Tuesday, 31 August 2010

A Problem Shared Is Public Property

Evidently I have hit the 10,000 mark on my meter, which means it is time for a post, but I find myself sadly lacking in the post department - all my energies have been directed elsewhere - I am drained. All I am fit for is the bath chair on the patio.
I am also a little drained because I have been mulling over a serious problem. It gave me a headache for three days and then I decided that I was bored with having a headache and so I shrugged it off and, for the time being, have stopped thinking about it. All the thinking in the world isn't going to change anything - apart from adding to the depth of my frown lines, and I've always been of the mind that a problem shared is a problem doubled; possibly quadrupled; tabloid potential; blackmail fodder; a future soap storyline. So I stick my head in the sand and hope that I am wrong about 'the problem', which is a bit daft, cos I am seldom wrong.
Sigh. What would Deirdre Barlow do? Obviously the first thing she would do is wrestle the cellophane wrapping from a packet of Silk Cut and nip out into the backyard to have a fag. So that's what I will do. And then I will change my role model...


***Update***

I think that in future that I should save my imagination for fiction. All is now resolved and I am about to tuck into lashings of humble pie... but at least my headache has gone.
Right... 10,000 words to write before the next post....
Sx

54 comments:

mapstew said...

You've seen what stress and ciggies have done to poor ol' Deirdre's neck! You definitely need a new role model!

I hope you find a solution to your problem soon. :¬)

xxx

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Maps: Indeed... Deirdre's neck should have its own spin-off series.
Sx

fairyhedgehog said...

I'm sorry you've got a serious problem and that you don't feel free to share it, although I can understand why. Blogs are not exactly private places.

You can always email me if you decide you'd like a bit of moral support in private. Or immoral support for that matter.

*hugs*

Scarlet Blue said...

Fairyhedgehog: You are very kind. I always find that the size of my problems grow exponentially, in my mind, as soon as I express them. Damn them!
Sx

Whirlochre said...

I'd pay to see a no holds barred wrestling match between Deirdre "Specs" Barlow and Gail "Neck Borrowed From A Turkey, Chin Stolen By Terry Duckworth" Tilsley — especially if it was a double knockout.

Hope things improve for you soon, whatever your dilemma.

moreidlethoughts said...

Blimey! Is Deidre still around, then?
Mind you, given the mess she made of her life (yes, I know, the writers did it!)you probably should pass on her wisdom.

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Whirly: Poor Gail. Even after cosmetic surgery she still looks like a hamster sucking on a lemon.
Sx

Pat said...

Scarlet feel free whenever. We all have our own way of dealing with life's rich tapestry.
I'm a sharer for better or worse.

Scarlet Blue said...

Dinah: Yep, bless her, she is still with us and still with Ken - last seen snogging Nigel Havers and getting caught on CCTV.
Just in case you are wondering: no I haven't been caught snogging Nigel Havers on CCTV. Or snogging anyone else.
Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

Pat: Thank you, Pat. I probably deal with things via my strange ramblings!
Sx

KEVIN JACKSON said...

Hang in there kid, ease back, nothing's REALLY worth frown-lines. Stop counting Ha Ha (s)

xl said...

Will chocolates help?

63mago said...

I am sorry to hear this and hope the seriousness will shrink, one way or another.

kyknoord said...

If it's a problem that can be solved by hitting it with a hammer, I'm your guy.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Never mind your damn blog. You've only got so much gas in the tank. Save it for the project at hand.

If you need me, I'll be over at Google trying to find out who Deirdre Barlow is.

TechnoBabe said...

A problem that is serious enough to cause a headache is something that needs to be addressed. I hope you deal with it so your health isn't affected. Take care of yourself and let us know how you are doing. Hugs.

Dave said...

I bought a bag of doughnuts this morning (builder's perk). You're welcome to share one. I always find that helps.

I am, of course, available as a shoulder to lean/cry on if that's any help.

Dave said...

Oh, and I don't think the problem can be anything to with me; the rubber suit surely provided enough of a barrier.

Nite Owl said...

I don't know about your neck (wrinkly or otherwise) of the woods, but last week in the south eastern fringes of London we suffered a torrential deluge of rain. Big weather. This gave me a problem. Having spent a decade doing up an old house, the problem seemed to take it all back full circle. Leaky roof. Leaking through the ceiling light switch into my fabulous bathroom.
Fortunately, I know a fair few builders and tradesmen (shame I didn't 10 years ago then maybe this wouldn't have taken so long), so I got one of them to assist. Problem solved. Problems should be dealt with as soon as possible otherwise the stress level becomes unbearable.
Should I send the builder over to you? He's Hungarian, and laughs a lot, which seemed to aid the fixing of the problem. Now I just have to wait and see what happens next time it rains....

