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I'm sad that I forgot.
Will be doing asap.
You grew up in a big town/city. Virtually every item in our local paper involves people/places I know still.
and I also read the 50-100 copies of the NME and Melody Maker from 99-2001 I still have in a box there.
I brought five big boxes of my old magazines up home with me the other weekend. NMEs, Select, The Face, 90 Minutes... The very last lot of stuff that my folks were keeping hold of for me.
and my dad saved it for me <3
And then flick up and down the channels until everyone hates you.
which does happen for about 10 minutes, until you get distracted old issues of NME/Amiga Power/school reports.
Then realised I had to go back to work the next day so boxed everything up in a disorganised panic
My parents' house is always sweltering.
with absolutely no sympathy for the fact that your dad's long-term unemployed, your mum's a housewife, and given that their house is paid off they probably survive for a month on what you were spending on beer in a week in Bingo Bongo Land.
so I do most things there.
with a brandy and a book
even though you hate the Archers.
because i only have a bed settee there now and not a proper bed :(
fail to follow his colour-coding regime when highlighting your picks.
My Sister and I still do this with Mum's Radio Times.
then spend the next hour reading about King Adora/Orange Goblin/Cyclefly
i just make forced conversation with my dad and encourage everyone to watch a film on their insanely big tv, and then fuck off. no family christmas this year anyway though, parents decided to go on holiday. fair play to them, it's not like it'll be their third holiday in as many months or anything. (genuinely fair play to them, they're retired and old and trying to see the world before their too old/dead)
even tho you're only using it to browse DiS.
"I know you're a guest now but your sisters are useless and selfish."
That may or may not be a direct quote. I can't quite remember.
even though you're a grown man in his 30s.
to mask the smell, wven tohugh your parents know fine well that you take a wee puff.