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Awesomeness

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:24 pm
by Johnston
We have an annoyance thread. Heres an awesome one.

5 minutes of peace whilst the kids play with their new toys and I get to sit down for a cuppa .

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:14 pm
by minchy
This years uk Christmas number 1 - its not the best song, but it's for charity and mire importantly it stopped that x factor crap getting there again.

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:24 pm
by Rachie_D
minchy wrote:This years uk Christmas number 1 - its not the best song, but it's for charity and mire importantly it stopped that x factor crap getting there again.


This is in no way a dig (especially given the title of the thread!!) but the X Factor single was also for charity this year and one close to the hearts of my family so a bit bummed out by it not being top spot. But please don't take it the wrong way! Just saying a lot of money was raised for charity by both which is actually very awesome anyway!!

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:18 am
by Tufty
Can I ask what that link was, Rachie? Obviously if it's private then fair enough, I'm just being curious.

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:24 pm
by Rachie_D
Tufty wrote:Can I ask what that link was, Rachie? Obviously if it's private then fair enough, I'm just being curious.


Not really fitting in the 'awesomeness' thread so will give you a message :)

On the awesomeness from? My sister's gifts to the family was tickets for us all to go to the motogp :D

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:05 pm
by jammin78
Receiving a voucher to go diving with sharks for Christmas. That's awesome.

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:23 pm
by j man
Bacon sandwiches with brown sauce

Food heaven

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:37 pm
by Johnston
j man wrote:Bacon sandwiches with brown sauce

Food heaven


I'm having one at the minute which is just the doggies.

Basically a BLT but with Brie and Jalapeño relish.

I love a bacon Buttie with the HP. But even with just the cheese and relish takes it to a new world.

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:39 pm
by jammin78
j man wrote:Bacon sandwiches with brown sauce

Food heaven

Food of victory.

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:19 pm
by Raquello
Weighing myself this morning, fearing the worst, only to find I'd lost a pound this week!

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:22 pm
by Rachie_D
Raquello wrote:Weighing myself this morning, fearing the worst, only to find I'd lost a pound this week!


But but but... how?! Always love it when that happens! My scales at uni are broken so say half a stone lighter than the actual weight, always makes me feel good haha.

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:40 pm
by minchy
Raquello wrote:Weighing myself this morning, fearing the worst, only to find I'd lost a pound this week!

Good for you, I've had a stressful Autumn and have now found out I'm a stress eater and put on 2 stone since August :-((

(I'm also a man discussing his weight :blush: )

But my new contribution for this awesomeness thread is David Attenborough:

He's had an amazing job, sharing with us the natural world for the past 6 decades and has given so many people an interest in nature. Some of the footage him and his teams over the years have been able to share with the world have been just jaw dropping, and even world changing. I can't wait for his new series about Africa starting in the new year.

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:45 pm
by Saz
Friends came out trumps with their X-mas pressies this year. Pick of the bunch are:

-Some fake glue-on Vampire fangs
-Some purple bracers
-A pewter/amber braclet with a tasmanian wolf spider set in the amber stone
-A pink studded collar
-Anthrax I Am the Law Judge Dred t-shirt
-Vallenfyre CD

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:08 pm
by Mr-E
minchy wrote:
But my new contribution for this awesomeness thread is David Attenborough:

He's had an amazing job, sharing with us the natural world for the past 6 decades and has given so many people an interest in nature. Some of the footage him and his teams over the years have been able to share with the world have been just jaw dropping, and even world changing. I can't wait for his new series about Africa starting in the new year.


Couldn't agree more! Legend!

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:29 pm
by Johnston
I remember watching wild life on one when I was in P2 or something. Never missed it :lol: :lol:

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:58 pm
by Biffa
Raquello wrote:Weighing myself this morning, fearing the worst, only to find I'd lost a pound this week!


Yup, my scales are broken too! :lol:

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:01 pm
by vikz22
Mr-E wrote:
minchy wrote:
But my new contribution for this awesomeness thread is David Attenborough:

He's had an amazing job, sharing with us the natural world for the past 6 decades and has given so many people an interest in nature. Some of the footage him and his teams over the years have been able to share with the world have been just jaw dropping, and even world changing. I can't wait for his new series about Africa starting in the new year.


Couldn't agree more! Legend!



went to the same college as me :D (albeit much earlier!)

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:40 pm
by Rachie_D
Ooo best feeling ever is thinking you've finished a cup of tea, only to remember that was one earlier in the day. Ohhh yes!

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:15 am
by jammin78
Getting to work and having free breakfast because the canteen tills/cashiers weren't working. Needless to say I went back and topped up to full english breakfast.

