Archive for January, 2011

it’s monday and we here at the offices of casual friday have been besieged by a strange volley of news that has left us feeling slightly off kilter. we here are struggling with the loaded question of when one is presented with the retribution for wrongs inflicted upon the self and others, how come it does not feel wholly saturated in pure light and righteousness? if you can figure out the answer to that, please do drop us a line. until then, we will remain oscillating in the points between.


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sunset or sundown is the daily disappearance of the sun below the horizon as a result of earth’s rotation.

the time of sunset is defined in astronomy as the moment the trailing edge of the sun’s disk disappears below the horizon in the west. the ray path of light from the setting sun is highly distorted near the horizon because of atmospheric refraction, making astronomical sunset occur when the sun’s disk is already about one diameter below the horizon. sunset is distinct from dusk, which is the moment at which darkness falls, which occurs when the sun is approximately eighteen degrees below the horizon. the period between the astronomical sunset and dusk is called twilight.

“sunset” as defined by wikipedia.

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well, no matter how you slice it politically, with rham an official candidate in the chicago mayoral elections, the fur is going to fly. we wait for it all with bated breath!

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the wheelie report

needless to say, day one of wheelie practice found we here at casual friday significantly eating shit. we remain, however, resolute.

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sweet freedom!

well, not that really free we suppose… but may this brief emancipation be worth all the blood sweat and tears it took to get here…

(just as a geographic funny, this stay in line sticker is located one block from our real-life work, facing our esteemed office hole… nothing like driving the dull point home…)

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for you.

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perhaps it is the basic nature of this modern condition that is responseible for creating a great anxiety fuled yen for betterment of the self, the family, the job, the functions of basic social interaction and navigation…

processing, boundaries, reflection, confrontations,  projections, owning have all become distinct totems in what is amounting to the wussification of society as a whole.

we have become a culture of get rich gurus hammering home the need to be perfect, to have people look at you and communicate with you just so,  to harness your various failings and tame them into some semblance of a personal victory over the self… it can become overwhelming to deal with just one’s self on a regular basis, never mind having to deeply pontificate on the soul, et seq.

bearing this in mind, we here at causal friday have been meditating on self help, helping the self, and all of those other new-agey subtleties of language that have crept into our cultural, and unfortunately personal, lexicons.

ultimately we feel that the trick of living and thriving in the face of “self helpers” is to really just make ones deficits of character work for you. we here at casual friday are but a rich tapestry of anti-social behavior patterns. we love swearing, writing our names on things, making fun of deserving practices, breaking into places we aren’t suppose to be, public sex and getting rowdy… all of these practices act as threads running through, holding us together in the face of general and specific bullshit that make up the day to day. now looking at the aforementioned, flobbery self-help culture dictates that we should cast off this quilt of personal failings. however that’s where we at casual friday think that the equation goes wrong, and give that sentiment a happy fuck off. we here say embrace it. wrap yourself up in it, let it keep you warm.

with that, may you dear readers fly through your day.

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