Moanday


#1

Happy Monday one and all.
Just had an exhausting weekend of post-parental-divorce emotional drainage. My mum stayed for three nights, then my dad was here last night. Had a very difficult conversation over breakfast where he accused me of doing none of the running in our relationship. Explained that I spend half my free time defending him to everyone else in the family and so maybe I wasn’t always ready to then give him a cheery catch-up call. Need a proper weekend, stat!


#2

Do one, Monday.


#3

Sounds shit, pal. Maybe treat yo self to something today to buck up your spirits?

I’ve got a ton of work to do after phoning it in last week due to being pretty ill. Was a state up until yesterday, where I managed one (1) round of my nerdy card game tournament (my favourite one of the year :frowning: ) before going back home to my bed. Amazingly, I still placed higher than one person who played in all five rounds. Ooft.

Still have the sniffles, but I can live with that. Hope I can taste stuff again soon, I’ve got some nice beers at home that I’ve been looking forward to trying.

Right, best get on with all the stuff I was avoiding last week.


#4

Ooft that sounds pretty rubs Aphex. From a purely impersonal view you either seem to be in 'Murica alot or working hard over here, you’re a newlywed still too so plenty busy. Seems an odd thing to be getting on at you about.


#5

WFH today as I’m feeling a bit under the weather. Had one of those nights where I couldn’t breathe from my nose and therefore woke up every hour or so with a dry mouth. It’s pissing it down outside and I’m in my slobs so 1-0 CCB.

Aphex - sounds like a crap weekend :confused: I’d echo everyone else’s advice, but I’d also say that I think it’s a parent’s prerogative to do most of the running, and I’d feel a bit weird if my dad said the same thing to me.


#6

:frowning: sounds mega crap!
Plan yourself something fun to do next weekend with the wife!

I am in a bad mood because of shit trains. I tried to be early! There is literally no point in trying!


#7

I am ecstatic as it is Black Friday week and I cannot cannot CANNOT!!! wait to spend some of that lubbly jubbly moolah I work so very hard to earn!!! Whats on my hit list? WHO CARES!!! Will buy anything that has 50% off this year instantly and consider a purchase in great detail that is up to 30% off!!!


#8

Word. And so much of my free time is dealing with family dramas, playing my role as the ‘rational and unemotional’ one. I have feelings too, you buffoons!


#9

WFH so will almost certainly treat myself to some therapeutic Bloodborne over lunch


#10

About to fly back from Prague, hope the pilot can see


#11

office called yesterday saying it’ll be shut this morning so I only have to come in in the afternoon. celebrating by having a moka pot coffee.

i think there’s a mouse in my kitchen (what am i gonna do) :mouse:


#12

tempt it with cheese
get a cat or a working terrier

those are your only options


#13

There’s a dead mouse under the floor in our office - it’s been there most of the week, so the smell is quite nice as you can imagine. :frowning:


#14

Freezing today, isn’t it? Bit tired as was up late making planz. Got tickets for Rogue One midnight screening and Lisa Hannigan in Belfast over Christmas.


#15

It’s pretty fresh out this morn


#16

new business idea: rentacatoraworkingterrier.com


#17

Sorry to hear that Aphex. I’m not in a great spot with my own dad at the moment, or at least, I think I am. Went out last weekend with half a dozen mates as a pre-baby “stag” thing, couple of mates organised it, it was all a surprise to me. Invited my brother and a few out-of-towners, none of whom could make it as it was all very last minute and pretty low key - it wasn’t a big deal at all. But then my brother tells me this weekend that my dad was upset that he hadn’t been invited - although he wasn’t invited to my actual stag (which he seemed fine with), and wouldn’t have been able to make this thing. I told my brother I’d talk to him, and he says not to mention it - well cheers bro, what’s the fucking point in telling me then? Plus I’d already spoken to my dad after it and he seemed chill enough. Fucking families.


#18

yep


#19

Calm down Louis_Tacos


#20

had a feeling that reference was coming