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And how's DiS today?
is everybody stuck in snow?
or maybe their new routes in to work didn't pan out
mine took longer today becuase of dustbin lorries
I'm starting to get that ''it will soon be time to get back to work'' feeling. That said, I am going to make the most of the rest of the week. I mean, it's AQoS tomorrow afternoon!
some of the questions, that i am not discussing here, were really hard
& i would imagine some of them could be quite controversial
(esp no 12, not that i am discussing it)
The deadline is a bit vague - Wednesday - for answering the questions (which we aren't discussing). OBT is a fair man though, he'll probably keep it open til tonight
Made it til 3.30am before I fell asleep. Up at 7.30. Not too bad.
Work in 20 minutes. I'd better get a move on.
And post a 'feeling a bit low about' thread. But I'm tired and i dropped my croissant on the floor this morning. Fuck everything.
Going in to work late at least. Supposed to be seeing mates tonight, might cancel though.
Try and push through, bud
Just hard to motivate myself. Nothing serious though, I'll be reet.
Just had a realisation last night that my life has changed permanently over the last few months, and that I have to adjust. I've been running away from thinking about things but it would seem I've run out of road.
I blame Romney, I'd be able to concentrate on that if he'd won.
It's just taken me a bit longer to get there.
it's been a transitional year and i guess it's best to look forward and several other cliches like that, but hey, you're a good lad, you'll be reet.
As with PO, holler if you want a beer at somepoint. In fact, let's set that up because I haven't see you all in years.
When you realize that some things are never going to happen/be the same again. Never. Permanently.
Of course I knew that already but it really hit home yesterday.
Chin up etc. I'm resorting to whisky again.
I think I'm addicted to love. Or the chase. Or sex. Or closeness. Christ, I don't know. I'll get off your chaise longue now and let you have it back.
and it just hit me... this is where I live now, and like you say, I knew that, but maybe I hadn't... conceptualised it?
Whisky. Yes I'll just drink my bottle of Johnnie Walker.
I promise i won't punch any walls.
BUT other good things WILL happen that maybe wouldn't have happened before. I have to think this because I can't resort to whisky :D
Go out drinking, you know it makes sense.
Go and post more stuff about my sex life on my facebook wall for my mum to see. Go on, let's be having you! ;)
(ddon't cancel. I was going to do this later because i need some time alone to think. But I am not going to.)
I am going to the cinema ACTUALLY with the girls from media. I like them and they're letting me into their group of all the cool girls. SQUEE. We are not going out chasing boybands afterwards.
DANIEL CRAIG <3
I think DC is one sexy fella. He is a brilliant Bond
I still would though. Must be difficult for both of them: who do you think they have to fantasise about when they want to come?
I know I do ;)
I don't want to have to read a thread about it afterwards.
I'm just jealous.
The only sex I get now a days is when I turn to the HBO channel.
We need to do something about that!
My stomach can't take this. Stop it.
was a toffee nit lattee with salted caramel topping an dan extra shot. It's good. But i'm preferred the cheese and marmite panini.
Today will be mostly spent internally debating when to quit my job. I've been banging on about it for ages but it's finally got to the point where I can't take it any longer. So, Friday or Monday?
Off to the Chelsea match with my brother this evening, with a spot of Bodean's pulled pork and a couple of Sam Adams beforehand to celebrate this 'momentous' day (or at least it will be if Bachmann doesn't get reelected). Should be fun.
otherwise you'll spend the weekend building up to it
I'll probably be slightly hungover and reckless on Friday morning after Andrew Bird so this sounds like a good plan.
So when you're back on Monday it's already accepted. A start of the week resignation is always a little ugly.
Thanks guys. I've still no idea what my notice is but I'm technically out of contract so I'm just gonna see what they say, they may well tell me not to bother coming back on Monday haha.
Also; I am jealous of your pulled pork.
I#m an eating machine this week, I think it's the cold.
because the intern has just offered to go to soho to get me kati rolls. I need to stop the shaking.
as I know they're going to try and make me stay, probably by finally offering me a proper wage, but it's all a bit too little too late. The place is a shambles and people are leaving left right and centre and it's just really not what I want to be doing. So yeah, needs to be done.
All of which I know you did not ask about. I will save you some pulled pork if you like.
I don't know why I felt the need to shout this. I'm leaving it, regardless.
It's definitely the best thing to do!! Brave. I was made redundant from my GOD AWFUL job and decided to stick it out and do what I actually wanted to do. Worth it.
