Friday thread

My bf had his brother and his bros girlfriend over the other week to watch the football whilst I was out so I said pls make sure you have a little tidy/pick up and he promised he would.

Come home to find about 3 of my dirty knickers still on the spare room floor for everyone to see as they went to the bathroom. Thanks bf.

(apparently it’s my fault for leaving them there in the first place??? rude!)


Stupid ear congestion

Listening to ambient music while doing a bit of writing-y stuff cause it doesn’t sound so weird with one knackered ear

So tired. Just about keeping on top of work. Would be quite nice to come home to my family each night instead of going to hospital BUT he’s doing ok after a rough week last week and that keeps me going.

Moan over x

Oof, that’s bad. Of all the things to leave out. You can’t only clean up exclusively your own mess either - if I did that the house would still be 90% as messy as when I started. Not that I’m annoyed or anything.

Oh god I feel A Talk is in my immediate future.

nah man, each day is as valid as any other, if stuff like this doesn’t teach us to celebrate the joy of the minutae of our own everyday lives then it doesn’t teach us much - anodyne the fuck out of every waking moment

As for ‘resolving the situation’ …it’s one battle won and of course victories should be celebrated but it probably does need to be tempered with the fact that we haven’t succeeded in changing the law in El Salvador - we succeeded in getting Teodora’s sentence commuted to 10 years, she wasn’t pardoned or acquitted

…and there’s an even worse case (if you can imagine that, honestly I can’t even bring myself to post it on here, certainly not in the Friday thread) coming to trial in El Salvador next week that we’re frantically working on. So… swings and roundabouts innit. But yeah, today I’m just gonna bask in the glow of Teodora’s heroism and try and learn as much as I can about how amazing people can be even in the face of the most brutal oppression


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Daily standups at work have taken a farcical/only semi serious ‘name something you appreciate’ at the end of your roundup. Today I stated I appreciate that I will not be made to list things I appreciate in the standups, ever.

Just been down the tip for the first time as an independent adult. Oh the fun of chucking a load of cardboard and polystyrene into big skips.
Bits of polystyrene all over the car now though. Hopefully there were no more mice hiding in boxes…

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I felt like some kind of Greek demi-god when I launched a set of shelves into the big skip the other week. Incredibly satisfying.


At one particularly fluffy place I worked, we had to state something that ‘made you happy’ at the end of each standup. Fucking horrible.

the use of the term “stand up” in this context is making me disproportionately angry

got visions of a load of DiSers doing terrible stand up comedy to unimpressed colleagues

“so guys, does anyone in here use scissors to cut pizza…?!”

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can’t believe it’s been 17 years since them slags smashed into the twin towers. still freaks my nut out to this day.


Returning to Norfolk from a windy week in Shetland. Looking forward to seeing Mrs FC and the funkycalves again!

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Holy moly, how is Big Train 20?!?
This is still up there for me

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Fancy starting a Big Train 20th Anniversary thread?

I love Big Train.


I’ll do it now, then I really must go out!

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At Subway. Fucked it again.

I know that Amnesty is the world’s largest repository of stories and case studies of the unspeakable brutality of states towards their subjects. But this is without doubt one of the most horrendous ones I’ve ever heard. What a remarkable woman.

what did you go for

say you’ve got friends visiting from the UK quite unexpectedly, and you’ve cancelled tonnes of plans including a concert that you’d already paid for to see them/accommodate them, would you feel aggrieved that they’d left to go on a day long activity without telling you because they couldn’t have possibly waited half an hour for you to finish work in the morning?

  • Yes, I’d be a little bit pissed off
  • No, its fine

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did they tell you they were going to meet up with you?