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nonperson 24-06-2022 07:27 PM

I don't know about that. Depends on the situation I guess.

Cacoethes 24-06-2022 08:05 PM

Just popped out for a drink!
Like no signal in the arena!
I am having an awesome time!
Just seen weezer. Epic!
I'm also drunk lol
No more alcohol. Just coke!

Cacoethes 24-06-2022 08:05 PM

Coca cola. Not drugs lol

nonperson 24-06-2022 09:02 PM

Yes I think everyone probably assumed you meant the drink. =P

No more booze otherwise you won't enjoy the rest of the bands!

not_so_insig 24-06-2022 09:03 PM

Stay safe Beckie!

Pi.R^2 24-06-2022 09:36 PM

I neglected my modly duties by attending my workplace and then taking a nap. Then Lio purposefully tried to distract me when she knew I was en route to deal with this.

But I have now banned the spammer. Thanks for the PMs, special shout-out to Lindsay for including a link to the profile because I was indeed to lazy to go and search the user :P


Originally Posted by nonperson (Post 4326806)
I just read that scam PM too. For a while I thought it was FROM Jenna so was going to reply with "Wtf, have you been hacked?" but then I eventually cottoned on. *eye roll*

Lol! Also I realise I never replied to you after sending that frankly rule-breaking PM that I sent you- many apologies!

nonperson 24-06-2022 10:30 PM

No rush and no apologies needed, especially as I don't know which PM you mean!

Cacoethes 25-06-2022 12:51 AM

Omg i had the BEST time!!!
I literally am unable to even!
Also, not drunk anymore because i sober up stupidly fast in fresh air. Annoying really. Like what was even the point of alcohol? Lol!
But yeah! Absolutely incredible! Buzzing!
Also managing to survive the underground! On the met line now. Somehow managed to be in the right place at the right time to get seats on both jubilee line and met line! :-D

Cacoethes 25-06-2022 08:25 AM

Morning everyone!

nonperson 25-06-2022 09:31 AM

Morning. Glad you had a good time, Beckie. How could you not with that trio of bands. Who was your favourite? Which t-shirt did you decide on?

Cacoethes 25-06-2022 09:42 AM

I couldn't possibly pick a favourite!
They were all amazing!
I was wearing a motorhead t shirt but bought a shirt there (offical one that says hella mega tour and the name of the bands and a unicorn breathing fire and all the tour dates on the back!) And i changed into that when i was there! Also wearing it today!
Going to Dopamine Land today!

What are you up to this weekend?

nonperson 25-06-2022 09:48 AM

Awesome. =D How many days until you take it off again, haha.

No plans. Might be going to help my friend fix her bike. She mentioned something about dinner too but I haven't read the full message yet. Still trying to wake up.

I'm off work for 9 days now!

Cacoethes 25-06-2022 09:51 AM

It's on forever XD
Or until i spill something on it :p

Sounds good!

Nice! You deserve a break! You work so hard!

nonperson 25-06-2022 09:59 AM

Too hard =/

Other than a few odd days and bank holidays the last full week I had off was the first week in January =|

I am expecting phone calls though...

Which reminds me I need to call the opticians today, ugh.

Cacoethes 25-06-2022 10:08 AM

Wow that's a long time!.

The opticians is never fun!

tamobhuuta 25-06-2022 12:50 PM

Morning all.

Cacoethes 25-06-2022 12:58 PM

Hey tamo
Nearly afternoon!
How are you?

one_step_closer 25-06-2022 02:49 PM

Hi everyone, I'm glad you had a great time, Beckie. Enjoy Dopamine land whatever that turns out to be. You'll need to tell us all about it.

I'm glad you're getting some time off work NP. Try and do some nice things for you.

Hi Tamo, what are you getting up to today?

not_so_insig 25-06-2022 05:12 PM

Hello all. It has been raining here this afternoon. Now sunny.

one_step_closer 25-06-2022 05:49 PM

Hi Dawn. Did you manage to miss the rain or did you have something on? Did the rain help with the heat? It's mostly been really windy here all day along with cloudy and sunny patches.

not_so_insig 25-06-2022 06:05 PM

Yes I had something on but fortunately it stopped by the time I had got out of the car. It's much cooler here today.

