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self-explanatory really. morning all!
Quiet weekend. The official work Christmas party was on Friday, which just made me think more than ever that I have nothing in common with 99% of the people I work with. Nice meal though. Then did nothing for the rest of the weekend, which was nice, in a way, especially since next weekend I have three parties to attend, and the weekend after I'm working.
my weekend was pretty lame. Went on what I thought was a date on Saturday, only to be told several hours and drinks later - most of which I paid for, obviously - that my 'date' already had a boyfriend. Basically, I'm an utter fucking dick.
Still, watching KP's sexy batting went some way to making up for the crushing disappointment.
We've all been there buddy...
I'm not really sure whether she genuinely had a boyfriend or was just trying to fob me off, but she could have always just said "no thanks" when I asked to see her again.
oh well, just have to wait another couple of years for my next date to roll around
1) At least you got to have a "date". An evening spent drinking with an attractive women is invariably better than an evening without.
2) At least you got it over and done with in one evening. I've spent weeks fancying and flirting with girls only to find out they were attached.
Now, I hire a private detective and get some research done.
if she already had a boyfriend?
How could she not mention him for hours?
this is what makes me think she was just lying and couldn't think of a better excuse to get away from me. Not only that, but I spent most of last week reassuring her about her looks - if she just wanted to meet for a friendly drink, why would it matter? Either way, I don't think she handled it particularly well.
I played Halo for ages it was excellent. Then did christmas shopping for mum, then went out for a meal at an all you can eat Mongolian place in Bedford. WAS YUMMY.
Someone in my office is in a mood so the atmosphere is great. :S
sotd: like cockatoos -- the cure
Glad the day is over.
a really luxurious one.
shit weekend, because i was very ill :(
some drinks, most Christmas shopping done, watched films, ate curry. And I didn't fall over on my way into work this morning.
mostly consisted of parents and grandparents walking up to me desperatly clutching pieces of papaer and asking if we have 'an inbetween boxset or the kings of leone on a long player'
then a blind man came to collect his customer order, and i was so preoccupied with him being blind that i forgot how to do customer order collections, my brain melted and i held up the line for a good ten minutes.
at another point, a young boy said
'do you have any of them classic films'
'y'know...when it was in black and white'
'can you be a bit more specific'
'y'know...just. those old films'
in the end i gave him a copy of terminator 2 and told him to fuck off.
y'know you read all those think pieces about how the internet is changing the world? well....work in HMV for a month and you realise it really fucking isn't. some people (not even oldies..just the general public) still see an advert or hear a song and decide that the best way to find out information about that product is to drive half an hour into town when they next need to do some shopping and ask the young man desperatly trying to get stock out on the busiest day of the week what product it is that they want from the smallest, most cursory description.
i swear, whenever my last day is, i'm gonna spend it telling people to 'fucking google it'.
He was in PC World mooching round the games section a couple of years ago during the run-up to Christmas. As he wandered around, a middle-aged lady came up to him holding a popular game saying: "Excuse me, I'm trying to get something for my son for Christmas. I don't know anything about games - is this one quite good?"
To which my friend Ian replied: "Nah. This one is awesome though," and proceeded to randomly pick up a copy of Patrick Moore's Astronomy Challenge and hand it to her. She gratefully took it to the till.
I still can't help but feeling a little bit upset about a young boy eagerly opening his presents and finding that, with his hopeful mum saying "A lad in the shop said it was really good." I don't know, maybe he happened to be into astronomy.
has filled me with sadness
our bosses advent calendar on the radiator.
He could have.
(still sobbing. I bet he wasn't. I bet he is annoying but cute and naive like him ---> http://www.filmofilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/up_m.jpg)
I feel bad for the middle-aged lady. She'll be so sad. Bless her.
and that's precisely how it was back then too.
Exceedingly dull weekend at my parents'. Had to go home to pack my stuff because they're moving. I took Friday off to go down there and while it was nice to have three days away from work, now I've got twice as much to do today.
Had a great curry when I got back to London last night though. Leftovers today mmm.
We were half hoping to have a curry this weekend, but it all got forgottem about after a few drinks. I've struggled to find decent curries since I moved. I think the problem is I prefer pakastani to bangladeshi, and most of the stuff round where i live is bangladeshi. pah.
I ordered through HungryHouse so I'm not entirely sure where they're based, but I think it might be Stoke Newington. I'm not sure if their delivery radius would go down to E1 or not.
