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I saw Slow Club with Smyth2 last night. He's a nice chap!
Tell me about your upcoming day, DiS.
i have been quite absent lately. combination of a new job and trying to make the most of may before the girl goes away means i haven't really been here. though ti would check in! watched little miss sunshine and vertigo yesterday. solid.
When does she go?
Have a good day
despite it being cool outside.
I was at work yesterday so I'm not particularly minding being here today.
Oh, BTW, totally going to listen the FUCK out of your Spotify playlist when I get home later <3
it's fine at my desk, thanks to the fan i acquired when i moved here. i walked to the water machine and it was crap.
oh, and thanks. :D
I feel great this morning. I'm on day 8 of sobriety and I'm quite enjoying waking up feeling fresh every morning. That and my new medication is working so hopefully no more anxiety attacks/feeling completely spaced out.
Today I have a FOUR hour meeting although it's preceded by free lunch so I won't complain. Then I'm off for two days and back in on Friday!
It's three weeks until I go to Primavera. EXCITEMENT.
couldn't afford it though. I'm going to Glastonwick though, should be fun, if a little different to Primavera. Who are you looking forward to most?
I'm playing Bristol tomorrow night, so I'll spend tomorrow and Thursday with friends. We're staying in a house that entirely made of recycled materials. It looks so amazing!
it's only acoustic, mind. Have you been there before?
This has been a very unhealthy weekend.
Went to see swedish girl on sunday. That was nice. We watched the Ricky Gervais show. It's quite funny.
Watched iliketrains last night. They were good. Disappointing not to here more older stuff though. Still good fun. Support band called Kins were excellent, too, I thought.
Now I'm in work and all i can think about is getting the call from the interview I had last week.
And LO AND BEHOLD, last night's support, We Were Evergreen, were excellent.
Weekend was okay. I was a noise widow and spent my spare time making some new paper cuttings and then meeting up with the girls for shopping and eating and drinking and fun stuff.
I have to go to manchester for work on Thursday and was hoping to have drinks with scout, moussee and c-r again but work are stealing me both evenings and I'm really REALLY annoyed about it :( Waaaaaaah.
I need to find somethhign to wear to a wedding in two weeks. AHH.
me = ahhhhhhh
Is it wrong that I am looking to Fern Briton for inspiration?
because I have a new nice lime green dress and I think I'll just get a new bright pink blazer.
I saw him for like an hour or so in the morning and 10 mins when he woke me up each night at 2am.
He got hit in the leg with a washing machine drum so I guess we can call that karma.
i am mainly applying for jobs today.
someone is coming round this afternoon to measure our flat. weird? idk.
i might start a new thread about this if i can be bothered (or i might just google it or even use my own brain omg) but i also have to go chat to my friend and help them make a pro/con list about moving in with their significant other. i'm a bit rubbish, my opinion is like, yeah? do it? why not? give me some reasons why not, dis.
apart from that, it is sunny. yay
How "together" are they? If they can see their long-term future together then why not?
they've only been together 6 months or so though. is that too soon? that's the problem, i think. and also that she is messssssssyyyyyyyy and disorganised and he is verging on neat freak. HA. other people's lives, huh.
My boyfriend and I have pretty much lived in each other's pockets since we met, and it's never been an issue or caused any arguments.
you'd better reply in it then
I would never attend a party that doesn't serve houmous.
Nailed it. Absolutely nailed it. Perfect strength, just the right amount of milk.
Blatantly going to be the apex of my Tuesday.
I make most of my tea using a teapot now, because it *usually* always comes out perfect.
last night i dunked my wispa into my tea. jesus, why hadn't i done that before.
would the bubblyness of a wispa compromise it's structure though..
I feel this is a sign* on how the rest of today will go
although it'll be online tomorrow as they're showing the episodes early in Canada <3333
but the boyfriend is away so I can't :(
I need more treat yo self
they're showing the last three episodes on the same night. that probably isn't a good sign :(
Not sure why. I'll probably just watch them all in bulk one weekend.
I tried to clean my flat last night which usually de-stresses me, but it just made me realise the futility and scale of the task, and how much shit I own and need to sort out. I am also poor. And my colleague is on holiday so I'll have twice as much work to do this week, on top of my job interview on Thursday. And I'm poor. I have good stuff coming up but I can't afford to pay for it. Now my gf is sending me plans to go to Paris in August, and saying how cheap it is, but it's not cheap if you have no money.
I used to live in a STUDIO FLAT with my boyfriend and now we've lived in a two-bedroom house for nearly 4 years and we've completely filled it up with crap. Why don't you sort some stuff out to eBay? That way you'll be able to afford Paris (I know it's easier said than done though, so yeah...)?
It's mostly crap like clothes and stuff - I am just a really bad hoarder, I never throw anything away, I have bags full of bags and tags I pulled off things (why would I ever need those?), so I need to chuck out t-shirts I haven't worn for four years and various other nonsense.
