Friday, February 22, 2008

NSFW...?

The letters NSFW are sprinkled all over my favorite celebrity gossip blogs, but it wasn't until yesterday that I found out what these letters stand for. I googled NSFW to find out the meaning. "Obvi," I thought when I read the hits on google. I gchatted Working Girl Two to see if she knew the meaning since I felt pretty stupid not knowing it myself. She didn't know it so I felt better. With great pride of my new knowledge, I explained to WG2 that NSFW stood for 'Not Safe For Work'. But you probably already knew that.

While Pink is the New Blog and Dlisted censor Britney's Britney and all other nakedness that our favorite celebrities provide us with, I strongly believe that NSFW, now that I know what it means, should be used much more often. I'll share two experiences with you that could have been prevented in which nakedness covered my work computer if someone had just quickly typed in NSFW so I knew not to click while at work.

A friend from college sent me and a few other friends a link to some pictures he wanted us to check out. Now, this friend is an avid photographer, so no red flag waved as I clicked the link I didn't recognize as I was eager to view his photos. While the page loaded, I turned around to grab a file from the cabinet behind my desk. I turned back. Omigod! And there she was, High School Musical's Vanessa Hudgens in all her not-so-Disney glory. My cheeks turned red as I turned around to see if anyone noticed Vanessa's ta-tas sprawled across my computer. No one did. Thank God. I could have avoided this almost embarrassing experience (not to mention potential moment to get fired) if my friend had typed NSFW. Although, at the time, I had no clue what it meant so typing the acronym out probably would have been more effective.

My second Not Safe For Work experience is thanks to a man named Bret and a woman named Heather. They were meant to be, but didn't realize it and that is why Rock of Love failed and Rock of Love 2 is now airing on VH1. And why, after watching the first episode of Rock of Love 2, I was on a mission to find out if one of the girls fighting for Bret's love was a former contestant on Beauty and the Geek (I know, I watch way too much TV). IMDB was no help; I had to figure out this contestant's last name on my own. After searching and searching, I found it. I googled her name, clicked a few links, nothing. Clicked some more, nada. Changed the spelling of her name, clicked another click. And I got something, but not what was I was looking for. I got boobs, huge uncensored boobs. Awesome. I turned around, is this really happening again, to see if anyone noticed. I was safe. Again, thank God!

So, Working Girls, here’s a new tool to help you avoid getting fired. That, and don’t make out with a co-worker in the supply closet (you never know when someone is going to need staples).

3 comments:

Yvonne said...

it's totally the same girl. i am a big rock of love fan and was at the gym one day and was like, "hey, that is megan on another dating show! how lame!"

Kerry said...

whoa! i had no idea thats what it meant! crazy crazy crazy

Melissa said...

I as well didn't know what it ment but boy have I had those same moments like you at work. Also no wonder Megan looked familiar on Rock of Love.