Pat said...

Scarlet you are to be congratulated. You have actually got the UB to Google:)

eroswings said...

I can totally relate. Sometimes, you just need to think about something else. One way or another, a solution or two will pop up. Just remember that you're not alone--you've got loads of people who are willing to listen and help out anyway we can.

Zig said...

Cadbury's Fruit and Nut is better than Silk Cut and whilst it may make you fat at least then you won't have wrinkles.

Hope this helps
x

absurdoldbird said...

I'm a bit sad that I know who Deirdre Barlow is in the first place, and I haven't watched Corrie in a couple of decades.

nick said...

How mysterious, a knotty problem that dare not speak its name. Just STOP worrying about it, it'll resolve itself sooner or later, most problems do. The best solution is usually a lemon drizzle cake.

Deirdre Barlow? Blimey, I go back so far back I remember Charlie Barlow.

EmmaK said...

Fags are fine but what about a night out on the razzle dazzle? In my younger days and I believe you are still a young un a night out dancing on tables at some gay disco and drinking absinthe based cocktails always put things into perspective or gave me a new angle on my problem. I really believe drink cures all ills.

Happy Frog and I said...

I should break out the emergency twiglets if I were you, sounds like it's time. Hope everything works out ok. :-)

Kevin Musgrove said...

You need a sherbet fountain my girl.

63mago said...

Where's Boxer's vodka fountain when needed?

Joanna Cake said...

Moisturiser and massage may give you a few extra years on the neck front. Check for waddle situation and stop worrying. Or write it down anonymously on someone else's blog and see what happens...?

Princess said...

Borrow Boxers Vodka Fountain!

It is a true Panacaea...

Forget the words... Blogging is not like Air.
We can survive without it...

But I miss you...(now that's me beeing needy)

Big hugs to you Miss Scarlet...

Remember.... "This too shall pass"...

(((XXX)))

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Kevin: I think this is good advice.

Mr XL: Chocolate always helps!

Mr Mags: You will be pleased to hear that the seriousness has shrunk and that I am indeed a perfect idiot.

Mr Kinky: Possibly I should hit myself on the head with a hammer - a case of 'over active imagination' on my part.

Mr Banish: Have you found Deirdre? Wonderful!
Yes, I know, I have another 10,000 words to write.

Techybabes: You're right. I have addressed the problem... I couldn't be doing with the ongoing headache. All is well - apart from my humiliation!

Dave: Were they big squelchy jam doughnuts??
No, nothing to do with you!

Nite Owl: Hello, and Welcome!!
I have followed your advice and have strengthened my foundations.

Pat: I wonder what he will make of our Deirdre?

Mr Swings: Thank you, Mr Swings. Thankfully I have resolved the situation and it's nice to know that you are all here considering that I'm a proper pillock.

Ziggi: Can I have both?

Ms Bird: Not sad at all! Deirdre is still going strong and still does a comedy double act with Ken Barlow.

Nick: All is resolved, other than I still have the problem of me being an idiot.

Emmak: So when are we going???
I used to like Grasshopper cocktails - green minty gloop, but very effective.

Happyfroggy: Yes! Twiglet sandwiches?!

Kev:...and a curly wurly...

Mr Mags: I need a vodka bath right now...

Ms Cakes: I have designed a sellotape scarf... much cheaper than botox and fillers...
Like the anonymous idea - I will save this for next time.

Missy Princess: Wise words.
I am going to invent a truffle mountain to go with Miss Boxer's Vodka fountain... then we can make sweet liquors.

Sx

French Fancy... said...

Problems, problems - I hope yours go away soon. Isn't 3am the worst time though when something is on one's mind - I regularly wake then and life does seem a little bleak.

Here's to a successful outcome for both of us

63mago said...

Nobody is perfect. Another tenthousand ... It will be a lonely winter.

Lulu LaBonne said...

Someone recommended Rescue Remedy for my anxiety attacks - they don't seem to do a litre-sized version though so I'm supplementing it with the brandy bottle

Mark Sanderson said...

