The night had been fitful thus far. In bed at 23.15, feeling weary after another long and hot day and having eaten far too much again at one of my in-laws generously BBQ's. I was waiting for what, in my opinion, was one of THE great televisual moments that I could only dream of - One of my heroes, Captain Kirk (aka William Shatner) was to be the guest host on my other favourite programme, HIGNFY (aka Have I Got News For You) - TV HEAVEN!!!!!!
It did not let me down! He entered the stage from behind the usual scenery backdrop via 2 sliding doors that went "Schhhhhhhhhhhhhh...." as they opened - Star Trek style, in case there are people reading this who aren't quite following - and closed with a familiar "Schhhhhhhhhhhhh...." after he walked through.
The audience erupted at the sight of Captain James Tiberius Kirk. Although 81 now, he still appears to have all his faculties, necessary to appear on a show such as HIGNFY, and still Wow'd with his sense of humour and ability to parody himself - one round involving him 'singing' clues to the panel to guess a particular news story from the week. All done with tongue firmly in cheek - his singing is world famous for the words being more 'spoken' than actually 'sung'.
To cut a long story short - the show was wonderfully funny and after it finished, lights out and try to sleep even though the bedroom felt like an oven - a muggy night - and after tossing and turning for a couple of hours, My nose became stuffier and I started coughing. I got up, went downstairs, sneezed my way around the kitchen thinking, "this is ridiculous! - after a week of wall to wall sunshine, 26 degrees, only I could suddenly feel full of cold. A large Orange Juice and a quick stop on the laptop to get over the coughing and general snottiness. Whilst trying to read up on the weird news of the world at 03.00, thinking "this is THE best time to surf in peace", the rabbit decided to start throwing it's food bowl around it's indoor hutch.... "RABBIT!!! SCHHHHHHHHH!!!!!" - I doubt that 'rabbit' expected Captain Kirk to walk in after the moment of SCHHHHHHHing, but the thought did, bizarrely, go through my head... it shushed though..... 2 minutes later, the rat started scratching itself... with the usual rapid fire THUMPing of it's foot against the floor.... Another SCHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! needed...... "HELLO!!! Some peace, PUH-LEEEEASE !!!"
Then one of the cats came down..... and meeiowed incessantly by the door...."Fine cat.....now go....I am trying to think here through dodgy sinuses and a streaming nose".........
Peace at last.... I managed to find an article of particularly horribleness that I felt not suitable for even my Strange News section and made my skin crawl whilst reading it - and at that VERY moment, suddenly highlighted by the brightness of my laptop screen, 8 wiry legs appeared and started dancing over the monitor - "AAAAARRGGGHH...WHAT THE......!!!!!!!" I sat back completely startled and felt my heart rate whizz up to about 150 and then (fortunately) down again when I realised it WASN'T the biggest spider in Holland realising my "carefulness" when it comes to Arachnids - especially big ones - no, it was just a dopey Daddy Long Legs!... Stupid thing crawling all over my screen on legs that appeared to be wearing shoes made of ice - ie, no control whatsoever! I admit in my haste (I won't say 'panic', although it was close) I did thwack him away - so he is laying somewhere in the dining room area, probably wondering what the hell happened !!!
Anyway. am starting to feel a bit tired again now.... all this excitement with the animals has quite worn me out.. Back to the oven.... nighty night!
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