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whats going on you beautiful people?
link and tattie scone wo
that's a seriously unstable square / circle combo
I won a ticket to Body & Soul festival last night in the pub. Delighted. Don't know how I'm getting there (it's a three and a half hour drive on a good day) but hey, I'll figure it out.
Our band were offered a last minute slot at a festival in Donegal (six hour drive from here) for very little money and at the last minute. The offer was completely shot down at band practice last night. Delighted, I couldn't be fucked going to Donegal.
Going to hand in my resignation to the big boss this morning.
Massively going to the pub and buying a bottle of champagne straight from work.
Fuck sake, the tension's killing me.
think I'll go home early.
NB: this is the first time I've posted in a what-we-used-to-call-a-morning-thread thread in well over a year.
got a bad back this morning
spent yesterday moaning on the sofa. Went to see Faith No More on Wednesday evening. Met some friends for a couple beforehand and had a few too many over the course of the evening, but there is no way a gentleman with my reputation would have thrown up out of a train window on the way home.
Starting tomorrow at lunchtime with what was going to be a whole day's ale trail round Henley, but thanks to £2.50 + Charitable Donation day, we're now leaving those guys around 5, to nip in 'n' out of London, watching Blur in the middle.
I haven't puked out of a moving vehicle in years.
in fact I haven't been sick in ages, and i've certainly had much more to drink on quite a few nights since.
So instead of just watching today which I thought I would be I am competing, not got a second routine ready so going to have to impro most of it, good chance of placing top 10 now!!!!
If you're really stuck, perhaps you could play Africa by Toto backwards (or should that be Acirfa by Otot!) and perform your routine in reverse? Would look very avant garde.
I believe that's what Torvill and Dean used to do for a new routine if ever caught on the hop.
in time. Got a few songs I know the flair/s for off the top of my head so will throw in them with a couple of standards and should be good to place, actually quite nervous, guarenteed at least a mini-tro (miniture trophey) which I am buzzing about, cant stop smiling
By The Vapors I dont really have any of the dress flair needed to punt a gim today. Looked great yesterday as had time to prepare,was dressed up (clothes only) like far left here http://online.wsj.com/media/1103pod08.jpg
Is a music not dance forum. To punt a gim is to throw in a gimmick
My Routine for today, so no I never heard them
Are we going to get a preview of todays gim/ outfit?
Pretty sure I have gone through this with you.
No gims today, not enough time so just my usuals
You know how important today is for me so let me be to GitZ
Going to have to give you the dance lecture again aint i?
your usuals > other peopels' gims.
GO FOR IT TOASTY. Are the miniboppers doing backup dance today or is that just at the finals should you (fingers crossed) place today?
and this is just round 2, finals are tomorrow but doubt I will place 4 to 1 today to get into them, but thanks.
WFH today as we are having our annual boiler check. Rock and roll... Schoolfriend's wedding tomorrow so driving over to somewhere near Coventry this evening.
so now I'm working at one which isn't overlooked AT ALL. Goodbye, productivity.
Who's Retrospectacularing tonight?
gutted that I can't make tonight. everyone be nice to my friend Tom for me.
other than having to go mental at a bloke for spilling a cup of piss on me (LADS LADS LADS etc.) it was fucking brilliant. I mean, even getting piss spilt on me couldn't ruin it, that's how fun it was. Beck's a dude too.
was so so close to bunking off today. not even hungover, just cbf
there's bands on and it goes on 'til 2. Not even my 18th birthday party went on that late :(
told them I have a dodgey tummy, but really it's because I had 3 work induced anxiety attacks yesterday and I cbf with that happening again today.
I'm going to have a nice day at home watching TV and eating nice bread from the bakery. It looks like an alright day so I might go for a potter about the meadows later.
And enjoy your day off. Sounds like a good idea.
Applied for quite a few jobs I could do with my eyes closed, but not even got an interview. I think the problem is that I'm not qualified to do anything at my current level and still need another few years experience to negate my lack of qualifications. That and i'm not prepared to take any sort of pay cut.