10,000 words? That's daunting. Although they say there's nothing like apllying the seat of one's pants to a chair to get such things done. Well done!

Mark Sanderson said...

Tha meant to read applying.

Kerrie said...

I always find a problem in my mind is much bigger than the one in reality, I hope this is true for you.
I usually watch back episodes of Only Fools and Horses when I have a problem. I don't think all of lifes answers lie within but the one where they dress up as Batman and Robin always makes me feel better.

Madame DeFarge said...

I don't see you as a Deirdre. Liz maybe, but most assuredly not Deirdre. You don't have the glasses for it.

Macy said...

Deirdre Barlow???? Tsk she'd have invested in large spec frames... and found a much younger, deeply unsuitable young man.
Both of those might take care of the headache mind you...
Hope it's all better already!

Happy Frog and I said...

I note the update to your post, so glad you are feeling better. Was it the twiglet sandwiches that did the trick?!

LL Cool Joe said...

I thought Deirdre Barlow was dead? Mind you I haven't watched Corrie for several years.

Mitzi said...

I quite like Janice's new Deirdresque (circa 1980)hairdo, it really enhances her gorgeous bloodhound jowls. Do you remember Ivy Tilsley's lips? When Lynn Perry died the BBC bought her remains and she became the face of Boe in the Dr Who series, I wonder if they will do the same with Deirdre.

Nite Owl said...

It was my birthday yesterday. Now that was definitely a problem.....

Scarlet Blue said...

Mrs Fancy: You are no longer in France [it has been noted] so I will call you Mrs Fancy instead... I am now problem free... apart from the usual concerns about soggy sherbet fountains, and whether purple spandex shorts are suitable attire for trawling the aisles of Waitrose. The manager at my local branch has had words. And I'm not referring to the 10,000 words that I need...

Mr Mags: SOB. This is awful... after my initial burst of enthusiasm I am now having a bit of a struggle.

Lulu: Yes, bugger milking the sap from a daisy! Let's just quaff the brandy. Makes a lot more sense.

Mr Marks: Right now I am feeling extremely daunted. But at least I'm not married to Wayne Rooney.

Kerrie: I like singing along to the theme tune! Where have all the good theme tunes gone?

Madame D: LIZ!!!!
...well, yeah... actually I do see your point....

Macy: It's all better now!
Deirdre knows how to cope in a two up, two down situation. Whatever that means?

Happyfroggy: Twiglets sandwiched between crisps for a louder more satisfying crunch - better than apples.

Mr Joe: Get watching, you're missing a smorgasbord of twinsets, asymmetrical hemlines and hot lesbian action.

Mitzi: Ivy's lips! Oh yes I remember... I thought she was sold on as a puppet for Spitting Image?
And yes, I have noticed Janice's hair. Interesting.

Nite Owl: Happy Birthday for yesterday!! Just knock ten years off and you'll feel fine.

Sx

63mago said...

A love affair ...

nick said...

Note to self - when book is published, look up side-splitting scene with sniffy Waitrose manager and churlish customer in purple spandex shorts. I gather fresh baguettes were hurled in all directions and Fiona, the new checkout girl, was so distressed that paramedics were called.

wendy house said...

I've just eaten a whole tin of twigletts and I thought of you. Hope all is going well. Whateverhappened to long twiglets in boxes?

63mago said...

7.822 to the next post ... ach. Achach!

MJ said...

I'm back.

And unfortunately so is Beast whom, I might add, has taken liberties with us in his latest post.

Roses said...

Helloooooo!!!! I'm back. And where are you?

I hope the problem you've been worrying about has been resolved satisfactorily and you're busy typing away.

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Mags: Apologies for my rudeness.. I have been tapping away on my keyboard...
Now tell me more about this love affair you're having.

Nick: Blimey...sounds better than what I've written... off to do a rewrte now - keep the ieas coming and we'll get this thing written in no time.

Wendy: ...and can you still get boxes of chocolate Matchsticks? Remember them?

Mr Mags: I need to update my counter...

MJ: Welcome back!
This is just Mr Beastie's excuse to steal toys from young children and play with their dollies.
It's a disgrace.

Roses: I have smoothed the worry lines from my face, yes a large investment in Estee Lauder products has reduced the evidence of my worries.
Welcome back!

SXXX

BEAST said...

My comments keep dissapearing
Testing testing

Scarlet Blue said...

No... you are still here Mr Beastie!
Sx

LL Cool Joe said...

Wow you are busy!