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I'm going to see "Real" Emo band Prawn this evening. Should be emotional.
then realised I was thinking of King Prawn
bonus question: how good do you look today out of 10?
I'm operating at a very strong 9/10. I don't know how.
I'm thinking about commissioning a full set
then again your 2/10 is still higher than my 9/10
glad to hear you're on the mend meow
Last night I added cricket to The List of Things I Am Bad At.
slovenia looks nice
(Piran is LOVELY, as is Lake Bohinj. Bled is far too touristy imo)
Probably a seven at the moment.
Sun's out though, so should probably get the guns out.
roy, japes, reece, 'ington
I'm bored. It's been my Sunday for the last fortnight.
I'm at the hospital and can go home at 1! Yes! Operation went well and I have a square metal plate in my face that's just a bit bigger than a £2 coin. I had to wait 11hrs in hospital for my surgery without food or drink since the previous eve. By far the most boring and difficult day ever.
I'd like to go home now pls! My eye is fused almost shut by blood and gunk. Enjoy your breakfast!!!!
hope you're doing ok. x
So bloody glad this whole shit storm is almost over. Next battle: police
Or do we need to bump the Rolling Fuck The Police thread?
no written statement has even been taken yet as he said he'd organise coming round to take it. I'm going get my dad on the case tomorrow
I've still got pins left in my arm after an operation a few years back. I don't mind explaining it to security staff, though it was a bit of a pain when I was really hungover coming back from Primavera this year.
now hopefully the police will get their finger out and you can put this whole scary episode behind you x
football tonight, then Adam Buxton at Bush Hall tomorrow
which is great, but they've decided that fly-tipping is socially acceptable. Obviously a logical extension from throwing dozens of cigarettes down from their flat into our garden.
So if anyone in Brixton wants a heater, a swivel chair with no back-rest, oven gloves, assorted crockery, or rubbish that wouldn't fit in the big bin, PM me.
On the plus side, Mogwai were great last night, and we have two cute white foxes sleeping in our garden.
Is that even a thing in the UK? Are they albino foxes?
We have a new set of cubs each summer (n-size = 3). For some reason this year's are white. First link on google is to the Daily Mail - maybe I should send in my photo.
If you can make some kind of tenuous link with Calais then I reckon you've got tomorrow's Mail front page wrapped up.
where there were some native Americans and they said if a white cow is born it's a sign of...something, and then later a white cow was born so WATCH OUT
Are they tame/ do they come to your door?
they will be off-grey little shits dragging KFC packaging into our garden and ripping into everything which is fly-tipped on our street.
We tried properly gardening once and the foxes systematically ripped out everything we planted, but just one plant a night, drawing out the humiliation.
You can also get sort of reverse albino black foxes. Foxes are good bd
Hair is at a good length after a questionable few days. Wearing a well-fitted polo shirt and smart-ish brown trousers. Eyes are a bit bloodshot from hayfever which is letting me down a bit.
Last day ever of working for my hated boss, as she's leaving to spawn. Great day. Actually have to do some work today, mind.
Pub later. Hope the weather stays like this all day, of lovely.
Charitably a six out of ten today. My hair needs cut again already. It's not even been three weeks ffs.
For getting the fuck out and changing your situation. Sounds like it was definitely the right thing to do but it's a lot easier to talk about it than make it happen. 👍👍👍👍🍌
Was starting to bore every myself banging on about hating this place, so it's a great relief to be off.
Onwards and etc.
Haven't got the letter through yet but they're holding me to my full three month notice period.
I'm taking my remaining holiday though (feigning ignorance about it being pro rata for leavers since that isn't anywhere in writing), which knocks about three weeks off it.
It's fine though, I'm doing the bare minimum of work I can get away with.
If they've been that bad then like y'say just check out and have a chill couple of months doing nothing as long as it isn't going to fuck up anyone you like 🍻
Heading back to my home-shire to order a big cake of cheese at the weekend.
