Wednesday, March 07, 2012



Just because Statcounter tells me these searches are how people found me doesn't mean I was what they were looking for. I also don't pretend to understand why Googlers were searching for these phrases.

1) "Leonardo di Caprio on The Facts of Life" -- Leo was never on The Facts of Life, George Clooney was. But I mentioned them both in a recent TT about Oscar's Best Actor Nominees.

2) "Stephen Colbert's ears" -- This post did recount a weird dream I had about Mr. Colbert, but I made no mention of his ears

3) "Jean DuJardin's teeth" -- This post celebrates Uggie, the true star of The Artist, and includes DuJardin, but I never mentioned the man's teeth

4) "awaiting snow" -- A visitor from Sweden searched for that phrase and found this 2010 post. I apologize for impression I may have left about Americans.

5) "how do corn flakes fall?" -- A visitor from the Philippines asked this. In this recent Sunday Stealing post, I mentioned that I had corn flakes for breakfast. I made no mention of the impact of gravity on this cereal, though.

6) "Aunt Stella Uncle Joe died" -- I understand this one! It's from a once-ubiquitous Colonial Penn commercial that I was very, very familiar with and referenced in this meme.

7) "Robert the Doll" -- The haunted doll I wrote about is a Key West legend and has quite a following

8) "I love him but he embarrasses me" -- That search ended in this post and clip re: "Frank Mills," a song from the musical Hair that includes the line, "I love him, but it embarrasses me to walk down the street with him."

9) "gal paint top" -- I don't know what this visitor from the Philippines was looking for, but they ended up at this post about the painting party my best friend had for his daughter.

10) "Can you talk without a tongue?" -- I'm sorry that Google thought this question could be answered by my post about my cat Charlotte's tongue

11) "happy football" -- Somehow search led to this post about my nephew's soccer team. The word "football" doesn't appear once.

12) "Too bad, so sad" -- This phrase was the title of a 2010 post about Princess Lee Radziwill

13) "The next Pope after Benedict" -- Well, I did mention Pope Benedict in this post about Rick Santorum

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I Want Wednesday

I want my right thumb nail back! I tore it and now it's so short that my thumb feels a little vulnerable and it looks kinda creepy.


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• What are you currently reading? Mona Lisa in Camelot: How Jacqueline Kennedy and Da Vinci's Masterpiece Charmed and Captivated a Nation. Well, the title says it all, doesn't it? I didn't know that the Mona Lisa ever left the Louvre, and I'd never heard how the First Lady personally charmed the French Minister of Culture into letting her have it for the National Gallery. We live in a world where the President is called "a snob" for wanting kids to go to college, and where one of the Presidential candidates won't speak French on camera (he lived in France for more than two years) for fear of appearing "elite." This trip back 50 years to a country that was proud of our own cultural heritage and curious about the rest of world's is fascinating and heartening. Not only am I an unabashed Jackie-phile, I saw the Mona Lisa when I visited Paris and it was one of the great OMG moments of my life, so I am thoroughly enjoying this book.

• What did you recently finish reading? LA Mental. A thriller about The Crandalls, a wealthy and established Los Angeles family that is suddenly coming apart at the seams. One of the sons, who has always been able to hold his blow, lets his drug habit get away from him and ends up in the hospital. The dull, accountant son is uncharacteristically stepping out on his wife and daughter with a sexy female film exec. The only daughter thought no one would ever know about that one last fling before her wedding ... until she's blackmailed. The oldest son, Dr. Tom, is watching is siblings and asking, "What the fu ...?" This book has a definite sci-fi overlay to it, and I wasn't crazy about that. But otherwise, I enjoyed the time I spent with it.

• What do you think you’ll read next?
Another Piece of My Heart by chick-lit author extraordinaire, Jane Green.