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Sharly
07-26-2007, 01:35 PM
I'm at work with nothing to do. I can look busy while on the computer. What are your favorite sites for killing time?

I'm so bored!!! :sleepy:

HamaLee
07-26-2007, 01:49 PM
You mean other than KH, the Yarn Harlot's blog and Grumperina's blog? :teehee:

Are you a tv fan? If so, TelevisionWithoutPity (http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com) can be a good time waster--read recaps of your favorite shows. Their forums are a wee bit nutty though.

I sometimes google Miss Manners and get sucked into reading all kinds of strange advice columns.

Slate.com
Salon.com

Some of the free games links on sites like msn.com, etc. Youtube...


Can you tell I have a lot of free time at work? :roflhard:

Kaydee
07-26-2007, 01:57 PM
I'm an expert on this since I'm always bored at work. Here's a few sites I like:

http://www.cuteoverload.com- just cute pictures of animals
http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/ -funny notes people leave their roommates, coworkers, etc.
http://gofugyourself.typepad.com/ - comments on celebs outfits, very funny
http://overheardinnewyork.com/ - people send in things they hear people saying on the streets of NY

Sharly
07-26-2007, 02:00 PM
Kaydee - that's funny! I have all of those bookmarked :p

orcoastknitter
07-26-2007, 02:16 PM
Here are some of my favs....

www.stuffonmycat.com (http://www.stuffonmycat.com)

www.stuffonmymutt.com (http://www.stuffonmymutt.com)

www.imdb.com (http://www.imdb.com) Movie database... I like to see where some of my favorite movies have been filmed.

www.icanhascheezburger.com (http://www.icanhascheezburger.com) Just plain funny... I heard about it from the blog threads on this forum..

Sharly
07-26-2007, 02:27 PM
Here are some of my favs....

www.stuffonmycat.com (http://www.stuffonmycat.com)

www.stuffonmymutt.com (http://www.stuffonmymutt.com)

www.imdb.com (http://www.imdb.com) Movie database... I like to see where some of my favorite movies have been filmed.

www.icanhascheezburger.com (http://www.icanhascheezburger.com) Just plain funny... I heard about it from the blog threads on this forum..

Don't you just love IMDB? I have settled several arguments with that site!

LibraryLady
07-26-2007, 02:32 PM
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Da links makes me giggle and snork too much...

... and I'm a workin'... :oops:

LL

Sharly
07-26-2007, 02:45 PM
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This is a BAD BAD Thread!

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Da links makes me giggle and snork too much...

... and I'm a work... :oops:

LL

:rofl: Your post did the same thing to me!

HamaLee
07-26-2007, 02:57 PM
http://www.cuteoverload.com- just cute pictures of animals


Ooh for species-specific cuteness you gotta hit up
www.dailypuppy.com (http://www.dailypuppy.com)
www.dailykitten.com (http://www.dailykitten.com)

Daily Puppy also links to their daily "Grown Up Puppy" :mrgreen:

Sharly
07-26-2007, 03:04 PM
Ooh for species-specific cuteness you gotta hit up
www.dailypuppy.com (http://www.dailypuppy.com)
www.dailykitten.com (http://www.dailykitten.com)

Daily Puppy also links to their daily "Grown Up Puppy" :mrgreen:

I have those too - too cute!!

HamaLee
07-26-2007, 03:23 PM
I have those too - too cute!!
Sharly if you already have all the good time-waster sites, how are we supposed to help you??? :roflhard::rofl:

I totally feel your pain. About 3 months into this job (which I do enjoy) I was convinced that I'd surf the entire internet before I'm finished. I still think that...one day I'll be surfing and just reach the end, kaput, fall off the internet. :doh:

If only we could all :guyknitting: at work without shame or you being accused of, you know, wasting time. :teehee:

Sharly
07-26-2007, 03:30 PM
Sharly if you already have all the good time-waster sites, how are we supposed to help you??? :roflhard::rofl:

I totally feel your pain. About 3 months into this job (which I do enjoy) I was convinced that I'd surf the entire internet before I'm finished. I still think that...one day I'll be surfing and just reach the end, kaput, fall off the internet. :doh:

If only we could all :guyknitting: at work without shame or you being accused of, you know, wasting time. :teehee:

Surely there are some sites out there that I don't know about!! It's sad isn't it? My husband and I have that conversation about the end of the internet occassionally. We carpool to work together and during the typical "how was your day" conversation, I will sometimes tell him I got to the end! :)

I guess I should feel bad for goofing off all day, but I feel like I'm here ready to work - it's not my fault they aren't providing me with something to do! The stupid thing about it is having to "look busy"! You are so right - it would be a dream job if I could just knit the day away!!

