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With all these new phones, tablets, etc. what's your favorite time waster?
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Poll: With all these new phones, tablets, etc. what's your favorite time waster?
Greedy Spiders
Temple Run
Angry Birds
Solitare or Spider Solitare
Other (please specify)
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Patty
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 12:55am

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With all these new phones, tablets, etc. what's your favorite time waster? Can't Post

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.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Oct 11 2012, 1:07am

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"Other". [In reply to] Can't Post

Reading and posting on TORn, of course!

What, there's other stuff out there?

Angelic


Starling
Half-elven


Oct 11 2012, 1:23am

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I've never heard of any of those [In reply to] Can't Post

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


Patty
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 1:24am

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I spend a lot of time there too./ [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Starling
Half-elven


Oct 11 2012, 1:30am

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One of the things I love about YouTube [In reply to] Can't Post

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
Grey Havens


Oct 11 2012, 6:12am

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Personalizing, and then re-personalizing my phone [In reply to] Can't Post

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
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Oct 11 2012, 7:05am

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TORn, of course! [In reply to] Can't Post

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 ...


Starling
Half-elven


Oct 11 2012, 7:30am

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Are you new around here? [In reply to] Can't Post

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


DanielLB
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Oct 11 2012, 7:47am

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Oh, I don't post that much. [In reply to] Can't Post

*snigger*

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


Starling
Half-elven


Oct 11 2012, 8:14am

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Neither do I [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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I watch a lot of British TV documentaries there... [In reply to] Can't Post

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.


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Oct 11 2012, 6:17pm

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Other - Towers N' Trolls [In reply to] Can't Post

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


Patty
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 6:21pm

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I'm gonna hunt it up. If it sucks me in, it's notta problem... [In reply to] Can't Post

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.


Starling
Half-elven


Oct 11 2012, 6:48pm

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No, I haven't seen that, [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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I have listened to this... [In reply to] Can't Post

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.


AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Oct 11 2012, 7:09pm

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Angry Birds [In reply to] Can't Post

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.


Starling
Half-elven


Oct 11 2012, 7:19pm

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Yes, I've read that one [In reply to] Can't Post

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

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Yeah, I passed on that one too./ [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Patty
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 7:34pm

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I have never played AB but I know it's popular. [In reply to] Can't Post

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


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Oct 11 2012, 9:08pm

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We'll trade - I'm going to look up Greedy Spiders [In reply to] Can't Post

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

Notta


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Oct 11 2012, 9:11pm

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Oh you bad piggy! [In reply to] Can't Post

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


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Oct 12 2012, 3:55am

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Mostly it's between TORn and facebook and tvtropes. [In reply to] Can't Post

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).


(This post was edited by Aunt Dora Baggins on Oct 12 2012, 3:56am)


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Oct 12 2012, 11:25am

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Uh oh - this greedy spiders thing is going to take a lot of my time! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Patty
Immortal


Oct 12 2012, 12:07pm

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Do you play against other people? [In reply to] Can't Post

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.


Donry
Tol Eressea


Oct 13 2012, 2:51am

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I don't [In reply to] Can't Post

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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