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No idea when I get to go.
I had an awesome night and am paying for it.
Is it Christmas yet?
I feel like a trooper though. I'm sick, but still working. I want to go home times a million.
Well done, trooper.
I have really peaked in the exhaustion stakes.
You London types seem to have such an advanced capacity for partying. It's beyond me.
But Christmas is not for the weak!! :D
I went to see my friend's band play last night, had a few too many shandys and made friends with everyone in the whole world. The end.
Or whether you are just a stupid as your Brother.
Got a cold coming, hoping it's not going to be something worse like flu. Someone already asked 'why's your voice so sexy today?'.
In better news, we've been given tomorrow off.
I'm really hoping I get tomorrow off! I still have so much to do!!
So now future planning, may do some reading for an essay I need to write.
Also, I now have two screens - a 22in behemoth HD widescreen and a 15in extra one. It's nice.
until 5pm tomorrow. What the fuck is up with that?
I'm in till midday tomorrow. Hopefully we can finis everything today though, and make tomorrow two hours or tossing around then sod off.
that the one remaining boss in the office tells us not to come in tomorrow. There's only three of us due in and there won't be much to do. If I do have to come in, I'm making mulled wine.
I've got a bottle of pre-made mulled wine at home. Surely running it through the coffee machine and keeping the warming plate on should work, right?
you can just drink the stuff out of the bottle without warming it up.
Don't think they liked the taste though.
keep it on the hot plate though!
Unless I microwave it first. Doesn't sound like a good idea though.
when i start at 10. Ring of fire last night. Ow.
Bit of fuss over nothink. Thanks for your ibuprofen help.
How's the whole being hungover at work shtick going?
FUCKING OUTRAGEOUS. There's no point being here tomorrow, all I'm going to do is the bumper puzzle section in the paper, listen to music and look at the internet.
(although accounts for about 300 days of the year for me)
69 users online.
I think I'll give it 'til ten. I'm a lady after all.
got 3 presents from people at werk. i have blank cards with me so might card everyone up and give them all a pack of maltesers or summat.
still waiting for two presents from amazon ffs
I'm still seething from my champagne Vs orange diffuser fiasco.
champagne Vs orange diffuser fiasco?
Woth jam on?
really rather pissed off. Wasn't going to come in tomorrow but may now have to on the off chance (presents are being delivered to my work address)
still nothing for Mum yet though. Not going to be happy if it doesn't drop through the door soon.
that would be good.
Its not a bank holiday
so i presumed that meant no deliveries.
although home-working at christmas is not the most productive of times. Just watched Airline.
SOLDIERS, FALL IN - Last day at work!
But you had already started this one - using an army based theme in the title and everything.
Always trying to steal my thunder you absolute turd burglar.
LAST DAY OFF WORK!
I'M GOING TO MAKE SPELLING MISTAKES ON PORPOISE TODAY!
Your thunder just navigates towards me. It's understandable, really.
I'M GOING TO READ ALL OF YOUR POSTS IN THE 'PORPOISE' ACCENT TODAY!
Can't wait. Not a lot going on today though.
*punches air with both hands*
Avoiding going for drinks with colleagues after work, at the German markets that I saw being dismantled this morning.
Gotta squeeze in a haircut, most of my Christmas shopping, after work drinks with a mate, and all the work that for some stupid fucking reason I put off doing on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. What a cunt.
Oh, late total stands at 7 hours now.
There is one other person in my office and he is watching something on iPlayer
its only quarter past 10
and still wondering why I didn't book at least one of these days off, ah well.
Hopefully by lunchtime we'll be done, office is closed tomorrow! :D
Nearly got the nerve up to play Dolphin Olympics at my desk
I'm listening to Duran Duran (the best of Duran Duran) although, it's actually called 'GREATEST'.
They include All She Wants Is and leave off Careless Memories. Mental.
I could actually leave and finish my christmas shopping but I don't want to miss anything in that Sweet Gorilla thread.
It's called 'Idolize Yourself'
Look at the track listing:
Definitely the best best of ever I feel.
First lempsip of the day. How many do you have to have before you're 'hopped-up'?
At least 17. Are you snorting them?
No, watering them down.
I need my boss to go out.
Only one other member of my team is in. Three others have failed to turn up, including a director. I'm supposed to be in til tomorrow lunchtime but there's no way I'm turning up tomorrow. I don't have anything pressing to do anyway.
Got the best part of the work out the way and now it's just the daily trickle.
A bit to do tomorrow. Why our clients schedule their transactions for xmas eve I don't know, but I expect to escape between 2-3pm tomorrow, and off to the station for the sardine can back to Maidstone.
Just me and one other now... WHO WILL BREAK FIRST?
until 1.15 tomorrow
nothing today as school is out
still waiting for an amazon order, TENSION building, have to go and get all the children's stuff later from my Mums to wrap tonight. SO EXCITED to be proper father christams this year as R is at perfect age of excitement
and a carrot for his reindeer. I found out a couple of years ago that rather than biting the top off the carrot for us to find and sticking the carrot back in the vegetable box, my dad used to dutifully eat a raw carrot before going to bed on Christmas Eve. An alternative never occured to him.
