150: Sunday search engine termsPosted: February 20, 2011
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. 🙂
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.)