Friday, November 4, 2011

NaNo break

Tap tap tapping away? If it's on your computer and you're actually getting word counts done, stop reading now. If your fingers are tapping your desk and your word count sits at a very tiny number... well read on. It might not help your word count or writer's block, but it's a good use of your time since you're not doing anything else.

(This would be termed a non-helpful blog post. Next week I'll see what I can do about being more inspirational.)

Go to the Google homepage. Type in "do a barrel roll" and press enter.

That is all.

What are your favorite internet time wasters when you're supposed to be typing or brainstorming?

Happy NaNoing!

11 comments:

Alicia Gregoire said...

I love playing Bejeweled Blitz when I should be writing. The minute games really show me how much time I've actually spent procrastinating!

Eliabeth said...

It used to be if you typed "Miserable Failure" into Google and clicked the "I'm feeling lucky" button, it would bring up a biography for George Bush. Things like that keep me entertained for hours.

-Elia

Theresa said...

I was not expecting that. I love it.

My biggest time waster is probably Twitter. I read about everyone else's progress while I delay mine even longer.

Angela Cothran said...

Reading, reading, and more reading. But I don't consider it a time suck as much as research :)

carrieannebrownian said...

I love Mahjong games, and on my previous computers, I wasted untold hours on Solitaire games and Tetris.

Bonnie Rae said...

I just watched my google screen flip, lol!

Melissa Dymock said...

Query shark, especially the bad ones. It makes me feel a little better.

T. said...

On an unrelated note, this made me think of you:

http://www.themillions.com/2011/10/why-read-moby-dick.html

Just Another Day in Paradise said...

You Tube - definitely You Tube.

Kazul9 said...

XD Goodness, I even gave up solitaire for NaNo.

And now I'll be on Google.
Barrel-rolling all day long.

(I already got over half my word-count done for the day...that's a good enough excuse to mess around on Google, right?)

Marcia Wells said...

My favorite:
1. Go to Google Maps and click on "Get Directions." 2. Enter "USA" as your start point. 3. Enter "Japan" as your destination. 4. Go to the 31st point on your route. 5. Laugh