Just My Luck Monday

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  1. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    I've randomly been watching THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE (even though it contains LULU) and I'd just like to SAY (adopts Julie Walters Brummie Accent):

    "There's ONLY ONE THING more BORING than listening to other people's DREAMS, and that's listening to their PROBLEMS."
     
  2. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    Oh and BERYL REID STEALS THE SHOW
     
  3. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    Who is Beryl Reid in that? Is she the nan? I only know her from The Killing of Sister George, which I watched for the first time about 4 years ago.
     
  4. big ron

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    I'd don't think I've ever seen Adrian Mole, in fact I'm not sure I was aware it existed in a televisual format.
     
  5. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    I always forget it was Lulu who played the mum. I think in my head it was Julie Walters.
     
  6. Chlammy

    Chlammy So hey, let's be friends.

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    I hated when they brought in Lulu as a replacement Pauline.

    I feel like reading Adrian Mole now. Is there a new one coming out? Oh apparently there is.

    AM Rank:
    1. Weapons of Mass Destruction
    2. Cappuccino Years
    3. Prostate Years
    4. Growing Pains
    5. Wilderness Years
    6. Aged 13 3/4
    7. True Confessions

    Small Amphibians and The Lost Diaries are too short to rank but I loved them both.
     
  7. Chlammy

    Chlammy So hey, let's be friends.

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    Lulu replaced Julie Walters.
     
  8. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    Oh I see. That makes sense.

    I can remember reading the Adrian Mole book when he was 21 and was disappointed. Not with the book but with the character because he seemed to have become a failure in life. I sided with him when I was a teenager and wanted him to succeed. Was worried that my life might turn out like that.
     
  9. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    WAS worried?
     
  10. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    Yeah. I've looked the list up and it's either the 1989 one or the 1993 one. I read it as a teen.
     
  11. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    *joke sails over head*
     
  12. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    :D

    I did wonder if it was an AGE reference but I've been up since 4 and my brain isn't working.
     
  13. VoR

    VoR #Justice4JLo

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    Last week at work for me.

    Is it wrong that I really can't be fucked having a leaving thing on Friday? I've always preferred to keep my social and my work life quite separate, and while there are plenty of people I get on just fine with, even actively like, I'm not going to see any of them again and I'd much rather just slip out quietly.

    Also, because I haven't made any effort to nurture work friendships or get involved in social stuff beyond the obligatory Christmas and Summer parties, I'm a bit concerned that nobody will bother coming anyway. :D

    It's a real socially awkward catch 22.
     
  14. big ron

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    Still sailing.
     
  15. big ron

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    Just don't turn up Friday.
     
  16. VoR

    VoR #Justice4JLo

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    Nah I've been here four years, I don't want to leave under a cloud.

    Though I've been rocking up LUDICROUSLY late for the past 3 weeks even by my own tardy standards :D
     
  17. That One

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    Oh Eileen :( you're very dumb for someone so intelligent.
     
  18. Indie

    Indie Go away, Wesley

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    How do these random recruitment consultants get my number? ESAD
     
  19. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    I'M TIRED :evil:
     
  20. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    Are you on LinkedIn? Or do you have your CV uploaded to a job site?
     
  21. Indie

    Indie Go away, Wesley

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    Do i look like someone who goes on LinkedIn?
     
  22. Chlammy

    Chlammy So hey, let's be friends.

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    I think the middle books are definitely the most bleak though, particularly Wilderness Years which I think may be the one you read. He has a horrible time in the later ones and his life falls apart and stuff, but they come off a lot lighter to me. WOMD is brilliant.
     
  23. VoR

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    I NEVER read or watched Adrian Mole. Not sure why. I kind of skipped young adult fiction and jumped straight to the harder stuff.
     
  24. Kate

    Kate most die in your bedroom

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    I preferred that rip-off version of Adrian Mole - Diary of a Teenage Health Freak, was it?
     
  25. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    I saw THREE moopy people last week. Madison on the Tuesday, Star on the Thursday and Suomi on the Saturday.

    Scouting for my 11s for the next moopyrate early.
     
  26. Mel

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    Just make up some event that's already book and that you HAVE to go to straight after work that day and that way you can't stick around for a leaving do even if you wanted.
     
  27. untitled

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    The lead for my iPhone charger is broken, how frustrating! I have no other lead to charge it on.. the plug is fine but the lead has a tear and won't charge anymore. Does anybody know if the cheap ish chargers from say, ASDA are any good?
     
  28. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    I'll give you an 11 for £5.
     
  29. big ron

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    4's they are OK, I've bought to for my 5 and niether have lasted 5 minutes.
     
  30. big ron

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    In fact the second one I bought the guy was kind enough to tell me it was shit when I bought it and just accepted the change I scooped out of my pocket
     
  31. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    My feet are still WET from 8am this morning :evil:

    Worse still I had to bring CAKES in so there I was MINCING ALONG THE A483 UMBRELLA in ONE HAND TRAY OF CUPCAKES KEPT HORIZONTALLY BALANCED IN THE OTHER hopelessly trying to AVOID being SPLASHED BY JUGGERNAUTS

    Needless to say as soon as I got to work it PROMPTLY STOPPED POURING WITH RAIN
     
  32. Ag

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    Posting in the daily thread, just because it's been nearly 7 hours.
     
  33. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    I killed it AGAIN :D
     
  34. Dr Lecter

    Dr Lecter HAS BEEN

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    Beryl Reid was amazing in Adrian Mole

    "dis-GOS-ting"
    *purses lips*
     
  35. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    The Growing Pains Of Adrian Mole is on Radio 4 Extra currently, if anyone is interested. It's on iPlayer.
     
  36. RobotBoy

    RobotBoy BANG BANG

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    I've just made a lovely tea loaf and eaten FOUR slices of it. :shy:
     
  37. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    I've only read the first Adrian Mole book and seen the first series of the TV show. It was alright but absolutely nothing to get excited about.
     
  38. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I've read them all except the last one ('The Prostrate Years'). But then I got into them as a child, and he's pretty much my contemporary, so I guess I've always felt kind of invested in them. But after 'Weapons Of Mass Destruction' I think I'd had enough.

    I really enjoyed 'The Queen And I' and 'Rebuilding Coventry' as well, but haven't gone any further with Sue Townsend.
     

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