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Tomorrow is Christmas tree day. Is yours fake or real?
Tell me things
met our new private equity overlords last night. meh.
then got drunk. christmas lunch today, too.
tomorrow and sunday, i chess
Has there been a thread about which is the best Christmas latte?
tastes of cheap custard in a tire fire
probably wont do much bar gym this eve
except not gym
my friend posted a picture of himself and John McEnroe on facebook yesterday. McEnroe was wearing an 8-mile baggy t-shirt! what a guy.
ended up just going to Waverley and there was a train that ran! it took six hours to go from Edinburgh to Kings Cross, we got in just before half past twelve last night :|
today I'm meeting the girlfriend's parents for the first time. What should I not do?
otherwise whenever you see them in the future youve got to be that version of yourself.
that said dont get mortal pissed or swear too much.
check with your girlfriend if they know she/you smoke or some other lie shes not told the parents about
Really can't be fucked with any of this.
Tomorrow I sleep. Everything else is of secondary importance.
because someone came along in a JCB and stole the copper cable s which now means 16 universities are currently without internet. Going to be a slow morning bit at least I'm finishing at 2pm.
Today: mooch about Soho then to Tate Britain for Warp night.
Tomorrow: meeting Jordan and cat_race. A rave in the evening.
Sunday: Christmas tree probably. Need some new lights.
But the prosecco was free and flowing. I overindulged somewhat and struggled out of my bed this morn.
Lovely crisp day up in glasgow and i canny really be arsed with work today.
your posts always make the world seem more cheerful
I love Glaswegian call centres...I was on the phone to a lovely lady from Glasgow this morning. I was only calling to order a new bank card and we talked about loads of stuff.
Doesn't matter if you do, but the lady was talking about the weather and how nice it was up Glasgow....
You need to come up and visit soon.
If we're not talking at length on the phone to strangers with something totally unwork related, we're on DiS typing about things totally unwork related! :)
also, basically just spending the day waiting to see if i have a date tomorrow night
I thought they were spelt bobble
ball you hang off trees
I bought a newspaper today (needed lining for the chinchillas cage).
haven't done any work all week so need to do some stuff this morning so of course I'm eating a yogurt and playing on DiS
I'd been thinking of it in terms of moving my stuff times two but I've realised that my girlfriend is one of those hoarder sickos and it's going to be closer to my stuff times six. Space is going to be an issue.
Want to go to that beer festival in Hackney tonight or tomorrow, depends on whether or not I can move for boxes.
cg is invited too
I've been a few times and there's always a massive queue to get in. Plus the venue isn't especially good for it and it's all a bit cramped.
Feels a bit late though.
But tomorrow seems too early.
This is the only free weekend til Xmas
To a Turkish restaurant in Dalston. I ordered the vegetarian option and they gave me a full aubergine on a plate. Tasty, nevertheless. Although the insides of an aubergine always look like a dead animal to me.
I've decided after three meetings I don't fancy this guy. I don't know how to go about this.
I'm going up the Oxo Tower tomorrow for our work Christmas do.
then he's only ever rally going to be a fiened, yeah? You do the second date just to be sure that you weren't being harsh/ hormonal. if after three you don't feel that feeling in the stomach like a lift has just suiddenly ascended/ descended, then fuck it off, and tell him soon, and in the nicest possible way.
I wish I was coming up the oxo tower with you tonight, so to speak. (I am potentially going to dublin, work permitting.)
I'm taking my best mate who is an alcoholic and currently jobless. Thought it only right!
t resolved the vexed xmas tree question.
You gluewheining at lunch today?
that I'm supposed to be doing a thing at the cash for kids xmas lunch today, but I simply can't do it. My deal is completing this morning (SQUWEEEEEE) and I have a 5pm meeting, and last time I did the CFK lunch that thing happened with me and paulo nutini's face, so my boss is keeping me on a tight leash. Sorry, long explanation- what I am saying is, YES, i can gluwein, but I can't be gone two hours as then it will make my pulling out of the charity thing look really disingenuous.
Shall we make a plan? Jules is in too.
Yeah got a text from jules last night, hopeful as ever but not sure if i can get away. Will know more in a bit.
I need a gluwein.
It was Julie. I distinctly remember her calling a taxi and going home but obviously not.
which is not good. The six foot beauty was big jules. and I thought she'd gone home but she must have been hiding in my wardrobe (it's a walk in thing, a bit like narnia.)
Spending the morning preparing to walk a client through a project I know nothing about. That's gonna go well.
Weekend: haircut, getting the 3D printer nearly finished, maybe buy a Christmas tree. Gotta go see Gravity before it finishes, too.
I've had a cheese and bacon panini but I still feel rotton. This is all Steves fault for having a birthday.
We're going to buy a real tree either this weekend or next. Our first real christmas tree in our own home <3
Gf's birthday tomorrow, so all planned for that to be a winner. Sunday will be recovering from the jollities and then Monday I'm attempting to join and use the local gym to fend off my forthcoming very-likely winter weight.
