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Jade Lee | My Favorite Time Wasters


This blog was the first thing I had to do today. The very first thing, well right after coffee. Actually, that's not true. Before I even get coffee, before I get out of bed, I turn on my iPad and check my email. I have a desperate need to make sure that nothing important has come in between the hours of midnight and 7, 7:59 am. But my alarm goes off at 7.

Anyway, without even moving off my pillow, I turn on the iPad, check my email, delete the junk (I get a lot of junk), and deal with anything vitally important. It's rare, but it does happen. Usually one of my in-college daughters desperately needs me to proof one of their papers. But that didn't happen today, thank God, and so I then immediately got up, got my coffee, and wrote this blog. Hahahahahaha! Okay, seriously, who actually believed that?

No, rather than get out of bed, I go on-line shopping. Shopping is way better than working. Or even getting out of bed! Nothing of interest today :( so then I played an ap game called Sherlock, a Game of Logic. I'm not that logical a person, so it takes me a bit. Then I really do get up and get coffee because the addiction is hitting and I want caffeine. And that involves dressing because let's face it, it's cold in Illinois in December.

pogoThen, coffee in hand, I get right to my email. Because, you know, something else vitally important could have come in. And there still isn't anything interesting to buy either. *sigh* I don't have Sherlock on my computer, which is a good thing. But I do have Yes, I'm addicted to that site. Here's a picture of my pogo mini. She's very holiday festive. Anyway, I've earned over 20 million tokens and have hundreds of badges. Are you impressed or appalled? I'm appalled because I know how many hours I've burned playing those games. Imagine what I could have done with all that time? I could have a clean house! An organized office! I could have watched every single episode of Supernatural three times and still had time to order pizza!

Wow, am I a sad case or what? But as you can see, I did eventually write this blog. And now I want to know what are your favorite time wasters! And one lucky commentor will get a free Jade Lee book!

Jade Lee / Kathy Lyons /

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For his whole life, Robert Percy, Viscount Redhill, has worked hard to maintain a sterling reputation. And while it's socially acceptable to seduce delectable dress designer Mrs. Mortimer, Robert learns too late the heartbreaking truth about who she used to be. No one would fault him for taking Mrs. Mortimer as his lover, but Robert knows that she should be the wife of a peer of the realm, not a mistress in hiding...

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59 comments posted.

Re: Jade Lee | My Favorite Time Wasters

LOL! My big time wasters are Twitter, catching up on my favorite reader/author blogs and TV. I swear it took twice as long to unpack my things in my new house because I kept getting distracted.
(Stacie Deramo 12:24pm December 22, 2011)

I love to play video games and read. I spend way too much time on my computer visiting blogs and talking about books! My husband is threatening to disconnect the internet. But then I also like to read so he would have to lock me in a closet without light too! lol I'm sure then I'd find another way to waste my time.
(Patti Paonessa 12:47pm December 22, 2011)

I stay in bed sometimes, too. Once, I didn't get out of bed until 2pm when I'd
woken up at 9am. I spent that time reading.
I also like just going on the Internet. I go on one site, and it leads me to another,
and another, and another...I think you can see the pattern here.
Anyways, happy holidays!
(Hyunjin Jeon 1:51am December 22, 2011)

That whole post was made of win, I think! I'm such a procrastinator and I can really forget time when I get into something. I'll be searching IMDB for upcoming movies and browsing some discussions. It's sad to say I could spend hours doing that. I need to start watching Stargate SG1 again; also finish watching some of the unwatched Supernatural episodes. As for sleeping, I stay in bed 10 or so minutes after I wake up. Sometimes people think I'm still asleep and I catch some pretty interesting conversations.
(Darlene Stewart 8:00am December 22, 2011)

Spider - time just goes away!!
(Beth Elder 8:49am December 22, 2011)

Oh wow - where to start? LOL - I am a real procrastinator, as well, and would much rather spend time on the REALLY important stuff - checking in with everyone on Facebook - surfing cool book websites and getting into conversations there - or, give me a book and my Walkman and a cup of coffee and I am totally good to go - doesn't matter if the house is falling down around me -
(Felicia Ciaudelli 9:10am December 22, 2011)

Thank you for the wonderful surprise! I can't wait to read it. I usually always carry a paperback with me for those times I get a few extra minutes. However, I sometimes will waste time playing Jewels Star on my phone. It's addicitive. The good/bad part of it is, it's self limiting as it's eats up my battery.

