Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Fives: Internet Distractions

Welcome to our weekly Friday Fives! What are FIVE of your most distracting (procrastination-worthy) things (habits, websites, etc.) on the internet? Post about it on your blog and then leave your link (and blog name) below so everyone can visit your blog today!

Next week's topic: FIVE excuses you're ready to give up to be a better writer.


Anonymous said...

Love this topic - I am so easily distracted!

Erin L. Schneider said...

Oh, this one is a fabulous topic for me, indeed!

When it comes to internet distractions, I'm worse than Dug the Dog in the movie, UP! when he sees the Squirrel!

One of my absolute favorite scenes:

Dug: Hi there.
Carl Fredricksen, Russell: [surprised exclamations]
Carl Fredricksen: Did that dog just say "Hi there"?
Dug: Oh yes.
Carl Fredricksen: Whaa!
Dug: My name is Dug. I have just met you, and I love you.
[he jumps up on Carl]
Carl Fredricksen: Wha...
Dug: My master made me this collar. He is a good and smart master and he made me this collar so that I may speak. Squirrel!
[looks to distance for a few seconds]

And in case you need to see it live, here's the clip on YouTube:

Michael L. Martin Jr. said...

I love that scene, Erin.

For everyone listing email as a distraction, if you use gmail, you might want to try Google Notifier:

It notifies you when you receive new messages so you don't have to keep checking it or even stay logged in.

Michael L. Martin Jr. said...

Forgot, Mac version of Google Notifier:

Scribal Goddess said...

Thanks for this wonderful meme - I do wonder if I'll be able to manage limiting myself to only 5 distractions ;p

Christine Murray said...

As I check out everyone's blog posts about their distractions, I'm adding more and more procrastination tools to my armoury!

My hopes for a productive working weekend are fading fast ;)

Krispy said...

So bookmarking this post. I always stress over languages, especially in the naming process. This definitely helped a lot!

But now I'm also going to be super distracted clicking around to all those links. Haha. Thanks!

Brit Hvide said...

Haha, I published this late, for EXACTLY the reasons I listed. So appropriate... :)

Melody said...

Britain's Got Talent keeps me procrastintertained for hours... :)

Yes, I totally made up that word. :)