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    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2012
    Hit the gym. Took several hours for the ensuing headache to go away. Exercise headaches are treated best with hot chocolate, right?
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2012
    Last night (right in the middle of the night), during an insomnia-induced bout of furious activity, I learned how to make ricotta cheese. :D
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2012
    I've been randomly selected for jury service. Are they mad? Am I mad? Is it mad?

    The letter says I may have to pay £1,000 if I'm not fit to be a juror because of drink or drugs. The questionnaire asks if I currently have, or have had in the past, any disorder or disability of the mind.

    Hardy-Fucking-Ha! The last time I was in Crown Court I fell asleep in the dock. I don't know, maybe it's a chance to send some horrible bastard into the heart of darkness. Or help save some poor soul...

    At the moment all I can think is: HOT SNOW.
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2012
    @ flecky, good luck with that mate. My own experience of jury service was truly horrible and I wish I could have avoided it.
    I don't think that your current situation would count as being unfit through drugs: at least not to make you liable for a fine.
    While I don't know for sure, I would guess the fact that you are in treatment may well be grounds for exclusion without penalty. It's got to be worth inquiring with the relevant authorities.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2012 edited
    @ nelzbub: Yeah, I can imagine it being a horrible experience. I really don't think now would be a good time for me to do it; I'm hoping to be totally abstinent from the Subutex over the next few weeks and will either be doing a day programme or, maybe, going into a treatment centre outside the city. I know a few solicitors from meetings who will give me advice if I need it.

    @razrangel: Hot chocolate!
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2012
    i wrote a post about getting barred from my favorite bar.... i deleted it when i realized this isn't a rant place. so my hugs are:
    i saw Andrew WK and it was incredible. my lady and i had a great weekend. and my friends are the best people.
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    Hey man, rant when you need to rant. Getting tossed from any bar is rant worthy, let alone your favorite bar. My condolences.

    Also: the blog section is a great place to post when you don't know where else to post. It's kind of like international waters over there.
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    BWAAAA!!! Here's some of the aforementioned puppy:

    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2012

    That made this feverish flu-state ever so much more bearable. d'aawwww
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2012
    HAHAHAH There was a sleepy puppy on your butt! freaking adorbs!!
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    That puppy has good taste in butts!
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2012
    Rachael, there is a dog's head poking out of your bottom... Ah, I see. Sorry, my mistake.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2012 edited
    Rachael saves me/us again...

    Edited to add: Get well soon, taphead.
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    I've had a weekend of utterly horrible screaming despair.

    Which turned out today to be unfounded.

    The relief is amazing.

    And I got to see my sister on Saturday, which was ace.
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    Rachael wins the cuteness portion of the thread hands down!

    My system at work has been crashing all day so I found a few minutes to come here! I saw cabin in the woods last night and loved it. Total recommendation. Also, the woman that I mentioned in my last post and I are supposed to get a coffee at some point. I'm not sure if I'm excited to be seeing her again. We had amazing chemistry and I think I understand what happened and why things went pear shaped (on reflection not entirely my fault), but still, I'm going into it a bit more cautious.

    Last week my mom was out of town so I did all the cooking for myself and my daughter. While nothing came out perfect, I did pretty damn well. I spent 10 years married to someone who dropped out of a couple of culinary schools and she was always happy to tell me how much anything I made sucked, so I've been a little self-conscious about it. Please allow me to officially tell her to retroactively go fuck herself. I'm definitely not at the posting food porn photos state, but damn, my pork was cooked through but moist. That officially makes it better than moms. Kapow! I think I may start doing more cooking.

    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2012
    My nude, talcum stills shoot today went well, and some of the shots look amazing!
    Also, I got word within an hour that I will definitely be appearing in Neon Ghosts, a Sci Fi about holographic disguises and black marketeers! :D It has an IndieGoGo page in case anyone would like to see an intro video with a concept teaser, as well as if any of you have oodles of money to squander on quite promising short films by Masters Students in Scotland. :D

    I also met Will Ellwood and Jen, which was lovely, and did a full-on chest workout I've dubbed Chest Explosion on Fitocracy. This day honestly couldn't have been better. Unless there had also been some mint choc chip ice cream at some point.
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2012
    In a few hours I'll be driving with my wife and in-laws from North Carolina to Kansas.
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2012
    I also got to meet Will Ellwood today, which was awesome. We had a lovely day browsing bookshops and drinking coffee. What a thoroughly lovely young man.
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    My disgustingly vile happiness has taken a dip due to some annoying crap in the last couple of weeks, but today was a real booster. Nothing like random out of the blue weirdness to perk me up, and this time it was in the form of two hours spent in a ruined house talking in front of a camera about leadership, psychogeography and hacking your brain with urban exploration, for a documentary film. Yeah, sounds like hipster bullshit bingo, but I don't care - this is for an academically produced film for some research project or other. Was fun.

    Also, the Finnish edition of the Iron Sky book is now out, the English version will follow some time later.
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    The previous two days were a minor psychedelic trip involving puppy snuggles, deck lounging, tanned shoulders, star gazing, fresh pineapple, haagen dazs, and a rare T-bone steak, all enjoyed in the country. I am ready to return to the city after nearly a month away! Whoooo!

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