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shiftwork2

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A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« on: March 24, 2020, 10:36:13 AM »
I have very fond memories of other nostalgia threads so I thought it might be a nice pick-me-up to reminisce about the olden days of early March 2020.

I went down the pub on the Tuesday and had two pints of Good Old Boy.  You could sit anywhere in those days, there's a seat yes you can plonk right down next to your friends.

I also remember buying some ales from the co-op and the assistant wasn't wearing disposable gloves and would accept cash as he didn't believe I had the fucking plague going on and might kill his nana.

What else do you remember?

Buelligan

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 10:42:03 AM »
I was pretty sick so no real fond memories.  Before that though, planning to buy some wood to do a project at home and my only concern, other than the money to pay for it was having the time and how I could get it here.  Happy days.

Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 10:55:05 AM »
Had our last appointment with the kitchen designer at Wickes. Had builders round to get quotes to knock down some walls and get our garage roof fixed.

None of that happening now, of course. Which is a shame as we really, really need it to be happening.

idunnosomename

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 10:56:26 AM »
I wasnt leaving the house and had severe anxiety about the state of the world

Then the coronavirus happened!!!!!!!!

Buelligan

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 10:58:22 AM »
Heheh.  I heard someone say something once about thinking you're unhappy until you look back and realise it wasn't so bad after all.  Quite useful to remember, that one.  Not always true of course but gives one a bit of fucking perspective.

Lisa Jesusandmarychain

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 11:10:17 AM »
Too much fucking perspective.

Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 11:18:49 AM »
A fortnight ago, I was looking after a former housemate's dog for a few days. Another friend with a dog picked us up and drove us of to the seaside for a walk. Along the way is a private toll road, but my friend drives a Land Rover, so we drove along the dirt path that runs parallel (what an excellent metaphor for wealth inequality). All was fine, until it wasn't and we spent the next four hours with the van stuck in mud, being blasted by freezing winds, while the dogs and my friend's young kids did their level best to be unhelpful.

At the time, it was the most annoying inconvenient thing that had happened to me all year. Halcyon days.

Captain Crunch

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 11:21:22 AM »
Having a great day out in Hexham for my birthday. 

Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2020, 11:36:35 AM »
Remember Ant n' Dec with an actual audience? Whatwerallthatabout.

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2020, 11:42:25 AM »

then


now

alan nagsworth

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2020, 11:51:27 AM »
Remember when you'd all go down the park i

alan nagsworth

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2020, 11:52:53 AM »
Fucking hell, poignant stuff nags

Danger Man

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2020, 12:07:30 PM »
A fortnight ago I was posting on here.

Different times.

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2020, 12:08:29 PM »
Does anyone remember Quatro and curley wurleys?

Pepe keyrings? Flick combs? Porno playing cards? Grunt mags like Razzle clogging up our woods and estuaries?

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2020, 12:26:55 PM »
March 14th was the intended start date for the shooting of a documentary film I've been in pre-production on for the past six months. My cameraman had travelled up from Essex to the East Midlands, and we were due to meet up at 8am on the 14th to head up to Lancashire for our first day of filming. I woke at 4.15am with sore throat, aching limbs, head full of flu-like symptoms. Haven't been out of the house since. Which would have come as a big surprise to the me of March 13th, as not only should I be a film director by now but I was supposed to be moving house by the 20th. In 'the new reality', my storage boxes for the move just turned up today, ten minutes ago - my missus hastily yelled out of the window "we've got COVID-19" and the cheery trucker delivering the goods just grinned and said "I'm outta here!".

Where's Doc Brown's DeLorean when you need it?

Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2020, 12:37:46 PM »
Give it another 2 weeks and we'll be looking back on these days of being allowed out in groups of one or two for shopping and exercise with tears in our eyes.

Butchers Blind

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2020, 12:38:48 PM »
We still have Corbyn.

buttgammon

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2020, 01:00:59 PM »
I was teaching classes two weeks ago - that seems absolutely mental now!

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2020, 03:14:39 PM »
Two weeks ago, too soon.

3 weeks ago I was in Vilnius, their museum of coins closed because CORONAVIRUZE

Uncle TechTip

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2020, 09:54:19 PM »
Priti Patel is pleased about this virus. Should have seen her face.

idunnosomename

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2020, 10:20:14 PM »
We still have Corbyn.
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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2020, 12:14:10 PM »
Talk of nostalgia made me think, might be a good excuse to resurrect the lost art of echojams :)

      https://youtu.be/SDHO2n7pw0o

Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2020, 12:38:56 PM »
I just couldnt believe Schofe had come out as gay. Schofe, like! After all these years! Fair play to the guy.

Voltan (Man of Steel)

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2020, 01:23:12 PM »
Social distancing? A fortnight ago I was standing so close to people - rubbing up against them actually - in supermarket queues, doctors’ waiting rooms, school playgrounds, at funerals, everywhere really.

Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2020, 02:44:55 PM »
Was it really necessary for you to have your bits out at the time, though?

A little over a fortnight ago, I was working on a brochure for a charity aimed at reducing social isolation, particularly among the elderly. Days are very much gone.

Voltan (Man of Steel)

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2020, 03:08:13 PM »
Was it really necessary for you to have your bits out at the time, though?

Necessary? No.

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Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2020, 03:17:12 PM »
I was teaching classes two weeks ago - that seems absolutely mental now!

Yup -- live teaching, and as usual, grumpy about having to get up at 5am to get my train into the city where I teach. I was also putting together my itinerary for a lengthy stay in Rome from the end of April, and scanning a couple of articles I needed for a conference paper I was meant to give in Leeds in July.

Now I sit around monitoring Canvas discussion groups that no one participates in, and cringe every time the daily email 'report'  comes in from our senior management.

Re: A fortnight ago - nostalgia thread
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2020, 05:18:48 PM »
Seems a lifetime ago I was fretting over whether the replacement fence panels would arrive

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