Sunday, April 20, 2008

Where Did You People Come From?

I know a lot of you come here because you know me in real life and you want to see what embarrassing things I've done or said today. Some of you are Seppies from Susan's bulletin board and come here for the same reason. Some people come here because they've clicked a link from Sanna's or Shoshana's or Jody's or other friends' blogs. I understand those visits and welcome you with open arms and a big fat virtual chai latte.

But there are others. Those poor folks who've found me through some weird combination of search words typed into their search engines even though this blog has nothing to do with what they were looking for. And yes, I did just end that sentence with a preposition. Thanks for noticing.

Anyway, let's take a look at some of those search words. Shall we?

1) backwards dinner--If you came here wondering what that phrase means, allow me to explain. For many people this means starting with dessert, then soup, then working through the rest of the courses backwards. Not so at my house. When neither parent wants to cook and neither parent wants to drive to an actual store to purchase actual food, here at Casa de Princess we enjoy what's known as a backwards dinner. In other words, we serve breakfast foods for dinner. If we're getting fancy this might include scrambled eggs, bacon, and toast. If we're out of eggs and/or feeling especially lazy, this might mean frozen waffles. If mommy has a migraine, this means the children are fending for themselves and Big Boy is pouring milk on Little Boy's cereal.

If you came here looking for recipes for breakfast foods or tips for hosting a fancy progressive-type dinner, my apologies. You've been led astray. My site showed up using those search words because my husband made a backwards dinner for the kids recently (a Really Fancy one with pancakes from a mix instead of frozen ones that you microwave). Sorry if you expected to find cooking tips here. Just so you know, you probably never will.

2) hey Jude toddler--Is there anybody who hasn't linked to this kid from their blog? Because you should. Really. Amazing little person.

3) angie teble--My Seppie friend Angie is interviewing for teaching jobs right now, just like I am, but we're in different states and I haven't talked about her here. I have no idea why my site appeared for these search words, but it gives me an opportunity to give a shout out to Angie. Yo! Hope you get a job offer soon, babe.

4) Elizabeth Hoyt--Wow. My humble apologies if you came here looking for Ms. Hoyt. While I think she's great and I admire her writing, I have no connection to that author. I've only read her books and gushed about them like a total fan girl. Loved them, but that doesn't help you much, does it? Here's the clicky link to her real website.

5) rain in Spain--I was blogging about the use of the words rein and reign, but rain rhymes too. Were you looking for the lyrics to songs from MY FAIR LADY? Because, even though I've never blogged about it, I can totally hook you up there. I played Eliza Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY in my senior year of high school and I still know every song by heart. Somehow I don't think you were looking for a grammar debate when you typed those search words.

If you found me from some as yet unmentioned source, leave me a comment. I'd love to know who's reading this and why. I was told recently that my BFF's father-in-law has visited here so now I feel like I have to behave.

Nah, who am I kidding? That'll never happen.


Lizzy said...

Busted. I'm a total blog stalker (in a completely harmless way). I'm a silent member of the SEP bulletin board (I signed up years ago and have never yet posted a comment). I keep thinking I need to just bite the bullet and get commenting, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I hate making introductions.

Thanks for letting me read the blog!

Teble said...

Welcome, Lizzy! Come on over any time. It's a good feeling to bring someone out of their lurk. You should totally post on Susan's board. Jump right in! There are a couple of Seppies named Liz or Lizzy so you'll feel right at home.

Angie said...

Yay you mentioned me! This is my favorite blog entry ever! I'm thinking road trip to TN!

And I hope you get a job soon too. (I know, sore subject at the moment.)

Pat said...

I found you 39 years ago, May 5th, and can't seem to shake you. Your birthday date should explain to everyone you know, your love of Mexican food and margaritas. By the way, I bought a margarita machine. When does this diet thing end?