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Still in bed, no moaning from me.
How was your weekend? How are you? What are you wearing?
I moved out of Soho on Saturday. Currently staying with Welsh Tina in Clapham whilst I get myself sorted. Sure, there are plenty of yuppie bars and stuff, but the common is a nice stretch of grass. Got very stoned on Clapham Common yesterday.
And I had two pints last night, which is nowt considering my stress levels.
three pints in over three weeks not bad.
I shall indeed give her your best.
are periodically stealing my gf's Graze box. Can't wait for that conversation... Will roll it in with the one about 'please stop throwing all your cigarette ends into our garden, you dicks.'
When I lived with 5 Irish guys Barry's tea was the only tea allowed in the house.
If I lived abroad I would hope I wouldn't be one of *those* people but I suspect I'd be as bad.
I am, and I'm not even Irish ;)
still in bed too.
day off work. getting a wet shave thing done at 12 and then wrestling training at 6. might just walk around between then.
With wrestling, I was talking to some guy who does all that, isn't everything done with the left side of your body or something?
I'd love to go to a boxing match in East London.
a lot of moves would also be done with your left, but the main point is you go for the other person's left. and you always turn right. that way its all less awkward.
unless you're in Mexico, then its the opposite.
Well not ill but I've done something to my neck / head and it's really painful. Painkillers / heat / ice pack ain't doing anything so going to doctors later. I didn't sleep at all last night. FUN!
Also, now I've moved and stuff can we please please meet up for a drink? Or we could organise a Wetherpoons outing or a picnic or something?
Friday night: Saw M.O.P. play in town. I was there with a load of mates and it was pretty silly. Bouncers were dickheads though, as always in that venue.
Saturday: Missed my bus home to see my family, got an angry phone call from my Mam later in the day. Went to Dublin that night and played a gig to a good crowd. Some guy described us as "like Nirvana crossed with the Offspring" which I thought was utterly hilarious.
Sunday: Ate some falafel, hung out with my mates and early to bed.
Can't wait to get out of work now, all my housemates were up to cool stuff at the weekend (one played in an orchestra, one was touring the UK, one was coming back from New York and another participated in a long-distance charity cycle) and I want to hear how they got on!
feeling suitably shit about myself. I'd like to wallow but my new job is busy and demanding and stressing me out a bit.
Other than that, I actually had a nice weekend. Few beers on Friday, lunch with mum on Saturday, drinks yesterday with old friends and new, then made a curry and watched loads of ordinary lies with my housemates <3
think of all the positives of being single and enjoy it. There's a fuck load of great things about relationships but then there's a fuck load of positives about being single too :)
didn't do much this weekend, but after being busy with house moving stuff the last few weekends this was a good thing.
I am on a training course all this week, should be good. also weighed myself this morning and I was exactly 10kg less than when I started losing weight at the start of the year, which is a nice landmark. it's also quite nice and sunny so I can a) wear a t-shirt and b) fit into my t-shirts. it's all coming up breakfast_t_england.
Is it purely down to exercise and diet?
I downloaded FitnessPal, oh my I eat so many carbs I didn't realise. And sugar. I wish I didn't have a sweet tooth.
I'm still over what I was about a year or so ago, but my diet went to shit for about six months and I put loads of weight on. dialled it back to be less ridiculous, used MyFitnessPal to track what I ate and it's done the job! had similar success a few years ago, hopefully won't need to do the same in a few years from now...
i'm 4kg down. another 4kg before Primavera was the aim but i'm not sure that will happen.
going quicker than I expected, will probably hit a wall soon though as there's only so much weight I can lose by not eating chap and not doing much exercise bar walking a bit more.
AKA the BJ diet
Which I know is okay with FitnessPal because you can eat more, but still. Tapping in what I'm eating/drinking/doing is doing my nut in a bit.
I'm wondering if there's a way I can go without flying. By boat to France and then bus it to Spain maybe?
I love the idea of busing it but my brain would melt being on a bus for that long.
I'm petrified of flying, I suppose it's only a couple of hours but still, it casts a shadow over the whole thing for me.
Might be less grating than a bus.
I am biased here as I love travelling by train through Europe. First time I ever heard 'Daydream Nation' was on a massive train journey through Italy. Perfect.
all booked up, yes. staying in an apartment with a few friends.
there are still tickets left and its a great lineup. i love the city more than anything though.
