Thursday, November 29, 2012

I've been Googling something besides myself

I'd been editing my manuscript for five hours straight when I decided to take a break to surf porn read mentally enriching news stories. I stumbled upon an article about a police investigation in which a suspect's Google search history was used to build a case against her.

It got me thinking. Not just about what police might conclude if they searched my browser history, but how long my jail term might be and the number of conjugal visits I'd be permitted per day.

It also sent me scrolling through my browser history to see exactly what I'd been Googling as I worked to finalize details in my latest romantic comedy. In no particular order, here are my top ten keyword searches performed Monday morning:
  • Dumb sex studies
  • Porcupine trivia
  • Fixing a bent rim on a mountain bike
  • Bizarre sexual practices
  • crudités versus canapés
  • How bicycle handlebar position affects female orgasm
  • Facts about badgers
  • Jiu Jitsu takedowns
  • Bankruptcy recovery 
  • Plumbing expressions that sound dirty
I think I'm going to suggest to my editor that in lieu of writing a blurb for this book, we simply print that list on the back cover. Surely that's enough to pique reader interest, right?

So what have you been Googling lately? Please share!

Oh, and since you're dying to know about dirty plumbing terms and handlebar position impacting orgasm, here you go:

Plumbing expressions that don't mean what you think

How a bicycle handlebar affects the female orgasm

You're welcome.

10 comments :

Mary said...

Geeze. My history is just plain boring at the moment -- books, book review blogs, mail, twitter. Bo-ring! Guess I need to get back to writing and researching. That's when it gets interesting...

Patty Blount said...

My browser history is just as colorful. The most recent entries? "terrorist watch lists" and "visits from beyond the grave"

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

Google search history is interesting. I recently read a news article about Casey Anthony that said someone in her home googled how to suffocate a child without leaving any evidence behind (or something like that), and it never got mentioned in the trial. Makes me think that woman got away with murder.

Harley May said...

Ah. My Google history is so boring right now. In the last month, the most exotic is great sushi locations.

Hilarious and lovely, as always.

HM

Matthew MacNish said...

I'm guessing the bent rim thing is actually legit.

TAWNA FENSKE said...

LOL, Matthew. Every single one of those was a legit search I used for researching some element of the story. That's why I'm thinking it belongs on the back cover of the book. Surely that randomness would appeal to some readers, right?! :)

Tawna

Judy, Judy, Judy said...

Gonna come back and click on the handlebar thing when I'm not at work. Oh the life you lead.
And, yes, it sounds like an interest pique-er.

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