What a hero.
My Amazon order just arrived!
all of it?
hooray! CHRISTMAS IS SAVED.
Possible works xmas lunch in a bit.
Amazon order made on Sunday hasn't shown up. :-/
All the best with yours.
I ordered mine on Sunday- they came on Tuesday. I don't know if this is helpful to you or really fucking annoying.
I ordered mine about 3 weeks ago. One small item arrived last week but the rest have not.
Why does no one have Prime?
I'm listening to ABBA
I'm listening to Ella Fitzgerald. It's the most christmassy music IN THE WORLD.
In favour of Phil Spector's Christmas gift FOR ME
(although Running In the Family is a CHOON)
I'm listening to Level 42!
Up next: Probably Erasure THE HITS!
i wish we worked together. my office is dullsville.
You're listening to Level 42. I'm working so hard that i haven't had time to change yet.
I'd like to buy the rights to your "xmas presents arriving at the eleventh hour" story...in order to turn it into an Arnie Xmas Blockbuster.
You guys will be played by two of the Chilean minors.
that i'm actually getting away with posting at work. No doubt this will be rectified from boxing day 'til tuesday i.e. hell on earth.
If that doesn't symbolize hometime I don't know what does.
I've just got into work after some personal appointments this morning, and teh need to detour via whitechapel hgh street's most excellent burger king for a whopper with cheese meal. that, and last nights 'match night special' of rack of ribs, buffalo wings, mash and beer, means that my pecker is well and truly up and I am feeling MILES better.
finishing up at 5 for a mad dash to stansted. I think I an get away with ten mins of posting on here before heading downstairs ot the bar for an obligatory mulled wine.
In bad news, I just went to pick up my lovely green chiffon dress and white fur coat from the dry cleaners (my 'The tart who loved Christmas' outfit that I had planned for Saturday) and it appears that the charming chinese laundry people have fucked off for the holidays ALREADY. I would be incandescent, but for the fact I have a hot mince pie. PIE :D
Oooooooo *shakes fist*
(tesco finest deep filled. Ooooh I DO LOVE A DEEP FILLING, etc, etc.)
This reminds me once I won £10 by eating a whole yule log in 5 minutes
I think it's because I cut it with a blunt knife and it kind of shattered, and then caved in on itself, leaving it looking like that brown thing that gowman's cat dragged in the other day :/
I did wonder as I typed that, thinking, I am fairly sure A has no cat. Hmmmm. I would like a cat.
I think Sam had some.
I think I scared Meowington away from it. I asked why she hadn't had any and she asked if I was saying she was fat, which is a horrible place to put any man.
I wasn't saying that, naturally, but it will always sound like backtracking after the accusation.
A conversation from which there can be no retreat :D
Two pork pies, one pig in blanket and a partridge in a pear tree.
INSTANTLY MEANING I'M A BIG FAT HEFFER WHO SCOFFS HER FACE AS SOON AS SHE SEES CHOCOLATE CAKE.
Don't hate the player
for the first time this year with my colleagues. The gamble paid off as we went to the place where my cousin works behind the bar and he gave me a sneaky free drink. Good lad :)
How is he? Good to know he's still there!
Busy though, said he's had a couple of bar staff quit in the run up to Xmas. Was sorry he couldn't make Dad's dinner the other week. Think in a way he's happy to be working until 5 on Xmas Day. Going to be a real tough one for them :-(
for it not to hit quite as hard. I know mum struggled a few years back for the first year after AB had gone.
suspect she'll find this year tough as well.
Was nice to see him and have a quick chat though.
Just back from a christmas lunch with work.
You'll be pleased to know my last forkful was comprised of turkey, yorkshire and pig-in-blanket. BEST TIL LAST.
if you have to use a soup ladle to get it all into your mouth in one go.
Did you observe your colleagues eating habits?
But I wasn't really paying attention if I'm honest.
LAST DAY AT WORK
this Christmas will forever be known in my household as the Poxy Christmas, or as A Christmas Pox — I'm not sure which — owing to the outbreak of chicken pox throwing many a Christmas plan into disarray.
Stock up on calamine lotion and hope for the best! :D
It's not me, fortunately (I had it when I was little), but the kids. It's just that parents of other kids get a little panicky about infectious diseases, as though it's the 17th century, or chicken pox is as virulent and fatal as e boli.
as our parents were really keen for us to get it when we were still really young, so as to avoid the problems associated with getting it when older. I don't know how many plukey little scab faces I kissed and licked- I still never came down with it.
in my work Christmas party raffle last night.
I was going to be carrying 12 days over into 2011 because I've been busy and not able to take them. My boss said I should use some up if I could in December when there was some respite in my workload to avoid carrying so many over. So I took last Thursday and Friday off. Last night, though, I effectively won those two days back, so I haven't reduced the number I'm carrying over at all.
