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I'm off home. But I'm ill today. The four and half hour bus journey will not be pleasant. Et tu?
come on france!!!!
i download the europa universalis IV demo last night. what a headfuck!!
is it as hard to get into as it seems? i've barely dipped my toe in but it seems impenetrable
put it this way, i spent 1350+ hours on EU3 and i regret not a single one of them*
*apart from the time when FUCKING MING CHINA invaded my slowly blossoming Khmer Empire and took all of south east asia, the pricks
admittedly they all just make the game denser, but hey ho, i like dense games
is there any multiplayer stuff in that game?
never really gone in for multiplayer gaming so can't comment on if it's good/bad
From the 4th November I'll be delivering groceries to posh people, rather than scum in tower blocks.
Just sorting out my stuff to pack for HOLIDAY next week.
Thanks to all the nonsense junk food I agree last night, it seems like I'll be spending most of it in the toilet.
Gym this evening.
Half day tomorrow, going to mooch about for the afternoon then I'm heading back to the Isle of Wight for the thinly-veiled's dad's 60th birthday bash. Should be a right laugh.
then some stuff happened and I ended up out till 5 and now I want to die. Fun though.
but yesterday I got told by a doctor I am dangerously anaemic (not officially. i just met him in the sandwich shop) so I made pasta with anchovies, a tomato and chilli sauce and I bunged in sososos much frozen spinach and just let it melt and then reduce in the sauce. It was extremely simple (the pomodoro sauce is just onions and garlic, chilli (fresh or flakes) tin of tomatoes, sprinkling of salt, pepper and sugar, torn basil.
I must say I feel no less anaemic today buit i have good leftovers for lunch.
I have the dentist at 1pm. ARRGH. I can't have the dentists today. I need to cancel.
also *complete strop* I still don't know whether I'm off tomorrow and/or monday. I'm so cross except fortunately I'm too hungover to be properly cross and shout stuff.
Not sure how I feel about spinach though, I don't mind a little bit in curries and stuff but stewed down I just find it really bitter. Steve bought us some salmon en croutes from waitorse once and they looked really nice and the sauce would ahve been tasty but it was ruined by too much fudging spinach.
I suppose the spinach is one of the main reasons for the anaemia busting qualities of that dinner though...
I will NEVER FORGET that slow cooked chilli you and steve cooked that sunday. What cut of beef did you get for that? I want to try doing it.
I can't remember what cut though I'm afraid, it was just one that was on offer in Sainsburys.
off to the gym this evening and then heading to my parents to help them move house.
parents are alright really aren't they?
I'm excited about Autumn :)
As I was walking up my very hilly road all the trees at the top had loads of lovely yellow and orange leaves falling off them and blowing across the road, it was very pretty.
I made a really nice dinner for my friend last night, I'm really enjoying rediscovering how to cook.
It's almost the weekend!
They are AMAZING. Such a talented family. First time at 229 in Great Portland Street too. Met an 86 year old Mexican man and we drank Tequila and danced around his walking stick.
Think I got a cold coming. Could easily be tucked up in bed right now eating toast and drinking tea.
I had that first warnmiogn sign of a cold thing yesterday
Boil your kettle. Get a mug, pour in a generous slug of whisky. If you have any fresh lemons or limes, cut up and squeeze in the juice ot the mug. (if not, lemon juice form bottle is fine). Add a big dollop of honey and the nearly boiled water. stir furiously so everything melts. You can add diferent herbs and spices ot this to suit. i had chilli flakes and tabasco in mine on tuesday night, which made it taste wuite challenign but which has staved off a proper immune disaster for me, You can also put your disgusting tasting echinacea drops in the toddie, as the other flavours will hide its taste.
love a hot toddy.
prescribes more booze there. good good.
If only you were nearer we could hang out and you could look after me haha.
i'm fed up looking after other people and quite up for looking after myself for a bit, but maybe in the future :)
Went home last night, made a nice Paella, watched a frustrating game of football, caught up with my friends in the states, had a couple of bottles of wine. Not bad evening.
Woke up 3 times from dreams in which I was dying/about to die.
Not even going to bother talking about work as I know everyone must be bored of hearing me moan about it - just take it as a given that it's shit from now on I guess.
The moer time you spend away from it the better.
My guru taught me a good mind trick when I was losing my miond over work last year, which in short invoves treating every aspect of it like a game. A really simple game where the stakes are low but it's fun to be competeive and win. And the worst that happens is that you lose the game (because let's face it- worst case secanrio you lose your job, but you would manage or else it would force your hand to move.)
