A moment of zen (or hours-long time suck) for your holiday

A moment of zen (or hours-long time suck) for your holiday

It’s that season: the season when you’re supposed to be counting your blessings, thinking of the things for which you’re thankful, and generally being full of peace and goodwill to all. Thinking about 2020 makes that a particularly surreal activity. It could make your brain hurt.

Trying to get all serious about this just made me exhausted. So instead, I’m taking a break from all the serious thinking and sharing some of the things that just give me that moment of zen in my work day. If you want, join me in the silly frivolity of the things I waste time with use as mini-breaks in my workday.

This charity in the U.K. runs a farm for rescued animals. They tweet daily, and the farmer/narrator and his massive love for his motley crew of cats and ducks and geese and goats and cows and everything just makes me happy, if only for a few minutes every day.

Smudge with Monday feeling that lasts a week #smudgethecat #mondayfeeling #relaxedcat @StillKara1 pic.twitter.com/nWz7CHyr90

— caenhillcc (@caenhillcc) November 23, 2020

Growing up on a cattle ranch we had a lot of working dogs, but the favorites were always heelers, which are now given the fancy name of “Australian Cattle Dog.” But they’ll always be heelers to me, and the @heelersbot delivers them every day. I want one so badly, but my city lifestyle doesn’t really make one a good fit. So I live vicariously through these guys.

pic.twitter.com/Ri7omMJjy6

— heelersbot (@heelersbot) November 22, 2020

I also want a lynx, which is really not something that can or should happen, thus @HourlyLynxes.

HourlyLynxes presents: pic.twitter.com/AK8ESK9Ugf

— Hourly Lynxes (@HourlyLynxes) November 22, 2020

I have aspirations of being a birder, but the visitors to my feeder are pretty boring. So it’s @BirdPerHour to the rescue. I mean, look at these guys.

I also can’t collect high-end art, but I can enjoy snippets during the workday. Of course @JohnConstableRA is not an 18th century master, but they are an awfully good Twitter curator.

The Strand by Night by Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson 1937 Oil on Canvas (Cartwright Hall Art Gallery) pic.twitter.com/IHx2htEEIZ

— John Constable (@JohnConstableRA) November 22, 2020

There’s always a bit of perspective to be found from @TweetsofOld. I don’t know how they find the perfect headline for the moment from the last century, but they unerringly do.

pic.twitter.com/InbHbCZlcG

— R.L. Ripples (@TweetsofOld) November 20, 2020

REFUSED TO WEAR MASK–IS SHOT DOWN H.D. Miller, a deputy health officer, shot and severely wounded James Wisser, a horseshoer, in front of a downtown drug store early today, following Willer’s refusal to don an influenza mask. California1918 pic.twitter.com/KlECpa2QNJ

— R.L. Ripples (@TweetsofOld) November 22, 2020

It’s not that I don’t have real, serious things for which I’m thankful. But after a year like this, a little bit of levity—a break from all the horrendous stuff—helps. It’s mini-therapy. So in the spirit of giving the gift of absurdity to everyone, what are your favorite time-wasters online rabbit holes?


It’s that season: the season when you’re supposed to be counting your blessings, thinking of the things for which you’re thankful, and generally being full of peace and goodwill to all. Thinking about 2020 makes that a particularly surreal activity. It could make your brain hurt.

Trying to get all serious about this just made me exhausted. So instead, I’m taking a break from all the serious thinking and sharing some of the things that just give me that moment of zen in my work day. If you want, join me in the silly frivolity of the things I waste time with use as mini-breaks in my workday.

This charity in the U.K. runs a farm for rescued animals. They tweet daily, and the farmer/narrator and his massive love for his motley crew of cats and ducks and geese and goats and cows and everything just makes me happy, if only for a few minutes every day.

Smudge with Monday feeling that lasts a week #smudgethecat #mondayfeeling #relaxedcat @StillKara1 pic.twitter.com/nWz7CHyr90— caenhillcc (@caenhillcc) November 23, 2020

Growing up on a cattle ranch we had a lot of working dogs, but the favorites were always heelers, which are now given the fancy name of “Australian Cattle Dog.” But they’ll always be heelers to me, and the @heelersbot delivers them every day. I want one so badly, but my city lifestyle doesn’t really make one a good fit. So I live vicariously through these guys.

pic.twitter.com/Ri7omMJjy6— heelersbot (@heelersbot) November 22, 2020

I also want a lynx, which is really not something that can or should happen, thus @HourlyLynxes.

HourlyLynxes presents: pic.twitter.com/AK8ESK9Ugf— Hourly Lynxes (@HourlyLynxes) November 22, 2020

I have aspirations of being a birder, but the visitors to my feeder are pretty boring. So it’s @BirdPerHour to the rescue. I mean, look at these guys.

