Saturday, June 28, 2008

Salmonella and Lincoln Logs

A couple of nights ago, I left a comment on a blog I read every so often--not all that often lately, but we exchanged a couple of emails recently about past comments, and it was pretty enjoyable, so I visited her again the other night. After I left my comment, I discovered that she has a really neat feature: as I scrolled over my name (which is linked to this journal), there's a pop-up of recent topics that I've written about. How cool is that? It was sort of a "tag cloud" kind of thing, and I thought it was a neat feature. What was amusing--and frankly, a little disturbing--to me was the tag cloud generated for this journal.

"Salmonella, Lincoln Logs, Obesity, Renters Insurance, Godzilla, Legos, Brain tumor."

For any of her other readers who happen to scroll over my name, that's quite a range of topics, and I have to wonder what might go through their minds when they see that. Once again, I paint such an alluring picture! Oh man, brainstorm! (Ouch!) While I don't think I can manage to incorporate all of those topics into a journal entry (at least not honestly and realistically), I just might have to try to write a scenario or a little story using them all. Stay tuned! The gears are already turning....

Ken is home safe and sound, and it was great to talk to him and hear about his trip. He felt pretty tired after several hours on the road, so he headed off to bed a few minutes ago, and I'll join him soon. I had planned on making us Muffalettas again, to use up the rest of the olive salad (I got the meats, cheeses, and bread on Friday), but after we got caught up, it was close to midnight, and neither of us felt like eating. It's supposed to be pretty nice tomorrow, so it might be a grilling day. The Muffaletta fixins will keep until Monday!

 

9 comments:

eml625 said...

That feature is not on AOL right? I've seen it on, I think BlogSpot or whatever its called !! LOL
Have a great Sunday.
Ellen

newsworthy822 said...

I always wondered how you generate those tag thingys.  What an interesting variety of tags!  Glad Ken made it home safely.  Hope you two have a wonderful Sunday.
hugs
Melissa

jmoqueen said...

Glad Ken's home safe x  That's odd that pop up isn't working for me.  Perhaps it only works if you've just written an entry

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/Jmoqueen/MyLife

rdautumnsage said...

Glad to hear Ken made him home safe and sound. I think it's neat to have a float like that in your journal. In my case they generally end up being distracting and I forget to comment. Quite a list up there hon. Then again I did say you post a variety of topics and were never boring. (Hugs)Indigo

chat2missie said...

I think that would be cool if AOL had that option.  Enjoy your night.
Missie

markonit said...

... that is an interesting feature ... does sorta make you think ... what is going on with that person, you know ..?

carouselqueen70 said...

I am glad that Ken made it home safe..hugs, Christine

aimer said...

As usual, I read everything in the wrong order. Now I understand the Godzilla story! --Sheria

lurkynat said...

interesting story!
hugs, natalie