April 17, 2013

A Taxing Hodgepodge

1. April 15th is the deadline for Americans to file their state and federal income tax returns.  What's a job you do on a regular basis that could be described as 'taxing'? 
~ Trying to keep this place clean.  I'm not Felix Unger, but I live with TWO Oscar Madisons.  

2. I'm participating in the April A-Z blog challenge, and the Hodgepodge happens to fall on Day O this week. In keeping with that theme...olives, onions, oysters, okra...of the foods mentioned, what's your favorite O food? ~ Of those?  What "wonderful" choices.  
~Um, I guess onions.  I love them cooked in things, just not raw.

3.  What is something memorable you experienced as a child that your own children (or future children/nieces/nephews) will not get to experience? 
~ Living in a wildlife preserve.

4. Term limits for our elected officials...your thoughts? 

~ Yes, please!!!  

5. On April 18th, 1775, Paul Revere made his famous 'midnight ride'...when did you last make a midnight ride?  Perhaps the fate of a nation wasn't hanging in the balance, but tell us where you were headed anyway.
~ Either to take my daughter to work or pick her up from work.

6.  What would freak you out more...a mouse running across your floor or a big fat hairy spider? 
~ Definitely the mouse.  I'm not afraid of them, but they are dirty little germ and disease carriers.

7. I love it when people ask me________________________?
~ How old I am.....because most people think I'm a good bit younger than I am.

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

~ Do you ever look at your blog stats?  I like to look and see where people come from and then I start wondering what they were searching for.  I actually get a fair amount of visits from the middle east.  I don't know how I feel about that in these turbulent times....especially if they were looking at something weird.  Does what you find in your stats ever creep you out?  It does me.  The creepiest search?  I did a birthday post for my daughter 2 years ago.  I happened to call her a redneck girl in it.  At this point her picture lists high in a Google search for "redneck girls" and the blog gets a lot of hits because of it.  As far as I can tell, foreign men are attracted to American "redneck" girls.  Particularly the "hot" ones (and no, I didn't list my girl that way).



Joyce said...

Oh dear. That is a little disturbing, but we can't control what searches we turn up under. I wrote about George Clooney once and you would not believe how many people land here looking for him! I imagine they are disappointed to discover a middle aged mom : )

Teri said...

It is kind of creepy and scary to do a google search and see your private stuff out there...

Nani said...

I check my blog stats all the time. Like you I'm curious about where my visitors come from and what searches lead people to my blog. I don't get creeped out, but it's frustrating when it was a picture search and it leads to the plain white coffee mug from January 2012. I know those people are stopping by, swiping the image and not even reading. It's good for my hit count with sponsors, but notsomuch for my ego as a blogger.

Chatty Crone said...

I enjoyed learning more about you - and on a couple I agree - no more than 2 terms - PLEASE! sandie

April said...

I rarely check my blog stats...thinking it's best to just live in denial. However, after what you've just shared, maybe I should be more plugged in!

Beth Zimmerman said...

I've been looking at my web stats more lately. Trying to figure out how to improve them without stressing over it!

And I LOVE raw red onion! =)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I never look at my stats. Yes, mice are nasty!


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