Fed Up

11 Mar

I’ve been busy with one thing and another, none of it interesting.  I’ve also had backache, headache, hipache and – of all things – leftbuttockache.

Word has been restored but I ran out of printer ink.  I don’t know how to replace the ink cartridge, but that’s a job for the Hub, anyway.  And he’ll do it as soon as I remember to tell him I need ink.  I can’t think over this left buttock shouting at me all the time.

I couldn’t get warm last night, until the Hub brought me an extra quilt and a hot water bottle.  I’m too warm this morning.

One of the dogs was sick in the hall and I had to clean it up.  I always seem to be cleaning up after one end of a dog or another.  They both need a bath and a haircut. So do I.  I bet they get theirs first.

Don’t talk to me; I’m in a BAD mood.

I did laugh one night this week.  We went to see Alex in a new play, Not From Round ‘Ere.  Think In Bruges in the Forest of Dean.  It was a farce: new writing from student Alex Bushnell, and very funny.  Alex Bushnell had a short film play at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an award, and I could see why. The play needed some tweaking, as his youth and inexperience showed in places, but on the whole it was excellent.

A strong cast (no names for you, because there were no programmes available due to a problem at the printer’s.  That didn’t help my mood) included our Alex, who played seven characters, plus a couple of voiceovers and one chicken sound effect. He didn’t have a lot of lines but he made the most of them, and his simple dropping of a walking stick onto the floor brought the house down.  Sadly, there is no film so I can’t show you; but I do hope to have a photo soon of him in a long blonde wig, cheeky denim shorts, and high heels.

I can’t make fun of him that way just yet, but here’s a video of him at Sessions: basically, student karaoke.  He was one of the last to go on so he’s very, erm, merry. The paper he’s holding has the lyrics on but he forgot he was holding it; and he’s wearing cat ears just because…

Like I said, he was slightly inebriated.

It was nice to see him in a comedy; he hasn’t done one since Lend Me A Tenor: a play rehearsed and performed in a week, at school.  Sixth formers do it for fun after exams.  Here’s a clip:

A few weeks ago we saw him in a concert of André Previn’s unused score of Goodbye Mr Chips.  Not From Round ‘Ere is running until tomorrow night. Tomorrow morning he’s doing Shakespeare for Breakfast for charity; and on Sunday he’s in a preview show of The Last Five Years, which he’ll be appearing in in April, after his week in yet another play at the National Student Drama Festival. Then he’s going to sleep for a month.  Oh no, he can’t, because in May he’s singing in a concert of Lerner & Loewe’s forgotten songs.

In case you think I’ve forgotten Wary Boy, he’s doing well but prefers that I not broadcast his activities i.e. doesn’t tell me much of what he’s up to.  He did get a very nice tattoo on his forearm this week, but I don’t know how to move a photo from my phone to my laptop, so you’ll have to take my word for it.

I’m useless with technology; I can’t use it to share news and it’s always going wrong or running out or wasting my time.  No wonder I’m in a bad mood.

35 Responses to “Fed Up”

  1. jmgoyder March 11, 2016 at 12:11 #

    The clips kept stalling on my computer but I got the gist. You must be so proud, Tilly! I love it!

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  2. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com March 11, 2016 at 12:28 #

    Sorry about your mood. Why not come away for a little break in France?

    Replacing ink: what kind of printer is it? Usually all you do is lift the front flap or drop the back one, pull out the old cartridge and slot the new one where it came from. Click it to finish. Ignore all notices to re-align printer head and the like – they take hours, and use up a substantial part of the cartridge contents! (so you have to buy more sooner).

    Alex has the most gorgeous voice, great phrasing and impressive breath control. He reminds me of our disc of Alexander Armstrong, which was No.1 on the classical charts for months.

    I’m also in a bad mood. I’ve made thousands of cushions without problem. Just because this one’s for Charline’s birthday next Tuesday, the machine is playing up and I keep making mistakes.

