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but I'm doing it anyway.
How are you? I'm OK. Suggest things for me to do this weekend.
(hi andyvine, i'm fine)
I'm feeling pretty great, surprisingly. Went swimming last night for the first time in ages and managed 17 laps. That's good, right? I'm probably going to give up smoking too as part of my health kick. Soon I'll be really hench and angry looking.
Also at a loose end this weekend. Cancelled a gig because I didn't want to do a 3 hour round trip to play to no one and not even get expenses covered. Might check this out on Sunday...
coming from Manchester. My gf is in London on Saturday, she's going to see some friends. I wanted to go with her but no one offered to put me up and I've got to look after my mum and dad's dog most of the day. I wanted to go and see Johnny Foreigner as well. Who cares, suggest summat for me and cat_race to do in MCR on Sat
What's MCR when it's not My Chemical Romance?
Might watch This Is Spinal Tap
include me on your plans. Ta.
we'll think of summat
It's the UK's premier hot air ballooning event.
going to a traction engine rally today. it's grim up north.
Prob wrong side of the Pennines though, right?
it's genuinely great. You get to laugh at farmers all day and look at classic cars, then get drunk after. Little Comets played it last year.
One Night In October? That's a tune, that is
This is the place to air yr grievances.
not one for doing that. I've got coke so things are looking up already!
Hope you're doing well Mr Vine.
Gowman asked me out yesterday on That Twitter but I totally blew him out and then he was all yeah i didnt mean it anyway but I could tell he was crying.
Gowman's an upstanding LAD and now you'll feel like George Michael in Careless Whisper.
The Darkness started following me on twitter yesterday and I'm not sure how to deal with it.
You should tweet Darkness lyrics and see if they're really paying attention
I trimmed my beard back to just stubble last night, i'm in deep regret over this.
The weather is bloody lovely down here though
with scissors though. It was getting pretty massive, now I look well fit again
instead I decided that I had to start over which means I have to go through the awkward stages between stubble and beard to get it back.
Really disappointed in myself at the moment
only I have glasses and hair on top of course
Might just buy a hammock, live in my office and spend all the money I save on bourbon and loose women. And a new phone.
Might just sty in hotels for the rest of my life.
Can I have your flat?
(Terms and Conditions apply).
Made an impossibly posh woman cry earlier. The day has started marvellously
(told her she couldn't get any funding as her income was about £60,000 a year)
My heart has had its decency squeezed out over the years. Fuck everyone.
An income of £60,000 a year and you can't afford to eat?
totally dissing Coldplay and stuff. What a cool guy, I bet he runs a great website that doesn't break and stuff
i got excited when I saw Pelican but then realised it was a pissing maccabees song
Might sit in the garden when I can be arsed to have a shower.
but wtf is it
it doesnt matter
then goes down the shitter just in time for Blur in Hyde Park. good one Earth you fucking twat
gf coming down tonight.
Will probs go to Hyde Park tomorrow, do a bit of shopping, go out for a meal and drinks. Then head to my Dad's for a family bbq on Saturday.
All in all, pretty stoked.
My aunt passed away yesterday which was pretty shit. Just throwing myself into work/major effort into distractions.
Going swimming tonight, then the pub! Looking forward to this weekend, As I am going to the Great British Beer Fest in Lahndan
Was expected but doesn't make it less shit!
All the best.
Hope you're ok.
win £150. Shame they probably won't pay out when they see 2 accounts at one address and I struggle to convince them my gf is also a fan of poker..... Bingo rooms really our the worst places on earth though -oh gud luck babes hope ur lucky stars are shining bright xxxxxx etc
tomorrow I get to go to manchester for a long meeting in the hilton which is good because I don't have to do any work for a day and I get to sit in first class on my own on the way there and its bad because there is no time to see the lovely manchester people as I have to get the train back at 6:30pm
MIXED. Looking forward to the weekend though <3
but its a lovely botches birthday that day so I will be doing whatever takes her fancy!
