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    have the same problem

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    OK, I just spent a good amount of time on the jigsaw puzzle website.....like I need more websites to distract me.

    At least I wasn't spending money on the fabric websites LOL.

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    That is me exactly. The internet is like living at the library with a huge museum attached all from my recliner. It just doesn't get better than that. Quilting is my physical activity
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    i learned a long time ago when I am going to get on the computer- but want to accomplish something today too- I set a timer for 45 minutes---my kitchen timer has a 1 minute warning beep- I get on the computer- when the 1 minute warning beeps I know I have 1 minute to wrap up what I am doing & shut down- when the timer goes off (it drives me crazy-doesn't stop til I get there) I shut it off & move on to another activity. I may go back to the computer later *setting the timer again*...i'm sometimes referred to as 'the timer queen' I set timers for everything- when I 'm quilting I set a timer so I don't get so involved I spend way too much time & forget to stop & eat...or work til i'm so sore I can hardly move. timers help me get things done.
    I need to do this! Sooooo much wasted time!!

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    I should learn to do this reading at night and work more during day.

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    After having company for the long holiday weekend I got behind on my emails. Told my DH after breakfast this morning I was going to catch up on my emails, and he replied, "There goes the day!" He can't understand how one site leads to another. I find it fascinating!
    Please meet my avatar quilting buddy, Myrtle McQuilter

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    I have been down that rabbit hole many a time and enjoyed every step. Luckily, I'm not committed to getting anything done on a deadline! It's lucky, also, that we didn't have computers when I was in college. I would have come out with an education, but certainly not the one that was intended. Then again, maybe I would have known myself better and made wiser choices. I hope that's the case for today's young ones.
    "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger View Post
    I got up this morning & headed to the computer to spend a few minutes checking out QB PICTURES section. Noticed DoriDeS's quilt pic (http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t225198.html) and liked it.

    Decided to check out similar quilts using Mr.. Google images. While looking at the images, I came across
    a quilt pic and the geometric designed intrigued me so, of course, I visited the website to learn more about it.

    Turns out the quilt design was a representation of the Fibonacci numbers. Fibonacci? who's that?

    Headed to Wikipedia to learn more and ended up veering off to read about Lucas numbers and the Golden Ratio.I learned that the Golden Ratio is used for quilting (among other things) to get the best ratio in rectangular and other quilt designs. I also learned that there are books of puzzles that are based on the F. Numbers.

    Since I love puzzles, both pencil and jigsaw, I google "puzzles' and find JigZone (http://www.jigzone.com/) website. I've been there before but hadn't visited for a long time.
    There I spent the best part of an hour doing an animal jigsaw puzzle. So my few minutes of computer time turned into quite a bit longer than that.

    This is why I have so many quilt UFOs. Good thing I'm retired!

    Does this sort of thing happen to you? The internet is addicting...at least it seems that way to me!
    Sounds like me too, starting with QB and going from there.

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    Well, I just spent an hour more than I intended on the computer looking at Fibonacci numbers, golden ratio, and playing with jigsaw puzzles.. I love on line jigsaw puzzles.. everything is facing the correct way!! Thanks for the fun.. I enjoyed myself!
    http://signatures.mylivesignature.co...AC3300A534.png Life is good when you're busy with babies.

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    Sounds good to me. Let your curiosity guide you, and be glad you have it, and the time and means to pursue it.
    Fortune favours the prepared mind
    "Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler." Albert Einstein

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    My DH is retired and I have an idea that that may be how he spends most of his time. Of course, when I retire next month I'm sure we'll be fighting over the computer.

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