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Anyway - morning all. Today might be a little bit busy.
it's raining a lot. i had to cycle into work wearing my massive rain coat and my feet got wet from cycling through puddles and it was all rather unpleasant.
why will today be busy?
and in training tomorrow and on leave thursday. and i've got too much work and not enough days!
but they live in torquay and bournemouth respectively so hopefully the sun will shine and we'll be able to take the little'un to the beach lots...
i've bought a new bikini and all and not had a chance to use it yet :''(
I'm back from Latitude, had yesterday to recuperate but my efforts to watch the Apprentice without knowing the winner were scuppered in 30 seconds by the hateful scrotes on Loose Women, followed by a two-hour power cut.
Anyway, I'm now back in work where I don't want to be, upcoming highlights are my birthday at the weekend with my parents coming to visit, more celebrations maybe the week after, and a week in Portugal I'm about to book.
V woke me 4 times in the night and then at 5.30 this morning was demanding his breakfast...so we we've been up dressed, bathed and breakfasted for hours now
least the sun might be out today YAWN
beautiful sunny day here in Stockholm - the first for a while
I'm writing a bit about Stockholm and was wondering if you could hepl me please. Is the Vasa Museum any good? What are Stockholms two best family/retiree-friendly annual festivals?
and pretty spooky. There really is nothing else like it
Family friendly annual festivals? Hmmm, I'll have to think a little bit about that - you mean music festivals?
Any festival really. Folklore, food, music, theatre, whatever.
but I have the good news from yesterday to push me through, and the fact i have an interview next wednesday.
Busy day then probably Electrelane. Happy this morning that Wye Oak are doing a Manchester gig soon, unhappy that still don't have a housemate
got a ticket for it lying around somewhere. I can't see myself being out of work until late though so I'll probably have to give it a swerve, gutted.
you don't even want to go, moousee
I'm sat in work with my hood up. I wonder how long I'll be allowed to keep it up. That is the most exciting question that today poses.
Usually flat ones. Cambridgeshire has very big skies. I imagine Lincolnshire's are massive.
Is it Utah or Wyoming that calls itself Big Sky country?
actually it's pronounced mil-ee-walk-ay
Wayne Campbell: So, do you... come to Milwaukee often?
Alice Cooper: Well, I'm a regular visitor here, but Milwaukee has certainly had its share of visitors. The French missionaries and explorers began visiting here in the late 16th century.
Pete: Hey, isn't "Milwaukee" an Indian name?
Alice Cooper: Yes, Pete, it is. In fact , it's pronounced "mill-e-wah-que" which is Algonquin for "the good land."
Wayne Campbell: I was not aware of that.
Stacy: Well, don't you want to open your present?
Wayne: If it's a severed head I'm going to be very upset.
Stacy: Open it.
Wayne: What is it?
Stacy: It's a gun rack.
Wayne: A gun rack... a gun rack. Shyeah, Right! I don't even own A gun, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack. What am I gonna do... with a gun rack?
Stacy: You don't like it? Fine. (takes gun rack and starts to walk away; turns) You know Wayne, if you're not careful, you're going to lose me.
Wayne: I lost you two months ago. We broke up. Are you mental? Get the net!
Garth: Did you ever find Bugs Bunny attractive when he put on a dress and played girl bunny?
Wayne: (cracks up laughing) No... No.
Garth: Neither did I. I was just asking.
I got off the metro this morning to a wall of ticket inspectors :( obviously i didn't have a ticket. Now i can't afford to buy decent food this week.
Also i'm still really pissed off that i'm not in liverpool today :(
On the upside, got lots of free energy drink from the promotional tits on grey street :D
I was fully deserving of a fine, like i am most of the time. I'm just pissed off i got caught.
It was annoying, but there's not a lot you can complain about. It was a fair cop. Add up the amount of money you've saved travelling without a ticket and compare it against the fine, you probably come off okay on balance.
I'd have though you'd be the upright citizen ticket buying sort.
Newcastle was a crazy few months though.
and the gates at both ends randomly left open, meaning loads of people travel for free and I have to pay ridiculous prices to subsidise their travel.
You could get an oyster card, keep a little bit of money on it just incase you get caught...and say you got on at Manor Park or somewhere like that.
Possibly even not quite that far.
if you get caught here it's like £80 or so
I need to get to Newcastle.
There's a barrage of press photographers outside work this morning and very much a sense that something exciting is going on. It's not been like this since the coalition negotiations. It'll probably be a damp squib, though, I wouldn't be suprised if Murdoch and Brooks have been briefed to 'no comment' everything because of the police inquiry.
Did a pretty stupid thing last night, plugged in a laptop charger that had already started smoking and making funny noises. It broke with a loud bang and a massive spark, gave me a bit of a fright. Now I have to wait for a new one to be delivered so I'll be without the internet in the evenings. :(
I thought about trying to get over to queue for the public benches in the committee room, but my day is looking pretty chokers now. My old uni flatmate is one of the MPs who's involved in putting it all together, and I'm awfully proud :D
I might take a walk past the committee room at the time the witnesses are due to arrive though.
I bet she's excited. It's not often backbenchers get involved in things as big as this. My boss is on the education committee, the most interesting person she's had to interview is Mary Beard - not quite in the same league!
The same session, the other witnesses were David Starkey and Alvin Hall. Not bad all round really.
We went to see a play by the theatre company Nabokov and were sat on the back row by the sound desk. I saw a guy fiddling with the controls and said to my friend "That guy looks EXACTLY like Rory from Doctor Who", to which he agreed, he did look a lot like him. Then before the play, the director gave a shout out to the guy who wrote the script, and the guy who wrote the music - Arthur Darvill. So it was him. After it finished I went up to him and told him I thought it was unfair he acted in a hit show and wrote arty music for plays, and he said thank you and seemed very nice and a bit shy.
He does seem like the sort who'd be nice in person. I'm glad he is.
He'll not be on the backbenches for long :)
It's good to have a balance on a committe (of any sort, not just parliamentary.)
I thought it would be LM, that's why I put she. DC?
I love pop.
Is Nicole Sherzinger on there? Thats my favourite song.
J-Lo, bad? No. That songs brilliant.
which I can't believe wasn't number one! http://open.spotify.com/track/6wQIYp3JceGovaINQmAjxj
Its alright. Its no JLS.
I am still half asleep and I forgot my brothers birthday which is today.
the answer was no.
however I'm seeing him next week sometime so I'll just give him his present then...
but it's Tuesday. Sorry about that.
need to crack on with tha workz.
I'm a bit miffed tbh. Wanted to go pub quizzing last night but apparently three isn't enough for a team according to my mates >:-( Which means there will be no pub quiz thread today. I'm sure you're all grieving.
less than 3 and a half hours left in work! yay!
but it will depend on whether the rain stays off. Argh.
if it doesn't I'm taking you to the best restaurant in the area. So, life is good.
wishing certain people would go fuck themselves and that my screen will stop fucking switching blue and maybe break something or someone
My life is becoming more confusing.
What do you DO in that sort of situation? Hmmm?
i'd say - start a thread about it. Hive Mind DiS will either sort your life out or bring the lols.