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Today I am handing in my dissertation. Yeah.
YOU? Also, I'd like to hear your weekend plans please.
will be short and gag-free
i was kind of panicing there that there was no Friady thread so thank you. Ive nothing really to say though. Im shattered.
So now that you're finished you should be able to inform us once and for all what kind of car would make the best time machine, yeah?
kind of tricky, a one man show
kind of boring waiting for UPS
+ weekend = 1st beer & barbecue weekend of Sweden 2011
i might have BBQ & a few beers, ive not had a beer in months
will probably go see Frightened Rabbit play at Avalanche tomorrow for RSD and think I'll go see Never Let Me Go which is showing at the Sunday matinee.
Have to also write a best man speech for my brother's wedding next weekend. I only seem to be in the mood to do it when I've had a few drinks which is a very risky strategy indeed...
i'll bring you your zombie books back :'D
should be down there around 12.30ish I think.
Just got out of the shower, wonderfully warm. They’ve done a marvellous job on the tiling in the communals, it’s like the Mausloeum of Galla Placidia in there. Inspiring stuff. Well worth seeing (though you would be looking at a 10-15 year stretch for the pleasure, so, on balance, probably not worth it).
Looking forward to chef’s scrambled eggs and salmon. Henry really does have the Midas touch when it comes to savouries, which is rather surprising for a man convicted for such unsavoury deeds. A little gung ho with the dill though and his pastries and puddings leave a lot to be desired (but that’s a whole different area of expertise, as he is is quick to remind me!)
Scrabble evening against the guards is cancelled tonight. Shame things got out of hand last week. I won with BEZIQUE, the guards didn’t know what had hit them!....well, actually, they did...it was Martin. He got a little rambunctious with one of the guards following a debate over the order of Western art history from Classicism to Post-Modernism. Still, the injured party will be back on shift in 6-8 weeks, so I’ll keep the scrabble board well dusted and at the ready!.
tomorrow: shooting a ridiculously professional sounding music video. it has a "story board" and a "call sheet" and everything, which is rdiciulous
sunday: trying to mix an album, probably failing
who's putting the record out?
which is why its so ridiculous that we're having this swank video. the director is doing it under his own steam really
break a leg an all that
I am about to send in an essay. I'm actually pretty pleased with it as it turns out and this is the most confident I've ever felt at handing in an essay/most time I've ever spent on an essay. Kinda annoying that the highest mark I can possibly get for this module is 75%(got full marks in the presentation) and I've totally wasted my time making this really good at the expense of all my other stufff...
You must be pretty pleased to hand in your dissertation (I bet it's great).
Anyway, one of my best (in every sense) friends is coming to visit tonight which is pretty good. We're gonna spend the weekend in Helsinki's best indie nights, playing boardgames, visiting saunas and swimming pools, going to art stuff, making delicious vegan food.
And with that, I yield.
I don't know what's going on this weekend yet, but I'm hoping to eat lots of pizza at Chorlton Green festival tomorrow and have lots of fun. Great plan.
And I just got myself a ticket to their show at the Windmill too.
Trail of YEAH!
I go on holiday on the day of that Windmill gig. It's going to be AMAZING.
Just waiting for monday really, monday should be good.
I'm good. Yesterday I went on a course and got a license to operate one of these bad boys: http://is.gd/at3nys (!!!!!!!!!!!) which was pretty fun. I also learnt that my jury service has been deferred until July 11th which is GOOD too.
Tonight: wrapping boyfriend's birthday presents to give to him tomorrow (his birthday's while we're away).
Tomorrow: kind of fake birthday; Adam and Joe; holiday clothes shopping.
Sunday: Sleep, masters work, holiday prep. GOING TO CROATIA NEXT WEEK!!!!!
There is also a 30th soon enough that I must go to, also have a gig i need to practice for and I have done very little.
If it turns into a dick measuring competition I will be mysteriously disappearing on my own.
You've been invited cos you're this fella's mate, he wants to have fun times with you. KILLJOY.
and while there are a bunch of people I'm looking forward to seeing. There are a few I don't know. There's already been MASSIVE BANTS on email, with one guy (an army officer) getting all rah rah about us all dressing up in fancy dress.
I'm sure it'll be great, but I'm erring on the side of caution at this stage.
that'll do nicely
I should stop doing long coach journeys, they always give me the sniffles. This weekend I will mostly be trying to find some jeans I like, watching football and listening to some records I bought the other day.
Saving pennies at the moment, so last night and tonight were/are blank evenings.
I did have my first go on the HP Guinness last night though. I put it in an egg & bacon sandwich. It wasn't exactly revolutionary. I might buy some bangers to try it with.
