additional to all of this I finally sort-out the SCART sockets/leads round the back of my telly/VCR/DVD/Freeview box.

An odd week.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like you are getting ready to begin something big, since you've wrapped everything there up so neatly. Will you be traveling?

An American Ghost

11:54 pm  
Anonymous looby said...

Cranford? Awful? I've just chosen this as our book club's book to read for April! I found it a great story about genteel poverty and keeping up a front despite having no money or status with which to do it.

Bummer about the lady you were fond of. They have a habit of doing that.

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5:51 am  
Blogger Tired Dad said...

AAG: Welcome back. No, nothing exciting I'm afraid. I'll be around.

Loob: It's possible I'm still biased after reading the same author's Mary Barton which is genuinely one of the worst novels of the nineteenth century. And the 'lady friend' situation is just fine.

lee woo: Fuck off, eh?

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