I'm at a low 4 at the moment. Left my bike helmet at work last night so I'm looking a bit windswept and sweaty. I still would though.
Bit groggy after Fleetwood Mac last night (fucking brilliant times tbh) but not fussed as I've not got much week left (1/2 day time, does that make it my Friday at midday?) Heading to 'The House Of Correction' with ma boys tomorrow and am well excited. It's a converted village jail, looks ridic. We're going to fill it with gin, whisky and port then play a fuckload of risk. Bit of stick and ball too.
Fucking hell, I'm an old man. Looking 6/10 at best.
this confuses me
you're having a risk party in a converted village jail?
Games 3 and 4 of Risk Legacy no less.
And I reckon it's pretty reasonable. But yeah, we're ageing about 30 years this weekend!
To head to music festival
Safe trip yo ✈️
Going to a "soft launch" of a new bar / restaurant ON MY ROAD this evening. 50% food, should be really nice (same owners of the Crooked Well if anyone is familiar with that).
My left hand, wrist and arm fucking kills from cycling, jfc.
My boss is out, going to slack for the morning and get cracking on work after ten.
Saw a jazz quintet play pieces by Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman and Grant Green last night. Amazing. Went to bed early so I'm fresh today.
I'm a solid 7/10 today I'd say. The sleeves on my t-shirt are a bit short though so that's making me self-conscious.
on the outcome of a meeting this morning, today and tomorrow are either going to be very quiet or impossibly busy at work. I am fine with either, but I hate not knowing, I need to plan!
Payday tomorrow and after a month of general and flippant overspending -including footing the bill for 6 very hungry fillet steak-eating and thirsty red-wine and fizz drinking adults (and a fat toddler who ate more than the grown ups) at father's day dinner last sunday- I am terrified at looking at my bank balance. Also vaguely recalling a round of drinks in a tiki bar on sat that was about a ton. oh well, on my own head be it, this always seems to be the way when the weather turns nice.
I'm about a 7 today- body looking good in a skinny black pencil dress, skin is glowing from an oat bath I had last nice, but face is looking a bit pale and tired. I think with some makeup I could get up to 8.5. Hair needs a bit of a colour boost, so I'm never going to get beyond 8.5 till that happens (a week on Sat).
Saw Severed's band/met him bd
Met YIATTY, had a good long chat and learnt some stuff about DiSers
So hungover though, that pasty hangover you get when you haven't slept enough.
Not cool mate. Firstly, I don't trust the source, she is (with good reason) incredibly biased.
Secondly, bit snide to insinuate. Spit it out or don't bother saying anything.
I didn't know folks were in bands with each other before and their real names and etc
Get a fuckin grip
Going for the delicate snowflake crown or something?
Top SECRET factzz:
* Severed799's bandmate C (who I also know through other friends and who volunteers for DIY Space for London) used to be in a band with Alcock.
* Mousee, Xylopwn and DarwinDude have first names, and I said them, and even though it was in the context of them having been helpful and kind to me, I've probably put a curse upon their houses. Sorry. Check for plagues of frogs and locusts.
* My friend Colette who was headlining the gig, is mates with R.F. Ware esq from back in Wales
* I believe enough money was raised to successfully fix whatever is wrong with the second toilet at PL.
(Any bad things I know about youse lot are entirely from your own public words.)
RF asked me to come and wind people up a little.
Your name is secret with me. Don't worry, no-one will ever guess it and be able to put curses on you.
is probably one of the main reasons I never really understood a lot of the vitriol cast your way.
Hah a lot of it comes across as "I totally agree with you, how dare you say that".
