25 Ways To Waste Time While You Wait

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This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.

Whether it’s the school pickup line, the dentist’s office or the DMV, most of us spend hours each month waiting for things to happen. I thought I’d make a list of some things you could do while waiting.

  • Clean out your email inbox
  • Backup the photos on your phone
  • Make a workout playlist
  • Write a letter to a friend
  • Read the news
  • Plan your next vacation or roadtrip
  • Make a to do list
  • Pay bills
  • Clean out your purse or wallet
  • Call a loved one to say hello
  • Learn a new language using a language app
  • Say hello to someone around you and get to know a stranger
  • Schedule an appointment for the doctor or dentist
  • Review something you purchased online
  • Watch your favorite show using a streaming app
  • Find a new phone app that makes life easier
  • Make a bucket list
  • Donate to a favorite charity
  • Shop online for gifts or necessities
  • Send pictures to a loved one
  • Look up the scores of your favorite sports team
  • Find a new recipe to make for dinner
  • Observe people
  • Write your goals down
  • Play a fun game, like Panda Pop

Panda Pop is a fun mobile app that I’ve been enjoying the past couple months. The game requires the use of strategy to “save” the baby pandas. There are over 1,000 levels of play so you will never be bored with this game! I also love that you can compete against your friends. Download the game for iPhone or Android here and see what all the excitement is about :)

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I’m Not Really A Gamer But…

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This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.

I’m going to start this post off by admitting that I’m not really much of a gamer. Growing up as part of the first generation to have computers and handheld gaming devices as a child, I really only have a couple memories of childhood gaming experiences. The fondest memory is playing video games with my siblings in the basement. The way my brothers would laugh as they watched me attempt to play some of those classic video games will forever stay with me. You see, back then, I played video games by moving the controller and basically my whole body in the direction I wanted that little character on the screen to move. If I wanted the character to jump I’d literally pop up like I was magically going to make them copy my actions. During those years as well I played a computer game many in my generation played. You know the one where we spent our time trying not to die of dysentery or some other random disease as we traveled in a covered wagon?

Fast forward to adulthood and wow, how things have changed. My boys have more gaming options now, at 7 and 8 years old, than I did the first 25 years of my life. No longer do you have to blow on video games to get them to work since they are all either on disks or saved on the cloud. And computer games? Completely different! Floppy disks are a thing of the past, as are most games on disc, as the internet brings us a wealth of games right at our finger tips. Best of all, gaming isn’t limited to our home, in front of our television or our computer, because with smartphones we can have all the gaming action we want on the little device we carry around with us wherever we go.

I’ve discovered all the gaming fun I’ve been missing over the years when I discovered Panda Pop. It’s an addictive game where the main objective is to rescue baby pandas from an evil baboon by strategically bursting matching bubbles to help beat him & return the cubs to their worried mother. As you work your way through increasingly challenging levels there are a number of “powerups” and combos that you can use, all of which you learn throughout the game. There are currently over 1,000 levels in the game so this isn’t a game you will get bored of.

What I like most of all is the social aspect of the game. You can connect the game to your Facebook account and compete with friends through the game. I got Sinisa hooked on it and he loves it and we have a little friendly competition going in our home on who can get through the levels faster. You can also sync the game across multiple devices which is nice when you want to play on both your computer and your phone.

Having spent the past month or so playing the game, I am kicking myself for not discovering it sooner. It’s kept me sane during long road trips and been a nice break during busy work days. If you are playing Panda Pop, I’d love to hear what level you are on! I’m currently on 150.

If you haven’t downloaded this game yet, what are you waiting for? You can download it here. Have fun poppin’ bubbles!

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