Monday, April 17, 2006

I see boggle boards

(With apologies to Haley Joel Osment, who by the way, turned 18 last week. Just in case you were feeling really young lately.)

This should be illegal. It has engulfed my life. And consumes all my free time. As of this past Friday anyway. I was up until 2 AM Sunday morning indulging in my newfound obsession. When I should be writing, I'm boggling instead.

They say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. Well, I have a problem. I am completely addicted. I liken it to opium, not that I would know. Like right now, for instance. I cannot wait to finish this post so that I can go and play some more. Thanks, Xinh.

It has somehow melded with my OCD so that I lie awake in bed at night seeing letters in my head. And trying to make words from them. I have trouble paying attention when people are talking to me now. Also because of the letters in my head. I wish I was exaggerating. I now know that previously meaningless three-letter combinations such as a-n-a, a-i-n, and l-e-s are accepted as actual words.

It is my goal in life, dare I say my destiny, to finish #1 on the 4X4 board. Just once. My best finish so far is 3rd place. Twice. But I think I can do it. If I quit my job, completely ignore my friends, and dedicate any time that I'm not playing to studying the OED.

So my advice to you? Don't click on it. Don't go there. Trust me. But if you do, look me up. I go by Bone, not unlike here. And if you don't see me, wait. I'll be there. Sooner than later.

For now, I must go. Destiny calls. I see boggle boards. And I'm afraid Bruce Willis can't help me now.

Hmm... Willis? Sil... sill... lis... ill... will... ills... wills...

"I've got too much time on my hands. It's ticking away with my sanity..."


  1. I. Can't. Stop. Either.

    Just like the best thing ever...

  2. Clicked on the link, then back to the post. Thanks for the warning. Can't afford another addiction right now. Now if you will excuse me, I have to go eat a blueberry non-fat ice cream and a crappy atomic sub while shaving my chest.

  3. Oh sure, tell us about it and then expect we won't be addicted. Thanks!

  4. Haha! I just blogged about the same thing!

    Third- I'm impressed!

    ok, back to boggle...

  5. Heh! You blame me, I blame my friend Natey. He's the one who got me addicted to it.

  6. OCG: Addictive, isn't it? So what's your best finish? ;-)

    Dorothy: Ooo I like that. It is like shaving your chest. Once you start, you can't stop.

    Carnealian: You're welcome. It's good for anytime you need to kill several hours...

    Lizzie: OK, but you better not win before I do!

    Xinh: It's OK. I'm sure I'll get tired of it eventually. But for now, I must go :)

  7. I Was George Michaeled4/17/2006 05:35:00 PM

    OCD much?
    Seek help.
    I find it very funny that now instead of obsessing about blogging you obsess about boggling.
    Just move the "l" around.
    What's next bolgging?

  8. You sound like my sister-in-law. She's hooked on Suduko and she once told me that she has DREAMS of suduko games where she places the numbers on the grid and finishes the game.

    I'm easily addicted to word games too. For awhile, I was hooked on "Tumblebees", then "Bookworm" and "Word Whomp" on

    I'm afraid to go over to Boggle...that sounds like something I would get hooked on.

  9. I downloaded a game called Acropolis once. I did that, too...saw letters in my head long after I stopped playing. Imaginary letters popping up spelling imaginary words. Now, that's scary!!!
    I'm NOT going there now. I have too much to do....road trip ahead!!

  10. Gotta Have Faith: Only when I'm awake. Good point. I haven't thought about that. My two loves are blogging and boggling. I guess it was a logical step.

    Chickadee: I played poker on a few times. But never got addicted.

    Jennifer: That's OK. Weboggle will be here when you return :) Have a good trip.

  11. Oh, so just because you're addicted you want the rest of us to succumb to this awful thing...way to go Bone.

  12. Yes. Misery loves company :)