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:56 pm
by Moore
Being told I have to go into work for a shift 18:00-04:00 on NYE's only to be told that I have it off because a function cancelled. Awesome.

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:46 pm
by Tufty
Getting my new desktop from my uncle. Ironically, in the same tower as my old desktop. If I ever get my essay finished I'll have a poke about later!

[Oh, and the fair chance of getting laid tomorrow night and ruining my reputation yet again in the "most sexually frustrated" stakes! :lol: ]

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:05 pm
by Biffa
Clearing out the garage over the hols, a job I've been putting off forever, and finding loads of things I forgot I had including an old Gibson SG and various effects racks. Ebay here I come!

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:15 pm
by Johnston
Never mind Ebay. I'll save you the hassle of the time wasters on there and the extortionate fees.

I'll PM you my address and you can save yourself a load of hassle sure :P


p.s. How the heck do you forget you have a Gibson? :?

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:31 pm
by Biffa
Johnston wrote:Never mind Ebay. I'll save you the hassle of the time wasters on there and the extortionate fees.

I'll PM you my address and you can save yourself a load of hassle sure :P


p.s. How the heck do you forget you have a Gibson? :?


He he I forget lots of things, I had a bad knock on the head around 15 years ago that resulted in certain memory issues, some things are just a blank and some other things I can remember in very fine detail (plus I probably had 15+ guitars at the time).

The SG is in pretty bad shape, must have been lying in my damp garage for 5 or 6 years at least (wasn't even in a case), might try and do it up. Just googled it and it is one of the cheaper versions that Gibson made in 1979, this is it...

http://a.imageshack.us/img163/1843/sg1979.jpg

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:49 pm
by Asphalt_World
The funny shaped bit of chocolate you end up with after you've eaten all the segments in a Terry's chocolate orange. The but in the middle.

No idea why but it always seems to be even more enjoyable that the rest of the orange despite it being the same stuff.

Awesome!!!!!!!

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:25 am
by MrMuttley
Asphalt_World wrote:The funny shaped bit of chocolate you end up with after you've eaten all the segments in a Terry's chocolate orange. The but in the middle.

No idea why but it always seems to be even more enjoyable that the rest of the orange despite it being the same stuff.

Awesome!!!!!!!


a couple of friends debated this very issue once way back in our student cough*stoner*cough days. We came up with a theory on why it tastes better than the surrounding segments. It's because that part in a real orange is bitter and has an unpleasant texture. Therefore you have the brain conditioned to think of the centre of the orange as unpleasant and when it turns out to be nice you have a double whammy of it being nice and the pleasant surprise of it not being bitter.

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:03 pm
by Tufty
That's probably not that far from the truth actually. Us students might actually get things right occasionally, it seems! :P

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:58 pm
by SDLRob
I still have some of my Xmas choccies tub left.... And the choccies orange hasn't even been touched yet...

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:10 pm
by Sevenfest
Had my first ever payment from PRS last month for radio play.
£7.48 - Get in! :lol:

While feeling worse for wear on New Years Day while writing music, my girlfriend cooked up an incredible sandwich - Falafel, Lettuce, Yellow Peppers, cherry tomatoes with a little bit of mayo, a little bit of ketchup all in 2 bits of toasted and slightly fried sourdough bread. Goodbye hangover! This was my bacon sandwich (I'm a vegetarian)


Also finally cracked Suzuka sector 1 on F12012 - A triple bill of awesome from me.

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:45 pm
by Saz
Obtained bargin pc from work collegue today. 3 year old and hardly used. screen is still in its orginal wrapping/box, keyboard and mouse are new, not a dent on it.... £60. Get in there~ The screen alone is worth double that... glad because my old pc's motherboard has finally fried. I will upgrade the harddrive size at some point, and maybe some extra RAM, but it doesn't need much more than that. Cheepest 2nd hand one i could find in shops was £120 for manky old tower... score!

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:34 pm
by Biffa
Sevenfest wrote:Had my first ever payment from PRS last month for radio play.
£7.48 - Get in! :lol:

While feeling worse for wear on New Years Day while writing music, my girlfriend cooked up an incredible sandwich - Falafel, Lettuce, Yellow Peppers, cherry tomatoes with a little bit of mayo, a little bit of ketchup all in 2 bits of toasted and slightly fried sourdough bread. Goodbye hangover! This was my bacon sandwich (I'm a vegetarian)


Also finally cracked Suzuka sector 1 on F12012 - A triple bill of awesome from me.


:thumbup: :thumbup: Brilliant, well done! You are now a professional musician!

Keep it up and these few odd pounds soon mount up (not that I'd f###ing know :blush:)

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:55 pm
by Johnston
Sevenfest wrote:Had my first ever payment from PRS last month for radio play.