Christ, that was boring. Apologies if I wasted some of your life there.
I'm carrying 7, and as I haven't really had a holiday in 13 months, am looking forward to an imminent holiday in the sun and a long weekend of getting off my twat in berlin. And guess what landed on my deak last night? An aim-listing, to be done for end of Feb. Fucking hell no. You give me these holidays BUT THEY ARE MEANINGLESS! Also, I have to convene the kick off meeting with the nomad on <drumroll>.... yes ladies and gentlemnan, the 3rd Jan. A PUBLIC FUCKING HOLIDAY.
Happy Christmas, Raanraals :)
Happy Christmas right back atcha. Over the Christmas period I mainly have to write learned articles about the Bribery Act 2010 and its impact on private equity. I'm almost tenting in anticipation.
I’ve done 2 bits of work. That’s one bit of work per biscuit I’ve eaten. 1 bit of work for every 3 cups of tea I’ve consumed.
Still waiting for an Amazon delivery for my ungrateful brother. I’ve already bought him a back-up present.
1 hour and 15 minutes until I can leave. Need to dig the car out of the snow when I get home.
I’m definitely eating a pizza tonight.
why am I being given a load of work too? I haven't done anything for MONTHS.
I've done all mine. Now sitting at my desk, about to eat biscuits and listening to The Beatles. \m/
whats wrong with these people shucks? AND I don't have any biscuits. Today is the worst day EVER.
(its not actually because I had a big lump of stinky Stilton in tesco which left me with cheese breath and made people keep their distance at the checkout)
Lord knows. Yesterday I had to do about 10 mail merges, because there's nothing like leaving it to the last minute!
:( This may cheer you up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev3VwmpBXyo
I hate pokemon.
The Beatles? JFC.
right before crimbo as well, shame.
but i don't think its essential, no.
Should I have a bit of a look around for it, do you think?
I am NOT working tomorrow! I repeat: I AM NOT WORKING TOMORROW.
Do you hear me? NEVER. WAS.
So while you've been sweating it out, not knowing what's happening, I've been chilling in my shades that look like a capital figure 8.
Look everyone!! Let's point and laugh at Darcy!
I was going to use a capital "B". But then opted for a figure 8.
(yes I am actually doing so little work I had time to debate it in my head).
LAST DAY OF WORK, YEAH?
But I think you'll find that I have managed to get a WHOLE DAY off. So in the spirit of the non existant competion. I win. Loser.
I'm here til 5pm tomorrow. FIVE IN THE PM!!!!!!!!!!
SUCKS. TO. BE. YOU.
hang on, that doesn't really work out in this situation.
I'm Mr Hanky the christmas poo right now. I'm ok with it though.
It's sorely tempting.
Be at one with the turds.
I'll just be a small pebble like a rabbit dropping.
Now I look odd.
This has given me MASSIVE giggles.
Some misguided sense of solidarity perhaps.
I'm a confirmed Methodist.
Just put my Out Of Office on. Got that lovely OOO feeling.
But im also working tomorrow :''(
Merry Christmas to one and all.
Chintzy! Court marshal this trooper!
WHAT?! This was NOT approved.
but then at 9pm I'm all done and I'm off to my mum's! No more work until the 28th.
I need to do all my Christmas shopping tomorrow. I only have to buy for about 7 people but I have no idea what to get.
My bosses mum dropped by and gave everyone in the office a BIG TIN of quality street. Should probably put my shades back on.
I haven't done that in about a month.
Lighten up people.
Looks like the rest of the office has too much work for us to close tonight and we'll have to be in until midday today.
You're late! Go!
midday tomorrow. Wishful thinking. :(
JUST SAYIN ;D
I AM GOING HOME IN TEN MINUTES!!
Merry Christmas, y'all.
have lovely holidays and see you when you are back :D xxxxxx
NOT 30 mins before me? YOU DISGUSTING BUMHAT.
I'm off out tonight so I suspect tomorrow is going to pretty damn painful. I'll be soldiering on then travelling back to the motherland...
probably out at lunchtime though.
only until 1 though, THE HOLIDAYS ARE SO CLOSE
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO THOSE WHO HAVE BAILED OUT ON US XX
Not at work tomorrow now. Gonna drink rum tonight.
Merry Christmas one and all. That includes you Bamnan you silly sausage!
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE YEAH?
I'm off to my girlfriend's this evening, and am waiting around the office until she leaves work.
Entertain me, people.
Left work at 5.05. Got onto stansted express 5.25 train. Managed to sit in first class undetected *high five*
Train ran exactly to schedule!
Arrived at stansted airport exactly 23 hours and ten minutes too late for flight.
I went to Crobar last night and I was doing shots with the bar staff while destroying a bottle of whiskey. Xmas eve is not going to be easy...can I go home now please?
this is the christmas eve eve one and not the christmas eve one. You should go home x