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Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Oh hey new sausie thread.

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Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



God dammit Scotland get your poo poo together.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



I'm in Venice for a few days and there are selfie sticks loving everywhere.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Not really. You might get an occasional fishy whiff when a taxi or bus goes by but it's no stronger than what you'd sense if you asked past your local fishmongers. There's so many cafes and restaurants you mostly smell delicious food.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



learnincurve posted:

What you have to do while you are there is sit outside a cafe in st mark's square and have a Coca Cola with ice and lemon in it, costs an absolute fortune but Italian Coca Cola is the absolute best in the world and the idea of sub par lemons is an affront to them.

Edit: and if you ask Italian waiters nicely what olive oil goes best with your pizza they will bring you the good non tourist stuff that hasn't been sat out for three weeks from the kitchen.

I had a beer in St Mark's shortly after arriving. Following up with a Bellini in Harry's Bar a few hours later, I don't think I could afford a Coke anywhere without applying for a bank loan.

e: I got twatted in the face by a little Chinese lady waving a selfie stick around as I was getting off a bus earlier.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



corn in the fridge posted:

I never realised doom man holds his gin in his left hand

Thanks for not editing this, its given me a wonderful image in my head.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Fingerless Gloves posted:

Halloween soon friends, what is everybody doing?

Working a night shift.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Made an imgur album of my dumb bumble around Venice. http://imgur.com/gallery/cl8lJ

I am the irritating prick with a camera in your face while you try to enjoy your holiday.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Saw SPECTRE yesterday. Good film but a few things bugged me about it... unfortunately can't explain why without Spoiling everything. :/

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Wurzag posted:

None of them have been anywhere near as good as Casino Royale and especially in Spectre almost all the violence seems really sanitised.

I kinda liked Skyfall, which is probably why I have issues with Spectre.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Dysgenesis posted:

Casino Royale was good. The remainder of the Daniel Craig bonds have been awful.

I'm going to standby my earlier statement of it being a good film. Now... good does not mean OMGWTFBBQAMAZEBALLS. Its a fun film to watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon when its pissing down with rain and you just remembered all your mates are too busy to hang out because they have to look after their kids (which hey, that's actually a good thing and drat me if I'm gonna stop them spending time with their kids). It is very, very typical bond though. The twists can be seen coming a mile off and I found myself watching it and thinking, "Oh we're doing this bit of the, "How to Bond" manual are we?" Still fun in parts, but I wouldn't recommend rushing out to see it unless you're quite attached to the Bond franchise.

Oscar Romeo Romeo fucked around with this message at 18:45 on Nov 10, 2015

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Yay. I woke up at 4am with a sudden urge to be violently sick all over the place. After a miserable clean up operation I went back to bed shivering. Woke up later with a fever, terrible throat, headaches and more phlegm than a garbage pale kid.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Day three of weird fever and woke up in a bed drenched in cold sweat, so that was fun.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Went to the doctor's and was confirmed I've caught a virus. Yeah great, I know, I told you that when I got here. What I wanted to know was what's the deal with my leg feeling ice cold for no reason every few minutes over the last few days? "Oh that's just an environment thing".

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Nout good for Cyber Monday.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010




Its not Friday.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



DOWN JACKET FETISH posted:

but in fairness i do not drink wine; nor do i drink things that come in pint glasses

just spirits!

Now you speak my language!

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



The doctor just signed me off work for another 9 days.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Squalitude posted:

What's your major malfunction, and do you get full sick pay?

Throat infection. Yes. I was expecting to be off for two or maybe three more days from today but when asked what I do for a living my doctor signed me off longer as she didn't want me to risk going back too early and possibly making it worse. I've been locked in the house for a week already and starting to do my nut in.

e: I did have fun in the waiting room after terrifying a small child who saw me cough up a little blood.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



There's a group of man children on Judge Rinder arguing over Dark Souls. Just let that settle in. Two man-babies have taken a third man-baby to court over a loving computer game bet.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



15:00 and already the sun is setting.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Take a slide whistle with you for when she says no.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



XMNN posted:

desmond is a stupid name for a storm

O'Conner, Lynam, Tutu... its not really batten down the hatches worthy of a storm name is it?

