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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2013
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    HAPPY RABBIE BURNS DAY, YA BASTERDS!

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    Happy Birthday Fishelle!!
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2013
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    I made spaghetti and it was pretty good.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2013
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    The day before yesterday had a crap start and I was feeling cast aside and bored and lonely. So I decided to cure it with some high quality coffee. I went to a coffee bar and sat around for a while drinking my coffee and reading Johannes Cabal: The Necromancer. Then I met this cute girl who sat next to me as she let me use her Mifi device for checking my mail. Just as I was about to leave, we got to talking a bit. I felt a connection, but I did what I always do and said "well, goodbye then!" and let. Then I ran back and gave her my e-mail.

    The next day, we met up for drinks, and I stayed over. Today started the way yesterday ended, and then we went for a run on the beach together. I feel fucking fantastic, and it's all the better for knowing that this all happened because I decided to take control over what could have been a dreadful downer of a day a few days ago and because I decided not to let my insecurities get in the way of what I wanted.

    Good times.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
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    I've nearly finished building a push-bike; all I need to do is put on the last gear lead.

    I actually loved the snow we had, and I went for loads of walks in the hills of The Cotswolds.

    I did the main share at a bloomin' A.A. meeting yesterday, and the feedback was just enough to feed my sick ego.
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
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    Cleaned the kitchen. (My buddy came over and made AWESOME fucking Lasagne but he used every goddamn pot in the house.) He's a good mate. I have the best friends in the world.

    Shoveled snow, work tonight. Just off to make dinner (I'm saving the AWESOME fucking Lasagne for a Lazy Day. And one for me and my Lady-Friend. I will give credit where it's due. NEXT TIME, it shall be made with my hands, as now I have seen it done and done well until mouth is watering, yes.) So it's either fish night or chicken, haven't decided yet.

    Reckon I'll figure it out once I have a quick boo at what's available and interesting. I like cooking. It's fun.
    • CommentAuthorDavie
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
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    I realized I've produced almost nine hundred pages of sketches in the past two and a half years. Productivity!

    I missed my bus by thirty seconds. After waiting thirty minutes for the next bus, I got on and met an amazing girl who lives two minutes from my house. We're dating now. Romance!

    I was sitting in a cafe today and one of the baristas was reading something on her phone. Her eyes got big, then she screamed happily, jumped into the air, and did a little dance on the spot. Everyone applauded. Secondhand happiness!

    Yeah, it's been a good month.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
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    my buddy met his girlfriend on the bus! They've been dating since 2009 and live together now :)
    • CommentAuthorDavie
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
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    Ha, good for them! There's something special about meeting people on the bus. Probably the fact that if your timing (or luck) were just a little off, you might never know the other person existed. Except now you do, and it's awesome.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013 edited
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    The beer has been brewed. Feeling good about it.

    Fermentation gases smell like mangoes, making this beer one of the better air fresheners ever.

    Got an e-mail from POS suggesting a game to me. Not only did it mean a lot to know that I'm in their thoughts, but also shows how well they know me, as the game is a fast favourite.

    After two days of no food (empty fridge and cupboards, no money for even bread) my dad came home from the weekend and we ordered pizza. Stomach's feeling rotten and I'll feel guilty soon, but so far SUCH GOOD PIZZA.

    Ended Saturday night with a long, long walk in my area to clear my head a bit. Teenagers lit fireworks as I was crossing a bridge and my night was made.

    Went to a social for my ladies beer appreciation thing and it was good to know that I'm not as broken socially as I thought I was.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
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    Yeah with them, they both took the same shuttle to campus everyday, and were lucky enough to start class at the same time. So my buddy just kind of went up to her one day and went "we take the same bus everyday and never talk, this is stupid," which was great for him because he was generally antisocial before that.

    @oldhat - hooray brews! I've been meaning to do another one, it's time. I just need to decide what style to do next.
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      CommentAuthorVornaskotti
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013 edited
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    Before my first payday I'm so broke I can't buy the more expensive bus tickets that are required for moving zone to zone which I need to go to work, so I basically sneak into a bus going to the office and walk my way back. Yesterday there was weird chemistry in the walk. It was dark and there was a windstorm that drove little sharp icy slivers of snow horizontally into your eyes. The office is near the seaside in a tangle of office towers, all garishly lit glass and brushed steel. From there my route followed the main westwards highway that hops from island to island.

    Metro construction sites with glaring bright lights showing the impossible amount of detail in blasted rock and excavation equipment in eye-bending high definition. Dead underpasses with unblinking lights and concrete walls, trudging through peoples backyards that were sudden pools of warmth, soft light and calm. Standing on bridges looking out to the sea, where the lights of deserted docks and boat repair yards illuminated the ice and a steady flow and curling of ice and snow pouring inland, jumping the embankment of the roads in a wave and hitting you on the face so hard it really hurt.

    Mind replaying a hundred such walks from when I was a teenager, going to some party with a bottle of wine in my backbag or just walking around experiencing the world - connecting all of those to the adult life, making my mood vacillate between the teenager's enthusiastic uncertainty and the adult's "I fucking hacked it and life is all kinds of awesome!" mode.

    Got home carrying a few kilos of snow in my pants legs, brain humming in a slightly different tone than previously. Ice-blasted by the snow and somehow reconfigured and stripped of old flecks of paint and useless pieces of hanging mental sheet metal. Didn't watch anything during the night or even put any music on, just listened to the storm jangle the roofing and make my windows crack and bend.
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    Today/yesterday I got in a twitter conversation with V about getting hit on by younger men, and it ended up involving Cindy Gallop sending links to interviews she'd given, and I'm feeling really fabulous about my age and state of aesthetic flesh.

    Reading her stuff has reminded to tell the fellow in my life how physically beautiful he is, and has allowed me to make some degree of peace with the still alien concept that somehow, in this youth-obsessed culture we live in, I'm growing more attractive with age. I'm sure it has more to do with confidence and comfort than pure aesthetics, but really, I'd rather be found attractive for the things that I've had some hand in, than for pure genetics of arbitrary physical attraction, so.... I guess I win!

    The eyepatch certainly helps, too!
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2013
     (10962.14)
    I would like to say that I would have hit on you, but I would probably have just watched you from the other end of the room and hope that you would see me and come over by your own volition (which is something that doesn't generally happen). Or at least, that's what would have been the case until recently. Maybe I would have plucked up the courage now. I've had good results with that sort of stuff of late.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2013
     (10962.15)
    Ack, I forgot you were wearing an eyepatch! I didn't see anyone with an eyepatch at Graveyard, but my boyfriend thinks he did. I was running around taking photos though.
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    I was trying to figure out if I was in any of your photographs, because I was pretty front and center for most of the show, but I couldn't tell.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2013
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    I might have walked past you at some point, but I didn't get tons of crowd shots. A few, but only of people from the back, really.
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    Got up before dawn, drove down to the sea to watch the sun come up and take pictures, then a thermos of coffee in the car. Bloody freezing, but got some nice stuff, and have just uploaded the first shots to a stock library I've done for about 4 years. So far, so good...
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    Last year was my Dad's 60th. He's a biker and as a birthday present I asked the editor of the magazine I sometimes freelance for if I could write a one page piece on his party. They said yes. Opened up this month's contributor's copy and it's in there. Now got to wait until it hits the shelves to see how long it takes him to notice!
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    Okay, I got accepted into an juried art show in a local venue and I cut my hair off today to donate to Pantene's beautiful length's program for women who lose their hair to cancer. It's been a good week.
    Day 33 Before and After