#birdbot pic.twitter.com/hkBInN0nWO— bird/h (@BirdPerHour) November 11, 2020

#birdbot pic.twitter.com/qIlFeqTB5l— bird/h (@BirdPerHour) November 23, 2020

I also can’t collect high-end art, but I can enjoy snippets during the workday. Of course @JohnConstableRA is not an 18th century master, but they are an awfully good Twitter curator.

The Strand by Night by Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson 1937 Oil on Canvas (Cartwright Hall Art Gallery) pic.twitter.com/IHx2htEEIZ— John Constable (@JohnConstableRA) November 22, 2020

There’s always a bit of perspective to be found from @TweetsofOld. I don’t know how they find the perfect headline for the moment from the last century, but they unerringly do.

pic.twitter.com/InbHbCZlcG— R.L. Ripples (@TweetsofOld) November 20, 2020

REFUSED TO WEAR MASK–IS SHOT DOWN H.D. Miller, a deputy health officer, shot and severely wounded James Wisser, a horseshoer, in front of a downtown drug store early today, following Willer’s refusal to don an influenza mask. California1918 pic.twitter.com/KlECpa2QNJ— R.L. Ripples (@TweetsofOld) November 22, 2020

It’s not that I don’t have real, serious things for which I’m thankful. But after a year like this, a little bit of levity—a break from all the horrendous stuff—helps. It’s mini-therapy. So in the spirit of giving the gift of absurdity to everyone, what are your favorite time-wasters online rabbit holes?Daily KosIt’s that season: the season when you’re supposed to be counting your blessings, thinking of the things for which you’re thankful, and generally being full of peace and goodwill to all. Thinking about 2020 makes that a particularly surreal activity. It could make your brain hurt.

Trying to get all serious about this just made me exhausted. So instead, I’m taking a break from all the serious thinking and sharing some of the things that just give me that moment of zen in my work day. If you want, join me in the silly frivolity of the things I waste time with use as mini-breaks in my workday.

This charity in the U.K. runs a farm for rescued animals. They tweet daily, and the farmer/narrator and his massive love for his motley crew of cats and ducks and geese and goats and cows and everything just makes me happy, if only for a few minutes every day.

Smudge with Monday feeling that lasts a week #smudgethecat #mondayfeeling #relaxedcat @StillKara1 pic.twitter.com/nWz7CHyr90— caenhillcc (@caenhillcc) November 23, 2020

Growing up on a cattle ranch we had a lot of working dogs, but the favorites were always heelers, which are now given the fancy name of “Australian Cattle Dog.” But they’ll always be heelers to me, and the @heelersbot delivers them every day. I want one so badly, but my city lifestyle doesn’t really make one a good fit. So I live vicariously through these guys.

pic.twitter.com/Ri7omMJjy6— heelersbot (@heelersbot) November 22, 2020

I also want a lynx, which is really not something that can or should happen, thus @HourlyLynxes.

HourlyLynxes presents: pic.twitter.com/AK8ESK9Ugf— Hourly Lynxes (@HourlyLynxes) November 22, 2020

I have aspirations of being a birder, but the visitors to my feeder are pretty boring. So it’s @BirdPerHour to the rescue. I mean, look at these guys.

#birdbot pic.twitter.com/hkBInN0nWO— bird/h (@BirdPerHour) November 11, 2020

#birdbot pic.twitter.com/qIlFeqTB5l— bird/h (@BirdPerHour) November 23, 2020

I also can’t collect high-end art, but I can enjoy snippets during the workday. Of course @JohnConstableRA is not an 18th century master, but they are an awfully good Twitter curator.

The Strand by Night by Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson 1937 Oil on Canvas (Cartwright Hall Art Gallery) pic.twitter.com/IHx2htEEIZ— John Constable (@JohnConstableRA) November 22, 2020

There’s always a bit of perspective to be found from @TweetsofOld. I don’t know how they find the perfect headline for the moment from the last century, but they unerringly do.

pic.twitter.com/InbHbCZlcG— R.L. Ripples (@TweetsofOld) November 20, 2020

REFUSED TO WEAR MASK–IS SHOT DOWN H.D. Miller, a deputy health officer, shot and severely wounded James Wisser, a horseshoer, in front of a downtown drug store early today, following Willer’s refusal to don an influenza mask. California1918 pic.twitter.com/KlECpa2QNJ— R.L. Ripples (@TweetsofOld) November 22, 2020

It’s not that I don’t have real, serious things for which I’m thankful. But after a year like this, a little bit of levity—a break from all the horrendous stuff—helps. It’s mini-therapy. So in the spirit of giving the gift of absurdity to everyone, what are your favorite time-wasters online rabbit holes?Read MoreDaily Kos

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