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Go and watch Frankenstein. I don't care how you do it. Kill someone for their ticket. Just do it. Thank me later.
I'm going to get my haircut and go for my 'final interview' which isn't really an interview but more of a meeting to sort out all the paperwork and signing on the dotted line. Assuming this all goes well, and it should, I shall be going and handing the keys to my house back the landlord.
Only downer of the day is going to hospital with the mrs but that has to be done. Auto-immune diseases, please get fucked.
haven't been on for a while so:
thursday was really good - we had our funders come in to audit our files - they picked up one or two things but overall it went really well *sigh of relief*
friday's interview went okay. nailed the presentation and practical exercise but gave a few woolly answers in the interview. went away feeling that i hadn't really sold myself that well. should find out sometime this week.
saturday - slept in for the first time in ages (stress with pending audit / interview = lots of sleepless nights previously). went shopping in norwich and then went to a wedding - was actually really lovely.
sunday - didn't do much. listened to the new Low CD.
because the only bits you focus on are the bad bits. I'm sure it went fine! How's the Low album? I only have Things We Lost in the Fire, and love it, but am unsure of where to go next.
at a guess, i reckon I did enough to come about 3rd. So yeah, we'll see. (Nothing lost if I don't get it - things are fine enough in my current job, at least for another year or so).
New Low album is lovely. It would actually be a pretty good "next step" it's quite similar in places to Things We Lost... To be honest, I don't think they've got a single bad album in their entire output.
I did a charity quiz with my colleagues on Friday night, by the half way point we were second out of 18 teams, but we finished in fourth. I was gutted. I had to be physically restrained.
Quote: New Low album is lovely. It would actually be a pretty good "next step" it's quite similar in places to Things We Lost... To be honest, I don't think they've got a single bad album in their entire output.
I end you all.
And I hope you get cavity searched at immigration.
3 weeks and 1 day off
How do you get to be in the olympics? Am I too late?
Also; Lovely, lovely weekend :D
Practice! Ah, the old jokes are the best.
Congratulations on your new found skills. What's even better is you can't forget!
What did you do that was so lovely, huh?
I'm pretty much there. Though I don't want me feet strapped in, so maybe I'll give it a miss this time.
A weekend with the missus involving: champagne and strawberrys, mint choc chip ice cream, HOME MADE mojitos, pancakes, Pimms, bike riding, SINGING and DANCING and SWEATING, some other drink things, some other food things, some other thing things. The End.
Knees up Mother Brown etc.
I had a dilemma last weekend when the weather was glorious but I was like "It's too early in the year for Pimms. It wouldn't be right".
In retrospect, we get so few glorious weekend, you should take the chance to drink Pimms whenever and wherever you can. More fool me.
Yesterday was my secound round of Pimms this year. April 18th. Doing well.
Had another great weekend: spent Saturday listening to Adam and Joe and buying CLOTHES, finished season 5 of the Sopranos. WOAH is all I can say. Then went for a bike ride yesterday and had a picnic with wine, did some MSc work and started Parks and Recreation (brillopads). Tonight I am pub quizzing and on Wednesday I'm off to Croatia for NINE days. Can. Not. Wait.
Then I go away. For three weeks. This makes me cheery.
For god's sake h_y_g I don't care if Frankenstein was good, I want to know if it went well with the girl.
the fact that Frankenstein is ace is the only aspect of the date I'm willing to discuss in public. You can take that as a good or bad sign. I can PM people who are really desperate to know, at my discretion.
But fair enugh I guess.
I'm this close to just writing it anyway. But I know it's a bad idea. Stop encouraging me.
DON'T BE LIKE ME,JOSH. YOU'RE BETTER THAN THAT. ALMOST.
To be honest, I'm enjoying the fact that it's not me for once.
I'd say it was the second best in the franchise. Yeah.
Saturday - Lumberjack duty.
Sunday - more of the same. Had a BBQ then watched The Walking Dead. Also, my Community dvd turned up on Saturday and somehow my crappy 25 quid Bush DVD player plays region 1 dvds. Get in!
I forgot how good it was. Self-referencing = pretty good (see also, Authority Song by Jimmy Eat World).
I would like to see Scream 4. People, come with me. Thanks.
I'll send you a copy. BAM! BITCH WENT DOWN!
I remember reciting this FAR to often than is acceptable. Pretty sure I was only about 10 *ahem* though. So it's fine.
Did you really call the cops?
You bet your sorry ass I did!
My mum and dad are gonna be so mad at me!
This weekend featured a touch of the exotic: picked someone from England up from the International airport and he stayed over last night. I'd never met him before.
A dozen of us will randomly turn up in your country, PM you an urgent request for beds, and come and crash at yours requesting tasty sandwiches that contain "capiscum".
I'll cook you up some zucchini too.
Hope you don't mind being woken up by kids at 6am every morning regardless of what time you (and they) went to bed the night before.
Also, I am possibly coming to Australia soon. See you there.
Aren't you going to Adelaide, though? Sorry, but we're not planning on relocating anytime soon
Back in the office after just over a week off. Feels like longer, going to take a while to get back into the swing of things. Also, I got so little sleep last night that it's pretty much guaranteed that I'll fall asleep at my desk at some point. I hope my colleague goes for a nice long lunch, then I can get my head down.
