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I've got literally no work to do. It's brilliant.
How are you all today? Weekend plans?
Leeds international beer festival for safebruv tonight, gonna get pretty fucking drunk
Holiday shopping and money getting tomorrow
Pint with my dad on sunday
tis a lovely morn up here today.
Not too bad at all and looking forward to the scotland game later, for which i am gonna slip out of work early.
not much else planned this weekend, might golf.
Had some amazing fajitas last night.
Sufjan was amazing last night.
Met Meowington, which was nice :)
Going to meet a potential wedding photographer tomorrow (well, a couple who work together) and spending the weekend down in Somerset.
today is my saturday GIRFUY
getting the train back up to glasgow
Is that you BACK back? Or just a flying visit?
We go on hols soon, but when we get back we must have some drinks :)
just for the weekend, unfortunately
This means I can't go and get the books from upstairs that need cataloguing. Therefore I also have no work* to do. Three weeks left.
Tomorow: Cambridge / Fenino
*I do have work to do but it's something to do with a boring spreadhseet I've been working on all week and I just cba.
take the stairs ffs
Get some cardio in at the same time
(yeah I do need some practice for my soon to be 8 mile bike commute actually)
you don't need to catalogue the trolley! take them down one at a time
ffs no wonder you're getting the sack
walk in during the finale of the support act, like the charmless fool I am.
Night in tonight, going to have a beer, watch yesterday's NFL, maybe watch Wayne's World in preparation for: FENINO (what's the plan?)
Plan: I'll be in the Great Northern (shitpub) at around 3, general meeting point is The Devonshire Arms at 4.
I've been working all week on assembling my Netrunner deck.
Prepare to have me all up in your servers.
It's pwoper naughty.
We might be around earlier than that.
h_y_g, the last train is 11.15pm (gets to KX at 12.40am).
That thing's a cruel joke. Nobody lives in Sawbridgeworth. Harlow isn't deserving of one train station, far less two. Roydon isn't even a place, it's a typo.
Urgh. Almost tempted to be a complete wuss and aim for the 10.30 train instead (like that will happen).
But on the whole do y'all prefer sitting down in concerts to standing?
It's weird, I think I prefer standing despite never really dancing/rocking out. Doesn't even matter who's playing really.
Always just end up standing about two-thirds of the way back taking it all in, unless I've accidentally become trapped near the front.
I can't ever see anything because I'm short, and hate it when people see the tiniest space in front of you and think "yes, this is where I'm going to stand".
i went to see PJ Harvey at the Royal Festival Hall when White Chalk came out and was fairly near the back, and the stagger on the seating was pretty shallow. it was ok though because no-one was in the seat in front of me. then one minute before it was meant to start this really tall guy with a massive afro comes through the door into the room and i instantly knew he was going to be sat right in front of me, and he was. could barely see anything, was ridiculous.
At first I was really excited about being able to just concentrate on the music but I ended up feeling a bit detatched and a bit embarrased for their sixth-form standard POLITICAL backdrops. Weirded me out a bit, but yeah should check my height privellege.
I always try and give people as much space as possible tbh, it's just courtesy isn't it.
Saw Mogwai at RFH last year (?) and hated that it was seated, it just felt very wrong.
but sitting for Sufjans two hour snooze fest. (only kidding it was good, just a bit over long)
I think I prefer standing actually. Sitting feels too formal, unless it's on the floor and you're at ATP being soothed to sleep by Eluvium or something.
But for something like that Sufjan gig, think sitting made sense
sitting takes all the excitement away and makes it feel really stale idk
esp if it's someone you want to dance/jump around too.
For stuff like Sufjan though sittings fine, esp in 'theatre' venues like RFH or Barbican and often suits it more.
I'd prefer standing and rocking out. Whilst I'd prefer to sit at quieter performances. There was a thread awhile back about Tim Hecker and it felt a bit weird standing up when he performed at Oval Space meanwhile watching him at St John's was possibly one of the best gigs I've been to.
Stars of The Lid - Perfect.
St. Vincent - Awful. Wanted to be up the front and kept getting told of by the stewards for being too boisterous.
O Emperor/The Altered Hours - This was in the Cork Opera House so we had to sit. Felt really weird. Bands were great but didn't suit the venue.
So yeah, I way prefer standing. I get more into it that way. Seated gigs allow for passivity and I feel less connected to the bands.
they're doing two nights in a row. the first night is seated at the royal concert hall. the second night standing at the barrowlands.
When I booked the tickets, I was still in recovery from libertines at the barras (which was feral and barbaric and dare i say embarrassing the way some folks behaved) so I went for the concert hall.
But I am a wee bit like ARGH, I wonder if I might try to et tickets for the barrowlands too as I think you need to be standing for that kind of craic.
i don't like the trend for stuff that should really be standing getting put in seated venues. for example: when some african acts get brought over here the default seems to be putting them in a theatre, even when it's basically dance music they're playing.
on the other hand i wouldn't want to stand up at like a jazz gig or an orchestral thing
Proper goosebumpy stuff. Sat next to Aphex (hi!). Still can't get over our amazing seats.
Tonight I'm going to see Submarine at the open air cinema. Bit cold tho?
We were on D in the block to the right of the stage, such great seats. You were a bit too far away to shout across the room though!
chasing pointless little strava segments and everything
and this isn't a huge journey
add me on strava!
also it would be really dull - journey in, slightly different journey out.
I need more people to compare myself to that aren't rich-t
Really looking forward to it sexybum.
