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Did this last night:
Might book some flights to Berlin today. Bit expensive, though.
How are YOU?
I'm fine, I didn't have any caffeine yesterday and woke up this morning feeling amazing. Having a cup of tea at work to celebrate.
It would be very rude not to.
That's what they'll call you. (It looks good)
cba. Bosses aren't in though, so that's good. Might spend the morning getting all my work done then stare at a wall all afternoon.
Someone put the heating on for the first time and its so warm.
(it was pink and not padded, really old) before.
She's reaping the rewards of having an old man with incredible music taste.
Probably going for another £5.25 roast at the Red Lion in Drayton tonight. Anyone up for it?
Yellow bar tape club represent
I played football in the rain. It was lush.
Houseguests this weekend. Emergency tidy will commence this evening.
Turns out I didn't!
Love an emergency house tidy and that feeling afterwards of YESSSS EVERYTHING IN ITS RIGHT PLACE
almost the only proper tidying I do
went to see gone girl last night, really enjoyed it.
bout to take my wee bro to the airport as he is off to live in luxembourg.
have some networking wine tasting thing tonight which i can't really be arsed with.
Wish I had something else to do other than play videogames, kinda regretting it already
get some coffee
buy a bike and ride it about (it's a nice day!)
read a book
The sun actually came out! Then I played guitar for a bit and came up with some good chords for a song, will try to remember them.
Gonna dismember some uruks now...maybe time for a wank later.
a night of highs and hurt, I did manage to do a fair few radical narley bodayshush jumps though, was lots of fun! I owned my friends too with premium skills ! boom most improved player award goes to ME *party dance*
In other news..... work.
You have to have four sessions and pass a test at each one to be 'qualified' to go round on your own though.
I'd probably shit myself if I rode around that velodrome.
That's what they'll call you.
so you have to book 7-8 weeks in advance for one of the tutored sessions. I think once you're qualified there's a little more flexibility.
Careful on the bends!
Really looking forward to it. You have to hire a special track bike (you can't just take your own on there), and I'm told you should fairly easily be able to hit 40+ mph on the bends - and the bikes have no breaks!
could come out on a low ebb
Tonight - quick drink with DiS favourite Michael_w, then home to my mums to go to the driving range. Managed to write for my venture into golf blog again so need to type that up today.
but all I could think to ask him was 'should I buy an areopress?' :(
you're gonna end up with so much coffee tat
this is probably how EmO got started
chucked my Aeropress cap away again :(
I really want to get one but need to wait until payday now (bit broke!)
bc he won't shut up about how filter coffee is the best (idiot) and this apparently produces filter-type coffee at high speed. is this correct?
I guess he's using it to put all the water into the thing and squeeze it through? Fuck knows.
My V60 filter makes better coffee than the Aeropress, fwiw.
or did you get more conversation?
and i was like 'oh cool. erm.'
and he said 'when you buy one, we can show you how to work it'
but thats just part of what they do there :(
I reckon you might be in there, you know.
you wont get many better ins than 'we can show you how to work it''
I'm just not sure if my nose ring has made me more or less attractive. I'm thinking less.
But he's in California for the next 2 weeks :(
Coffee shop man is just breakfast eye candy. Nothing more!
of course i didn't descale it, what are you on about? I opened it up a few weeks ago to see what that exploding sound was. lo and whilst loing, behold one of the tubes had undergone what some would describe as a catastrophic rupture. Typical, I'd only tried to use the cleaning disc with plain water around 4 times whilst it was blocked. Frustrated with the quality of water in Reading more than myself, I've been considering popping on over to ebay and sourcing a replacement tube. However, I'm concerned about what over damage my flagrant disregard for Tassimo maintenance has caused. thankfully, whilst whittling through all the guardian and New Statesmen articles my friends had shared on Facebook last night, I stumbled upon a Kenco offer for a £120 machine for £40. Now, on the assumption that it wasn't some sick scam, within 7-10 days, we'll be able to invite Soph's parents over without the need for some low level shame honesty. I'll have to check my calendar, of course.
You've learnt your lesson I hope.
Also get a Dolce Gusto machine instead. Top coffee from a more compact machine. Takes up less space on the old worktop and I think the `capsules` might be cheaper too...
it was quite a frightful bang, thankfully i was in my garden doing a spot of staring at the rose bush when it happened, so my tender little ears didn't suffer too much.
I think the pods are roughly the same price. I only ever buy them when they're on offer - bulk buying FTW. TBH, if it wasn't for the fact that i wanted to get the same machine so as to not have to confess my laziness, I'd have probably investigated the options more. I'd really like a machine that grinds beans and is more interactive, rather than the pre-loaded pods; but whatever, i can always brew up a cafetiere.
Deafening noise of beans being crushed + smell of delicately rich coffee bursting through the house = favoured childhood memory.
Should ask if she's still got it.
My boss is on a course all day
Only got one half-hour meeting in my diary
Today is shaping up to be a really good one.
someone give me some pep please
i'm going tomorrow morning unless something important happens
really sore and i think it'll help
will report back to tomorrows daily thread
followed by a 5 hour train journey involving a traverse of that London. Like a good train journey, but dark evenings minimise looking out of the window time.
was well good
just found out that the two people who are keeping me in this job are both leaving, dunno how i'm gonna make it til december.
my dad is starting a job in london in a couple of weeks so gonna see a lot more of him which is weird.
came in to work today but shoulda WFH'd.
Last night I didn't go to see Gone Girl. I also have no plans to.
Fucked about with the dishwasher again. Got fairly pissed off.
Had a nice Pieminister, mash and beans for tea though so that made it a bit better.
Going for a run tonight, what's this Strava thing then? Someone sell it to me. I currently use the Nike app thing for logging times on my phone.
Strava's just a good tool to log your runs (either as an app on your phone or via a Garmin type device). It'll log time, distance, climb, all the usual business. Plus it has this segment thing which creates leaderboards for stretches of regularly run routes. And there's the DiS club: http://www.strava.com/clubs/disrunners
There are some pretty quick people on that leaderboard.
the club thing can definitely work as a bit of a motivator.
but the group stuff on strava is really great.
probably human turd outside our flats this morning. This is not the first time this has happened. I walked a bit too close to it because I thought it was huge rolled up autumn leave at first.
i was walked in on whilst on the toilet/bog this morning. This is unrelated to the turd.
I did a poo in the middle of the street, no surprise really that someone walked in on me.
*wipes arse with a handful of huge autumn leaves'
I like to poop on the ground,
wipe with leaves, wipe with leaves, wipe with leaves,
from the ground.
(I'm sure most people here won't know the song Fallen Leaves by Billy Talent, unfortunately)
off work today
i think i'm going to make something out of pastry (!) and a soup
then going to see my dad this afternoon
(pass mark 55% which means I've really wasted time over preparing.)
whatever the fuck that is.
So yeah. I've just wasted a chunk of my life. :)
don't tell me that's what marckee does
I mean, how hard can it be?
yeah I'm probably qualified to design buildings now.
And better at it than marckee.
If so, you've wasted your time.
not quite. It's all vague wanky stuff about god knows what.
Memorized it. Did the exam. BOOM. Certified in ?
What is a restful service?!
But I don't know what a "restful" (sic) service is.
A RESTful service is a web service exposed over HTTP using standard HTTP verbs (GET, PUT, POST) to expose business entities (or "resources"). As opposed to using things like SOAP.
But that's not what the exam was about.
and still a bit drunk. Nothing like HR blatantly ignoring the fact I'm getting constant sexual harassment at work. Go life, everything is fucking great!
Post life on a public fucking online music board full of people that don't give a toss anyway. Who gives a shit to be fair. I will shut up and avoid posting again.
If anyone else is going to see Happy Monday's on Saturday then PM me - got a few vips.
Have you spoken to anyone for proper (legal) advice about your work situation?
What's up? :(
and i've fairly sure i've lost it. Panicking now! Its not at my house and my mum doesn't have it.
coupled with Curry Club for dinner.
Going to see Mimas tonight at The Lexington. Excited about that.
which is good.
playing the warhammer version of dungeons and dragons tonight with at least one exDiSer
Either way, NEEEEEEEEEEERj/k
not needed to do any prep afaik. by all accounts it's near identical to dnd for the player, with some differences for the gm
No-one, you hear me?
But no. Must have been the wind.
tastes of a burnt pan.
probably for a good reason.
Dipped a couple of slices of bread in it and some Walkers salt & vinegar on the side.
I asked for a roll an d she made a big thing about how it would "cost extra". 25p extra.
Imagine my outrage!
Then I found this one though so it's all good now.
I am still in bed, everyone else in the dorm has left now somit's nice and quiet. Getting quite hungry though, and do actually have a lot of stuff to do today so should get up soon.
ALSO TONIGHT WILL BE MY LAST NIGHT IN A DORM YAYYYYY
is that because I'm studying abroad (ie. not in Norway) I get the entire loan in only two instalments. So I get two massive payments of about £10k each. But then (actually slightly more than) half of that is for tuition fees, then there's rent + bills and then just a tiny bit left for me to live on. Surprisingly, this whole £10k twice a year deal did not turn out great for me when I was 20
can you get more than one student loan in Norway?
No. Sorry :(
Not from the EU, innit.
I meant more that I couldn't get another loan from the Student Loans Company in the UK, because I had one for my first degree.
how the fact that a skiing organisation releasing a calendar of naked, female ski instructors (or in fact use of naked, female bodies in advertising in general) might be concieved as a bit sexist "because the female body is beautiful!"
How do you even get through to people like this? I'm getting really tired of repeating myself but really don't want to back out of it either