Friday Foolishness – Feverish Edition

Today’s Music: Van Morrisson – Bright Side of the Road

Another week. A big week! We saw St. Patrick’s Day come and go (some of us watching through beer goggles), and the first day of spring came.
The weather improved a bit here in NY, but they’re predicting a semi-crappy weekend. I know it will be crappy because my Saturday will start with a trip to the dentist. Fun fun!
But to snap me out of my self pity, there were some great posts I caught this week, among them, Carrie showed me an incredible dance clip. Miss Black is looking for a lost cat, and sandylikeabeach and Hobbler are both working to make the world a better place, and I’m damn proud to know them both.

Seriously, in a week that got worse by the hour, y’all were a huge help! (Cripes, whatimeant2say – it got me too)

But there are other things to talk about. Like what everyone said to last week’s poll. (As always, my comments are in italics.)
Here is what you guys like to do when working late:
Experiment with drumbeats the rowers can’t possibly keep up with (BrainRants)
(I believe what you’re looking for is in the Experiment Jazz section.)
As a writer, I always work late, meaning, I stare at the wall and twirl my hair.
(COOL!!! That means I’m a writer too!)
pretend I’m a vampire on a hunt. -goradde
(As long as you don’t sparkle.)
Slaves do not get this, what do you call it? Overtime? Red.
(Of course not. They get salaries. Makes us them so much more agreeable!)
Two words: loud music. Oh! Two more words: run amok. Hilarity ensues. :) ~flame
(Wait – how is that different from the normal workday?)
I’ve never rearranged keyboards before, but I will now! Quirky
(Don’t forget scotchtape under the laser mice!)
masturbate like an amorous howler monkey (Smaktakula)
(Boss might complain less if you do it like an eager beaver…)
type in weird search tags that will lead to Guap’s blog, whatimeant2say
(Thank god that was you – I was preparing for an amorous monkey invasion!)
Change the security code Jester Queen
(If you really want to screw ‘em, change the code to the bathrooms! hehehe)
All of the above. I never thought to order surf and turf from the nearest 5 star
(With great petty cash comes great responsibility opportunity!
Disabled but when functioning, play PS3 & blog. Moon Amoore
(WHAT?!? Don’t you know blogging comes first?!?)
Quit my job and go home. NO ONE MAKES ME WORK LATE. -lily
(wait a minute – I thought no one put you in a corner…)
Call the boss every 10 minutes with “important questions”
wonder about how to answer this question as I get paid by the hour. (Frank)
(Not sure either, just try to do that thinking on the clock!)
Barely pullout ethernet so no connection on the office assholes computer MotNews
morezennowlikes to write snarky graffitti on the bossman’s signs
(Is your boss the MTA?)
Lots of Spider Solitaire..and chocolate. Don’t forget the chocolate. Kayjai
(I believe being forced to work late and denied chocolate iqualifies as “cruel and unusual punishment”.)
invite the homeless into the office to restage scenes from Westside Story- Alex
(How about the Little Mermaid instead? You know, so they get washed…)
What is this ‘working’ thing you speak of? sandylikeabeach
(Oh, rub it in, rub it in. Hmph.)
Start talking to myself. And answering back. Out loud. (Kanerva)
(Ah, the lengths we go to for an intelligent conversation…)

Congrats to Anonymous (who vote so many times in these!) and She Speaks for picking this weeks answers! Well done!
And this week’s most popular offered choice was blog. Obviously. Couldn’t agree more folks!

My girl says they remind her of spring. I just know they make me sneeze.

So if you hadn’t figured it out by now, I am possessed by Spring. I’m breathing it, eating and drinking it, living it.
And that might not be good. I may in fact have a medical condition. That’s right – Spring Fever.
So the poll this week is…how am I going to cure it?
As always, vote as often as you like, just do it before the poll closes 29 March at 2359.
And if you write in, let me know who you are and I’ll link back to you next week!

And to keep your health up until next time, enjoy this from someone in pre-law pre-med.

Rock on, blogosphere!

54 responses to “Friday Foolishness – Feverish Edition

  1. Eric Stratton for president!!

    And thanks for the shout out.

  2. I’m going to revoke your charter!!! No not yours – you can keep yours… awesomeness on Friday and foolishly fun… I could emoticate… good music pic too… and um um um um I am not puitting my answer there til later.,.. maybe or PEEKING!!!

  3. Wow! I think these are some of the best Poll replies ever! I can’t wait till the next time I have to work late so I can try some of these…which will probably be tonight, sigh…
    Another great Friday Foolishness Guapo!!

  4. Best. Movie. Ever. Thanks for that….now, to find my Toga…

  5. The winning entry was well deserved! I might just have to do that…

    Van Morrison is ALWAYS good, hope your weekend improves after the dentist. Must be a crappy weather weekend … snow forecast for Sunday here…

    • Gah – sorry for the snow forecast, Kanerva.
      Just make sure you pull these fun stunts before you go to work for yourself!
      (Otherwise the boss will definitely know who did it!)

