Monday, September 15, 2008

Black Box

Jen had this on her blog, and I thought it rather interesting. Make choices that are in the Black Box, and you can have the chance to visit a mystery blog of someone who has made the same choices as you.

Kind of fun! Give it a whirl. :) If you found my blog because of the Black Box, please leave me a comment and tell me what choices made me your mystery person. If you can remember. :)

(P.S. If you came via the Black Box, you have landed just on my Black Box post. Poke around my blog a bit, if you'd like. Links to recent posts are under "Leftover Jello" to your right and down a bit.)







FOLLOWUP: I have decided that the black box is picking websites randomly. People's choices to come here do not necessarily match my own. So chaos is in control, people! :)

FOLLOWUP TO THE FOLLOWUP: After receiving further light and knowledge, the Black Box is attempting to match people up to me. Things are starting to be more than just random picks. I guess that's what I get for spending WAY too many hours playing with a certain little widget...

116 comments:

Amber DBTD said...

Let's see, some of my choices to get to you on the black box...

Pro-life or Pro-Choice? (Pro-Life)
Love or hate (hate)
Age gracefully or age disgracefully (gracefully)

Can't remember the rest. Nice blog, nice to stumble upon it ( :

HelenMH said...

Founf you via the black box - no idea what my choices were - I've done it too many times!

Bill Stankus said...

Just a returning bank shot - since you hit my blog twice that means ... well, it means the door on the Black Box should be oiled a bit.

Me blog is either one of two things: Interesting or dangerous. And maybe a third - slyly humorous. Or a fourth, I rarely mention food, recipes, religion, little old ladies, sport cars, moving vans, cheap dates, martial arts, NASCAR or football. Or TV. And a fifth, I'm a very liberal progressive person who desperately wants a time machine..

Laura said...

Something about cheese spread and pate and a couple which were just anonymous (choiceA or choiceB) and something else which I forget now.

GreenJello said...

Welcome, amber dbtd! Glad you stopped by. And you, too, helenmh. bill, do you want to go back in time or forward? laura, did you pick choiceA or choiceB? I always pick choiceB. I'm just a rebel that way.

Lily Sheehan said...

I've found you because you found me. I love the BB!!

Fire Byrd said...

black boxed.... is there any other way tonight?
No idea about answers just all blurred together now.
need to stop and sleep, need to stop and sleep, need to st....o...p

A World Away said...

May the Force be With You... came by way of the BB. Short attention span here, can't remember choices. I love books. cheers

Calistro said...

Ummm...

I chose coffee over tea and, er, I've black boxed so many times all the options are kind of running into one. Sorry to be useless!

Young Werther said...

G'day from Sydney. What a wonderful thingy the Black Box is.

BTW its jelly :)

willow said...

Coffee, tea, "A" or "B"? :^)

Kim said...

I found you with the black box, but I can't remember how :)

Gran said...

"french toast" brought me here!

GreenJello said...

Wow! Lots of peoples! Hey, everyone. :)

Since I would definitely choose tea over coffee, I'm beginning to think y'all were randomly sent to my site.

That fits. I'm pretty random at times. Ha!

Masquerade said...

All I can remember is cherries and sauvignon blanc! :P

Posh Totty said...

Passing by to say Hi, sent via the black box and no idea what choices I made, I just clicked randomly lol.

Mrs. C. said...

Hey, lady.

I traveled many, many places with the black box and though there were many blogs out there I still like yours best.

May the forks be with you...

MC

Caroline said...

Hi - Black Box brought me here :)
It is supposed to match up answers/responses you've entered.

Stray said...

Hey suz, it's definitely not random, unless there's not enough info to make a match, in which case it does just pick someone at random.

It first of all checks to find any perfect matches - and if there are more than one of those then it chooses one of them at random ... then it finds 5 matches, 4, 3 etc. I guess if there was only one match then it might feel kinda random!

The match probability is affected by the age of the question you were asked (which are selected at random)... we've got over 2500 questions in there now, and if you get asked a question that was in on day one then there's more chance of finding a match than if it was only entered a few minutes ago, but over time it all works out :)

Glad you're enjoying it though!

Stray x

Stray said...

