Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Top Five Favorite Time Wasters

Hey all, 



As mentioned in a previous blog, for the first part of the month, due to Chinese New Year and family visiting, the blogs between now and February 21st will be recycled ones but are some of my very favorites.  Enjoy and I'll see you again after my vacation.

Hugs,
CJ
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My Top Five Favorite Time Wasters


The other day I was sent a website that kept me in stitches for hours. It was the best time waster I'd visited in a long time. There are a lot of places like that, and I decided it would be fun to share with you my five favorites. Ready? Here goes...

5. Kama Sutra Animated
I found this site when I was doing some research for a book. It fascinated me for the simple reason that while I've read several editions of the Kama Sutra, unless you watch a video, it's hard to know exactly how to make certain positions work...if you know what I mean. With the animated pictures, it gives you a pretty good idea on how all the parts are supposed to fit together.

Then there were the descriptions. Done in the flowery verbiage of the ancient world, it is a delightfully humorous read. Check this out...


Ardent young men, do not neglect the preliminaries! Endeavor to satisfy your mistress. Listen to her desires. Some men, carried away by the power of their desire, forget the prelude, only to be surprised when they are pushed away later! Yet it is such a delight to kiss, to caress, to nibble one another... To explore with your hand or your mouth her body, her breasts, her neck, her belly, down to her innermost curves. Fulfilled, the beloved shall return these kisses and caresses wholeheartedly. No part of the beloved's body should be neglected. Her lover shall make it his duty to discover them, to reveal to his mistress all the pleasure she can receive from them.

Good advice no matter the age! I only hope all men might "get it".

Then finally there are the names of the positions. The Cobra, the Black Bee, the Inversion...all different and well explained styles for those who are adventurous. As I said, it's one of my favorite sites and I think not only will you enjoy it, you actually might learn something. 

4. YouTube
 
Okay...now admit it. How many of you have wasted time on this very popular video site. As an author I check out all the new trailers, author interviews and such, but I really love to cruise new and strange videos, from the Moonlighting one sent by my good friend Pat, to the sexy skating cowboys that make me giggle.

I've seen singers that knock your socks off to various and sundry comedy acts that will have you rolling on the floor in laughter.

I've seen ordinary people do extraordinary things, and ridiculous people
make themselves look even more silly by doing antics they'd never dare let their friends see in person. But put it in a video and suddenly everything is all right.

But through it all we watch them and enjoy each and every bit of it. Youtube can be found at http://www.youtube.com/.

3. Facebook / Twitter
Need I really say more? I've had my Facebook page for several years now. It's one of those love-hate relationships.

I can't seem to do without the thing, yet all it's foibles drive me crazy.

But there is something addicting about scrolling through the different sites and seeing all the ways people can tout themselves. From professionals to porn stars, singers, writers and stay at home moms, Facebook is a great networking site. It's a lively community with a lot going on and it can suck away your time faster than a plastic surgeon does liposuction!

Finding friends, reading bulletins, making comments. It can and will take up a good portion of your day if you let it. Want to be my brand new FB friend? Check my page out at
http://www.facebook.com/CJ.England.author?ref=profile



2. Blogs
I didn't even know some of these existed until the end of last year. I mean, I read blogs sometimes, but it wasn't until the whole Cassie Edwards plagiarism scandal hit the news that I found out about several of what have been called "mean girl" blogs.

Now, let me say straight off that I have been reading these so called "mean girl" blogs for several months now, and although sometimes things can get a little nasty, the value far outreaches the meanness of anything that is said. I have received interesting and important industry news along with publisher warnings, sometimes painful yet humorous takes on the publishing industry and then some great reviews, fun tips, and just overall silliness.

I have spent literally hours reading threads of dramas that no soap opera fan would ever believe was true, and I've learned new words and their specific meanings...like sock puppet, flying monkeys, batshit crazy and my favorite...fucktard.

As entertainment, these blogs are a lot of fun and certainly excellent time wasters, but they do provide a service that I am grateful for. I have learned a lot and had fun doing it, and that makes these blogs a daily stop on my agenda. Check them out...

Karen Knows Best... http://karenknowsbest.com/
Dear Author... http://dearauthor.com/
EREC Blog (Emily Veinglory)...http://erecsite.blogspot.com/

There are a few more, but those five will get you started. Enjoy! Or I might have to send out my "flying monkeys" to make you do so! LOL

1. LOL CATS

This site is my number one favorite site of all time. I love these cats and for those who like other animals, they toss in dogs, geese, hamsters and even a rhinoceros and panda.  Plus, they've got other blogs connected that have fun with celebrities, politicians and sports, just to name a few.

The captions are wonderful. Some are just cute, others make you think heavy thoughts, but some are hysterical and you'll be wiping away tears of laughter.

I cursed the day I found this site because I now spend wayyyyy too much time there. But these pics are like potato chips. You can't look at just one!!!

Want to waste your own time? Check it out at http://icanhascheezburger.com/

Who'd a thunk???

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed these five great sites where you can waste time all kinds of time. There are tons more, but these are the ones I use the most right now. I hope you check them all out and have a great time doing so. Now here is YOUR assignment. Share with us your all time favorite place to hang out. If you're going to waste time, we want to know where!!!!

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I'll be back on Friday with another great guest blogger.  PJ Dean will come and share with us!

Hugs,

CJ England









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4 comments:

Phylis said...

I haven't hit the LOL site in a while. I need to! lol Facebook is way to often. Then I hit your blogs when they come out and your free reads. Sometimes I just can't keep up. It's hard when there is one computer and three people seem to think they have to be on! lol

Connie Northrop said...

You know I do Twitter and Facebook! LOL

Love the LOL cats too. YouTube I generally do for specific things.

Sometimes time-wasters aren't really wasting time but a new form of a social life. :0)

CJ England said...

Phylis,

I do love LOL. Since I send them out every week I get to keep out with the pics and that's so cool! LOL

Kick 'em off the computer, girlfriend. LOL

CJ England said...

Connie,

You're my FB and Twitter Guru. Without you I'd be lost. LOL

I think wasting time is sometimes good for us. No matter what my mama used to say. *VBG*