I think about changing jobs sometimes, but my boss is incredible - I don't want to jump from the frying pan into the fire!! Been there before ;)

Stiney
07-26-2007, 03:37 PM
Youtube (Search for Kiwi)
http://www.postsecret.com
http://www.icanhascheezburger.com

Many webcomics, including:
sluggy.com crfh.net questionablecontent.net scarygoround.com sinfest.net dieselsweeties.com itswalky.com shortpacked.com penny-arcade.com (those are the ones that still update and I still read...there are many, many, many more)

It's the End of the World flash
The Demented Cartoon Movie flash (45+ minutes. Be warned...it IS demented)

boingboing usually has good stuff.

Oh, and The Show with zeFrank!

Sharly
07-26-2007, 03:43 PM
I'll have a look, Stiney!

Unfortunately, I can't view you tube - they have it blocked for some reason. :shrug:

Some things I can't see because my flash player is outdated :eyes:

And, most game sites are blocked!! :wall:

Stiney
07-26-2007, 03:44 PM
The two I mentioned specifically are old...at least 5 or 6 years old, so you shouldn't have a problem viewing them.

Kaydee
07-26-2007, 03:50 PM
I'm blocked from youtube too:cry:

But the Post Secret blog is great too: http://www.postsecret.blogspot.com/

Stiney
07-26-2007, 03:53 PM
I was blocked from youtube at my old office, but not my new one. I try to not take advantage of it, or I'd get no work done, ever.

I also have access to Facebook and MySpace here, which were both blocked at my old office, too.

Sharly
07-26-2007, 03:56 PM
I'm blocked from youtube too:cry:

But the Post Secret blog is great too: http://www.postsecret.blogspot.com/

That one is blocked for me, too :cry:

Kaydee
07-26-2007, 04:10 PM
That one is blocked for me, too :cry:


It used to be blocked for me but its not anymore, same with facebook.:shrug:

Sharly
07-26-2007, 04:15 PM
It used to be blocked for me but its not anymore, same with facebook.:shrug:

I don't get what the reasoning is for blocking some sites...if they really don't want me to spend a lot of time on line, they should block KH! :rofl:

Ooh...but I sure hope they don't!!!:pray:

Sharly
07-26-2007, 04:54 PM
:nails: Only 35 more minutes to go... seems like eternity!

Well, when I finally leave here I'm going to Hobby Lobby, AC Moore and Starbucks! Maybe that's one reason the afternoon had dragged along!!

LibraryLady
07-26-2007, 05:40 PM
Here's something for you tomorrow, Sharly!

Just had this sent to me by a friend...

http://dmarie.com/timecap/

LL

KnitClickChick
07-26-2007, 06:06 PM
I am not allowed to use the internet at work for anything non work related. :roll: They monitor internet usage and anyone caught is in big trouble!

syndactylus
07-26-2007, 06:51 PM
wikipedia (especially history, true or crazy),
engrish.com, dan savage, overheardinnewyork.com, monkey newsletters.

& yarngazing.

Jackie M.
07-26-2007, 08:24 PM
Lots of stuff here. ;)

www.bored.com (http://www.bored.com)

brendajos
07-27-2007, 01:00 AM
I think post secret is blocked a lot because of some of the images. Good site though. I check it every Saturday night before I go to sleep to see if it has been loaded yet.

My favorite time waster is www.twitter.com (http://www.twitter.com).

Sharly
07-27-2007, 09:00 AM
Here's something for you tomorrow, Sharly!

Just had this sent to me by a friend...

http://dmarie.com/timecap/

LL

Thanks!! I just got in a bit ago, but will check that in a while when the boredom starts to take over!!

wikipedia (especially history, true or crazy),
engrish.com, dan savage, overheardinnewyork.com, monkey newsletters.

& yarngazing.

I've used wikipedia before but not for just browsing. I will check that out, as well as the others. I think I have seen engrish.com before, but had forgotten about it. I'll get it bookmarked :)

Lots of stuff here. ;)

www.bored.com (http://www.bored.com)

That's a good one - I haven't been there in a while - I'll check it out!

I think post secret is blocked a lot because of some of the images. Good site though. I check it every Saturday night before I go to sleep to see if it has been loaded yet.

I need to send the link to the house so I can look at it there. Funny think is, I'm a lot more bored at work than at home - I a lot of stuff to do there!!

My favorite time waster is www.twitter.com. (http://www.twitter.com.)

I'll look at it! Thanks!!

Sharly
07-27-2007, 09:01 AM
I am not allowed to use the internet at work for anything non work related. :roll: They monitor internet usage and anyone caught is in big trouble!

I'm sorry! No KH during the day? How awful! I hope they keep you plenty busy with other stuff, then!