4 day week then BAM. 11 days off - Going to Brighton, Leeds then to a camping barn. Life is good. Probably better than I deserve. Did miss out on automatic promotion to the premiership with Bradford by 1 point on Fm11 though in 2019. Play-offs are not my forte
Had a brilliant gig on Friday with our own special backstage room and everything! Photos too which look ace in my opinion and really made last week's stressful practices worthwhile. Best night out I've had in a long time actually :)
so hopefully I can finally find your adress and post you that album :)
Weekend was pretty good. Dinner and drinks with the boys on Friday.
Quick coffee and cake with one of them Sat aft then met notgirlfriend on the Southbank; had a wander, sat on grass, looked in Tate Modern then drinks/dinner. Sunday we were very lazy and stayed in all day.
Weekend was nice, saw ToD and Rival Schools. Chilled out with her parents last night. They brought so much wine for us. Good times.
My life has gone from simple to frighteningly complicated in the space of a weekend.
My friends ex who had moved to the area decided to go for first base with me on Saturday night. I did not stop it she (and I) is interested in us seeing more of each other.
The friend in question is known to generally not handle broken relationships very well and he is the brother of my very best friend, so I'm really playing with fire.
She wants to just keep it secret, which is doable since we live in London and my other freinds down in Kent now, and that is the sensible option if we're just mucking around and either way, it's early days, but I know that if something was to come of all this, I'm best bringing it up early for damage control.
This is all pretty disasterous really. My friends are so important to me and I'm pretty surprised I've let this happen. I seem to be ignoring what I know is the right thing to do and I just feel that talking to him could ease my conscience.
and now you're seemingly having a breakdown? I wouldn't worry about it too much :D If you're genuinely worried ask the ex, if hes unhappy with it then you have to make a decision. If he is fine with it - happy days.
Maybe 2nd base in your world.
1 - Holding hands
2 - Kissing
3 - Ummmm, one of you touching the others bits
4 - Smashing it
then going and sitting under a desk, shaking, pale, and gibbering softly to myself
this was the desired outcome, yeah?
I've got one of those too. I thought that was par for the course by this point
Genuinely breaking my spirit
I think we can safely say that first base = pashing/snogs, and fourth base = sexytown. The second and third bases are the Disputed Zones.
However, let's look at the most agreed-with definition on urbandictionary:
Note the heavy emphasis on up the shirt or shirtless. Clearly, then, the winning defintion:
1 - kissing (hands going anywhere but crotch or boobies)
2 - a range of activities ranging from hand up the shirt fondling to upper-body frottaging
3 - a range of activities ranging from hand-in-pant fumbling to ORAAAL SEX
4 - boomtown
And the best you can do is Urban Dictionary?
You can't see me, but I'm doing some hefty eye rolling.
you can't argue with numbers
Imma do a survey.
I'm talking about Major League Baseball.
Can you please explain to me. I feel the "naive charm" excuse isn't going to wash with such a world weary and wise bunch
I respect your old-fashioned upright moral compass. Keep being a hero amongst vagrants!
It's been my grey area of the year, thus far.
you're saying that first base = holding hands? this is an novel, unacceptable and frankly bizarre grading for the base system
I'm probably wrong and look like a teenager
that I thought of it. To find otherwise is to have the ceiling of my world-view collapse, like the cheap masonry-work of the Masood's Argy-Bargy restaurant in the Eastenders, falling onto my wayward, handsome, estranged, homosxual son and injuring him lightly
well you know.
I quite like it. Make's first base more intimate, as in first for best.
And to be honest, yours isn't much better.
LIES. and incompatible grading systems. INCOMPATIBLE GRADING SYSTEMS
Your mate is exactly that, your mate. He's probably going to be upset but sad about it, but no where near as upset and pissed off if he finds out in six months - even if it has fizzled out by then. And he will find out eventually, trust me.
Man up, take his anger and then JBHR in moral hygine.
She doesn't want me to say anything because she's worried about his reaction, but she has a lot less to lose than I do.
I think it's about finding the right time. Maybe it's not just yet.
I mean is this a recent ex or did they date something like 5yrs ago and he's seen other girls since? Also bases???? Really? So you kissed and fiddled for a bit. Next thing you know you'll be telling us she touched your special place.
to pour scorn on other people's principles?
sorry that tone was harsh but i can't believe the double standards on here regarding people's rights to a lifestyle choice depending on what aspect of life we are referring to.
For a bunch of people who get quite emotionally stressed about various slights there's a remarkable callousness, usually only when it's a man posting something.
rather than 'I'.
I'm sure msmonipenni did not mean it quite the way it read so no need to all jump.
Are you saying that people would be reacting differently if it was a female diser recounting the story?
but also the rushing to the defence of any female poster that says something rude. Also the weird notion that to be a man you should 'JBHR' and all that.
