Hi, I’m Zen, and I’m addicted to Bingo. Not just any Bingo though, no… but the new Bingo game on Facebook. I usually try to stay far away from games on Facebook, especially due to my tendency to get addicted right away. I’ve gotten hooked on Tetris, Sims Social, Bejeweled Blitz and even Mafia Wars. Every time its gets to the extent that I’ll be checking the game every few minutes… before eventually I pull the plug on the game and block it so that I don’t feel tempted to try it again.
Recently I discovered schoolFeed on Facebook, and through that I found the Bingo game. I thought I’d try it out for a bit to see what it’s all about, even though a voice in my head was screaming at me not to click the button (and you, too, should never click that button if you know what’s good for you). At first it was fun, it reminded me of the time when I used to play Picture Bingo with my cousins. Then slowly as I advanced levels, I was reminded of how frustrated I was every time I was just one chip away from forming a straight line, and then someone else would win. But now I can’t stop! I keep telling myself that I’ll be able to make it in the next round, so I continue to play with card after card… only it’s too hopeless! And addictive.
Thankfully I get bored easily, so I’ll probably be cured of this addiction within two weeks at the most.
Honestly I’m no stranger to addictions… though my addictions are arguably good. I don’t drink, smoke or gamble, but I don’t know when to stop when it comes to chocolate, candy, books, cute things, stationery, writing and food in general. I lack a self-control mechanism. It’s surprising I’m not fat, really.
Lately I haven’t been able to satisfy my writing addiction, and it’s been itching me. Like really itching me, because I had promised myself not start anything new until I finish a WIP that has haunted me for more than four years. But just when I finally have inspiration, my computer crashes. Thankfully it’s fixed now, and I can start churning out those final few thousand words!
Thankfully, however, I’m well able to satisfy my chocolate cravings, and as I write this I’m indulging in a frothy latte and a pack of Oreos to celebrate the coming of the weekend.
So… what are you addicted to? Do you consider your addictions healthy or not? Did this Bingo game (or any other Facebook game for that matter) suck anybody else?