I haven't sorted out anything yet. r my friends.
My mates: "So who are you staying with?"
Me: "Oh, y'know, some people I met on the Internet."
*cue funny looks*
unplanned OkCupid date once. My mum was there so we had to pretend we went way back and didn't meet online.
That was a strange night.
Why was your Mum on a date with you?
a club and I was texting the guy for a while and then drunkenly asked him to meet me. And my mum. He even crashed at mine on the sofa and we had tea and toast the next morning, with my mum.
He seemed to like my mum more than me.
Good job mits!
he was a heroin addict because of his svelte appearance.
And she dances like Tina Turner.
Very leisurely on the way up: London - Paris, Paris - Montpellier, Montpellier - Collioure, Collioure - Barcelona and staying at each stop off for one or two nights. Fantastic.
On the way back: staying up all night on the last night of Primavera, 8 AM departure from Barcelona, in one go with the TGV to Paris and straight onto the Eurostar to London, arriving there about 9 PM in the evening. Gruelling.
The train fares in total are about double compared what you would pay for a flight directly to Barcelona. Worth the expense if you want to turn it into a holiday.
in December 2013. That was a very civilised way to travel.
Apparently you can still do Paris-Perpignan overnight, which is most of the way. The Man in Seat 61 is brilliant for this sort of stuff: http://www.seat61.com/Spain.htm#.VSuGTvnF8-I
Did the sleep train to Madrid a few years ago, to attend a wedding. Very civilised indeed.
I probably would be willing to pay double if I don't have to fly, plus I love trains.
Think someone should've called the police on Saturday because there was a robbery at Pride Park
not as annoyed as I'd have been had Birmingham not beat Wolves, but still. should have won like 4-0 :(
This week is my first five-day week in ages. Ugh.
Good weekend though - went to Dorset to visit family, including my new niece. And went out for dinner last night when we got back. I have a bit of a food-over this morning (you know, when you've had a big meal the previous night and you still feel bloated the next day).
I believe it's 1:25am in Las Vegas and Lo-Pan is probably pretty pissed and getting up to no good.
Dorset is beautiful, hope you had a good time. My friend is moving back to Dorset so I imagine I'll be visiting there when I can.
Dorset is gorgeous, yes. It was a bit of a funny weekend in that our itinerary was pretty-much dictated to us by my Dad - so I didn't even get to go to the beach, which was a bit sad. However, we all had a good time. Might try to go to EOTR in Dorset this year, esp. as Sufjan is headlining <3
With a walking stick, and socks and sandals.
morning mits, morning thewarn, morning sean
I'm fucking freezing despite wearing a t shirt, shirt, and two hoodies. This office is the worst.
Didn't do much this weekend. Went to my first bbq of the year and ate as many pulled pork burgers as I could stomach.
Hungover yesterday so just watched that Scientology doc which was pretty dark.
Tonight: Might go swimming for the first time in ages despite living opposite a pool for the last 4 years. Will probably drown.
I want to watch the new Louis Theroux one.
Sky Atlantic co-produced it so I assume it'll be on that at some point soon.
no can do, recent ex. no can dooooo.
I was not at work
Enjoy your day
Would totally fuck over my employer. Would also cause me a bit of grief with rent, bills etc, but priorities.
So today will be spent gritting my teeth and not telling a heavily pregnant woman (no, not you Elaina) to fuck the fuck off.
Weekend was fine.
Make sure you've saved a bit first. Seriously, it's really hard work getting interviews/getting a job etc. I think I was more employable when I was employed. If that makes sense.
I'll never actually do it without another job lined up - I'm not brave enough :)
Just vent a bit on here and fantasise daily about telling them where to stick their fucking job to stop me from doing something irresponsible.
But I seriously questioned my sanity so I had to get out asap.
Feeling ill again - fuck this, bored now.
Had a nice weekend though. Lazy day on Saturday with a stroll up to Highgate and a pint in the flask.
Sunday, picnic on Hampstead Heath and cake in Kenwood House then Film pub quiz in evening.
Just realised I didn't have to use public transport all weekend. Not bad.
it's relatively cheap compared to the surrounding area and is about 20 odd minute walk from the heath.
I like Archway, and MP Jeremy Cobyn is one of my favourite MPs.
