150: Sunday search engine terms

(Old farm equipment at the Never Summer Ranch.  RMNP, Colorado.)

I’ve had this post on stand-by for one of those days when I didn’t feel like posting.  This is one of those days.  We are in the winter doldrums right now.  Gray, cloudy, cold but not arctic-blast cold, and there is no snow on the ground so everything looks kind of blah.  The surface of the pond is refreezing, but I have serious doubts that it will freeze enough for walking, skating, or skiing upon again this season.

Today’s walk was pretty uneventful.  I didn’t even bother to take any photos.  Day 10 of my yoga challenge is completed.  I’ll be carrying on from here, just not posting about it unless something worth posting about happens.  Thanks to those who joined and those who encouraged.  I appreciate it.  🙂

(More old farm equipment.  RMNP, Colorado.)

I sometimes get some interesting search engine terms, and some that baffle me as to why my blog comes up as a possible place to find an answer.  I thought I’d share a few along with my thoughts on them.

  • im sick and im tired of my phone ringing  —  Me too!  Well, I’m not sick but I AM tired of my phone ringing with wrong numbers and telemarketers being the primary callers these days.  The National Do Not Call Registry apparently doesn’t apply to charities or politicians.  It ought to.  Those are the two groups that keep my phone ringing the most.  Lately the credit card companies, car warranty scammers/spammers, and other businesses have been creeping in, too.
  • when do the amish do their laundry  —  Probably when it needs done, like the rest of us.  But I could be wrong.  They may have a particular day in which they do it.  I don’t think so, based on the fact that I’ve seen Amish laundry hanging out to dry on various days of the week.
  • comparing god to riding a tandem bike — This is now my all-time favorite!  I suppose one could make a good analogy or metaphor using god and a tandem bike, with god taking the lead or maybe helping you pedal (depending, of course, on how you view your god).  What amazes me is how far into the search the person had to go to end up here at my blog.  I tried it and gave up looking for it after 10 or so pages.
  • if technician sees something bad on mri  —  They probably won’t tell you (and shame on them if they give it away somehow as technicians are supposed to be trained not to do that).  You’ll have to wait for your doc to give you the bad news.
  • freezing broccoli without blanching  —  This continues to be a fairly popular search engine term that brings people to Life in the Bogs.  The answer is:  No, no, no, and NO!   Absolutely not.  You have to blanch it.  It’s not that hard.  Really.  Four minutes in boiling water, four minutes in cold water, pat it dry, and bag it up to freeze.  You’ll be glad you didn’t skip the blanching part.
  • i’m too young to be this sick  —  I’d venture to guess that most of us feel that way when we get terribly sick.  I hope you feel better soon.
  • can you wear bogs in the summer — Gosh.  I don’t know how you would unless you’re Mother Earth/Mother Nature.
  • the memory of geese flushed from a pond  —  Sounds like a nice memory. We prefer to see our geese flushed from the pond.  (They are messy creatures.)
  • catchup —  I didn’t know I’d fallen behind.
  • im sitting in front of the beach in my long black dress watching the waves  —  I am just… I don’t know what to say to this one.  I am fairly certain I have never written about such a thing.  I don’t even own a long black dress.  Not sure why this would bring someone to my blog, but I’ve given up trying to figure out the mysteries of the search engine.
  • phobia about not having enough milk — This one is for LadyPen who brought it up in the comments of my FAQ (which prompted me to include that in the FAQ).  Now others are ending up here looking for answers about it.  Isn’t it good to know that some phobias are shared by others?  🙂

(Sunlight in the aspens.  Grand Lake, Colorado.)

I feel myself sliding into the mood to retreat, settle in with a few good books, and stop blogging for a while. Because of my commitment, that won’t happen.  But don’t be surprised if my blog posts start to grow a little shorter.  Then again, it might be related to the day and the weather.  By tomorrow I might feel like writing two or three posts a day.  (Ha.  That won’t happen, either.)

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28 Comments on “150: Sunday search engine terms”

  1. patbean says:

    You photograph the things that stop me in my tracks on my walks. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Pat Bean
    http://patbean.wordpress.com

  2. Marcie says:

    Some of these just made me laugh. Gorgeous images!!!

  3. Isn’t it funny what people search for?
    I agree, gorgeous photos.

  4. It’s nice to see beautiful photos like these when we’re getting slammed with another snow storm! Those are some strange search terms!

    • Robin says:

      That’s one of the nice things about digital photography, Holly. We can go back in time to look at beautiful, warm, summer days while winter rages on outside. 🙂

  5. Marianne says:

    That’s funny, Robin. Strange search queries indeed.

  6. Kala says:

    Lovely photos Robin – it’s nice to see GREEN upon the earth!

  7. As I think you have worked out by now, when I’m short on time or inspiration I post a favourite poem. I love poetry, so it seems appropriate to do so. There are other times when I have a blog post in mind that I’m itching to write and the world continually throws other post ideas at me, with daily events worth mentioning.

    When I have a “brain break” for a day or two, I find the inspiration flows again!

    You do so well with your daily committment and content. I’m sure all of your friends would forgive you a slack-attack once in a while.

    Very interesting search engine terms!

    • Robin says:

      “Brain break.” I like that term, Joanne. By the time this daily commitment is over, I may need a year-long commitment to take a “brain break.” lol!

  8. Great idea for a post! I’ve had more than a few strange ones myself! Hope you have a good Monday–as good as Monday can be, at least!

    • Robin says:

      Thanks, Kathy. Search engine terms are a fall-back for me, for when I can’t think of anything else. I borrowed the idea from a fellow blogger/friend.

  9. penpusherpen says:

    Laughing my socks off …MY phobia is being talked about and others share it and I’m not completely mad? ..Yipppeee. I suspected as much!!
    TIme out is sometimes scary for me, I wonder if I’ll ever write again…and if my brain is trying to tell me something
    …BUT then the world turns and shifts and comes back to normal!! Lovely read Robin, and as you said two blogs back…Tomorrow is another day…Simplistic I know, but so, so true…Hugs…xPenx.. (of the milk shortage phobia fame!!) 😉

  10. Barbara Rodgers says:

    I’ve never been to Colorado so I enjoyed your lovely photos. It looks beautiful out there, the sky is so big! Thanks for the laugh over the search engine turns! Maybe I should go look at mine…

  11. Karma says:

    Oh my goodness, thank you for the laugh this morning! Those searches and your thoughts about them are hilarious. I guess I was right about this being the time of year when we start to feel BLAH. We did get that snow that you said was coming my way – I think you may be a more reliable forecaster than my local radio station who said the snow wasn’t coming until tonight!

    • Robin says:

      You’re welcome, Karma. Glad you enjoyed them. 🙂

      My weather forecasting skills are legendary. When we lived in Atlanta, I once said to some of the folks I worked with that it “smells like snow.” They laughed and made fun of me (and my nose) for the rest of the day. We had 4 inches of snow on the ground the next day. It rarely snows in Atlanta. After that, no one made fun of me. Or my nose. lol!

  12. ladyfi says:

    AH – What a lovely infusion of summer! Thank you.

  13. bearyweather says:

    I have a similar post started … crazy how this works.

    I would also like to present you with the “Stylish Blogger Award” see my post for details.

  14. What a great laugh! Thank you for that! I should look at what my search engine terms are!


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