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The Prodigal Son Returns

Posted 09-12-2015 at 08:03 AM by OddjobAbe
Bit of a grandiose title considering I still post, albeit infrequently (and my contributions nowadays are vapid and devoid of intellect and meaningful content... then again, I suppose nothing's changed)...

I now live in London, where I'll be for 9 months, working for an arts group, doing administration and PR. Hardly profitable. But an interesting experience nonetheless. I'm not a fan of the hustle and bustle, in honesty. However, it is great to be close to so many good music venues (and a short tube trip away from Camden, which has an interesting market).

I'm mainly writing this blog because I'm now alone and feel like pretending I'm not. (not as bleak and tragic as it sounds...). I was fortunate enough that my girlfriend was kind enough to help me move into the new place and stay with me a week, but she lives over 100 miles away now, and I've practically lived with her for the past few weeks, so I'm getting used to the lack of company again. Not complaining much, though, I like being alone, it'll just take a day or so to adjust to spending evenings and mornings on my own again.

Beside the small and irrelevent (at least to all of you) news about my own life, I was thrilled to watch the television this morning and find that Jeremy Corbyn had won the Labour leadership election (with 59.5% of the votes in the first round.... second place was Andy Burnham with about 19%....). Tom Watson is now deputy, too. So the two people I voted for were succesfully elected in what I think was a good, democratic election. And I was impressed especially with Corbyn's conduct amidst the numerous attempts by the media to smear his person (he's not a part of the establishment, he has strong socialist principles, so private companies aren't his biggest fans...). Now I eagerly await 2020....

And MA, don't know if/how often you still check the forums, but I visited a farm recently, and you might be entertained/dismayed to know that you were the first person to spring to mind, long-gone as that career may be... hope you're doing well (same goes for everyone else, but I can't name everyone - if I did, I'd probably exhaust the entirety of the forums' active membership, considering we seem to be in fairly quiet times...)
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Varrok's Avatar
Witaj, Polski, znowu.

Am I doing it right?
Posted 09-12-2015 at 11:06 AM by Varrok Varrok is online now

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Oui.
Posted 09-12-2015 at 11:21 AM by OddjobAbe OddjobAbe is offline

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hey man good to hear from you! sounds like you're busy, that's always a good thing. i wouldn't be able to move to London, way too busy.

i'm not around as much but i still lurk every so often. good to know i'm in your thoughts whenever the smell of cow shit hits the nostrils. you've made my day with that.
Posted 09-16-2015 at 09:56 AM by MA MA is offline

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STM's Avatar
Come visit me pal! I'm commuting into London every day.

Also I too, voted for Corbae and Watsup. Hi5.
Posted 09-16-2015 at 01:09 PM by STM STM is offline

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hey man good to hear from you! sounds like you're busy, that's always a good thing. i wouldn't be able to move to London, way too busy.
What I will miss about London when I've left, regardless of how crowded and hectic it gets, is the convenience of the tube. It's so easy to get around quickly. Won't miss the police sirens I hear out of my window every night, though, although it was a bit like that in the last place I lived up north...
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i'm not around as much but i still lurk every so often. good to know i'm in your thoughts whenever the smell of cow shit hits the nostrils. you've made my day with that.
you're always in my thoughts xxxxx (actually, there may be some truth to that - whenever I encounter the initials "MA" they only mean "bollocks assailant" to me now)

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Come visit me pal! I'm commuting into London every day.

Also I too, voted for Corbae and Watsup. Hi5.
Might take you up on that offer at some point... whereabouts in London, if you don't mind me asking? The people I work for are based in Bethnal Green, so I spend a fair bit of time around that area.

And good man. Also really, really happy to see John McDonnell as shadow chancellor.
Posted 09-17-2015 at 01:11 PM by OddjobAbe OddjobAbe is offline

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Ah, I'm way off from you. At the moment I'm based on site in Colindale, Edgeware. I'm in the process of moving into an apartment in Croxley at the moment so if you're still down here maybe you can pop in.
Posted 09-19-2015 at 02:25 PM by STM STM is offline

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Ah well, I'm here for another 39 weeks, so you never know.
Posted 09-20-2015 at 01:17 AM by OddjobAbe OddjobAbe is offline

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Plenty of time!
Posted 09-20-2015 at 01:38 AM by STM STM is offline

 

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