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We're running low on Nespresso pods. It's a concern.
How are you today?
All good today, have a wee jaunt up to cameron house shortly and think i might go and see Sicario after work.
It's somebody at work's responsibility. I don't know who, but it's definitely not me.
I've got my nine o'clock coffee already. My ten o'clock cup of tea will sustain me if the 11 o'clock coffee is a non-starter, and then it's lunch.
I might struggle without my 2 o'clock and 4 o'clock coffees, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
on the train to Edinbugh last month, I am still sad about it. try to nick me another.
On a rather frustrating call right now as our company is trying to fit lots of square pegs into our shiny new app. It's quite reminiscent of the new last.fm, really. Lots of pretty widgets at the expense of any useful data display.
Riveting stuff, I'm sure you'll all agree.
using frames? Those were all the rage back in the day.
I just have to repeatedly explain that my issues with it are not 'European', but are fundamental problems with being asked to shoehorn BI problems into an overly restrictive BI tool.
in Central London and a couple of coffees somewhere. I'm see Mia Madre at The ICA in the afternoon and then Metric at The Forum later. Looking forward to today.
It's great! Very affecting, very funny.
haven't read many in depth as I wanted to go into the cinema not knowing much about it.
Been asked out by a 20 yr old. Said yes obviously but slightly concerned about the age gap.
However it's only 5 years difference, which is well within the golden "half your age + 7" rule so we shall see.
Had a band practise with my new goth band last night, it's going well but I'm really tired now.
But good luck! I like hearing about DiSers' dates.
Going bouldering after work - never done it before so should be interesting. Feel incredibly ropey though which hopefully won't RUIN EVERYTHING.
Where are you going?
which is actually in fucking PORTSLADE
Enjoy it, and look forward to discovering muscles you never knew existed are aching the next day.
That's when you know you've pushed yourself!
How's your climbing going, spunky?
I really need to improve my balance and finger-strength to get up harder routes. I can fly up a 5 now and some 5+, but anything beyond that is usually too crimpy or balancey.
A clumsy fall at my last bouldering session tore a chunk of skin off my hand. :(
Think the occasional bouldering session should help with the crimp strength, and balance comes with practice (although far and away my biggest weakness!)
I hate it when you lose a proper chunk of skin - I've taken up the grim habit of filing down my callouses to minimise the likelihood of major rips, but it still happens from time to time!
I had a stale halloween (orange in the middle instead of white) oreo for breakfast, and I know i'm going to have blood sugar shakes and a headache in about five minutes for this act of reckless abandon.
I need a zombie costume for a hen party weekend after next. before you slag the idea, I am organising it, ok, so shit up, and yes I;m an idiot to plan something that I am finding hard ,personally, to fulfil.
Any ideas? I already have a cracking leprechaun outfit, I was thinking I could splatter the white knee highs in fake blood, and slash up the costume a bit.
Unless I do this or buy something totally new from ebay, I'm a bit stuck.
rip them up a bit, fake blood and pale make up; jobs a good 'un.
I did a zombie costume a couple of years back with an old suit I bought from the chazzer and sliced up. White makeup on the face, black around the eyes and mouth, talcum in hair, a few drops of fake blood and you're good to go.
I don't have any time this week to go to any shops, it needs to be bought online and delivered! I have no time but am willing to throw money at the problem, I wonder if I could pay someone to go and buy all the bits for me. I knew I should have done this last weekend when I had free time.
Reckon it's all in the face paint, anyway.
I don't mind sacrificing the leprechaun fi it saves me having to do anything about this, Where do you get fake blood, is the pound shop likely to be a go-er? because I probably can take ten mins at lunchtime and run out to there.
Failing that, bit of red food colouring and cornflour would probably do in a pinch? I'm pulling this out of my arse, mind.
maybe the pound shop. Or just order paint/costume from Amazon or somewhere.
His first problem was getting the bus to our house, because he couldn't count out his change with the scissor hands. The bus driver had to do it for him.
His second problem was that he forgot to bring a change of clothes, so had to go for a fry up with us in sleepy Sunday morning St Andrews still in costume. He pulled it off, though.
Are you doing the actual scissor hands too?
I don't have a creative bone in my body, Halloween is the WORST for me.
Or just spray paint some cardboard, and attach it to a glove. Whatever happens it needs to be removeable as I plan on staying up all weekend :D
Got an interview next Wednesday for a job at a Uni in Holborn, ooft!
How bounce you saying Holborn hun?
The correct answer is, of course, number 1.
it's the first one. I do say it like that but sometimes as Hol-born and betray my non London roots.
*Are tube announcers always correct though? They pronounce Marylebone as Marry-Lee-Bone and not Marley-Bone which is what I though was the correct way. (We had a thread about this the other week didn't we).
with about two week's worth of work to squeeze into it. Was still doing stuff at home at 11pm last night (wasn't working continuously, but still). Not very fun.
Fancy absolutely everyone at the minute. Just don't have time to do anything about it as I'm obviously dead busy.
Too busy pretending to have a crisis about being asked out by a 20 year old atm.
got up early and did some yoga, which is really important to me. feel pretty good now though, treated myself to a croissant.
the wife's flight gets in tomorrow. new life begins, i guess.
Do you just do a routine at home?
but yeah i took a course and just do the bits i like from it. unicornporn is gonna go apeshit if she sees this post.
I really believe any yoga > no yoga!
I don't have tmioe to do full series of yoga very often these days, and I just grab bits here an dthere when I can.