Another one down.
can't believe i've not heard about this, my flatmates go there pretty much every weekend
after the owners were turned down by the council to turn it into flats. Arseholes.
on the upside though when I lifted a paper towel this morning it was a weird one, like two had been mashed together.
practising my leg bop this morning as have a placing compo on Wednesday and I am admittedly a bit rusty :/
were used during Amu's best man speech please, John?
I've got some cash riding on both "love match", and "new balls please"???
looking at the funnies I had printed off, but when I was having a quick dance with Judy she kept on whispering in my ear softly 'I can make you rich' which I am guessing is a tennis thing. Before I stood on my seat and howled at the top of my lungs with boredom during Jamie's 'lecture' of a 'speech' he opened with pouring a jug of water over his head and shouting 'Where's Cliff when you need him' Amu did a sort of awkward smile and Kim 'whooped', Judy winked at me and mouthed 'rich' at me again. It was fine
Luckily I hedged my bets with a couple of quid on a Ciff reference, so sounds like I'll break even at least.
Were the Williams sisters in attendance? I like to call them Tennisey Williams.
Ate a series of tasty meals followed by some average German beers over the weekend. Didn't win the Grand National.
Woken up this morning by my upstairs neighbour's building work. I'm not at work and I hope it doesn't go on all week.
and while I've accepted that and don't get upset with her any-more because there's no point in that, why do I feel like shit this morning?
decided not to cycle to work which of course meant Canada Water was insanely busy this morning
what to advise because we're only hearing one side of this, but from the side you relay to us it seems fairly apparent that she is just not interested/ not for you, and you are trying to be brave but still holding out hope that it will work. I don't think it will and I really hope you can get back to being brave and move on. it probably feels like the end of everything right now, but it's actually the start of everything else x
I know this is true and I'm OK with it now. So can't I stop thinking about it? there's nothing left to say or do and yet it won't go away
it's because everything seem to be going really well, it seemed we had got to a mutually really nice place, and then all of a sudden it was taken away from me, because she freaked out about it. I get that I wasn't the one to stop her from freaking out and that's why she ended it, but it's been very tough to deal with something that seemed so good just evaporating, especially when she never gives me a straight answer or really explain herself. It's fine I'm moving on already and as I said am no longer upset about it, it just feels kinda shitty.
She wants to go see the kurt cobain film with me and my flatmates later but I don't know if I can handle seeing her, but I don't want to be a dick either and say she can't
feel like it's an incomplete situation. I don't think you should see her tonight pet x
but she's invited as part of a big group. May just give it a miss/see it elsewhere cuz I don't think I can face her
She's not even nice/respectful of me or anyone but her self and yet despite all this I'm still really into her. Mental isn't it
waste your time on her. It's pointless.
so much good food and laughs and love.
yesterday I ran to kelvingrove park and I realised that I must do a funny thing when I'm stuck at traffic lights and taxi/van drivers beep and wave at me. i'm not going to stop doing it, whatever it is.
My brilliant and amazing boyfiend has ronsealed the decking on the roof garden and it's fucking unbelievable, and I'm setting up my yoga studio on the raised bit of the decking, which is slightly ambitious, and definitely not for people scared of heights. but I am so excited and can't wait for sunset practice with pink skies and a light balmy breeze (this is Glasgow- hail/ biblical rain/ gales).
A NEW WEEK! I love a new week, so much possibility :)
Less joy, more moaning.
and so awful, to be joyful in the face of it is kind of the meaning of life. I think. I realised this yesterday whilst listening to Suede on my ipod as I ran. COME ON AT, be joyful with me!
I'm just messing with you. I'm feeling mad full of joy - booked a couple of wedding venue visits over the weekend.
please indulge my inner bridezilla! What kind of venue are you thinking of? I feel kind of complicit in the planning of your wedding now btw :)
We want somewhere which feels really light and open. Basically we're finding ourselves drawn to venues which have an orangery - big windows, sunshine (hopefully!). Torn between London and Somerset (where an orangery could be replaced with a rustic barn-conversion).
the people's palace and winter garden is one of my favourite buildings in the world- http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/glasgow/peoplespalace/
I love open space too and glasshouses < 3
"Well it just has a special place in my heart thanks to quasi-popular music site, DrowedInSound"
"I got the idea for the ring and venue on there from UnicornPo...ickledOuef"
"I don't think I want you to marry our daughter anymore"
That building does look amazing
that would be a bit random!
