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Dandontdare

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1050 on: 20 December, 2011, 05:36:34 pm »
jammy buggers - I'm in till Thursday and back on Wednesday. Grrr and humbug!

And nice one Staticgirl - debt can be a easy hole to fall into but a hard one to dig oneself out of - glad to hear you can see light at the end of the tunnel.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1051 on: 27 December, 2011, 07:41:04 pm »
D'aww thanks guys. When I first got into this mess I thought I was going to be made bankrupt and homeless etc but although it was very stressful and has made life difficult for the last 5 years, it hasn't been impossible like I thought it would be.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1052 on: 03 January, 2012, 07:40:21 am »
I lost my job.  :(
I went for an interview for a bigger role :-\
I AM ON THE VERY SHORT LIST  :)
Meeting them Friday evening to discuss.  :P

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1053 on: 06 January, 2012, 05:38:38 pm »
I seem to have dodged the redundancy bullet again and as an added bonus the ensuing management re-shuffle means that my feckless, unapproachable and generally useless boss of the last seven years has been moved to another position that is far, far away from me.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1054 on: 06 January, 2012, 06:17:21 pm »
Nice one Rog.  The wife suffered through the stress of a massive redundancy programme at the end of last year, and after fighting a long Union campaign emerged job-intact with a major paycut and vastly shittier position reporting to her bullying Walter Mittyesque nemesis, leading to much grief and hand-wringing. 

However, in an amusing New Year twist the promotion of said pathological liar has actually exposed the former golden girl to management as the incompetent fantasist she has always been - which ongoing tragicomedy now delivers my wife to me each evening with a broad smile on her face and (combo bonus!) the increased sex drive of one who has survived universal catastrophe.   Schadenfreude FTW.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1055 on: 06 January, 2012, 08:42:19 pm »
I just spent an interesting half hour looking for village with an ominous sounding name near Gloucester that I could use in a story and discovered that there's a wee place called Ampney Crucis!

Toppers old boy!

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1056 on: 06 January, 2012, 08:52:01 pm »
I just spent an interesting half hour looking for village with an ominous sounding name near Gloucester that I could use in a story and discovered that there's a wee place called Ampney Crucis!

Toppers old boy!

So there is! http://www.ampneycrucis.f9.co.uk/

Zarjaz!  :)

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1057 on: 06 January, 2012, 09:00:25 pm »
I just spent an interesting half hour looking for village with an ominous sounding name near Gloucester that I could use in a story and discovered that there's a wee place called Ampney Crucis!

Toppers old boy!

So there is! http://www.ampneycrucis.f9.co.uk/

Zarjaz!  :)

It has even got a Wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampney_Crucis

A more important question is: Do the people of Ampney Crucis know about Ampney Crucis Investigates? Could Tharg donate a copy of Vile Bodies to the raffle or would that frighten the geese on the village green?
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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1058 on: 06 January, 2012, 09:09:49 pm »

It has even got a Wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampney_Crucis

A more important question is: Do the people of Ampney Crucis know about Ampney Crucis Investigates? Could Tharg donate a copy of Vile Bodies to the raffle or would that frighten the geese on the village green?

They have a "literary references" page on their website, so I've just emailed them with a link to the official site here, suggesting they might like to add it.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1059 on: 09 January, 2012, 04:23:51 am »
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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1060 on: 09 January, 2012, 10:01:04 pm »
Mad Men is back on March 25. WWWWWWHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOO.
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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1061 on: 11 January, 2012, 03:49:39 pm »

It has even got a Wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampney_Crucis

A more important question is: Do the people of Ampney Crucis know about Ampney Crucis Investigates? Could Tharg donate a copy of Vile Bodies to the raffle or would that frighten the geese on the village green?

They have a "literary references" page on their website, so I've just emailed them with a link to the official site here, suggesting they might like to add it.

SBT

...and I got a response. From Frank Skinner- though I'm assuming not THE Frank Skinner (but it might be), who states that he had overlooked the inclusion of the strip on their literary references section of the site, but that they did run a feature on it in their newsletter recently. He attached a link http://www.ampneycrucis.f9.co.uk/TAT_Oct-Nov2011WEB.pdf but I can't get it to work, as it won't go past 1.51mb before seizing up. If someone could take a look and let me know what it is, that'd be grand.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1062 on: 11 January, 2012, 04:20:12 pm »
If someone could take a look and let me know what it is, that'd be grand.
SBT

It made the front page! Below a cropped portion of the cover to prog 1716 it says:
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2000AD, famous for the Judge
Dredd stories, is a British Science
Fiction comic, now in its 34th year.
It has been a very successful
launching pad for getting UK artists
into the vast American market.
And its connection with our village?
They have been running a series of
detective stories since 2008 called
“Ampney Crucis Investigates”, and
yes, the lead character is Professor
Ampney Crucis!
Ampney

and that's about it. Is he a professor?
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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1063 on: 17 January, 2012, 09:42:30 pm »
When the landlord said he was getting someone round to do some work on the bathroom, I was somehow led to the idea that he just wanted to replace some wallpaper with tiles.

Turned out he actually wanted to replace the entire bathroom suite, requiring modifications to the electrical system throughout the house.

Yet now the light at the end of the tunnel is visible. We still don't have a shower, but the rest of the house is becoming usable again, and I can get back to work on my Dr WTF?! stuff! Two weeks left, I can do this...

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #1064 on: 17 January, 2012, 10:36:39 pm »
This pizza is fuckin tasty.
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