This is the thread for senselessly frittering away the last hour of a Friday afternoon

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I want this day to END goddammit.

Go! Talk bollocks here!

(To be revived every Friday until the end of time)

Matt DC (Matt DC), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:10 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Post links to good shockwave games here also.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:10 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I still have an hour and a quarter to go :(

robster (robster), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Oh my god, it's only 11:15 am here! I have timezone envy.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm also stuck here for another hour and don't want to do any "work", so here goes...

EAT SOME PASTE!
http://www.geocities.com/Augusta/1660/anralph.gif

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Where are you Matt? it's only 10:14 a.m. here.

Huck Me Gently (Horace Mann), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

www.candystand.com has good games.

Chris V (Chris V), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i have distracting things, but they're all attachments, so i don't think they'd work. and they aren't that interesting anyway.

so just talk about interesting things. what are people doing this weekend?

colette (a2lette), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

http://www.geocities.com/Augusta/1660/anralph.gif

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

bah to all you people with friday afternoons and weekends

Ed (dali), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

It is still Friday morning here, and I am desperately trying to search to find out if Hotel 17 has towels in their rooms. (They have shared bathrooms so they may not!) Perhaps I can get Stevem to call ahead and find out...

The River Kate (kate), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

OH CRAP well just look at this then:
http://www.geocities.com/Augusta/1660/anralph.gif

Why can't I post a link to a .gif? I am dim.

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

This weekend I'm doing absolutely nothing, and I can't wait. No gigs, no going out plans. It's like the one weekend for months on either side that I can just lie around, clean, pay bills, do some insurance stuff I've been putting off, etc. Fun, eh?

(have to get through work first though, 6 1/2 hours to go).

Jordan (Jordan), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

what a great idea for a thread! I was just trying to think of something to post about and failing cos I've drunk so much coffee that all my thoughts keep falling out of my head. Now I don't have to! I don't have any links to any shockwave games that have not been posted here already I'm afraid.

x-post: I am going to see Elephant at the cinema tonight. Tomorrow I am going to buy a new suit, shirt, tie and shoes then I am moving flat. I will thus be rewarding my moving assitants with beer and curry. Sunday I will be settling in. I am most excited about all of this.

hmmm, Friday, 30 January 2004 16:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Tonight, I am going out for drinks with my favourite person and her mum (!) who is coming down for the weekend.

Then I am off out for my friend's birthday in the evening, which will involve trawling round several Anna-friendly Soho bars. That's about it for now... could be a quiet one, could be very messy indeed. I have no idea.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

MY FRIDAY HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN.

God, I need coffee

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

How come I seem to be leaving this place with *less* luggage than I arrived with? Or is it cause I'm trying to space out one suitcase worth of stuff into two suitcases?

The River Kate (kate), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i'm going for a meal and then watching the new sex and the city, then maybe dancing at GAY. tomorrow i'll hopefully learn to knit, then go to dinner and a party with my guy. i can't remember what i'm doing on sunday...

colette (a2lette), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I am now the proud recipient of beer and cake courtesy of my work.

:))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

hmmm, Friday, 30 January 2004 16:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

This is great...I thought today was Thursday until I read this thread. I was out sick yesterday and spent the entire day thinking it was Wednesday, so I must have lost a day somewhere at the start of the week. I guess I need a calendar.

Yay Friday...

mmmmsalt (Graeme), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i'm going to see oneida tonight, bbq fap tomorrow as well as a birthday dance party, then hopefully to see "you got served" on sunday. these are the fun things.
unfun things: i need to figure out where i hid my passport when i came back to nyc in october. i also need to do a major clean before i leave as i hate returning from a trip to a disgusting house.

lauren (laurenp), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

God, so many BOXES!!! Here is the answer. I ended up putting more stuff into storage at my mum's house than I ended getting out, and now I have hundreds of boxes which I have to stack on top of each other. :-(

The River Kate (kate), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Bah, my day has just started. Adaml and I mock your aimless angst.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:23 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I need to get off the internet and start packing. Or maybe even take the dog for one last walk. Ach, I'm nearly packed and I don't want to move boxes, so one last dogwalk it is. You will probably be down the pub by the time I get back!

