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Minor Pleasures

Discussion in 'General' started by Shaney?, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. sleepy

    sleepy Well-Known Member

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    That's ok, it's Christmas so I can fill that void with alcohol and junk food
     
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  2. scutter

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    met a buddy for lunch there and went into a place that was fairly busy. The waitress forgot our order and came back to apologise 20 mins later, took our order again, and told us it was on the house. WINNER.
     
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  3. egg_

    egg_ Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    When I started working at home fulltime in Sept I started driving to a nearby pub on a Wed night where they have an acoustic session - there's a core group of about 5 or 6, and a couple of hangers on like myself, all banging out a mixture of Irish come-all-yes and pop/rock covers. I drink a few non-alcoholic beers and jam along with everyone, and sing the odd pop tune I've learned - not my normal scene, but they're a fairly welcoming crowd and its a welcome social outlet for me.

    And sometimes, like last night, the night just fucking takes off. The pub was hopping, the whole village seemed to be in the place and all mad for the music, musicians standing on chairs, a woman who must be in her 60s doing an amazing job on 'Will the circle be unbroken?' from atop a table, at one stage all the musicians were in behind the bar with the whole pub on its feet and singing along at full belt. It's mad, I never really understood pub culture or really had any sense of community in the place I live before ... and tbh I'll still an outsider, really, and the pub is changing hands in 2018 so who knows if it'll continue ... but anyway - last night was a pleasure for me, and I'm on a good buzz all day today :)
     
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  4. egg_

    egg_ Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    FWIW the pub is Boyle's in Slane, which I know some of yiz have probably played in
     
  5. sleepy

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    I just got the Christmas Viz. NOW, it’s properly Christmas
     
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  6. GARYXKNIFEDX

    GARYXKNIFEDX Well-Known Member

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    Cheese & crackers.
     
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  7. prefuse

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    Watching tears for fears live on bbc4. The sound great. Very impressed.
     
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  8. johnnystress

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    Tharg, alien editor of 2000AD (in one of his previous human incarnations) replied to a question I asked on Facebook and tagged a veteran script droid to get his input.
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. prefuse

    prefuse Well-Known Member

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    I hadn't watched this video in a long time. I forgot how good it is. Genuinely moving & affecting.

     
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  10. ann post

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    Got over the cold enough to spend the day chopping wood and cycling.
     
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  11. chris d

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    I am so close to the end of this cold I can almost taste it.
     
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  12. Unicron

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    Lucky you, I haven't been able to go for a bike ride for 3 weeks and it's driving me mad. I've gone all mucousy in the past couple of days so I'm hoping that's the home stretch
     
  13. sleepy

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    Yay, I've had a chesty cough for the last 3 weeks which I think is 1 good night's sleep away from fucking off
     
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  14. chris d

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    God speed. Day 16, after a morning of clearing my head of mucus (where does it all come from?), I am fairly much symptom free for the rest of the day.
     
  15. ann post

    ann post Well-Known Member

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    I just went the

    fuckloads of garlic and spices
    plenty of lemsip (just the tablet things, not the stupid drinks)
    plenty of water
    as much time in bed as possible.
    my immune system is pretty sound but I more or less managed 3 days of it.
     
  16. nooly

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    you're actually just delirious with fever and have chopped up your bike
     
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  17. johnnystress

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    I misread this as "chopping wood and crying". Such an image it painted.
     
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  18. Cornu Ammonis

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    The Melancholy of the Modern Woodsman
     
  19. ann post

    ann post Well-Known Member

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    Its called being woke ffs.
     
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  20. Benny Cake

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    My local supermarket has taken to playing obscure (to me) grunge music in the evenings, and quite loud. No-one plays a blind bit of notice. I find myself buying beers when I don’t really need beers. I like it!
     
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