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I'm not, I'm in Norwich, but if I was from Largs I'd definitely have sung that to this
Today is my Friday.
I'm only working until 1.30pm or so. If anyone wants a cheeky afternoon pint somewhere central (London) plz shout.
Off to London Beer Drinker festival later (anyone fancy that too?), but my mum's visiting this weekend so I cannot get too drunk, hmmmm.
I'd rather have your mum than a cheeky pint or a trip to the London Beer Drinker festival.
Sat til 9pm last night putting letters into envelopes because Im a massive success. A student who did music recognised me from a band years ago and the disappointment on his face when he realised what happens to washed up DIY ROCKSTARS was really depressing
Need to stop preening in the mirror. Look so good I fancy myself a bit. Got new sock confidence too (and the unseen red toes and heel match my burgundy tie. Also the pinstripe on my pants matches that of my suit. I am prepared.)
Just got time to listen to Eye of the Tiger 5 or 6 more times before my taxi arrives and it's SHOWTIME.
Don't forget to him them with a few Chemistry jokes to break the ice.
and erm Oxygen.
me mams got a ticket to the United game, was gonna take her to her favourite restaurant but will have to move plans round now.
what an utter fucking cunt she is.
Means I can let my hands proper recover next week although they feel a bit better already. Hence I can post on here. Celebrating with a pre work hot chocolate.
Mother's Day dinner after work with all the grandparents has been sprung on me too. Haven't seen my maternal grandparents this year I don't think, good to change that.
Can't wait to finish. Playing music with my mates from around seven until eleven later.
Might have to nip out in the middle for work drinks though. I'm going to look great going to a cocktail bar covered in sweat and reeking of smoke from the practice space.
This is my second week of full-time work in over three years and I'm shattered.
Also, my foot is quite swollen and bruised from football on Tues. I wish I was one of those nimble skillful modern players rather than the traditional hulking brute of a centre half that I am.
still 7 down this year but was hoping for more. need to cut back on the toffee crisp honeycombs
I'm frail and struggling with the most basic tasks today.
Today is my Friday too.
Leaving London today, still a bit sick. I completely ignored all the great advice about curry places and went for the worst vindaloo I ever had last night.
Off to Bratislava tomorrow for two concerts. A solo piano performance including Gaspard De La Nuit (AWESOME) followed by some works by Glass and Reich.
Are you stalking me? I'm ok with it, just wondered.
was pointing out Desi to the lad I were with and lo and behold, there's sadpunk
If I make it through this, I promise to be more forgiving of your planet-destroying ways.
was throwing chairs and stuff at him the other night. i don't understand where this aggression is coming from
The gf is really stressed from work so I did the decent boyfriend thing and took her out and spoiled her for the night to cheer her up. I'm now hungover and financially ruined. Dunno what I'm doing this weekend but it better be cheap.
Just get under the duvet for the rest of the weekend I reckon, that's how we usually play it if we can. And hey, at least it wasn't a Tuesday night...
She might be off to see her parents Saturday night so I'll just spend the evening raiding the drinks cabinet and eating fish fingers I reckon.
miss that place
Covered in T-man's hair after the usual pre-cattery struggle as we're off to Ireland tomorrow for some downtime ✈️💤😴 etc.
Totally CBA re: today, work hasn't been amazing of late but who cares, it's FRIDAY.
We're staying at the nuremore which looks nice. Actually flying into Belfast tomorrow for some Giants causeway action before heading down, then Dublin on Tuesday for Guinness fuelled madness😃
Never been so I'm really looking forward to it!
Belfast itself is lovely so if you get the chance have a look around the city itself.
Main thing about Dublin is to stay out of Temple Bar. After that go fucking nuts!
All advice welcome! I think we might do Belfast as a seperate trip one day? Or maybe stop off there for some lunch on the way back down tmw - any recommends on good pub eats o the a26?!
Prepare for Dublin being utterly jammed and every journey on foot taking twenty minutes longer than it should because of crowds. The whole city center will be awash with drunks. There are some great pubs and clubs in the city but I'd be hesitant to recommend any specific ones as they'll all be equally busy.
Not familiar with the A26 having never been north of Belfast. (I'm from Tipperary originally and was the first of my massive extended family to even set foor in NI) Someday!
We'll just find anywhere that can take us to be honest! Should be great fun though ",
Couldn't sleep last night annoyingly. Should be a quiet day. Plus keep having weird pains in my body. Think I need to have a relaxing weekend.
Which is what I am doing. No plans tonight. Meeting friend for lunch and getting fitted for my best man suit for his wedding tomorrow. Then sitting.
although I was slightly disappointed that they no longer serve Hacker-Pschorr the bar, such good beer.
For some reason heavy drinking always makes me wake up early so despite staying out a bit late and flopping into bed when I got home, I still ended up waking up at 5. Gonna go for some hair of the dog at the beer drinkers festival, although tbh there's an equal chance that I'll drink a mouthful of porter and give up early.
found a white hair whilst combing my hair today.
Kareoke till 6am, missed my first meeting this morning, should probably get sacked. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.
so home time cannot come soon enough.
