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I'm in a very good mood today, not entirely sure why.
How are you all?
Yo L-P! Feeling good here too.
Just over hour eight hours left in here, can't wait to get out. Weather has taken a turn for the worse here, really foggy outside.
Going to go home post-work, listen to loads of records (got Chris Bell's 'I Am The Cosmos' yesterday) and drink beer with my housemates later.
...is there a better way to spend an evening?!
Going to get some ales and pan out on the bean bag in our living room. It's going to be a good evening everyone.
it is good that it is friday
I am good, wearing the chevron dress because it's Friday
got to do a big load of baking tomorrow for cake sale I am moreorless single handedly doing tomorrow evening and Sunday morning to raise school transport monies
ANY quick/easy biscuit/cake recipes welcomed...
Might take kids to see Home on SUnday afternoon...
https://www.rivercottage.net/recipes/ten-minute-chocolate-chip-cookies They're really good, I made them with dark chocolate and dried pear.
Gonna deliver some political leaflets, take my mum up the Sky Garden, then go pick up a hire car and drive it on the motorway for the first time.
Feeling pretty anxious really.
as i'm sure loads of people have said to you already motorway driving is considerably easier than town/country, if it's your first time once you're on there just stick to the inside lane and at a speed you're comfortable with
after a few minutes you'll hopefully relax into it and realise that it's actually pretty boring just firing along in a straight line, good luck with it!
Had a sauna this morn, now packing up my stuff and gonna spend the day at Suomenlinnen (island fortress place). Getting the bus to the airport at half 9 in time to watch the Masterchef final on airport WiFi and then got to wait for my flight at 6.30am... 😨 Still, I downloaded the map thing PN told me about and it's brilliant so hopefully no more aimless wandering today 👍
We've got something like that here, though it's less impressive.
It's a part of a fortress network stretching across the whole harbour. Three forts and a naval base all in really close proximity to each other.
Woke up at 5 this morning and didn't get back to sleep. Woo.
Attempting to make this cake:
Then mystery shopping a couple of MacDonalds
once you're done, take a photo and post it here so we can all critique
My practice attempts at a lace collar were...interesting
I had a mini-BBQ on the balcony last night which was lovely. Tonight some friends are coming down from up North but they won't get here until about 11 so I dunno what I'll do in the meantime. Nor have I really planned what we're going to do tomorrow except have curry and drink beer. Should be good whatever we do. Also I've set up Pro Evo 5 on my PC so we can get all nostalgic and attempt to win the world cup again.
Loooooong week but it's finally done.
Gonna dance like a twat at the Jon Hopkins gig later. Well excited.
I got tickets to see nils frahm this morn! :)
Never seen Nils Frahm and he's playing with Winged Victory...might have to talk Mrs FS into seeing them again! Thanks for the tip!
Gym tonight if I'm feeling up to it (wee bit ill), then I'm not putting on trousers or leaving the house all weekend, except to pick up some nerd supplies tomorrow.
Might have a Machete order Star Wars marathon.
Quite tense around here.
Feeling a bit glum today. Work is really annoying because my boss is in the US, but keeps sending shit through for me to do and interfering in stuff I'm trying to get done. Also, my GF and I were both really tired yesterday and had a bit of a weird day. I'm sure everything's fine but it's just bugging me.
Hope you're all ace though :)
we all have weird days, you'll be tip top paisan.
Going to Cambridge. Any good cafes with free WiFi recs to kill time/ do work before my train back?
CB1 (which is 32 Mill Road), or Hot Numbers (which is just off Mill Road - Dale's Brewery on Gwydir Street). Both are a 10-15 minute walk from the train station.
There's very little by the station itself, which is in the middle of a large and very confusing refurbishment.
Hot numbers like looks great actually! Always fancied myself as a bit of a coffee wanker as well...
Is there any way in which me perching in the car park, laptop out, furiously typing away would constitute as a security risk?
If so, I'm in
But I reckon you could take him.
OK this morning. Bit burpy. Had an impressive tuft of belly button fluff this morning, bigger than usual which is already pretty huge. I love belly button fluff.
For the first time in ages I have absolutely nothing planned for the weekend. I predict sleep, beer, sport, food and dvds - probably in that order.
id love to hide away all weekend but I know that'll make it worse.
I was meant to meet my ex on Saturday to get my stuff back but I've bottled it and cancelled as know he'll ruin my whole weekend by either tugging at my heart strings or being horrible/aggressive towards me.
Hoping I can go gym at lunch to try and shake this mood.
Why did my super empowering positive streak have to end so soon?! Fuck sake.
It will pass. Do get your ass to gym and make sure you get out and do other stuff this weekend.
