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monday raising a glass to machiavelli

'ning

coffee and mince pie, bit of end of year admin, pick up surprise bling for mrs s, bail
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,850
    Morning SG, you beat me argh, OH well it's Christmas so why not. Mince pies demolished yesterday. Nice coffee for later.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,914
    Morning, cereals and coffee me , not keen on mince pies
    Have a good day
  • Morning, hair cut and eye test beckons. Maybe I should consider reversing the order there?
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,619
    'ning

    Nothing planned today, legs are feeling tired after yesterday's frolics. Forecast is nice though so really should go outside somewhere, maybe I'll just sit in the sun and clean the 15 miles of filth off the bike :D

    Morning, hair cut and eye test beckons. Maybe I should consider reversing the order there?

    Are you doing the hair cut?
    If not getting your hair out of your eyes will help you see better.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    edited December 2019
    On train into town. Would have ridden into work but the bike is at the LBS to get a new chainset and I'm having a drink with an old mate at lunchtime & not going back to the office B)

    In the meantime, junior hound is losing his nuts today. Hopefully it'll calm him down a bit.
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,446 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Pleasant ride in to work this morning, very quiet in here and I must confess Whilst I have lots to do I'm not really feeling it. Just threw a jammie dodger at a colleague and told him to get his sorry self to Gregg's and buy some mince pies.
    Went to a good gig Saturday night, reminds me it's high time Stevo and I went to another one. Wanders off in search of the gig thread...
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009

    Morning folks,
    Pleasant ride in to work this morning, very quiet in here and I must confess Whilst I have lots to do I'm not really feeling it. Just threw a jammie dodger at a colleague and told him to get his sorry self to Gregg's and buy some mince pies.
    Went to a good gig Saturday night, reminds me it's high time Stevo and I went to another one. Wanders off in search of the gig thread...

    Good thinking Batman. I only just missed out on seeing the Dead Kennedys a couple of months back. Will have to see who's on the 'tour before we die' list for 2020.
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    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,016
    Morning, why are we at work? Theres nothing actually to do here bar spin on the chair an scoff mince pies, phone keeps ringing though some nonsense about my helping patch some network gumph which I'm choosing to ignore.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    step83 said:

    Morning, why are we at work? Theres nothing actually to do here bar spin on the chair an scoff mince pies, phone keeps ringing though some nonsense about my helping patch some network gumph which I'm choosing to ignore.

    I want to carry some hols forward into 2020, no other reason.

    Btw your personal news the other day reminded me of an important rule an old boss once told me: 'Don't pork the payroll' :p Although exceptions are allowed if they are attractive enough...
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    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,016
    Stevo_666 said:

    step83 said:

    Morning, why are we at work? Theres nothing actually to do here bar spin on the chair an scoff mince pies, phone keeps ringing though some nonsense about my helping patch some network gumph which I'm choosing to ignore.

    I want to carry some hols forward into 2020, no other reason.

    Btw your personal news the other day reminded me of an important rule an old boss once told me: 'Don't pork the payroll' :p Although exceptions are allowed if they are attractive enough...
    I'd say I'm punching above my weight, so exceptions are acceptable.
    Plus shes opposite side of the building to me an technically I should only need to speak to her about once a month, or if one of the consignments goes walkies which is rare.
    To be fair people didn't realise we were seeing each other even when we turned up to the work do together.

    Important question though, do I walk home at lunch an get the dog? I need a footrest/warmer.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    step83 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    step83 said:

    Morning, why are we at work? Theres nothing actually to do here bar spin on the chair an scoff mince pies, phone keeps ringing though some nonsense about my helping patch some network gumph which I'm choosing to ignore.

    I want to carry some hols forward into 2020, no other reason.

    Btw your personal news the other day reminded me of an important rule an old boss once told me: 'Don't pork the payroll' :p Although exceptions are allowed if they are attractive enough...
    I'd say I'm punching above my weight, so exceptions are acceptable.
    Plus shes opposite side of the building to me an technically I should only need to speak to her about once a month, or if one of the consignments goes walkies which is rare.
    To be fair people didn't realise we were seeing each other even when we turned up to the work do together.

    Important question though, do I walk home at lunch an get the dog? I need a footrest/warmer.
    Get the dog, it's Christmas.
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    Panzer
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    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368

    'ning

    Nothing planned today, legs are feeling tired after yesterday's frolics. Forecast is nice though so really should go outside somewhere, maybe I'll just sit in the sun and clean the 15 miles of filth off the bike :D

    exactly its procastination of the highest order day to day, Im caught between sitting on the sofa for the rest of today, well with drinks with friends later, or going for another ride to add some more miles to the yearly total, I suppose bike will win even though it will be pigeon roosting time again by the time I get out as I cant see Ill get another ride till the 27th after today :(
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,446 Lives Here
    step83 said:


    To be fair people didn't realise we were seeing each other even when we turned up to the work do together.

    The EPO used to work with me, different building but same company. A few people spotted us out and about but didn't spread the word. Over time we got less bothered about people finding out. After a night on the lash with colleagues I got dropped off outside her flat, the guy driving mentioned that he thought she lived nearby, I said her place was somewhere over there in a vague fashion. Nobody ever suspected a thing. We even spent a weekend in the same hotel whilst working with loads of others and nobody twigged even though we disappeared a few times.
    I think people assumed she had more taste.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,016
    My logic exactly V, its fine. An yeah probably think that she would have more taste than to be dating me. There a pair of young ones at work who were all over each other, was like watching a pair of seals trying to both swallow the same ball at the same time.
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
    bike won :) but blimey it was a bit manic on the main roads, has everyone decided to go shopping on the same day today ? I especially like the ones who see you coming along in the bike lane and pull over to block it or you pass them and then they floor it to reovertake you and then immediately slam on the brakes because theres queue you muppets!!! and you just sail past again.

    at least the middle bit of the ride was nice, even if I managed to soak both feet as I tried to navigate around a flood, and was ankle deep in mud at one point crossing a field, but saw a nice sunset, so it was worth it, though bike really really needs a clean now.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,890
    Late post due to Apple and bike radar not wanting to play with each other.

    Nearly finished work, just a half day tomorrow :)
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,619
    Stevo_666 said:

    .Btw your personal news the other day reminded me of an important rule an old boss once told me: 'Don't pork the payroll' :p Although exceptions are allowed if they are attractive enough...

    Don't dip your pen in the office ink is the one I was told.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,850
    I was always told don't dabble with the shop floor.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,890
    I was always told don’t do her she has the clap (work in the motor industry so not much choice)
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,539
    Motor trade, clapped out old banger, it all makes sense.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,446 Lives Here
    orraloon said:

    Motor trade, clapped out old banger, it all makes sense.

    I'll certainly be feeling clapped out over the next few days.
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