Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Newest Addiction

My newest addiction is Google Analytics. Oh my gosh, it cracks me up whenever I read through it. If you haven't signed up yet, go under "My Account" and click on the link for it.

For example, it tells where people are from that have been to my blog. I had someone from Croatia visit. Croatia! I don't even know where Croatia is! And if this blog is their first insight into Americans, well, all I can say is "I'm sorry".

It said someone from London England visited and I'm sure it was the Queen Mum herself. I mean after all what could she possibly have better to do than to read about my bi-focal troubles, grocery shopping mayhem, and gross looking Halloween foods that can be served to Charles and the boys? Seriously.

Oh and I've had people from Germany visiting. This makes me a little nervous. Jay has relatives living in Germany and they travel to the United States about once every few years or so. I've met some of his cousins and they are very nice, although the language barrier does make things difficult, so maybe I only thought they liked me. But, if they are the ones reading this blog, and have been for any length of time, and if it translates automatically for them, their reply post will probably read something like this: "Sie sind ein grösserer dork", which translates to "You are a major dork". Nice.

Then I looked at the search results. This shows how people have come to my site by searching for something else. I have had people searching for new glasses, biggest loser blog, autumn shower curtains, baby emily, bi-focals, and the best one: Green Acres Costumes. That's not especially funny or anything, but think about this....this person was searching for a costume to wear that had to do with the tv show "Green Acres", remember that one, starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor? It started when I was just a toddler, but even I remember the show and the song, which coincidentally are the lyrics I have up on the top right side of this blog. But let's get back to the person doing the search. In order for them to do a search for green acres costumes, they must know what "Green Acres" is. So why would you need to do a search for costumes? You can go to your nearby goodwill or 2nd hand store and get all you need...including a wig that resembles Ms. Gabors bouffant do. I find it almost sad that this poor person has zero creativity in them to think "hhhmmm...overalls, pitchfork, party dress, boa and fake jewels. Done". But, I also find it funny that they were thinking clicking on the link to come here would help them any. Boy were they disappointed! I mean, I do have plenty of fake jewels, and yea, we have pigs, but I don't own a single boa. And I haven't had my hair that high since the mid-80's thankyouverymuch.

I'm sure they were sitting there reading this blog and realizing they were most definitely in the wrong place. And I'm sure he or she sat there in their chair with a beer stein in one hand and their mouse in the other as they looked at the screen and said "Sie sind ein grösserer dork".



Gwendolyn said...

I used to have a blog called "Notes From The Padded Room" that I had to delete because some of my more insane relatives had googled us and were reading it. (This is why we all have blog names now.) Anyway, several people found the blog by googling "Can you buy a padded room?" This always amused me greatly. How exactly would it be delivered, I wonder?

DEb said...

You find the coolest things... I'm going to try this... :)

The Naths said...

That's funny! I have mine set up so people can't google me. The only way you can read mine is if you have the address itself.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Sie sind ein grösserer dork.

There. Now you officially have it in your comment record.

:-) Cute post!