Author Topic: Chronicles of Wasted Time  (Read 2691 times)

cathwen

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Re: Chronicles of Wasted Time
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2019, 07:53:55 AM »
I became immersed in Professor T. on Amazon Prime.  It's a Belgian series (although I believe there is a German version as well), in Flemish, with some French.  I became as intrigued by the language as by the plot, so now have a Dutch grammar book added to my library. 


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Re: Chronicles of Wasted Time
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2019, 06:12:17 AM »
I made the splurge (ahem) and dropped $20 this summer to subscribe to the NYT Crosswords.  (I have a free e-sub to the Times via my college library--remember, this and other library goodies are why we all want to be sure to take emerita status when we retire.)  I waste spend way too much time doing crosswords from the archive when I just can't bear reading one more crappy Comp I word salad.

I also like Lileks.com--a weird compendium of current daily observations and some really oddball ephemera.  The collections of old cookbooks, matchbooks, and other artifacts, along with the writer's snarky and often hilarious commentary, are a hoot.

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Re: Chronicles of Wasted Time
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2019, 02:43:06 PM »
While out of work sick with a sinus infection, I have re-read the entire Harry Potter series, most of the Familias Regnant series by Elizabeth Moon, and the latter 2/3 of The Hobbit--starting with the episode with the trolls.

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Re: Chronicles of Wasted Time
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2019, 06:06:47 PM »
My go to timewaster is Wikipedia. Wikipedia is a dangerous website for those of us who would read encyclopedias for fun as a kid.

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Re: Chronicles of Wasted Time
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2019, 12:33:50 PM »
I wasted time by actually submitting a budget.  Everyone was level funded (i.e. a cut).
And how is that working out for you?

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Re: Chronicles of Wasted Time
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2019, 02:50:38 PM »
I've recently discovered Community, the TV show about a dysfunctional community college on Hulu. I know, I've been living under a rock since it's been around a long time. Been bingeing that.

For short time wastes, https://cabinporn.com/ (SFW) does the trick.