W.I.G. (What I Google)
I’ve been talking about doing this post for a while, and I think it’s time to pull the trigger on it and see what you guys think about it.
Those of you with smart phones might relate to me here. I Google everything. It’s the main reason I have a smart phone (aside from constantly looking for an interesting case for it). I have so many questions. Every time I go to look something up, Google reminds me of all the other weird shit I’ve looked up recently by showing my search history, and I usually have a good chuckle at the list.
Every once in a while, I’m going to share my Google history with you and tell you the things I found out thanks to Google. Then I’d really like to see yours. Take a screenshot of your recent Google searches if you think they’re share-worthy and send ‘em on over to me at jessiebfisher (at) gmail (dot com) and maybe this will become a weekly/monthly thing we do. Ya dig?
It’s pretty personal. I feel like I’m airing my dirty laundry a little bit, but that’s what people with blogs do. Here is my recent history:
1. Fraggle Rock – my sweet 22 year old friend from work had never heard of Fraggles. Needless to say, she wasn’t impressed with my story of when my friends and I dressed up as the Fraggles for Halloween one year in college and danced around like idiots wearing Muppet shoes and singing “Let the Music Play”. Kate and I both really wanted to be Red.
2. All Things Great and Small – (I really meant All Creatures Great and Small) and I had to look it up because someone brought up birthing goats over drinks.
3. Owl and the Pussycat poem – I told someone I wanted to have a restaurant or band called Runcible Spoon*. Jerk didn’t get the reference. Had to look it up. It’s one of my favorite poems,
“They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.”
4. Steve Madden boots – Bon Ton opened in the Maine Mall this week. Spend $100, get $50 off…I walked in, met the boots with the red zipper up the back that I’ve wanted for years and then walked out with them. That’s all she (I?) wrote.
5. See Girl Run - I stumbled upon this movie on Netflix the other day and watched it, not knowing that it was filmed in Portland – where I live now – and Damariscotta – where I grew up. While watching, I started to recognize certain places and had a hunch it was in Maine. Then suddenly, Adam Scott is wearing a Porthole t-shirt and singing Happy Birthday to my adorable friend Maggie! I really liked the movie a lot more once I put it all together.
5. Dathan Hunter Salon - Had to call and make an appointment to go see my hair guru, Sophie, at Dathan Hunter Salon. I’m over 30 years old and this is the first time I’ve ever felt like I actually have “my hairstylist.” She’s also the prettiest girl I’ve ever seen. Highly recommended and relatively affordable.
6. Cat Bates – I saw Cat Bates’ awesome jewelry (Barbarian Enterprises) at Picnic Portland last month and then heard my friends talking about him and his work, which led me to Googling him and reading his really beautiful bio, which then led me to realize that he’s a Bates of the Bates boys that Jamie Wyeth (my favorite artist, hands down) painted on Monhegan Island. Wyeth’s painting of his brother, Orca Bates, cradling a seagull is a little more well known, but this was an exciting revelation for me.
7. Yoda Quotes - My buddy and roomie Arianna told me I was her own personal Yoda the other day. I thought I’d respond with some long, really deep quote. Then I remembered that I don’t care about Star Wars at all. (Bonus info: My dad used to be known for the plastic Yoda figurine he had attached to his truck rack (I don’t know what those things are called but everyone in Maine has wooden racks on the backs of their trucks) that he found at the dump. You could always tell it was him coming because of the Yoda…but he didn’t care about Star Wars at all either. Full circle.)
8. Drying hydrangeas – Don’t put them in vases without water and hope they stay nice forever. Unfortunately I Googled this after having made that mistake and now my friend’s mom doesn’t have beautifully dried hydrangeas from her daughter’s beautiful wedding. The trick is to put them in water and let the water evaporate. Ah well, dried flowers are kind of sad anyway.
What are you Googling? Tell me.