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With all these new phones, tablets, etc. what's your favorite time waster?


Poll: With all these new phones, tablets, etc. what's your favorite time waster?
Greedy Spiders 1 / 4%
Temple Run 1 / 4%
Angry Birds 5 / 21%
Solitare or Spider Solitare 7 / 29%
Other  (please specify) 10 / 42%
24 total votes
 

Patty
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 12:55am


Views: 1067
With all these new phones, tablets, etc. what's your favorite time waster?

Mine is Spider Solitaire, but I do love Greedy Spiders. Or I would if I were any good at it. I get up to the level where there are two spiders and then my logic starts to fail me.

But I'm pretty good using two decks on Spider Solitaire.

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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Oct 11 2012, 1:07am


Views: 601
"Other".

Reading and posting on TORn, of course!

What, there's other stuff out there?

Angelic


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Starling
Half-elven


Oct 11 2012, 1:23am


Views: 561
I've never heard of any of those

apart from Angry Birds.
YouTube is definitely my favourite time waster.


Patty
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 1:24am


Views: 562
I spend a lot of time there too./

 

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Starling
Half-elven


Oct 11 2012, 1:30am


Views: 623
One of the things I love about YouTube

is the way you can use it to learn more about someone or something, as well as just for fun. Often, when I am reading a book, I will look up clips about the subject. When I read Andre Agassi's autobiography, it was great to be able to watch clips of particular moments he mentioned in the book. I recently read a lovely compilation about Jennifer Paterson, of Two Fat Ladies fame. I hadn't seen the TV series for years, and had so much fun looking at that again.
And, of course, there are all those long lost TV and film memories to enjoy again...


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Oct 11 2012, 6:12am


Views: 600
Personalizing, and then re-personalizing my phone

Besides solitaire, I waste a lot of time trimming music to ring-tone length and assigning different songs to different contacts...for all the many, many calls I don't get Tongue. Also, finding or taking the best (or most embarrassing, depending on my mood) photo of those contacts so they show up when they call or text. Change the wallpaper; those that come on the phone are much prettier than my own, but I prefer to use pictures I've taken of places that are meaningful to me. In other words, I mostly waste time in the truest sense of the phrase. Blush But I have downloaded tracks from Spanish language CD's and I have been trying to re-learn some of the Spanish I've forgotten. It's muuuch easier to use my phone instead of a CD player, and it's with me whenever I have a some time to kill.


DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 7:05am


Views: 579
TORn, of course!

Although I've suddenly become obsessed with Tetris ... if I'm not on TORn, and I'm not doing any work ... you'll find me playing Tetris ...

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Starling
Half-elven


Oct 11 2012, 7:30am


Views: 558
Are you new around here?

Don't think I've seen you before. Laugh


DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 7:47am


Views: 629
Oh, I don't post that much.

*snigger*

I don't like to cause a scene when I'm here. Tongue

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Starling
Half-elven


Oct 11 2012, 8:14am


Views: 567
Neither do I

I'm just posting for the sake of it now. It's a desperate (and futile) attempt to move myself closer to Valinor. Cool


Patty
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 3:08pm


Views: 570
I watch a lot of British TV documentaries there...

a large majority of them will probably never be available on DVD here or there.

I loved the Two Fat Ladies and was given their TV series on DVD for Christmas one year. It has a "salute" to Jennifer--I wonder if that's the same thing that you saw on YouTube.

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NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Oct 11 2012, 6:17pm


Views: 515
Other - Towers N' Trolls

Mrs. Notta, Notta, and the Nottettes all dig it! Be careful, it has also sucked in many other folks we've told it about.

Notta

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Patty
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 6:21pm


Views: 536
I'm gonna hunt it up. If it sucks me in, it's notta problem...

anything to get away from Spider Solitare and Greedy Spiders. I'm as tightly stuck to that as the little bugs are stuck to the spider's web in Greedy Spiders.

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Starling
Half-elven


Oct 11 2012, 6:48pm


Views: 494
No, I haven't seen that,

but it sounds fun. I will have a look for it. I just watched a few episodes of the original TV series.
The book I read was: Enjoy!: A Celebration Of Jennifer Paterson Tribute To A Fat Lady By Her Friends.
It was one of those books that is great to dip in and out of.




Patty
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 6:54pm


Views: 494
I have listened to this...

http://www.amazon.com/Spilling-Beans-C-Dickson-Wright/dp/1844565653/ref=tmm_abk_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1349981424&sr=8-1

Clarissa's autobiography on audiobook. She has really had an odd life. As I suppose you picked up from things she said on the show, she is a recovered alcoholic, and a fully qualified lawyer. She suffered from a very abusive father, who was a doctor, and the family, though well-to-do, were all living in terror of him. If you get a chance to read it, it is fascinating.

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AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Oct 11 2012, 7:09pm


Views: 510
Angry Birds

I tried the Greedy Spiders game, but I sucked at it. My poor flies all got eaten. Frown

Right now, I'm on a quest to get three stars on all my AB levels. I've done it on 3 levels so far. I only have the original AB, Seasons, and Rio. I accidentally loaded Rio before realizing it cost *gasp* niney-nine cents! The other two were free. Laugh Now they have a game from the pigs' point of view. I'm waiting for a few more reviews before I get it, but it looks really cute.



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Starling
Half-elven


Oct 11 2012, 7:19pm


Views: 521
Yes, I've read that one

I found it very interesting. She has a second book as well, but that seems to be mostly about hunting, and the rural/urban conflict as she sees it, so I have avoided it.


Patty
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 7:31pm


Views: 481
Yeah, I passed on that one too./

 

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Patty
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 7:34pm


Views: 491
I have never played AB but I know it's popular.

My bugs all die in greedy spiders past level 10. I'm hopeless at looking ahead, that's why I suck at chess.

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NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Oct 11 2012, 9:08pm


Views: 483
We'll trade - I'm going to look up Greedy Spiders

And based on how much I play it, Towers N' Trolls really is a Notta problem! :)

Notta

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Oct 11 2012, 9:11pm


Views: 527
Oh you bad piggy!

We LOVE that game! It requires you to build a contraption that conquers each level - and oh, the puzzle-solving involved.

The only thing that I have to say against it is that when you go to play a previously-played level, you see the previously-played contraption. Thus, if two (or four, in the Notta household) people play the game, the first to play a level spoils it for the later ones.

Notta

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Oct 12 2012, 3:55am


Views: 510
Mostly it's between TORn and facebook and tvtropes.

TORn goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway. But fb seems to have slowed me down a bit: Daniel LB got way ahead of me here.

I don't play the games on fb, but I do like sharing entertaining stuff, especially the stuff I see from George Takei.

And tvtropes has kept me up way past my bedtime on many occasions.

I don't have a new phone or tablet, but I do like listening to books on my kindle, especially when I'm commuting and when I'm drifting off to beddy byes (but not at the same time).


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NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Oct 12 2012, 11:25am


Views: 923
Uh oh - this greedy spiders thing is going to take a lot of my time! //

 

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville


Patty
Immortal


Oct 12 2012, 12:07pm


Views: 473
Do you play against other people?

I think it's going to take me a little longer to figure out Towers n' Trolls. Greedy spiders (at least until you have to start freezing one spider while the other one moves) is pretty straightforward.

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Donry
Tol Eressea


Oct 13 2012, 2:51am


Views: 468
I don't

play anything on my phone......I text away on it, that's about it....no tablet.....I have a Xbox 360 and a laptop. I don't play much on either these days!

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Annael
Half-elven


Oct 14 2012, 4:38pm


Views: 410
I also spend a lot of time

at sites like LOLcats and my new favorite, dog shaming dot com.

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Magpie
Immortal


Oct 14 2012, 6:59pm


Views: 346
(literally) LOL at the dog site

the first one (when I visited) was a little dodgy but the rest made me laugh pretty hard.


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Patty
Immortal


Oct 15 2012, 2:23am


Views: 342
I had to smile...

Annael, I don't know any one as firm a dog lover as you.Cool

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NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Oct 17 2012, 1:25pm


Views: 340
TnT is just a one-player game //

 

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville


Annael
Half-elven


Oct 19 2012, 1:42am


Views: 640
I do love them

We always had a dog growing up, mostly lab mixes, and labs are so loving & sweet. Then we had a half-retriever, half-shepherd, which is where I picked up my German shepherd love. Still prefer a big dog.

The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives.

- James Hillman, Healing Fiction

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