Happy Holidays to you and your family!
(Christine Stack 10:05am December 22, 2011)

oh yeah, blogs and Stargate...all good things I do too! FB too, although I've turned it off today otherwise I'd never get to where I'm going today...REAL SHOPPING in an actual store! But I'll check in later. Keep the comments comming!
(Jade Lee 10:05am December 22, 2011)

Love the contest and the prize is awesome. Love your books and it amazingly with unique imagination. Paperback has will always be my favorite type of book to read. Thanks for the contest and prize.
(Anthonia Sharp 10:09am December 22, 2011)

I, too, am a procrastinator. I'll do anything before work.
Pogo is one of my favorite sites. I can't get enough of it. I
can spend hours on there doing nothing. Happy Holidays!
(Joanne Balinski 10:09am December 22, 2011)

i like the sound of this book
(Debbi Shaw 12:08pm December 22, 2011)

I would love to win your contest. Happy Holidays. nancy
(Nancy Reynolds 12:15pm December 22, 2011)

I probably check the weather forecast way too often, but as a farm wife, now retired, weather was all important. A book is always near at hand, but that is not time wasted.
(Marjorie Carmony 12:42pm December 22, 2011)

I see the connection in your routine and how you walked backwards through your morning to get to it. You made me laugh as I recognized my habits are ingrained, too.
(Alyson Widen 12:50pm December 22, 2011)

Jade - I've been waiting for you to get on here and blog for a long time!! You are on my TBR list, which is a little long at the moment, but you're in the top 10!! As for Pogo, I used to be an addict myself. I even have the Pogo butt to prove it!! I started there before they started to charge a fee every year to play and before they started with badges and minis. I made a lot of friends there. One even came to visit me, which was quite a thrill, since it was from England. Anyway, I can't play now for 2 reasons. One is lack of funds, and the other is being on dial-up. It's too hard to pull up the games. I don't consider them time-wasters if you take the time to take advantage of the chat rooms, too. Some of the people are really nice. You just have to feel them out for a while before you begin chatting. I would love to read your latest book, too. Have a wonderful Christmas, and a Very Happy New Year!!
(Peggy Roberson 12:56pm December 22, 2011)

Plain and simple - it's the computer/laptop - reading blogs, email, facebook.... then all of a sudden, it's lunch time!
(Cate Sparks 1:12pm December 22, 2011)

I love video games, anime, and of course to read read read...
Happy Holidays!
(Colleen Conklin 1:16pm December 22, 2011)

I spend way too much time just wandering around the internet--sometimes almost aimlessly---wasting time.
(Sue Farrell 1:16pm December 22, 2011)

I have always enjoyed all types of games and the computer makes it so easy - no strugging with people's schedules lol. I am definitely hooked on Bejeweled and now Words with Friends but there are many other games out there that I "waste" time on lol.
(Jeanne Sheats 1:16pm December 22, 2011)

It's hard to say what I do that's a time waster - if I learn even a tiny thing I consider my time well-spent - but if pressed, I'd have to say playing solitare on Pogo is a waste of time.
(Deborah Rosen 1:19pm December 22, 2011)

I love to be on my computer way too much. I also love to read. Thanks for giving me a chance to win your book. Happy Holidays to everyone.
(Linda Hall 1:30pm December 22, 2011)

The internet is definitely a big time drainer for me too. There is always something to look up or read that's more interesting than what needs to be done.
(Maureen Emmons 2:00pm December 22, 2011)

