Slowest/least productive work day open thread

Submitted by MGoKereton on August 31st, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Title says it all.  Somebody throw up a chart or a cat picture or something.  Besides, we all know you're just waiting for Brian's official preview anyway.



August 31st, 2012 at 10:18 AM ^

I am 0 % motivation level. I'm just trying to keep an eye on twitter, and I keep scanning through my google calendar, looking at all the goodness that awaits in the fall.


August 31st, 2012 at 10:19 AM ^

I've been here for an hour and a half today, only taken 3 calls, done jack other work.  On the brightside, I only have a half day today so I can leave town (Chicago) and drive to Novi tonight for my Grandpa's 100th birthday celebration this weekend, so I'll be visiting Ann Arbor tomorrow.  I doubt I'll get much done in the next 2.5 hours.


August 31st, 2012 at 10:21 AM ^

Last night was my first GVSU class of the semester. I was taking notes while watching a hidden iPhone running the Vandy game on ESPN3.

I think I have a problem.

Perkis-Size Me

August 31st, 2012 at 10:49 AM ^

there probably will be later in the day. i have to imagine they want the last one to include a lot of stuff about arriving in dallas, practice in jerryworld, etc.

i'm more just waiting for brian's preview.


August 31st, 2012 at 10:28 AM ^

I'm in Ann Arbor for work today. I'm currently trying to decide which watering hole I'll visit for lunch and what my exit strategy will be for the day (read how early I'll call it quits).


August 31st, 2012 at 10:30 AM ^

Could not sleep last night and woke up at 515 for no reason so decided to head into work early to get out early.  Not very successful at focusing on much right now either...


August 31st, 2012 at 10:37 AM ^

Anyone know what happened with the Henry V themed "Dear Diary" that was on the home page a few minutes ago? It was the St. Crispin's Day speech. Gave me chills.

I assume it was just posted too early or something, and will be back up later, but I feel like I've been horribly teased that I only got to read what was on the home page. By the time I clicked the jump, it was gone.



August 31st, 2012 at 10:47 AM ^

This has been the longest summer of my life.  

I've been doing slow and tedious statistcal analysis for a socilogy research assitantship. 

I've been looking forward to the start of College, NFL, and European Football (Futbol)

And I've been counting down the days to my 21st birthday (next Thursday)


Now it's the last day of my tedious statistical research

The eve of Michigan Bama

And the week of my 21st.



August 31st, 2012 at 10:49 AM ^

Anyone heading down to Dallas today?  If so, give us unlucky bastards some updates in this thread today, just so we can live vicariously through you and pretend we're in the car/airport instead of sitting on our a--es at work.




August 31st, 2012 at 10:50 AM ^

I will only be in the office for another hour, which is probably just as well since I have not done too much other than look at the box scores from other games since I arrived here at 7 AM. Further, I probably would have snuck away in the afternoon regardless - if you've ever worked in a business / building where the majority of the people spend much of each day in the field, the day before a long weekend typically means that the building is a ghost town. The downside to today is that the bulti-in out involves taking my son for some tests because of what I shall describe as "lingering gastrointestinal issues", so it may not exactly be a fun afternoon off.

Through it all, thoughts of 8 PM tomorrow distract me. I am hoping that Saban's "Curse you, Michigan!" face is something like this:

Perkis-Size Me

August 31st, 2012 at 10:51 AM ^

Thankfully my office is letting out at noon today. Half of the people I work with are already gone, and the other half are not accomplishing anything. I'm hitting the refresh button every 10-15 minutes waiting to see if Brian has put up his preview.


August 31st, 2012 at 10:53 AM ^

The only thing keeping me focused right now is the fact that I need to decide what brand of whiskey to buy for tomorrow and planning consumption levels that will not leave me drooling on the floor before the game is over.


August 31st, 2012 at 11:03 AM ^

Arts, Beats and Eats is getting warmed up on 3 sides of my office and my flight to Ft. Myers leaves at 5:30, so I'm not getting a whole lot accomplished right now either


August 31st, 2012 at 11:13 AM ^

Looking like Beer:30 is going to start much earlier than the usual 4:30 around here. Everyones just sitting around talking about football, might as well have a beer as well.