Lunch thread

 
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    High Judge Fishington Fishington III, Layer of the Law


    Every reason's in a brand new start
    There's no soul left but you can take some heart
  • Ooh incidentally

    I had vege pasta from downstairs. Then I ordered minstrels fromt the dispenser and I found a packet of Walkers sunseed Ready Salted in the dispenser bin! Bargain.

    High Judge Fishington Fishington III, Layer of the Law


    Every reason's in a brand new start
    There's no soul left but you can take some heart
  • i seem to recall this from londoncrawling ;)

    italian smoked ham in a baguette and a glass of red wine - ooh get im ;)

    a.k.a. mr l k
    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 25 Oct 2006, 13:15
    Commanderfish said:
    I found a packet of Walkers sunseed Ready Salted in the dispenser bin! Bargain.


    Gross. You total tramp, you.

    slingman said:
    i seem to recall this from londoncrawling


    What's londoncrawling?

    I had a Ginster's ploughman's roll for lunch.

    Edited by a deleted user on 25 Oct 2006, 14:51
  • When I say I found them in a dispenser bin

    I mean where you put your hand in to get the food which drops out of the dispenser machine. Not an actual bin!

    I had Creamy peppercorn chicken on potato Wedges. Nice, and an absolute bargain at £1.45! I have found that the potato fillings downstairs are dirt cheap, and getting wedges is cheaper than baked potatos...

    High Judge Fishington Fishington III, Layer of the Law


    Every reason's in a brand new start
    There's no soul left but you can take some heart
    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 25 Oct 2006, 14:57
    I bet you did eat it out of the bin, though. You can't fool me, sir.

    Where did your creamy chicken on wedges come from? Is there an equivalent shop in Cambridge? And if it's your heavily-funded canteen at work I laugh at your £1.45 and assume it to mean £5.99 in the real world.

  • Erm the staff canteen

    Which is somewhat (rather than heavily) subsidised, and of varying quality. Meals usually cost £3.00 ish but I have found a way to cheat with wedges and potato filling...

    Also, it's all a skank really cos it encourages you not to leave the building and spend more time at your desk working. Which is why (now that I'm not really really busy) I am making a point of taking an hour's lunch break wherever possible and reading Tolkein's Silmarillion. Which is, incidentally, fucking brilliant.

    High Judge Fishington Fishington III, Layer of the Law


    Every reason's in a brand new start
    There's no soul left but you can take some heart
  • Fake meat sandwiches and a cake

    plus a Kilkof Lozenge and 'Coming From Behind' by Howard Jacobson.

    'I was born under a wandering star
    In the second council house of Virgo...'

  • londoncrawling was a yahoo group in the mid 90's - that i know one person on here was on ;)

    every afternoon everyone would post what they ate for lunch that day

    hi pauly :)

    a.k.a. mr l k
  • MatildaMother said:
    plus a Kilkof Lozenge and 'Coming From Behind' by Howard Jacobson.


    and a jammie dodger

    'I was born under a wandering star
    In the second council house of Virgo...'

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 31 Oct 2006, 16:47
    I had one of Boots excellent meal deals.

    Multi-grain sandwiches with spinach, lemon mayonnaise, tomato and chicken. Three mini-samosas with a cucumber raita dip. And a blueberry smoothie. All for £2.99.
    RAWK.

    Glad to see we're keeping the londoncrawling dream alive!

  • I had

    Mushroom, cranberry and Brie Wellington, with vegetables and new potatoes, followed by cake.

    'I was born under a wandering star
    In the second council house of Virgo...'

  • i had beer

    a.k.a. mr l k
  • and the new faithless album is the fookin dogs bowlacks:)

    a.k.a. mr l k
    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 7 Nov 2006, 17:12
    I had a Full English Brekky... at lunchtime.
    It's never too late for a fry-up.