Please do save me some, and could I also have some coleslaw and hot sauce. Thanks <3
Thankfully I'm pretty confident I can get some work experience pretty quickly with some friends who work for record labels so that will keep me active and get some more stuff on my CV whilst I actively start looking for jobs. I've tried doing it whilst I'm still here but it's just impossible, mostly because I still don't really know what I want to do. At least I can definitely cross 'Planner' off the list I guess.
Also when you're not working, it makes you go at it full force, y'know?
You'll be fine :)
went to a free gig in the opening of the new dr martens shop in bristol last night
great set by the fauns & okay one by idles
had free beer, but i was driving
& had 50% off everything in the shop so got the significant other a new bag for work, she needed a new handbag but they had nothingn she'd like.
was originally going to see ringo deathstarr supported by the fauns & spectres, but they've cancelled their whole european tour so this was nice replacement
Had one of those cold cans of starbuck's double espresso and milk on the train in. Very enjoyable - 8/10
but they always have this slightly sour off-milk kinda aftertaste. Then again I haven't had one in years. Might investigate at lunch.
this one is PERFECT. Its a little bit sweet and its refreshing but yummy at the same time. I'd like to try their cold mocha frappachino they do. I imagine its just like a milkshake.
I hate lattes. Too milky, urgh, I'm not as baby, make it stop. BUT I love gingerbread and all things that taste of christmas. Is it worth trying one?
I'm so sleepy. Somebody come and stroke my forehead and coo at me. Or bring me coffee.
It was practically made for you. It's incredible.
Is it like these- http://artisanduchocolat.com/salted-caramels-108piece.html
Is it starbucks? I NEED TO TRY THIS! (definitely not too milky for me)
And essentially everything that is good about life in coffee format. To Starbucks!
or is that a bit like putting sugar into your diet coke?
did you get one?
They said they couldn't go a SC latte, only a mocha. the woman probably spoke englilsh as her FOURTH language, and throw in my accent and we were basically having to sign to make sense. SO I got a nut latte with salted caramel and cream topping and an extra shot. I feel sick now. Happy. But sick.
Don't get starbucks one! its SHIT. They just sprinkle a bit of salt on top. GRIM.
Go to costa. I had their salted caramel latte last week and it was brilliant and 10x better.
I did love the costa version also. But Starbucks clinches it by a gnats whisker for me
The costa is a walk. IN fact, do we even have one/ I'm going to go for starbucks (also because I want a starbucks breakfast.)
THANKS GUYS> Meow, I'l try costa tomorrow on the way in to work and report back!
Cause I might have tried a different one that was salted caramel MOCHA. So chocolate, coffee, caramel and a sprinkle of salt on top was a bit much for me. The toffee nut lattes though. OH MAMA. They need to bring back the vanilla spiced lattes as they were a dream.
You have to ask for the latte but they'll do it. It's a lot better because the choc taste makes everything slightly weird.
but it ain't us
The pair of you
but who is eating 108 of them?!
but i ended up sharing them wirth people who came round for dinner and taking the rest into work. I guess they're for when you're entertaining or whatnot!
I did not see this :(
Also: Lu, these are my exact thoughts re latte. However, Christmas overides everything. Have it with Skimmed milk and it much better. You're welcome.
i went and got another one. and now i feel slightly shakey and on a freaky salt/sugar rush.
I'm slightly scared of how much sugar was in the toffenut. I had to have a banana to stop the shakes.
I'll probably NEED to get a salty caramelly one to stop the crash...
(Also, I know you will appreciate this- swiss lips are now doing USNday afternoons at their music venue, with movies, beers, pizzas and beanbags. It is called- cOME DOWN WITH ME. Chintzy and I are goinbg on Sunday in our jimjams. With our nutty lattes)
seriously though the comedown sunday is possibly the best idea i've heard in ages. i hope it's just kind of full of people looking really nervous but loved/safe.
& they were amaaaazing
the moccha ones are nice enough, but the dark moccha had chunks of cholocate in
late today after staying up a bit too late watching America pussyfooting around for a bit. Need to write a freelance article this evening which hopefully should be a piece of gnat's urine. Got to tidy the flat, too, and press on with Uncharted 3.
I'm loving it so far. I'm on a bit where I want to kill everyone with super stealth but I'm finding it impossible. :(
and I loved uncharted 2. Nothing much has changed in terms of gameplay but tbh no point changing anything that's not broken.
Visuals are great too.
Only get to play on Saturdays
Going to Tesco to get lunch today. That's a serious highlight of my week.
