Friday, August 1, 2008

Bored on a Summer Friday

Summer Fridays in the office are usually one thing: boring. Half of the office is out on one of the four Fridays we have off this summer, clients are on vacation or are allowed to leave the office at noon and I'm left twiddling my thumbs. Ok, I guess there is always work to be done, but where's the fun in the that. When the office is quiet and slow I am bored and not in the mood to do work. Instead I visit some of these great sites:

Manhattan is full of celebrities but in unlike in sunny LA where the paparazzi are following their every move, they are hard to spot. Manhattan's celebrities are spotted by the 1.5 million people that occupy the tiny little island and those people report back to Gawker Stalker. Everyday, you can find out where Anna Wintor ate dinner last night or what movie Mary-Kate Olson saw at 7:30 on July 23th (The Dark Knight).

Not only can you find an apartment, furniture and a part-time gig on Craigslist, you can also find out if that hot guy from the A train was checking you out too, thanks to Missed Connections. Craigslisters post reverse personal ads on the site, describing the person they found attractive and asking that person to describe them in the hope they will respond and make a connections. And if reading these personal ads excites you, also check out Misconnecting in the City. Single New Yorkers write their own missed connections, respond to missed connections and blog about it. 

I just discovered this blog, like yesterday. Seriously. And I'm obsessed. In one day Jezebel covers everything from John McCain's campaign to The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Thank you in advance Bravo!). I'd even argue that Jezebel is somewhat educational for those of us who like our celebrity gossip with a side of substance. And honestly, how can you not love a blog with a contributor that goes by the name Slut Machine? I mean, come on, that's great!

I don't consider myself a fashionista at all. Getting dressed for work in the morning is my least favorite thing to do. I sometimes wish I could wear a uniform. Oh, how I miss my pleated skirt. I do however, love looking at fashion, clothing, accessories, shoes, etc. FabSugar covers the high-end designers and the more budget-friendly ones with almost hourly updates. If FabSugar doesn't strike your fancy, check out one of the other SugarNetwork sites: Popsugar, BellaSugar and BuzzSugar are a few of my favorites. 

I hope these hold you over for the rest of the day Working Girls. It's not even time for lunch and I'm already bored. 

66 comments:

Just A Spoonful of Sarcasm said...

Thanks for making my day even less productive!

Jackie said...

The Real Housewives of Atlanta? Hmm, that will be different!

kk said...

today is a bored friday for me, too!

thanks for the sites, i'll check them out to pass the time.

have you read the BEST OF CRAIGSLIST?

check it out if you haven't:

http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/all/

sinnersavesyou said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I knew about the Missed Connections (they're hilarious down here in VA, a bunch of horrible typers talking about the blonde in the red Honda on I64, just great) but didn't know about the other sites.

You're helping me get through my Friday, too!

Long time reader, first time commenter. My journal isn't very active. It's really just a secret one away from my LiveJournal.

Kasia said...

How did people kill the time at work before Internet? I mean what else not work related can you do and actually LOOK busy?

Shonda Little said...

With as much time as I spent wasting my day on the internet, I thought I knew about all shocking or interesting sites, but the misconnection. That's awesome. What if one person doesn't know about it?

Sarah said...

I am bored too. Thanks for helping me stay busy at the office. ;)

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Fabsugar is a great website...thanks for sharing :-)

J-Diggety said...

Ditto... although, my entire week has been like this as everyone is out on vacation or sick. Oh joy for me! :P

I will definitely be checking out those sites... thank you for more material to help me pass my time!

Erica said...

I was turned on to your blog yesterday as it was listed under, "Blogs of Note," and I fell instantly in love. Thanks for keeping me entertained when I need a break from work! You girls are great.

Downbeat said...

Jezebel is my wasting-time-at-work sanctuary. If you like Slut Machine, you'll love her Friday @ 4:20 weekly feature called Pot Psychology. She and her friend Rich get high and then give free (and funny) advice to readers who write in. Aaaaaa-mazing! Good luck on the rest of your work day.

S W said...

interesting. im constantly bored at work especially in the low season, which is basically may to february. leaving only march and april busy. thanks for the websites. i will be sure to check them out to help pass my time.

Alex said...

Yes! So exciting to get a mention on such a fabulous blog as this!

Thanks, WorkingGirl!

Love,
Alex from Misconnecting in the City

Kimmy said...

Thanks for the sites! I tend to love following all the Hollywood gossip!

Aloha said...

I love Craigslist San Francisco. When I lived there you always wonder (riding the muni) which secret admirer or stalker would be posting about you on CL.

Ashley Kay said...

I actually pride myself in not really working much on Fridays. I just take it easy and try to relax.

Ashley Kay
27brokendreams.blogspot.com

Movie Maven said...

I can't believe you never knew about Jezebel!! It's my go-to for...basically everything.

And thank god for Misconnecting in the City. Hilarity.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant, thanks for your input.

Tiger Lily said...

OMG I LOVE the SugarNetwork. I was just on PopSugar wasting my last 1/2 hour here at work and then I hope over to read WG.

P.S. If you like RHoA, you might wanna read "Love the One You're With" by Emily Giffin. It's about a newlywed woman who moves from NYC to Atlanta and bumps into her ex right before she leaves NYC...great summer read!

Andrea said...

