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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #2655 on: January 08, 2011, 08:08:12 AM »
Thanks for the comments, fellas!  I always enjoy hearing comparisons, because I can point to loads of bands no one's heard of hahah but it's always cool to see what well-known bands people think it sounds like  :afro:
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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #2656 on: January 08, 2011, 01:43:39 PM »
Just had a listen, Rev. Got a Slipknot thing going on there me thinks. :afro:

Bought a couple of books today, it was a buy one get one half price thing. So I thought I'll pay for the £6.99 and get the £14.99 one for half price...the shop thought different though. Ho hum, robbed again. :afro:
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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #2657 on: January 08, 2011, 03:40:54 PM »
Went out on an organised shoot today. All I had with me was my usual cartridges for shooting clay pigeons, and I couldn't hit a damn thing. Pheasant after pheasant fluttered by me, I blasted away twenty cartridges, and hit nothing at all. It was as if I was firing cartridges filled with confetti, or blanks. Utterly hopeless. I thought it was only a morning's shooting, so I had only taken the one belt of ammo, which meant I had to scrounge a few cartridges from the other guys. Lo and behold, on the next drive, using the new cartridges, I shoot three straight off. I'm still not sure whether it was the ammo or my crapness with the shotgun that made me miss all morning, but it felt good to finally hit something.

I'm absolutely knackered now, though -- I reckon I've walked ten miles or more, up hill, down valley, up steeper hill, down valley. I was practically coughing up blood. Must get down the gym :scratch:
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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #2658 on: January 08, 2011, 04:41:21 PM »
The first lot of pheasants were probably wearing the Kevlar flak jackets I've invented for "game" birds. Watch out for the next lot, they might have the air-to-ground missiles I've been working on.  ;)

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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #2659 on: January 08, 2011, 04:54:50 PM »
Heh, I said the same sort of thing to the farmer --  these birds had black ops training, or something. Veterans of the field :afro:
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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #2660 on: January 09, 2011, 11:05:58 AM »
I start my new job in the morning. Already I have more meetings scheduled for next week than i normally attend in a month.  ::)  This new position is going to entail going to a LOT more meetings. People have been asking me if I'm "excited" about changing jobs. I keep saying that "excited" isn't the word I would have used. I'm looking forward to it of course, but there's a certain amount of apprehension involved in moving to something new after having been in QA for so many years. Then my new boss asked me if I was excited about coming into the new position, and I said, "Yeah!"  :grin:

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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #2661 on: January 09, 2011, 11:21:24 AM »
Good luck, Pharo! I'm sure you have little reason for apprehension-- on your end at least!  :afro:

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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #2662 on: January 09, 2011, 12:08:29 PM »
See, I'd have said, "Nah, but I'm looking forward to the pay rise." :afro: Honesty's always the best policy and all that.

Good luck tomorrow, Pharo. It's always a bit nerve-wracking going from one job to another, but I'm sure you'll be up to speed and liking the change in no time at all. :smiley:

I'm back to work tomorrow. I feel a bit sad about going back to the daily grind. I think I feel more prepared for it now I've had a proper long break and time to wind down. Friday was the first day I started to feel a bit bored around the house, which is a good sign it's time to go back to work. I've got a very busy few weeks ahead of me now. Crazy amount of work to do. Can't complain, though. :smiley:
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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #2663 on: January 09, 2011, 12:15:30 PM »
Went to a cool housewarming party (arf arf!) last night, had tremendous fun!  Reminded myself that I utterly despise tequila, yuk!  >:( I forgot to mention, my friend and I went to view a flat (well, maisonette) on Thursday.  It was basically perfect so we went straight to the estate agents and put a credit check through.  Now we've got our fingers crossed it all goes to plan!  The only thing that's worrying me is I have to get housing benefit to cover my rent (since my hours at the gallery are haphazard) and I won't know how much I'll get for the new flat until I've moved in (the council can't work it out beforehand, because that would be far too easy  :bleh: )... ::)
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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #2664 on: January 09, 2011, 02:56:56 PM »
Best o luck, tomorrow Pharo.
And fingers (and as you say, eyes) crossed for you too, Rev with the property laddering.

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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #2665 on: January 09, 2011, 04:18:59 PM »
Good luck everyone - Pharo' with the job and Ed going back to work and Rev with the flat.  :afro:  :afro:  :afro:
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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #2666 on: January 09, 2011, 04:24:29 PM »
Reminded myself that I utterly despise tequila, yuk! 

I'm not a fan either, but I do like that a shot of good tequila followed by the sucking of a wedge of lemon is pretty damn smooth.  Thing is, I can't afford good tequila, and when I drink, I drink too much to bother with expensive booze anyhow.
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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #2667 on: January 09, 2011, 06:50:34 PM »
We did the proper salt/shot/lime thing.  Vile!  It doesn't help that tequila always reminds me of the time my best mate knocked some back then threw up on my girlfriend  hahaha oh man it was awful  :P
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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #2668 on: January 09, 2011, 09:53:59 PM »
Oh, well, if tequila reminds you of someone retching, I can see the dislike.

I don't do the whole salt part of tequila shooters.   :buck:  Nor limes.  I prefer lemons...or maybe it's because I have a lemon tree in my front yard.
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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #2669 on: January 09, 2011, 10:40:59 PM »
I recall some comedian said that "tequila" is the other word that is recognized in every language.  He said you could go to China, Germany, or where ever, say "tequila" and watch as evryone just shook their heads and grumbled in pain...I don't like the stuff nyself---prefer the cheap beer (go Beast  :cheers:  )
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