Seeing Marc Maron tonight.
Might get my haircut tomorrow.
Going to a wine tasting thing in Twyford on Sunday.
and post a pic of it before and after on Dis and let us all pass comment
I think my hairline's receded to a point where I need a different haircut but I'm not sure what.
Look like a proper 'ard case.
It's not at the point where I need to shave it all off yet, I just look a bit stupid with a fringe
Accepted that it was only going to get worse and went for it.
That middle ground between having a decent hairline and it being completely fucked is difficult to navigate though.
I trust her judgement
Sunday - detox.
Doing fuck all this weekend. Glorious, glorious fuck all. Feels good.
Glad you enjoyed Sufjan, if you went.
Not sure what I'm doing this evening. Most of my friends have gone to End of the Road. Tomorrow Fenino. Sunday Daddy Daughter day.
Surviving on too little sleep- got in at 1.15am after Sufjan. Was amazing though!
Dad and stepmum are here til Sunday. Will be nice, but I will miss Fenino. Have fun!
via some food at Subway. I was given a Scottish £5 as change. Even the betting machine at William Hill wouldn't accept it. It'll be a slight saga unloading this rubbish note.
Maybe I'll give 'Illinois' a listen today. I've owned it for years and I'd say I've listened to it twice. I keep thinking he sounds like Villagers which is putting me off.
I also might get a haircut today. There's nothing else I *have* to do this weekend, bar go drinking and dancing with my friends. Oh, I have a meeting with the people running our practice space later. Harsh words will be spoken.
Would anyone like a 2012 diary/year planner? Practically unused, one careful owner since new. Excellent Christmas gift.
still flat-hunting! another viewing at 3:30PM i think
weekend - meeting someone from spareroom for coffee tomorrow, might head to the art school by myself in the evening?
wanna see 'cartel land' at some point so maybe that on sunday. though i imagine i'll spend both days f5ing flat-hunting sites again
i was gonna try the tinderbox over by strathclyde uni because i like their byres rd branch but it's a bit out of the way
bloody hell this is boring
had sorted, cleaned and repacked the freezer by 9 this morning. then started watching Jeremy Kyle but realised I can't sink that low just yet
got to go and buy some canvases and acrylics and paint Ecto 1 and various stuff on for boys
Going to Chedworth tomorrow to look at mosaics then a 1st birthday party. rocking
a guy at work had a 3D printed model of himself in a suit made and brought it into work a while ago, and keeps it in the office, sometimes on his desk, sometimes a shelf. today is a dress down day, so he's had another model made, this time of him dressed down, and he's obviously wearing the same outfit today as his model. i can't work out whether this is a) genius b) bizarre or c) both.
really want work today to finish asap so i can go home and play Metal Gear Solid V for about 48 hours straight.
i love that man
I am happy.
Went to THAIRIFFIC for tea last night- still haven't had a bad meal there it's amazing.
I'm going to spend most of tonight on the wind up, pretending to my bf that I'm getting a weave tomorrow. Oh, and watching the football. I love gordon strachan, but regardless of his genius, Scotland are still an unpredictable shower. I could see them getting humped tonight and then beating Germany on monday :')
Going to have a relaxing weekend otherwise. Shopping for holiday and getting my hair done by my new colourist. My usual hairdresser is on mat leave, and I've spent two months trying to find a decent replacement, am a wee bit nervous but also excited. I'm not going to get a weave.(repeats)
Erm, some other boring stuff- strictly starts again on Saturday! On sunday, going to see family, picking up the car for holidays and as many cases as I can cram into the car.
Did I mention I'm really glad it's the weekend? :D
Ireland haven't a chance.
I can see if any good bands are playing/if there's anywhere good to recommend to you.
We played up there a few weeks ago and it was so much fun. I love that city.
ended up staying in last night and chatting to one of my friends who was so high I doubt he remembers the conversation we had.
Tonight off to training gonna be diving on foot locks like.. http://i.imgur.com/1YpUt8k.gif
off on holiday next week.
I am spending it interviewing a family friend who claims her house is haunted. it is idiotic. she's incapable of writing properly and has just sent me loads of long, rambling messages with only '.....'s to break up her sentences. WHY DO PEOPLE DO THIS?!? NO BOOKS, MAGAZINES OR PROFESSIONAL LETTERS ARE WRITTEN LIKE THAT. learn to write properly!!!
i like it when people do that......................think it looks great..................helps make things really nice and........................clear
not even that many ellipses :( just a few so you don't properly finish the sentence, but so many of them that the whole sentence reads like a breathless, neverending essay. it's like the fucking Penelope chapter of Ulysses with just two full stops where it's a never-ending stream of shitty consciousness (i.e. THE WORST THING I HAVE EVER READ IN MY LIFE).
you have to be prepared for whatever load of insane shit they send back
she's now being coy about being identified in case she decides to sell her house and it affects the value.
so I've filled us a carton of juice each with gin. Feeling pretty tipsy already although that might just be from the mischief.
In bed off work yesterday. I quit my job on Weds and everything and yet here I am.
Hopefully you and the doctor will be able to find something that works for you. Have you got any plans for what comes next? Getting out of a job you're not enjoying should be liberating but it brings with it a whole lot of stress too.
and applying for stuff over the coming weeks. If it doesn't work out I'll go home.
just got into work and there's a load of stuff dumped in my corner of the office. Subtle.
and very much on my agenda
at work got made redundant (not me)
Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I've been promoted, so... every cloud. You're still thinking about the bad news aren't you?