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I'm hooked





This is SO addictive. It came via Caroline Smailes, whose new novel Black Books is out today (looking forward to reading it) and it's a genius idea for those of us who like our procrastination simply packaged.

It's taken me to blogs I would never have discovered, and for that reason alone I could do without it, frankly. I'm up to my neck in lovely blogs already. I don't need any more, for heavens' sake. Plus, I keep running back to the PC with random choices (Fish or Chips. There's another one.)

Give it a go, you'll see what I mean.

Comments

Caroline said…
Ah, but there is reason behind everything and now no one need ever be bored again.

I'd go for chips.

x
JJ said…
I'm here from the widgety thingy. (How's anyone meant to choose between reading and writing?)
JJ said…
Oh, and just because I know ... it's chips everytime!
Fionnuala said…
LOL Karen, I too have been playing with my widget all morning so to speak! Fx
Giggle! said…
HeHeHE!!! Yep it's really cool!

The awesome little widget just popped me over here!

This is so great! I'm just bouncing around the blogspere! xx
L-Plate Author said…
I've just come here from Caroline's widget thingie. Now I need to get some work done x
Trixie said…
I've been playing it all afternoon, not getting ANY work done! Nice to meet ya!
HelenMH said…
Maybe none of us will ever do any writing (or anything else really )ever again ... ah well never mind!
Annie Bright said…
Good thing I deleted my lovely blog then, Karen.
Hey, how are you?
Trixie said…
*waves*

Another hooker! Oh, I mean Addict! lol.

Nice to meet you!
Trixie said…
Oh, didn't realised I'd popped here earlier. OMG, can't believe I've been playing it for so long!
TOM FOOLERY said…
No! I need to go and lie down in a dark room I have eye ache - this widget is far too addictive :O Tommox
Kate said…
I had the fish/chips option to get here!
This widget is spooky...
trousers said…
It's highly addictive and is what brought me here. Love the shot of Molly!
Ken said…
Hi, I've been playing for about 20 monutes. Love it. But I think I live in the wrong country, I end up only at UK sites. Which is fine with me I have a lot of readers/friends in the UK, in fact some of my best readrs/friends.
ok I'm off to play again! lol
PS I see my friend from down under came by. Hi giggles
Ken said…
Trixie too, well all my frinds are stopping in! lol
Kerry said…
Yup, I'm a total addict too. Just strap me to a few chocolate eclairs and call it an intervention.
Ken said…
I'm back again! but I did take a brake! lol
Trixie you should slow down some.
Ashley Ladd said…
I know what you mean. I already spend more time than I should on my daily blog route, but this is fun and I'm glad I found your blog. Good blog. Obviously, I came from the Black Boxes game.
Ken said…
sorry, this is my first time here today! lol

I had to do this thing they call work....or something like that.
some thing about making money..I dont know I did something they gave me money. I came home and started playing. much better now! lol
Carol and Chris said…
Caroline's wonderful widget brought me whizzing here too!!

Fab blog and nice to 'meet' you

C
Debs said…
I love it too. It took me to l-plate's blog the first time I did it.
J.J said…
In the hour since I installed the gadget I have done precisely NO work.

Nice to make your acquaintance!
Hi! Found you with the black boxes. I too keep running back.
willow said…
Yep, here from the black box. Not too bad, since my computer is on a drafting table in the kitchen. I can stand and waste time!
Gorilla Bananas said…
This is off tropic, but I once sucked an egg out of a live chicken.
KAREN said…
I would leave reply, but I don't talk to strangers ;o)

(There's another choice - introvert or extrovert!)
KAREN said…
Chips for me too, by the way :o)
Laura said…
I'm addicted to the Black Box now. :D

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