If I didn't limit myself to two hours a day on the internet I
would end up spending all day there playing games and
chatting. Mind you I still manage to 'waste time' by reading a
lot of books.
(Ilona Fenton 2:10pm December 22, 2011)

thank goodness there are others like me out there. found a new game the other day and I find tons of excuses to go into the computer room. Reading is taking a back seat this week....but soon will be back to that too. Merry Christmas everyone:)
(Barbara Studer 2:19pm December 22, 2011)

I spend time on my computer entering contests. I try to quit but then I win a little something. Just a small prize revs up the entry addiction.
(r w 2:39pm December 22, 2011)

Give me my computer and I am happy. I spend way too much time on it, but I'm addicted to all the authors and sites I keep track of. Next in line, is please, please, please, give me a book. I am perfectly happy with just those 2 things. Unfortunately, because of my addictions, there are too many times I should be house cleaning or something else, but here I am with a book or on my computer, and it's hard to go away from either one.
(Cathy Phillips 2:55pm December 22, 2011)

My favorite time wasters are Slingo and computer contests (just like Robin above). Today will be an entire day of waste because we are away from home visiting and everyone here has to work so . . . I get to enter contests and read. That is so much fun. Reading is NOT a time waster!
(Angee Bartlett 2:55pm December 22, 2011)

My alarm goes off half an hour before I have to get up. But I have a second set twentyfive minutes later, after killing the first I usually fall asleep again.

And I'm able to ignore the alarm of my husbands clock, he has to get up really early sometimes.
(Ute Heikaemper 2:56pm December 22, 2011)

I have to admit that I just love Angry Birds. It is just so much fun to play at any age. Thank You and Merry Christmas Everyone!
(Cheryl English 3:04pm December 22, 2011)

My number one time waster is the computer, I spend hours on it every day. I get about two humdred emails a day. Sales, author blogs, book blogs - which is where I get my TBR list. I just finished THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS, very good and I read about that of RIF. My biggest waste of time is the freebie/frugal sites. The second biggest time waster, I am ashamed to admit, is I take Nap's. I am always tired. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I don't think it is a waste of time but I just bought every Laura Lippman book and plan on hitting those come January for a marathon. I also just downloaded two of your books on my brand new kindle.
(Kathleen Bianchi 3:18pm December 22, 2011)

Computer solitaire, definitely. It's so addictive.
(Theresa Hurley 3:26pm December 22, 2011)

computer games... angry birds especially... :)
(May Pau 3:39pm December 22, 2011)

(Silvana Moscato 4:00pm December 22, 2011)

I'm addicted to playing spider solitaire. When I go online I start going through my emails, but before long, I've switched to playing spider solitaire. I just can't seem to leave solitaire alone.
(Carol Woodruff 4:27pm December 22, 2011)

My biggest time wasters are the computer, reading book/author blogs and daily news articles spotlighted on Yahoo, reading paperbacks, and my fav shows to watch on TV. I also enjoy browsing through our local library for new books hitting the shelves. Of course, everyone should feel guilty for slacking on the housework (cleaning), but the dust never ends or the dirty dishes! Bad habits once acquired, are hard to break. Thanks for the great blog and contest!
(Linda Luinstra 4:49pm December 22, 2011)

Playing on the internet is my favorite time waster. It can't be reading, because that is definitely time well spent. Thanks for your column.
(G S Moch 5:02pm December 22, 2011)

Playing games on the computer. Also doing jigsaw puzzles.
(Wilma Frana 5:12pm December 22, 2011)

Entering contests is my favorite way to kill time. I enjoy following you in your blog and on Fresh Fiction.
(Marilyn Legault 5:18pm December 22, 2011)

me it get up at 6am and take dog out fr his walk still jammie and then come in get soda i do not drink coffee and then open email and yea i check to see if if i won and then answer those email first then go and get dress about 7 30 so i am up all ready over 1 and half hr
(Desiree Reilly 5:59pm December 22, 2011)

