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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

This One I Can Do

Today's Ten on Tuesday is 10 Favorite Time Wasters: ways to procrastinate and waste time without noticing until after it's gone.
  1. Reading blogs, of course. And reading the blogs they link to, and the blogs they link to...
  2. Playing Wordtwist. After an embarrassingly large number of games I now get a semi-respectable score once in a while.
  3. Messing around with pictures: cropping them, blogging them, putting them in my wallpaper folder.
  4. Reading reviews of things we might want/need to buy: cameras, cars (don't look at me like that: our cars are 12 and 15 years old, and we're looking for better gas mileage), laptops.
  5. Drooling over things I might desperately need to buy: yarn, fiber, spinning wheels.
  6. Reading about politics, sports, current events, history, and politics.
  7. Two words: Ravelry forums.
  8. TV game shows. They're my no-longer-secret vice.
  9. Trying to decide what yarn to use in my next pair of socks. Since I have a bewildering quantity and variety of sock yarn (see #5 above), this can take a while.
  10. Trying to decide what stitch pattern(s) to use in my next pair of socks. Since I have about half a dozen (all right, eight) stitch dictionaries, not counting books with stitch-dictionary sections and online stitch dictionaries, this can take a while.
How about you? (If you're one of those people who live happily on three hours of sleep every night and efficiently finish everything on your to-do list by 8 each morning, please go read some other blog.)


  • This is one I'm afraid to do. I'm sure there are more than 10!

    By Blogger Alwen, at 9:46 AM  

  • Somehow, reading about politics, researching new cars, and exercising your brrain with game shows doesn't really seem like wasting time. How about 1. playing endless games of computer solitaire 2. playing other mindless computer games, 3. watching "The Simpsons." 4. Dithering over whether to wear the blue skirt or the black skirt with the pink sweater. (Just grab a skirt for crysakes!) 5. looking all over the house for the car keys which are in your pocket. 6. Reading every slick advertising page in the paper as a way to avoid doing the dishes. 7. Thinking about cleaning the house. 8. Making lists about what needs to be done to clean the house. 9. Looking for the lists you just made about what needs to be done to clean the house. 10. Deciding you don't have enough time to clean the house and going outside to sit on the front porch to wait for the husband to come home so you can greet him with a kiss that will prevent him from noticing the messy house.

    By Blogger Roxie, at 9:56 AM  

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