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Good morning. How are you all?
There's something quite poignant about late summer isn't there?
Just realised I've only got four working days until my boss comes back. Best get cracking with all that work I promised to do eh?
"right, I'm going to start work at 10:30" or whatever
Got ages yet.
tonight. I'm getting too old for this shit as not actually sure I can be arsed.
And I'm not quite 30 yet.
turns chillier - summer's over :(
Slept bad again last night
Mercy Mercy Me by Marvin Gaye
I think the lines of the seasons need to be redrawn. Autumn tends to kick in around the third week of August. There's no way that spring, summer, autumn and winter are an even three months each.
I've been slathering on coconut oil and sunbathing on the roof garden last tcouple of lunchtimes. It's still gorgeous up there (although chilly at night now- I considered putting the heating on last night but I'm determined not to do it until I come back from my holidays because if i turn it on now I'll forget and I'll be heating an empty flat for ages.)
This has kind of been a freak summer for scotland tohugh- we've all got brilliant tans despite not having been away anywhere yet. Been outdoors so much, it's been great. I AM NOT READY TO SAY GOODBYE YET TO SUMMER OK.
I'm still in shorts when I’m not at work but there is a noticeably different feel to the air. Who knows, we might yet get a September heatwave
jetplanes meeting in the air to be refuelled etc etc
'There was a heavy dew on the grass:
he'd been thrown out of the synagogue for talking during prayers.'
proper good night. His work put him up in a flat in southwark which is so nice, completely out of 99% of people's budget but when your company pays for it can't moan i guess.
Spent the evening drinking cheap lager, eating chicken, having MANCHAT and playing pro evo 6. Proper regression, but for one night, you cna't beat it.
like when we were kids. Brilliant.
This James Foley thing is horrible and making me feel a bit ill. The world's pretty fucked up at the moment, eh?
Now sat waiting for Mr s to get home. What an idiot.
Got a wedding on Saturday it better not be cold I was planning bare legs and arms
Since my boss has been away I've gotten all of her deadlines sorted a week early, got all of my work done, taken on extra work from other partners I don't normally work for, been praised for that work, and kept clients happy. All while nobody's been incessantly micromanaging me or telling me what a horrible incompetent person I am.
I'm starting to think it might not be me that's the problem here.
"taken on extra work from other partners I don't normally work for" t feel so bad.
keep up with this tactic, but prepare for her to feel a wee bit Back To The Wall when she gets back.
Who fired one trainee after six weeks and drove the next one to quit. And it's been a walk in the fucking park.
can't even remember what i was saying. yeah, i've gone oveer my nasty possesive boss's head and am nowacepting work from other partners, which means I am snowed with a kind of double work load, but it dilutes down his awfulness. and I get to work for awesome partner who rides a motorbike and has a silver quiff.
I'm a bit restricted in who I can work for here because of technical subject area, but I'm doing it anyway because I use so little of my actual background in my usual work anyway because my boss is terrible at chemistry so avoids any technically challenging/interesting work like the plague.
Diluting of awfulness sounds like a good plan.
Fuck off, pal. Mine is great.
i was far more productive when my boss was away too, I felt far more free and in control, that i didn't have to keep asking for permission on things.
I think i should be the MD to be honest.
and now my hayfever decides to flare up. Stupid, idiot body.
slept like a baby last night
I wqas wondering if late sunmner hayfever was a thing. I've ben fine the last 2 months and yesterday and today I ahve streaming eyes and violent snezzing. i was just presuming that I'd caught the toddler's cold, but this feels more like an allergy.
always a nice boost of energy early in the day (despite being bloody hard work that early) but I haven't lost any weight this week. Rubbish. Also will quite possibly crash out at about 3.
I'm going to have some cinnamon oatso simple. Exciting times.
have you considered going Full Wanker and using something like myfitnesspal to monitor what you're eating? that was the only thing that cracked the problem of Fat 2013 for me in the end.
I used it once before - about 2 and a bit years ago - when I was really out of shape. Compared to back then I'm down 2 stone 4 lbs, but I really want to lose about 8/9 more, which I was at about xmas time 2012.
Probs a bike ride. Probs a fillum.
Defs a whole lot of fun.