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    • The Laughing Housewife March 11, 2016 at 12:34 #

      Oh, that’s annoying! I don’t think I’ve seen any of your cushions. Now I have to come visit, to check! 🙂

      The printer: perhaps I should have written that I first need to tell the Hub to BUY the ink…


  3. sarsm March 11, 2016 at 12:30 #

    I have a lot of sympathy for you. The aches and pains are horrendous. I keep optimistically thinking I’ll get up one day and it’ll be better but no! It just gets worse!!!

    I am presently lolling around on the sofa with two daughters and we are all feeling very sickly and feverish and coughing and spluttering. But at least we can hold each others hair and keep one another warm when one feels suddenly cold. Our dog is now feeling better – she had a wee taste of one daughter’s sick and that turned out not to be a good idea!

    I totally love that song, it is one of my favourites. Alex sang it so beautifully my eyes welled up a bit. You must be very proud.

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  4. sharechair March 11, 2016 at 12:36 #

    His room here is ready …… I’m a mere hour and a half (by bus) from Broadway!!! 🙂

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  5. Patrecia (with an E) March 11, 2016 at 13:01 #

    Its ages since i heard from you ,,and when I do you are ‘fed up’. OK so you got a few problems but that is all part and parcel of life. Have you been to see the doctor..always a good place to start….next go and get the printer ink or order it online…. But most of all you are The Laughing Housewife not the Fed Up one and you have a very talented Spud….His singing reached touched my heart strings..he is so good. You must be so proud of both your sons, regardless of having a Mum who is Fed Up..they reach for the skies…. I gotta have another watch at that singing…. Cheer up Mrs..we all love you

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  6. Al March 11, 2016 at 13:10 #

    What a coincidence. I have a bad pain in my right buttocks (I go in for an epidural shot next week). Does that make us a total ass??

    Loved the clips of Alex. What a great voice. I’ll say this again. He is going to go far if he wants to. Hope to get to meet him if he comes to the big “L” with you. Not long now….we can shop for ink together.


    • The Laughing Housewife March 15, 2016 at 13:08 #

      I assume that makes an ass of u and me?

      Thanks for joking me out of my bad mood 😀

      See you soon! I’ll be the one with stained hands.


  7. judyt54 March 11, 2016 at 13:57 #

    tipsy or sober, he has a very listenable voice, I could listen to this over and over, and already have.

    Im glad you’re back. And get that pain in the butt looked at.

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  8. Elaine - I used to be indecisive March 11, 2016 at 14:08 #

    Great to hear from you – but I’m sorry you are Fed Up. This growing older lark isn’t much fun. As always, it is great to see/hear the talented Alex.

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  9. SchmidleysScribblins March 11, 2016 at 17:26 #

    I don’t want to worry you or anything given your fragile health, however, I assume you know the street-walking prostitute cat sings the song Alex is singing? PS check out my cow photo in today’s post!

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  10. slpmartin March 11, 2016 at 17:44 #

    Just when I think things aren’t going well here…I read what’s going on there…and well feel much better at your expense. 🙂

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  11. Crowing Crone Joss March 11, 2016 at 21:45 #

    Is it terrible of me yo say that your bad mood was delightful yo read about? Well, you know, it’s always funny when it’s someone else. I’ve been living through a series of unfortunate events – well don’t we all – but, alas I do not have your writing gift so it would only sound as tho I was whining.

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  12. Tom Merriman March 12, 2016 at 12:21 #

    Sorry to hear of your aches and pains and other woes, Tilly. If it helps to lift your mood any, I’m noticing that I ache a lot more nowadays as well – even when lying down!

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  13. Musings March 13, 2016 at 20:43 #

    Wow! I’m so glad I was able to drop by today to see Alex. Good gosh! He is so very talented. His voice is beautiful and his control is fabulous. I loved watching and listening to him. You have to be so mega PROUD! His sweet personality really comes through.

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  14. beeblu March 25, 2016 at 02:03 #

    I won’t say hello, then, but I hope it lifts soon. 🙂 How can it not when your son is so talented and entertaining?

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  15. anotherday2paradise April 9, 2016 at 19:39 #

    What a great voice Alex has! The cat ears really do add something. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Jane May 5, 2016 at 08:13 #

    He has an amazing voice, you must be so proud!


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