These days it's playing Farmville on Facebook. That is a huge waste of my time.
Entering contests it not a waste f time. Neither is reading my books.
(Tammy Yenalavitch 6:03pm December 22, 2011)

Happy Holidays!! There are times that I start reading a book and the next thing I know I look up and hours have passed because I've just lost myself in the pages. Time waster, maybe, but time well spent definitely :)
(Sharon D 6:39pm December 22, 2011)

Sitting in front of the computer can be a time waster. I plan to be on for a few minutes and time slips away. Happy holidays.
(Kim C 6:46pm December 22, 2011)

I play video games and playing computer solitaire. I also enjoy entering the Fresh Fiction contests and doing blog contests. Hope to win.
(David Christian 6:57pm December 22, 2011)

Blogs and sudoku! When I can, I stay in bed and read in the morning.
(Mary C 7:49pm December 22, 2011)

I love reading a good romance book and playing video games on the computer.
(Mary Smith 8:08pm December 22, 2011)

I loved your reminded me of how often I take all day to get nothing done :). Have a merry Christmas all.
(Robin McKay 8:17pm December 22, 2011)

I get up, get my coffee, turn the computer on and start with freebies, then emails, then facebook , then sweepstakes. When I get that all done (3 hours later) I try and do some work around the house . But I always end up back at the computer. If the computer is down then my next fave is reading. My husband loves sports and we only have one tv so....... Would love to win one of your books !

Thank you so much !
(Susan King 8:22pm December 22, 2011)

All those headlines on, I go from one light news story to another and find hours have passed.
(Lisa Elwood 8:32pm December 22, 2011)

I like to read when relaxing ,and I also do crafts.
When I work on my computer it seems to take forever to get done. Happy Holidays
(Deb Pelletier 8:56pm December 22, 2011)

I love just browsing the internet and checking on all of my favorite authors. Now I can indulge because as a teacher, we just finished the semester and I can peruse for books until my heart is content (which never happens!)
(Renee Brown 9:06pm December 22, 2011)

The internet has got to be the biggest time suck ever! Happy Holidays!
(Tara Smith 9:19pm December 22, 2011)

I love the internet being able to keep up with all my favorite authors as well as finding new ones to read.I am a pogo person to I only have a few million tokens got hooked on facebooks bubble speed and havent played in awhile.If Im not working or reading then its most likely that Im online :O)Thanks for sharing with us today.Happy Holidays
(Wanda Flanagan 9:25pm December 22, 2011)

I like to get up an hour or more before my family and have quiet time playing
computer games to get my brain working for the day. In the evening I read an
hour or more after everyone has retired just for the peace and quiet. Don't get
me wrong I really like people and activity in my life but I have to have my quiet
tme just for me.
(Sandra Spilecki 9:28pm December 22, 2011)

Well I'm back from shopping with my daughters and I'm wiped! Glad you
all shared some of my favorite addictions too! I'm about to open a book
too! Hope you all managed to get a copy of Almost an Angel. Keep
commenting everyone. Free book available until Jan 7.
(Jade Lee 9:56pm December 22, 2011)

I have to check out all the blogs I subscribe too, go through all my good emails. Read just a few more pages. I can always get a better score on jewels if I try just one more time. All of these things are infinately more fun than doing something I'm supposed to be doing.
(Lisa Kendall 10:41pm December 22, 2011)

Sherry Lebow
My favorite time waster is playing games on Facebook. Happy Holidays
(Sherry Lebow 12:54pm December 23, 2011)

Clicking links on is how I pass the time seeing what is happening around the world.
(Lindsey Ekland 3:27am December 23, 2011)

Lately my time consumer is preparing for Christmas, from shopping and
wrapping, visiting and cooking, making cookies and trimming the tree.
Along with the normal everyday this is added to leave me exhausted.
(Carla Carlson 10:11am December 23, 2011)

My favourite time waster is the internet.
(Cheryl McEwen 4:52pm December 23, 2011)

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