Listening to Jim O'Rourke while looking at all the amazing scenery and I just felt an incredible sense of wonder. It has set me up nicely for this week. I just want to do things!
scenery is so so evocative! Get on and do some stuff Kally!!
I was a passenger and it was just me and the driver sitting there listening to music while our bandmates slept. Beautiful sunshine, I could see mountains and castles in the distance and it made me appreciate how amazing this place is.
Yep, going to go for a massive walk after work today, looks like the weather will be good enough for it.
I've just been aksed at short notice to go for a second interview at 3:30pm...ARGH! I'm living out of a suitcase I need to go dash and find something to wear eek argh argh
this might be the one!
Do you know she played at the pope's xmas party in december, a the vatican? I hear it was pretty amazing.
This pope seems like a pretty good one, for a pope.
I reckon he watches father ted.
Decent weekend. Despite my whining the wedding was rather nice. I'm so knackered though. I've got this coming weekend free and I can't wait to do fuck all for once. Got loads of work to do before then though and I just don't have the energy.
sometimes it's good to dread things because you set your expectation bar so low, it can only be improved upon. Did your gf have a lovely time seeing her friend get married?
and she got to catch up with friends she hasn't seen in ages, arrange future happenings to look forward to and I got to mostly sit in the sun drinking cider. So long as I don't look at my credit card statement any time soon I can chalk that up as a successful weekend.
Broke up with my girlfriend after one affair with a student and one instance of getting off with my best mate's girlfriend, all of whom will no longer have anything to do with me, I'm suspended from work pending a disciplinary on Wednesday for a number of issues including turning up to work drunk and continuing to drink on shift, and in all likelihood I'll be moving 265 miles back home to Devon for the second time in my life, at the age of 29.
I do have a bag of Munchies though.
to your girlfriend.
She must be feeling awful. And relieved for getting rid of you.
Automatik cheated on his girlfriend twice. She's better off without him/her.
Or did I misread the post?
If so, apologies.
Don't have anything like enough context to judge on this, but hope you and those around you get the support you need.
I hope things turn out okay for you. This isj ust one phase of many in your life.
In terms of moving back to Devon, I quit my job, lost my flat and now staying with a friend in her small one bedroom flat. I'm also a similar age to you. I thought I would have to move back to my mam's in Wales, and there's still that possibility but you have to keep fighting.
I really hope things get better for you, and they will.
I'm sure the fact you've lost your girlfriend and your best friend is pretty bad punishment enough.
You poor thing. regardless of fault or blame, which is kind of irrelevant, you must be very scared right now. I know this sounds really futile as we are just the internet, but can we hap you at all? can I help you re legal advice for Wednesday?
tbh I'm prepared to be fired and I'm okay with that. I've started thinking about rebuilding now. If they sentence me to forty lashes though I'll be in touch ;)
In everything that's built up to this situation I have obviously behaved like a proper cunt. It's all been a bit like that Mitchell & Webb scene where they realise they might actually be the baddies. It's not a nice feeling at all. Especially when all the other people involved are really, really lovely people. And they are. So I take ownership of that and I'm hoping this will be a big, fuck-off painful lesson to never be such an idiot again.
As pathetic as it sounds, the fact that lots of you have written kind messages hoping I'm alright anyway has really cheered me up loads. You're a good bunch.
(AKA feeling a bit high about DiS today)
but if you can take this experience as a valuable lesson learned then at least some good has come out of it.
Plus, you has Munchies.
And Automatik now means I can't get the Pointer Sisters song out of my head!
I was talking to gf yesterday about what the repercussions would be if as of tomorrow I just decided to disregard my morals and behave like a cunt. Figured I'd just end up alienating friends, loved ones and probably end up in prison. Try and be careful.
my legs really sore i think it might have something to do with my dog sitting on my knee - but he was refusing to sit anywhere but on the one leg, the one that's sore.
i'm wearing a black lacey vest top and grey yoga pants/pyjama bottoms because i'm still in the house, going to get changed as soon as i know what sort of place i'm going to in a bit
so I fed her pumpkin seeds. She likes.
i'm wearing a red skater dress which is a bit racy for work really but GIVE A FUCK and a black cropped tuxedo jacket. Stilettos like these (need to google, brb)....
