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Only seven and a half hours till I can go home and sleep.
like what you've done with the morning thread though. Why is Tuesday. All morning threads should have a metaphysical question. Today I'm working till 1pm then I have mindfulness then I have lectures till 7.45pm. Off tomorrow though yippee.
Wish I was off tomorrow. Instead I'll have my bosses wanting a post mortem of yesterday's and today's exams and I really don't want to.
Already in work, only here for a couple of days then out of the office doing other projects for a month. An entire, wonderful month. Work's conspiring to be as shit as possible for the next couple of days but AN ENTIRE MONTH of not being there awaits.
Pretty sure I'm going to fail today's exam. As a result I'm feeling much more relaxed than yesterday because there's no pressure.
The pass rate for this paper last year was 36%. I'm sitting it a year early. The subject matter is stuff I don't do at work (but the majority of other candidates do).
I know someone who took nine attempts (over nine years - no resits) to pass it.
You are ace. I bet many of those 36% of people last year weren't as bright as you. If you fail it's not for lack of trying and your employers will need ot take some of the flack for putting you forward too soon. You've got nothing to lose now, so just good for it. good luck.
library pretending to do work until about 7pm probably
might listen to loads of stuff on this http://www.stereogum.com/1503252/12-bands-to-know-from-the-emo-revival/franchises/listomania/
a massive, police-necessitating fight, and now three of them are staying somewhere else and are refusing to come back until the other one is kicked out.
However, Centre Parcs was great, although my arms and stomach muscles are still aching two days after doing the cable-pull water ski thing (which was brilliant). Their new water slide thing is amazing as well, especially if you have four people in the inflatable and get a bit of speed up.
What was the fight about? Have they been fighty before?
It was about being noisy on a Sunday night/monday morning, having invited some friends over, which then escalated into threads of violence and use of the n-word.
Id never share again for reasons just like this. What you gonna do?
She is from Romford, if that helps paint a picture.
because you bounce up the sides more. either way, it's the closest we'll ever get to experiencing going down a plughole.
i thought you bought a place ages ago?
And we found that you definitely went further up the sides with four people. We stayed in one of the villas with a hot tub, pool table, XBox and stuff. It was ace.
After reading your post about Centre Parcs, I think that I am going to organise something with my pals. Or maybe just on my own. Not quite decided.
We stayed in one of their new lodge things, and bought and cooked all our own food which helped to keep the price down, especially as we had the games room and hot tub/sauna/spa area to use rather than having to book and pay for those things separately.
And I am sure I could find a few people to come with us.
due to a combination of screaming baby, baby's dad who doesn't even live here but seems suspiciously to indeed live here alternating between snoring and playing his Playstation very audibly, and baby's mum watching TV between feeds and screaming and the soundproofing in the house being so bad that my room seems to amplify the noise from the living room by about 100%
This really is a sucky situation and it's making me so cross with my housemate for putting us in it. I don't even like kids so there's no redeeming moments in this for me at all.
our contract is up in feb, my best housemate is moving out early because of it which I'm gutted about. I don't really want to move and I'm hoping the baby goes before I do but might not be the case.
(crap situation, its a cool house aswell. Shame its now become a dosshouse for a family)
It's not fair on the rest of you.
as she must be overwhelmed right now, but this is not fair on you. Can she not get emergency council housing? where does the fucking father live?
she said she doesn't want to live on her own, and she doesn't want to be with the dad, in other words - she wants to stay here carrying on as we all were before.
The house does my head in to be honest, 8 people living here and it should be 4 which would at least be cheaper but none of the people that come to live with us ever contribute - there's always some waif and stray staying with us in the spare room for several months at a time, before the guy we have staying now we had some guy and his one year old baby with us for 5 months when I was told it'd just be him for a week, or there's people I've never met in my bed when I come home. Someone came in my room the other night when I was out and he smashed a clock that my dad bought me before he died. I just don't stay here so I can avoid all that, I think I've slept here maybe 5 times in the last 7 months.
God, I'd bloody love to live alone one day.
As in, someone to contribute towards the bills. Find a man
I don't really want to live with anyone, including boyfriends. I'm going to buy a lottery ticket
It sounds like you and the other 'permanent' residents are bankrolloing what is efectively a squat for allcomers.
february is still a fair bit away love. If you can get by (by avoiding the place as mych as poss) till then, then good for you, but I dunno, I think I'd be going RAJ by now.
This is unrelated but are you going to No Age on Thursday?
not got my ticket yet, I'm 90% sure I'll go as I made enough tips last night to buy a ticket
I'll buy a ticket today.
I feel like I need this after Saturday. like, idk, I really didn't feel myself that night. all anxious and self-conscious.
Only 310 days until hometime!
Just year abroad students are the actual worst.