Tell me this do yous remember to update the PRS with your own set lists?

so you get the royalties from paying your own songs \m/

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:17 pm
by Jo_
Home for the holiday period and my sister and I wanted to go to our favourite restaurant. We discovered it had closed, then discovered the team had reopened elsewhere with new partners and it's now even better.

My friends with benefits arrangement. For example: The Saturday of the Monaco GP last year he wanted to go out to one of the city's best restaurants where it is very difficult to get a booking. I said I couldn't because of qualifying so he offered to instead cook a roast with all the trimmings at his place and I could watch it there. He has no interest in the sport whatsoever. I'm a Schumacher fan so as you can imagine when Schumi took pole I was a lunatic. His reaction to the whole thing was, "Hey babe, I think I've got a bottle of Mumm somewhere. Shall we open it?" When I stay over he gets up early and goes for a swim and a surf then brings me back juice and breakfast. It's rather too bad we don't have enough in common for a relationship!

Formula 1, obviously.

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:15 pm
by Sevenfest
Johnston wrote:
Sevenfest wrote:Had my first ever payment from PRS last month for radio play.



Tell me this do yous remember to update the PRS with your own set lists?

so you get the royalties from paying your own songs \m/


To be fair we could keep on top of that more :blush: But considering I only joined the band in November and therefore didn't play on the album I thought it was a bit of a win :lol:

And thanks Biffa

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:55 pm
by Johnston
Sevenfest wrote:
Johnston wrote:
Sevenfest wrote:Had my first ever payment from PRS last month for radio play.



Tell me this do yous remember to update the PRS with your own set lists?

so you get the royalties from paying your own songs \m/


To be fair we could keep on top of that more :blush: But considering I only joined the band in November and therefore didn't play on the album I thought it was a bit of a win :lol:

And thanks Biffa


Hey that is a win.

It's amazing how many folk don't know you can make money from royalties playing your own songs. I only found out because the PRS thing comes up on a few Guitar forums I'm on pretty regular. One guy was pretty anal about doing it after every gig as he said you might as well get every penny you can for playing your own songs.

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:45 am
by Sevenfest
Johnston wrote:
Sevenfest wrote:
Johnston wrote:
Sevenfest wrote:Had my first ever payment from PRS last month for radio play.



Tell me this do yous remember to update the PRS with your own set lists?

so you get the royalties from paying your own songs \m/


To be fair we could keep on top of that more :blush: But considering I only joined the band in November and therefore didn't play on the album I thought it was a bit of a win :lol:

And thanks Biffa


Hey that is a win.

It's amazing how many folk don't know you can make money from royalties playing your own songs. I only found out because the PRS thing comes up on a few Guitar forums I'm on pretty regular. One guy was pretty anal about doing it after every gig as he said you might as well get every penny you can for playing your own songs.


Definitely, the venue helps too - Some venues will actually give you the PRS sheets. Some refuse to even sign them. And sometimes you just want to load up the van and get the hell out of dodge. Or Crewe. Crewe was tense :lol:

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:42 am
by Rachie_D
Sevenfest wrote:Definitely, the venue helps too - Some venues will actually give you the PRS sheets. Some refuse to even sign them. And sometimes you just want to load up the van and get the hell out of dodge. Or Crewe. Crewe was tense :lol:


I think your problem there was you went to Crewe. I went to a gig there once and the lead singer ended up jumping off stage onto a fight and told them both to lay off or get out.

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:24 pm
by Asphalt_World
I'm putting this in because it's simply amazing.

Greatest historian ever, in the making here.....

Image

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:34 pm
by Sevenfest
Asphalt_World wrote:I'm putting this in because it's simply amazing.

Greatest historian ever, in the making here.....

Image


Incredible :lol:

and Rachie_D: I've played 2 gigs in Crewe, first one was alright! Shouldn't have come back though..

Re: Awesomeness

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:54 pm
by vikz22
MrMuttley wrote:
Asphalt_World wrote:The funny shaped bit of chocolate you end up with after you've eaten all the segments in a Terry's chocolate orange. The but in the middle.

No idea why but it always seems to be even more enjoyable that the rest of the orange despite it being the same stuff.

Awesome!!!!!!!


a couple of friends debated this very issue once way back in our student cough*stoner*cough days. We came up with a theory on why it tastes better than the surrounding segments. It's because that part in a real orange is bitter and has an unpleasant texture. Therefore you have the brain conditioned to think of the centre of the orange as unpleasant and when it turns out to be nice you have a double whammy of it being nice and the pleasant surprise of it not being bitter.



better then the things we use to talk about

aliens from uranus, whether a non stick pan becomes more non stick the more you use it (ok all of those are from me, such tripe!)

also terry's white chocolate orange is just awesomeness fruitified!