Archives for: "October 2014"

A line under the matter

  Wed 29th October 2014
We got a text from Chris wondering if we were out, and had a testy couple of hours down the pub, during which I could predict what would happen once the social brake of having Chris there was released. more »


  Sun 26th October 2014
My Dad recognised me straight away, but he's not coherent much of the time. more »


  Thu 23rd October 2014
I'm in Middlesbrough for a few days. My Mum's in Lancaster for a few days having a rest from my Dad. I was to be looking after him, which conjures up blanching images of flannels and genitalia; but I have had the jammiest stroke of luck. more »


  Wed 15th October 2014
Trina sent me a couple of emails and texts, asking for one last chance. It's no exaggeration to describe the most desperate one as "pleading." more »

Up early

  Fri 10th October 2014
After a period in exile in the armpit of Lancashire, where parents really do walk their children to school wearing onesies and smoking, Kitty has managed to secure a job in Lancaster. more »

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"Looby is a left-wing intellectual who is obsessed with a) women's clothes and b) tits." -- Joy of Bex.

WLTM literate woman, 40-65. Must have nice tits, a PhD, and an mdma factory in the shed, although the first on its own will do in the short term.

There are plenty of bastards who drink moderately. Of course, I don't consider them to be people. They are not our comrades.
Sergei Korovin, quoted in Pavel Krusanov, The Blue Book of the Alcoholic

I am here to change my life. I am here to force myself to change my life.
Chinese man I met during Freshers Week at Lancaster University, 2008

Tell me, why is it that even when we are enjoying music, for instance, or a beautiful evening, or a conversation in agreeable company, it all seems no more than a hint of some infinite felicity existing apart somewhere, rather than actual happiness – such, I mean, as we ourselves can really possess?
Turgenev, Fathers and Sons

I hate the iPod; I hate the idea that music is such a personal thing that you can just stick some earplugs in your ears and have an experience with music. Music is a social phenomenon.
Jeremy Wagner

Using words well is a social virtue. Use 'fortuitous' once more to mean 'fortunate' and you move an English word another step towards the dustbin. If your mistake took hold, no-one who valued clarity would be able to use the word again.
John Whale

One good thing about being a Marxist is that you don't have to pretend to like work.
Terry Eagleton, What Is A Novel?, Lancaster University, 1 Feb 2010

The working man is a fucking loser.
Mick, The Golden Lion, Lancaster, 21 Mar 2011

"Just sit still and listen" - woman to teenage girl at Elliott Carter weekend, London 2006

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