Just hang around until Saturday and then everyone's problems are solved, see
I was supposed to come up today and stay overnight leaving me free to see people tonight but annoyingly they cancelled my meeting this afternoon :(
WANNA GO TO THE MILKSHAKE PLACE AGAIN
I can't believe you didn't factor in my commitments to your plans. I don't know where that milkshake place you went to was, I couldn't get out of bed in time to join you
Loved it there. And I liked that other place across the road that was called something twee like tea and biscuits or something like that
Try as I might, Scout is much twee-er than me
Twee and Biscuits :) (it was Teacup)
I'm taking you to the cornerhouse next time so you can see it before it gets demolished :(
haven't seen Home Sweet Home opposite though
so I can't even do that. Boo! Gutted you're not hanging around
2 more days of work before my week off. Woo! It's really nice outside though, so I kind of wish I was off on leave now.
My knees feel knackered at the moment- lousy gym routine! Had to give them a rest this week and just do upper body stuff. I've got a sneaky feeling I don't quite eat enough calories for optimum strength gains so haven't made as much progress as I'd have hoped. Ah well, I'll have a good rest next week and then get back to the barbells. Ruugh.
Had two great opportunities this month and now it looks like neither will happen. A possible move to London cancelled out being able to move in with my mates in Bristol, but now I'm not sure the London move will happen. Leaving me with nothing.
hope things work out.
Just spoke to the man and he said I should know about London by tomorrow.
I'm in such a rut here that if I don't get it I will be devastated and probably run away to the continent. Seriously. Montenegro looks nice. Anyone want to come to Montenegro with me tomorrow?
cos the guy is still paying rent on it as well as for his new place.
last week I was trying to take an afternoon nap and there was an ice cream van going about playing that song for FOUR HOURS. I'm still furious.
Realised last night that i'm pretty shit at badminton. But then i've had three weeks off, after two weeks on, after 13 years off, so maybe it just needs some time.
In the Airplane Over the Sea has just clicked, might just stick in on repeat for the rest of the day.
And bringing his Taiwanese gf with him. Will be great to see him. Just two slow days at work to get through first.
My friend Phil (lbc on here) was back in the UK a week or two back. Hadn't seen him for nearly a year, and it was fantastic just nattering like old times again. Gonna make sure I visit him soon.
But I got crippling blisters waking to the shop yesterday so I can't really go anywhere :( my boyfriends car wouldn't start anyway so nevermind.
I'm looking forward to working a half day tomorrow then having the whole weekend off, paid :D
the actual worst theme park ever, home to so many kids' parties when I was at primary school.
tell them to do it on sat instead
get them to do their routine for me and c_r on sat. we can do it at my house, everyone's invited. it's no 19
I suspect I'll have to go to Longsight market. Then I need to go to the antiques shop to write down the name of a building I saw on a painting, then to the post office to send the postcards I sell, then more drumming (I can almost play Fake Empire now), then sunshine, then fish eating, then writing up an article, then arranging access to a really badass building for next week, then sleep. Just as good as yesterday only no half savaged mice brought in the house today to try and catch.
worst decision to live there for a year
but I wouldn't live anywhere like that. Did you ever see the Plymouth Grove pub, probably not Longsight officially (I'm not so good with borders and layouts of towns). A real beauty! A clock tower and everything. Also, on the topic of beautiful buildings, how I wish this place still existed in Manchester....
to be honest I never spent any time there unless at my house or going to the post office, really really hated it. thankfully fallowfield was a 10 minute walk away, horrid. where was the hippodrome?
it had a sliding roof, space for 100 horses, it was flooded for aquatic events and it was later the Gaumont cinema where GIs would go for singalong films and later where Myra Hindley and Ian Brady had their first date. It's now an NCP car park.
that's quite interesting! the NCP near Cornerhouse?
the one next to McDonalds/old Picture House
I came up with Wyld Stallyns, Sex Bobomb, Josie and the Pussycats and that was it
When my housemate DJed in uni that was his DJ name
it could be like covers of California Dreams songs :D
But also....Crucial Taunt, innit. Cassandra's band in Wayne's World.
Just found this, feel pretty stupid for forgetting Spinal Tap (fucking mentioned them in this bastard thread didn't I) (do they count?)
Electric Mayhem from the Muppets! The Be Sharps from the Simpsons! School of Rock!
how cool is my band going to be? (very)
What do you play? Actually it's Scout's band, you need to ask her if you can join coz she is the boss
sod the Bee Gees
tbf only because I saw a pub in Didsbury advertising a tribute to the one that died recently
We'll be better with our intepretations of We Are Sex Bob-omb and, err, Baby On Board
Can I be in schwing?
