Whenever there’s an unusual amount of blog traffic I try to check my referrals to see if someone’s linked to me or something. I try to make sense of it.
As a result, I’ve discovered people blogging about me. And I’ve discovered I’ve had posts linked to news services.
I’ve also discovered that some people type in the weirdest things imaginable. Thanks to a comment Anne Frasier once made, in connection with my own post, “Sandra wonder boobs” typed into a google search brought people here. Probably disappointing for them.
Today, someone ended up here googling “Canada first Prime Minister”. WTF?
It’s hits like that that have me wondering just how far people go in a google search for something. I’m pretty lazy. Unless I have some specific reason to be motivated to look further, I’ll go two, three pages deep. That’s 20-30 hits.
Last week, when I saw an odd combination pop up on the referrals I typed it in and started going through the pages. The referral to my blog was #92.
Do people not have lives? Who would be so motivated to wade through 90+ links on a google search, just to end up here?
It does seem like an appropriate day to share the following, sent to me by Norby. I’m slamming on a pressing deadline – as in, it’s due today – and going cross-eyed.
Hopefully, things will be back to normal around here soon. Whatever normal is.
Interesting Things You’ll Learn If You Have Boys
1.) A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house 4 inches deep.
2.) If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite.
3.) A 3-year old boy's voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.
4.) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound Boy wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20x20 ft. room.
5.) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on. When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.
6.) The glass windows (even double-pane) doesn't stop a baseball hit by a ceiling fan.
7.) When you hear the toilet flush and the words "uh oh", it's already too late.
8.) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.
9.) A six-year old Boy can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36-year old Man says they can only do it in the movies.
10.) Certain Lego's will pass through the digestive tract of a 4- year old Boy.
11.) Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.
12.) Super glue is forever.
13.) No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can't walk on water.
14.) Pool filters do not like Jell-O.
15.) VCR's do not eject "PB & J" sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do.
16.) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.
17.) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.
18.) You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.
19.) Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys do not like ovens.
20.) The fire department in Austin, TX has a 5-minute response time.
21.) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy.
22.) It will, however, make cats dizzy.
23.) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.
24.) 80% of Women will pass this on to almost all of their friends, with or without kids.
25.) 80% of Men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid.