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do I call in sick? y/n?
Also, tell me about your Friday and upcoming weekend.
But I'll take your word for it.
Tomorrow: First house party at ours for a couple of years, beers
Sunday: hangover, food. Maybe cheeky beer with a roast.
I have no real plans for today OR the weekend, other than going to look at a room in a houseshare tomorrow. Of course, as always with these things, I don't really care about seeing the room as much as meeting the possible future housemates...
So I've not done it in years.
No plans tonight. Need to go get my bike marked tomorrow, then probs head to the football. Cinema in evening.
Hopefully more bike riding on Sunday :)
Finally pulling out the other side in terms of work. Still only got 276 emails though from the last 10-12 day (thats answering urgent ones as I go too). Few beers tonight with work, watching the mighty rams tomorrow against Birmingham as I know RAMMY and hes given me free tickets. Sunday, few drinks with my brother and picking up my stuff from ebay that I got sent to my grandmas house. Living life.
Gf has a friend coming round tonight but I'm not feeling the least bit social today. Will grin and bear it for the sake of domestic harmony.
Only concrete plan for the weekend is to get a haircut, maybe some new work clothes and do some interview prep. I'm signed up for a nerdy card game tournament in Norwich on Sunday but it's nearly two and a half hours door to door and i massively can't be arsed so I'll probably skip it.
One was to play gta5, which I ended up telling my boss about as I felt guilty.
I'm quite ill today.
How did that conversation go?
Things are good:
+ got my phone back
+ It's Friday
+ curry tonight (at a curry house, so no chips, fear not Chintzy)
i have been sat around at work for the past day or so waiting for IT access to be granted to a particular system, been trying it every half hour and it's not letting me in. told the IT people, they said it's done, just need it to be processed. repeat several times. this morning i sent a screenshot of the page saying i don't have access to make sure i wasn't entering the wrong details. turns out i needed to go to a completely different screen, which no-one has ever mentioned before, log in there and then it'll work fine. did that, logged in fine. why not tell me that in the first place? i'd be in London and not sodding Warrington if they'd told me this yesterday. argh.
Let's all enjoy this owl wearing a hat
gonna see Stewart Lee, gonna drink beer and eat cheese, gonna watch a lot of the West Wing (I finally convinced the thinly veiled to give it a go).
same for when i just went outside and there were some ducks hanging around again. same three, just chilling outside the door quacking.
I love ducks. Great bunch o' lads.
I knew it was going to be a good day when I saw a seagull walk down the street and turn into someone's front garden as if it was just visiting it's pals.
i think the only thing i have liked about Warrington is the office ducks. only wildlife i've seen whilst working in London was an office that had a dog and a rat that made a nest in someone's drawer when they were on holiday and they came back to find loads of baby rats in there
Where I work is a pond thing and there's ducks, geese and swans always hanging out. Watching geese walk up steps in a line is one of life's little pleasures.
Plus the geese have baby geese and that are really cute and you see them putting them under their wings to keep warm and they chase people who get too close. They're great.
when i get back i'm going to request an office duck. maybe two actually, can keep each other company.
(the missus) and I'm moving today. She's done her back in, so I am basically lugging mattresses and shit up and down all day by myself. Joy.
I don't understand how people don't take sick days. Even when I didn't get sick pay I'd do it. Going back to sleep now though. Bye x
and proceeds to splutter over everyone. Get well soon x
Life rolls on.
Loads to do
Selma, Still Alice, Whiplash or just watch It Follows again. need to go for a really big run between work and the cinema aswell
I don't pull sickies, if I don't work I don't get paid (unless I take it was leave which I don't have much of).
So never called in sick if not actually ill. And fortunately don't get ill too often so sick days are rare.
Excited. Work isn't bugging me too much. I did fart just as the gorgeous French trainer for our section sat down beside me though. Mildly embarrassing.
Friday night: Jamming with my friends OR staying in with some beer and watching 'The Thing'.
Saturday: Hanging out with my Dad. Going to a post-rock gig in the evening OR a Paradise Garage-themed DJ night.
Sunday: Read the papers, head along to an International Women's Day event where a load of my friends are DJ-ing playing.
Gonna hit the golf course! Any other DiS linksmen managed to fit 18 in yet in 2015?
Think I'll work from a pub for the afternoon. Got to see some clients until about 12 and then I have some intermittent conference calls to do and documents to write. Just going to set myself up in the corner of a quiet pub (The Drake or Chinaski's most likely) and do it from there.
Tomorrow, shopping with my sister and picking out suits for my brother's wedding + alcohol.
It's just as they are right next to the client's offices really
if i was cutting about that neck of the woods i'd seek out:
Ha, or sleazys......although it's been a long time since i was in there during the day! :)
Thinking they might be pretty loud during the day though for conference calls... Although why not I guess. Sleazy's during the day is grim :'D
Ah conference calls, from a pub, i like your style sketches! :)
I lived with three of the Strav staff and was never generally far away. So probably.
Just realised how long ago that was. Terrifying.
I think we know you *spooky life/ dis crossover*
I wouldn't recommend stravaigin or slope if you need to do calls. maybe the 78? it can be quiet during the day. or the quiet back area bit of moskito?
Wow weird, you think you know me, spooky
We went to stereo btw, which would be perfect for your purposes- not too noisy!
but chinaski's is great especially for what you've described
i don't think i've ever seen anyone working on anything during the day other than their dubstep album in sleazies
and regale us with all the amazing pubs and craft fairs that tollcross has
can you imagine what it was like when I used to live round the corner from him in Dennistoun, this bearded guy walking about blethering on about how amazing the polska sklep was and the irn bru soup in coia's and going into every charity shop on Duke Street saying "everything is amazing" all the while giving out YES badges to everycunt he could get in reaching distance/earshot of? CAN YOU? A WHOLE YEAR.
that's something, I wonder if they'll keep it the same.
I'm genuinely struggling to think of where I'd go drinking in the West now
there we go
i can't see them doing a huge amount to the interior
the sparkle horse is a good shout, i've never taken to the doublet
that's in Partick right? (nearly wrote Peckham lol)
till the guy from bis bought it, it's very much of the same ilk as the halt/state etc, i think you'd like it
may have to pay a wee visit next time I'm up!
not necessarily somewhere I'd specifically go just for drinks though (unless they have a jazz night on)
And the Rio was a regular for hangover food. Once got a paperclip in my toasty though the bastards.
that's all i've got
Today is cooked breakfast day at work but my trains are messed up so may have to miss it, tomorrow is ice cream restaurant and seeing that robot film, Sunday going to marwell zoo weather permitting
booo i've got a banging headache, and a cold and am all bunged up
coffee's good for a cold isn't it?
Never been. Bit irked that London is seemingly going to get its first nice weather of the year tho.
whereabouts in the lake district you heading to?
Went to a real pub last night. Like, it had real people in it and stuff. And you could get a burger and chips or a sandwich and they served it on a plate. Didn't think they still existed in London.
Sounds like I need to buy it and turn it into a Chop House
Stone the crows.
heading to the theater tonight to see Liam Williams deconstruct capitalism or something.
Heading to Milton Keynes to see my folks over the rest of the weekend.
playing at Big Hands in Manchester tomorrow: https://www.facebook.com/events/1574238829458930/
haven't seen a show there before but given how tiny it is/previous Manchester shows I've played, can imagine it's going to be very fun indeed
what am I the promoter?
Make my long-awaited return to hockey tomorrow having spent two months out.
Other than that - nothing. It's such a nice day - if it stays like this for the rest of the weekend I think we'll go for a walk or two.
if the venue hadn't tweeted about keeping "riff raff" by charging extortionate amounts for drinks.
Forgot to add that I might also get up and pop down to the local station for 8.30am tomorrow morning to watch a steam train go by: http://www.steamdreams.co.uk/executables/GT410WebContent.exe?ActionCode=Timings
I lead a fun life.
Modeselektor are the best live thing ever, so you'll have fun at least.
theres a new modesleketor mix here
I'm not often jealous, but I am jealous.
all I did was admire her ring. how was I to know it was the last SVD gift he bough her before he dropped dead?
Feeling awful about it, even though she hugged me and said it was a lovely thing to say. Awful.
