Tuesday, October 21, 2008

What Brings You To These Parts?

I love when people share some of the search words that brought people to their blog. I especially love when Alison Wonderland does it. That link will take you to my favorite "Whatcha Lookin' For Wednesday" of hers so far.

The only problem is that Alison comes up with the best responses ever, and I can't do that, so I'll just share the key words and what I think about them (this is probably what she was doing, too, but she's just naturally SO funny.)

teenager shaky stomach pain cough - Not funny really at all. I feel so bad to have wasted this poor person's time (probably a mother), since I'm pretty sure it took her to my post about breaking into my house when my arms were shaky and my stomach was a flutter. I doubt this teenager experienced these symptoms as a result of having tried to climb up and over a balcony.

lessons learned in "candy freak" This one was a lot more hilarious to me before I realized that Erin had actually left a comment recommending the book Candy Freak. It was mostly linking to that. I really do need to get my hands on that book. . .

thick rectangular glasses super dork of the universe I'm sure most people have thought all these words together, but me and the searcher were the only two that typed them up. I feel quite a bond with this person. Too bad it doesn't give email address when it tells you what the person was searching for.

"cared for still" What was this person hoping to find? Probably not a post about the spiders in our garage. . .

is it bad manners not to say goodbye to polish family visitors I'm not sure their being Polish comes into play here. Maybe this person was hoping that it was good Polish etiquette to ignore departing relatives.

Brownies or dried fruit and nuts + which is more healthy If you honestly think that fruit and nuts might be less healthy why would you even ask? EAT THE BROWNIES!!!

And speaking of eating brownies, on Sunday I made my favorite brownies which I love love love. I was short an egg which somehow made them extra fudgey and I was out of milk chocolate and used white instead. These brownies were so good I could NOT stop eating them. Not like I just kept wanting to eat them because they were so delicious, but like I COULD NOT STOP EATING THEM.

And accidentally it was during the day (yesterday). I was eating brownies during the day. I forgot the rule about never leaving the spatula or knife or whatever you use to "accidentally" make a crooked edge that has to be corrected crookedly in the opposite direction etc. etc. etc. in the pan! I know that rule. I just forgot it Sunday night before bed and in the morning I started correcting. Then I told myself that I was very, very bad and I wasn't getting any brownies for dessert as punishment. Then Greg didn't eat his after dinner (he recently saw those pictures he's supposed to scan for me of us when we were dating where I'm fatter than I am now and he's thinner than he is now. . .) for dessert so I ate it for him. I'm going to try to not make ANY dessert tonight to compensate.

So I'm feeling slightly low about pigging out on the brownies (or mostly that I don't get dessert tonight) and also about not being hilarious like Alison (not really, I'm okay about that), but then I remembered about THIS:



Pam at McEwens gave it to me!! Thanks so much, Pam!! I don't feel terribly creative in general, so this was a nice surprise.

I'm going to break the trend and pass this on to only one person. I think awards would be much more awesome if you only chose ONE person to give it to who you think really meets the requirements. Of course we want to give awards to everyone we read because we read them because we love them (I hope!), but I want to choose one truly creative blogger here.

Nance at Wash Your Hands Afterwards writes about everything. Seriously everything. I think that means she's truly a creative blogger. As in her blogging is creative, and not necessarily just the things she says shows that she's creative (so many of you guys are creative in different ways).

So she gets it!

I'm off to NOT eat any brownies or anything else until tomorrow evening. *sigh* Maybe I'll settle for some dried fruit and nuts since it'll probably be less healthy than brownies anyway! ;)

27 comments:

Thora said...

Hey, if you're skinnier than you were when you met, then by all means, eat the brownie! I'm just trying to help you be healthy, that's all.

By the way, I loved reading your last post. I'm glad that you put personal religious thoughts and experiences on here; it's uplifting to read. Plus we don't actually have enough money to technically live right now, and it's good for me to remember that the Lord knows me, and knows what we need, and will take care of us.

Heidi Ashworth said...

I would say that was pretty darn hilarious. And I want white chocolate brownies now. You don't have any problem mailing some to me from Poland, do you? I mean, it seems only fair . . .

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

Lisa, you are definitely funny and creative so you deserve that award! I've always enjoyed visiting your blog for that reason.

Hey--you had me craving for brownies. I don't blame you if you eat a whole pan, and if you are as skinny as you look in your picture then you don't need to worry.

Hmm, you had me thinking about search words. I've never given those much thought when I post. You came up with hilarious ones!

