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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1035 on: 29 November, 2011, 01:55:55 pm »
I have 3 pairs of corduroy trousers.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1036 on: 10 December, 2011, 01:50:23 pm »
...because i spent a great evening in swansea with House of Usher and his lovely lady, at The Bluestocking Lounge, watching burlesquers, including my lady wife who was headlining. Mr Usher was thoroughly charming, and in the breaks we discussed vodka and gerbils in some depth, but im afraid our chat about baron zemo was curtailed by the arrival of a taxi.

Then i sat up til three with some lovely people in a custom built country mansion, surrounded by cats, dancing girls, chatting to mine host and his frankly magnificent beard about george romero and brian may/sabbath at hammersmith in 1989, before sleeping in the world's most comfortable bed in a room filled with costumes from and for The London Dungeon.

Now on a train home with haribo smurfs.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1037 on: 12 December, 2011, 10:48:05 am »
Last Sunday I spent most of the afternoon repairing my washing machine, this Sunday I spent most of the day repairing a burst pipe in my downstairs loo.

I was having a moan about losing the only 2 days off I've had this month to the above, but then the wife reminded me of how much money I had probably saved us by being able to do this stuff myself    :)

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1038 on: 15 December, 2011, 07:18:06 pm »
Off to play Santa in a bit. Wish me luck.






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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1039 on: 15 December, 2011, 07:50:07 pm »
Good luck and good for you for spreading the Christmas cheer. I hope there are some sexy elves to help you.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1040 on: 15 December, 2011, 11:03:39 pm »
Santa time went spot on. I wasn't even recognised by my own children. Sophie ran off crying but she hates Santa anyway.
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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1041 on: 17 December, 2011, 02:10:17 pm »
Just been doing my accounts as I do every few months. I got into a financial mess in 2006 and I have been paying off debts ever since which has stopped me from being able to socialise or go on holiday or anything much really. It has definitely exacerbated the depression I suffer from periodically.

Just discovered that I've paid off the worst debt and they actually owe me 40 quid, the credit card debt is paid off next month and the Barclays debt is due to be paid off in Feb. It would have been today but the bastards added 50 quid to the account last month without any explanation and the debt recovery agency couldn't tell me why. If they do that again next month I am refusing to pay without an explanation. Me and the agency have an agreement so Barclays can't keep adding money to the end to stop me from clearing the debt. I'll get legal advice from the union or one of the credit advice lines if I have to. But all the same, overall it is FANTASTIC news as I thought I had another year of this stress and strain. I'm not good at maths.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1042 on: 19 December, 2011, 05:19:55 am »
Over drinks at the Grace last Friday night Stevie had a delightful conversation with another chap about our mutual enthusiasm for Burroughs.

Only to realise on Saturday morning that we had both been refering to two completely different authors.
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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1043 on: 19 December, 2011, 07:24:04 am »
Tordelback tries to imagine Stevie discussing Dejah Thoris' significance to the beat movement in the third person.  Tears of laughter ensure.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1044 on: 19 December, 2011, 10:56:56 am »
Tordelback tries to imagine Stevie discussing Dejah Thoris' significance to the beat movement in the third person.  Tears of laughter ensure.

John carter of mars in cut would be...interesting
But everybody else is overwhelmed by indifference and the promise of an early bed

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1045 on: 19 December, 2011, 10:59:33 am »
Just been doing my accounts as I do every few months. I got into a financial mess in 2006 and I have been paying off debts ever since which has stopped me from being able to socialise or go on holiday or anything much really. It has definitely exacerbated the depression I suffer from periodically.

Just discovered that I've paid off the worst debt and they actually owe me 40 quid, the credit card debt is paid off next month and the Barclays debt is due to be paid off in Feb. It would have been today but the bastards added 50 quid to the account last month without any explanation and the debt recovery agency couldn't tell me why. If they do that again next month I am refusing to pay without an explanation. Me and the agency have an agreement so Barclays can't keep adding money to the end to stop me from clearing the debt. I'll get legal advice from the union or one of the credit advice lines if I have to. But all the same, overall it is FANTASTIC news as I thought I had another year of this stress and strain. I'm not good at maths.

you go girl! that must be a great feeling, looking forward to it someday
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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1046 on: 20 December, 2011, 03:21:22 am »
Tordelback tries to imagine Stevie discussing Dejah Thoris' significance to the beat movement in the third person.  Tears of laughter ensure.

Stevie strongly suspects that he narrowly avoided a glassing through both authors’ penchant for ovipositors & generous usage of the word, “thark.”

But all the same, overall it is FANTASTIC news as I thought I had another year of this stress and strain. I'm not good at maths.

you go girl! that must be a great feeling, looking forward to it someday

Fantastically seconded. You'll be having to change that first name of yours at this rate  ;)
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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1047 on: 20 December, 2011, 03:48:41 am »
Fantastically seconded. You'll be having to change that first name of yours at this rate  ;)

Thirded, nice one!  I'm at least five years away from that point, even leaving aside the mortgage, but Staticgirl gives me hope that it's doable.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1048 on: 20 December, 2011, 03:59:17 pm »
... I'm off work now until January the 9th. I should be paid for it too, although I had to use half my holiday despite the college being closed anyway. Still, small complaints being a part-time worker.

I'm not looking forward to being back in January though. New term could be hectic.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1049 on: 20 December, 2011, 04:23:26 pm »
Yep, just finished work today and not back til the 4th,  :D Only blott on the landscape is job cuts are very much ongoing at our place, with more to come in the new year - but hey, made it this far.
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