You'll be fine
when you're in the midst of it!
I am booked in to see a lot of wonderful people this weekend so I'm hoping that will help!
to join me and my really nice mates out at the pub tomorrow evening if you want Meow...hope you're okay.
I might take you up on that or future boozing times x
There will be a lot of lovely people there tomorrow if you want to meet new people and feel good.
Also, fuck him. Just stay focussed and think of your needs.
Tips for getting back on the exercise wagon after having fallen off? Have lost all the confidence I had built up :/
I'll be seeing my ex tonight at a collaborative type work do thing, we're much better than we use to be but there is still an awful lot there between us, and i feel at any moment it could blow up, although i'm sure it won't.
Hope you're feeling much better soon meowington.
Hope it all works out. It's hard and it's a cliche, but things will get better x
my "ex" is probably going to be at my flatmate's birthday party tomorrow. I hope it will be OK but tbh I've no idea how it will be, I've intentionally cut her out all week
I'm alright, glad it's Friday! My band's new single got released last night... https://soundcloud.com/fatcat-demo/spoilers-try-try-try
we hope to get it round the country later this year!
and I have to get drunk tomorrow night. Not sure I'm up for that.
I'm a bit tired but I'm feeling good. I had great feedback on, what I thought, would be a hard interview yesterday and I have a second interview with them next week. Again, a massive opportunity so I'm trying to just keep afloat and be my best. Had a nutribullet smoothie for breakfast, editing my CV and then off to the gym this afternoon. My mate is performing at Bethnal Green Working Man's Club tonight so I'm gonna go to that. Also, I went over my friend's house for dinner last night and he cooked me such lovely food, and we watched really old documentaries on London and smoked a lot of weed, which was nice as I don't smoke that often. Had a few glasses of red wine without being excessive and generally feel good. Was going to go on a kind of, sort of, date, but that's not happening now.
I'm also playing this gig tonight. Stick around please and watch us x
I'll PM you :)
Congrats on the 2nd interview! :)
jeans, boxers and t-shirt that are proving to be borderline revealing
I woke up at 5am. For absolutely no reason. Fuck you, brain.
I'm playing this tonight in Bethnal Green. If you're at a loose end you should come, it'll probably be good.
Ended up playing Scrabble, doing a self-diagnosis on NHS Direct, and then just lying there til the alarm went off.
I feel more awake than I normally do at this time. Sure I won't be saying the same in 7 hours time.
Came into work even though I can wfh today because I'm busy and my gf is still on holiday and I would run the risk of seeing no-one all day otherwise...
Tonight I think I might just get a hair cut and buy some comics and chill at home. Tomorrow am going to go to Nottingham to see some friends etc.
You'll know me when you see me. I'll be that guy wearing the thing.
and now I only wear protective sleeves.
I'VE GOT A LOT OF BACK ISSUES!!
WELL WORTH IT SPUNKY
cya u later
not worth bumping the where bounce thread, but just about worth repeating here. maybe they're doing a mario impression.
Had loads of stuff planned this weekend which has now mostly been scuppered thanks to waking up at 2am, unable to breath through my nose, with my throat absolutely killing me. Didn't get back to sleep until gone 5.30. Have dragged myself into work but ugghhhhhgghg.
Gonna drink my own weight in Lemsip today
I have a lot to do but I got lucky as my new European manager took last minute vacation for 10 days, so has bought me some time.
Got £29.44 to last me until next Thursday. Hold me!
You'll be reet.
I tried googling but to no avail. How do you find out how well a social media campaign has done in figures? Is there a page that gives you all the stats? I tried going on to Twitter but for the thing I'm looking for it doesn't say how many followers are following this specific hashtag I need to get results for. Can anyone help, or understand what I'm trying to do? I need it for Intagram and any other SM sites too.
Sorry, this is probably simple stuff
facebook offer their own stats service i think, and there's loads of options for twitter.
Do you have ownership of the pages/access to the insights?
There are a few free options for each platform, and there are also some that do a couple. Keyhole is decent for Twitter hashtag measurement, and Iconosquare for instagram.
that you didn't just come straight to me tbh.
Sorry EO - I did think of you but know you're busy at work and stuff. Sorry....problem I'm having is the campaign was for an ex-client and I wanted to try and find the results without contacting her.
I'm happy to help - give those a look and see if they can get you some of the things you need. If you have specific things you want to measure, let me know and I'll try and advise :)
I would only have thought to come to you if I had a question about modelling clothes for city boys or lounging in spas...
catching up with bob's burgers in bed and a cup of tea the size of my head. how can anyone not think that linda is the best.
need to get up and get ready soon cause i think i'm going out.
buuuuut i've got plantar fasciitis. last thing i need on top of the arthritis in my feet. took me twice as long as usual to walk home last night :( my physio gave me exercises to do and i just want it to go away.
but there were only sped-up versions of the episodes which was useful.