I have to go see my doctor this afternoon because my Crohn's has been flaring up a bit the last week or so, not helped by not being able to have a day off for god knows how long.
At least that means I'll be leaving at about 3pm.
I hope yr doing OK and that it improves, soon. Any chance of taking some holiday in the near future to give yrself a bit of a break?
Keep ye head up homes 👍
I've got a busy 2 weeks ahead, but after that I've got a week off just after my birthday, so that will be my chance to take a bit of time out. at least!
I hope I get hit by a car later.
Good luck fella 🙏
doing indoor sledging but all my kids are falling sick so I'm going to be on my own.
that sounds amazing!!
which is near Largs, so I will be cramming as much nardini's ice-cram into my face as I can whilst emptying the puggy in the VIKING AMUSEMENTS and winning the tuppeny shuffle(I actually prefer the five pence cascade).
my car failed its MOT BIG STYLE yesterday (because my dad got his dodgy mate to fix the brakes rather than take it to the expensive dealer garage- should have got dodgy mate to do the MOT instead of taking it to the fancy dealer for the test, huh?) Anyway, so fucking expensive, garages are AT IT. it will be nice not to be zooming around in a potential deathtrap though #lynnfauldswood
I'm a bit tired after a 16 hour day yesterday, which involved being on both the first flight into and last flight out of London city. we probably did more actual business in the departure lounge than we did in our actual day of meetings, it was like a peoplespotting who's who of the scottish business community at 8pm last night in "The city bar and grill" or whatever it's called.
In other news, I've come back to work to see someone has appropriated my stapler, so even thought I don't think I've ever used it, I'm on the hunt for a scalp.
ESPECIALLY if you are the boss!
and i like how you jump to assumptions, the 'oh my' was acknowledgment that she'd do a great job for us.
Give her the job anyway :DDD
Idlewild tonight...running out of steam...
Got Scotch pancakes, though
But fuck me I am.
Early start, but should be a nice weekend. His fiancee is a LARPer, I think I'm sleeping in her armour room...
It was very sweet really, he sent me a message saying they'd planned to not go this time round, but then thought he'd keep an open mind and see if I fancied it. We said no, so they're going to hang with us instead, but it was nice to be asked.
Not sure I'd want to be at a Geordie fetish night though. Sounds terrifying.
and in that time there's never been a vacancy at the level above me in the work that i do, until this month. applied for it and found out this morning that i'm not even going to be interviewed, because my personal statement in my application, whilst by all accounts well written, was too short, and apparently couldn't be read to have covered all the essentials of the job spec, even though i wrote it to cover all of the spec. seems i failed to do that. hopefully the other guy who's been here for a little longer than me gets interviewed/gets the job, cos i honestly cant really deal with one of the people who started a few months ago getting promoted above me, cos i do have some ego and pride, as pathetic as that is.
really, really didnt think there was any chance of me not getting this interview. looking on the bright side, at least i'm not going to waste time preparing for the interview.
and that's bad enough for my self esteem, but to waste my life doing it and not be considered adequate at it to progress at all really hurts.
even though my boss took me out for coffee and to explain that he would have wanted me to interview for the job but his hands were tied by the fact that my personal statement was too short, and he'd offered before to look over my application before i'd submitted it. felt too awkward to do that though cos he's really busy and i left the application a bit late. obviously it's completely on me, still hard to take
The whole thing is a sham and you defeinitely shouldnt take anything personally. They know who they want so dont worry about it.
surely a personal statement is as long or short as it needs to be and if you've covered all the points they should consider it. Did they really just look at the text and think 'he couldn't have possibly covered everything - bin'?
for example that i didn't mention anything about customer service (which i dont remember being in teh job spec, and which i know really isnt what the job i was applying for is)
i thought that having worked with them for so long they could infer or take for granted that stuff from what i said about my current job, but evidently i was wrong and they're literally not allowed to do that
However I haven't tided my desk or collected my things (I have a SHIT load of clothes and shoes here) and my bike is in the underground parking thing but I can't ride it yet. HMM.
got her a bouquet and managed to fill a big vase and a mini vase with it
got her a cheap perfume to shove in her bag (she was moaning the other day that she only has 'good' perfume), box of chocolates, lipgloss and moroccanoil hair mask (which was actually a free gift that i don't want but she'll love it)
and a brilliant moonpig card.
Had a bit of a strange week. Started off on a high, as it was my birthday last weekend, then Tuesday hit an emotional brick wall and have been on a bit of a downer ever since. Mostly about work stuff – my job’s really monotonous and I’m really not sure I want to work in the field I’m in anymore. Am thinking of doing a part-time MA, as it’ll open up a different potential pathway for me to go down, and even if I don’t end up pursuing it, I’m hoping it’ll give me a non work-related outlet and a new perspective on things. I feel like working in an office staring at a computer screen all day is making me lose my ability to think critically, and I just end the working day in a bit of a haze.
Anyone get what I mean? Plus a lot of the people I work with are really cliquey and that annoys me too. I’ve been really chipper about things up to this week, so I’ve definitely reached a point where I need to evaluate what I’m doing with my days.