(If you haven't used HungryHouse, google it, it's very handy though it makes getting takeaway a bit too easy!)
I haven't been there for a couple of years but for boring logistical reasons it was the easiest choice.
Verdict: it's still pretty drab, but it was actually excellent for Christmas shopping: there are lots of large department stores that are perfect for getting presents for large sections of my family.
I'm glad we're not going there next Saturday though: the lovely English Defence League are carrying out a protest on that day.
it's a terrible design but for pure functionality it's pretty good.
there was a stall advertising the Michael Jackson Experience Wii game. (heh)
The Christmas displays were always worth going for especially the year one of the flying dwarves appeared to be wanking. Did they have an MJ-alike?
I went to this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1335832/Cheryl-Cole-night-Girls-Aloud-Black-Eyed-Peas-X-Factor-show.html
I made an awesome sausage tray back yesterday with mustard and honey and mashed carrot. I also got lost in the Barbican--it's a bloody maze in there!
No: no. That's unfair. I just have a horrible cold and would like my bed now please. Sorry for grouchyness.
Yesterday was a good laugh though, and I was privvy to some highly eyebrow-raising conversations that the girls were having. It will be hard to dislodge them from my memory.
(Send me a PM).
You were let into a very secret circle my friend.
your turn of phrase definitely doesn't help you :D
Can I blame the Sangria?
I was laughing to myself like a train loon thinking about the cupping action :D
Things could never be the same.
But not BONY, harrrr.
Had I left by this comment?
they couldnt compete in price with PMT shocking! i say shocking! after all my years of loyalty....FOOORRRRR SHAME!
yes i know this has nothing to do with what you said
you should email the feedback addy. if you do that, i can guarantee you'll get a phone call desperate to meet a price for you.
ive made new friends and they are local! im a man like a woman scorn
also lost my ipod.
friday can get fucked.
Are you ok?
i broke my elbow a few months ago. i fell over on it (again). its now massively bruised (again). it hurts (again). i hate you.
I had forgotten about that. It sounded like it was still MASSIVELY broken :(
You have a duty to fall over in an amusing style, you know
mine was alright, 7/10. slightly bummed about not going to ATP and getting drunk and having fun, but then all the bands were shit so meh. pretty much finished all my work for this semester, got my last meetings today. also started watching LOST with my flatmate last night which was fun, but I can see the next three days of my life disappearing into the some lost-shaped void.
Monday morning has been a bit rotten so far, it's snowing again (boo) and I've been told I have three days left to do some pschyometric tests which they told me I could do ANYTIME. So I figure, get the tests out the way, moar Lost. Yeah.
I've had a cold most of the weekend and have felt a bit wiped out. so the trip shopping was about as exciting as it got! friday night: went to bed poorly at 8ish; Saturday night and Sunday night: X Factor; Sunday: slept lots and then did cutting-and-sticking with my daughter and helped her make christmas cards for her grandparents.
Feel loads better today though!
The one thing I had planned didn't happen. So I just watched Star Trek and X Files all weekend.
Not really! I did loads of cool stuff; I just don't have time to write about it just now.
Good weekend (now I have this song in my head CHEERS)
I have a headache.
It's my word of the day. I'm unsure of it's precise meaning at this time.
the two words (well the one word and the one typo) would be pronounced the same.
Will listen to now. I thank you, sir.
a girl in my office went a little stamp crazy this morning. Otherwise, I have been dosing up on vitamin c all weekend in the hopes I don't get sick - though I am feeling a little croaky this morning. I blame the alcohol last night - thanks Miss Ouef, Xylo and Chintzy for a lovely evening. The Boots was closed in the end so no Chrystal Meths for me. Sad.
Oh also got a haircut and a facial on Saturday it was just what I needed.
who made three blatant slow walks past our table to check you out...
I massivvel blame him for not ACTUALLY coming over to talk, it's not as if we looked unwelcoming *COLLECTIVE STARES*
Wasn't that more shock from the lady talk?
Inception baby! I just remembered that HAHAHAH
I don't think my diagram does it justice.
( .. )
couldn't possibly have freaked him out, at all.
* not me
Is it still too early? Too Monday? Or are standards just slipping?
but decided against.
as I was saying to my mum when I gave her a pearl necklace for her birthday the other day.
but I have a red patch on my cheek now.
It was a *posh* pie, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Honest to God.