I don't know if this helps at all, but to reduce what I was doing (which was deeply unethical and which I found very distressing) to the anodyne was extremely therapeutic.
this reminds me- i might need to do an ethical dillema thread later as I have one. To whistleblow or not to whistlebow. I'm not that bothered about spending time in jail.
so far. Unless they're counting the funeral last week, which I guess wouldn't surprise me.
Thing is if I get stuck here for whatever reason and anything happens I won't have any holiday left, I have another 4 weeks(ish) of holiday left.
I've already stopped putting in as much effort as I'm used to, not even willingly, I'm just so demotivated, which is really not like me at all.
If so, just do it when you're at work. do it on their time (it's got to be better than posting in here.) It might give you a bit of a lift and get you through the next weeks/ months while you search for something else.
would like to go back to writing my poetry book, only problem is, it's really uninspiring here.
I have been working casually on another website with some friends in LA and are hoping to get funding soon, if that takes off my life will totally flip so that's something.
I just remembered I forgot to bring my leftover Paella with me :(
(yeah I probably will)
Swimming later cause I'm too poor to quiz :(
so I'm going to get cut off later. I can hopefully catch a ride down to my parnets with my friend who works in the city, but it's not ideal. I get paid at midnight. I've never been this cashflow broke in my life before. Not a single seam of my sofa is unswept, every handbag and copat pocket plundered and I am maxed out on every credit facility available. I do however have leftover pasta for lunch and half a loaf of bread. Less than 14 hours to go.
unless you're on a prepayment meter that is, i'd tap you but i'm similarly broke until monday :(
but I know my direct debit is going to bounce.
So they wont' cut off straight away? I've not been this poor since university. (*stares off into the distant mists*).
but to avoid the direct debit bouncing can you cancel it today? i'd call up your electricity folk and explain you get paid tomorrow but will be making payment in full, that way you should hopefully avoid any bank charges
hate to come across all 4 yorkshireman but surely if youre that broke you could have made something?!
god it's boring
Is it quite different from what you do now? Are you excited/ scared?
to shit in the office bin or to not shit in the office bin?
Oh yeah, new job?? Exciting. don't do the poo thing.
aye i needed a change as i'd been here nearly 4 years
i won't shit in the bin then spoilsport
(amongst other things) had the objective of getting long term unemployed adults with MH problems into employment or vocational training. I absolutely loved it. in fact, i'd like to work in that sector again. How exciting!
you'll definitely know this new place, they're pretty much the biggest in their area up here and have what sounds like a man's name as their acronym :D
Are you going to be merchant city based then?
may have to on occasion work in edinburgh but i fucking hope not as it's absolutely bollocks :)
I'm working from home til lunchtime because a man is coming to fix my front door. I'm enjoying typing while watching the birds in the garden. Although I had to clean up bits of dead snail my boyfriend had trodden into the doormat which made me retch :(
Going into work for a few hours this afternoon then Aqua Zumba this evening.
I'm really hungry but no-one else has gone for it yet.
eat it after 11.
and i need to get some peppa pig stuff at lunch for a baby.
advice on what action to take about these issues would be appreciated
Get some pro plus down you or some class As.
'he loves peppa pig and has a peppa and a george toy and the pirat book but nohing else'
where do i get peppa pig things from?
The person who came up with PP must be coining it. I[m friends with the people who came up with ballamory and they say it's incredibly hard to break the children's market, but I smell bullshit. I'm thinking of giving it a try. (I have Simon the Snow leopard ready to go.)
its pretty cool
at trough trade east tonight, rehearsal was really inspiring and satisfying last night, day off writing and then pixies tomorrow.
more like Bleeuurghsday, amiright?
This morning Ive been offered a job with the COUNCIL, induction tomorrow. The woman on the phone kept asking me if I was really sure about wanting it though, so Im not sure what Im letting myself in for.
Everyone's panicking but me. Maybe I should be.
Said final goodbyes to another housemate last night. It seems like everyone's leaving the country.
Radox invigorating shower gel, mint and tea tree variety.
Just don't. Trust me on this one.
Terrible, terrible idea.
Probably move to the couch and have some whiskey, idk.
Someone else decided to jack in something else though :(
but I'm sorry (((hug)))
and find something repetitive and calming to do
maybe do a rewarding chore. I sorted my tshirts drawer last night when I was feeling a but MEH and it was good.
