June 29, 2011

on some analytical goodness...

Google analytics is always good for a giggle. I hadn't looked at the web searches that have led to my blog in a while, so I thought I'd share some recent gems I found:

1. "can i hang around the compton courthouse to wait for a friend who is on jury duty" (Well, it's always an option, but I'd recommend wearing neutral colors and not listening to Taylor Swiftbased on my own experience.)

2. "korean spa experience" (Oh, yeah, that one time I was aggressively scrubbed to bits by a tiny, tiny woman.)

3. "albino people" (I'm aware of the fact that I'm pasty beyond all reason, but this just seems unnecessary. I'm not going to even tell you how many search phrases including the word "albino" led to my blog. It's a little depressing.)

4. "burn those nylons" (AMEN.)

5. "how to make curtains out of napkins" (Probably one of my favorite things ever!)

6. "wishcake calves are meatloaf" (The fact that someone Googled this made me giggle for a good seven minutes.)

7. "alfredo sauce can you put bacon bits" (According to my husband? Yes. According to me? Don't be gross.)

8. "aliens is taking over my body" (WHAT.)

9. "how to not have armpit pudge in a strapless dress" (If you find out, let me know. Because, honestly.)

10. "my god he's beautiful" (If you're referring to him, then I'd tend to agree. Amen.)

Are you aware of any awkward searches that have led people to your blog? Are you one of the people who found my blog through one of the above awkward searches? Do you just want to talk about the beauty of Ryan Gosling for a little bit? Do share.


  1. Would you believe I have none? I must be doing something wrong... All my searches are lariats and lavender, lariatsandlavender, lariatsandlaevender, etc. *sadface*

  2. "will i ever graduate from college"
    "bathroom tales"
    "sweater puppies"

  3. Be still my heart. Ryan Gosling is one of the most beautiful creatures on this planet!

    That being said, Google Analytics is always good for a laugh. I haven't looked at mine for awhile but it is funny to see how people find my site. I sometimes try to google what they did and see if I can find my blog, but it never seems to work! Weird.

  4. This is EXACTLY what I needed to read tonight. Thank you for putting a smile on my face after a long, sad day. I wish I had funny analytics like yours...I gotta work on some better keywords in my posts. ;-) Thanks for sharing!

  5. "vehicle clip on visor child safety mirror"
    "dental school 'admission by donation'"

    To a blog and site about travel in North Central Washington State.
    Thanks for the giggles

  6. I didn't even have to click the "him" to know exactly which smoldering hot picture I would find. This was hilarious. You'll have to teach me your bloggy ways because I am so amateur at design and tracking analytics.

  7. "and I left with plenty" ????

    Thanks for the good laugh!

  8. oh my goodness....some of those are too funny!! some things people put in search engines make me laugh!

  9. "wishcake calves are meatloaf" I LOVE THIS.

    I think, for now, the weirdest thing anyone's searched for is "suburbansweetheart.com wolf," which means they were looking for me, but... a wolf? I DON'T KNOW. Also, this post hel;ped me to realize I don't have Analytics installed in my new layout. So thanks!

  10. I get a lot of searches on "bubble tea" (delish!), "kristan" (my uniquely spelled name) and "twenty-somewhere" (my ebook), and "paulo coelho's 4 obstacles the alchemist" (my guess is from people who don't want to read the whole book, or else have to write a paper).

    Nothing so laugh-out-loud absurd as "wishcake calves are meatloaf," hehe, but occasionally a weird/funny one will pop up.

  11. I clicked on the link for #10 fully expecting a picture of the Hanson boy. You've come a long way!

  12. Oh that's funny! I tried to set up Analytics once, but to no avail. I'd be VERY interested to see what brings all the boys (well, ladies, really) to my yard (blog.)

  13. oh gosh - I love everything on this list, especially "armpit pudge."

    About 2 years ago I wrote a post that included the phrase "dirty text messages." If I want to continue to love the human race, I try not to view my search results. ;)

  14. I've never tried Google Analytics! Is it on the Google homepage? But on Wordpress it tells you searches that lead to your blog and one of mine was "what to do if a spider is living in your car!"

  15. Haha, I found your blog after Googling something about jury duty experiences almost 2 years ago because I was so scared of going! We had jury duty around the same time. And I've been reading your blog ever since then, lol.

  16. "butterface"

    i am bursting with pride

  17. LOL. I love looking at my search terms from time to time. One of my recent favorites was "too much frozen yogurt", which, let's be honest, sums me up in a nutshell.

  18. laughing so much it hurts right now!!!
    Puh-lease come guest post on my blog! My readers will just LOVE you, {like I do}!
    xoxo, ashley


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