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Omphaloskepsis

I will shortly have been at work for four and a half hours, in which time I have:

• tried not to laugh too hard at M making jokes about the Borg in conference :::seriousfaceseriousface:::
• gone out and bought posh coffee from the shop over the road. Thank Elvis I only have to do that once a fortnight; it's more expensive than the pub
• eaten too much chocolate -- we are defining too much as any at all -- and too many vanilla wafers
• read all of The Onion's magazine covers
• Got all my Spooks DVDs back offa S, which may mean reacquainting myself with the world's worst spy
• thought about the word "buckminsterfullerene" and how much I like it. Had a long discussion about nanotechnology and socks, which is where the Borg came up.
• pwned at the new scrabulous-y thing on Facebook and contemplated how much I dislike Facebook (a lot)
• worked my way through a packet of chewing gum
• composed an A3 note from Santa to my not!godson, explaining why he can't have a hovercraft for Christmas
• written an email consisting of the words "welcome to your new life, it's shit" -- which frankly I could have sent to ANYONE in this building and it would have been true, whether they have one of the new, shiny ridiculously self-aggrandising titles or not
• read through an entire person's LJ entries for the past year because they were amusing
• mocked the ultra-lefties at work for being twats about poppies. Not to their faces, obviously. I have some small shred of self-preservation
• though not THAT much, since I've read fiction as well...
• written this LJ entry

What I have not done is any work. To be fair, can't actually do any until other people get off their arses, but still. Poor show, self.

ETA, if anyone would like to provide me with some entertainment by say, writing an entry, that would be bloody marvellous

Comments

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parthenia14
Nov. 11th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
if anyone would like to provide me with some entertainment by say, writing an entry

*nods* I know that feeling. Unfortunately, I appear to have defaulted to to-do lists and endless navel-gazing in lieu of anything even slightly original.

The right kind of Flickr pool can be most enjoyable. Sort of.
parthenia14
Nov. 11th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
PS I can recommend cleolinda, currently reporting on the fan/media scrum around the launch of Twilight. Also, her Movies in 15 minutes are very funny.
infinitemonkeys
Nov. 12th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
I've read the Guardian's Obama Flickr pool. That has some amusing bits on it. And some total arseholes, as ever
lilydale
Nov. 11th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
What kind of chewing gum?

(Also, thank YOU for writing an entry. I have been so bored at work with so little to do that I am going bonkers. Seriously, seriously bonkers. I logged on to LJ at all during the day, which is a #1 sign. SO BORED OMG WORK GIVE ME SOMETHING TO DO or at least some chocolate or somebody with which to discuss nanotech and socks.)
infinitemonkeys
Nov. 12th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
There's a new kind of Airwaves called "Green Mint" or "Cool mint" or something. It's nice enough but it doesn't take the top of your head off like Airwaves should and doesn't make up for the fact that they don't sell the lemon stuff any more
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infinitemonkeys
Nov. 12th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)
:::waves thanks:::

:::enjoys liberty of your personal island, hoping that the Reign of Benevolent Terror you are certain to have installed does not preclude me putting my feet up on the table and eating strawberries:::

:::offers you a punnet of said thingies:::
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se_parsons
Nov. 11th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
I am sorry that you are bored.

You could be reviewing the aesthetics and performance of all of your fairy products and Native American-inspired products for the past three years, like me.

Some of them are Native American Fairy products.

If only someone would put a bullet in my brain.
infinitemonkeys
Nov. 12th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
I love your job. Or to correct myself, I love hearing about your job. It is so insane. I know you produce some lovely products, but holy cats, you don't half get to sell some weird ones too.

Every time I think you could not produce something more Wrong in the world, you top it. I am in awe of your marketing skills because you sell this stuff. To people. For money.
se_parsons
Nov. 12th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)
Speaking of that, the TK movie is a big hit! We are selling tons of them!

It is so wrong.
ropo
Nov. 12th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
I took this photo yesterday.
Borg melons eat YOU.
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