Deceptively Addictive Websites

by Lori Dwyer on February 23, 2010 · 3 comments


Before I start, I just wanted to give y’all an update on the Man- thanks to Yankee Lori (am I allowed to say that??!) for asking. He is doing OK, just very bored and sick of being stuck looking at the same four walls (well, two walls and two ugly green curtains, anyway). They are just waiting to see what nasties show up in the blood cultures, and he might get to come home on Thursday. But this is the New South Wales public health system, so we are not holding our breath.

I just wanted to share with y’all my favorite, most addictive websites- mainly for Gem88, to get through another long day in the office (except for the baby one, OK Gem?). The sites that steal the time I really should be spending on more productive things like mopping my floors, packing up the baby clothes for hand me downs, or learning a third language.

The worst culprit, top of my Most Visited drop down, is Belly Belly (hello to anyone-anyone?- who is linking from there). It’s a truly beautiful virtual community of like minded women (and a sprinkling of men) with kids. Any mums into breastfeeding, cloth nappies, co-sleeping and gentle parenting, I advise you to have a peek.

Another time stealer is Snopes. Absolutely packed with bloody useless information. I don’t think I’ve read the entire site yet, but I’m working on it.

Snopes is responsible for leading me to this very bizarre marketing campaign, the Subserviant Chicken (type whatever you like- the possibilities are endless!)

There’s also a few fabulous, hugely popular blogs that deserve a mention- DayDream Lily and Photoshop Disasters are two of my favorites. And let’s not forget the very funny FailBlog (Fail!) and the even funnier Hacked IRL, with gems like this one..

And thanks to Kellyansapansa for introducing me to this deceptively addictive website. Who doesn’t need a USB pet rock, some yummy bacon lip balm or, my personal favourite, some juggle-able viruses. I can’t tell you how entertaining that would have been, working in the Children’s Hospital as a clown, and having the ability to juggle the common cold.

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Kellyansapansa February 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Isn't Think Geek awesome? I tend to do a lot of my Christmas shopping there!


lori February 26, 2010 at 3:25 am

I missed some of your posts cause I'm working on a template for a business blog and it's taking all my time-stupid job!

Yankee Lori! I love it! Cause were the only two Loris on the planet and we have to differentiate between the two of us – haha!

So glad hubby is getting better. Hope he's home with you soon :) Please don't think I'm ignoring your lovely awards, I just gotta get this biz blog up and running and then I'll get caught up. And can't wait to check out those sites – like blogging doesn't take enough time! :-)


Mee2 February 23, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Thanks for the award! I love it!! And those sites you have up are interesting. I've been the to the Snopes one, but none of the others. That chicken scares the shit out of me. And he did some stuff, like sit and fly. But he wouldn't poop for me. Bad chicken.


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