Oh - and sorry about the choiceA / choiceB thing - sometimes people forget to fill it in but still submit their blog title without the questions, and the script to remove them only runs once in a while - obviously something I need to speed up or test for when the data is submitted.

Sx

Virtual Voyage said...

Black box - one choice was red onion or gherkin; but interesting life certainly fits and useful to here comments by Stray!

spacedlaw said...

Hello! I am a black boxer too!
Random must be in it because if you do insert new choices, the system does not ask you which option you would choose...

Joe said...

Love the black box. Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Blackboxed here and am delighted that I'm still finding new blogs to visit! Shame about the addiction though! ;-)

elYAY said...

Chocie A or B (B)
Veggies or Fruits (Veggies)
Painted floors or parquet (painted)
Sunshine or Shadow (Shadow)
Thoroughbred or 1/4horse (TB)

Wow, I can't believe I actually remembered them all :)

go team black box!

iriegal said...

I found you by the black box widget.

Some of my choices were, "tube or taxi," "nintendo wii or Xbox"

glad I found ya cool blog...iriegal

Brynn Paulin, Author of sassy erotic romance. said...

Hi! I love your header. Yes I have that curse.

I found you with the black box too.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I'm a black box commenter too. Choices I remember were dog/cat, Eiffel Tower/Statue of Liberty, top/bottom. I chose the first of each, can't remember the others.

Crystal Jigsaw x

GreenJello said...

Mrs. C.-- I think that you like coming here best because you know lots of sordid details about my past. :)

Stray-- Thanks for the info! The geek in me is very appreciative. And bonus points for knowing when to use "affected".

virtual voyage-- so did you pick the onion or the gherkin? (gherkin)

spacedlaw-- that is my only complaint about the Black Box. I wish you could choose your preference of the dilemma you submit!

elyay-- I'm impressed! You have a much better short term memory than I do. At least two of ours matched up. :)

iriegal-- I'm going to have to spend some time going through your three blogs. Thanks for stopping by!

brynn-- My header is spot on for my life. I think if I blogged everything that really happens to me, people would think I'm making it up. I haven't even mentioned my crazy sister yet.

Thanks to everyone for stopping by, and especially for leaving comments! It's very interesting to me to see what choices landed people in my jello.

Remiman said...

I arrived via H. G. Wells' time machine.
You may know it better as the black box.
So we really are kindred spirits?
I thought the match ups were random too.
rel

Mom/Mum said...

I arrived via Black Boxes, maybe because I picked AluminIUM not AluminUM...????

Bear Naked said...

Came here via the black box.

Bear((( )))

GreenJello said...

Hi, new visitors! The Black Box is a wondrous thing... and it just sent me right back to my own blog. Do you suppose that eventually, if you answer all the questions, that you'll get redirected back to your own blog over and over?

Milla said...

another time waster here, er, I mean black boxer. Have done far too many to remember what brought me here, though know that novel over short story was one of them, then there was a very American one I didn't know (baseball teams or something) so just stabbed at one randomly in a Get On With It kind of way.

Cheryl said...

came by way of the Black Box...addictive....

mydogumentary said...

black box...this could be bad for work purposes! Have a great day!

Bear Naked said...

Arrived via the black box.

Bear((( )))

Millennium Housewife said...

Something about Hugh Grant over Richard E Grant, or the other way round, I can't remember - I'd have them both.. MH

trousers said...

Black Box brought me here :)

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Hello :)

Dropped here by the box!

Kirsten said...

I got here via the black box too!
I picked cats over dogs

laptop over computer

...I can't remember any more!

bermudabluez said...

Hi there! Found you via the dreaded Black Box!! Help, I need to stop!!! This is very time-consuming...LOL!! I know that Starbucks was one of my answers that landed me here!

Lynn said...

Hi, the only one I can remember is straight over curly!

GreenJello said...

Hello to more visitors! Glad you stopped by for a quick visit. I appreciate those of you who can remember some of your choices-- it is interesting to see what landed you in my corner of the world.

bermudabluez, you win a special distinction of being commenter number 42 on this post. :)

The Clock Watcher said...

Another Black Boxer

Hello I have been passed over to you twice now by the Black Box of fun so thought I'd leave a comment. Really can't remember my questions though, sorry! :)

Sheila said...

How true - WAY too many hours :)
I can't remember what the questions were very well - one was a choice A or B, so no help there, one was barn owl or snowy owl - I went for snowy, but the other two were names I didn't know so I chose randomly.

auntiegwen said...

hey from a fellow black boxer

I had Sex Pistols or PIL def Pistols

Rain or snow - snow

choice a or b, I went for A

I am def spending waaaaaaaaaaaay too much time doing this !!!

GreenJello said...

Uh, oh... I think chaos is starting to reign again! I always go for ChoiceB, would pick rain over snow, and went for the barn owl.

Maybe it was the random names that sent you here. :)

Tiff said...

i can't remember all of them but i did pick love over sex. My brain is fried. But who cares. I found your blog. I enjoyed reading it and scouting around.

VictorianCobweb said...

Came by via the little Black Box...Loves Me / Loves Me Not (Loves Me) great little treasure hunt!
VictorianCobweb

nitebyrd said...

Visiting via the Black Box. I'm all for chaos!

Debs said...

The little black box brought me here. I really should be writing and not playing with this.

D

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Just widgeting through and stopped to say hi. ;)

Ro said...

Maybe there's something to this Black Box lark ... I was bounced here and, well, I'm intrigued. Then again, how could I not be intrigued by anyone who celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day?

I shall return!

Helga Hansen said...

I'm another Black Boxer... and one of my decisions was Iceland vs USA... I plumped for Iceland, as I think it would be really interesting... and your blog looks very interesting too! Nice to "meet" you!

Cat said...

Hello, I came via Black Box too! Sorry I can't recall what the questions were though.

spacedlaw said...

oooh I am back.
Yours, gossip girl, do... errr. I suppose I should concentrate more?

Jessica Stier said...

Here via BB...
I chose salt, sofa, tall and some other stuff... :)

Jessica
www.momshots.com

Jessica Stier said...

Hmmm... I just came here twice in a row via BB. I chose Ice cream, dust, lips, and a 4th which I can't remember.

Jessica
www.momshots.com

Eve said...

Got here via bb but no idea why, I'm leavinga comment because your blog title makes reference to the same chinese proverb that mine does

SueG said...

I got here via Caroline's amazing widget too. The few choices I can remember were fish n chips instead of hamburger, elementary school instead of middle school, tom boy instead of girly girl. But blimey -- 60 comments you have about this. Incredible. (And nice to "meet" you, by the way).

Gayle's Joy In Life said...

I'm a black-boxer! I think it does work based on matching asw I've found some amazing sites. Drop by sometime.
Gayle

GreenJello said...

Wow! Lots more people the past couple days. The choices that get y'all here are very intersting. I also would choose love over sex, tall over short, Iceland, ice cream and definitely tom boy over girly girl. But NOT fish 'n chips over hamburger. LOL!

Would it screw up the black box to answer opposite each time you get the same question? Then EVERYONE would get sent to your blog. :)

Nell said...

I found you via the box but I've no idea what my choices were.

soubriquet said...

Back Bloxed via Absolute Vanilla and Atyllah. I have no idea whatsoever what it's about yet.

just can't resist bushing puttons I suppose.

tartetartan said...

Another blackboxer

Black or White (Black)
Bat or Ball (Bat)
Book or Magazine (Magazine)

er..can't remember the rest. Wil now have a little look around your site.

Reluctant Blogger said...

Yes, I came via Black Box too but my memory is rubbish

I think I chose blue over grey
sun over moon
but I can't remember any of the others. Sorry.

I'm not sure about it all. It is rather compulsive and it is amazing that there are so many blogs out there that I had never come across and what's more don't seem to link to any I know either. I thought I was quite a well-travelled blogger but it seems not.

But it gets a bit tedious after a few goes. I am someone who tires of things quickly!!!

Ellyn said...

Hi, I found you through BB.

Don't have any idea how I got here. I am totally addicted and have played too many times.

I noticed one of your blog buddies is my mom over at Dlyn. Small world.

GreenJello said...

Hello, new visitors from The Black Box! Glad you stopped by. :)

ellyn, I found your mom because of The Black Box. Now I will come see yours!

Hakuna Matata said...

Quiet/Loud - Quiet
Rethink/Regret - Rethink
Sophocles/Seinfeld - Seinfeld
Jazz/Pop - Pop
Litfic/Ficlit - Litfic
Sugar/Spice - Spice

and I got to ur blog! :D

justme said...

I came via the Black Box, having chosen white wine and ice cream.....
It IS addictive, but slightly overwhelming to find so many bloggers with fascinating blogs out there! Mine is pretty boring I am sorry to say......
Nice to find you! I shall go and have a look around.

CrazyCath said...

Yup! Me too! Come over and see either at CrazyCath's Reflections (by far the busier site) or my newer Cath's Cradle

Have a look around both!

Josie said...

Hi, found you via Black Box, can't remember my choices but great website!
Josie x

Chimera said...

Forget/ remember..'fraid I forgot.
Nice to meet you and your blog from the box of black.
Chimera

Sarah*G* said...

Hello, I saw from my stat counter you visited my blog. Assume it is from via the Black Boxes widget. Thought I would come by and say 'Hi' in return. So. 'Hi!'

Sparx said...

Hi! I chose 'ChoiceB' over 'ChoiceA' twice on this one...

:: Wendy :: said...

Black box bought me here, some of the choices I remember..
A or B (A)
Mountains or Sea (Sea)
Bald or Wrinkly (Wrinkly)

The W.O.W. factor said...

Way, way too addicting! Equals way way too many late nites!
Oh well....

Akansha Agrawal said...

Hi! got here via black boxing, am going to poke around for a bit!

The Wrath of Dawn said...

burial or cremation
England or Great Britain
Winnie the Pooh or Tigger
beach or mountains

and two more that i can't remember.

Hi!

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

Came to you via black box. Choices that I remember were Lapdancer or Reindeer (reindeer), choice a or b (choice b), can't remember the rest. None of these seem to match anyone else's.

GreenJello said...

Hello to everyone who came to visit! I still think there's enough chaos thrown in the choosing of websites that my world is safe. :)

Jessica said...

Hi,

I came via the black box!

Jessica :)

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Here via Black Box too!

Some of my choices were "Yak or Yuck" (I chose yuk) and "Ricky Martin or Antonio Banderas" (I chose Antonio.

Nice place you got here...;)

(M)ary said...

I found you by choosing... let me see if i can remember:

lemons over oranges, bitchy authors over insane publishers, drink instead of drive

that is all i can remember
i am flying thru these black boxes very quickly.

Bear Naked said...

Came over via the *black box.*
Can not remember--oh look shiny thing on floor--how I got here.

Bear((( )))

Sreddy Yen said...

Hi! I arrived on you blog via Black Boxes. You have a cute blog! I can;t remember what my choices were except "ChoiceA" and ChoiceB". Its irritating to receive those all the time because people are too lazy to think of something original!

Suzysoo said...

Hi,

I arrived via Black Box, with Run or Walk, French dressing or French letter, talk or listen, and the very boring and unoriginal Choice A or Choice B.

Good blog you got here. I'll be back.

Killjoy said...

Hi, I arrived on the black box, too. I answered Plain and boring or fun and exciting (plain and boring); e-book or paperback (paperback); well or medium rare (medium rare);

weenie said...

Here via the black box - can't recall all the choices but had Toy Chest or Tool Box and also Starsky or Hutch...

GreenJello said...

Wow, it's nice to see so many new people stopping by. The Black Box is just too much fun, isn't it?

Stacy, Antonio is definitely my pick, too. :)

Sreddy Yen, I agree! But I always pick Choice B. It just seems so... rebellious or something.

Killjoy, methinks we match up on paperback. I don't think I know what 'plain and boring' is like in my life. ;)

weenie, isn't a tool box a toy chest for adults? LOL!

bfsandefur said...

First time to the Black Box. What fun! Better to have loved and lost (versus never loved at all) was one choice I made. I picked B rather than A, just because my name begins with B. :-) Thanks for your interesting blog!

Val said...

hi - another visitor from the black box - what an amazing phenomena that is. Seems we have a couple of things in common already -including a chinese curse - great isnt it! will read on...
(cant remember what i answered to get here..)

GreenJello said...

Hi, bfs and val! Thanks for stopping by and poking around my corner of the internet. :)

oregontribal1 said...

Found my way via black box:) I have way too much fun on that gadget!! I love your "greenJello" title....I didn't have enough time to poke around but I'll camo back when I have time...lots of that these days. Pleased to meet you.