The bigger issue is that I am hoping, sooner rather than later, to move to London. I know and accept I will need to flatshare when I do that in one form or another, therefore my hundreds of books, DVDs, CDs, posters and acres of ornamental fuckery, plus a bed, sofas, and other furniture will need to go somewhere, and it just seems too big of a task to ever deal with.
but it's really lovely, so you should go regardless.
So it's like £60 for two nights which sounds great, but I don't have much more than that to last me to end of the month, so it's not so great. I would love to do it, it would be lovely, but I'm saving all I have for our trip to America next month. Money is like the only thing that causes tension between us, I hate it so much.
like you, it's the constant rift between me and my boyfriend. Whenever we have money problems we end up arguing and falling out. Why does your girlfriend want you to go to Paris? Just to get away for a bit?
She'd like to go away every weekend and do nice things... I just have to prioritise.
saves a lot of money, still gets you out of the house. Everyone's happy.
I tend to find that whatever happens, I end up spending lots of money.
We wouldn't be able to afford that. Even with the £55k.
But the thing is, even if I just come to London for the weekend to see her -
Tube / busses £5
Meal out £30
Drinks £10 at least?
So I've spent £60 without even doing anything special.
This is all worst case, it's not like she's some entitled princess who demands I buy her nice things, but there are moments I just think she doesn't think about it in the same way I do.
If you can't afford to go to Paris - then have a conversation with her about it. You would hope that she'd understand. There's no point in getting into debt/a tizz about money for no reason.
Sounds like you're pretty stressed fella, so try and chip off the things that are in your control one at a time.
Money is just the worst thing. Our jobs pay very differently (and we have different debts), and I never want a free ride (and she likes to be treated), so every so often it all comes to a head.
You're right, I need to take things one step at a time, once this job interview is dealt with I'll be clearer I hope.
Just sit down and have an honest discussion with her about your money problems. You shouldn't feel bad about not being able to afford something. And this 'she likes to be treated'. Everyone likes to be treated but it shouldn't be expected. Most of the time you need to go halves on things or take it in turns to be able to afford things.
Maybe I'll confess everything on top of the Eiffel tower, it will soften the blow.
otherwise its going to become such an issue. Seriously. Money is probably up there with the things people in relationships argue about most. We'd all love to go out all the time, do nice things and go away every weekend but if money won't stretch, it won't stretch. Sometimes its better to do 15 nice dates in London/Essex rather than one weekend away. And if you do it all the time, it stops being a treat. Our first weekend away just us two will be in August and I am incredibly excited about it.
LIFE. I want to go tidy some more, I need to feel in control of something.
My girlfriend is in so much debt she has the equivalent (after bills etc.) of JSA to live on per week. I don't have any money worries whatsoever. However, we make it work through a sympathetic understanding of each others situations. And we very rarely argue about money as a result. It's pointless.
Money's one of the most irritating things you could argue about - it's a shame that it happens, I suppose, but I think you need to stop feeling bad about it. You're young and you're at the start of your career - EVERYone's poor in that situation.
Us wimmin wanna go to Paris and be all romantic and shit.
supposed to be going to Amsterdam at the end of the month. I won't be able to afford it. But my flatmate keeps paying for stuff and it's just horrible because I hate being in people's pockets. Just feel shit about it. And he keeps saying it's ok but it isn't.
Also, good luck on Thursday b d
b d to you too, hope you hear good news!
The support band upstaged them a bit although Slow Club were great too.
Can't be arsed with work today, will probably just spend the day sneakily watching Parks and Rec on my phone.
+ New shelving/stand for record player and records
+ New amp for record player
+ Visits to Bristol and Oxford have resulted in many new records to listen to...
+ ...and many burritos consumed.
+ Sunday spent with family during the day and friends at night.
- Back at sodding work during a busy week when everyone's skiving and I can't listen to music.
- No holiday to look forward to until the middle of September. September!
It'll be a substandard burrito otherwise
I need some kind of stand for mine, currently it's on the floor which ain't too great.
One of these: http://is.gd/zihkO7
The two sets of shelves are just over 12" high and 12" deep, so are perfect for LPs. When folded down, the top holds my stereo on one side and my 7"s on the left. Here's a picture: http://twitpic.com/9hanp4
Two disc fancypants book version, too. Great birthday present, that was.
thats a perfect fit for 12" records. ive got one on its side with my stuff on top. the purists would say an isolation shelf to cut down on vibrations and means you can jump around near it without making the needle jump
did you go to the Mission? God, I wish I still lived near an establishment that sold massive, amazing burritos to take away.
One of the ones in Oxford AND the one in Bristol. Heady times.
Went away to York with my gf, and had a great time. Stayed in a little guesthouse a few minutes walk from town which was really nice. Went record shopping, saw some vikings, chocolate, ghost walks, dungeons, castley stuff, drunk lots of tea, ate good food, made plans for an ironic couple blog, singing our favourite new jack swing hits over breakfast - good times.
Returning to normality is a bit meh though. Time to make a cup of tea. Need another holiday to look forward to- think our next road trip might be to Surrey next month to meet the parents- eek!
