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1. ## Does this happen to you?

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!

2. LOL sounds like my day

3. 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.

4. Ask me why I was running late trying to get out of the house.. Jigzone.. I'm not retired.. I'm just running late.. ughhh

5. Had to try the jig zone. Cool. And, yes, happens to me all the time. It's kind of disappointing if it doesn't happen.

6. It is wonderful to have a world of knowledge only a click away. Of course one click leads to another and another and.......there goes the morning.

7. Just think of it this way, you could have turn on TV and probably not only learned nothing, but also not learned a thing while having fun. Actually sounds like time well spent to me!

8. Yes, I find the internet has taught a lot!!!!!!!

9. Yes....it does. So, is that a problem? If so.....why? Sounds perfect to me. We were able to live long enough to retire. We have enough sense to use the computer and do internet investigations. We also have health enough to be up, doing what intrigues us....still having curious minds. We like to learn. Shall I go on?

10. Yes, that sounds exactly like what I do when I get on the Internet! I love it, but it drives DH nuts because I spend so much time on it. He doesn't have anything to do the net or computers.

11. Yep! Everyday. That's why I get basics done and plead the 5th.

12. Add me to the list.

I love the jigsaw puzzles here. http://www.jigidi.com/?cat=0&dif=0

13. I'm in love with fibonacci and the Golden Mean (ratio)! Fascinating stuff, huh!
No wonder I go to bed at 3am and wake at 11am and don't seem to get anything else done! But my brain is much more curious and interested now than it was 50 years ago.

Jan in VA

14. So far I've been sitting here for 2 hrs telling myself I should get up and do some cleaning while its still cool but every one here has sent links I just have to check out. My baby brother showed up bright and early and asked why my dishes weren't done. I blamed the ladies from QB : ) --my dishes are now done and if I turn my chair just a wee bit I no longer see my dusty floors. After all it is Sunday

15. yep it's like computer ADD, you go from one thing to the other and then forget what you started searching for to begin with!

16. The Rabbit Trail!! One can get totally lost...

17. Yep! do it all the time - hate it when I do...must remember to try the timer trick...

Nan

Thanks a lot for the link to the puzzle website...now I have another distraction I have to cure myself of. I give up on that Candy Crushers game.

18. ALL THE TIME. I am addicted but not interested in a 12 step program!!! LOL

19. Yes! And you made me do it! I just had to follow you to the puzzle site and do the daily puzzle, now I have it booked marked. Thanks a lot!
peace

20. Originally Posted by Tartan
It is wonderful to have a world of knowledge only a click away. Of course one click leads to another and another and.......there goes the morning.
the morning, the afternoon - then evening & he's home. my ipad is easier to get off of - i run out of room for all the sites i am swtching between. new trick...paste great links to the yellow pad on ipad & go back later. sorta works. works better than trying to get on pc for just a few minutes! lol...puzzle & game sites w arcade games...better than M&M's

21. Originally Posted by ckcowl
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.
This sounds like a get idea. I get lost in serendipity trips on the internet all the time. I am just curious...not a bad thing, but time does fly by.

22. If I get on the computer during the day (like now) I tend to waste most of the day - if I wait until evening then I can spend an hour or so knowing that I have accomplished much more during the day.

23. happens all the time, I think that's why we're smarted, always looking up things and such

24. We all got a lot more done before the internet. It is good for a lot of things though.

25. LOL, when I was a Girl Scout (long, long ago) one of my Senior projects was volunteering at the County Library. My job was to "read the shelves"---to check the Dewey Decimal numbers to keep the books in order. Most Saturdays I didn't get very far because there were too many interesting non-fiction titles right at my fingertips. Now I don't even need to go to the library, the keyboard is at my fingertips.

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