Here are a few things I do when I should be blogging:
I go through phases with phone games but this has lasted for months. I am obsessed with Tetris Blitz. Hours literally melt away as my eyes and fingers are glued to those little tiles falling down my phone. This is the specific reason that I did not get today's Manga Monday post up. There was a point challenge that was going to expire in an two hours, so I had to spend large amounts of my evening meeting said challenge.
When I started law school ten years ago, television disappeared from my life. I was too busy and preferred to spend my free time reading or playing on the internet. Fast forward to last May when I decided that I wanted to start watching Doctor Who. I became obsessed and a whole new world opened up. Maybe there would be other television shows that I'd like. So I started watching Sherlock, Firefly, The Thick of It, Broadchurch. In the past few weeks, I watched all of the British version of The Office. I've started watching Foyle's War, Merlin, and Orphan Black. I want to start Torchwood soon (I'm saving it). I've also been watching classic Doctor Who. I finished Terror of the Autons this morning. Plus, I rewatch Doctor Who episodes over and over. Along with Sherlock. Basically if it's British and/or sci fi, I'll watch it.
I was never one to paint my nails, but that's changed recently. When I lived in Sacramento, I found a great place that did quality $10 manicures and $20, so I started to get in the habit. Unfortunately, nail salons are a lot more expensive in Montana, so I figured I'd start painting my own nails. This quickly turned into an obsession. Not only does painting nails take up time, but there is the time spent at Target, Ulta, and Sephora looking at nail polish. And there are lots of great nail polish blogs to get me excited about new color lines. Basically, I love painting my nails any shade of blue as well as anything that is bright and noticeable. Neon yellow is a favorite.
I'm always looking for new hobbies. Last November, I decided to take fencing lessons. A total whim. I'm still not sure what prompted me to try it, but I love it. I spent all of Saturday at a fencing clinic in Bozeman, plus four hours of driving to and from the gym there. I'm not very good, but it's a sport that requires a lot of strategy - sort of like physical chess. The more I learn, the more I enjoy it.
We all have our guilty pleasures. Mine is celebrity gossip blogs. I spend far too much time reading this stuff. Especially because I don't care about most of the celebrities. But the ones I do care about are utterly fascinating. The blogs that I loyally visit every day include Lainey Gossip (my favorite), Gossip Cop, Celebitchy, and People.
I love podcasts. I'm subscribed to at least 100 podcasts. I pick and choose which ones I listen to, but I do spend a lot of time listening to podcasts. Usually when I'm driving or doing chores. That's time that I could be spending using my Audible audiobooks but I'm not. It's too hard to stay away from my beloved Doctor Who podcasts and history podcasts and NPR podcasts and pop culture podcasts and more. Sometimes I can comment or blog and listen to podcasts at the same time, but usually I like devoting my full concentration to each task.