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Worra lovely day.
It's nearly Friday, which is the only thing which is important, right?
didn't need a jacket today, got a bit of a sweat going on now
including Easy Lover which I think we can all agree is in the top 5 songs ever written.
Phil Collins sure can write a tune to bust a move to
they were great
With wagtails jumping around me. Lovely.
Went to the European graphic novelists night at the BL last night, it was fantastic. Not one for literary nights usually but it was fascinating and smart and funny.
Got in early today as I'm taking an extended lunch break to go see Godzilla at the IMAX.
Then going to a talk at the RGS that hopefully has free booze as per usual.
Then seeing a friend who's visiting from San Fran.
Everything's coming up Milhouse!
I've just got work from now on :(
The THinly veiled's cousin has been staying with us and she's a photographer for Suicide Girls and so we had loads of nudey ladies around the house! But I was out :(
bring the nudey ladies with her or was your house used as the set in an erotic photoshoot?
Also, my sympathies, my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Looking forward to pointing out my lamp or chair in the background of sexy pics
I think my work here is done already tbh
tis a right lovely day.
Not got much planed apart from guitar lesson this evening.
Have a good day all.
I turned up late
And i have so many meetings today and I don't think I'm gong to go to them, so it's more of an anticipatory bollocking for behaviour I am about to commit.
As I was hangover run bed eating 20 quids worth of Pret A Manger.
Have you seen our former employer is proper f*cked?
Went on a bat walk last night, saw 2 common pipistrelles!
We had these little bat frequency gadgets that click whenever the bats use their echolocation. The other people on it were so cute.
Massage day at work today, we were talking about it yesterday and a colleague was saying, 'yeah they go in quite hard it's great' and then I said, 'yeah sometimes I think it's a bit too hard, I'd like it a bit gentle' and then there was this awkward moment...
but I'm off to Barnsley tonight, so y'know. I can only be so smug about it.
Looking forward to seeing my folks. It's been a while.
With Cope by Manchester Orchestra in my ears. One of my records of the year thus far.
Today is going to suck heinous donkey balls. Got to be up til the wee hours designing an on-the-fly book list/catalogue made up of photos that booksellers are sending back to Dropbox during a book fair in Madrid, ready to present to buyers for the morning. Getting some red bull.
My clients are all being a bit needy today, though, so tough shit for me.
Payday tomorrow and off to Glasgow to see my niece, so just need to pull through today and everything's alright with the world.
Will be out doing a similar distance as soon as the washing has finished. It's nice not being at work.
Like on the verge of a minor breakdown.
Wore my gym kit on my walk to work today but got to work and realised I'd forgotten my bra and my knickers. So I am now wearing a stanky sports bra and need to go buy a new bra at lunch so I can't go gym at lunch. Also not showered yet cause was gonna go gym at lunch.
Also bought some porridge that was RANK. Really stringy like it had mozzerella in it.
But it's sunny! You probably look fine. Also it's nearly pub crawl time.
ALSO check out this amazing cat which I like to believe is named after me: http://instagram.com/famousniki
remembered a gym tshirt and my trainers but my shorts i knew were in my gym locker.
So trekked all the way to kensington - also remembered my gym card - got to my locker and then remembered that i had a new set of keys for the new house. and the old set were back home with my gym keys on the ring. All of that for nothing.
Went to a coffee shop and ate a massive pastry in sadness :(
played a game called Quantum which was great fun. Also played String Railway which was extremely charming.
It's pretty grey here today #welcometoScotland
overtook me then crashed into each other this morning. Then brilliantly tried to blame a taxi driver for the fact that they were both idiots.
Top stuff, wish it happened more often.
Because clippers are always tour-de-france fantasists who want to zoom past everyone, but they're also shit at getting their feet back in the clips so at lights they wobble along slowly, get overtaken, and then aggressively re-overtake everyone. And they're usually wearing lycra.
no lycra though
PS are you going to live in France forever?
it's really good.
before i'm back out into the world of freelancing. cannae wait. not looking forward to having to hassle people to get paid but at least i'll have my freeeeeedooooooooooooom.
sat on the sofa in my pants while watching x files and eating cereal
I wish i was freelance sometimes, but I do like the security of not being plus i'm not in demand enough to be freelance.
and other things.
But I bought a succulent for my flat. It's the first plant for my flat. I feel less alone now. but I am worried I'm going to start talking to it like it's a person.
long time no see. hope you're well.
And next to a pool/by the sea with a pina colada.
and I think I've found a couple of weeks I oculd potentially take off, so obviously now I am looking at holidays while I should be working. I need some sun.
nothing new comes in to replace it. I have about five things left to do here. Lovely stuff.
Just got an email from my university in Japan telling me I need to pay about £300 because a panel of the flooring in my room (maybe 30cm x 7cm) came up. Totally not my fault, but apparently -any- damage to the property is the renters fault in Japan. Can I just ignore it? Do they have any way of enforcing it in the UK / would it be worth it? And if I didn't pay it, would it prevent me from entering Japan again?
Any rough ideas would be useful. I don't have the money, I'm barely managing to keep myself together because Japan and this university destroyed my mental health, and I object in principle to paying for damage that is presumably wear-and-tear.
and try to bill you through them. If yours is the same as mine, they won't let you advance a year/graduate if you have outstanding debts.
Might be easier if I just wait for that to happen though. My UK uni will be infinitely more understanding.
Even if they do contact your uni you could just say that it's not a debt to them so not relevant to graduating etc?
particuarly if it is disputed as in this case. Just make sure you make it clear that you don't accept liability and that you will contest it if it comes to that.
which i don't want to go into, and has taken the wind out of my sails a bit.
Hope you're okay.
as there's loads of stuff to get on with now. S'pose it's good to keep busy but I kind of liked being on cruise control.
because he's been on sabbatical for the past three months. And he's coming back in seven days! I can't wait. So looking forward to my days of listening to the radio while typing and drinking tea, instead of endless meetings.
realised that england v italy is when i'm in latvia. Hmmm.
chess tonight which will be looooooong. but working from home tomorrow so that's ok. Looking forward to some bottom of the barrel beer with the internet on saturday.
I have no motivation to do any work for it. Someone help?
You disgust me.
my (perhaps very obvious) revision tip is: go to the library. Don't do it in your bedroom, you'll fall asleep or timewaste or watch tv. Nothing else to do in the library but work!
complete with cardboard box drumkit. It was excellent.
Do any DiSers live in or near Derby?
dad's birthday, la :(
instead i just wrote a short story for the first time in fucking years. it's about the glasgow subway and i'm gonna submit it to a zine thing. i think it's quite good but i'm not sure it might actually be shite
I'm in a procrastinating kinda mood today
half day at work then off to cardiff to sit in some beer gardens then play a gig then spend the weekend with my family.
aside from missing the thinly, i'm a content chap.
anyone got any recommendations of something nice to do around paddington if i'm not able to get my early train and have to knock about there for a bit?
not so secret.
Will you be in on ACTUAL FRIDAY or is that a SECRET SATURDAY?
that was mean.
That was mean. I'm sorry shucks. I blame the bike people and work people.
fucking bike people >:-(
Lunch game at a peak.
Putting on a gig at The Old Blue Last after work, bit sleepy though. Six days of work between now and next Friday and then I'm playing some punk rock shows with a mates band and going to Primavera. Dead excited.
give it a rest kiddo x
found a business card holder and texted the guy who it belonged to asking of he wanted it sent on. He's like being massively grateful. Looked him up and apparently he's got a really impressive cv and was an army officer and now does loads of business and HR consultancy stuff. Might enclose a copy of my cv in the Jiffy bag...