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Old 12-28-2012, 09:48 AM   #1
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"Hidey Places"

From being here on ER for a while, I can see that I'm not alone in spending much time online. It helps keep the brain working, but from time to time, perhaps a little too much... too intense... and sometimes it seems like work rather than fun.

So, a "hidey place"... a click away from things like blogging, answering mail, or checking up on personal necessities or obligations. I'll tell you my "hidey places" if you'll tell me yours.

1. Solitaire or Bloobs
2. Modern Mechanix/ Mechanics Illustrated (for those interested in the history of today's science and why stuff is...) A huge site.
Modern Mechanix | Yesterday's tomorrow, today.
3. Hunting down on Google... Places we've been, Lived, or want to see.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:58 AM   #2
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I have looked at numbers two and three. I thought number one said something else at first and I was going to include it.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:12 AM   #3
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:07 PM   #4
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A few years ago we had a very bad winter and I found a bunch of live streaming beach web cams. It was a nice break from my normal internet sites. I'd just watch the waves for a while and the people and dogs and try to imagine how over heated and sunburn they were getting. One favorite site also had audio and listening to the waves and birds was just lovely.

I don't have those links any more but I searched again and found a nice one -
EarthCam - Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Cam
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:27 PM   #5
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A few years ago we had a very bad winter and I found a bunch of live streaming beach web cams. It was a nice break from my normal internet sites. I'd just watch the waves for a while and the people and dogs and try to imagine how over heated and sunburn they were getting. One favorite site also had audio and listening to the waves and birds was just lovely.

I don't have those links any more but I searched again and found a nice one -
EarthCam - Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Cam
Oh very nice and I don't have to fly across the country to see it!
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:47 PM   #6
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Video games: Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Portal are a few favorites. I watch Netflix while surfing the web and watching the stock market, so that's not exactly one of my relaxing activities.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:50 PM   #7
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Hog's Breath Saloon - Key West and Destin, Florida - Live web cams, music, bar, food, entertainment, bikini contest
Have been around for many years. 3 live cams w/sound.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:53 PM   #8
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:38 PM   #9
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:43 PM   #10
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I don't have those links any more but I searched again and found a nice one -
EarthCam - Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Cam
But as you can see, it's a bit cloudy today - Maybe tomorrow I'll walk on over there
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:27 PM   #11
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I'm like Imoldernu...I like boobs, and the Mechanics Illustrated will keep me busy for awhile.

I also watch a lot of Utube documentaries...(some examples)...
Texas Country Reporter - YouTube America's Heartland - YouTube National Geographic - YouTube Modern Marvels - YouTube How It's Made - YouTube

As well as a host of other forums...
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:59 PM   #12
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This site has actually been my go to hidey place on the 'net for the last few years. I am much more of a lurker than a poster; but, I am making a conscious effort to post more. I hope that I will ever see this site as an obligation; that would take all of the fun out of it for me.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:36 PM   #13
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1. David James Elliott (actor) fan site
2. Fanfiction website -- specifically JAG fiction
3. This ER forum
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:08 PM   #14
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I enjoy all kinds of music, and discovered Daryl Hall's site a few months ago. I really enjoy it. Live From Daryl's House with Daryl Hall :: Homepage

All different types of music done in an informal setting with lots of interesting interaction. My favorite is session #23 with Todd Rundgren.....been a fan of his for a long time. Plus I have developed several new favorites I probably would not have heard, like Nick Waterhouse. So much good music....I listen to something from that site just about everyday.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:36 PM   #15
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I definitely lurk here more than anywhere else. I also lurk at Married with Luggage and a little at Inspiration and Chai.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:44 PM   #16
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I definitely lurk here more than anywhere else. I also lurk at Married with Luggage and a little at Inspiration and Chai.
What? Don't understand?
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:23 PM   #17
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Those are other sites that I go to on the web. Maybe I don't understand the question. Sorry.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:11 AM   #18
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Here is my chill method. Open Twitter, and scroll through the tweets of those I follow. This includes God, Sarah Silverman, actors from The Office, Seth MacFarlane, Gawker, Tim Seidell, etc. Either something humorous is posted, or there might be a link to a video or story which will occupy the mind.

If I find myself in YouTube, I'll search for a song or artist, and scroll through related videos.

A simple diversion that starts with Twitter on my cell phone.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:58 PM   #19
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Maybe this qualifies?

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Old 12-29-2012, 07:33 PM   #20
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I enjoy all kinds of music, and discovered Daryl Hall's site a few months ago. I really enjoy it. Live From Daryl's House with Daryl Hall :: Homepage

All different types of music done in an informal setting with lots of interesting interaction. My favorite is session #23 with Todd Rundgren.....been a fan of his for a long time. Plus I have developed several new favorites I probably would not have heard, like Nick Waterhouse. So much good music....I listen to something from that site just about everyday.
Plus 1 and also to the Rundgren set. When I first watched those I was so impressed with the music, that I wanted to buy it. Of course being old school I was looking for a disc, but those were not available.
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