Question- how long is a good time to wait before meeting a bf/gf's parents?
Although I can only guess
as it's well vintage and retro
Was one of those murder mystery hunts around London things, like the Apprentice, Sherlock Holmes and the Goonies rolled into one. Was seriously, seriously amazing and so much fun. Cheers, brusma.
Sunday was not so good although I did see Avengers Ass. and went had the Boss Hog at Bodeans which was nice.
This week I'm doing shit all.
Sounds awesome! I need a Bodeans soon.
http://www.adoorinawall.com/ . I guess they don't put many on as one event takes months and months of planning but it's well worth waiting for the next one.
"...or even if you just fancy a bit of Megan Fox..."
Pretty good weekend all in. I'm sure you're interested so I will tell you about all of the things.
Friday night went to the pub with some people I used to work with. Bit surprised to see that the ex boyfriend of the girl I've been seeing was there. Pretty sure he doesn't know but i definitely didn't mention it. Massively awkward.
Saturday did nothing, it was great.
Sunday I was going to go to Sounds From The Other City but I ended up having to pay a fine for my friend after he helped me move house and stayed in Morrisons car park for more than two hours. Robbing bastards. I had a bit of a date planned for beforehand anyway and she didn't have any money either so we drank lots of tea and ate cake like twee bastards and then had a few beers. We went to the Castle to see if they had any of the beermats I've designed but they didn't have any out. Then someone who was at SFTOC rang and said we might be able to blag our way in so we went to Salford and totally couldn't. So we sat outside a pub and got people to buy us drinks. I went in for a kiss when her bus was coming and she proper went for it, and I thought THIS IS BRILLIANT but then I realised that she was so enthusiastic because she'd been waiting for me to do that all day. Stupid brain. She text me later and basically told me that too. There was me thinking she was a liberated woman and didn't need to wait for me to make the first move. Never mind, going to Brighton with her this weekend yessss.
Monday I spent the day trying to stream Homeland. I went for a kebab and Christiano Ronaldo came in for £100 worth of kebabs. The man behind the counter said it wasn't the biggest order they've ever had, Eric Cantona ordered £400 worth when he was making his film. Also, my housemate told me he knows Scout. Scout, do you know someone called Bob? That's my housemate that is.
Only working three days this week.
I am an idiot though, it was pretty obvious from chat in the week leading up to it that it was totally on the cards. The worst thing was, she said I did the same thing the last time we met up, but I didn't think I was in with a chance then and she only gave me a peck on the cheek. I dunno, bitches be crazy. This weekend's going to be a total snogfest though, it's going to be disgusting
he used to get up, dress himself and go down for breakfast wearing his pants, his glasses and his watch.
yesterday felt like a bust somehow though. I was looking forward to just chilling out but then the day felt boring, lonley and wasted as it came to a close.
Fuck off Tuesday.
I thought I had some microchips in the freezer but I don't, dammit. Might go out for a burrito instead. I'm glad I've got today off, I got back from Barcelona yesterday and I hate going to work the day after a holiday, even a mini one. I can't stop thinking about work, though, as there was something important I forgot to do on Friday and I know I'm going to get in trouble tomorrow, gah.
and finished about 9pm Saturday night, at which point I was still in my pyjamas as was so clsoe to deadline I didn't have time to dress. I got it done though, I already posted it but here you go...I've never made a brochure before, it's hard! http://issuu.com/hayleyflynn/docs/fromtheothercity
Yesterday I mostly lay down and ate curry. Top stuff.
Today I've mostly filmed the rats running about my bedroom. They've eaten a bunch of flowers whilst I was in the shower, its made them hyper.
well the same person left me a bunch of roses on Sunday!
dyou know who it is?
Is it an expensive necklace? SELL IT
someone on twitter sent me a photo of a wall and said 'your present it here' and I went exploring and found it and it was a necklace that I'd really wanted with a note saying the world needs more interesting people http://bit.ly/KYje0p and then these flowers with some information I'd asked for help with on twitter last week http://bit.ly/KYjsVv
He says he knows you. Everyone's been waiting for an answer.
or does he play flute?
I surely do :)
I mentioned to him that there's a weather vane on top of our house and he said he's never noticed it. I said I have a bit of a tendency to look for stuff now and keep walking into people and he mentioned yr blog :)
you should come over with him one night, I've not seen him for ages
And your mysterious gift giver sounds very intriguing.
InDesign ruined my life for a few weeks whilst doing it, learning that kind of stuff is so beyond my concentration span and I've already agreed to do another one for another project. I hope I can download the free trial to the same computer again, cos I aint paying!
I still hate myself.
I want to go to Sainsburys and get a scotch egg for lunch, but the man who works there winked at me last night so now I'm scared to.
great great news. No more soggy vegetables in the fridge and no more being unable to open the freezer because of the ridiculous amounts of ice.
In other news, I've got my first 3 points on my driving license, thanks to a traffic light related misjudgement a couple of months ago. FUNSIES. Would be curious to know who's accumulated the most points on DiS...