Tomorrow going to see Gills v Morcambe. The club are doing an offer so I get to sit in the crap seats for just £12 and pray it doesn't rain.
Gonna watch some maniacs run a long way on Sunday. I want to be one of those maniacs soon.
Gaucho! Pretty much given me enough enthusiasm about life to get through the last day of this tedious project. Not a lot left to do, so I might leave early.
Saturday - cutting down trees. Urgh. Then drinks in the evening.
Sunday - lumberjack duty again.
Currently listening to a stream of the new Foo Fighters album and trying to make up my mind whether I want to buy it or not. The first song was pretty ace to be fair.
and Scre4m has had loads of middling reviews (claims that it's tired, that the meta stuff is forced or doesn't really go as far as it needs to be, but that it's still fairly entertaining slasher fare).
I'll still watch it, but then again I went to see Suckerpunch a couple of weeks ago. My current record of cinema going hasn't been great.
I expect seeing Priest when it comes out won't change this.
Basically I'm going, knowing that it's going to probably suck, but it will be a laugh. Plus, Alison Brie's in it <3.
Tears were in my eyes!
Is there a new community out today too? I bloody hope so.
An old friend (not that good a friend, migh I add) is offering me money. And nothing in return. CONFUSION.
a substantial amount?
He aid he'll make regular payment. It's ODD.
has he given a reason?
Is he massively rich?
Does he want to lower his tax bill or is he joining the Plymouth Brethren or something? Or perhaps it's counterfeit or stolen cash?
I assume the arrangement would involve him keeping you in a flat? And your job would be to look pretty and be *hospitable* when he visited?
I just can't see what he would get out of it. *SHRUG*
Would it actually be that bad? I mean maybe I'm being naive, but if the money is significant, might be worth it...
I'm just laying out an option she could consider.
My 'friend' is suggesting I become a lady of the night. Well.
A mistress one might say. See? that sounds romantic and mysterious doesn't it?
Like the girl in An Inspector Calls who drinks a bottle of bleach to kill herself.
I played Sheila in An Inspector Calls at school :D
I have probably been an unpaid mistress. Is that worse? Maybe? At least it was a better motivation. Maybe.
You'll need somebody to make sure you have a safe working enviroment, and that nobody tries to steal from you. I could do this for a reasonable cut of the monthly payment.
With the money I would buy a hat, and perhaps a cane.
especially the JB Priestly reference.
you don't even have to touch the clients and you can get them to do all your housework for you.
And /they/ give /you/ money. AMAZE!
I can do this.
Plus, our kitchen does need a bit of a sweep. Do you think Icould get them to turf my lawn, too?
i'd be careful with breathing restraints if they're being asked to do heavy lifting work though.
and if they do it wrong they get tassed.
this service costs £350 extra per hour.
and up to 3 calls of "Work hardy, my little piggies" per hour from Chintzy.
Does this mean you want to hire me? :D
No such thing as a free lunch.
I am clearly a terrible person, because I contemplated it. But no, no I will not be doing a Pretty Woman.
Are you expecting me to pay you to call me Daddy?
Take it up with Kitchmo if this is a problem.
...is Sonic Youth's second album, originally released in 1983. It was reissued in 1995 on DGC with extra tracks from the Kill Yr Idols EP. The album features a live cover of The Stooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog". The cover image is a sketch by bassist Kim Gordon of guitarist Thurston Moore. This image was used on gig posters early in the band's career.
The club night itself is a mix of electronic dance music of many genres and burlesque acts downstairs, with live bands and dj's playing an eclectic mix of non-electronic music upstairs.
I like the downstairs bit, tits and techno, what more can you ask from a club.
I'd be more inclined to regularly turn up to a club called Tits and Techno.
In Edinburgh that'd mean minimal techno and lots of flat chested lassies with bucked teeth though.
2 goodbye parties and 1 birthday party.
Tomorrow - another birthday party
Sunday - pack for AMERICA :D
dissertation handed in yesterday. at work now. going for drinks with work people later, then think the 'bird' im seeing might be coming over. dunno tbh.
Tomorrow: go to Wickes (you heard) and meet my Dad when he gets off the train, go to Wembley for the FA Cup semi (semi lol)
Sunday: lunch or something, somewhere
I don't even know what it is but I can't escape it
I'm at work and am working hard at watching through my telescope an interesting zepellin type ) It looks as if it's shortly about to crash land into the thames.
Think it's a Goodyear blimp.
basically, it's an advertising aircraft. It is advertising Goodwin's Tryes, whose slogan is Saefty Together. It does not look safe, and it is only barely together (although it did not pitch into the sea. It is still bobbing around central London).
thank you steve
So that's wherte bastard's gone!