Guess what? I have got myself a proper, permanent job! In marketing! (an area I’ve been interested in for a while, and one quite a few friends have suggested I might be good at) I had an interview last Thursday and was offered the job on Friday I think I will be starting in late September/early October. I am currently temping with the company in a different team. This is big! I’ve lived in Reading for almost 7 years and have never had a permanent job and now I have in an area that I am actually interested in and in a company that seems like a great place to work. I’m so happy and excited and you guys are almost the first to know!!! It doesn’t feel real yet, probably won’t until I get my contract through, so I’ve only told the BF, one of our close friends who we went on a long walk with at the weekend and my little sister. My best friend gets back from a month in Asia this weekend, I can’t wait to tell her. My friends have been so supportive and so have you guys, so thanks everyone for always encouraging me, to anyone on here who has taken time out to help me personally, there are quite a few of you but a particularly big shout out to nice_squirrel!
On a wholly unrelated note, this morning I have already had a full fat can of coke and packet of crisps. Disgusting.
On another note, Reading Festival in two days! The signs are up, I’ve already seen a few people making their way up to the site (crazy – why would you spend any more time pooing in a drop pit than the bare minimum you have to?) I AM SO EXCITED. Friday and Saturday are going to be so busy, so many bands to see! Still don’t know why Crosses have been taken off the line-up but at least that takes the dilemma of their clashing with Don Broco out of the equation. Anyone else going?
Saturday is a bit weak, quite a lot of good bands on throughout the day but the evening/headliners are a bit boring.
This year is the first year that I'm not going, even for a day, for a long time!
Hope it's good, are you camping, or going home each night? that's what I normally do!
That’s a shame! Line-up didn’t appeal?
Not camping. I’ve refused to since 2011 I think, it’s just not an at all pleasant experience anymore.
Last year I think the quickest we got from our house to the main stage was 25 minutes, lovely!
My little sister and her boyfriend have finally got fed up of camping too and have taken us up on the offer of a place to stay for the weekend, I’m hoping they have some friends camped near the arena so we can store some spirits with them for the very rare slots when there’s no-one on we want to see.
a really short walk to get there. Before that I used to just park at a mates place in Caversham and walk over - so much better.
It was mainly the money and not being sure if I would be here (I was originally hoping to be in LA for most of this Month :'( oh well)
currently it's nice and bright but still cool and breezy, can we have this for the next couple of months please? Secured tickets for the Sunday of the Reverb Festival which should be fun.
with nighgmares (see ISIS thread) and i'm anxious about some work stuff this week.
Supposed to be going to a charity pub quiz tongight in Edinburgh but I cannae be arsed.
Sat in work trying to circumvent their IT policies to download some video editing software.
email of 20 or so offers which I never take up
Gonna go read it now!>!>!?!?!?!
Today I am absolutely hatcheting the shit out of Celine Dion and Whitney Houston.
Also I was thinking the same this morning re late summer.
Free burgers, cocktails and light hearted misogyny. Can't wait
Even just a short one. All my mates are either going with their partners or can't afford to go, or have been.
I have mates in Barcelona, New York & Berlin & France and stuff that I could go visit. But my fear of flying prevails me and it would be nice to go with a group of mates rather than going alone. but then i'm fed up of waiting for people to be able to afford it.
In other news my mates Paul & Dez have just bought property in the south of France. Maybe I'll go there with them or something.
I'm a right grumpy cow today. I have to go measure things now, see you later.
And then the tgv to the south of France! It's pretty quick x
Why am I logged in as po on my phone? Hmmm
its totally fucked (someoen tried to steal it on Saturday and in the process mashed it up good and proper). My back wheel is so badly buckled, i think ill have to get a new wheel. GUTTED. And i'm so broke...but i want to spend my weekend cycling about. TORN.
Still have tonsillitis but being dragged in to a team meeting AT THE PUB tomorrow. Not happy.
it's lovely. The lady who's farm it is gave us some homemade cake which is some of the best cake I've ever had. I'm going to visit a brewery and eat bitterballen this evening.
(usually when the girls need shoes, as there's a Clarks outlet). So you'd recommend a trip into Spalding itself? I've never been.
And I can't see her because she's in Wlaes and I'm in London. I just went out on me lunch and bought her an outfit from M&S. So cute; a baby grow type top thing, matching tights and a matching tutu. I love kids clothes.
probably spaced out a bit, then realised that this group of women on the other side of it were all looking at me prolly thinking i was looking at them, then one of em made a comment to the others and then they all started cracking up and walked away
DRINKS AT RETRO BAR TONIGHT RIGHT NEXT TO EMBANMENT STATION/CHARING CROSS STATION...I'LL BE THERE FROM 7:30PM. THINK ROCK N ROLL/60S GIRL GROUPS/SLEAZE ETC. MY FRIEND IS DJING THERE.
PINTS ARE 4QUID AT MOST AND A BOTTLE OF WINE IS ABOUT 10 QUID A BOTTLE.