Best Ways to Procrastinate

As the King of Procrastination, I have become very very good at being able to waste time in a variety of ways. With finals breathing down your neck here are a few of the ways I love to delay my inevitable unpreparedness. Good luck, and have fun!


House of Cards – A psychological political thriller with twist and turns a plenty. You can’t tell if you Love or hate Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey)…and you love it! If I say anything else it’s about 99% sure a spoiler, so mouth shut!

Sherlock – A modern take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective masterpieces, Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness) is a perfect Holmes and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) fills the role of Dr. Holmes wonderfully.

Sons of Anarchy – Welcome to Charming, a town run by a biker gang who dabbles in the legal and illegal business ventures. If you like some old school violence, clinically insane family feuds and grade A acting you will love SoA!

Orange is the New Black – Arguably one of the best shows of 2013 this Netflix exclusive follows Piper (Taylor Schilling) a devoted and happy wife who is convicted of a drug traffic charge 10 years after the incident. The show follows the blonde suburbanite through the rough and tumble New York prison system.

Archer – A cartoon that appeals to your adult badass side, Archer is the crazy alcoholic spy that we all wish we could be. Between his domineering boss mother, partner ex-girlfriend, Archer deals with an embarrassment of hilarious and raunchy co-workers that will have you in stitches.


They may only be 6 seconds, but you can and will spend HOURS watching these quick clips.

The easiest hardest game you will ever play! All you have to do is add the tiles together…simple right? WRONG! Good luck putting it down until you get the 2048 tile.

The 20 something’s go to news source, you can also waste a lot of time taking the quizzes about what 90s song you are and where you should live in Europe. Time = gone.

Bag it!
Bag It!
Imagine yourself working at Albertsons…ok no don’t do that. Just play this game based on making sure grocery items don’t break and you’ll be wasting time like a pro.

Dumb Ways to Die
This little addictive game started out as a public safety announcement. Too bad no one was warned of its highly addictive nature! (Oh and the song they made is catchy as hell)

Things to do:

Hike the M – Waste time and get in shape? It’s a win-win, unless you really do need to study.

Nap – Sounds simple…because it is. You really can just take a nap. It’s quiet lovely.

Fish, Golf or Bike – During finals Mother Nature loves to tempt Missoulians with gorgeous weather. It just isn’t fair to survive through winter and then give us sunny days of 60 and 70 degree weather. We are only human.

The Hub – Time to travel back to your childhood. Put down that textbook and head to The Hub to play your favorite arcade games, drive go-karts and dominate your pals at laser tag.

Drink – Like napping it sounds simple and again…it is. The weather is nice and Missoula is a hotspot for delicious craft brews. I can’t blame you for taking the edge off with a pint of your favorite beer.


Don’t forget you do have to eat. Between getting the groceries, the hour it takes to cook these meals and then eating them, you are bound to waste at least 2 hours!

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Pesto Cheesy Chicken Rolls

Simply Parmesan Chicken

Penne with Spring Vegetables

5 Can Soup

And here are a couple bonus appetizers if you are feeling extra “procrastinaty”

Sweet Potato Fries

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers