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8.20.2013

5 Sites That Will Be My Downfall

with the exponentially increasing number of waste of time internet sites, you'd think i'd be all over the web, browsing everything from clothes to blogs to news to recipes.  this is just not the case.  i find myself going back to the same websites over and over again - and i don't even have facebook.  it seems as though i just can't help myself, and obviously one day you'll find my body in front of my computer, on my couch, with one of these sites on the screen.  as much as a try to remind myself what would tyler durden do? (you know, 'this is your life and it's ending one minute at a time'), i'll still keep ticking away those minutes on places like:

1. this is why i'm broke.  the most aptly named website i've ever come across.  before perusing this site, i had no idea i needed $11 glow in the dark toilet paper, a $50 brass knuckle taser, a $65 hands free umbrella dome, a $6,500 labyrinth aquarium, or a $55,000 tron motorcycle... but i do.  oh yes i do.  and the wishlist grows every day.  it seems i can scroll forever on here.  pet hoodies!  mini jellyfish aquariums!  wolverine handblades!  someone stop me.

2. 'recommendations' on youtube.  at least when i'm watching netflix, i can see that some show is 45 minutes long.  i understand where my time is going.  but the time suck that is youtube videos - where do my hours go?  really.  it feels as though i've watched 3 videos, maybe 5, 8 minutes... but according to the clock, the sun has set and it's now 140 minutes later than i remembering it being the last time i checked the time.  maybe aliens abduct me during those hours.  that seems more likely than the conclusion that i really did, in fact, just spend 2+ hours watching dancing cat videos online.  or willam belli on repeat.

3. tumblr and gif sites.  for example, my friends are married.  there's also a ton related to the legal profession that i find hilarious and oh so true.  why is it that everything is funnier if gif form?  and tumblr is another one that, like youtube, auto connects to a bunch of other 'you may also like' options.  stop it, of course i like them but i cannot sit here all day and view them!


4. webmd.  i am dying in so many different ways.  i spend a good hour, at least, reviewing my symptoms and deciding that i have cancer.  and then i call my dad, an actual doctor, and he tells me that i just have a headache, deal with it and tone down the caffeine.  (actually, not true.  my mom says things like that.  my dad and i are hypochondriacs and he had my brain scanned for tumors when i complained about my headaches.  for real though.  that happened.)  but webmd likes to cover all it's bases, so when you enter a symptom, there's an extensive 'it could also be this' list.  and i like to read every single one.

5. repetitive, single idea websites.  like rainy mood.  eel slap.  the constant evil emails on don't even reply. these things should get old.  but they don't.


someone take my internet away from me!

25 comments:

  1. I LOVE MFAM. It's definitely in my Bloglovin' lineup. :) Do you do "What Should We Call Me"?

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  2. Hahaha! Thanks for passing the time-wasters on... now I'll never get anything done! Youtube is definitely one of the worst ones—at getting you to think it'll only take 5 minutes. By the way, have you ever checked out Honest Trailers? ;)

    Michelle

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    1. Whaaat? No, no I have not. But I'm about to!!

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  3. Me and YouTube are besties. Me and Facebook are enemies. I don't have one either... soulmates? Probably.

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  4. gifs make posts SO MUCH BETTER!

    and i've wasted so much time on dogshaming.com and dyac.com (damn you autocorrect) reading and laughing my ass off.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  5. WebMD will be the death of me. I look up so much shit I should be dead by now. I am convinced I will die. Oh yes. It's so bad. Why do you think for the past 2 days, I kept my computer OFF while I had my migraine! I wasn't going anywhere near webmd (or google!) just to be told I had a brain aneurysm or brain cancer. (Which I was already questioning Bill.. Babe.. do you think it's a tumor????!!!!!)

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  6. I try to stay away from WebMD AND I am a nurse. Doesn't matter, still manages to convince myself that the stomach ache is my appendix ready to be removed or the headache is brain cancer!

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  7. What are some of the legal gif ones? I'm a paralegal so I feel like these may be right up my alley :)

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  8. This is why a smart phone is bad for me. Now I don't even need to be home to waste time on the internet

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  9. thanks for this.. my once productive day is now ruined. (although I am getting a head start on my birthday//Christmas wish list.. so I am being productive?)

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  10. Wait.

    There's a $50 brass knuckle taser?

    I need this.

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  11. Being in nursing school is like real-life webmd. At different times, I had myself convinced I had bone cancer, MS, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, and a thyroid disorder.

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  12. I am trying real hard not to check out the this is why im broke site...I am already broke I dont need any more help

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  13. Holy Hell. YouTube is such a time suck & Tumblr, don't even get me started. I call it a black hole. Sucks you in and never lets you escape. I've lost countless hours to both. It's insane.
    I also love damnyouautocorrect.com & unfriendable.com.

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  14. Oh my I took the plunge and checked out the this is why I'm broke site. I probably should not have clicked that, lol. As far as Youtube I spend more time on there than watching tv. I might as well cancel my cable and hook my internet up to my TV!

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    1. Haha!! I'm sorry for introducing this is why I'm broke. You'll be there for hours!

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  15. hmmm...this is why I'm broke...I should probably not even check that website out.

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  16. i used to like the old school ebaum's world...you know the one that featured "it's peanut butter and jelly time" hahahha

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  17. Hahaha...I am awful with anything youtube or tumblr! Ruins me!

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  18. I'm going to need to check those out!!

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  19. Lol love gifs & memephotos. But have you ever tried sharing one with a friend who isn't familiar with gifs/memes?? Its sooo deflating lol. But I admit it's cute-funny when they then try to reference them.. but "incorrectly" lol.

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    1. Whaaat? Someone exists that isn't familiar with them?! I don't believe it! Crazy talk.

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  20. ughhhh where have i been?! i've never heard of most of those sites!

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  21. Sorry. I meant to comment but I got so sidetracked with This is why I'm broke.... thanks. I think.

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  22. i got so distracted by that nick miller GIF that i didn't read the actual post. i blame you.

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