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Just, y'know, to keep people feeling a bit more on the bright side.
what positive traits have you picked up from...*anything*?
he's not going to bite, he's better than that
he's gone to have a little cry and listen to Your Favorite Weapon on repeat.
in fact I'm getting beers with her tomorrow. must be a tuesday thing.
unchecked cynicism can lead to ridiculous conclusions
That kind of pick-me-up?
a zillion thisses
DANCE LIKE NO ONE'S WATCHING
LAUGH ALSO LIKE YOU'VE NEVER BEEN HURT
SHARE THIS WITH 1000 PEOPLE TO SHOW HOW LOVELY YOU ARE
OR BEEN HURT OR LAUGHED
PLEASE LIKE THIS
“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't take me for granted at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve to take me for granted at my best.”
- Bon Iver
Which song yet kills me? Weirdly, I think it might be this
Both as a trait and a hobby.
I'll forever be in their debt for that. The current thinly hasn't come up trumps in the new food stakes yet. She keeps trying to make me eat blue cheese.
Last one also really got me into adventurous travel and having fun organising trips (she was big on spreadsheets).
well done eltham
you know nothing jon snow
Channel 4 news?
now I can cook very well indeed.
This the sort of thing you wanted?
And have you continued getting into cooking further since?
It is now one of my main hobbies. I can make all sorts of stuff from scratch that it is more convienient to buy ready made.
that was an important lesson to learn
Theo, more racism just up here ^
From a GERMAN as well.
Theo you know what to do.
you've stitched me up like a quilt there son
and The Meadowlands by The Wrens
and that I wanted to kill people, so I applied to the marines.
Which led to me getting really fit, so I got that going for me.
The positive is that now you're unfuckwithable
That's a good one
did you see the thing about the artisanal pickle juice company yesterday?
friend's doing all the web stuff. they're actually probably looking to mass-produce a pickle juice to sell to bars for pickleback. Guy running was involved in Pitt Cue in the early days. His name is Byron.
and then I was in some fairly grotty non-hipster pub recently and they had picklebacks on like it was no thing.
WHEN DID PICKLEBACKS SELL OUT MAN
they are FUCKING. HORRIBLE.
than I am a stupid fan of sour things tbf tbh.
people don't do them as shots right?
oh god obviously people are going to do them as shots.
I think that explains my anger a bit better.
like with tequilla and sangrita.
now I'm worried.
I have images of you now being eyed-up by suspicious looking texans in BBQ pits as you lightly sip a pickleback and your pinkie goes up as you do.
just thought it was a really brutal slammer
this is making me really giggle now.
Hmm. She said she wanted a long drink.
"Pickleback on the rocks, with an umbrella."
*Thumbs up to girl looking sad and disappointed*
as the bastard son of boyle from brooklyn 99 and niles crane.
I stand by my decision to sip rather than slam in this case. A wild-eyed rebel on the frontiers of niche trend beverages.
but was certainly because of her influence
I've seen a wider range of movies (particularly anime and foreign films) and played/heard about much more games etc which, in turn, has made me be able to discuss more things with my current t.v.'d.
I'm a bit more patient too, hah, I'd like to think anyway.
but tbh, DiS has had more effect on what music I listen to than past relationships. I've never really dated anyone with a music taste in any way similar to mine, which makes me a bit sad as we couldn't listen to my music together and the music they liked was pish.
eg: Never had anyone to go to proper sushi before one of my previous girlfriends, so I had always been too intimidated to go.
New music and TV that I wouldn't have bothered with before.
New ways of looking at things.
Also went through some pretty big life changing things with two of my exes which although it would have been nicer for everyone to have not gone through, of course, I learned a lot from.
I think I missed the bad stuff. She came to an open mic once you know. That was unexpected!
I was there!
ooji. My last name was too googleable, something I don't want at the moment, so I chose an album title as a new username.
Welcome back x
people like I never leave DIS
basically i'd been single for ages and started going out with someone more as a way of stopping myself from being single than because i really liked her (i wasn't fully aware of this at the time, i'm not THAT much of an arsehole). she was nice enough, couldn't pinpoint anything bad about her but the process of being in a relationship with someone you could never imagine yourself being in love with really ground me down/made me a pretty bad person to be around and did the same to her. so yeah, that. positivity!!!
I can't understand what they're saying (I learned about five words in Greek, one of which was 'giraffe') but I can definitely recognise Greek and tell it apart from other languages. Is that positive? It's not negative. Or particularly useful...
Did any of you go so far as to actually learn a partner's language, and now you know it well but aren't going out with them any more?
"This man is dying! He needs metaxa now!!!"
"But how in god's name are we going to find someone who has metaxa?"
"...If you'll allow me, gentlemen."
i knew a bit from school and i always intended to pick it up again anyway but the fact his mum didn't speak english probably gave me more motivation (that said, i still always completely failed to actually talk to his mum in spanish). and i also would probably have been too terrified to live in spain if i didn't have a native speaker around to help me do things like going to the bank and not having a nervous breakdown
also, he spoke four languages fluently. dickhead.
Makes me feel dumb when people know more than a couple and I struggle every day to learn more French
it does make you all the more bitter about being rubbish at languages, though. he didn't even have to WORK for them.
tell him to check his privilege, but do it in a language he doesn't know to spite him.
hahaha take THAT people whose world is a little greyer because of lost love! Dickheads!
My current girlfriend has changed my opinion on olives completely and taught me how to cook thai food. Also hadn't watched the wire before we watched it all together. Also i'm slightly less incompetent at important life stuff
was obviously a product of my feeble childhood palate, hadnt had them for years.
fuckin olives, man.
Now they feature heavily in my diet.
they are brilliant
For someone so small she is quite influential.
and being a bit more outgoing in situations where I don't know anyone. Oh also a better understanding of politics/economics.
Less of a prick, more giving and more stoic.
Not saying I'm perfect, far from it, but I'm working on it. Who isn't?
I also learnt if you want someone to still fancy you or and love you, you've got to be fanciable and lovable.
Don't get fat, lazy and unambitious and expect the girl you were with when you were a student to still think you're the bees knees.
Also, if you can't force someone to love you. You've just gotta take the plunge and hope you don't get hurt. Else, you'll never love anyone.
Worth it's weight in gold.
Their fucking father calling me up at work (through reception!) and fishing for my home address for who fucking knows what reason. As has happened to me all of 5 minutes ago.
"Hello Roger you cunt." when you answered the phone.
But then thought, no, wait, surely he wouldn't do this unless it was something important.
His daughter and I split up EIGHTEEN MONTHS AGO. FUCK OFF.
Masons, man. Masons.
or your work commitments.
That makes sense now.
This reminds me of once, I went out with my mates (one of them a girl) and she got hammered. Drank until 3am and only had crisps to eat. Ended up staying at mine (with others) rather than go home to her boyfriend.
He freaked out, phoned her up and she made the excuse "someone must have spiked my drink". So her Dad, who thinks his daughter is some angel, took it seriously (ex copper) and proceeded, at about 11pm on the Sunday night, to phone everyone personally to ask who we were with and what we saw.
He was a total rude cunt to all of us (mid 20s, not children). Just because he thought his daughter had been spiked. The daft cunt.
he even took a hair sample from her and took it to a lab (!). Obviously it came back clean. What a total prick.
He was called Roger by the way.
A better sense of pragmatism
A little more self awareness and self belief
and a better control of my alcohol intake.
And from a break-up I gained a new career path that's far more enjoyable than what I was doing.
Talking stalker levels of obsession