Finishing at 4 today, after which I will have the flat to myself for the weekend. Gonna set up my Throne of Immaturity, make a big pot of herbal tea, line up a series of snacks and play videogames until I fall unconscious. I'm really quite excited.
Beck and The Strokes were well worth the 350 pennies last night. Perfect standing-in-a-park-in-the-sun sets from both. Bars were constantly rammed though. Don't remember that happening last year.
there's no milk. going to have to go to the shop.
updates to follow.
eat it with no milk
seriously considered having water with my cereal.
but no. just no.
UPDATE: bought milk.
might be stress related?
just waiting for Glastonbury to happen now really. also got the Movielife tomorrow
life is expensive
I went to see Vinnie play a Movielife set with Set Your Goals as his backing band two nights running at the Kingston Peel back in 2008. those were fucking brilliant shows, I assume these will be the same (except for the fact it's at the shitty Electric Ballroom).
had a look at the setlist and it looks good - there's a good mix between 40 Hour Train and their older stuff, about half and half. I saw I Am the Avalanche last year and they were really good.
shame it's at the Academy but oh well
Just given up at work. Literally not bothering to do anything anymore. Gonna eat loads of piclates this weekend.
What are they going to do, fire me?
what is piclate
With lots of holes in the top that you put butter on when its been toasted
do you mean a crumpet
piclates is so much more satisfying a spelling, I'm sticking with this. Going all Chaucer over yo asses
Going back to hop on a bus to Wales after work for old man's day. Looking forward to it.
You're not Sting.
In which case, fuck off Sting, you massive fucking twat.
duh duh duh fields o gollld
it was really good.
I'm quite sleepy and I have a puffy eye.
it's in the fridge in work here.
if I have to do the speech thing, it'll be more of an apology for shoddy work
today's gonna be super busy but then it's RETROSPECTACULAR AND BLUR WEEKEND
Then Blur tonight. Not bad.
was fun. Rose Byrne and Peter Serafinowicz were great and I enjoyed Statham channelling Jay from the Inbetweeners.
don't know why. Over pathetic stuff. It's driving me up the wall.
So much pain behind my eye, still no feeling in my face. I'm VERY frustrated today.
Tonight I need to buy myself a new pair of trainers as I left mine in work and can't go back til next week.
Tomorrow was supposed to be Sam smith's pub crawl but don't feel up to it and need to go look at 2 houses during the day.
Sunday is nothing.
if you can, pinching the bridge of your nose can ward off crying if you do it just before you're about to start, but sometimes it's better just to let it go. try not to feel frustrated at yourself, it sounds like you've had a hard time recently and have every reason to be upset.
hope you feel better soon.
You had a traumatic experience, physically and emotionally. I rally shook you up but because of the kind of person you are (brave, loving, thoughtful) you were utterly stoical about it, because you didn't want those around you to suffer like you were suffering. And you were in shock. And I'm afraid once shock subsides, all the walls of bravery come tumbling down and you can find yourself feeling very weak, and very vulnerable, and nobody, NOPBODY is immune to this.
You poor darling, I wish I could give you a (gentle) hug. Phone your mum and have a good cry and maybe think about going home for a day or two.
On the physical side, a couple of things (I have suffered similar face trauma, you have my sympathies)- as the swelling and puffiness subsides, it can look worse. dont' be horrified, your body is just trying to repair itself and it will look worse before it gets better.
Are you taking proper painkilling meds? Now is not the time to be a martyr, dose yourself right up.
Andy update on your scan? Push hard and keep pushing to have this escalated as if you need surgery you 'd rather know and come to terms with that sooner rather than later. however don't be surprised if they aren't in a rush to operate as they like it to settle and stabilise first (remember my colleague Julie who went to work in kazakhstan and had an accident and broke her cheekbone/ eye socket? She flew straight back and went to a private hospital and still they made her wait 2 or 3 weeks before definitely stating that they would operate. because sometimes it just heals itself better naturally. oh and by the way, Julie has never looked better! they operate though your nose somehow so they don't even cut your beautiful skin).