And I plan to see Looper tonight, which is dandy.
ALSO last night I met Alan Ahlberg, and he said BOGLABOG, so my life is pretty much complete.
current favourite is the Jolly Postman
You'll be pleased to hear he was absolutely lovely, everything you'd want from the author of children's classics. His new book is illustrated by his daughter Jessica, which is really lovely since it used to be his wife Janet.
Possibly my FAVOURITE film of this year so far
The air is now cleared. Had a lovely night :)
I'm really pleased its worked out well for all :)
d, e & f. Especially f ;)
but this is a different kind of movie. And I fancy JGL more than I fancy James Murphy and his teeny tiny cute baby teeth. OH F it. I'm going to buy it at lunch and press pause on a bit where you can see his teeth and swoon over the teeth. TEETH <3
that are a bit gappy. They're really cute. I have a thing about cute teeth. I like it when adults have tiny gappy teeth like a baby. TEETH <3
I look so good that I was late to work due to time spent admiring myself in the mirror.
Well, that and the complicated bowel movement that just kept on going.
Today is new suit day. AWESOME. I expect some live blogging.
So new suit is just in aid of me being on what still feels like the wrong side of the table at a careers fair (which by its nature will not be attended by anyone we can recruit).
Seriously, fuck that. Oh well. *walks back to drawing board*
But that's twice now I've been told "hey, let's do x!", tried to set up something concrete and got silence in return. C
If something definite is suggested then sure, but it won't be coming from me again. Ahm oot.
Have you widened your search to outside your fair city? (Obviously if you do, we will be instantly matched with each other*, as i was with kitchmo, but we can ;laugh about that if it happens.) I'm just wondering it you would widen your parameterrs. So to speak.
* probably unlikely now I think of it, because i'm taking my profile down. I've decided the real world works better for me.
Nah, and I'm not going to. I'm in no great rush but thought this one was really promising (lots in common we haven't even got on to yet etc.), but fuck it, it's no big deal.
I can see my breath.
Shouldn't be able to see your breath while you lie in bed, unless you live in a tent.
there's lots of poverty up there
Does anyone know if it would be ok to just apply to the embassy to get a new birth certificate or would I have to send off to New Zealand and give them loads of money probably? This is a niche question. Lucien?
because she hates me and wants to deny any relation to me
Telling people in work yesterday about my holiday was fun. Now it just feels rubbish
just don't be sore
It might be something to do with staying up till 4. Or it might just be my life. I'm going to apply coffee and pastry to this feeling and see if it improves.
You were under STRICT INSTRUCTIONS.
but I've brought doughnuts for everyone.
I'm hoping this exempts me from contributing anything worthwhile.
and i think you deserve a pass.
I moved back in after breaking up with my now ex. It's okay and all, my parents are sound but fuck living with my parents for longer than 3-4 months. Really want to move to Brighton but I'm failing to find any work. Maybe I'll buy a campervan and live wherever I please, even though I don't drive.
Then got tomorrow off so going to go watch Skyfall with her.
Hope he doesn't see this.
She's confident he'll get better though.
Still only potential at 30(ish)
M&S >>>>>>> Eat. Still awaiting Pret's effort.
Seriously, TRY THE RARE ROAST BEEF AND STILTON WITH CARAMELISED ONIONS. It was like a mouth orgasm.
It was lovely. Did you see my reviews on fb? I'm not a big fan of sandwich cheese but I guess I have to try this beef one if I'm to call myself a prepared christmas sandwich aficionado.
I will go and look at these reviews now.
that they have like a christmas dinner IN A CUP. Like mash and turkey and stuffing and veg and gravy and some pastry. I might try that for lunch.
i'm 2 sandwiches in to my annual christmas sandwich review
both Boots & M&S have let me down this year, the competition is wide open
Here's my reviews, c&p'd from fb.
Sainsburys - 3/10. May as well have been a chicken salad.
Eat. - 7/10. Quality and quantity-wise the turkey was top notch but overall the sandwich lacked personality. The stuffing was too soft and bland and the cranberry tasteless.