  • Coming from behind

    I didn't know you were into porno, Jo. But then most people are whether they admit it or not ;o)

    MatildaMother said:
    plus a Kilkof Lozenge and 'Coming From Behind' by Howard Jacobson. [/quo

    High Judge Fishington Fishington III, Layer of the Law


    Every reason's in a brand new start
    There's no soul left but you can take some heart
  • Superb book for you to read

    The Silmarillion by Tolkein.

    Really enjoyed this. Basically Tolkein was a NUTTER, lost in an intricately detailed world of his own (the world we see in the LOTR films). After his death, his son Christopher made a few bucks by putting many of these unpublished stories into a sort of compendium, but in sequence, edited into a nicely flowing narrative.

    The product is known as the Silmarillion (although actually that is the name of the largest story in the book).

    The reason that this is so fantastic is that essentially what you have here is THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE according to Tolkein. It starts with Illuvatar (God) creating the Ainur (god like powers) out of his own thought, and passes through the early history of the universe, the formation and shaping of the earth, the coming of the firstborn (the Elves), the coming of the second born (Men), and the wars against Melkor and later Sauron.

    It explains EVERYTHING; how the ring wraiths became wraiths and what they are, how the Elves have great sight, how the dwarves came to be, why Melkor and Sauron, (his chief servant) are "evil", what happened to Atlantis, who Shelob is descended from, why Galadriel and Elrond are so powerful, why Elves live essentially forever but men are mortal, why elves men and dwarves don't really trust each other, why the earth is round, what the "Undying lands in the West" are (to which Frodo is sent at the end of LOTR), why Aragorn is so long lived, why men of the west were once more powerful than they are now, where the elves are all buggering off to, what Gandalf really is.

    The book is written in slightly old-fashioned English, which adds to the mythological feel, and you do get used to it fairly quickly. If you can deal with LOTR you can deal with this.

    It would make as epic set of films. Better than the Hobbit.

    Anyone read it, or any other Tolkein stuff other than LOTR and the Hobbit?

    High Judge Fishington Fishington III, Layer of the Law


    Every reason's in a brand new start
    There's no soul left but you can take some heart
    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 10 Nov 2006, 11:03
    That's all well and good, but what we really want to know is WAS IT TASTY?

    I had chorizo and Port Salut rolls.

  • Oops,

    I wondered where that message went.

    Erm, brown baguette with BBQ sausage, sweet corn and lettuce. Good.

    High Judge Fishington Fishington III, Layer of the Law


    Every reason's in a brand new start
    There's no soul left but you can take some heart
    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 14 Nov 2006, 12:43
    I think a round of marks is in order for all lunch posts.
    ZERO being the worst thing you ever tasted, 100 being the best thing you ever tasted. Plenty of room for artistic impression...

    I had a Copper Kettle Club Sandwich with chips. It was a triple toasted (that's three layers of toast) chicken mayonnaise, bacon, lettuce and tomato feast.
    I'd give the chips a so-so 53. And the sarnie a mighty 84.

  • I had diced sauted potato, sweetcorn and peppers with beef chili

    Pretty good but uninspiring: 62

    High Judge Fishington Fishington III, Layer of the Law


    Every reason's in a brand new start
    There's no soul left but you can take some heart
    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 17 Nov 2006, 17:04

    Chorizo, tomato and mushroom cheesey baps.

    Greasy and not the right kind of bap at all: 26

  • Egg sandwich with some green leaves in it

    And a cake.

    'I was born under a wandering star
    In the second council house of Virgo...'

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 8 Dec 2006, 09:31
    Jo, you didn't give a score to your egg sarnie - we need to know if it sucked or not... we crave scores.

    Today I have ham, lettuce, mushroom, pastami and jalapeno hummus wraps: I give them a 58.

    More importantly I went to Chiquito's restaurant and had Margarita Chicken followed by Fried Ice Cream: the food gets a 76 but the atmosphere gets a 95. Reminded me of Frankie & Benny's only more er... Mexican-y.

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