Please lean on people, don't keep up with the bravery because you are allowed to just dissolve into sobbing for a while, you've had something profoundly shit and shocking and unfair happen to you xxxxxxx
Sorry for the big essay, just wish I wasn't so far away/ could help more practically.
I know it's crass to mention dolla at a time like this, but you should make sure you do speak to the police because you will be entitled to compensation through the criminal injuries compensation scheme. It exists to compensate people who have been blameless victims of violent crime like you have been. Obviously, no money will make up for your suffering , but you know what, it might buy you a nice holiday or a new bike or something that in some small way helps you to move past this. (you can apply online but I think you need a crime number).
Have some self-compassion and give yourself a break. You've had a really nasty experience.
Don't be scared to lean on people who care.
yeah I don't really want to burden people by getting upset as im worried the people closest will get fed up of me. Seems stupid to think like that but I do. Just trying to get on with it but it's really quite difficult. I'm so used to being out and about and going gym and all sorts but now I am forced to sit in (going outside is too bright for my eye) so nothing I can do but rest up.
I'm lucky it's not a lot blacker as it's just a few reddy yellow marks. It's just so painful and uncomfortable.
I should just embrace how pathetic I am being (I just cried over putting some strawberry smoothie into a fruit salad and that person said they weren't too keen on the strawberry smoothie - WAAAHHH SO UPSET - wtf?! Haha!) so just being on my own is better I guess.
Police aren't being to great at the mo. I'm booked in for CT scan on Monday at 2 so shouldknow then I hope.
Not sure what to do to pick myself up tbh. I'm feeling VERY low and unattractive. Can't even be arsed to try :(
this is scary, especially as its taken 2 years of dithering about MY FUTURE and MY CAREER and completely abandoning the idea of journalism only to come back to it. here goes
For the right kind of person, being a journalist is the best job in the world.
I am not that person, hence today is my last day as a journalist. But if you want to ask any questions, I'm happy to try and help (and hopefully won't terrify you too much).
how come you're leaving? are there any useful tips you have for aspiring journos? and is the pay really that bad?
I would love to be a journalist. one of my best friends is a tv journalist for bbc Scotland (mainly doing OBs), if you are interested in that kind of thing, I'm sure she would be happy to talk to you.
I'm open to which area I work in - TV definitely appeals but because i'm distance-learning, I don't get the option to do the broadcast module. if you could ask her if that would impact my chances of getting into TV journalism at some point that would be great!
He was just sad.
Let's see if he decides to awake the kraken on her day off.
I fucking love that city, I really really didn't want to come back.
still recovering from eating a small amount of dairy yoghurt on wednesday because i am a fucking idiot dickhead
throat and sinuses swelled up. my throat was unbearable yesterday. face is still a bit puffy and skin is itchy/eczema. haven't got the shits or a need to vom anymore, at least.
Everyone who comes in has a little huff and a puff at the queue. Is this news?
PEOPLE WHO sign whenever there is more than one person in front of them in a queue
ALRIGHT PAL, WE'VE ALL GOT TO WAIT AS WELL
oh ffs grumblegrumble
it's friday lunchtime, you dickhead. 9/10 people who queued for the counter didn't need the counter either.
"He was believed to be the highest selling Tanzanian artist of ringtones by mobile phone companies in 2013."
Pretty delighted it's Friday, gonna do fuck all tonight, apart from have a couple of vinos.
Tomorrow night I am hosting a table at some black tie charity do, not really in the mood but could be fun.
That doesn't sound like much fun.
that's my job, and mine only
at the strokes last night, and rather than the bit of a hangover putting me off I just really, really want a decent cold beer right now. Three more hours of work first though.
Amazing amazing amazing (triple A)
been in uni for a few hours, currently eating some delicious coffee flavoured ice cream at home, Retrospectacular tonight. Good day!
I said hello and he said "how are you" and i just kept walking without responding lol
it wasn't really warm enough to sit in regent's park. To anyone thinking I chickened out or something, remember: I could smash everyone's face in while holding a demi of beer in one hand.
till next time Dissers, have a fun. x