Mommy doesn't get drunk, she just has fun
I'm good, just at Galway airport about to fly back to Manchester. Gonna go see stealing sheep at band on the wall tonite which should be good, followed by shield patterns tomorrow nite at the eagle (Salford). Plus just bought me some sufjan tics for the Apollo in Aug, 70 fecking quid for 2 tics, bit pricey like!
a blue Lyle and scott polo with pink stripes, beige/brown chinos and black loafers.
I am so glad I didn't drink for a while this month
the new East Dulwich cinema is finally open so I'll hopefully head down there at some point. Got a choir workshop tomorrow morning which is always fun.
My boyfriend is away on his stag weekend this weekend, I'm going to take the opportunity to break in my wedding shoes.
are you gonna break them in at your workshop?
just want to make sure they don't rub on the day. Here they are:
can never have too much glitter.
looking up about smart phones and it's giving me a headache.
Prayfortillance. Although she's just bought 6kg of chocolate truffles so it might not be all bad.
Thanks for asking.
trying so hard not to make it look like I'm hobbling this morning. Going for drinks tonight with the neighbors and some other folks, if it's anything like last time we'll probably end up at someones apartment having a nightcap at 1:00 AM.
With lovely Scottish lady. Probably lots of drinking involved.
Paint the streets in WIIIIIIIIIIIINE etc.
basically felt I was being totally sidelined and my boss sort of said in a meeting in front of a load of people that what I'd been doing wasn't good enough and someone else would be stepping in, even though he hadn't spoken to me about it before. Appraisals in the next couple of weeks too, don't know where I'm at. The DiSing doesn't help I'm sure, but I'm so sick of everything.
irrespective of what you are/aren't doing if they have a problem with it it's the fucking basics that they approach you about it first
fucking well out of line
Going to have to sit down coz my legs are fuckt after moving house this week and spending all my time picking up boxes and moving boxes and putting down boxes. This is why I can't contribute to the fridge thread, my fridge isn't yet up to the standard you should expect
I have never been able to get in to Marling at all. Hmm.
I'm currently sat on the floor of my living room surrounded by boxes, all worn out again. Her new album's a bit different, dead good. You should give it a go. Hope yr interviews start getting somewhere, you deserve it
This weekend is ALPACA WEEKEND!!
So freaking excited about getting these guys!
Decided to stick with the names they already have.....Epic and Raffles. I'm hoping Epic was named after the banging Faith No More track!
Pretty much gonna sit and watch them do alpaca things all weekend.
Have a good weekend EVERYONE!
The final weekend marks out of 10 also depending on Motherwell beating Hamilton tonight!!
If you haven't written and released a children's book about this within the next 12 months it will be a travesty. A TRAVESTY.
Also I think I speak on behalf of everyone when I say - pix plz.
I'll start writing this weekend!
As for the pics, I have no idea how to upload pics onto here.
I'll try and figure it out though.
Photbucket or imgur or someplace like that.
Did you just buy somewhere with a lot of space or is there a land share with a farmer?
that has a fair bit of land including a field. Needed something to keep the grass down so it was either a sit-on lawnmower or some grass munching animals. We went for the latter.
I've been a customer before!
Bottling it from applying for another job though, because my current boss's actual best friend works there and I'm certain they'd rat me out.
Moved in, got mistaken for a 21 year old, got invited to go to karaoke by someone Ive never even spoken to before (not singing, obvs), and cleared up the garden for a little soiree over the weekend. Looking up.
all sounds good amigo.
Payday! I wasn't expecting it til next week. I've spent some of it on records, a shirt and one of those silly London haircuts that's all long on top and really short at the sides.
Going to spend loads more of it tonight at the Lewisham Street Feast s back.
which mans hardly anything to drink until I get home at like 10:30. What a crock.
great, top lads birthday dinner tomorrow, as well as a football game, so I'm massively looking forward to that.
what a crock
do you have 2, perchance?
i'd fucking love to go, hopefully there's a Q & A
'Haw Michael, Barzini was a pure fud, wasn't he?!'
from three men and a little lady, but there are no clips of it! :(
needs to be central london and not spicy so thinking of options
Are either of you vegetarian? Actually doesn't matter. I get such bad option paralysis there, as everything on the menu looks great and there's no 'big dish' like steak or something to tilt the playing field.
BUT it's a saturday night and mildred's doesnt take reservations :(
HURRY UP 5PM
get me out of here
is it parkbeer weather?