I'm not defending msmonipenni because she's female, I'm defending her because I've met her and she's a nice person.
nice people can often be rude too.
but you should bear in mind a disproportionate number of the women on here have met people in real life, and the simple fact is you will be more protective of someone you’ve met (regardless of sex or gender) than a random on the net. Also the whole JBHR thing is a joke, mainly stemming from the fact most of the guys here are, lets be honest, indie geeks who need a good kick up the arse when it comes to being proactive with women they are interested in.
But broadly there is plenty of sexism on these boards, I'm just not seeing much of it now.
just a springboard for a wider debate on why this is the case. I'm not particularly protective of people I've met either, if I think someone has said something I disagree with I will just say it. mmp is alright most of the time.
I think you tend to disagree with people really rather aggressively, I think if you toned the rhetoric down a bit people would be less likely to jump on you – normally you’re making a decent point, but in a manner that is hard to sympathise with.
As for a wider discussion, I think DiS just reflects wider society; it is pretty sexist. A vast majority of people have double standards, it might be what job you do, your sex life, or something else. I was once laughed at by someone who described herself as a feminist for saying I’d like to stay at home with the kids and my future partner go to work. Not saying it shouldn’t be challenged (it should) but you need to develop some t’interweb tact.
only 1. people don't take notice of tactful complaints and 2. people are so used to stereotyping me as a mad crazy bitter person that it feels a bit like pissing in the wind.
2. If starting today you decided not to live up to the image /some/ people have of you, by the end of the week you'd be having more interesting chats. I've thought this was interesting, and you've been totally reasonable and tactful, whiclst not agreeing with me. What's not to like?
misrepresenting/exaggerating your message to bring attention to it. Kind of.. internet shouty-man syndrome, I guess. Maybe it does make these discussions a bit more fun to read, but it does propegate this message that the internet is filled with people spewing aggressive rhetoric.
and sarcasm winds me up like nothing else on this earth, totally can't abide it! I take your point though, better not to be the shouty man!
I use humour. JBHR is humorous to me. I am somewhat childish.
FYI: H can stand for 'him', too. Hope this helps.
irrespective it's typical of an unthinking man's attitude towards women, no need for either sex to appropriate that approach as it's a bit uncaring.
Also you are by no means the worst culprit especially as you don't tend to make serious remarks in such a fashion.
he's seen other people since, but I think this girl was his longest relationship.
Also, re: bases. I didn't want to be explicit here. The vagueness suited better.
who split up with who?
If she dumped him then it will probably be a worse off situation. Also, are they still mates or do they not see or speak to each other?
They avoid each other whenever possible.
But a year is a good amount of time for him not to be to mad.
As an aside, I've been on the recieving end (it was a girl who meant A LOT to me) and the only thing that hurt me was the secrecy. But that hurt fuckloads.
See how things develop the next couple of times I see her. I'm going to avoid getting deeply involved before I speak to him. I think I just need a line to stay on one side of before I do speak to him. So far I could maybe class it as 'one of those things'.
but I think you should examine what you want here and how you'll react. If she wants to do the secret thing, then maybe that's something she finds kind-of exciting, but if you find it stressful and shit then it's not going to work.
And as has been said, the longer it goes on the more likely he is to find out and the harder it'll be to explain. However, telling him now might formalise it too soon. In short, don't have a period about it (sorry, I've been saying this all weekend and I love it) but be vigilant, and tell him when the time seems more right.
its not on.
Sunny. Food. Park sitting and wine drinking. Pretty good all round.
Weekend was good, dinner out with ladyfriend on Saturday (ended up accidentally meeting her dad though, not cool). Pub quiz on Sunday (lost heavily), nice chilled project at work for the next two bank holiday filled weeks (although I'm going to be working on both Royal Wedding day and Mayday).
Mother-in-(not)law up. Nice day out on saturday. Jamie O's for nomalicious food last night.
I started my job today :D
On my way to work I saw a guy in a wheelchair try to tilt himself back a bit to get on the bus but he went too far and fell out. The bus driver and two big men watched me try and lift him back into the wheelchair. They just stood there. One of them eventually helped me but the others didn't even bother picking up the shopping that had spilled out of his bag. JFC.
a little bit sad, but hey: nothing ventured, nothing gained. it would have been a hell of a job uprooting to the south-west, so it's probably for the best.
something better and more suited will be around the corner.
tbh if the same job had been advertised in cambridge / norfolk i wouldn't have applied. (a little more job security; slightly less pay; equal levels of travel). it was just because it presented an opportunity to relocate, which in hindsight would have been a royal pain in the arse.
so yeah, i'm fine about it!
Uprooting? Oh, no no no. This is definitely for the best! xx
I am feeling like a proud mother now.
Today will be spent lazing around eating cheese with some guy.
M I RITE?
Trail of Dead this week though, so got that to look forward to!
where I bought a new pair of jeans and converse both identical to the pairs I was already wearing (only not worn out). Made me feel like I was getting old.
Though they're a fairly youthful jeans/converse combo, to be fair.
but I'm going to see Trail Of Dead tonight and doubtless shout along regardless.
Watched Norwegian Wood last night - admittedly it's essentially lots of long walks in the countryside and crying-sex, but it's a beautifully-made film all the same.
This morning I gave someone an injection for the first time. It's really as easy as you'd imagine it to be.