The River Kate (kate), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:25 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Today I have been given some cloutie dumpling and some marmalade. Everyone in the office is stuffing envelopes for a big mailing, which is the perfect, mindless Friday afternoon job. Tonight is National Pop League and hopefully no slipping on ice and whacking my arse off the pavement. Tomorrow I'm going to sow my sweet peas.

Here's something for the bored: http://www.yook.de/tetris/

Madchen (Madchen), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:26 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

SomethingAwful has Photoshops up for you to peruse.

including this one on deranged movie posters

Kingfish Funyun (Kingfish), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:27 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Have a great time in NY K!

Hooray I've only got 30 mins to go before I am outta here! I should have got paid today (woo hoo) but someone messed up & we arent getting paid til monday, which kind of messes up my plans to spend, spend, spend this w/e! Ah well. Still am planning to get drunk tonight though! yay!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:28 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

This is the message board for senselessy frittering away the long hours of a life less ordinary.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:29 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

well, i just put on some nice hand creme and lip balm, that took up 45 seconds. and writing about it took at least another 30...

colette (a2lette), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

45 minutes to go before running the gauntlet of Paddington and taking the first train out to the countryside. I can hardly wait to hear the barrage of monotone PA apologies, excuses and the old favourite "this train has been cancelled due toafault on this train which cannot be rectified."

a shotgun, Friday, 30 January 2004 16:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Daily Mail headline thingy has made me spit coffee with laughter.

robster (robster), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i wish i had this option for senselessly frittering the other day. instead i passed the time by ordering some perfume, overpriced hand cream, and a toaster oven online. wtf? at least i didn't order an ab-wheel.

lauren (laurenp), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

My god play this one if you are safe from epileptic fits...

http://www.mausland.de/dolphin.swf

Sarah (starry), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:54 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Me too, Rob. "Will Gays Hurt The Church?" Hahah... Oh.

Markelby (Mark C), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

DOES CHRIS MORRIS INFECT FARMERS WITH AIDS?

That's beautiful on so many levels.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ow, sarah, my eyes!

teeny (teeny), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I hope they don't make me stick around any longer here and waste my time. It's Friday goddammit. I can't even check my email thanks to MyDoom.B and there is nothing else for us to do. I want to leave! I need to get on a train to NYC! Aaaargh.

TOMBOT, Friday, 30 January 2004 17:04 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I imagine this to be "PLUR"!

Sarah (starry), Friday, 30 January 2004 17:05 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Doom.B sounds a bit like....

Markelby (Mark C), Friday, 30 January 2004 17:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I should instead be spending my time trying to catch the author of the MyDoom virus as Microsoft and SCO are each offering a quarter million to whomever nabs him. It's like the old west, except it's snowing and I'm stuck at work and have no idea where to start.

TOMBOT, Friday, 30 January 2004 17:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Haha yes Ed I saw that article. It made me hate my job a lot.

TOMBOT, Friday, 30 January 2004 17:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Try the Ukraine.

x-post

Ed (dali), Friday, 30 January 2004 17:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! this is when I feel very smug and superior and know that I made the right choice in getting a Powerbook. I was a sys admin when the ILOVEYOU bug struck. I never used Outlook again.

I am still herding cats, but it looks like most of the cats are in corrals now, and I am so excited about the weekend, I get to meet all kinds of ILXors, I get to see my bestest friend in NYC, and I get to see the hott ex-boyfriend (who made a point of telling me about his pageboy haircut! woo!). I just have to remember that I am old and married and boring now (and I think he's married, too, now, or pretty close) and Stevem's hair will get jealous.

The River Kate (kate), Friday, 30 January 2004 17:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I've been waiting 2 hours for my boss who is 'en route,' just so he can come tell us to go home. I hate everything.

TOMBOT, Friday, 30 January 2004 18:51 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

We got finished with our training at 11:15 and cleaned out the classroom by 11:30. It's now 2pm and nobody can figure out what to do with us. So we wait.

I want to see a human being on fire running around screaming. I mean in person. Not on a screen.

TOMBOT, Friday, 30 January 2004 18:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

my perfume just arrived courtesy of ups. it smells like an extremely wealthy middle-aged woman. boo.

lauren (laurenp), Friday, 30 January 2004 18:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

We just got a Fedex shipment of LL Bean goodies. Which my mum tried to give to me. I'M SORRY BUT I REALLY DON'T NEED ANY! MORE! SHOES!!! It was my New Years Resolution to stay out of shoe shops.

