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 (sixteen years ago) link

Post links to good shockwave games here also.

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

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

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

www.candystand.com has good games.

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

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

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

bah to all you people with friday afternoons and weekends

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

MY FRIDAY HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN.

God, I need coffee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ow, sarah, my eyes!

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

I imagine this to be "PLUR"!

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

Doom.B sounds a bit like....

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

Try the Ukraine.

x-post

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

ugh

The Bridge of Ban Louis J (silby), Friday, 12 January 2018 21:03 (two years ago) link

i am literally dying of boredomuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:26 (two years ago) link

ah, 2 minutes to go, thank the lord

khat person (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:27 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

hellooooooo

alvin noto (mh), Friday, 13 April 2018 20:32 (two years ago) link

hey

valorous wokelord (silby), Friday, 13 April 2018 20:41 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

what's up y'all

sleeve, Friday, 29 June 2018 21:21 (two years ago) link

Yo

devops mom (silby), Friday, 29 June 2018 21:42 (two years ago) link

hi friends

lxy, Friday, 29 June 2018 21:50 (two years ago) link

hi lxy!

sleeve, Friday, 29 June 2018 21:51 (two years ago) link

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

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 29 June 2018 21:53 (two years ago) link

Grinding along...

Ned Raggett, Friday, 29 June 2018 21:53 (two years ago) link

hi sleeve! how's everything?

lxy, Friday, 29 June 2018 22:02 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

sounds like a fine way to fritter <3

lxy, Friday, 29 June 2018 22:06 (two years ago) link

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

sleeve, Friday, 29 June 2018 22:07 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

2 hours til long weekend. aaaaagh

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 31 August 2018 22:04 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

neaaaaaaaaaaaaaarly

You (bleeping) need me. You can't Finn without me (fionnland), Friday, 12 October 2018 15:50 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 12 October 2018 17:22 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

Beautiful weather outside...t minus 52 minutes.

bih I just got to the office

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Friday, 28 June 2019 16:14 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

feels like the recession is already here

sleeve, Friday, 12 July 2019 21:02 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

BLARGH

Ned Raggett, Friday, 13 September 2019 22:58 (ten months ago) link

escaped this thanks to a perfectly timed 2pm power outage & we all got sent home :D

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 14 September 2019 02:00 (ten months ago) link

friday afternoons are the worst, i don't know why i started reading about nuclear accidents but somehow things always start getting dark :(

sock fingering, baby (rushomancy), Saturday, 14 September 2019 02:11 (ten months ago) link

three months pass...

Two hours and fifteen minutes to go GODDAMMIT.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 20 December 2019 21:48 (seven months ago) link

I've expertly delayed my lunch so that when i come back i will have just 2 hours left.

im also working monday and tuesday before having a week off so I'm not quite as anxious to leave as i might be

xmas respecter (jim in vancouver), Friday, 20 December 2019 21:53 (seven months ago) link

Half hour to go and my brain has collapsed.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 20 December 2019 23:29 (seven months ago) link

I'm reading a book online about the kosovo liberation army.

xmas respecter (jim in vancouver), Friday, 20 December 2019 23:37 (seven months ago) link

two months pass...

Speaking of 'fritter': I think if you were to monitor the number of times food is mentioned across an eight-hour stretch of Food Network programming, my workplace might honestly give them a run for their money. The eating of various foods seems to be the sole and intense focus of 99.7% of all conversations I overhear in the office. Scintillating. Scintillating conversation.

I'm ready to go, y'all. It's time.

Hot, Now, and Oh-So-Very Wow! (Old Lunch), Friday, 21 February 2020 20:19 (five months ago) link

I was having a tremendously productive distraction free afternoon while working from home today and then a colleague from afar suggested a bunch of us jump on an agenda-free Friday afternoon chat session. Reader, I did not take the bait.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 22 February 2020 02:49 (five months ago) link

two months pass...

I'm reading a book online about the kosovo liberation army.

― xmas respecter (jim in vancouver), Friday, December 20, 2019 3:37 PM (four months ago) bookmarkflaglink

I'm reading an article called "Heidegger and Goldberg on the Flight of the Gods"

COVID and the Gang (jim in vancouver), Friday, 24 April 2020 22:03 (three months ago) link

i've been in a goddamn meeting for the last hour and it is incredibly intense and i have no idea anymore what anybody is talking about

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 24 April 2020 23:06 (three months ago) link

*twiddles fingers*

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 24 April 2020 23:20 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

currently senselessly frittering

carin' (map), Friday, 17 July 2020 22:11 (three weeks ago) link

opening tabs. closing tabs.

carin' (map), Friday, 17 July 2020 22:13 (three weeks ago) link

hungover. took an extended lunch for a nap. nobody in my team is at work today. hoping the phone doesn't ring. listening to christian period Bob Dylan. still have over an hour and a half left

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Friday, 17 July 2020 22:34 (three weeks ago) link

i think today was the most slackinest work day in decades. everybody's had enough.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 17 July 2020 23:18 (three weeks ago) link

literally no one is here and there's nothing to do.

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 31 July 2020 21:04 (one week ago) link

the webinar is over. i muted it hours ago

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 31 July 2020 21:05 (one week ago) link

this is the kind of job where keeping up appearances is important though so i don't want to risk leaving just yet, so 1 hour and 14 minutes to go

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 31 July 2020 21:12 (one week ago) link

people were still giving me work until pretty much 4:59 so joke's on me for using up two of my time-off-award hours and putting in my timecard early

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Friday, 31 July 2020 21:30 (one week ago) link


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