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48 minutes ago, Fraser said:

A rare dump of thought from me is why at just before midnight am I sat on my bed next to my sleeping wife after saying i fancied a quiet drink and some tunes... with an empty bottle of bourbon and a deep regret for my choices in life! ??

Bourbon will do that to me, too. And yet for some reason I still love the stuff.

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Three weeks, two assignments, and I'll be done with uni for the year. Just can't wait to have a life again...

Good luck man, congrats on sticking with it. Nice to see you around.

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5 minutes ago, Fraser said:

My Birthday is the 5th. What a joke eh. Hard not to feel hard done by but the lockdown is needed 

I'm sure FA here shares a birthdate with you. Happy upcoming birthday and ikr, sucks. It's made me so paranoid. What happens after this lockdown though?  I suppose this is how life is now going to be..

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Happy Year Older Thingy to anyone trying to catch me up in the immortality stakes.

I think we are finally seeing a bit of realism in the UK and an acknowledgement that Spring 2021 is likely to be the earliest point in time that we see a return to some sense of normality.  Without a vaccine there's a huge challenge still but I believe if everyone follows the rules and stays safe then we stand a much better chance of not crippling the health service.  I think that is the important distinction, no one is saying a lockdown will cure the virus and whilst it will most definitely control it's spread it will still mean local measures post-lockdown.  The point of the lockdown is to stop a national health service crisis (one that I believe it would not recover from for a number of years).

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28 minutes ago, Fraser said:

My Birthday is the 5th. What a joke eh. Hard not to feel hard done by but the lockdown is needed 

 

11 minutes ago, Natassja said:

I'm sure FA here shares a birthdate with you. Happy upcoming birthday and ikr, sucks. It's made me so paranoid. What happens after this lockdown though?  I suppose this is how life is now going to be..

Right you are Nat :)

We're not in a lockdown right now, but schools are all closed to in-person learning, nobody wants to have any social gatherings (I sure fucking don't), and there isn't "anything" to "do". Most of the time it's ok, but when I start feeling isolated there's no good remedy. It's a struggle to stay motivated to do anything productive right now. Walks in the woods are a real help. 

I'm looking at 41 with a good amount of skepticism. I haven't gotten to do much for my birthdays in recent years but this one will take "not much" to a new level. It's hard not to feel a bit bitter about that. But, chin up, and keep some good beer in the fridge!

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Thank you all and Happy Birthday for the 5th FA, i like to say it always goes off with a bang ?? but will be a quiet one this year
 

had nothing planned for my Bday anyway apart from 2 days off work and kids were going to be babysat on the 6th so me and the wife could get a good drink and listen to some music at a decent volume. Just felt shit that it had to be the 5th the lockdown started again officially. But I agree it is needed so needs must!  

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Finally took some time yesterday to get back into my Bandcamp account and had a great time rediscovering some purchases in my collection that I hadn't heard for ages after the soundcard in my old PC gave up the ghost a couple of years back.  Might get them downloaded to this PC and get a Windows Player library going.

Some significant releases in here from Blut Aus Nord, Demigod, Antediluvian and Furia to mention but a few.  Nice to feel like I found some old records without having to get up off my ass to find them.

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I finally found work in my area like I was talking with @MacabreEternalI've been unemployed for so many months damn I was starting to get desperate.. it's really a relief for me right now ? The C Virus is hitting hard in Brazil still cases happening til this very day... unbelievable!! hope everyone is alright!! Stay safe!!!

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I finally found work in my area like I was talking with @MacabreEternalI've been unemployed for so many months damn I was starting to get desperate.. it's really a relief for me right now ? The C Virus is hitting hard in Brazil still cases happening til this very day... unbelievable!! hope everyone is alright!! Stay safe!!!

Hey, that's good news.  Knew something would come up eventually, best of luck with that.  We just announced a timeline here in the UK to come out of lockdown progressively by the start of July as the vaccine makes a positive effect.  Stay safe mate.

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