McEwens said...

I love the what brings people to your blog... I have a post called Cute Boys in Africa.. the boys are just that boys... maybe 7? And I get a ton of hits, I dont think thats what they were looking for!

Heather of the EO said...

I LOVE the google search words too. Thanks for the laugh (again)

Becky said...

Funny stuff! And I'll take some of those brownies, too, if you don't mind...

sarah k. said...

Aren't they technically "whiteys" if they don't have any actual chocolate in them. I mean, for Pete's sake, white chocolate is NOT CHOCOLATE!!! Cheater.

sarah k. said...

There was supposed to be a ? in there somewhere.

LisAway said...

Oh Sorry, everyone! REGULAR BROWNIES WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE CHUNKS! I was so unclear.

Nance said...

Thank you thank you. I'd like to thank the academy... :) You're sweet. And funny. And I wish that I was even attempting not to eat all the brownies and cookies and candies that keep magically appearing in my oven. :)

Kazzy said...

Your blogs are always funny and
I really enjoy reading them. I am much funnier in person than in my writing. Really. And I know what you mean about the crooked brownie line! I always laugh at myself when I cut a half piece of cake, like I am not going back in the next ten minutes to eat the other half!

*MARY* said...

I flipped the switch so google doesn't show my blog in searches. Maybe I should change that, it seems fun.

Melanie J said...

Nope, you're not a loser.

And my favorite search term for someone who came to my blog is "Perm or Permed or Perming."

Cuz, what?

And now I'm going to make my brother some mint chocolate fudge for his b-day and work really hard not to eat it.

Shellie said...

dude what is wrong with me because I don't even have a blog tracker. SERIOUSLY! anyone who is anyone has a blog tracker!

but I did have to laugh about the teenage shaky stomach search. the lady who was searching for that was probably really needing an answer!

MelancholySmile said...

I must not be as technically savvy as I thought, because I've no idea how you know the phrases that have been used to find your blog-- care to enlighten me? Thanks!

Kristina P. said...

I never get crazy, sill searches. I need to amp it up!

Mama Cher, Ok, fine, it's Sharon said...

I love checking out the analytics too! I have a post called Peeing in Public, Acceptable? And that is by far the most viewed page ever in the history of my blog. I guess people wonder about that...

Heather said...

Hi, I used to be Andrea's roommate at BYU. I remember meeting both you and Greg there. I found your blog from a link on Andrea's. That is so interesting that you are living in Poland. My husband is from Ukraine and we once contemplated living there. We have been to Poland too, and although the two countries border it is like night and day, Poland is so much nicer. Anyway, I wanted to ask how you find out which words people use in their searches to stumble upon your blog. I loved your post.

Kimberly said...

You know, nuts are rather high in fat..and dried fruit is very sugary....

Love these kind of posts. Haven't done one in ages myself because I've never been able to top "How to conquer the world with jello."

Anne said...

Firstly, I think you're more than 68% addicted to blogging! And call me about the pop up window thing.

togetherforgood said...

Every now and then I look at the search engine terms used to find my blog and it always gives me a giggle.

I found your blog through Bloggers Annex and I really enjoy it. I'll definitely be back! :)

Beeswax said...

So sorry about the brownies. I am having a dinner roll hangover, cause I made 2 pans of them last night and ate...er, too many. And even this morning, I'm feeling sort of yucky. What brings people to your blog is awesome. I've never thought of answering them. Though I get about 20% of my traffic from one post with a picture of Jean Claude Van Damme in a velvet robe.

Alison Wonderland said...

Um, you write a whole (ok, half) post about the most delicious brownies ever and you do not give me a recipe? Do you read my blog? How do you know about my brownie obsession? Mmmmm brownies.

Oh and thanks for the linkity and the very kind words. I need to check my stats I've probably got some good ones...

Jen said...

Now I want brownies. So instead I'm focusing on the first part of your post, so I can tell you that it gave me a chuckle. I've had some wild google searchers find me too. My biggest hitter? People searching for "Pee Fairy."

Who knew???

Me plus 3 Hecks said...

Interesting what people were searching for. Tell me how you find this out...? I don't get it, but I think it's cool. :)

Sue said...

I like brownies because I can take a whole rowful and smoosh it all really small and pretend like I'm just having a little one. Plus that totally makes it have less calories.

Sue said...

Also - I just noticed your sidebar. THANK YOU. That made my night. You are awesome. (And not just because you called me a genius.)

(Ok, mostly because of that, but ALSO, because you are awesome.) :)