I love it! I couldn't agree more! I'm here in my office now, bored as usual. I like to waste me time on sites like blogger, facebook, thenest. thanks for the tips.

Katie said...

haha, you nailed it!

I <3 Gawker

Shinoo said...

awesome.. im ALWAYS bored at work..

Kristi said...

i'm also having a bored friday! thanks for giving me some stuff to check out!

shahad said...

can u be more bored;p

thanks 4 the sites ill be wondering around them cez am SOO BORED :/ summer with nothing to do is just boring

Just A Girl From L.A. said...

Hot Blog!

xxTeenagersxx said...

Omgg!!
Similarities abounding.
I am constantly looking for stuff to do when I'm bored- I even knew some of theese sites.
Keep it Up!

J.Rose said...

I wonder if there is a site for misconnections, about Misconnections...like if someone was browsing and recognized the person posting on Misconnections but was not the person the Misconnection poster was trying to find...too complicated??

miss dixie belle said...

Your list is amazing!! I went back and linked your blog as a must-see source on my own post with some incredible, little-known sites.

Check them out at missdixiebell.blogspot.com and let me know what you think - I'd love to hear your take on it.

I'll definitely be back to read more!!

dupree said...

yea, it was a bored on friday.

simplyme said...

Great blog! I never heard of those sites. They seem to keep me busy! Thanks!!

help me out with my blogs!

Mio said...

I was partial to Oh No They Didn't and TMZ. Those were the only two site I could get at work... everything else was tighter than fort knox!

Lauren said...

I love reading missed connections and now I think I'm going to have to add misconnecting to my daily blogs as well. Thanks for the fun new distractions!

Cristy's Column said...

Thanks for the sites... I will have to check them out!

einoc_gurl said...

hmmm..interesting, i read about ur friday boredom stuff! me too i was juz home but more boring..thanks for sharing!

N said...

hey that gawker stalker thingo is gr8...wish i new that existed earlier on!!!

Lai said...

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A Good Girl said...

Once, on a trip to San Francisco, I met this really cool guy on the BART. I still regret not putting anything on missed connections.
I love that you put these websites, and I'm going to definately check them out.

Jacqueline said...

I just found fab sugar and you're right it looks informative. Looks like a fun site to kill some time.

Toni_Trauma said...

Made me smile=)Your life sounds cool.

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Kim said...

Thanks for contributing some new websites on which to waste my workday! :)

ncgirl3608 said...

I love it! I procrastinate all day at work, basically I am a professional slacker working hard at appearing to be a worker. Love the site!
Erin

j2dalino said...

that Jezebel site is pretty interesting! :-)

thanks for the information on it!!

Nanci Block said...

I'm brand new to the world of blogging, but I read a lot of your posts since I found you on blog's of note. I just wanted to let you know that I think the blog is great. So much of what you write about the workplace just makes me nod my head in understanding. I love the links - will definitely be useful on many boring days at the office! Have any of your co-workers figured you out?

Carl Jordan said...

nice Blog design

Amalia said...

I tripped across Jezebel a while back....and I'm a complete addict.
I respect anything that's about good powerful Girl Stuff.

Moe Wanchuk said...

When I'm bored at work....I just take my pants off.
Might as well give everyone else a laugh.

I Kicked Cancer's Ass said...

I love your blog!

~Ta said...

Love the FabSugar suggestion- great site! Thanx!

Maki said...

I'd never heard of "Missed Connection" on Craigslist until I read your blog... Everyday I find something new in my life and I'm so thankful! Huge fan of your blog! Can't wait for the next post:)

bebek said...

live the life go on working :)

quasivoid said...

I love your blog...what a find! It should have been a blog of note far earlier...should be the example of a blog of note. Perez can suck it on the east coast... Good work!

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cheeky said...

Nice writing over there. I read the missed connections sometimes cause I'm bored.

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Henry Chamberlain said...

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I love all the Sugar blogs. You would think it might get a little repetitive but they all look fresh and all focus on different things. Hey, you can never know enough about Lindsey Lohan's gal pal, Samantha Ronson. Or a nail polish inspired by the new 90210. Good stuff.

Shoe Maiden said...

Hey working girl(s)! I've admired your blog from afar for quite some time and I finally got around to commenting.
I'm addicted to your witty posts...bravo!
A stand for working girls everywhere

LWHG said...

I'm always looking for new websites to look at on my boss's dime. Thank you!

Queen bee said...

okay, I don't know how you do it but you manage to create a fab blog! i love it! i am SO wanting that cool a blog!

F M said...

Love your blog! Why haven't I seen it before? Good job!

FM

Andy said...

gotta love the Craiglist "Missed Connections." If they would've had that in "Serendipity," Cusack wouldn't have needed all those years to find Kate B. It would've been a 10 minute film deprived of all its wit and charm. Are straight males allowed to like that movie? Am I the only one? Oh, crap.

Oh, and I'm new to blogging. So if you can, check out my site http://wildarschase.blogspot.com/

Good work, working girl...

Jade said...

I saw this and thought of "Missed Connections" on Craigslist.

http://xkcd.com/458/

chillingurl said...

i know how you feel - friday are always a bore for me to!

Monster Librarian said...

OMG! You made me awkwardly laugh outloud with the Slut Machine line. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to checking these out, particularly Jezebel!

Sana said...

=)