So, what do you do when you can't leave the house, don't feel like reading or writing the 500-Word story of the week and can't play your horn without blowing germs through the pipes? You play FarmVille on Facebook. My farm is full of interesting animals and a diverse orchard. Just this morning, I harvested rice and soybeans and then planted wheat, squash and strawberries. I plucked down from a duck, milked the cows and collected truffles the pigs had rooted out. I haven't accumulated enough "cash" to expand my farm, so it's packed to the borders, and all those elephants the farm neighbors have been sending as gifts don't help. Keep that in mind the next time you send me a farm gift—bunnies take up much less space.
I know it's a waste of time, and I could get more out of watching Regis and Kelly, but I can't do that because The Marx brothers are on—first A Day At the Races, and later Go West followed by A Night in Casablanca.
After you fritter away time with FarmVille, you go read this. It's usually off color, so if that sort of thing bothers you, don't follow the link.
Then you go here and scroll through the captioned photos of animals and check out the news tab for captioned photos of humans who behave like animals.
And after that, you play with this. A cartographer named Andy Woodruff has figured out that Ohio has 88 counties, the same number as a piano has keys. So, he has assigned a note on the piano to each county according to census numbers. If you select Asian in the category space, you'll discover the counties with a high number of Asians have a high note assigned to them, and those with just a few Asians have a lower note assigned. The same county may have a high note for males or something mid-range for children under 5. You can play a "song" by choosing the route between two cities like Cleveland to Cincinnati, and you can play "The Entertainer" on the map of Ohio because Woodruff has programmed it in.
So, there are just a few tips for wasting time when you're stuck in the house. What do you on days like this?