Thank God It’s Friday

May 20th, 2006

Thank God It's Friday, or TGIF as it is usually abbreviated, is the name of an event which takes place in (or near) the computer science building every friday afternoon. It is a way to round off the work week and relax before the weekend. Usually it means that students, faculty and staff join forces in the atrium of the building and have some free or very cheap beer and snacks. Usually every TGIF is arranged by a grad student office (about five students) and has a specific theme, such as The Incredible Edible Egg TGIF, Football-ish TGIF, Cultures Collide TGIF or something else which does not make too much sense.

This time, the TGIF was a bit bigger, and took place at a lawn behind the CSE building. There were free burgers, hot dogs, soda and beer, as well as a number of ways to entertain oneself. Most notably a huge inflatable erm, thing, in lack of a better word, where two combatants joined by a rope were trying to put small basket balls in baskets as far from each other as possible. Another inflatable large thing allowed two people (with helms) to nock each other off small platforms with huge (but rather soft) clubs. The third and perhaps most popular thing was the hit-the-bullseye-with-a-ball-and-make-the-person-sitting-over-the-pool-fall-down-into-it thing. The people sitting there, waiting to be thrown into the water, were teaching assistants, staff and faculty. Even the chair of the department got his time. To the amusement of the crowd, the first person who managed to make the old chair (who also happens to be teaching one of the classes I'm currently taking) fall down into the water, was his about 5 year old daughter. 🙂

I also brought my faithful frisbee to the party, and it got used pretty heavily. Unfortunately, it was ran over by a car earlier on the day, so it was slightly cracked. But it worked pretty well anyway. A couple of us ended up staying for a few hours playing Ultimate in the slightly wet grass. It was very informal, very fun, and my pants are now very, very dirty. 🙂

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  • 1. Loriel  |  May 20th, 2006 at 02:01

    Låter som en mycket trevligare dag än vilken dag som helst i en tentavecka! (Det låter åh andra sidan som en dag trevligare än många andra dagar också =) Hur kom det sig att den här TGIF var större än de andra? Och vad var temat?? (Visst frågar jag om de viktigaste sakerna 😉

  • 2. Henrik  |  May 20th, 2006 at 03:13

    Vet inte riktigt vad det var för tema, eller varför den var större. Men jag tror undergradstudenterna höll i det den här gången. Normalt sett är det mest gradstudenter å fakultet inblandade. Kul var det hur som helst. 🙂

    Jo, jag tyckte du frågade om bra saker. Så bra att jag inte ens kunde svara på dem. 😀


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