I probably would.
if you ignore the slightly tired looking face, i'm pretty good from the chin down.
these shoes- http://www.kurtgeiger.com/ash-black-suede-patent-36-carvela-kurt-geiger-shoe.html
I love a nice simple black heel. I have a bit of a heel obsession. I wore converse trainers yesterday and I forgot how to walk not wearing heels!
for this new flat. I am completely skint now. Ages till pay day. Gonna get my arse down Aldi.
Still, new flat. Another fucking move. Packing is going slow, our current flat is in absolute chaos. Anybody want some old Q magazines?
micro chips and beans 4 lunch lol
Use strong black bin liners for clothes, keep cardboard boxes to a minimum. They are akward and take up a lot of room.
good idea. will do that for the clothes. already rinsed the cardboard boxes for the videogame and music stuff
They're super strong for things like books and perfect size for records.
Ate lots of their food fixed a printer and mainlined house of cards great show.
Currently unable to login to my PC so I've basically spent most of the morning drinking coffee and eating a croissant. Could be worse.
A blue and white striped shirt and trousers #officeworker
and on saturday i was back and i went to a party and hung out with antpocalypsenow's missus
Ant's missus looks cool. where was Ant? How was spain? I am making Spanish tortilla for tea tonight (got peppers and stuff in the fridge that need to get used up).
she really is v nice. he was maybe watching football or similar
spain was good.
+ lovely dogs
+ lovely tapas
- not great standards of bread
- my spanish is shite and lots of spanish people dont speak english so it's humiliating not being able to express yourself
- stayed in an airbnb that was a boat and it was cold and there wasnt enough bedding
ate some absolutely fantastic tortilla, some of it almost like runny scrambled eggs with potato, some like a heavy cake of egg and potato. all with lovely salsa picante
Me & Scout & Chintz stayed on an airbnb boat when we went to Barcelona years back, it was great though.
would probably be great during summer. def not room for 3 on it tho. it was cold and condensation-wet
mostly down to finally releasing one of my stories on Kindle, I have handily included a link below if anyone is interested. It has a five star review that definitely isn't by one of my friends.
shameless Jag, sorry.
not as a patronising or magnanimous gesture, but because I am genuinely fascinated by the synoposis and can't wait to read it later!
so i'm reading this on the kindle cloud and, fucking hell mate- well done. it's completely enticing from the first few pages!
Thanks for buying.
I'm meant to have another one this week as well though (at the ICA!), hopefully before this place that I went to today decide that they love me and want me in which case I'd have to start next week.
Hopefully to celebrate good news! I hope your picnic went well on Friday.
I've an interview this afternoon and a FORTH interview for the same job. Never had four interviews for the same job before. But they are a massive global organisation and I would be reporting to their New York offices so I really really want that job.
Wow, four interviews does sound a bit excessive, they must have had shitloads of applicants. Well done for making it so far, let's hope it gets settled soon (and that you get the job obvs)!
but so good that you smashed it!! Agree that choice rules, although sometimes also nice to have decisions made for you by 'fate' (I am just irresponsible though and hate taking ownership of the direction of my life, so maybe don't listen to me).
It's not for an actual job but for a work placement as part of my MA, so still pretty exciting. Should definitely know which it'll be by the end of this week which is a relief – the others on my course have already known about theirs for weeks.
and have many tiny splinters of wood and glass in my hands. Great days. Spent most of the morning trying to get them out with tweezers. The amount of RAMMEL queries coming through to me today is outrageous. Wearing a checked shirt with brown cord trousers
SO EXCITED. spending it catchng up with all the latest eps of TV shows I watch (mostly Masterchef eps i missed while i was away for the weekend) and chatting to my best mate. weekend was great, spent it with bf - really happy, it's basically the kind of relationship i've always wanted to be in (apart from distance). kind of baffled that someone actually wants to be with me without wearing pyjamas.
"kind of baffled that someone actually wants to be with me without wearing pyjamas." should be "kind of baffled that someone actually wants to be with me without any hassle or drama or emotional manipulation or feelings for ex-girlfriends looming large on the horizon!! wearing pyjamas."
"Don't you want to get changed before we go out?"
"Nah, I'm good."
"I can't believe this is happening again!"
filmed in the valleys of Wales. There's subtitles and no mention of the great amounts of humanity and community spirit in Merthyr. Just bloody taking the piss. Voyeuristic tat.
Glad I didn't watch it - would probably be fuming.
in the time it took to watch one episode of parks and rec. phewwwww
but like, in a really tedious undramatic way