Friday, November 04, 2005

Because I Pity The Searchers

The ones who go away empty-handed. I'm getting dozens of hits a day from people searching for two things: "Marzipan Babies" and the "Eventing Poodle." The posts, by now, are so far buried in archives that I know the searchers are going away empty-handed, and I feel sorry for them. So I dug them up (the posts, not the people), and here they are: First, the "marzipan" babies, which are, in fact, NOT made of marzipan at all, but polymer clay, and I have no idea how that marzipan rumor got started, but here you have the original post. The babies are at the bottom.

The "eventing poode" is just a cleverly photoshopped picture I found somewhere, and for some reason there were like 20 searches from the U.K. for it today, so here it is again: There. I hope, at least for a day or two, everyone goes away happy.

21 comments:

  1. Isn't it funny what people search for and end up at your blog for?

    Oh, and thanks for the link to Steve's blog... HILARIOUS! Now I just have to share the pain...

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  2. Yes, that is why I shared it. It's like when you get an annoying song stuck in your head. The only way to purge it is to get it stuck in someone else's.

    M-M-M-M-M-M-M-MYEEE SHARONA...WHOOO!

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  3. Belinda,
    I just wandered over here and I think I love it.
    Expect to see this ISP from time to time, you are my kinda twisted.

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  4. Please do--it ranges from inane drivel about my daughter to ridiculous stuff my husband says (there is a wealth of material there) to drippy sentimentality to half-mad political/social rants (we try not to discuss The Cruiser or Karl Rove because the MAKE US CRAZY), but we have fun. Oh, and warning up front--there will be much talk of poodles.

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  5. i should switch tracker cuz at least 70% of my referrals show as 'unknown'. rrr. and those little babies freak me right the hell out. hate 'em. freaky..

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  6. Laurie, it cracks me the heck up. Bella is always trying to ride poor Delta. My white SP, Cappy, coulda carried her. And they have such big hearts, they'd do it if they could!

    Nita--I use Site Tracker and FreeStats. I like how FreeStats groups the referrals together, from most referrals to least...no referral means people are coming straight to your site, and that's kinda neat. I like site tracker for locations and "who's on now" info. I signed up for NeoCounter, but couldn't activate it because the instructions were in Portugese and Google wouldn't translate it!

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  7. Well, I'm happy. I thought that might have been you. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words, Please say hello next time too. I know we'd all like to get to know you.

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  8. Doug, it would be a rare moment that I had a pithy-enough comment for "Waking Ambrose!" Took me weeks to get up the nerve just to say I was impressed!

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  9. So does the poodle have an "If you can read this, you're too close" sign on the bridle? She's every bit as far ahead of that jump as we ever were!!

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  10. What, you never got a busted lip from the back of your horse's head? I know I did!

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  11. How does one go about know WHAT word was searched for when they found your page? Is there a search engine or something?

    No one will answer this question for me....grrrr. :(

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  12. Site tracker and Free Stats? That's how you get all this info?

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  13. Yes. If I had to have just one, it would be FreeStats. I can email you some sample pages of mine, if you like, to see what it's like. The only thing that SiteTracker gives you (for free, anyway) that FreeStats doesn't, is location of visitors by city and country, which is kinda neat...and it also can tell you who is on right now.

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  14. If you click on my SiteTracker counter at the bottom of the page, I think it shows you my stats. The FreeStats link requires a password, but I'd be happy to send you a couple of sample pages to check out.

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  15. Belinda, howdy is plenty pithy for me. No pressure at all but please feel welcome.

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  16. now my kids want to ride our schnoodle, poor little doodle.

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  17. hey, I checked out your stats.. it says that I'm from Bowser. Which is pretty interesting. I DID, at ONE time, live in Bowser, but I do not now. I'm about one hour away from there. Just thought I'd let you know.. it's not PERFECT..(but it would be pretty creepy if it WAS perfect!)

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  18. Site Tracker is weird. I have a friend who logs in regularly from downtown Little Rock. ST reports her IP address and its owner correctly, but gives the location as "Keo," which is a tiny town not anywhere near Little Rock. I have no idea where they get their location data--maybe it has to do with "routers" or other computer-related words I don't understand.

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  19. Hi, it's me again... I just can't figure it out! (I even wrote you a little entry on my blog BEGGING for help!)

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  20. One of the weirdest Googles to date:
    "Bush instead of Jesus."

    Eh? Meaning worship Bush instead of Jesus? Or was the person searching for something about the hypocrisy of the far Right. I dunno. But weird.

    Cross country jumping poodle. Wheee!

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