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

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
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 (eighteen years ago) link

Post links to good shockwave games here also.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:10 (eighteen years ago) link

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

robster (robster), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:12 (eighteen years ago) link

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

nickalicious (nickalicious), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:12 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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

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

www.candystand.com has good games.

Chris V (Chris V), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:14 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:15 (eighteen years ago) link

bah to all you people with friday afternoons and weekends

Ed (dali), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:15 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

MY FRIDAY HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN.

God, I need coffee

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

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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

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

hmmm, Friday, 30 January 2004 16:20 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:23 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

SomethingAwful has Photoshops up for you to peruse.

including this one on deranged movie posters

Kingfish Funyun (Kingfish), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:27 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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

robster (robster), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:42 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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

Markelby (Mark C), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:56 (eighteen years ago) link

DOES CHRIS MORRIS INFECT FARMERS WITH AIDS?

That's beautiful on so many levels.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:59 (eighteen years ago) link

ow, sarah, my eyes!

teeny (teeny), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:59 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

I imagine this to be "PLUR"!

Sarah (starry), Friday, 30 January 2004 17:05 (eighteen years ago) link

Doom.B sounds a bit like....

Markelby (Mark C), Friday, 30 January 2004 17:08 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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

TOMBOT, Friday, 30 January 2004 17:17 (eighteen years ago) link

Try the Ukraine.

x-post

Ed (dali), Friday, 30 January 2004 17:17 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

chair-dancing or actual dancing in your cubicle is the bees knees. i do that in the morning sometimes. just keep my headphones on as i walk into work, sit down, drink coffee and my jam comes on.

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Thursday, 3 September 2020 19:14 (one year ago) link

Work Zoom Happy Hour right now. ZOMG!

Hit It And Quit It Sideways (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 3 September 2020 20:39 (one year ago) link

lol

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Thursday, 3 September 2020 20:43 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

work? not gonna happen

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 9 October 2020 22:02 (one year ago) link

time
goes
by

so
slowly

time
goes
by

so
slowly

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 9 October 2020 23:00 (one year ago) link

Blurgh

Ned Raggett, Friday, 9 October 2020 23:01 (one year ago) link

i even cleaned my monitor & dusted

so

welp

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 9 October 2020 23:07 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

I'm basically frittering away all of Friday I think

all cats are beautiful (silby), Friday, 6 November 2020 21:01 (one year ago) link

hi silby. i also frittered away all of it.

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 6 November 2020 21:02 (one year ago) link

Good bump imo

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 6 November 2020 21:10 (one year ago) link

boss is letting us out at 3:30 today:D

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 6 November 2020 21:23 (one year ago) link

that's awesome

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 6 November 2020 21:34 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Special Wednesday-before-Thanksgiving edition.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 21:37 (one year ago) link

i've been very determined not to do any work today

fleet doxes (map), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 21:41 (one year ago) link

ughhhhhhhhh

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 21:54 (one year ago) link

A martini sounds good right now. Or just the gin part.

Andy the Grasshopper, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 21:54 (one year ago) link

Rather.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 22:05 (one year ago) link

I'm UK but all my customers are US, so yeah looking forward to a quiet couple of days ahead

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 22:15 (one year ago) link

Having valuable work conversations like "how do they know the raccoons were orphaned?"

lukas, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 22:18 (one year ago) link

Team meeting is over so I declare myself on vacation

is right unfortunately (silby), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 22:37 (one year ago) link

just finished the a meeting to talk about creating the spreadsheet i should have created for the meeting.

fleet doxes (map), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 22:41 (one year ago) link

What’d you decide about the spreadsheet

is right unfortunately (silby), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 22:44 (one year ago) link

NPR can't stop going on about how chess is all the rage now... literally every program.

Andy the Grasshopper, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 22:51 (one year ago) link

What’d you decide about the spreadsheet

― is right unfortunately (silby), Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:44 PM (seven minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

i'm sending it to them on friday. gotta do some manual clean up of the excess csv output but it's not gonna look that pretty, what do i look like, someone who will devote more than 30 minutes of spreadsheet clean-up?

fleet doxes (map), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 22:53 (one year ago) link

FFS

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 23:44 (one year ago) link

“Looks like we maaaaaade it.”

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 26 November 2020 01:48 (one year ago) link

every year it’s the longest afternoon of my life

hooray 4 day weekend

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 26 November 2020 03:05 (one year ago) link

co-worker came by earlier and alerted me to the fact that there are five (5) people total in the building today.

cosmic vision | bleak epiphany | erotic email (map), Friday, 27 November 2020 20:42 (one year ago) link

i actually did some work this morning but now? .. lol

cosmic vision | bleak epiphany | erotic email (map), Friday, 27 November 2020 20:43 (one year ago) link

was a company holiday today. after a week of staying in, i'm going for a drive later.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 27 November 2020 22:41 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

work schmerk

map, Friday, 15 January 2021 21:03 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

jfdal;jfd;gjra;wea

Ned Raggett, Friday, 19 February 2021 23:19 (one year ago) link

^is this Merzbow

if you meh them, shut up (Neanderthal), Saturday, 20 February 2021 00:03 (one year ago) link

If only

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 20 February 2021 00:21 (one year ago) link

I want gin.

Andy the Grasshopper, Saturday, 20 February 2021 00:31 (one year ago) link

Friday has arrived
Watching the sun sliding down
Ice cold gin in hand

Andy the Grasshopper, Saturday, 20 February 2021 00:34 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

fuck

map ca. 1890 (map), Friday, 12 March 2021 20:43 (one year ago) link

Indeed.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 12 March 2021 21:42 (one year ago) link

🙄

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Friday, 26 March 2021 21:19 (one year ago) link

lemme outta here

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Friday, 26 March 2021 21:20 (one year ago) link

I'm going to buy the gin, the friday gin.

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 26 March 2021 21:33 (one year ago) link

a-gin?

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Friday, 26 March 2021 21:34 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

I made some preserved lemons (with salt) and they're pretty nice in some cold gin with Squirt.

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 9 April 2021 22:42 (one year ago) link

Wise idea, that.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 9 April 2021 23:07 (one year ago) link

Not positive how I spent the last hour but I spent it! Time to make pizzas.

Canon in Deez (silby), Saturday, 10 April 2021 00:01 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

hello?

Drinking a fino sherry while doing my lame friday work.. no plans for the evening

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 5 August 2022 22:32 (one week ago) link

wfh, internet down. on the phone with isp. why.

brimstead, Friday, 5 August 2022 22:35 (one week ago) link

but somehow you're posting here

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 5 August 2022 22:38 (one week ago) link

I have a 5G tower in a sinus cavity

brimstead, Friday, 5 August 2022 22:40 (one week ago) link

I read a story about a kid with a Lego up there for years, so I guess that's possible

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 5 August 2022 22:41 (one week ago) link


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.