Saturday, December 06, 2014

“Previously, On ‘Tired Dad’…

A little over six months have passed since I last updated this foolish web-log (I hold the term ‘blog’ in some distain and will not entertain it) and – partially inspired by the excellent Belgian Waffling and her ‘forty updates over forty days’ thing – I have decided it is time to make some sort of effort myself.

Normal service will, therefore, resume shortly (ie: weekly, fortnightly or maybe monthly posts depending upon events and/or my mood) but it seems only reasonable to briefly update my no doubt now limited readership on the events of the past few months. So, in no particular order:

  • Made redundant by Evil Multi-National Media Corporation (last week in fact). People of my acquaintance have argued that if one decides to work for an Australian media mogul of limited morals then one gets all one deserves. They can fuck themselves.
  • Fell in love. With an actual real-life woman. Anyone who has ever met me will be unsurprised to hear that this did not end well.
  • Afflicted with a brief attack of labyrinthitis (look it up, I can’t be bothered to create a link.). Colleagues, paramedics and Accident and Emergency doctors all thought I was having a stroke. Not embarrassed to admit that I’ve never been so scared.
  • Also had a similarly dramatic epileptic episode in my place of work. Unsettled some people, but it did have a positive outcome. Unfortunately, I have also had more related incidents in the past six months than in any time since my diagnosis.
  • Have spent more time this year with my Favourite Son and Favourite Daughter than at any time since Tired Mam decided everyone’s life would be improved by moving four hundred miles away without me. “It’s been a ‘Daddy’ year” Favourite Son solemnly intoned whilst discussing this.
  • I do not normally give much time to Halloween but, as offspring were staying with me at the time, we had what they described as the “best one ever”.
  • Met Tired Mam’s new ‘fella’. He seemed alright, to be honest. Nodded his head a bit too much but nobody’s perfect.
  • Got my VHS video-recorder to work again.
  • Appalled by the fact that my now twelve-year-old Favourite Daughter has become – without any consultation – a Young Woman, resplendent with hips, bum, tiny waist, vest-tops and constant flirtatiousness.
  • My Grandfather died. Being a massively self-involved person, I didn’t realise until after his funeral that he was the only constant elder-male figure throughout my life and the only man I’ve ever looked-up to. I still haven’t cried.
  • Finally figured-out the SCART leads at the back of my television so I can have the VHS, DVD player and Freeview box all workable at once. I don’t watch television much but, you know.

That’s about it, I think. I can elaborate upon any of the above on request (aside from the ‘falling in love’ thing) – assuming anyone now reads this – otherwise the next update will involve an unusual encounter I’ve recently had with a gentleman of no fixed abode.


Blogger InvisibleWoman said...

OK, more about Grandad then, or, failing that, your 5 favourite VHS tapes and why. Welcome back.

8:31 pm  
Blogger Tired Dad said...

IW: Hello! We'll see...

9:17 pm  
Blogger Richie Hindle said...

We're still here. It's oddly reassuring to know that you are too.

11:09 pm  
Blogger Tired Dad said...

Richie: How kind.

1:49 am  
Anonymous Old Dad said...

Thank God you're back! My daily checks for an update have finally borne fruit! My commiserations about the Young Woman bit. If you think that's bad, though, fast forward two years (which is where I am with FD) and they become Young Woman with 22 year-old head. Like living with another wife.

12:13 pm  
Anonymous Pete_at_raspberry said...

Hi Tired
Great to see you back! You type, we read - any subject will be fine. Well done with the cables, I gave up long ago.

8:58 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I missed you, TD. I'm sorry these times are so very trying. (I guess I mean all times.)

Glad you're back.


2:47 am  
Blogger Lola said...

I'm still here - that's the thing about feed readers. Nice to see you're back.

5:40 pm  
Blogger Lynne Dixon said...

I've forgotten where I know you from, but like Lola in the previous comment, my feed has sprung into life, 7 yuo still sound interesting :-)

3:08 am  
Blogger Lynne Dixon said...

& I still can't spell...

3:09 am  
Anonymous Old and past it said...

This post has made my day, waiting on the phone and listening to crap muzak from the bank. Thank heavens that someone still cares about VHS recorders and SCART leads. A mighty achievement getting it all to work. Not to mention surviving all the other shite that life throws at us. Halloween = miles better than Xmas anyway. Jack Skellington and all that. Look forward to hearing about the gentleman of no fixed abode and unusual encounter.

2:14 pm  
Blogger BDM said...

Glad to see you back. Sense of humour finding balance again too. Cheers!

2:52 am  
Blogger Tired Dad said...

Old Dad: Many thanks. But please don't make me that unhappy...

Pete: Hello yourself.

Jen: Hello! Welcome back and no, everything is fine really.

Lola: Glad you're still with with me.

Lynne: Ok. As as lomg as I'm still interesting...

Lynne: Fear not.

Old : Do not hope hope for too much.

BDM: Hello!

Well I'm afraid, by request, it's going to be about my Grandfather.

1:45 am  
Blogger BDM said...

We don't care that much WHAT you write about. Just feed us, man!

3:38 am  
Blogger Tired Dad said...

Alright. Settle down.

6:15 pm  
Blogger Z said...

Well, if you write, I'll probably drop in sooner or later to read it. Might comment sometimes, because it seems polite to do so.

I referred to the telephone book and british telecommunications, right up until I started to use But weblog makes me think of frogs. I like frogs very much, but it doesn't seem to suit.

8:12 pm  
Blogger Tired Dad said...

Z: Hello and welcome back. And please don't do so out of politeness. (And if we're not referring to these enterprises as 'blogs' or 'weblogs' then you'll have to suggest a better term. I can't think og one.)

1:41 am  
Anonymous Nick said...

Welcome back TD... there's more of us lurkers than you might imagine, looking forward to more of your inspiring, wonderful, emotional and honest blog posts.

12:04 am  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Huzzah! That is all.

6:53 pm  
Blogger Tired Dad said...

Nick: I don't know whose blog you've been reading but it doesn't sound like mine. Thank you, though.

Rachel: Many thanks to you.

6:12 pm  

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