Interesting (to me) factoid - Guy Pratt who wrote most of the incidental music to the show played bass guitar on Lemon Jelly's - The Staunton Lick. Just one of the jaw droppingly, achingly hip and just plain old interesting facts you can learn when you hang around with me day to day.
Watched The Cooler, which was superb. And Secret Window, which made me say, "What a load of shit!", to the TV screen. I guessed the ending within about 5 minutes of the film starting. Poop a loop soup, as Booger would say.
Was in hospital last week with a supected appendicitis, although the NHS didn't actually get round to diagnosing anything at all, so it could have been a 1/100 scale spaceship that teleported into my colon from a different dimension and no-one would have been any the wiser. Of course I found some humour in the proceedings, well, more in the people around me. I was in the cardio\thorassic ward - people with scars down their chests to put autopsied corpses to shame.
Throughout the first couple of nights my morphine induced sleep was regularly interrupted by the screaming of an old bloke who the nurses told me later was "confused". Sounded like the sort of "confused" you might be if you were to have an umbrella opened up in your urethra - he didn't sound happy. In fact the combined moans and groans throughout the night and day sounded like a group of disappointed wrestlers playing Resident Evil.
I had a completely irrational craving for a strawberry Opal fruit. Sarah brought me in a Starburst, but it didn't quite hit the spot.
The most surreal daytime TV I saw was for a programme on bungalows on the south coast - very scary. Loads of mentalists showing you round their hovels. One biddy said of her 10ft square front room, "I wouldn't want anything bigger, you know like a mansion (like you've got an option!), because they're too impersonal. I like it nice and cosy". Oh yeah, stretch your feet out when you're sitting on the couch and melt the end of your slippers on the 3-bar fire; move the furniture around like one of those slide puzzles in order to get a space to open the door etc. One woman said that her larder faced south and so wasn't any good to store food as, "It would melt"!! What, do you only eat Cornettos or something? Not all food melts when it get's hot love. Another woman told us (with an insane smile) that they used to keep goats and every once in a while they would kill one and eat it. Yum, Billygoat Burgers, Nannygoat Nuggets.
Anyway, bless the company health care scheme, cos I'll be going BUPA next time. C U suckahs.