I guess my only caution would be, to be careful if you are a beginner- you do need some decent instruction to correct how you hold each pose and protect your back/ neck, but once you've mastered the basics (and it sounds like you have) then you're all set! Home practice is imo (for me, anyway) the best practice. Do it as and when you can manage. That said, every now and again it's worth dropping into class to refocus and make sure you've not fallen into any bad habits :)
my dad's off work cause he's got a funeral this afternoon. really need to get in the bathroom and get ready NOW ('assisting' on a 'photoshoot') but he's pottering around in there. get out dad, you've got longer than me.
i've got to wash my hair! he doesn't even have much hair!
getting on after his horrific accident? is he back to his old self again?
he's just started working again in the last two weeks, doing reduced hours and duties, and being dropped off and picked up. needless to say he's exhausted.
he's been told recently too that his joint replacement hasn't healed as it should (after a full year in recovery), that he's got some growths on it and he's going to have to have a full hip replacement in the near future - the thought of which is utterly depressing because it would mean him going on the sick again, and he's literally and figuratively just got back on his feet.
he's still doing intensive physio twice a week for his spine fracture, which has had a knock-on effect on his spondylosis. and he has nerve damage in most of his left hand due to the fracture he got in his elbow.
on the plus side, mood-wise he's definitely happier because he's got his independence somewhat back.
thanks guys for being so lovely x
It must a be a real trade off between getting his independence/ sense of normality back, but also feeling still quite broken
Physio ican be a long haul, but so worth it. Hopefully he's in good hands. The full joint replacement when he's only just back at work must sound like the last thing he needs, but it might be an investment in the longer term for him? (and the wholesale replacement is meant to be an easier heal than partial/ joint- if my old boy is anything to go by!) hopefully things will start looking up a bit more for him soon :) x
Today is my Friday. Birthday tomorrow. Gonna drink all the beer, eat all the curry.
Not much on the to do list either so I think I'll just eat cake and post shite on here all day.
Not the freshest in work today. OOPS.
I have a meeting about possibly being made permanent in here later on. I'm finding it hard to care.
Heading out to my old uni tonight for a documentary screening and free booze. A few mates are going with me for the free booze. Did I mention there'd be free booze? Booze.
Didn't expect to be staying over. Was a bit late for work this morning but fuck it.
and a free bar tonight, think you're winning today! :)
Going straight to work from somewhere that isn't your own home always makes you feel like it's not quite a proper work day, like a mufti day at school or whatever.
TOP TIP_ the same feeling can sometimes be achieved by walking a different route into work
Like I've just wandered in off the street and this is not my office.
Now I feel like I've had vicks rubbed into my chest. It feels freezing but the rest of my body is fine.
Does this mean that lurgy is immanent?
It's got an annoyingly high neck but it's very toasty.
Working until 6pm tonight (usually work until 5 or sometimes earlier) :(
My sis is visiting tonight. I think she will have some birthday gifts for me.
Legs were a bit cold this morning.
Have only been at this place three and a half weeks too. Both of the next two weekends (Saturday AND Sunday) are designated as works days so in practice that means 19 days in a row in the office, from the 12th to the 30th. Fuck. That. Shit.
Also realised this morning that the reason I was slightly uncomfortable all of yesterday was because I wore my girlfriend's trousers to work.
And black work trousers look like black work trousers by and large. I think it's fair to say that women's trousers are cut a little...higher than men's?
It's National Chemistry Week next week, so today I have to blog about bismuth crystals.
Essentially I'm transcribing this video, which tells you how to make your own: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8KYZHMkTHw
(thanks, Great Northern, and thanks, people who drive through level crossings!*)
I had a case of the Epimers on Sunday and Monday; still not really back on my food and really really dizzy / woozy as a result.
*pretty sure this was impatience / stupidity rather than a suicide.
Morning CCB - how far do you commute a day?
I commute from Kings Lynn to Cambridge - it's about 45-50 minutes on the train, plus cycling either end. So maybe 1h5 - 1h15.
Are you thinking of commuting somewhere, then?
I was still the first one in today, so I'm just pretending that delay didn't happen and nobody will be any the wiser.
I bought a new outfit yesterday after work as I had a meeting today to become permanent staff (whoop - after months of being freelance!) and so I dressed for the occasion. I look fab.
If anyone is around East London about 5:30/6ish today then let me know as I fancy a pint and am meeting a friend.
I'm sure you look beret nice.
looking pretty fresh though mits! got a bit of a kirsten dunst thing going on.
though i'm happy that a friend got in touch last night telling me after what must be 10 years of an eating disorder have finally sorted things through rehab
Ten years though. It does seem like EDs are one of the longest recovery times of the 'recoverable' conditions (in " " because I don't want to impy it's an easy recover/ there are arguments you never truly so). Semantics aside, you must be so pleased for them :)
I went for an ID parade last night as 2 seperate girls were arrested for my assault. Neither were her. I just feel so deflated and upset about it and I can't shake that down feeling I've had since last night. I kept bursting out in tears afterwards, didn't sleep well and now just feel low.
what happens now with the case, is that it or do they continue the search?
this was probably my only hope which is why I'm so gutted.
Scum of the earth whoever did that.
which is causing most of the online services I use to freeze sporadically or not work at all. Great times.
it's a nice pub, and had a good chicken burger.
Downsides - how is there so much traffic in London at like MIDNIGHT? Where is everyone going? It took ages to get out.