Whar's your "go-to" to-do thing when you're bored?

@meowcow (936)
Philippines
March 31, 2010 12:08pm CST
Sometimes I get so bored to the point of not knowing what I can waste my time on anymore. So I wanna hear your thoughts on what is one of your "default" time wasters. ^^
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• United States
31 Mar 10
When I get so bored with what I do normally, I try something new. Take a walk somewhere I haven't. Go to an park reserve with my camera, you never know what you find to take pictures of. You know those one of kind pictures. At home, I will do research online, the one thing I do that can take up as much or as little time is I find a piece of paper, pen or pencil and start drawing. I have friends that just write, whatever comes to mind. Others I know that has done this has written books just from those writings. If I am bored with all of that, I go outside, walk, clean up the yard, I find something to do. I am one that can't sit and do just nothing. lol
@meowcow (936)
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
walking definitely one of my favorite things to do when I'm bored. But that's when I'm not too lazy which is a whole 'nother problem lol! Photography's good especially in parks I agree I like shooting candid shots of people. :) Got bored with it almost instantly though, as with many of my other hobbies. I think that was what I was actually asking about... a new hobby. BTW, on the walking note, plug in some "Ting Tings - We Walk" (If you've never heard of it yet) to your ipod great song for walking the beat gives you good pace for light walking exercise :)
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• United States
1 Apr 10
Thank you for the Idea. Problem is I don't have an Ipod, my kids have had them for a long time..lol I just never got one for myself yet. As for photography, I take pictures of many things, then I use them to do my drawings. New Idea's, have you done crafting, there is so many you can do now days, and most have some youtube video of how to, these days..lol Hey look up new recipes to try, that works for my daughter.. works for her. I hope your able to find things to do.. just look around I am sure you will find one.
@meowcow (936)
• Philippines
3 Apr 10
Aw thanks I'm likin' the positivity! yeah I like to dabble in everything I guess when it boils down to it, it might be mostly laziness or just plainly a very immediate shift in interests. I'm a very phase-y person. ^^ thanks for the advice! hit me up when u get a music player i'll give u some solid walking tunes I'm a total music-phile. enjoy ur day, Youreyes4Today! :)
@laglen (19782)
• United States
31 Mar 10
I guess my lot is an obvious answer. I also love to read. Or I will clean out my car or other little things I never seem to have time for. Or my all time favorite - take a nap!
@meowcow (936)
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
naps goooood lol :P What kinda books do you like to read? I love autobiographies. :)
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
31 Mar 10
I change a lot but right now I am into historical mysteries.
@meowcow (936)
• Philippines
1 Apr 10
That's nice. Read anything lately that was butchered by Hollywood? They're very into that now and the book fans almost always say it's butchering. :P Autobiographies made into movies I have absolutely no qualms with though. I'm currently trying to find a movie of Coco Chanel! But honestly with someone like Chanel I'd prefer the book. Maybe when I earn enough from my Internet earnings I'll use some of the paypal cash to buy the book from Amazon :)
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
31 Mar 10
myLotting is one of my default time wasters, as well as playing a video game, watching television, reading and walking. If I am extremely bored sometimes I will just lay in bed, but I don't think I have gotten that bored in quite some time.
@meowcow (936)
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
In bed, just staring at the ceiling? lol :P I guess quiet time and just staying stil is a forgotten virtue. It IS good to just lay down in bed sometimes. As for me I can't just lie down I have to be at least tinkering with something or watching something. PSP was my best friend for a bed laying phase or two. :P
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
31 Mar 10
Well I'm actually a peculiar one, when the power goes out I AM the one having fun. My husband will be so bored, but I'll be thinking of stories to write. i was thinking about getting a portable gaming device but I'm afraid I won't like any of the games. I may just wait, I don't know. We don't have the money for it as is. Does the PSP have good games in your opinion?
@meowcow (936)
• Philippines
1 Apr 10
You sound like a creative person I like that :) Are you a writer by trade? That's so cool! Yeah PSP's pretty good lots of games out by now any genre for anyone. But it's the more serious type games that are prominent on PSP like RPGs and fighting games and stuff. If you like the more cutesy or less intensive games I think the DS would be a better fit. But it totally drains your time and creativity if you get really into a game so it isn't so bad that you're holding out at the moment. I myself got back to playing and am right now again in the process of trying to leave it out of sight. It's such a default time waster that it calls me out whenever I'm Idle and I find myself not getting to do anything more productive and end up hating myself for it lol :P
@cnn0831 (27)
• Philippines
2 Apr 10
Hmm... i buy dvds...have a movie marathon, listen to my favorite music, food trip and more. I always do these things especially when it is my rest day, I can relax and temporarily forget my tasks in the office.
@meowcow (936)
• Philippines
3 Apr 10
Lol food trip! if it only didn't make u fat or have to exercise. I looove eating and watching dvds. Kinda gave up on movies already though I'm more of a series kind of person now. Cos the movies are just too long my attention can't hold on for 2 hours of plot anymore. ^^ But I still watch some good ones from time to time. If they're REALLY good. Whats the most recent dvd you've rented and watched? or what kind of movies and dvds do you like? Mine's black dynamite. If you haven't seen it go queue it up on netflix now it's funny as hell :)
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
1 Apr 10
This website tends to be one that seems to be easy to go to. Really, any website on the computer that I can do something one would be an interesting way to pass the time. Whether it is writing or reading, it really does not matter. So when I have been blessed with some time to waste(boy, that sounds like some rare, obscure thing), I head straight to this website or many others. I also find myself going through old files on my computer. Documents that I wrote on years ago. Mostly old school assignments that have lingered. I find myself laughing and cringing at times as I go through these. And also, playing a game or two when I can find time. These days though, not as much time to waste as I would like. Of course, am I really wasting time if I am doing something productive like MyLot?
@meowcow (936)
• Philippines
3 Apr 10
Lol yeah MyLot IS productive :) sorry to hear about your free time getting cut down though i know that must suck. But hey your still here so I guess you're still doing pretty ok :P I love surfing websites too. Love to read blogs on some days, do you? what kind? I love almost all topics of blogs just has to be well written and not dragging. I like.. movie blogs... hollywood, money blogs, etc etc. Any good sites you can recommend as good time wasters? I'm not really into webgames but if it's really good it's very welcome ^^ I liked that alien thing on newgrounds! have you played that?