What’s on your Time Suck list?

by Jotter girl on October 31, 2012


For those who are not familiar with this term, a time suck is:

Something you do for fun where you lose track of time, when you should be doing other things. These other things  are sometimes important to your family’s survival.  Making dinner might be one example.  You are in a time suck when you’re oblivious to the sound of your children’s voices as they fight over whose turn it is on the X-Box.  This can be a good thing until somebody throws the remote and you’ve missed the whole argument and can’t tell who’s telling the truth.  A time suck can be very powerful and difficult to escape from, even when flying remotes are involved.  Examples from my time suck list are Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

I have a new addition to my list called COLOURlovers.  This is an online creative community where people from around the world create and share colors, palettes and patterns.   My virtual art studio/page over at COLOURlovers is Snow Daisy Studio, named after my real life art business.  I find myself fully absorbed in creating new patterns and even dreaming about color palletes in my sleep.

I was busy creating this pattern and color scheme when someone reminded me that they would like to eat dinner in this millennium.

I scalded soup yesterday at lunchtime while creating this pattern.

 I forgot last call for the bus this morning because I was busy putting this together.

What’s your time suck?


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

CPW October 31, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Jotter Girl.


Jotter girl November 1, 2012 at 6:45 am

Best comment ever!


OpinionsToGo October 31, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Anything that is that creative and beautiful is certainly NOT a time suck. You are a woman of many talents.


Jotter girl November 1, 2012 at 6:50 am

I know time suck sounds negative but any place that can keep me from noticing my boys fighting is heaven on earth! Time suck = happy place (sometimes at the expense of dinner). As usual, thanks for the support.


Cathy October 31, 2012 at 11:20 pm

I was of the impression that ANYTHING beautiful and compelling- that takes you away from making dinner and waiting on family is a “time suck”
As Catherine knows…. I meant no harm in my comment.
I could read her all day long.


Jotter girl November 1, 2012 at 6:52 am

I never interpreted it in any other way but good, Cathy. Having JG be a time such for you is a very high compliment. xo


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