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I would die without it... - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
I would die without it...
A real update...

Last week my guv'nor was on holiday so I got pestered a lot more than I usually would (my boss usually runs interference). Although I was very busy for the 4 days I was in work I didn't seem to get a lot done and so the week frustrated me.

Friday evening I decided to blow off some of that steam by having a few drinks with a couple of work collogues. On the way to the station afterwards three of us decided that food might be a good idea so we ended up at Pizza Express. And that is how Paul, Claire, and I ended up having a meal together on Friday night.

Saturday I Wowed. There was minimal food getting and drink making, plus some Internet browsing and email checking, but the rest of the time I Wowed. It was good.

Sunday I went to the 'rents for dinner. I met teya_uk in Romford to see a film (Knowing) which was as unsettling as it was intriguing. It's not often I leave the cinema not knowing how to feel about a film. I guess it makes a nice change for a film not to have a predictable ending.

After the cinema we popped into Nandos for a "snack." About 7/8 o'clock on Sundays Dad and I will head to the kitchen and prepare some cheese and biscuits... so when we left the cinema at just gone 8 I was in the mood for a snack... and when you are in that kind of mood it is very hard to walk past Nandos... so we didn't!

After Nandos we headed to Brannigans to see a chap who works for teya_uk take part in a battle of the bands with his band "Mini". We got there about 15/20 minutes before Mini were due to start. The band playing at the time was one of those garage band types - too much volume and little to no ability. The only thing I could say for them was they were very together.

We marvelled at the ability of the lone barmaid to lip read orders and then marvelled at the cost of a vodka/coke and pint of cider.

Mini were very good. They didn't take themselves too seriously, but were quite professional and talented. I'd go see them again... although I'd prefer not to have to suffer the other bands of the evening again!

When I got home (about 11ish) I did the usual check of mail, LJ, Facebook and the like. I saw a link on last.fm for a service called spotify which looks quite interesting. The "free" account throws adverts into the music stream once every 5 or 6 songs, which is a lot better than most commercial music stations I've every listened to. I'll see how often I use it before I consider paying for the advert free service.

This in turn led me to purchase a track on iTunes (Stop by Sam Brown) which then prompted me to download the Depeche Mode album I pre-ordered about a month ago. I didn't realise then, but it had just ticked over to today, so I got the new album about as early as it was possible to download! (Sorry peeps of America, the album is not available there until tomorrow.)

Added to that music loveliness, my Jean-Michel Jarre CD's I ordered the previous week arrived at the 'rents last week... so I had them to take home with me on Sunday too! All that lovely music and only two ears! What will I do?

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tweezlebum From: tweezlebum Date: April 22nd, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmm, Pizza Express. Want!
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: April 23rd, 2009 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Talking of pizza... Do you remember that little place under ground called "Ciro's Pomodoro"? It's closed. :(
tweezlebum From: tweezlebum Date: April 23rd, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
What?! I was thinking about that place last night (Pizza Express --> really good pizza --> Ciro's) and got all droolstalgic. What a tragedy. :(
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