Along with all it’s invaluable resources and treasure troves of information the Internet offers an endless supply of time sucks. You know, sites that are hilarious, quirky, odd, fascinating, distracting, puzzling, anything but, uh, you know, useful.
I have my favorites, sites I check every day, at least once. They’re my little pick-me-up. Sadly what’s supposed to be a five minute break and can turn into a marathon of web surfing, which is fun, but not always, OK fine, never productive.
Lucky you, I’m going to share my favorite time sucks with you, because I care. And because I don’t want to be the only one wasting
hours minutes every day.
1) I can haz a cheezburger – AKA Lolcats. – You might not like cats, in fact you might hate them, but I guarantee you’ll still laugh when you visit this site.
2) Cake Wrecks – This site will change how you look at cakes in bakery windows forever. Guaranteed. And it might make you bust a gut laughing, it’s that funny.
3) Failblog – this is a bit cheating because it’s a sister site to Lolcats, but it’s my new personal favorite. If you used to laugh at the Darwin Awards you don’t want to miss this one.
4) PostSecret – This isn’t so much funny as incredibly thought provoking. Anonymous secrets mailed in on hand designed post cards. Sad, funny, quirky – can’t ever miss it. Only posted on Sundays.
5) YouTube – but you probably already knew that. Go there looking for one measly music video for the kids and spend an hour watching a ton of random clips.
If I really search I can find you more, but these are really the top five*. If you’re desperate for one more you can always check out True Mom Confessions, I try to steer clear because really, there are only so many hours a day you can fritter away, and I have absolutely no willpower when it comes to anonymous confessions from other moms. Once I start reading I can’t tear myself away no matter what.
Enjoy, and, ah, don’t blame me if you lose a couple of days of productivity. K?
*I am intentionally not including Twitter in this list despite the amount of time I spend there because of the amazing work related connections I’ve made. As such it just doesn’t qualify as a true time suck for me.