The River Kate (kate), Friday, 30 January 2004 18:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

wanted to fritter away this friday by getting a thread on dampfnudel started but not enough great british bake off viewers on ilx

F♯ A♯ (∞), Friday, 9 September 2016 20:09 (two years ago) Permalink

Been pointlessly watching google finance all day, I get weird pleasure in bad stock market days/speculating on whether another big one is on its way.

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Friday, 9 September 2016 20:11 (two years ago) Permalink

xps. thanks, it has been a while, i.e. years, since i had a permanent job and wasn't just doing contract work so it's pretty nice to have holiday and sick pay again.

ælərdaɪs (jim in vancouver), Friday, 9 September 2016 20:12 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

._.

slathered in cream and covered with stickers (silby), Friday, 14 October 2016 20:19 (two years ago) Permalink

:o

mh 😏, Friday, 14 October 2016 20:31 (two years ago) Permalink

it's already 3:30 here, I might just quietly disappear at 4

mh 😏, Friday, 14 October 2016 20:31 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

In a form of cruel and unusual punishment my work had our Xmas night out last night.

It's rainy and gross in Vancouver and I'm looking out my window at the faux copper dome of this lovely building and feeling wistful

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Tower#/media/File:Vancouver_Sun_Tower.jpg

harold melvin and the bluetones (jim in vancouver), Friday, 2 December 2016 22:22 (two years ago) Permalink

if you haven't noticed

F♯ A♯ (∞), Saturday, 10 December 2016 00:04 (two years ago) Permalink

so i thought this week would be ridiculously busy. instead i'm sitting here refreshing ilx and watching the clock. i know - be careful what you wish for, but i can't do two more days of this...

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Wednesday, 21 December 2016 16:07 (two years ago) Permalink

This time last year I was twiddling my thumbs, but today I've been running all over the place.

do you play to win or are you just a bad loser? (snoball), Wednesday, 21 December 2016 18:28 (two years ago) Permalink

hello

F♯ A♯ (∞), Friday, 23 December 2016 18:59 (two years ago) Permalink

sup

global tetrahedron, Friday, 23 December 2016 19:16 (two years ago) Permalink

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

slathered in cream and covered with stickers (silby), Friday, 23 December 2016 21:03 (two years ago) Permalink

Got to leave work a whole twenty minutes early today. Because Christmas there is no-one else around. I walked through the main building and nearly all the lights were off.

do you play to win or are you just a bad loser? (snoball), Friday, 23 December 2016 23:35 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

lord give me strength

-_- (jim in vancouver), Friday, 12 May 2017 23:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Mm.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 12 May 2017 23:19 (one year ago) Permalink

got dancehall days by wang chung stuck in my head

-_- (jim in vancouver), Friday, 12 May 2017 23:44 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

GAH

Ned Raggett, Friday, 2 June 2017 22:52 (one year ago) Permalink

join me edward

i n f i n i t y (∞), Friday, 2 June 2017 22:59 (one year ago) Permalink

gjhghlvuyfutf

Ned Raggett, Friday, 2 June 2017 23:00 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

i'm finishing up for three weeks' holiday at 5pm and i feel like today has lasted for a fortnight

total eclipse of the beefheart (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 23 June 2017 14:52 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

wait its only 9

infinity (∞), Friday, 1 December 2017 17:07 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

ugh

The Bridge of Ban Louis J (silby), Friday, 12 January 2018 21:03 (one year ago) Permalink

i am literally dying of boredomuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:26 (one year ago) Permalink

ah, 2 minutes to go, thank the lord

khat person (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:27 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

hellooooooo

alvin noto (mh), Friday, 13 April 2018 20:32 (eleven months ago) Permalink

hey

valorous wokelord (silby), Friday, 13 April 2018 20:41 (eleven months ago) Permalink

was really productive yesterday and I had every intention of following that up today

then my coworker invited me to the indian buffet restaurant for lunch

currently all of my energy is being expended digesting a large amount of food I put in me

alvin noto (mh), Friday, 13 April 2018 20:53 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

what's up y'all

sleeve, Friday, 29 June 2018 21:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

Yo

devops mom (silby), Friday, 29 June 2018 21:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

hi friends

lxy, Friday, 29 June 2018 21:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

hi lxy!

sleeve, Friday, 29 June 2018 21:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

an hour and a half for me (including a 15 minute break)

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 29 June 2018 21:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

Grinding along...