That's like me owning a guitar (which I haven't picked up for about 2 years and couldn't really play anyway) and two keyboards (which I bought on a whim and have never been able to play, even a little bit)
So far I can play hip hop beats, swing beats, *other stuff*, I'm learning Paranoid by Black Sabbath next.
On that matter, can you rap, wilykit? I want to cover this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFYhjKr2ry0
Set up a practice and let's do this!
We're going to be called The Melonheads and my stage name, or whoever sings, is going to be Evan Dandon't.
TH reckons I'm pretty good already.
I'll be in robert johnson tomorrow night dancing to zip and shackleton.
i don't really care about today anymore, today is just a day in the way of tomorrow
got a lift down with my parents cos they had Olympics tickets and I'm on summer break so got literally nowt better to do.
This evening I'm meeting up with a few old friends I haven't seen in about a year, one of them's been in California and one in Qatar. Should be brilliant.
Is there anything super-amazing on in London at the moment that I should see while I'm here? Olympics stuff aside obviously.
I'd go but I'm not in London this weekend and wasn't invited anyway :(
so I miss that and Playhouse. If you weren't invited I'm sure it was an oversight! Unless you've killed his cat or something.
no one's ever going to believe you're Adam Ant.
this is exciting. (relatively). Got completely slaughtered at the Hornimans pub last night, so excitement is on hold while dealing with the mild vexation of booze.
i also got taught how to backflip. I failed five times, achieved wonkily on the sixth.
also refused, also day off on monday, also hothouse on friday.
this is helping the hangover.
i'm probably going to jump in the most pit.
are you a mosher andy?
all the best people are.
Kind of lapsed in recent years tbh but like you i will prob get too into it. I fully expect to break my glasses or something
that'll get you back in the swing of things in no time.
On this recommendation I will download Jane Doe tonight
Me and my mum and dads dog are going to have the best night tonight. She loves a bit of noisy hardcore, she does.
a fight broke out, and someone swung to hit a guy, missed, the momentum carried him round and he ended up hitting me, twat
Were you in Stockport today? I saw someone who looked exactly like me. The tension was unbearable
i work in the city centre too. there's too many of us knocking about, I think a cull is needed
Played in a friendly last night and whilst I think it's a good idea my body is telling me today 'no fucking way old man'.
probably not worth it now
It's awesome. Nothing else to report.
but they are really taking their pound of flesh- looks like i'll be here late AGAIN tonight. After my 'black knickers white seethrough dress' disaster of yesterday, I'd like to report that today my knickers fell down on the DLR because I hadnb't tied the little side fasteners tight enough. I had to walk to work with my hand clasped to my hip.
My aim for tomorrow is to get through the day without any sartorial crises and do as little work as I can get away with.
I am feeling quite grumpy.
<abandon reply> (something about not owning sensible pants, but no matter how I type it, it comes out all wrong.)
yesterday I was in a permanent state of knickerlessness. First off the cat I@m cat sitting brought a mouse in the house first thing and I was half dressed so I had to run around the house and garden trying to save it in just a tshirt. Then I went to work and thought I'd pop into my house to get clean underwear and clothes but I forgot my key so I worked commando and came back to the cat house where I then had a drum lesson but got really hot to I just took my clothes off and drummed nude :D Today I've still not been home so more knicklessness occurring.
I don't know why I'm telling you all this. KNICKERS
They're a bit pointless a lot of the time. I wear those lycra thong leotard things from american apparel a lot under t-shirts, and with those you obviously don't need pants, but this can be awkward if you need to take off the leotard and don't have spare pants in your bag. My best (most shameful) ever commando experience was at a catholic christening, where I simply forgot to put them on and didn't realise until my husband was helping me to climb into his big chelsea tractor afterwards and he shrieked as I flashed the whole street (hwicih didn't helpt o divert attention.) <3 KNICKERS. And drumming nude sounds like the only way to drum!
Cos I have these (TH gets freebies and I asked for tights, and well, when you ask a man - of course you're going to get these ones) and I feel ridiculous going out in them in case a gust of wind blow my skirt up
They are... interesting!
I meant these- I have them in loads of colours and wear them under stuff (and it means if I go out after work, I can rip off my shirt and have CASUAL/SLUTWEAR on underneath.)
they all have lovely bottoms
just saying, like
but free tights are free tights
www.phoenixfm.com if anyone fancies a listen, currently playing some Sparks, Cat Power up next.