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



I was feeling ok last night so figured gently caress the doc's sick note and go back to work early. Then I woke up today feeling poo poo again and coughed up a lung. I'm starting to get cabin fever here.

Happy Birthday sausie man.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Christmas shopping is hard.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Welp, I just had a phone call from a young lady I've been texting on and off for the last few weeks. She's poo poo housed and said she phoned just to hear what my voice was like, then followed up with a fair amount of flirting. Gotta say, quite a nice way to cap off a late turn at work.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Jose posted:

with a printer

But its not raining yet.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Bozza posted:

lol yep, we'll just make the trains longer this will not be an issue at all

fucks sake this is like babbys first I don't know what I'm talking about argument

We just had a new station built nearby with longer platforms because the previous one (which was pretty bloody long) couldn't accommodate current train lengths. Get off of carriage eight at the old station and you'd face plant into a bush, then roll down a fairly steep hill.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Solefald posted:

Bozza what can we do to improve our trains?

Paying for your ticket would be a good start. #BTP

Oscar Romeo Romeo fucked around with this message at 22:36 on Dec 15, 2015

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



goatface posted:

Make the holes bigger.


And just like that Fingerless Gloves' hard drive problems were fixed.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Whorelord posted:

I'm collecting money for a domestic abuse charity you heartless oval office

Anyway turns out asda isnt the best place to collect for charity. Should've gone to waitrose tbh

Sadly Waitrose will kindly ask you to move along if you aren't one of their three nominated charities for that month.

Vitamins posted:

the only thing waitrose is better for is farming looks of derision and hatred from people that make 100x your yearly wage or their husband does

Former JLP partner here (worked in both Waitrose and John Lewis for six years) and can confirm JLP pay really isn't great. Its not rubbish, the yearly bonus helps, but the pay certainly isn't in the highest for retail in the UK. I will say though, if you're going to work in retail JLP's not a bad enterprise to work for.

Oscar Romeo Romeo fucked around with this message at 17:29 on Dec 17, 2015

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Whorelord posted:

Don't all supermarkets have that? Because we were one of Asda's

Either way I want to go to waitrose

Honestly I'm not sure. I just remember having some very confused reactions on a few occasions where I was put in the position of having to turn away a charity.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



I'm the terrified Danny DeVito in the back.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Finished work, no traffic on the way home, four days off for Christmas and noticed a pile of bottle shaped presents wrapped up with my name on the tags under the tree when I got home. This is a good sign.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Year in review - 12,000 saved and still can't even whisper "I'd like a mortgage to buy a house please" without getting laughed out of the building.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Go to a cafe and nick all the wee ketchup packets like old ladies in tea rooms do with the sugar. Ketchup crisis averted.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Pistol_Pete posted:

lol @ anyone who shells out a quarter of a million quid for a box of bricks with water and electricity piped in.

Quarter mil are you mental? I saw a lovely little church that had been converted into two maisonette's, each going for 125,000 freehold a month ago and thought to myself, "after Christmas". Stupidest loving thing I've ever done. Naturally they both sold within a week.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



DOWN JACKET FETISH posted:

Why does everyone always act as though moving to another area of the UK is something on a par with changing mobile providers, and not a massive upheaval

Previous career I wouldn't be so shy of doing that, in fact I did do that many moons ago. Now I'm kind of tied down to this county because of the new career but I'm not adverse to moving anywhere within a reasonable commute.

Houseboats are starting to look really awesome.

Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Pistol_Pete posted:

If it was some sort of victorian stone church, you dodged a bullet: the maintenance costs would've been hideous.

I've been consoling myself with the fact that at least I don't have to worry about some git trying to nick the lighting rods off the side of my property at 02:00 now.

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Oscar Romeo Romeo
Apr 16, 2010



Except I now can't be uber middle class and boast about my lightning rods during 'who grew the prized squash' competition at the local conservative summer garden party.

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