Going Gonzo – Return Of The ‘kin Idiot.

Monday, 3rd May 2021.

11.03

It’s been a while.

There are many reasons why, but, truthfully, Big Gay Jay dying fucked me. Fucked me good.

It has taken a few months to reconcile. The first 10 jobs we did after, involved the inevitable questions. Also, a lot of feigned or genuine remorse.

As time past, it got worse, then better, then worse again……..!

It should have been a worthless prick like me but, them’s the cards that we’re dealt.

Fuck God!

Apart from that dreariness, I’ve worked, made crap music, felt sorry for myself, cursed the world, drank, taken drugs, etc….

The usual really!?!


I had my 1st vaccination on Saturday morning. It was fine. I went home, drank a bloody mary and enjoyed the rest of the day.

Then I went to bed……..

An hour in, I had a rapid onset of flu symptoms. The next 5 hours were awful.

  • Sweating
  • Shivers
  • Headache
  • Hatred(Wait! That’s normal!)

About 5 am I had to lay on the floor as my whole bed was swimming in sweat. Not regular drug/alcohol abuser sweat. Proper “I’m laying in a swamp” sweat.

At this point, I fell asleep for a hour or so.

About 9am I went to the kitchen and got 2 paracetamol, 2 ibuprofen and a bloody mary and got back into my, now, vaguely damp and cold bed.

I stayed there the rest of the day. Periodically, given junk food and bottles of Corona by my eldest son.

The younger is currently visiting.

Jump to 06:30 this morning.

I woke up. Felt normal. OK, it was six thirty but I presume I’d slept a lot.

I got up, shaved my head, had a bath and then proceeded to make pasta sauce.

I’ll let that sit for a bit!

I also changed my sweaty bed and completed the weekly washing!

12.02

2nd “mary” and things seem better. I made Sonny eggs and bacon.

Good effort I thought.

Abide

I have also surveyed my room for evidence of yesterday’s blurriness.

Drinking water, eating brownies and flaming hot Monster Munch?
Drinking water and buying stuff from Amazon?
Amazon purchase?

As I said, a blur.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021.

06.29

Back on the old train. I’ve had so much work around Oxford recently, I just haven’t been up town.

Sunny but miserable

Luckily, it’s an easy job building a few computers.

I have a nice “age related” appointment later. A fitting for vari-focal lens. Nice!

12.02

The work day is done. I’m fucking starving though. I can’t think what to eat?

Eat?

Catch train?

Eat?

Catch train?

19.32

I managed both eating and catching the train in the end. I had a few hours to burn before going to the opticians so I played around with a little Adobe. I made a crap video for a cover of Stepping Stone by The Monkees.

I recorded the song the other week when I was bored, or trying to learn something technical, production wise.

After that, I took Louis to the opticians. He had a fitting done for new glasses. I got my trial week of vari-focal contacts and got fitted for some glasses as well.

Officially old.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021.

06.56

Home is where the heart is.

Late start today. I’m going to build a load more computers but, today, it is in Austen Friars.

08.01

Oooo. London feels a bit more?…….Londony today. It shows you what a bit of sun can do, dun it?

No sky enhancement needed.

I wish they would reopen the City line though. Getting to Bank is too long winded without it.

08.43

Not a friar in sight.
Sustain

15.17

Homeward bound.

I need to stop and buy coco pops. Apparently, it’s essential.

I have plenty of time to cursed the city line being closed again while I travel 3 stops. Change. Do another 4 stops to get to Waterloo.

The city is one stop to Waterloo.

Thursday, 6th May 2021.

06.52

I fed them Domino’s. It still cost 45 quid but that’s what I fed them.

As much as I love having Sonny over, it does make the flat slightly cramped. It’s cool. At least Louis gets to spend time with his brother. I think that’s what Sonny needs the most.

I’m heading back to Austin Friars, for another day with the awful South African woman we met yesterday. Hopefully, we will get this shit done quick.

07.51

Monotony
Just fucking No!

07.02

Right! There’s one!
I was here.
Fuck!

Saturday, 8th May 2021.

11.06

I missed out yesterday to come up smiling this morning. Or,… it was just too dull to comment on.

0600: Drove to Flackwell Heath.

0635: collected materials from above and Drove to Didcot.

0740: Arrived in Didcot.

0815: Realised my boss had taken all other required materials to another job. Got back in car and drove back to Flackwell Heath.

10.25: Arrived back at Didcot. Started the required work.

1247: Drove Home.

14.09: Got Home.

As I said, dull with a lot of driving.

Anyway, it’s Saturday morning.
Eggs for Sonny.

I gotta drive Sonny home at 12.

Sunday, 9th May 2021.

14.05

Fucking hell! I forgot.

Look. I haven’t done this for a while. It was second nature before.

Quick recap again then……

I flew back from Stonehenge. Probably due to excessive speeding. I’d got an idea in my head. I had to score some doobidge but thought I’d add a 50 pack for Saturday jollies. I know a dude. He brings it over. Ideal for my sort.

He didn’t respond……….at all.

I threw the idea away and saw someone else for the doobidge.

Skip forward a couple of hours.

I hung with Louis and his friend, in the lounge, for a bit. Smoked a couple of fatties. Obviously, I had to retreat to my room. What can I say, they’re 16 and 18. They know everything there is to know and don’t care if they make up dead.

I miss those carefree days.

I seem to have slept quite well, as I don’t remember anything else. I must have fallen asleep early. I mean, a couple of texts and half an episode of League of Gentlemen is all else I remember.

I still woke up at 7am. Got up. Did some cleaning and coffee drinking.

I was planning on doing all sorts of fun things, but ended up not.

Eggs Benedict

It wasn’t a complete write off. I made eggs benedict and had a heat 8 Bloody Mary(’tis good for clearing the cobwebs!).

Now I’m watching Frost on ITV3. It felt like a Sunday afternoon type thing to do.


15.51

Frost got really depressing, so I’m continuing season 2 of Pennyworth.

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