I've given up on all such plans until March at the very earliest. *eats second cheese and ham croissant of the morning*
and i just keep eating more because my wooly jumpers are baggy so no one will know. it's a slippery slope.
square sausage and potato scone rolls with brown sauce *punches self hard in rocklike abs, falls to ground*
One of the bastard's on the second floor must have just had bacon and egg because i could smell it in the hallway. NYYARRRGH
I went to a work Christmas party last night, but it was a bit odd as I only knew about five people there. I also got drunk fairly quickly.
there was a quiz but we didn't do very well, came joint second last I think. but then the prize was drinks tokens and we all had far more drinks tokens than we could realistically use, so it was a redundant prize really.
was an odd moment in the quiz though where we had a question about what food it is lucky to eat on each of the twelve days of Christmas (mince pies apparently, never knew this) and someone on my team when learning the answer said "is that a thing??? I don't think that is a thing". confused me why someone was saying out loud something I'd expect to see on here. but as I say, I was very drunk, got confused by my own phone at one point.
Tonight it's Rocket From The Crypt.
Looks like my hockey has been cancelled on Saturday, so I might go and watch some non-league football with some of the guys I play football with before heading to our Christmas Dinner.
DiS football on Sunday.
going to see rocket from the crypt tomorrow night t go (heard it was amazing though.)
all of my posts are getting eaten.
tonight is my work night out. might try and not get too pished.
bought some christmas presents today so i am well on my way.
recording show 2 of my radio show tomorrow, which will be done hungover (see (1))
actually quite looking forward to it, but the restaurant is near my office and table is booked for 7pm. I finish at 4pm today and can't be arsed to go home and have to come back again so I'm looking at killing three hours in a nearby pub beforehand, which can only go well.
Tomorrow fancy a massive fry-up and then driving to a farm to literally cut a tree from the ground and take it home as our Christmas tree. Maybe cinema in the evening. Sunday bike ride and maybe gym.
i had my regular once ever three months or so weird depressive day yesterday - horrible, but out of my system now tho, looking forward to my next crushing sense of uselessness swinging by at the beginning of march.
weekend will be good, having a big meet up of mates on sunday, haven't seen loads of them for ages
competlely paralytic self loathing and useless thing. I think I might just be exhausted and understimulated. I'm not giving in to it though. Or rather ,I am, I am going to a dublin tonight with a group of female celtic supporters in their forties. Which I hope will give me something to be thankful for if nothing else.
Are you ok?
i am fine now - it's really weird, i kind of feel it building up a bit over a few weeks before, and then something desperately sad will set it off (never actually to do with me as i'm a lucky charmed son of a bitch), and that will quickly flip to a wider sense of worldly awfullnes, which then settles into a kind of internalized feeling of utter uselessness mixed with disgust at my audacity to feel bad when i'm really very very fortunate.
then i sort of mope around until i have to interact with people which usually snaps me out of it, kind of seems to reset it. but it is weird, does seem to pop up fairly regularly and it's a right pain in the ass.
Dublin sounds like a good remedy!
I've been kind of dreading this trip, but I think it will be good for me to get away and spend time with some of my oldest (literally) friends.
I know what you're describing really well. I think over time you just come to accept it- there will inveitably be a trigger., but you shouldn't fight it. Last night I cried because my mu wasn't feeling well, and i suddenly imagined how sjhe must feel not having her own mum around to give her a cuddle and look after her when she was poorly, and I was hysterical for nearly an hour and big jules had to pour wine down me and tell me to man the fuck up and stop being a riddy (always works.) It's quite an evocative trigger I guess, but totally out of noweher.
Also- this time of year.... meh.
Was nice, but now I feel a little sad.
Tonight is my last nightshift after 3 weeks of them. Tomorrow in going to go to a vintage fair in southsea and then get pissed with work. Sunday I'm doing nothing, so maybe a very cold ride out the bike.
and I feel GRRRREAT.
But yesterday I was feeling a bit sad after watching a trailer for a documentary about oppression in Mali. Worth supporting if you can...
I have not yet broken this news to the girl whose birthday party i am supposed to be going to in dublin.
Some Christmas things
Some band things
Some real tree things
you have a band?
Should be fun.
People are coming to look at our house today and I really don't want to get changed. I also need to write a paragraph on why a unicorn's horn represents a phallus and in turn symbolises male sexual desire that is controlled by women within the context of courtly love. Yeah, I know.
Bit apprehensive tbh.
law of first office parties
First two days were informative, interesting and quite jolly. Today I'm listening to someone drone on about US remuneration in the 90s.
Might get drunk tonight when I get back to London, weekend of life admin before weeks of Christmas partygeddon.
HERE WE GO
then playing around with building a new website, then going to a lovely gig tonight.
What's the lovely gig?
Suttree and T G Elias. This is them performing all together doing a nice cover a while back:
PS. I'm back in Glasgow on Jan 9th for the weekend
*waltzes out of work*
in a few hours department christmas party, which if the last department social is anything to go by will involve LOADS OF FREE WINE. i fully intend to get far too drunk and embarrass myself in front of all my tutors. which is fine, because they will be doing exactly the same thing.
my to do list at lunchtime:
*go home and pack and wash hair
*buy bra and body at american apparrel
*get kilt hem fixed at tailor
*meet jules and lo-pan for gluwein
*speak to xmas tree man at xmas markets dutch flower shop place about tree prices and delivery
Met Jules for gluwein x 3 (no lo-pan, sketchy wee fuck)
Bought 2 x jars of curry sauce form market
I was maybe over ambitious.
I have a meeting till 7 and a flight at 8.55, i've not packed and I have no idea where my passport is. can you get into ireland with a driving licence? Because if so I can rip up what is left its home under there.