The Roquefort Files

Travels to the pub and back

February 23rd, 2004

"Start as you mean to go on,"

I thought last night, “get up early for a change”. Looks like the vein in which I shall be continuing involves snoozing my alarm for an hour and three-quarters amid increasingly troubling dreams about Daleks. On Thursday night I went to a pub quiz organised by my work’s Social Committee. I was part of the […]

February 16th, 2004

Hurrah for chat, ceilidhs and acid-inspired Sunday afternoon telly.

I started writing a “woe is me” entry late on Friday afternoon. I’d spent the day trying to compensate for Bingy Corp‘s exasperating inability to read the instructions on the stuff we send them, writing email after email to explain and re-explain how to use it. I was in a bad mood. Fortunately, the weekend […]

February 12th, 2004

Atomic power:

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February 9th, 2004

Zen and the art of bicycle maintenance1.

Christ, I don’t know where to start with the weekend. My anecdote gland is dry, so I’ll just list what we did in a cold, clinical manner: we got mortal. Alright, there ‘s a bit more to it than that, but you get the idea. It’s Jeff’s birthday today (&ltfx: waves weakly at Jeff, sings […]

February 4th, 2004

I’ve switched from Enetation to Haloscan for comme…

I’ve switched from Enetation to Haloscan for comments. Hopefully they’ll work more than 20% of the time now.

February 2nd, 2004

Thunderbird is go!

My new bass was just delivered at work. Turns out it’s in excellent nick – near perfect, really – and is actually a lot lighter than my current one, despite having a ludicrously oversized neck and headstock. I’m looking forward to deploying it at tomorrow’s Tiny Monkey practise! To the person that found the Roquefort […]

February 1st, 2004

After the epic nature of Friday night and the hila…

After the epic nature of Friday night and the hilarity of the near-death experience it engendered, Saturday was a welcome respite from combat-ready boozing. I met up with Kate for a couple of games of pool and then a stroll across to the Cameo to watch Touching The Void. Which, incidentally, is very good. My […]

Flat flambé.

So on Friday, we were all – ‘all’ being a sort of extended Mafia family, the Belgians and just about anyone else we could convince – on a veritable Big Night Out. We started off in Bonsai* (and just about stayed there for the rest of the night – it took so long to get […]