Many of the things I’ve been posting this semester have been quite heavy. It’s time to lighten up the content a little bit and write about one of our favorite things – procrastination.
When you open up a new tab, does your finger automatically hit a letter button and take you to your favorite time suck?
I think most of us can relate.
The fact that I can list one out for each letter of the alphabet is probably not a good sign. (This is partly jest, which doesn’t mean it’s not true.)
Time to confess!
Who doesn’t like making wishlists and browsing through all the things you can’t afford? Cough cough, no one.
Guilty as charged. I’m a closet Buzzfeed quiz addict.
Sometimes my brain can get really greedy. When I first got an account I signed up for no less than 23 courses at once and immediately went into information overload.
D. Google Drive
As a student, this space is where I spend all my time typing and crying.
Hm, well this is one is more aspirational. One day when I have the time and skill it would be cute to open my own Etsy shop.
Needs no explanation.
One of my favorites. You can see what your friends are reading, join group discussions on your favorite books and authors, FOLLOW an author (if they’re still alive, that is), read other reviews, make to-read lists, keep track of what you’ve read, save your favorite quotes, and feel very erudite in general.
If that doesn’t make you interested, Emma Watson and Oprah have reading groups on there that you can join. And you can make recommendations to your friends!
So. Much. Junk. Mail. This place is more chore than pleasure.
My other favorite. Coming onto this space has helped my photography so much. Following amazing photographers has never been easier. It’s amazing seeing what other people do and then getting feedback on your own feed.
Meet my sister. She’s not a website or an app because I can’t close the window when I want to. Yeah, she wastes most of my time.
K. KickAss Torrents
For the record, my torrenting days are over.
L. Library Genesis
This is how I save money. I’ve found more than half of my textbooks on here in the form of PDFs and EPUBs. I do most of my pleasure reading on downloads from Library Genesis as well. I would say this is the opposite of waste.
Where else would you go to look up song lyrics?
This might be the most dangerous item on the list.
Olive Garden? University of Oregon? Office Max? Nah…None of the above.
Prime place for fangirling. And oogling at pretty things. Crafts. Art. Fashion. Typography. Funny things too.
You should see the questions I ask on this place. When I go look back on them it’ll probably make my day.
This includes Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com. I’m not such a skilled writer as I would like you to think.
I probably drive my poor roommate insane by all the time I spend on this app. I drive myself insane too because of the ads (I’m not rich enough to go Premium). Let it be.
The Chinese version of Amazon. Where you can find wholesale goods dirt cheap.
More pretty pictures!
No brainer. Although I don’t consider any time here “wasted”.
Try as hard as I may, I cannot think of a single website that starts with X. Sorry to disappoint, folks.
Except when I’m in China. Then I use YouKu.
Caption this. Maybe I’m not so bad after all.
It’s good to laugh at yourself once in a while, folks!
Thanks for reading. Do you ardently beg to differ? Feel free to do your own spin on this and let me know about it!