Probably pie-in-the-sky from Hatfood
Caught up on a lot of sleep, did some Christmas shopping, wrote some stuff, watched a few films, decided I'm not going to see this bird any more, ate nice food.
Also, for the first ever time, I'm considered a 'local' somewhere. My greengrocer (Brian Uddin on Bury Market) where I shop often gave me a branded pen and 2011 diary as a 'thank you for your custom'. I felt so honoured I bought a rib-eye steak from the butchers and had it for brunch.
whenever anything goes right.
"I got one of the questions right while watching 15 to 1. I felt so honoured I bought a rib-eye steak from the butchers and had it for brunch."
Also: you about next weekend.
No, not really about next weekend. Essays to write.
I know. But I really do have essays to write and I don't want to do them over Christmas.
There's another Carefully planned in Jan...
More band issues with bassist having completely different working patterns to the rest of us which is a pain, losing so much momentum at the moment. If he wasn't such a good bassist it wouldn't be such a headache.
Other than that drank far too much wine and did very little. Looking forward to christmas so I can have a break from work.
do you work shifts? Yes = sorry no thanks
a new bassist though :S
(it seems i have sinusitis. Ouch).
booked flights to scotland for xmas yesterday, even though Im only really about 40% hopeful that I'll be able to leave the office for more than a day. It has made me happy. Today has not started well, however. I woke up, having dingied my doctor's appointment (in hindsight, all for the best. Today is not the optimum time for me to be having kidney function tests done). I managed to lift my head off the pillow sufficiently to ascertain that there was a glass of ginger beer on the table, and I hoovered it up, before realising it has pinky vodka in it. I feel suspiciously chipper at my desk and even did a bit of a dance in front of the HR girls which involved some heel clicking. It's going to be a long slog today.
just went for a jog on the beach.
very, very cold, and after two mintues, i ran past a man retching and sicking up all over a small boat
god bless southend.
I want to jog past a spewing man with a bleak coastal backdrop :'(
because 'gourck' was the sound that he was making.
I got home with ice in my hair and eyelashes from where my sweat had frozen.
went to a pub in Islington with the cast of Friends.
Think it was them anyway. Played a fair bit of Dolphin Olympics. Watched The Room for the 7th time. Sat.
about me and another man.
Now I have envelopes and apple juice though. My life is peaking, I can feel it.
Weekend was fine. Some boozing, some GT5, a couple of late nights with the cricket.
Apropos of nothing, does anyone here commute from Reading to London? Considering it. Wondering if it's do-able.
It's do-able, but if the job involves late hours then I think it can be a bit of a bugger getting trains back late at night.
Travel to London from Reading is astronomically expensive. Could never afford it. Looks like i'm back to looking for houseshares in N / NW.
I saw Monsters, it was a bit boring
'it's got 3 days left on it'
'no. I have one, cheers'
'go on, I'll take a fiver for it'
Bastards. Hope you're okay.
Spent the weekend in Nottingham. Had a lovely time. Very happy. Not much else to report.
But harry potter :)
there's a 'bit of snow' and Edinburgh's transport network has collapsed.
A note has just sent round saying that staff members living outside the city centre can start to leave now. Imma go for a fag, then see if I can fuck off home early, I can easily walk home in 30 to 40 mins, it's honestly not /that/ bad.
Don't know what aaaaaaall the fuss is about.
because I'm in revision lockdown at the moment. The social highlight was practicing for our practical exams with a bunch of friends yesterday, which reflects badly on life at the moment. Only 8 more days till it's all over, though.
I'm having some major motivation (or lack of) issues today.
I didn't know where to post this, but I wanted some sympathy.
Please give generously.
and my thighs and bottom hurt a bit, which i have put down to that, as opposed to me probably falling about everywhere in my heels on satursday.
Poor thigh. Tiger balm it? (I'm off to boots now for crystal meth :D)
and the kitten is still the kitten you PERVERT
its actually my third last essay but between everything last week ive decided to leave the other 2 till after christmas
i am going to buy some boots this week too, cos my feet are cold in my shoes even when i am wearing two pairs of socks lately :(
Went to London, enjoyed some stuff (waiting for a very, very delayed train from the airport in sub-zero temperatures aside), then missed my early(ish) flight home yesterday by oversleeping, sat in airport all day reading until my new evening flight which then got cancelled at the last minute - but got put up for the night for free in the Hilton next door with a free buffet dinner and breakfast. I really can't decide if it was the best or worst weekend ever.