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11-12-2009, 11:22   #1
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The Chatwalk - Off Topic Thread

It's high time that there was a bit of a chatish thread going on in here. I've sounded out some opinions on this and while it's not a popular idea with everybody there are no major objections to it.

Now, bearing in mind that I and the rest of the moderators reserve the right to ban anyone on a whim for posting anything we don't like, I'd like to open this thread to the regulars and to the noobs of the forum as a place to introduce yourselves, catch up with old friends, let your hair down, ridicule my moustache, discuss whats happening in your world, make yer wedding anouncements, gloat, groan, rue the day, giggle, laugh, cry. You get the idea.


So...Hello darling. How are you? *air kiss - air kiss*. You are looking Faaaabulous, where did you get those shoes?
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Divine, darling. I would be Robyn. At the moment am cramming for two positively vile exams tomorrow and cannot wait to finish... then to finish the Christmas shopping- dare I venture into town? Braved Henry St. last week and nearly had a panic attack- also some man decided to skip me in the queue in PC World, I leapt down his throat. Is Christmas shopping more stressful than it is enjoyable for most people? And have you all gotten the gladrags for your work Christmas functions?
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Is Christmas shopping more stressful than it is enjoyable for most people? And have you all gotten the gladrags for your work Christmas functions?
The trick is to buy what you can online, then anything left, get in town between 9 and 10 on a weekday.

I think the average IQ of Oxford St drops 50% on the lead-up to Christmas - I lasted about ten minutes before near losing my temper the other day. And am dreading Dublin today :-/
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Christmas time is one of the few times in the year when you really need to shop like a man. Know what you want and where to get it and then go and buy it. No looking for a better price elsewhere, no checking whats on the other rails/shelves, no didhering about looking for the best condition one. You walk in, pick it up and go straight to the counter. Have your card or cash ready, in notes not in change. Pay, say thanks to the staff, check that you have the recipt safely tucked away for after christmas exchanges and then you are outta there.
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Is anyone else gatecrashing the Gentlemens Club or the After Hours Beers that are arranged for this weekend?
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15-12-2009, 10:41   #6
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Things to do this weekend: Friday night, gatecrash the BGRH Beers.

On the topic of beer and weekends, why do total strangers on the street feel the need to try tugging the beard off my face and proclaim that it's OK for them to do so because it LOOKS false. And why do I get grief because I don't get the Joke?
Drunkeness does not excuse bad behaviour or invasion of personal space and if I want* to upend yore beer over yore head after you assult me then it's my right to do so.
Yep, it was one of THOSE nights.

*I wanted to but I refrained cos I'm bigger then that.
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Hello all! Most of you regulars here know me as I frequent the F+A forum daily Just back from a smashing weekend in Westport; my first proper trip away in my little car (Blythe) as I passed my test first time last Monday..hurrah! I downed plenty of baileys to celebrate. About to tie up some loose ends in town today, christmas shopping wise and have a busy week gig-wise...reclaiming the life I had before I went back to college! Hope you all have a lovely day, I'll pop back later to see who is about
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I'm also currently studying for my final 3 exams this semester, 2 of which are beyond vile. I've had my facebook password as well as my password for other forums I'm on removed from me for the period of the exams... but I still have this one, so I've been wasting an awful lot of time in here.

Christmas shopping wise I am actually fairly sorted. Exams don't finish till Thursday so I thought I was going to have to do a mad rush, but I've been skipping out on the library and wandering into town so I have picked up most of the main bits. Got my uncle in the family Kris Kindle and I haven't a clue what to get him (He's American, about 55 and used to love fine wines and cigars but has cut down on drinking and quit smoking so I'm drawing a loss. I was tempted to get him a Stetson as a joke present, but I can't find any under our €30 price limit) Eeeek.
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Hail to thee Blith Spirit! Car thou never wert... Appologies to Mr. Shelly.
Grats on the first long drive sans L plates.
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Oh wow, great idea Old Goat! This thread has actually cheered me up after a really bad day, think it's cool that we have a wee chat thread now! High five for OG!!!
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The old goat deserves many a high five!

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This thread has actually cheered me up after a really bad day,
What up 'dawg'?

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On the topic of beer and weekends, why do total strangers on the street feel the need to try tugging the beard off my face and proclaim that it's OK for them to do so because it LOOKS false. And why do I get grief because I don't get the Joke?
Drunkeness does not excuse bad behaviour or invasion of personal space and if I want* to upend yore beer over yore head after you assult me then it's my right to do so.
Yep, it was one of THOSE nights.
So you were saying. Poor form. It's impossible to have anything around feicers like that - I'd my flat peaked cap robbed off me, getting into a taxi. Ended up not wearing them anymore after that :-/


In other news, I've been called back over to London last minute for a shoot. I've no idea what I'm shooting, where I'm shooting it or what I'll need for shooting it. Language barrier fail. Actually, bag-filled-with-near-everything-I-have-incase-I-need-it fail.
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What up 'dawg'?
Problems with work! It is a LONG story!
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Oh. Yick. Everyone loves work... :-/
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All pish taking aside I have to say that I actually like my work. The only real pressure is from myself and I am left mostly to myself in my own little cubbyhole office playing with databases and creating pretty graphs. Oh occasionally I get a panicy call to get stuff ready for court cases but mostly I just shuffel paper and punch keys.

What ya studying Insert?
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Tbh, I do like my work too. But I equally love complaining about my work. :-/
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