I'm going to get pissed at lunchtime.
oh and I just won tickets to Scotland v Ireland at the rugby. No recollection of entering the competition, isn't that fun.
weekend- friend from london visiting tonight, hanging out on the sofa with my man, my coupon and jeff stelling waiting for Charlie to say @an' I'm jus sitting here thinkin', losing all of my money to Ladbrokes, drinking myself sore, then mum's birthday lunch on sunday, so cuddles with niece and dogs. And then it's Monday again, thanks for making me think of that, Tillance!
the football however...
haha also you should just been like "get over it mate he's no coming back"
about the importance of succession planning for high net worths, and how it was crucial to have in place a will and power of attorney as well. We all went to the pub after, and half a glass of wine later I admire her ring. ARRRGHH. She was so lovely about it.
what was she like when you were cracking out the `if your spouse predeceases you` banter? (Which I assume is a must-have in any presentation about wills and LPAs etc.)
as it clashes with So'ton v burnley or something, but we will give them away to somebody who will appreciate them :)
is one of the weirdest excuses I've ever heard, PO
They were obvs one of Those Couples.
earlier this morning walked my friend's Labrador through Greenwich park.
I am winning. today is excellent.
THE BAD DREAMS
HAVE BECOME REALITY
THIS IS NOW THE FRIDAY EMO THREAD!!!!!!!!!!
and there it is. The most wrong statement in the history of emo.
listening to I Hate Myself
forgot about them.
I've gone punker and now listening to Small Brown Bike
Took it back shortly after. I haven't heard it since but as I recall it sounded like a shit version of Sunny Day Real Estate's Diary.
see also Blackened Sky by Biffy Clyro
endserenading is the inferior record guys.
we don't even sound remotely emo either
Yesterday I had one green smoothie, a G&T in a can on the train, two white wines, half a bottle of red wine, and for my food I had one chocolate praline love heart. That'll be it.
Temper that with the sullenness of watching Shoah pt. 2.
Day trip to Bury St. Edmunds tomorrow.
Roast dinner (beef, so proper) and a visit to friends to meet their new baby on Sunday.
Bike components out-of-stock at the shop. Boo
House to myself :-
Pulled Pork Pizza from Sainos
The Raid 2
I'd pop round
and still just play Quake and sit in my bedroom all weekend.
I missed a seminar last term cos I was rough and couldn't be arsed and it was still getting referred to weeks later as though being hungover was unusual.
Is Spotify killing binge drinking amongst the youth?
Why do work people insist on going to those shit 2-4-1 cocktail places all the time? Had an near breakdown in the middle of the dancefloor at the utter pointlessness of it all. Must be getting old.
Going to SoDo / Beer Dispensary tonight for pizza and beer, then tomorrow I've the double whammy of returning a faulty shower AND putting some shelves up. Then going for food at Manna for me and the wife's other anniversary, i.e. the non-wedding one which apparently I'm not allowed to call our fannyversary. Sexaversary?
Sunday I might paint the hallway.
Love that place. Also bloody love the London Beer Dispensary. God, SE London is great.
though weirdly full of kids and dogs last time. At least they managed to largely cancel each other out.
Never been to Beer Dispensary, probably just going to order the cheapest, strongest IPA like I always do.
Was really hoping the Catford Tavern would add to SE's glory but some berk burnt it down :(
's alright, but yes, utterly pointless.
I used to go there on a Thursday night in my hometown because they had an indie night then. Every night ended with Mr Brightside glorious times.
I felt like a deep sea oil excavator trying to find a sliver of actual liquid hidden inside whatever jam jar filled with fruit and ice and inedible herbs I found myself holding. One of them had bloody jelly beans in it.
quite like a nice martini or old fashioned
Stupidly excited - going to dance like a twat for all to see.
Visiting my step-sister tomorrow to see her one week old baby boy. Aww.
Hungover today. Drank a bottle of red and half a bottle of ginger wine last night while watching the first three episodes of Penny Dreadful. Does it get good at any point?
SLEPT SO BADLY.
This morning I had a 4 hour defibrillator training course. That was ok.
I then ate a vegan brownie bar thing and now I feel sick. Not so great.
Tonight - Drinking of some description
Tomorrow - Relaxing, something in the evening
Sunday - TOPGOLF, maybe a roast.
Tomorrow: Watch football, booze.
Sunday: Watch football on the telly, run, practice guitar
called in sick* yesterday cause i've still got a horrible virus
i reaaaallllyyyyy want to be able to eat today
*said i would come in if i really had to but would probably be in no fit state to do my job so would be willing to go without pay.
Though FM8 has crashed and that's where I do pretty much all of my synthesis and stuff, so I'm having to figure out a way of getting a simple sine wave sub bass line using Massive or Absynth, which is not going well.
better go out in the sunshine this afternoon and try and soak up some happiness.