Totally regretting choosing such a long mouthful of a username. I was listening to Cap'n Jazz at the time, and the lyrics of the song seemed appropriate and made me laugh. Should have gone for something naturally magnificent like --EMMA-- (hear her roar). YIATTY sounds like a noise a small dog makes. On the other hand, γιατί means why or because in Greek. As in γιατί είσαστε μαλάκες;
Try google translate ;D
μαλάκα is how you address your best friend and worst enemy in Greek. It's all in the tone of voice.
unless there's another C severed420 has been in a band with
Oh yeah, other Craig. Sorry. Always get them confused a bit, because they both used to run websites friends of mine wrote or drew stuff for (My mate drew that Isobel White comic- dunno if you saw it). All these men and their brow hair eh.
Brown hair. They've both got eyebrows.
but it's very good. think i remember you mentioning it at Birthdays, thanks for reminding me
I like how bleak Scott's comics always are, when he's one the nicest people you could hope to meet.
Even better, I was chatting with Severed799's housemate, who has a really unusual name, and she seemed familiar, and she swore blind that we knew each other somehow. It then turned out I'd taught her English when she came over to the UK as a teenager in 2008 for a summer course. Obviously I take full credit for her excellent English now, it was clearly all down to those 2 weeks. Small world.
Forgive my jumping to conclusions, you'll understand that in the past she has never seemed to have a good word to say about this place, which was a wee bit strange as she spent a lot of time casing the joint!
Glad to hear it, hope all is well with her.
but I will say this, she has an incredible memory/attention to detail with this place (and lots of other things)
yes you did :D
not sure if that is a threat or a very bizarre chat up line or what
I know more about DiSers than I know about myself tbqh
do you take them at bed time or in the morning?
i took prozac before bed for the last couple of months then decided its probably better if i start taking them with breakfast. been doing that 3 days and i keep completely crashing out around 6pm. reckon its just my body getting used to the change?
cos of course you're all doctors.
i'd say i look 6/10 today. starting to need a haircut, trimmed my beard a bit and wearing my naff beastie boys t shirt and rotten converse which are falling apart
I take mine at 8.30 every night but I'm on sertraline. That's just a habit from when I first started taking them as I would sleep through the brain frazzling weirdness after necking them to start with. Talk to your doc though, after a while the time you take them shouldn't make a difference because they have a half life of like 10 days or something, so you've built up a level that yr constantly topping up. I think.
Without wishing to be a total helmet, I'm fucking knackered at 6 every night cause of work*. Run a quick fact check with the doc as you might just be becoming more aware of how you feel at that time of the day and it's a bit of a cycle? Obvs that masses of conjecture, different tabs etc.
yeah, the half life thing made me figure it might not be the change of time. i've recently cut back on drinking too so it might be my body going "err where's your evening beer?" etc.
i'm overdue a doctors appointment anyway, only checked in once since going on these pills. i feel so much better compared to pre-prozac though.
They've given me my life back tbh.
Get yourself a docs appointment and have a chin wag, I'm sure they'll be able to help.
but i'd say it depends if the drug is slow-release or not.
Did it not suit you, taking it at bed time?
been on it for nine years or something. used to take it at around 6pm. not sure about the tiredness/fatigue being a symptom of prosac - you shouldn't have a problem after you've taken it for a month or so, should you? but it affects everyone differently - i personally get really bad withdrawals. tried to come off it four times in the last five years and each time has been unsuccessful.
i take mine first thing in the morning now and generally haven't had any problems (i take amitriptyline at night for pain/help sleeping).
Might breakdance all over the office in celebration. Inauspicious start though, when I screamed 'CUNT, STUPID FUCKING CUNT' at an email and all the bosses were in the small office next to me, one poked their head out, raised her eyebrows and said 'problem'? As the only male I couldn't even feign ignorance. Urgh. Also, lost my phone Sunday and no intention of getting a new one. So liberating.
