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How are "we" today?
i'm supposed to be working from home today...
I think the internet is telling me to revise.
but I'll be skint by 6pm. Just ordered my own Christmas present and have everyone else's to get.
PS - you are great.
I'll be 'refunded' as it were. Got an Xbox 360 bundle off the net, wouldn't have trusted the 'rents and girlfriend to get a decent deal.
you're ALWAYS starting a new job.
it's me birthday, and I'm absolutely stoney broke. I get paid on Friday. Sadly I'm currently on the "Not-Been-Paid-Yet-So-I'm-Living-on-1-tin-of-soup-a-day" diet. So tonight I have a choice between Oxtail, Beef Broth, and Pea & Ham. Decisions decisions.
Also one of my stupid relatives sent me a birthday card (which *might* have some money in it) but forgot to put the right amount of postage on it so I need to pay to get it (but I haven't got any money so I can't pick it up til payday).
Birthdays near Christmas = crap. In fairness I don't really bother with my birthday much, and I stopped celebrating them when I turned 18.
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:) Complete bummer about the card situation. I HATE having to go to post office depots- they always seem to be situated somewhere which has been designed to cause the maximum possible inconvenience to the postee.
It's christmas party season and I have one every night this week apart from saturday. I feel like death, have managed to lose the only set of keys to my flat (anyone know how much locksmiths cost?) and a huge deal I've been working on has just been abandoned. There is a certain silver lining to the latterm, in that my workload has probably halved as a result, which means I can spend the next couple of days mainlining tea and Quality Street, instead of corporate whoring. And tomorrow is my last day of work for 2009, which is just glorious.
and he doesnt really its code for works for a nasty shitty company i think
but looking at the reply below it looks a lot like umbrella-making to me.
It's umbrella making!
the problem with christmas party season is it's always with (a) work colleagues (some of whom you like, some of whom you despise) and (b) old friends (some of whom you're glad you're in contact with, some of whom you're not). oh and (c) family.
I LOVE January. Everything goes back to normal. I can go into my local pub and get my usual seat and my usual drink/food without everything being 'festivised', or having to dodge the sexual octopus that is David from accoutns.
I might use that name in the East London art-punk band thread.
i sing, Sharky the octopus plays keyboards, drums and tits.
What does sharky do with his other two hands? (oh, there are probably two pairs of tits, yes? In which case ignore me.)
sadly. he's a bit of a prick like that.
just a puppy instead...shes kinda cool though, chases the chickens.
Gowman's getting me one for Christmas :)
working, bizarrely, in the energy & infrastructure, and music & media sectors, depending on dealflow.
My liver hurts so much though, and these are not the sort of parties that you'd go to out of choice. Tonight, I'm going to disappear in a puff of smoke at midnight!
do you have to smoooze alot of people and do lunch much?
I actually don't mind the lunching bit too much, unless it's a cock of a client. I need to get out of the industry though, I can see it making me cynical and mean if I'm not careful and I can't be bothered with it any more really.
I am working on having an alpaca farm. I have identified some land and a breeder, and am trying to work out how the f*ck I can finance it. And who will operate it, since the land is nowhere near manchester.
I think I thought I was sending a work email
this is all i can say
(I'm not sure of the difference)
It's on my cycle to a little nature reserve that I sometimes do at weekends :)
(apart from pugs and minipigs, obviously). I mean, how can you not love their silly little faces? And their wool fibres have a texture which makes it impossible for dustmites to cling onto, which means that they are going to become revolutionary in combating dust allergies in weakling children the world over, and I will be rich from shearing them, AND have little cute friends to cuddle. (they are a lot smaller than you think. Like stumpy laamas).
Plus if I start a London band then I'll call it 'Alpaca Suitcase' xD GEDDIT?
I did have to say it out loud (quite loudly too) to geddit though. The big boss is down today from glasgow and is now looking at me quizzically.
Either that's his sexytime face, or he may be requesting a 'square go'.
and you have just made me be a little bit sick in my mouth. Eurgh, chip butty spew = gruesome
I finished the bulk of the writing on another song last night so this albums feeling like more of a downhill battle now, just 2 left :)
+ i'm off on friday and at lunch im going to go try some pedals out, a DL4 a whammy and a ebow maybe even a gigacounter or blue bottle if they have one.
the 2nd of Jan so i am gonna bask in their booze free, relaxed atmosphere before it goes fucking tits up.
I have yet to buy any christmas presents as well :(
in bed with one of my cats
I have never been so fucking inept in my life, but my keys could be in one of three bars and none of them open until tonight, and I need in now. Please nobody notice I'm wearing the same clothes as yesterday.
but a bar manager has just called me and asked me if I have lost a set of keys, which match the description of the ones I lost. <victory dance, but wondering how on earth they knew>
I have just remembered something which explains how they know.
SO! I can pick up my keys after 5. Hurrah!
Then I'm going to buy some stuff to make some Christmas presents.
I have a question. If plumbs are in season in September, when will they still be available in the shops until? Google has failed me.
*sets time machine to September*
though type in "can you buy" into google and be unsurprised at the first predictive google answer
Spoke to music-man-in-need-of-PA last night. (he was instrumental- *badoomtish*- in the key loss episode, so I am rather cross with him. Scowl). Anyway, he will be needing a PA, but not till end of jan and prob only 2 days a week. I will keep my ear to the ground though for you, although hopefully this will be unecessary after today's triumphant performance :) xxx
If I get it I'd only do it until I found something less soul destroying. I want to get out of what I do SO badly, it depresses me but it's impossible finding a way out! So dont dismiss your pal.
He made you lose your keys? Bad man! I'm sure alcohol played NO PART WHATSOEVER :-D
Thank you for the well wishes, lovely :-) x
But best of luck today nonetheless :)
with booking fees it cost me about £90 but as Paul Stanley says 'If You Win The Lottery, You Don't Complain About The Taxes'
this afternoon I'm going to see Where The Wild Things are
and this evening I'm going to see Dillinger Four and Leatherface
I broke my Bronze Rule last night and got drunk on a Monday. It was free booze so I couldn’t say no really. Feel a bit rubbish today. Still, got a free crate of beer for my Wintermas party out of it. Before that I did A Good Thing and cooked dinner for my veggie no onion no mushroom friends and played with their baby.
I slept through my alarm today (well, technically I jus pressed snooze about 34 times) and so had to skip breakfast and a cuppa. I'm starving. Work Canteen are only doing Christmas Dinner today and I don’t really want to spend a 5er on a rubbish Christmas dinner, so I’m going to go to Greggs instead. I can't wait.
Work is a bit poop and I have a team meeting today so I can't go to circuit training as I'd hoped at lunchtime >:( although I might leave work early as I'm not going to the work Christmas night out... it's £22 for the meal and in the middle of nowhere, plus I'm something of a curmudgeon so I'd rather go to the gym for a bit and then go home and play video games :D I think we've got some enforced bonhomie this afternoon at work anyway so that'll be quite enough for me.
I told my boss I couldn't be bothered to come in today. I'm good though- I had a date yesterday which went much better than I'd imagined then met my friend's new kitten called Bianca. Oh, and I told my ex to fuck off for a bit. Today my friend comes over and we make sweet music.
my laptop battery is going to run out in 41 mins though, i'm starting to panic.
despite not actually getting off till friday
*puts feet up*
*falls off chair**
*this also happened earlier in the month :(