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Old 02-02-05, 03:02 PM   #1
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daily internet boredom relief

I feel like I am part of a unique, distinctly pathetic group, who wastes each day in an office, browsing sites like this forum, and this: http://groups.myspace.com/ThrashinThursdays . Which I randomly stumbled upon through a friends site. Is everyone as lame as I am, wishing that our days were filled with rides, rather than websites...?
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Old 02-02-05, 03:10 PM   #2
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there were 2 days last week where i went to work and didn't run into anyone. i was using the computer the entire time. communicated a lot, just not face to face. once in a while, although rare, i can go an entire day without saying a word. those days are kinda surreal.
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Old 02-02-05, 03:21 PM   #3
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tehre's also : http://groups.myspace.com/fixedgeararmythegroup
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Old 02-02-05, 03:24 PM   #4
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Ha thanks! just joined...

...further slipping into virtual reality.
I thought it was bad enough when I would amuse myself by watching that NYC drag race video to "escape" the office....
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Old 02-02-05, 03:26 PM   #5
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this should help "escape" the office as well (in case you hadn't already come across it). although it might just make you feel worse.

McDonalds Simulator.
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there were 2 days last week where i went to work and didn't run into anyone. i was using the computer the entire time. communicated a lot, just not face to face. once in a while, although rare, i can go an entire day without saying a word. those days are kinda surreal.
A similar environment (though there are opportunities for socializing [read: table tennis]) to this allows me to work from home 3 or 4 days a week. I work in web development part-time while attending school.
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Old 02-02-05, 05:26 PM   #7
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turd, i just realized that alot of your pictures were taken at the grand street park, a mere 2 blocks from my building. such a small world.
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I have not been to the office yet this week. I punch keys and pet my cats and greet my wife when she comes home at 5:00. Tomorrow I go back into the fray for a series of meetings, (meatings?) I know I will find the noise level deafening and the need to wear a collar choking. I have a calico longhair curled up on a chair besiside me snoring as I write this.
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Old 02-02-05, 06:12 PM   #9
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One of the ladies I work with in the prison, I mean cube, next to me has a radio I can literally tell the time of day based on the song that is playing. Ugh its depressing to think about
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Old 02-02-05, 06:20 PM   #10
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Paging other DCC members... What about we take something like this up?
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Old 02-02-05, 06:22 PM   #11
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http://groups.myspace.com/dirtychicagocrew And thus it lives
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fugazi dave is a man of action
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Yes, action. That and excessive amounts of free time.
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I feel like I am part of a unique, distinctly pathetic group, who wastes each day in an office, browsing sites like this forum, and this: http://groups.myspace.com/ThrashinThursdays . Which I randomly stumbled upon through a friends site. Is everyone as lame as I am, wishing that our days were filled with rides, rather than websites...?
i wish that internet reality was more like regular reality. i don't think i've ever seen any of the myspace faces at thrashin' thursday. then again maybe i misread. maybe they're like the thrashin' thursday society. they are not visible 'fixtures' at the group rides, but in fact, more like a board of trustees that worries about finances and squabbling over the thrashin' thursday mission statement.

come to think of it... that's pretty important too.

hey jessefive. maybe i'll get to see you this thursday night. if you haven't made it out to a t.t. ride it's loads of fun and kind of 9-5 friendly. 10pm at the east side of love park. did i mention that it's fun?
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Old 02-02-05, 07:52 PM   #16
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there were 2 days last week where i went to work and didn't run into anyone. i was using the computer the entire time. communicated a lot, just not face to face. once in a while, although rare, i can go an entire day without saying a word. those days are kinda surreal.
I used to spend weeks on end by myself beta testing games in my room without saying a word to anyone. Ironically, I'm now know as the guy who just won't shut the hell up at work.
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Old 02-02-05, 08:40 PM   #18
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I wish a few of my days were boring.

My day goes something like this:

5:30AM - wake up

6:00AM - done eating, now showering(I'm a bit slow in the morning)

6:30AM - off to school on my trusty mountain bike

7:30AM - In classroom helping out(I write for the newspaper! cool!)

8:00AM - school starts, spanish 1st period ugh.(Oh crap! 100 word vocab test...)

9:31AM - homeroom... 20 minutes of peace.

9:50AM - photo...finally an easy class(oh no, a new project...)

11:20AM - lunch. Eat fast, go to library to study and do homework.

12:04 - SSR(sustained silent reading. useless waste of time)

12:24 - crap, calculas. damn you cosign!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1:54 - almost home. Struggle to stay awake in AP bio. More homework....

go home at 3:20. eat something. Sleep till 5. work till 1. Do it again the next day.

Saturday/Sunday - aaaahhhh, salvation. time to go for a ride

so to answer your Q's jesse, yes. I do wish my time was spent riding vs doing a bunch of projects and reading innumerable pages on tyrosine kinase receptors.
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Old 02-03-05, 02:52 AM   #19
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One of the ladies I work with in the prison, I mean cube, next to me has a radio I can literally tell the time of day based on the song that is playing. Ugh its depressing to think about
Ugh *shudders*....*shudders again*....*thinks about it one more time and shudders again*....I really don't think... *SHUDDERS*

I know that would drive me up the wall in about 3 days. How does that work? Is her radio station that incredibly terrible or does she have a series of CD's she plays in the same order every day, starting at the same time? Or am I grossly overestimating the freakishness of what you were describing?
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Terrible isnt the word. It some crappy pop station that runs a cycle of about 12 songs. You know... Britney... Ashley Simpson... JHO... Repeat.

Ugh...

It was worse at x-mas the all x-mas station.

Thank god for the ipod
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Old 02-04-05, 12:20 AM   #21
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Get revenge by acquiring and playing a variety of Merzbow CDs. Possibly among the least-accessible of all music - great for screwing with those who don't like it.
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Old 02-05-05, 12:54 AM   #22
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I joined myspace.com. It's an interesting site. Not at all what I thought it would be, as I imagined it would be something about groups with similar interest. It turned out to be more of a singles place.

I feel like I was thirsty for a cold beer and walked into a swingers bar. Violated, eyeballed, still thirsty and yet utterly interested in a voyueristic sense.

Then the PM's came. I had accidently had hit BI and Swinger.

Who knew?
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Heh....user settings can send unwanted messages when mis-set.
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