And I'm fucking surrounded by them at all times.
i have had pains over the course of the past few weeks on my left side in my neck, then my knuckles, and now I can't move my left arm enough to even click the indicator stalk on my car proper without wincing. might need a doctors trip. other half thinks i need to see a chiropractor, because it might be a trapped nerve. meh.
started using Midori instead of Chrome and my computer is 500% faster.
I'd go to your GP first though.
(marckee and I are right though....)
I will go to the GP first.
can't shower/shit/buy food
Has to be the day I've got to meet a new employee who's going to be watching my social skills lesson doesn't it.
Fuck this day already
now i can just get on with things (moving up to manchester for a 3way with Mrs DotS and ol' ma wilykit)
Pleased for you. you'll be back where you belong in no time.
So like the 19th and 20th or something
This morning I have to do a really boring job, which is essentially to 'kilt' a 180 page contract (i.e. go through it and change it from a combination of US and english lawe to Scots law.)
I am falling asleep thinking about it. Also dentists at lunchtime to get my cracked tooth filled. HO IS TUESDAY.
been looking at holidays in cape verde as I have travel vouchers to spend soon before they expire- has anybody been?
A week since I've moved, my blow up bed has deflated and all my stuff is in boxes. I need to order a bed today, I've had enough. I also found out this morning whilst scavenging for something clean to wear that I've broken the neck of my viola whilst moving.
But then I've missed out on things in the process.
was pretty refreshing.
Until I forgot my friend had her baby due date and missed the whole congratulations etc etc and also a friend of mine died. So all in all it just makes one look a bit selfish. I guess.
An actual, physical memo. People have come from other floors to look at it it's so fascinating.
they don't seem to realise that scanning and pdf-ing is contractuially the same. I can get my IT people to shout down the phone at them for ages, or I can just get on with it and go for my lunchtime wine. i know which i prefer (i also love a good fax).
but internet/phone isn't in all jurisdictions. Japan especially, they love a fax.
yeah tis weird, i THINK some hospitals are like this as well - only accept faxed through records. this was a few years ago though so could be wrong.
nothing else to report.
Had a migraine so working from home
No tea bags
Builders downstairs smoking outside my window
It's my birthday today so naturally I've taken the day off to play GTA V. I will leave the house at some point though to eat and drink and I'm seeing the Wasp Factory opera tonight. Should be an alright day.
Drinks again soon. You're mucho fun. x
Ben Frost <3
Although, opera... :/
GTAV though <3
boo to that.
won the quiz last night though which was SWISH. £50 of ale to be supped next week.
Got my first proper chess match on wednesday so might do some prep for that.
Then the fire alarm went off as I was locking my bike up. I know the university will probably get fined thousands of pounds and five fire engines are still here for no reason but at least I avoided mild embarrassment.
work done for the day.
Going for happy hour cocktails after work then taking a chippy tea home and going to watch a couple of episodes of freaks and geeks
gonna work on a phd application, too. Anyone done them before?
and managed to get in several minutes late -_-.
the first part was on the overground
This morning I was reading “Our Band Could Be Your Life”, and a trendy girl was giving me some really funny looks. I was tempted to stand up and *YES! I’M WEARING A SUIT, AND DO A CORPORATE JOB! WHAT OF IT? I HAVE VARIED AND BROAD INTERSTS YOU KNOW* but then I realised she was probably just curious what the book was about, so I carried on reading.
Genuinely changed my life
please say for the better, I donlt want to have to stop reading it.
I read it in a flurry of half-hour commutes on a hot, noisey train a few summers back.
(i hope your ok)
I lanned to come when I saw your FB message, but just couldn;t leave the house, amd grumpy doctor told me to rest so...
fair dos, better to rest. The quiz was absolutely solid, dude. We got 29 and still managed to win. Unbelievable.
(but just a little bit put out that you're not even struggling a *wee* bit without me.)
CUE MASSIVE SULK.
So right now I'm still in bed. I have so much stuff to sort out and do though.
Have an interview on Thursday, literally only just got told that I need to do a presentation and submit a PDF form of it to them by 5:30 tomorrow. Just as well I'm on fucking holiday from work so I have some time to do it, but all of the other candidates were told when they were given the interview(!)
make sure they know this, but don't grumble, be gracious. It's a good chance to say 'just as well I am fantastic under pressure, hey you guys!!1111'.
This is what the dr is leaning towards. I have already started to play the m.e card.
Would prefer the good m.e. we will see.
and my face feels massive.
gonna have to challenge raanraals to a fight to the death/friendly game of shuttlewaff
Really. They basically cloned the paper with the highest pass rate in the last 10 years.
I'm now coming to terms with the possibility that I may well have passed the hard one and failed the easy one.
Now, if you'll excuse me, bourbon.
That would be TOTES HILARE <backslap>
Get stuck into the booze, you deserve it.