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Thursday, 22 January 2004


Item: I finished all my work by half eleven this morning, so instead of waiting around catching up on paperwork until the half past three meeting, I scrawled 'gone home; not coming to meeting' on an old bus ticket, and buggered off.
Evaluation: I did leave my mobile number, and it didn't ring, but as it was a meeting of two people, me and peachykeenyboy, I feel sure I shan't get away scot free with that one.

Item: The traffic wardens are murder round here - last year I had to pay #300 to get my car unclamped after it spent 16 minutes in the wrong bay outside my front door. Today, I had to get into the doctor's to pick up a prescription, there were no spaces, it was pissing down, so I parked illegally on the corner, and ran in the rain.
Erratum: I parked illegally in front of the illegally parked, occupied, council car clamping van. They finished their sandwiches, and slunk off in shame.

Item: Ringing up prospective landlords and saying 'before you get too excited, I have two cats. Yes or no?' is quite funny.

Item: Assured by Dave that #650pcm isn't a terrible price for one or two bedroom flats in zone 3, and assured by my customers that I'd be mugged, killed raped and bombed in Peckham, Penge or Anerley, I found three flats to look at tomorrow night, with the possibility of moving in on Sunday. I worked out what 'pieceful', 'w/m', 'f/kitchen' and 'OSP' meant, but I have no idea why flat number three is 'p/b'.
Evaluation: No tube station nearby. I'll be living in the middle of nowhere, and while I'm paying the mortgage here on top, I won't have the money to escape. But it'll be dead leafy and green.

Item: I shall be living near work. That means I know fairly well (in an 'and I don't want to know them any better, thank you') at least two thousand people who live or have recently lived there. I know, because I just got out my calculator and made sure.
Priority: Eeek. Thank god I don't drink any more.

Item: I was supposed to finish this report, see, five weeks ago, but I dragged my feet and dragged my feet, and now it's up against the last deadline. And Wickedex has put it in a box somewhere I can't find.
Action: Oh shitshitshitshitshit.

Item: I'm going to change all the pseudonyms on here. HarvardBoy is already Harv. Ernesto just has to become Coriander. Duch really must stay the same, I'm afraid.
Assessment: I need a new name for Wickedex.

Item: Speaking of whom, I don't think she was happy to find me in when she arrived this afternoon. She said 'what are you doing here', turned round and left. It took two phone calls, a lot of screaming and me hanging up to find out. Apparently I'm so selfish that it will take her forever to forget 'this' (ie, me being too depressed to clear out boxes last weekend). She was all Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries that thou hast done to me*. Pffft. Take forever, then. I shan't be there to care.
*Addendum: Actually, that's it. That's the name. Tybalt.

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Updated: Thursday, 22 January 2004 9:21 PM GMT
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Friday, 23 January 2004 - 12:05 AM GMT

Name: The Rev
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Next time you get clamped, give this guy a ring:

Friday, 23 January 2004 - 2:17 AM GMT

Name: Martin Sewell
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BBC NEWS | England | 'Superhero' takes on clampers

Friday, 23 January 2004 - 3:10 AM GMT

Name: fridgemagnet
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Anywhere is better than a cursed living place, even if it's in Peckham. Some places are just *wrong*, and you have to leave.

Friday, 23 January 2004 - 3:12 AM GMT

Name: fridgemagnet

Oh, and I didn't get the 650pcm when I posted. That's not too bad, for a decent-sized flat. Really.

Friday, 23 January 2004 - 4:59 AM GMT

Name: wifflewiffle
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I think that's the first time I've heard anyone describe a shower as "@#%$! down". Is that a southern England thing?

Friday, 23 January 2004 - 7:28 AM GMT

Name: Vanessa

No, that's an everywhere in England thing. We're drunk when we're p i s s e d, and it's raining when it's p i s s i n g down.

Friday, 23 January 2004 - 8:52 AM GMT

Name: wifflewiffle
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So... what do you guys say when you guys need to urinate? :b

Friday, 23 January 2004 - 9:14 AM GMT

Name: bandhag
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Good luck with the move - trust me, it'll be one of the best you ever made!

Friday, 23 January 2004 - 12:06 PM GMT

Name: miss fee
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i so wish i could scrawl on a bus ticket that i'd had enough and just leave work. that would have been handy yesterday when a vile customer who was a little slag in a stonewashed denim skirt yelled at me and reduced me to a blubbering mass on the shop floor. Almost. But still, not cool. A note on a bus ticket would have been most ideal.

Friday, 23 January 2004 - 1:27 PM GMT

Name: Legomen
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Personally I have a Whizz or a Slash. Although there are Tinkles, Jimmys, Gypsies and Johnsons to name a few slangisms. ;-)

Friday, 23 January 2004 - 3:13 PM GMT

Name: Anne
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mmmm Tybalt. Always wanted a dog named that...oh, never mind.

Friday, 23 January 2004 - 3:46 PM GMT

Name: Pan
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Why not move to lovely Holloway? May be a long way from your patch - but is that a bad thing? Plus it is where simply 'all the best people' are living these days and it is VERY CHEAP. Of course there's a reason for that, but actually for Zone 2 North it can't be beaten, IMHO.

Friday, 23 January 2004 - 6:38 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Yeah, and we also p i s s, though. My favourite is when you're angry, though, and you say you're p i s s e d off. How does that work?

Friday, 23 January 2004 - 6:39 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

Bandhag said: Good luck with the move

Thanks - I think you're right, I feel better just making the decision.

Friday, 23 January 2004 - 6:42 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

A 'dog of the house of Capulet', huh? ;)

Friday, 23 January 2004 - 6:43 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

I had a really clear mental picture of you passing over a bus ticket that says "you are a slag" in lipstick on it, then.

Friday, 23 January 2004 - 6:49 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

I loved it when I lived in Holloway, in Tufnell Park, and on Seven Sisters Road. I've worked in every library and betting shop there is around there. However, I work in Catford, and that would be about six or seven hours a day commuting. In comparison to Penge which is half an hour if I walk it. So, sadly, Holloway loses out. I'm jealous, though! Half of the furniture I'm throwing out was either bought from that dodgy geezer's secondhand place under the bridge, or nicked from neighbour's backyards when I was there.

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