  6. Thanks EG, and I’m pretty proud to know you too.

  7. Dentist on a weekend, ouch.

    The suns shining here and really warm and the clocks go back, a weekend outside in a beer garden beckons

  8. Saturday for the dentist over hiking, biking, surfing, bungee jumping, drinking, blogging, walking, mountain climbing, orienteering, spelunking, swimming, and countless other things to do? Meanwhile, thanks for another Friday Foolishness.

  9. … and thanks for the Van Morrison for Friday morning.

  10. Happy Friday, Guapo! (Hope the trip to the dentist is painless…) Great post!

  11. The “call boss every 10 mnts” is my favorite!

    But for a “fun” one, inviting homeless in to do West Side Story is very original and good.

    Happy Spring, Guapo!

  12. For somebody who has a dentist appointment tomorrow you sure managed to make this a fun Friday! I loved the song, and the clip — those hair styles are already looking vintage! And I’m not leaving this page until I think of a cure for spring fever. Last week, I left to think about it and completely forgot to enter! (Now that your done reading this you may return to your hair twirling, Mr. Elnest Guapingway.)

    • Ha! Don;t tell ginger, but I’m pretty sure “Elnest Guapingway” is my favorite misnomer so far!
      Thanks Linda, and looking forward to seeing your answer!

  13. Saturday dentist? Sounds like a great excuse to drink your ass out of the frame. And then some more after the appointment.

    • One step ahead of your, Rants – already made sure there was not problem with alcohol and the anesthetic.
      Now if I can just keep from burping while he’s drilling…

  14. Hi,
    Wow, some great answers from last weeks poll, well done everyone. :D

    What an awful start to the weekend, having to go to the dentist, and at the beginning of Spring as well, not a good sign. :)

  15. Well, there’s always the stuff that has to done, magsx2, but at least the dentist is early enough to not be the whole day…

  16. If this is being sick, baby I don’t want to be cured! Right on. It’s gorgeous outside where I am–you were right, the rain went away!

  17. It’s so weird, when I saw you posted a link to the dance clip, I did that dance myself! The doctor says it will take me weeks to recuperate.

  18. You seem like such a “live in the moment” guy. I’m glad for you that it’s spring but I can’t help but wish you could find a way to appreciate days even if it’s not your favorite season and fill each one with adventure and passion.

    Happy Spring.

    And by the way, 45 days until sailing season. I hope you’ll join me.

    • We are in negotiations with the planning department to find free days even as we speak, WG
      There’s stuff to do in every season. Spring is just my favorite.

  19. I am sorry that the redneck disease has afflicted you as well. I didn’t realize it would be contagious or I never would have released it into the wild. Oh, and you better keep preparing for the amorous monkeys b/c that certainly was not me…

    • Fortunately, the searchers have moved on to- well. let’s just say they’ve moved on, whatimeant2say. And the new search an only be tangentially related to “redneck”…

  20. YES – MORE COWBELL! always. love the friday foolishness EG. continue…

  21. I’m so proud of myself – I made it to your blog. :D That was my comment about writer (staring at the wall). Though, I’m a technological idiot and don’t know who to add my name to the survey. So, to cure my spring fever, I’m going to go eat some fried food.

    Love to read your stuff! <3

    • Deep fried Oreos are a delicious deep-fried spring treat, Stacy!
      For a write in answer, just write your name at the end of your answer.

      And thank you!

  22. I can’t type either – that should be “how” to add my name. *sigh* My mawmaw used to say I’m a “mess.” Guess she was right.

  23. Well that settles it, Guap. From now on it’s like an eager beaver.

  24. Dug this one EG! Still grinning. Thanks much for the pingback as well.
    Loved (paraphrasing) ‘Saw Spring come -through beer goggles on St Patrick’s Day.’ Yeppers. Got dressed in my finest green turtleneck, St Pat’s Day beads, and accompanying Mardi Gras Irish beads to hit the local Irish pub, Ceol. An entire block away.
    Been there an hour -festivities are held in the parking lot; live Irish bands, local vendors with corned beef sammiches, and other noms, Guinness and Harp on tap, friendly neighborhood folk, a birthday celebration with nutty Irishmen cake filling in the cake it was a blast.
    Until the snow started…..
    So yeah. Goggles. Luckily I had a flask with an 18 year old single malt to keep me warm. As did most others there. Made it home unharmed, eyes intact. Home-made corned beef still cooking mmmmmmmm.
    So I’d like to replace Beer Goggles with Irish Goggles.
    If I may.
    And Happy Spring!

  25. whatever, man. we don’t get no spring here. :(

  26. Had to go with the open road, and they don’t get more open than Montana I’d say.

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