Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This weeks miniature is actually two figures. In an effort to get my small back log of knights done and to keep you all from being bored by the same old paint scheme I thought I’d post two figures this week and if all goes well the same next week. These Footsore figures are not for my own collection but for selling on Ebay (unless for some reason they see them as racist and they have to be taken down!), hence the rather simplistic paint scheme. The standard bearer which featured last week has already been sold so a final group shot is now out of the question.
Well It Made Me Laugh
The Wednesday Whinge
One thing I noticed following retirement is that some people who have retired act like they haven’t. I didn’t pick up on this phenomenon at the start of my retirement 14 years ago but even if I had I would probably have let it go. Since then of course there have been lots of changes, chief amongst them being that I have become far less tolerant and an even grumpier old git. I find these days that I simply cannot let things go. I see it as one of the few perks of the aging process.
For better or worse our Village Hall Committee has recently acquired two new members. One is an old boy, a retired army major, the other a former company director. Both share the same common trait in that neither of them has grasped that their days of issuing orders and having them carried out without question have passed. I have, as has become my way of late, managed to fall out with them both.
Unfortunately our Secretary was unable to attend the recent Zoom meeting which led to the former company director taking it upon himself to instruct me for some reason to do the minutes. I politely declined pointing out he was quite capable of doing them himself without the need to delegate. This didn’t seem to go down well with the retired major who for reasons best known to himself saw fit to admonish me which got right up my nose. With much satisfaction I informed him that he was no longer in the army, I was not under his command and if I wanted to tell him to Foxtrot Oscar it wouldn’t result in a Court Marshall. All in all a great meeting. Two birds with one stone.
The sooner this obnoxious pair begin to understand that retirement is a level playing field so much the better.
Give Me Five
Having done UK sitcoms last week this time it is the US. Just as difficult as last time to come down to five but nonetheless here they are. In no particular order:
- The Munsters
- Home Improvement
This week TIM has been listening to …
“We Didn’t Start The Fire” by Billy Joel. I hadn’t intended to listen to this but it popped up on YouTube. I like the track anyway but this version caught my attention with the historical edit.
This week TIM has been watching …
“The Bay” series One and Two. Only discovered this series when a mate mentioned it in passing during a Zoom call. Binge watched them over a few nights and enjoyed them both. It always helps when the characters in a drama are believable.
If you are taking Viagra and drinking prune juice you may not know whether you are coming or going.