Or watch Doctors, that should be coming on about now.
get a job in publishing. christ I'm bored already.
When is your boss back? I have the dentist now but if you fancy a lunchtime chat after 1ish then let me know x (yeah, email broken again.)
It'll be okay.
(I'll text you later xx)
and Matthewslaughter last night. I'm sure this means something.
let's do it though because it will really annoy lucien and zxcvbnm.
GREETINGS ALL TSUNAMI DREAMERS!
(you are very elemental btw)
Also: Omg. “Since water in dreams often symbolises our emotions, tsunamis generally represent repressed emotions which can no longer be held back, or an emotional situation which is about to burst into the waking world.”
This couldn't be more true. More 'explode' than 'burst', though. (Sister)
(I like being called elemental, dear Watson)
I hope things are ok. Sister fights are THE WORST. Even worse than Mum Fights (had a bad one of those last week and I behaved like a twelve year old over it and then had to apologise and it was awful.) Are you speaking?
I now only have a small back of popcorn left for the day.
I'm gonna go get me one of them.
and there is nowhere to get them in this fucking ridiculous town.
hope I live
it's not cheap but I've wondered if it might be quite good (the testimonials suggest so).
bit late now. not so much fear as a kind of dull mental ache. fine once the damn thing's in the air
looks goth as fuck.
i really don't want to spend it. it's from fucking gibraltar as well.
Our house is now, the mum, the baby girl, me, an actor, and an artist. Like three men and baby, only we're all girls. I'm Tom Selleck due to the architecture stuff :D
Psych fest this weekend.
(bloody nightmare though. got a name yet?)
I like your moustache!
Took about 48 hours, the poor thing.
I like it too, I'm such a hunk!
Cute name though!
48 hours, why on earth do people do it. Cut it out of me and don't wake me up until it's changing its own nappies.
if I ever had a baby I'm only doing so if someone can guarantee me it'll be through c-section.
I've actually been feeling broody lately, which is not like me, so this has come at a marvellous time as it'll no doubt unbroody me in no time.
to Please Do Not Let Your Snotty Brat Anywhere Near Me woman.
Have you talked about how it's going to work with a baby in the house? Is it fairly well sound proofed?
So no, not really :/ It's all a bit weird right now, going to stick it out until the end of our contract at least (end of Feb) then see how things are. I was hoping to sod off to south america before next summer anyway.
She maybe has a bit of baby blues? I'm sure you'll work something out, it's just such a shame you guys didn't have the chance ot ewnter into the arrangement willingly. (one of my friends is having a pregnancy scare just now and one of the things she kept saying to me last ngh was 'how could i raise a child in this mental party house' and 'my housemate will hate me' so I'm sure it will have crossed her mind that this is less than ideal for you guys (or at least you would hope so.....)
I stayed at Milhouse Avenue.
Dunno what I'd do if one of my housemates got pregnant. Don't really know what to say, unlucky :/
I know :(
I really hope they fit through the door....
Been told off for smoking and drinking red wine an dhave promised to change, ahaha.
Also it appears I have a chipped tooth that I hadn't known about.
Yes please mate.
So very excited.
No fucking brats tomorrow hopefully too.
So far in the last 12 months I've had my first ever:
rollercoaster (at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. never again)
KFC (want another one right now)
Jaws (want to watch it every day now)
Still to be achieved is Alton Towers and then I can die. they have non-rollercoaster rides, yeah?
Which actually shits me up more than the rides.
I might rewrite my bucket list.
KFC - WHAT DID I TELL YOU YOU NAUGHTY MONKEY.
Rollercoaster - mental (unless you've seen Final Destination 3)
Yes of course! Come when we go?
(I loved the KFC so much, it made me a bit queer for the rest of the weekend although that might just have been the 2Hot4U sauce)
I'm going for the weekend on the 11th Oct.
as my parents are away and S&B are away at a wedding with teh baby. I was actually going to ring the 'EMPTY' klaxon and arrange a bit of a party (really hope my mum doesn't check up on me on DiS anymore.)
Next time. And I will make you get on a ride for eating KFC.
It's the weekend before Berlin :/
amazing reactions of pure, pure horror
Most excellent filth.
that's for sure
It just seems, ultimately, farts.
but otherwise... yeah.
Does this work? I'm having it anyway.
Bloody flatmates trying to play what I think was supposed to be Bob Dylan at 2am.
cause all of a sudden i've found myself to have a really busy schedule. which is quite a nice change really after 3 months doing nothing very much. theatre tonight! crime and punishment.