Ned Raggett, Friday, 29 June 2018 21:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

hi sleeve! how's everything?

lxy, Friday, 29 June 2018 22:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

in person good, the macro view is, well, you know.

it's hot, I'm gonna walk the dog and then go tell 1990's anarchist history stories to a friend who is researching the Eugene scene of that era

sleeve, Friday, 29 June 2018 22:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

sounds like a fine way to fritter <3

lxy, Friday, 29 June 2018 22:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

first I have to make it through 23 more minutes of verrry slow workday

sleeve, Friday, 29 June 2018 22:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

2 hours til long weekend. aaaaagh

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 31 August 2018 22:04 (six months ago) Permalink

Not if you peace out right now!

I didn’t know they had American Labor Day in Canada.

faculty w1fe (silby), Friday, 31 August 2018 22:07 (six months ago) Permalink

historically they're linked and not just in the canada apes the u.s. style

wikipedia:

Labour Day (French: Fête du Travail) has been celebrated in Canada on the first Monday in September since the 1880s. The origins of Labour Day in Canada can be traced back to December 1872 when a parade was staged in support of the Toronto Typographical Union's strike for a 58-hour work-week,[7] almost a full decade before a similar event in New York City by the American Knights of Labor, a late 19th-century U.S. labor federation, launched the movement towards the American Labor Day holiday.[8] The Toronto Trades Assembly (TTA) called its 27 unions to demonstrate in support of the Typographical Union who had been on strike since 25 March.[7] George Brown, Canadian politician and editor of the Toronto Globe hit back at his striking employees, pressing police to charge the Typographical Union with "conspiracy."[7] Although the laws criminalising union activity were outdated and had already been abolished in Great Britain, they were still on the books in Canada and police arrested 24 leaders of the Typographical Union. Labour leaders decided to call another similar demonstration on 3 September to protest the arrests. Seven unions marched in Ottawa, prompting a promise by Canadian Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald to repeal the "barbarous" anti-union laws.[7] Parliament passed the Trade Union Act on 14 June the following year, and soon all unions were seeking a 54-hour work-week.

The Toronto Trades and Labour Council (successor to the TTA) held similar celebrations every spring. American Peter J. McGuire, co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, was asked to speak at a labour festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 22 July 1882. Returning to the United States, McGuire and the Knights of Labor organised a similar parade based on the Canadian event on 5 September 1882 in New York City, USA. On 23 July 1894, Canadian Prime Minister John Thompson and his government made Labour Day, to be held in September, an official holiday. In the United States, the New York parade became an annual event that year, and in 1894 was adopted by American president Grover Cleveland to compete with International Workers' Day (May Day).

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 31 August 2018 22:11 (six months ago) Permalink

neat

I'm ready to strike for a 32-hour work week pretty much any time btw, someone just say the word.

faculty w1fe (silby), Friday, 31 August 2018 22:16 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

neaaaaaaaaaaaaaarly

You (bleeping) need me. You can't Finn without me (fionnland), Friday, 12 October 2018 15:50 (five months ago) Permalink

Gigs Friday / Saturday / Sunday planned. Can't remember the last time that happened.

You (bleeping) need me. You can't Finn without me (fionnland), Friday, 12 October 2018 15:51 (five months ago) Permalink

I'm in the first hour of my Friday morning and all I want to do today is fritter. It's sunny and bracing out!

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Friday, 12 October 2018 16:50 (five months ago) Permalink

it is dead here and it’s only 10:21am
this is going to suuuuuuuuuuck

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 12 October 2018 17:22 (five months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Beer'o clock in 7 minutes. Black Friday come at me.

Your dad's Carlos Boozer and you keep him alive (fionnland), Friday, 21 December 2018 15:09 (three months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

1 hour and a bloody half to go. So done with this week.

Your dad's Carlos Boozer and you keep him alive (fionnland), Friday, 11 January 2019 15:32 (two months ago) Permalink


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