Cacoethes 25-06-2022 07:05 PM

Dopamine land was awesome!
Hard to explain exactly but we had popcorn and cocktails! My first cocktail they put a smoke bubble on it!
Second cocktail had bubbles in it!
There was a pillow fight room so we whacked each other with pillows for a bit XD
and a room all mirrors with balls of light on strings going from floor to ceiling
A forest room and a craft room to play with photos on an overhead projector and a room where you stepped on like paving slabs of light and they lit up and made noises when you stepped on them and you had to find a path out!
Really nice to do something different!
Highly recommend it if you're ever in London!

Cacoethes 26-06-2022 09:06 AM

Morning guys!
I slept until 8am!!!

nonperson 26-06-2022 02:53 PM

Woo for lie ins.

I slept until, I dunno, like 9ish or something and then dozed for a bit. But I didn't get home from my friend's until gone 12:30 last night so I was shattered.

one_step_closer 26-06-2022 03:04 PM

Afternoon everyone.

I'm glad you enjoyed Dopamine Land, Beckie. I saw some of your pictures. Yay for having a lie in but you were on here as soon as you got up? Or are the times on here wrong?

Can you have a nice restful day then NP? Or do you have stuff you need/want to do?

I got up after 12. I need to sort myself out. I need to be up earlier on Tuesday and Wednesday because I'm getting a gas check on Tuesday and seeing my brother on Wednesday if the trains will allow.

Cacoethes 26-06-2022 03:16 PM

Did you have a good time with your friend np?

I might have been.
My usual routine is get up, get dressed, toilet, check fb/ryl/games. My friend was still waking up so didn't want to bother him!

Hopefully you'll be ok for those days lindsay!
Will the gas check person call you before they come?
My gas person calls 20-30 mins before he's going to arrive.

nonperson 26-06-2022 04:05 PM

I did have a good time. I hadn't seen her all week so we had lots to talk about. And I partially fixed her bike tyre so that was a win.

I'm having a chilled day. Nothing I really need or want to do, nothing more challenging than laundry and changing bedding anyway. How is it 3pm already though?!

Cacoethes 26-06-2022 04:16 PM

Ah that's good :)

Yes today has gone quite fast!
I'm home now.
Got home to 2 offical looking letters
Council tax. First one saying i can get the 150 rebate. Yay! And the second one is my next instalment is 90. Not so yay.
I really don't understand all this council tax stuff.

nonperson 26-06-2022 05:00 PM

In what way?

Cacoethes 26-06-2022 05:07 PM

Just really don't know how much I'm meant to be paying and when and how it's worked out.
The only other time I've had to pay it was when i had a job for 9 months 8 years ago!!! So i can't remember a thing.

nonperson 26-06-2022 05:11 PM

How much will depend on what band your house is in and the amounts are different for each council. Then it's split into 10 monthly payments, or you can request for 12 monthly payments so it'd be cheaper per month, and you get the single person discount too. I can log in to my council's website and it tells me the band and payments and stuff.

Cacoethes 26-06-2022 05:18 PM

I think I'm on 12 monthly because of being in hospital and not having my details (they had sent the password to my account in the post which i obvs could not get)
I have logged into my account but it says something different every time!
I think i need to call them or go to the CAB or something to go through my account with me

one_step_closer 26-06-2022 06:06 PM

All money stuff baffles me. I hope you can go to cab or find someone to help you understand more, Beckie. You must be doing everything speedily to be on RYL six minutes after you got up!

How's your day going NP? What do you do when you have time to spare?

I'll likely get a call early on Tuesday from a support worker to see if I've got covid symptoms and if I'm going to the gym group so hopefully I'll just stay up once I've told them I've got a gas check. So that's one day that should be ok. Someone might phone me again on Wednesday for the same check to see if I can go to the walking group if they don't get the message that I will leave on Tuesday. Hopefully I'll get up early anyway, just tell myself I need to get up to see my brother.

Cacoethes 26-06-2022 06:13 PM

I don't mess around when i do stuff!
I get up the minute i wake up, no lying in bed or phone scrolling, i generally only wear jeans and a t shirt so very easy to grab stuff off the rail and get dressed!
I do everything quickly. It's why I'm in and out of asda in less than 10 minutes. No messing about!