Currently working on a giant bowl so you've got somewhere for all your tears to go ;)
Its far too large for a mantlepiece considering I've made it to contain all the tears you shed
although I guess this means we cannot tempt you up to Scotland again for another year :/
(probably for the best given that I need about 72 hours to recover from a single night out with you)
It was amazing. Planning to save up and start looking at jobs around this time next year at the University there. I've got a night out tonight as I've been incorporated into the data/report cliques (cool crowd, as you can imagine) and I'm dreading it :(
stirling. heard it called many things before but.... anyway, glad you enjoyed it! :D (I'm actually being v unfair on stirling- it is RIGHT in the heart of Scotland, close to both Glasgow and Edinburgh, and handy for going up north. and the place itself is a decent enough Scottish city with lots of students to keep it feeling like a fairly young place.
Don't dread your night out, just sink a few skittlebombs and demand they take you to karaoke, you'll be fine :)
Clean, space, mountains all around, clean air, simple folk and as you say close to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Pretty much a dream.
No skittlebombs last time but payday today so possibly all kicking off!
Arrived at one of the depots before anyone else was there to an 18.5 tonne truck full of furniture waiting to be unloaded.
Me and the very cheerful driver unloaded about half of it before anyone else turned up.
In summary in fucking knackered and just a bit sweaty.
alright, goodfellas. can't believe you've robbed a truck already. I haven't even had a coffee yet.
I'm probably about a 6 - it's too hot in this office (I'm having to sit in the main office this morning) and my hair is getting a little unkempt. Still, if messy hair is your thing then maybe I'm higher.
though today is my friday.
got an interview tomorrow, and a phone one later today, which is good. i need the practise. also, really need to weed and cut the grass before the landlord comes round tomorrow but the weather's going to go against me isnt' it?
(I only work Saturday and Sunday)
Looking a gorgeous 4/10 (dressing gown, bedhair, unshaved), feel like a 2/10 though, I wish my eyes wouldn't constantly feel as if I'm about to have a migraine...
played a very fun show last night at Power Lunches, met top lad RFWare (he looks like a female pal of mine, not a bad thing), fuckin' tired now though.
Working til 8 tonight :( BUT THEN IT'S MOGWAI!!! :)
was well confused for a second
mate think how confused I was when who I thought was my female pal was introducing HIMself as RFWare
and thought we must have at some point but don't remember each other haha
soon I'll be like
was fucking brilliant. weirdly hungover today though. feel grim.
had a meeting with a recruiter today, went super well but not entirely sure that they have anything to offer me. anyone need a strategist? hit me up.
had some gossip on us all
i'll be well pleased
If you want to be blackmailed, there's quite a hefty setup fee, but you won't have to come up with your own awful crimes, that's included in the service.
Second last day in work, really cba.
4/10 today, wearing a shirt I bought in a flea market for the first time and it's defo too small.
are you going straight into another job?
2 weeks off, then I'm starting a new job in Edinburgh (live in Dublin now)
due to short t-shirt and slightly saggy bags before.
this has literally never happened to me before
it'll be like it never happened and then you can have lunch like a normal
EC used to do it but she's on maternity leave obv
has she popped yet?
just had a giant cup of tea
couldn't sleep last night (lovely mix of actual pain and severe anxiety)
hope i don't have to do too much actual work at work later
made a big ol' pot of coffee and am much preferring the peace and quiet.
cant even be fucked to correct my iPhone's autocorrect there
Another one bites the dust.
The resignation email contained the wrong gender pronouns in places, because they're coming so thick and fast that they're just being copied and pasted now.
what the heck are you supposed to do with that?
Decided to come back on dis for the first time in a year or so. Today is grand. I'm really excited for Gay Pride & getting to play with DJ Pierre/Phuture this weekend :D
Although I'm not back at work for a month after today (and even then not full time until August.) Longest weekend of my life...
Ate a Subway for lunch and am going to the other campus to pick up office keys, then flat keys from the builders.
I'll give myself a generous 6.5 - I look like the drummer in a Britpop band from the Greater Manchester area (Northern Uproar?) today. I've looked better, I promise.