10 Favorite Time Wasters

May 27th, 2008 by Yano

I am a master at procrastinating, and I’m easily distracted from doing “real” work. What things do you find yourself immersed in, only to find that time has passed without knowing it? What things to do you as a way to put off other things?

  1. The internet. I would get TONS of work done if things like Facebook, youtube, twitter, flicker and messageboards didn’t exist. When I’m really trying to put off work, I google people. Sounds so dirty!
  2. Watch movies OnDemand on cable
  3. Scan old pictures
  4. “How It’s Made” on the Discovery/Science Channel. I totally get sucked into that show!
  5. Online poker. The great thing about it is that it’s free. If not, man, my son wouldn’t be able to go to college!
  6. Video games. Luckily, I gave my gaming system to my youngest sister, but my other sister brings her Wii over and we could spend the day (and night) playing Rock Band.
  7. “America’s Next Top Model” marathons on MTV. For some reason, whenever there’s a marathon on TV, I watch it, even though I’ve seen them before.
  8. Flickr. I know I mentioned it in #1, but I think of any app on the internet that I waste time on (and there are MANY), flickr gets most of my procrastination time. I organize my pictures, put map data on them, look at the photos on Explore, check out group discussions, etc. There’s a lot that you can do on flickr!
  9. The Zoo. We have a membership to the zoo, which is about 20 minutes away. When I have free time (and sometimes when I don’t) I like heading out there with my son and taking pictures.
  10. Sleeping. I love to sleep!

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35 Responses to “10 Favorite Time Wasters”

  1. adalea Says:

    Oh, this was a good one! I just posted my list: Ten on Tuesday - Time Wasters.

  2. Tere Says:

    This is a nice list! I would have wanted to add more but I have my Ten Favorite Time Wasters here:

  3. Tere Says:

    By the way how do I join in the blogroll here? Just asking :)

  4. Surfergirl Says:

    Hi there, after a long long break, I’m back on the wonderful 10 on Tuesday list again! I love this list, here’s mine . Thanks!

  5. Teena in Toronto Says:

    Nice ones!

    I played too :)

  6. Keri Says:

    Mine is up!

  7. Mad Squirrel Says:

    Mine is up!

  8. Florinda Says:

    I’ve got five “favorite” and five “least favorite” - you can read them all here.

    Have a great Tuesday (after the long weekend)!

  9. Joyce T. Says:

    Mine are up: http://joyce.taron.net/ten-favorite-activities-that-are-not-work/

  10. storyteller Says:

    I almost forgot, but mine’s up at Small Reflections … with a slight shift of focus Ten On Tuesday so I hope you’ll visit. Right now … I’m off to my Photoshop Elements class and will be visiting others later this afternoon when I return. Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs and blessings,

  11. frenchkys Says:

    LOVED this week’s 10. Mine are up, too! Have a great week, all!

  12. Sandy M Says:

    Mine’s up!

  13. Sonya Says:

    I’m up!

  14. Nino Says:

    Half of mine is up… Hope to get to it later. Time to fly!
    Where You At?!

  15. Shannon H Says:

    My response is posted.


    Happy Tuesday!

  16. CatMyers Says:

    This is my first 10 things post. It was fun!

  17. Sunfire Says:

    Posted mine. Amazing how the internet is so useful and yet so easily a time waster for a lot of people…..

  18. butchay Says:

    hello guys, mine is up happy tuesday to all :)

  19. Kristine Says:

    Mine is up.
    Happy Tuesday!

  20. Cookie Says:

    Sleep is one of my favorite things. It also may explain why I’m so far behind in so many things. ;^)

    Oh, yes, and my list is up.

  21. Amber Says:

    These are great!
    Mine are up as well

  22. storyteller Says:

    Well … I’m home from class and eating some lunch … figured I’d check in and see what everyone shared. Reading YOUR list is fascinating because I don’t do ANY of those things (other than sleep and if I get 7 or 8 hours I’m good to go). I would enjoy visiting the zoo … with my camera handy ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

  23. Marianne Says:

    Here is my link of favorite time wasters.



  24. Sara Says:

    Mine are up…

  25. daysies Says:

    mine is finally up!


  26. Irishcoda Says:

    Great topic! Mine’s up :)

  27. kristleharrison Says:

    mine is up. :)

  28. Erin Says:

    I’m up!

  29. 10 on tuesday « i’m a wild child Says:

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  30. Shrike & Whozat Says:

    Mine’s up.

  31. LoriG Says:

    It was way too easy to come up with 10 items for this list!

  32. Ten on Tuesday Says:

    […] Ten Favorite Time-Wasters […]

  33. Teena Says:

    My June 3 one is up :)

  34. Keri Says:

    Mine is up too… I don’t know what happened to June 3rd post.. But here we are!!

  35. storyteller Says:

    My June 3rd ToT is up at Small Reflections. I’ve checked back here several times and am leaving for my Photoshop Class … so I’m adding my link here. HoTs and ToTs. Hope you’ll visit. I’ll be visiting later this afternoon ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,