Thanks! I'm sure if i owed them loads i would have had some demanding letters by now!

Fingers crossed for you lindsay!

nonperson 26-06-2022 06:15 PM

That's weird it's different every time. You'd be automatically put on 10 month payments not 12 unless you request it though. CAB is definitely a good shout.

I don't really have time to spare. It's more like time spent procrastinated and avoiding the things I should be doing. =P I have literally wasted the time away today with lots of random internetting, multiple visits to the fridge, watching Kerrang on the tv, sitting around outside and brushing the cat in between doing laundry stuff.

One day is still better than no days, Lindsay. I think you're doing really well and just maybe need to give yourself a bit of a break. <3

one_step_closer 26-06-2022 06:23 PM

*flash of something* Oh, there goes Beckie! :laugh:

NP, it's ok to 'waste' a day if you're doing things for yourself and have a less busy day than usual. Enjoy the time you have. Maybe you could do some important things each day but mostly just take some time for you.

I'm not doing well if I'm getting up between 10am and 12.30am. It's getting later some days. I really need to be back to 9am most days. I must just be lazy. I spent about 3 weeks getting daily to almost daily 9am wake up calls and as soon as they stopped I started sleeping later. I am a failure.

Cacoethes 26-06-2022 06:41 PM

Yeah i was on 10 month payments but they changed it to 12 months after person in hospital called them. Well, we had a 3 way conversation with council people.

Agree with lindsay. Wasting a day is totally fine!

Lol lindsay! I am rather speedy! XD

I don't think you're lazy OR a failure. Some people just have a hard time getting up. I know i used to.
Could it be your medication?

nonperson 26-06-2022 08:46 PM

If you're lazy for getting up late then I'm lazy for doing nothing with my day. =)

I haven't made any plans for the week other than Saturday. People keep telling me I should go away for a few days or go to the cinema or visit a garden or something but I really want to just lock myself away for a week and do yoga or cycling if I feel like it and maybe chip away at a few chores. I know what they mean about going away somewhere because we live where we work but I don't think that's right for me. Or it might be, but who knows. =/

Beckie doing chores in town:

Cacoethes 26-06-2022 09:03 PM

They're your days off, you do whatever you want to!
Not everyone wants to be doing things all the time!
Each to their own and all that

Ahaha! Definitely me!

nonperson 26-06-2022 09:10 PM

I know. I think the problem is that I would like to go away but y'know... there are too many issues associated with that. And I don't really know what is right for me to be doing. Going away isn't restful, staying at home isn't always restful and being at work constantly isn't restful either!

It was either that gif or this one:

Cacoethes 26-06-2022 09:12 PM

Where would you go if you could go anywhere at all?

Hahaah! Saying that to myself next time I'm in asda XD

nonperson 26-06-2022 09:16 PM

Pff, easy question. Disney World or Universal in Florida.

Or maybe Scotland.

"Game on" is a good motto to live by! I quite often drive to work to a song called "Let's Get The Party Started". Not the one by Pink though.

nonperson 26-06-2022 09:17 PM


Actually I'm gonna put a trig warning on this because some of the lyrics are a bit intense. Or the whole song really.

nonperson 26-06-2022 09:17 PM

Alright you mother****ers, let's get this party started. XD

Says it all about the people I work with.

Cacoethes 26-06-2022 09:23 PM

I would LOVE to go to universal!
Not too fussed on disney
Scotland is good too! Beautiful country!

That song is excellent and is going on my playlist!

nonperson 26-06-2022 09:29 PM

Why not Disney?!

It IS excellent. Thought you might like it.

Tom Morello's done a load of collaborations with other artists and they're all different but really cool.

Cacoethes 26-06-2022 09:33 PM

Hot, crowded, overly expensive!

I'll have to check him out!

nonperson 26-06-2022 09:35 PM

Tom Morello of RATM and Audioslave fame.

Universal is the same!

not_so_insig 26-06-2022 09:40 PM

I would like to meet Lorraine one day and she lives in Scotland. Therefore I vote Scotland too.

Cacoethes 26-06-2022 09:40 PM

I haven't listened to much audioslave but i do like ratm!!

Indeed! But universal has harry potter and jurassic world attractions!

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