Oh, gosh, the Internet is so dangerous for me. I can tell myself I have 10 minutes of fun time to surf around to my favorite sites, and zeeeerrrrppp! Suddenly two hours have passed.
One big time drain for me is the news. I’m a current events junkie. I think part of it is that I don’t want to be oblivious or ignorant about what’s going on in the world around me, good or bad. So I tend to bounce around between CNN, MSNBC, FOXNews and my local Houston Chron.
I also love to do research for my books, so much so that a lot of times I’m researching points if interest that I know will never even be used. I just find them interesting.
Like Allison, I make use of Google, and in my case, it’s Google Books. It’s really my only possible source for some primary research sources, like an 1886 copy of Cleopatra’s Needle; a history of the London Obelisk.
I also love Lee Jackson’s The Victorian Dictionary.
For shopping temptation I love QVC, where I recently bought my new ravishing red Acer AspireOne netbook, and a awesome pair of sheets. And Zazzle. Where else can you buy a cool pair of Dia De Los Muertos shoes?
And last of all, I love to cook (translate = EAT!), but given a lack of time to devote to the hobby, most everything I cook is simple and fast. I visit Allrecipes several times a week and print off recipes that catch my eye.
I could go on and on (and on and on) but I’ll stop there! What about you? Keep sharing your favorites with us as well!