I hate lying!
Also, mate's birthday tomorrow. If the weather keeps up I think it could be a nice BBQ..But my mate is a bit of a prick, so it could end up like last time. Want to know? Well, okay then... He basically became obsessive over a certain lady he lived with and then, at HIS birthday, he saw her looking/talking to another man... So he floored him. I mean, how dare she!
So yeah. Can't wait.
I would probably not be his mate much, maybe have him relegated to acquaintance or put back into a probationary period.
I'm really just treating it as an excuse to catch up with all the others from back home. He's not great when he's drinking around couples for various reasons, so I think tomorrow could be interesting. Want an update?
On the up side, I have a whole week off next week!
He sounds like he needs a good hard kick in the cunt.
but he is almost ferral.
What a prick.
Pretty poor week all in for the coffee machine.
One day with no actual coffee. One day where there was no whitener. No sugar today. FFS. I might as well just set fire to the building at this rate.
I wasnt even in the office. Pandemonium supposedly
cos it's not clear from your post. I'm hoping building, but guessing machine. I had a dream our building blew up last night and I had to work from home for 2 months. Best dream ever.
Although the reason I was out of the office was to go and make sure our DISASTER RECOVERY systems were up to date and ready to go. Coincedence? Would you have to work from home? We'd have to go to Coventry everyday. I dont want to go to Coventry
I don't think they'd make me go to Montreal. Oh dear God, I hope not anyway.
Handed it in to my tutor first though, who said it was good, just had to expand on one point and cut a bit. I'm happy with it. Are you?
Less happy with a few essays I've gotten back that I did after christmas. I was just back from the US and really, really annoyed at this fact. So let's just say they're dragging down my average.
Fucking formal education. Might end up going back to uni to do some computers degree so I can actually get a job next year. nrgh
and wanting to set the entire world on fire. Could go either way.
Summary: not an ace day, hoping that Scotland at the weekend makes me feel heaps better.
+ 5 charisma
- 5 agility
- 5 intellect
Been out of the office interviewing a guy who claims to have invented an anti-snoring device. He's given me a free sample (£18.99 retail) which is cool, because apparently I am a fucking horrendous snorer.
Tonight I'm off to do charity quiz with some people from work, which might be fun, or might be awful. Lazy day tomorrow, lovely, then off to see Frankenstein with CC on Sunday.
H_Y_G OUT, MOTHERFUCKERS.
If so link please.
I got caught snoring my head off last weekend. I'm worried my glamourous lady-like persona is going down the pan.
Aren't you at your new job today? Already on DiS?!
I start on wednesday now! :( boohoo! I really wanted to start today.
Enjoy the extra time off!
You aren't staying in my bed. Cheers.
Not for nothing anyway.
and it being shitter than when it went in. Tonight Dragons v Ospreys over at Rodney Parade then some beers and a curry. Quiet weekend otherwise, kids football, rugby and maybe some 5 a side for me and a more than likely trip to Diverse for record store day, not that excited about the majority of releases but may invest in some Young Widows (emusic'd the latest last night).
But I've been working this week. Do I now tell my boss "Sorry, not doing any more"?
are you still feeling unwell?
if yes, tell your boss, then go home.
if no, stay until hometime
bellend, you just threw away a week off work.
And only doing bit and pieces.
But cheers for the unsolicited abuse lamb chop
It would still have been abusive though, only slightly less so.
If your boss isn't around, just down tools and play PS3 and drink boozy drinks whilst sitting about in your pants. ITS FERIIIIIIIIDAYY!
Also, get better chuffnuts. <3
Either way, it'#s worth slipping it into conversation, so that they know (as if they're in any doubt!) how dedicated you are. I would jokingly ask for an extra 2 weeks holiday to compensate for the trauma of your premature return.
One thing I've learned however, from working myself to the edge of sanity (and still doing it to some etxent) is that you don't get many extra brownie points for taking dedication into the realms of martyrdom. Bottom line is- your health is more important. And if you knew how much of a hypocrite I was to be saying this, you'd burst your stitches laughing at me.
IM NOT EVEN SUPPOSED TO BE HERE, IM ILL, IM ILL.
Then I'd go home and play PS3 in my pants.
And I only have three tasks which I've interspersed with a healthy dose of PS3
I have to get a train at 7am to go to work in fucking Stratford Upon Avon tomorrow. No Record Store Day for me. Oh well, I hope it's sunny.
So yeah, tonight will be spent doing laundry, eating something, going for a run, going to bed early and listening to records. Namely the new Mountains one. Oh, and proofing my girlfriend's dissertation for her.