Monday, October 16, 2006

That sounds about right

The four most recent searches that led people to my blog:

"Quick-dry paper mache"
"Fixed thermostat in car still running sluggish"
"Transition songs about trees for kindergarteners"
"Stripper"

Coasting Richly...striving to provide a little something for everyone.

And also, could I just say that it is not fair that people who spend 95% of their time speaking a second language end up sounding drunker sooner than the other people in any given social group.

Or so I'm told.

10 comments:

Dad October 17, 2006 8:25 AM  

Okay. How many hits are you getting on "stripper" searches? Lots, right?

Jennifer October 17, 2006 9:03 AM  

Nope, just the one, actually.

Of course all we ever find out about are the people who not only do a search that points to one of my entries, but who also click through and actually view a page of the blog.

"Wrestling singlet" remains the only search term that has brought multiple users to my blog, although I do get frequent variations on the formula:

"Name of kids' TV show" + "kids' activity"

For instance:

Lazy Town piñata
Harry y su Cubeta de Dinosaurios coloring sheets
Caillou birthday cake

(While it doesn't follow the formula exactly, I consider the recent "Burger King with play place Raleigh" part of this group.)

Oh, and ever since last month's Day in the Life, I'm getting paper maché-related searches about once a week.

juliloquy October 17, 2006 11:21 AM  

My favorite recent click-through search was "negative things about cucumbers."

The sounding-drunker thing is indeed unfair! In Bulgaria, we always thought we spoke better Bulgarian when we were buzzed. I think we were probably wrong, although tongue-loosening does help with those zany Slavic words!

charlotte October 17, 2006 12:53 PM  

Two searches that bring people to my blog - and shortly afterwards they leave, not finding what they expected - are "coed saunas" and "pubic tattoos"!

I'm with you on the second language thing. It truly isn't fair.

I also came across your blog via Kit. A few nights ago I had a good look at your lovely quilts - very beautiful!

Jennifer October 17, 2006 1:36 PM  

Glad to see I'm not the only aggrieved foreigner. For the record, I wrote that post while in the condition in question, so you can see that we're not talking about extremes or anything.

Still. The pronunciation, she suffers.

meredith October 18, 2006 3:44 AM  

I can only agree to the sounding drunker analysis. Jeez, after one glass of wine my spoken french loses it's finesse and as the evening continues, it would sometimes be better if I just stopped talking.

angela October 23, 2006 2:20 AM  

But was it a drunk person who told you that?
Or as my mother would say when we came home with tales of friendships gone wrong - Don't take any notice, they're just jealous!
I don't have weird search issues but would love to know why someone in Alabama spent a couple of hours browsing my blog last night. Normally 15 minutes is more than enough!
Angela

meredith October 27, 2006 10:42 AM  

donde esta Jennifer?

Man with Baby October 31, 2006 9:04 PM  

The thing that always puzzled me was that even if I'm too drunk to stand up, I can still speak another language. One might sound more drunk, but one's ability to speak remains unimpaired. The human mind is an amazing thing indeed.

BTW Tracy Tupelo, and I'm not undressing.

Blues singer name: descriptor of last night's meal plus most distinctive body part. ex: "Sloppy Nose" Chris.

Jennifer November 01, 2006 8:08 AM  

Now that's a good point.

I can't say I've taken the experiment to that particular extent, but you're right. The pronunciation may go, but the language is still there. Cool.

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