French Fancy said...

I've also come to you via black boxes. I chose, um now what was it, skimmed milk, choice A, then choice B, monopoly not ludo and can't remember the others.

Lovely blog - pop in and see mine.

bye from France

PG said...

another black boxer here too.

don't remember the who lot of questions, but one was packers or bears. bears. another was star wars or star trek. trek (TNG for me thanks)

and dayum 96 comments. perhaps i should add the black boxes to my site!

alright, off topop around your site a bit now. cheers!

Meredith said...

Maybe not in the right order, but here they are:

sparkling/still
change/routine
chinese/mexican food

And maybe some others.
Good to meet you.

Veggie Carrie said...

I arrived here through the black box. I think my choices that got me onto your blog were white chocolate over dark chocolate, dogs over cats, and wine over beer... nice blog by the way!

Annieye said...

Hiya
Got here via black boxes
I think it was carrots and peas (peas)
Pig and chicken (chicken)
Wealth or Love (love)
Can't remember the rest.

Annie

The Solitary Writer. said...

i came to ur blog thru black box


i dont remember the choices though
i guess
kiss or caress
tea or coffee

check my blog

http://thesolitarywriter.blogspot.com

Jill of All Trades said...

Well, let me see. I really don't remember much of the choices...rose, A, front...that is about it. It is a cool concept though. Will check you home away from home out.

Ivanhoe said...

Hi! I'll try to remember my BB choices. There was a blueberry over apple and tea over coffee...
Off to see more of your blog :o)

SSQuo said...

Thanks to Blackbox i am here, lets see,
you prefer dogs to cats
you chose choice B
you prefer top to bottom
You chose peanut butter over vegemite
you chose chicken over egg

ok thats all i remember. :)

Jenn said...

Okay, I am here from Black box as well. the choices I remember are dogs vs cats, tea vs coffee. You blog is great. I was amazed to find another Utahn in the black box. You are the first one I have come across.

oregontribal1 said...

I made it....I came back to visit again!! The Black Box brought me here....and oh look a doggie tongue in my face....and I read thru all the comments only to find myself once before??! I chose letter over email, ocean over lake, and something else etc. I love being able to travel without leaving my home....hello again! Teresa

Fi from Four Paws and Whiskers said...

Hi

um - usually i picked first in each option!
life - death
spiders vs snakes -
green vs asphalt
a or b ( but i chose b)
concert or movie

Hi from New Zealand :)
Now - will check out your blog...
fi

Single PAP said...

yup, thru the black box!

LegalMist said...

arrived thru the black box. Don't remember all the choices, but the last one was a doozy. Choice A was a house that smells like cat pee. Choice B was a living room roof that is caving in. Ay yi yi! I didn't want either of those!

But your blog looks better than those choices might have indicated. I'm glad I stopped by!

Single PAP said...

last choice was conan o'brien or letterman and i chose conan.

some of the others were stressed or calm (stressed), monet or manet (monet) can't remember the rest since i have already done this 10 times today!

i like your idea of putting that as a post. i think i will do the same.

Kindlelynn said...

LOVE THE BLACK BOX! And, LOVE your references to Jello. I too am a Jello lover :)

Choices which led me here:
Light or Dark (Light)
Chocolate or Vanilla (Choc)
Ocean or Lake (Ocean)
Left or Right (Left)

I've become a follower. I like your mind :)
~K

Kindlelynn said...

I landed on you twice!! SERENDIPITY!

~K

Calico Kate said...

I'm a black boxer too! From the UK I find that everyone I link to is from the USA!
One of the choices was Black or White and then another wasRock and roll or Sex and Drugs. Do you know I can't remember what I picked. Great time waster this widget!
Nice to meet you.
CKx

Abby Normal and Stygia said...

I had little idea what this was about, but after reading the title of your blog, I am sure my results are correct!

Except.... it seems the choices I made that others are talking were not choices I seemed to have...

Jasmine said...

Black Box brought me here too. Weren't they an eighties band that sang 'ride on time'? Or didn't sing it as the controversy goes?

Can't remember the questions I answered but have a theory that you have so many black visitors because you have written n article about black box. Just a thought....

Jasmine said...

I meant black box visitors.... typing too quickly, dropped a word.