**Update** Just ate the M&S turkey feast 'wich. Despite being a tad on the dry side, I must say this was a marvelous Christmas sandwich. Packed densely with tender meats all superbly held together with a zingy cranberry sauce and a diffident mayo. Almost evoked sensations of boxing day, almost. Pret has a lot to do. Damn good stuff, sir. 8.5/10 (.5 knocked off for the lack of greenery)
I found the M&S was one a bit dry too, didn't quite hit the spot, was leaps and bounds ahead of Boots offering mind
'diffident mayo' - excellent work
M&S Christmas lunches>>>>>>>>>>>>any other. AND THEY DONATE TO SHELTER <3
I used to work for M&S in ops. On xmas eve we had a staff sale, everything down to half price. Anything that was left we gave to Shelter. There was a tin of caviar that was half price, down to £50. My mate spotted it and we were laughing about it and the Shelter guy said no-one's going to want it so my mate offered him a tenner for it. He said we could just have it because no-one would eat it, so my mate gave him a tenner to donate anyway. Then we sat in Victoria Station eating caviar with our fingers on Christmas Eve. Tastes like gas
Caviar is disgusting.
Today I gave a coat to http://www.handsonlondon.org.uk/ everyone should do this. Thank you.
central line was a dream, then south west rails shat all over me, useless buffoons
saw chromatics last night, damn they're tight. Also met BSM1 off the music boards, thats 3 DiS people met IRL now...worrying
Looking forward to an evening of opulent comfort already
I remember one of them reading a thread on their phone. He was definitely a disser.
I'll look out for you.
'Disser on Board'
get off at Shepherd's Bush.
Do you get off at Shepherd's Bush, Noblet? Hmm?
I'm so agressive lately. Though I have started taking Vitamin B6. Not sure if this is the reason. It's not normal. I am tuning into a LAD.
to continue with my manly progression.
just don't go for the ale otherwise that's it over with. No going back.
but with more facial hair.
I just need to wait until I turn 40 for that to happen
I'm LAD now, remember?
fine then. Couple of jars in the Nags Head, grab a mixed lamb doner on the way home, get a few tins of polish beer at the offy, casually insult a passer by, get smashed, bob Fifa 13 on and swear at people online. Perfect.
And then do I have a hangover wank in the morning?
mainly to pass the time more than anything else.
Its all about the chicken shish
but for some reason when i go to kebab place i always go for lamb doner. probably because im usually mashed.
Mashed - get a Lamb doner
Smashed but still functioning - get a Chicken Shish
Wank in the morning to pass time.
add in the occasional unnecessary insult and you're there.
And jokes about shagging someone's mum.
you got potential. I forsee great things.
i expected a more brusque retort, probably demeaning me for my northerness or a plain and simple 'your mum's got potential'.
Fuck you you c*nt <----- haven't worked up LAD points to use the full word yet.
I'm also feeling a little run down so I'm gonna take tomorrow and Friday off sick, sort my shit out over the weekend and hopefully be a new man on Monday. Except I know it will only last about five minutes.
Spiritualized last night was good; the bar was crap though so I'm glad I managed to smuggle a couple of Special Brews in. There were loads of kids there too for some reason. Meant I had a good view and seeing kids at gigs makes me happy.
I love this time of year so much. SO MUCH.
I'd give anything to be back there right now. ANYTHING.
and I'll get you there.
I'd like to go tomorrow please. Was supposed to meet Phil for lunch 4 days ago.
We're going back in January/Feb when its still cold. CAN'T WAIT. Gonna sit out the front of cafes and drink mini beers for 4 days.
I'll facetime you from the Eiffel Tower!
(and then lost my friend for about 2 hours after having a bit of a fight at Bastille roundabout. It's REALLY hard to find someone in Paris when they don't have a phone but I tracked them down eventually)
Cycling in Paris is amazing.
Are you coming to Porto next year? Come to Porto!
Going to save my holiday to do something completely outrageous.
I haven't seen you in a long time. Be less elusive.
Do you clowns not do any fucking work?
Our next door neighbours got their bastard leylandii chopped down so now I can see Edinburgh Castle from my office/spare room. It's a lovely clear day as well so i'm going to get my binoculars out and see what other landmarks I can spot. OOhh..just seen Fife...
can only end in trouble
In our tenement flat I had my telescope set up which was little harder to justify given that the view form our lounge was across walled communal gardens to the block opposite some 75m away...
You should go for a date to Taylor Street Baristas. Yes, you should do this.
Expecting to be taken aside at some point today
doesn't have to be true, just possible enough that it damages his reputation.
didn't add it in to the mix as it was a little fingery - didn't miss it.
I set my alarm for 9 this morning, turned it off went back to sleep, woke up with a pounding headache around 12 and now here I am, whole head pulsating
listening to the Ramones and that's cheering me up
Selling tickets at the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. :)