Too much stress in your life? Try this.

Fed up?

Nothing gives quite the same sensation as popping bubblewrap.

Go ahead… click… and then come back to let us know how it went.

"Must have mooorrre ! ! !" … a new WDTPRS motto!

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33 Responses to Too much stress in your life? Try this.

  1. Rudy of CC says:

    Soooo addictive!!! Thank you father for the stress relief. That was so fun.

  2. Geoffrey says:

    I was annoyed by the time I finished the first row, then addicted by finishing the second. I drove the other people in my house CRAZY! They forced me to turn the volume down! Love “manic mode”!

  3. Maria S. says:

    Well, Father, the real stuff is much more fun to pop, but once you pop it all then what happens?
    Where do you get your next fix? Knock over the nearest UPS Store? Go into debt by ordering breakables from Amazon.com just for the bubble wrap? Obviously, I have too much time on my hands pondering scenarios where I can find bubble wrap. This is so much better. At least you can refresh the page over and over to really pop out all the stress and tension.

  4. Meredith says:

    I love popping bubble wrap…………I thought this would quickly become a favorite, then discovered that it is not the sound but the feel of the bubble wrap popping which is the reward for me……..o well.
    it was fun trying!

  5. Melody says:

    I love this…

    Way ahead of you though… There’s a whole site: http://www.virtual-bubblewrap.com/about.shtml

    Somehow Father Z liking this makes me less embarrassed. ^.^

  6. Templar says:

    Many years ago, in my youth, I laid out a whole roll of the 1″ bubble wrap down the length of a warehouse aisle, and drove a fork lift over it. That was bubble wrap popping heaven. The rate of popping and the echo from the cavernous warehouse was incredible. Very wasteful, but I was young and dumb.

  7. Faith says:

    My boss gives me everybody’s bubble wrap. He said most women want candy and flowers, but you want bubble wrap!
    Yeah………oh yeah.

  8. a religious says:

    WONDERFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Father Bartoloma says:

    OH no! Not another way to waste time on the internet!!!!

  10. Fr. B: Popping bubblewrap is not a waste of time!  o{]:¬)

  11. Habemus Papam says:

    Fr Z, thanks! Reading this thread was totally unexpected.

  12. Fr. Villanueva says:

    Fr. B: I remember you, we were classmates at the Institute for Priestly Formation Summer program at Creighton U. in Omaha. Are you still with Camden Diocese?

  13. Leslie says:

    LOVE IT! Your are being so green, too!

  14. Scott W. says:

    Reminds me of one of the Naked Gun movies when the girl villain was trying to distract a guard by doing sexually provacative things, but the guard remained unfazed. Finally, she holds up a sheet of bubble-wrap and starts popping and guard comes over and starts. In a later scene you see five other guards have joined him in the popping.

  15. Tom says:

    Would you mind letting people know about this excellent new blog that promotes vocations to Traditional Societies in Union with Pope Benedict XVI: http://tradvocations.blogspot.com

    God bless you!

  16. Dennis says:

    It was ok but real bubble wrap is a lot more fun— on the plus side with this you got an endless supply

  17. peregrinator says:

    A brilliant idea in theory. I have to agree with Meredith; I find
    I’m really more addicted to feel of popping bubble-wrap
    than the sound. However, virtual bubble-wrap is better than none.
    Thanks! (Good choice with the larger bubbles, too; small bubble-wrap
    is just not as much fun.)

  18. Fr. A says:

    This is quite wonderful! :-)

  19. Janet says:

    Wonderful! And the manic mode is really the way to go! Thanks for giving me my best laugh of the day so early in it. This will surely be a great day, especially since it’s also Friday!

  20. elizabeth mckernan says:

    All I get here in Britain is a blank page – I shall have to go and pop some real bubble-wrap!!

  21. Melody says:

    “Many years ago, in my youth, I laid out a whole roll of the 1” bubble wrap down the length of a warehouse aisle, and drove a fork lift over it.”

    My roommates may now be wondering why I’m laughing hysterically.

    Since I used to get in trouble for popping all my grandmother’s bubblewrap, I am certainly happy for the virtual stuff. ^__^

  22. elizabeth mckernan says:

    Thanks to Melody – have found the site. very therapeutic!

  23. KK says:

    Brick by Brick. Bubble by Bubble.

  24. David Andrew says:

    Yeah, but you can’t put a sheet of virtual bubble wrap under someone’s chair mat while they’re away from their desk. (Try it sometime, but make sure the person isn’t a cardiac patient first. Oh, and not recommended in government offices).

  25. Mary Jane says:

    I remember when this (the real thing) appeared and the kids in the house would go nuts. Then I went nuts listening to them because I had to be a responsible adult. Now they’re all grown – and did not become idiots as a result of popping bubblewrap (my dire prediction). And I can do this becasue I’m no longer required to provide a good example.

    Many thanks, Fr. Z.

  26. Mac McLernon says:

    Oh boy… I love Bubblewrap… and it was particularly satisfying in “manic mode”
    ;-D

  27. Ruairi says:

    yes this is very satisfying.pity we can’t hear it POP.

  28. Lori says:

    Father Z, That was really fun! I only popped 10 pages before I had my fill. Manic mode and turning the volume on make it even more fun.

  29. Cristhian says:

    So Cool, thanks father z!

  30. Alice says:

    I am indebted. Manic mode makes me very very happy.

  31. Fransiska says:

    haha, that was really fun! I don’t know if I got less stressed, maybe a bit more:-S

  32. Fr.Z., you’ve just made my 4-year-old one very happy kid!