procrastination.

17 September 2011
I've got a to do list a million miles long and about ten trillion errands I'd like to get done on top of that to do list. But, the forces that may be* seem to be conspiring against me. So, with a long to do list still completely intact, it's now 11 o'clock at night, my husband is out of town on a business trip and I'm allowing my mind to escape and drown itself in useless, ridiculous moments. Feel free to suck your time right along with me...

The Les Paul Google Doodle
This rendition of the Google logo was created to celebrate the 96th anniversary of the birth of Les Paul, one of the greatest names in guitar history. I can't get enough of it. The virtual guitar lets you strum away, record and play back. And, the sound is relaxing-- perfect for a late night chill out session when you're avoiding a to do list.

Marcel the Shell
Who doesn't love a talking shell that likes to hang glide on a Dorito?! Seriously, you OWE it to yourself to watch this little guy.

Virtual Bubblewrap
Yes, this has been around forever, but there is something oddly relaxing about popping virtual bubbles.

Free Rice
Waste time and make a difference! You play a simple trivia game and every time you get an answer right, the site donates 10 grains of rice to global hunger programs. (Don't laugh... the rice adds up quickly!). FreeRice is run by the United Nations World Food Program and uses revenue from ads to pay for the food.

Pinterest
Still really hopelessly loving this virtual pin board. Currently, I'm taking notes on all things holiday--related in preparation for the upcoming season. But honestly, pinterest isn't a time suck... or maybe that's the addict talking...

Off to pin I go (after I write another song on the Les Paul Google Doodle, pop some more bubble wrap, gather a bit more rice and say hi to Marcel one more time).

The baby doesn't seem to want to stay asleep (actually, the baby doesn't yet have a steady nap time or a regular bed time!), my oldest child has a doozy of a cold, the city shut off water to our neighborhood making it a bit rough to 'get things' (i.e. dishes/laundry/etc) done and our power crashed too (we, fortunately, have a generator allowing us to keep some basic electricity running).

10 comments:

Margaret said...

I love Free Rice; I do the French one usually. :) I would hate the no water and no power. Ugh.

Sue said...

MARCEL! Thank you. My life is forever better because you have introduced me to the shell in shoes.

Trista said...

I think the virtual bubble wrap was created when I was in college! I remember spending endless hours popping!

Meeghan said...

Is that your handwriting? Do you do any professional decorative writing? It is beautiful. And good luck finding a frame!

BettyD said...

Following you on pinterest. LOVE your color themes! Can you do a craft/diy board PLEASE? I'd love to see what you pin!

Kat said...

Your blog is great. I'm a subscriber and love getting the email updates!

Shelby from anewbohemia.com said...

@Meeghan: Yes, that's my handwriting! Thank you for the compliment, but no, I don't do any professional handwriting work!

Shelby from anewbohemia.com said...

@Kat Thank you for the compliment and for subscribing. I'm glad you're enjoying the entries.

Shelby from anewbohemia.com said...

@BettyD I might add a craft/diy board....

Shelby from anewbohemia.com said...

@Sue Glad you've now met Marcel!

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