Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Things I Googled This Week

And by "this week," I mean "since Sunday." (It very much feels like a late Thursday.)

I thought I would just list some of the things I've googled this week for the entertainment of the thing, but as I made the list, I realized that one could get a pretty good picture of my week just by seeing what I've been googling. And so, la la, my week in google search terms.

define discordant - Not an auspicious beginning to my week.

how make silk for clothes - Apparently, from a caterpillar, not an actual worm. (The vegetarian website I found that detailed the process noted that the caterpillars have to be killed before they emerge from their cocoons for the best silk.) Consider: the new shirt I bought is silk and rabbit hair.

J Reuben Clark student conference - In February. In DC. La, I'm going.

Lady Duff Gordon (aka Lady Duff-Gordon) - Was the defendant in a case we read in contracts. Also, a huge early 20th-century celebrity, fashion designer, businesswoman. And was on the first raft of people saved from the Titanic. (Her husband and her maid was saved, too.)

Elinor Glyn - First try

Elinor Glin
- Sister to Lady Duff Gordon. Went from the English lower class to Hollywood elite by writing novels, especially trashy romance novels that scandalized the monarchy. Coined the term the "It-Girl."

GK Chesterton Quotes
- Notably, "It is not bigotry to be certain we are right; but it is bigotry to be unable to imagine how we might possibly have gone wrong." AND "Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese."

apply to be an astronaut - Because a new Stanford friend is actually going to apply when she turns 26 next year. (I can't any longer--I've had LASIK. I'm working through it.)

- claustrophobia

- See next entry

gourmet stuffing recipe
- Because I'm getting excited for Thanksgiving. (I'm on Stuffing Detail.)

moxie pictures - www.moxiepictures.com > Directors > Jared Hess > the picture of the two crouching boys. Brother Nate pointed me here, and I've been directing friends to it (and inexplicably forgetting the actual URL) all week.

chicken soup dickinson
- I have this theory that Emily Dickinson has a poem about everything. And I wanted one about or involving chicken soup.

poem "chicken soup"
- Because I realized I needed to broaden my search and modify my theory.

poem "chicken soup" -soul
- Because I wanted a poem that wasn't meant to warm teeangers' hearts.

set alarm
- I didn't believe I would be able to wake up to my cellphone alarm in order to do work before class on Monday, so I looked for an alarm clock I could set online. I think I found one, but it was too smart for me. So I went to bed and took my chances.

comedy warmups
- To prep for Monday's on-campus FHE of improv comedy games. The goldmine: The Shootout (a game involving tragic deaths and cowboy firearms).

capitalize LASIK
- For some law school-related reason I wanted to know if LASIK needed to be in all-caps or if just a first-letter magiscule was more appropriate. I don't know what's right, but I do know a lot of people are "capitalizing" on things related to LASIK.

utah state teaching license
- I was trying to figure out the technical name of my teaching license to put on my resume. I couldn't. I didn't.

words with all vowels
- Like "facetious" or "abstemious" (which have all the vowels in order). Assuming we exempt Y (or add an adverbial -ly ending). And W. (Not strictly a vowel. At least, most of my section agrees. But Daniel Elizondo, he will hold out.)

- I couldn't even post this blog without googling. I'm hooked. See LASIK above.


Limon said...

525,600 minutes, how do you measure, measure a week? In daylights? in sunsets? in midnights? in Google searches?

Th. said...


How did you keep track of this?

Sarah Louise said...

Ah--I tried to do it from memory, and then I remembered the glory--autofill. So I went to my google homepage and to my google toolbar search boxes, typed in each letter of the alphabet one-by-one, and selected the terms I remembered having searched for in the last two or three days.

I haven't ever googled anything on this computer that begins with the letters q, x, z. Suggestions?

Melissa said...

I recommend quidditch(fantastical) and Zanzibar(geographical), but I think you should continue to stay away from anything with too many Xs in the title.

Laura said...

Hmm, autofill. A very useful thing. However, upon purchase of my computer, it doesn't do it automatically. In fact, I am at a total loss as to how to enable it. Comments?

Limon said...

laura: I believe that if you go into "tools" then "internet options" then "content" you will see the autofill options. I am assuming that you are using Internet Explorer.