Archives for: "December 2016"

It is a relief to see Kim again

  Wed 28th December 2016
On Christmas Eve, my daughters turned eighteen. more »
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Sons and lovers

  Wed 21st December 2016
I was rather glumly looking back at my dating site stats for 2016. more »
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Trina gets horny in Yorkshire

  Sat 17th December 2016
It's half past one in the morning and I've just gone to get something from the living room. I turn the light on, to see two yoof asleep on the floor in a sprawl of improvised bedding. more »
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I want girls

  Fri 9th December 2016
I'm in a crowded Wetherspoons in Leeds where I am surrounded by a group of recently-arrived women. "We're one seat short," they say. "No we're not," one of them says, pointing to me. "I'm going to sit on this man's lap." more »
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My daughter comes home in a stranger's car

  Thu 1st December 2016
I'm in a chain pub in Blackpool, where I've been mystery shopping this afternoon, paid hardly more than the minimum wage employees I observe. more »
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looby, n.; pl. loobies. A lout; an awkward, stupid, clownish person


M / 54 / Bristol

"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

5:4
Desiring Progress
John Fallas
Lauren Redhead
NewMusicBox
The Rambler
Resonance FM
Sequenza 21
Sound and Music
Talking Musicology


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