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Listen in, listen Ian!

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Weekend [Nov. 26th, 2007|03:58 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I started the weekend by falling asleep on the bus home from work. That's
not so bad, because I stay on the bus until the end of the route, but it
would have been nice if someone had given me a nudge rather than all
sneaking off and leaving me to be woken up five minutes later by the
booming laugh of one of the drivers who'd come onto the bus to have a
conversation with our driver, and having to go down the stairs to be let
off the bus. I stayed in on Friday night, which I don't usually mind, as
I'm often too tired to do anything on Friday night but I found my self
bored and feeling a bit sorry for myself at about 10. Silly.

I went tubewalking in the Chess Valley on
Saturday afternoon. It was nice enough, but the countryside around London
really isn't hilly enough for exciting walking is it, so I think I prefer
the Urban tube walks. While I was out I got a text from flounderingfool asking if I was free that night. I was, so we met
up and went to eat at the Victoria Stakes which was good,
I had a quail to start - nice, but a bit fiddly with lots of little bones -
and a great big fish stew which was lovely.

Yesterday, I slept for ages, then woke up and slobbed round the house for a
while. My Setanta Sports viewing card finally arrived on Saturday, so I
watched a bit of Gretna v Hearts, then realised that even if I had paid for
it, it wasn't very good so I watched the Milan game on channel 5 instead.
Then I went to watch ice hockey at Ally Pally, where I've just discovered
the Haringey Greyhounds
play. It was excellent - it was only a fiver to get in, and it was a great
game. Although Haringey were well on top, there was no score in the first
period mostly due to the Romford goalie who was excellent throughout.
Haringey finally scored a couple in the second period, which finished with
them leading 2-1. Romford equalised in the third period, before Haringey
scored the winner with 1:05 remaining to send the packed crowd into
rapture. I'll definitely go there again. I think the view over London at
night when waiting for the bus home is probably the best view from any bus
stop in London as well.
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[User Picture]From: burkesworks
2007-11-26 04:05 pm (UTC)
I see your boys took a hell of a beating at the weekend. No wonder, as I see that the mighty Stans have the Fourth Doctor playing for them.
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2007-11-26 04:15 pm (UTC)
Wow, that Chess Valley Wikipedia page is so incredibly informative! I've had to bookmark it for further reference--I don't have time to look at it in depth now. But that really looks fascinating.

Edited at 2007-11-26 06:00 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2007-11-26 04:46 pm (UTC)
The Stakes is probably my favourite place round here.
When you said greyhounds I thought you meant proper ones.
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2007-11-26 04:49 pm (UTC)
Ooh! Let's all go greyhound racing!
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2007-11-26 04:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah! I've never been. From what I hear it goes: dogs + betting + greasy food = ace!
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2007-11-26 05:02 pm (UTC)
I suspect if anyone knows the best way to go about it, it'll be ruudboy. Shall we make him sort it out?
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2007-11-26 05:07 pm (UTC)
Yes. Tim, sort it out.
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[User Picture]From: spoonrefuter
2007-11-26 05:15 pm (UTC)
Do I get to be cock-er-ney?
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[User Picture]From: shereenb
2007-11-26 08:30 pm (UTC)
I've just organised a work's night out to the Greyhound races in Dublin, and your sums are spot on.
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[User Picture]From: whizzerandchips
2007-11-26 05:19 pm (UTC)
May I come, if it's not so late for me to get the train home?

I've never ridden a greyhound...
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[User Picture]From: nou
2007-11-26 08:16 pm (UTC)
Victoria Stakes sounds good; the RGL page could do with a bit of an update...
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2007-11-26 09:32 pm (UTC)
dude! did you see my facebook msg about going to see JOSIE on wednesday? quick recap if not:

i am a fool and forgot i was on the radio this week so braisedbywolves booked me a ticket to see josie with him and ultraruby at the soho. 8pm start. don't worry if you can't, but i thought you might :)
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2007-11-27 12:26 am (UTC)
Damn - I forgot to reply. Can't do it dude, sorry.
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2007-11-27 09:37 am (UTC)
no probs :)
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