The News at TIM – Mid Week Musings (No: 7)

Welcome to this weeks Musings!  

A problematic week, allow me to explain …

Problem No: 1 – Hitting the wall!

It’s happened before and it will happen again, I’ve hit the wall.  Not physically but mentally.  I’m happy with the models I’m working on and happy with one or two things I have planned.  I also have a list of things I’ve jotted down in respect of potential future ideas and projects.  The problem is nothing on that list is jumping up and down at me saying “do me first, please, please, do me first!”

I’ve methodically trawled through the various book marks I’ve saved but still nothing.  Don’t get me wrong, plenty of great figures and a few additional ideas but nothing that’s got me truly excited.  I’ve looked over things I’ve done and it’s tempting to do one or two again, especially as some older models are poor relative to what I feel I could do now.  The trouble is it is reworking and not the same as doing something for the first time.

It’s not a problem in need of an urgent solution, well not yet it isn’t, but I’m a planner and there in partially lies the problem.  It’s not good enough for me to know what the next few models are going to be I need to look beyond that.  My first mistake was not biting the bullet and going to Salute 2018 at the Excel arena in London this coming weekend.  I’m sure that would have done the trick but to be fair I didn’t envisage the problem until after I’d made other arrangements by which time it was too late.

I think the best idea is not to think about it, it’s an approach that’s worked in the past.  In the meanwhile all ideas gratefully received!

Problem No: 2 – To Ebay or not to Ebay that is the question!

There are pro’s and cons of being virtually retired as I’ve been discovering.  On the positive side I get to spend much more time on my interests, in particular modelling.  On the negative side I get to spend much more time on my interest, in particular modelling!

You see the problem is this.  Like all hobbies they don’t particularly come cheap.  What generally costs, say fifty pounds is often rounded down to costing just over a fiver when explaining to Her Who Must Be Obeyed what the postman (oops, politically incorrect, should have said post person or more accurately “the twat who doesn’t shut the gate so the dog can get out) has just delivered.  

Now having Fathers Day in June, a birthday in August and Christmas in December helps things along a fair bit but the bottom line is I am at risk of spending more than I feel can justify.  Put another way, I am at risk of running out of excuses as to why it’s not a good idea for why She Who Must Be Obeyed shouldn’t waste money on something for herself.

There is another problem too.  I’m creating figures and dioramas to the point where I am running out of places to put them.  The china cabinet, more a model cabinet if I’m being honest, is increasingly becoming the subject of matrimonial angst.  Clearly something has to be done and I’ve been told in no uncertain terms that the models have got to go.  Sadly I wasn’t given the choice between the models or She Who Must Be Obeyed, life’s not that simple!  I seem to recall a similar conversation over whether or not I should have a vasectomy, I lost that one too.

So what is to be done?  Putting vignettes or dioramas on Ebay isn’t going to work.  Firstly, they are one offs and far from easy to post, secondly I couldn’t part with them so they may have to be stored which seems a shame.  Figures on EBay on the other hand are more easily replaced and arguably I might replace them with better painted ones.

It’s a dilemma and one to mull over.

Problem No: 3 – Dubious “Likes”

Over the last week or so someone by the name of “sexy” something or other has been liking my posts.  Not only does she like my posts but she is willing to have carnal knowledge with me to show just how much she likes what I do. All very flattering given we have never even met for a drink but it just goes to show I’ve still got it!

Now call me naive but my curiosity did tempt me to follow her link (you would have done the same!). Apparently what was on offer was the opportunity to “f..k” a lady from Southampton. Imagine my horror …. Southampton!  That’s getting on for a four hour drive!

Despite being a legend in my own pants I grew concerned that the lady from Southampton might not be serious about a formal relationship and worried that she might be attempting to hack into my account.  To be on the safe side I contacted WP Support via a chat room.  A very nice lady, in Canada I think, told me that all was safe and sound and that such things were to quote her “a pain in the butt”.  This left me wondering if she had gone a step further in such a relationship but after further consideration suspect something got lost in translation.

I’m reminded of an old joke (apologies in advance to any ladies) – “If all the women in Southampton were laid end to end nobody would be at all surprised!”


Until next time.



7 thoughts on “The News at TIM – Mid Week Musings (No: 7)

  1. I should have saved this one for the end of the week, but it looks like a good one (week that is ) so I spoiled myself to an brilliant midweek laugh ,so funny mate., As for the storage bit I am managing so far but only just .

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. The older I get the more I realise that life is becoming rediculously too serious. I’d be lying therefore if I said everything I write is not embellished a little for the benefit of a light hearted moment, however, in the case of “sexy” every word was true!

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  2. Thanks for sharing all this philosophical stuff! It did make me smile, and my wife would tell you that’s quite an achievement! I need to follow your lead and, when explaining the cost of wargaming to her, round down the costs more in line with your figures!

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    1. I’m not sure I’m fooling her, she knows me too well. By coincidence it genuinely is our 36th wedding anniversary tomorrow and as I say every year “if it was tomorrow I’d cancel it!”. By way of reply she says “If I was better prepared when you asked me I would have said no!” We love each other really.

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