Search Terms Make Me Laugh

This is basically the first blog I’ve ever had.  I know I am late to the party, but it was something that I wanted to try and I if I’m in the mood it can be a lot of fun.  One thing I wasn’t prepared for, however, was how addictive it is watching your blogs stats.  Worpress (this blog is a wordpress blog, everyone) has some cool analytics software built in to the back end so you can see how many people came to your site, where they came from, what they clicked on, etc.  Most of my traffic comes directly from Facebook when I post links there, but there are a handful of views each day come from somebody doing a simple google search. Of all the data WordPress gives you, my favorite by far is knowing what search terms somehow landed people here.

I’d like to share some with you.

So this seems like a pretty standard day.  “Sex for Singing” is a little odd, but it makes sense that they would end up here, it has 2 of the 3 title words.  I mostly wonder why it has 4 independent views? did 4 different people google this? if it was just one person, why did they click on my blog 4 times?  You’d think after the first time they would figure out that I’m (probably) not going to hook-up with them no matter how well they sing.

This one is pretty standard. What I realized when I began looking through these is that there are people on the internet that just google Taylor Lautner all day long.  At least this day I also came up in a search including NYC.

Oh Goodness.  I know that “sex” is in the title of the page, but “Hot rough sex” you have come to the wrong place, sorry.
can anyone make sense of “football players downs their short pants”?  at least my friends Jerzy Jung and Christiano Ronaldo made it.

The weird things here are A) the search for “Taylor Laughter” – that made me crack-up.  and B) that I have never in my life blogged about Alan Valdez.  I didn’t even know that was.  just to make sure I wasn’t missing out on anything I googled him myself. … yowza.  I should do a blog or four about this guy:

Mike Fink…. Yes I wrote about my secret crush on a tall tale. I wonder why was he all the rage suddenly on November 2? Meanwhile, Lautner stays in the race.

Seriously, who googles this?  And it was even on 10-10-10.  You should have been out celebrating dude, that only happens once every millenium.  Even the Taylor Lautner people too the day off.

And lastly, today, which seems pretty average up until this one desperate persons cry help (?) at the bottom there.  Luckily I have also blogged about It Gets Better.  Watch a few and know that people out there care.

Anyway.  In general I’m disappointed in what drives people to this blog.  I guess I’m not posting enough intellectual material?  if you’ve got a topic suggestion (about comedy, music, sex or seriously whatever) leave me note and I’ll see if we can make this place more than a stop over for horny Twilight fans.  AND, Thanks very much for being part of my first blog journey, be sure to subscribe if that’s something you do.  Peace out. 🙂

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My First DJ Gig Ever.

As I write this I am switching my attention between two different computers and three different tasks.  One task is clearly this blog entry on this computer.  The second object of my focus is next to my computer.  It’s another computer. This one belongs to my friend Austin and I am using it to run Tracktor LE- his DJ software.

I have the digital DJ studio with me so that I can practice for my first ever DJ gig which is…tonight (now that it’s after midnight). Austin promotes a few parties a week with his co-promoter DJ Executive Realness.  This weekend DJ E.R. needed someone to fill in for him and I was asked if I wanted to learn the ropes and spend Friday and Saturday night living my dream.  I said heck yes.

Tomorrow (tonight) is going to be an interesting night.  Right after work I’ll race home and throw on some black clothes and run to the church. Tomorrow is actually the first evening concert of my church choir which I recently joined.  Tomorrow (tonight) we are singing during a 2 hour “Interfaith” Shabbat Service- this is already slightly unexpected since it is a Catholic church to which I belong. Then, I will  run home, remove my “new-york-blacks” and dress myself in skinny jeans and T-shirt that clings to my chest. Then it’s off to the party to spin the night away.

The Party is East of Eden, it’s hosted by 21st Century Life. and it’s at Vig 27 Bar on 27th at Park Ave. South. Here is the promo picture:

One of the most fun things about DJ culture is the part where you get to invent your own identity.  You make up a name for yourself, you dress yourself, you choose your music style.  I like discovering new DJs and seeing their unique style.

SO… what to name me?

A Long time ago I set my heart on DJ RedScare– but just in case I was missing a great opportunity The Boy and I turned to the internet. Of Course I landed at ehow.com!  How could I do anything without these help sites?

Ehow had three steps to deciding on a DJ name. Step one: put the letters D-J  infront of your real name. If you are not satisfied, go on to step two.

Step Two: put the letters in front of your nickname.  At this point the tutorial actually lists DJ Gingersnap as an option for red heads-  Kid, I do not.  I tried thinking back to my mom’s nicknames for me, and while I can sort-of imagine people bustin’ a move to the sweet grooves of DJ Squirrely Toes… it just wasn’t perfect.

The last bit of advice was to try and get creative and spell it with unconventional letters or something like that.  I thought of going simply as “DJoe,” then in a last ditch effort I used a DJ name generator which told me to spin as “DJ Brisk Monkey.”  …It’s going to be RedScare.

Anyway.  The last task I was/am splitting my attention with is boiling pasta… and it’s time to give that all of my attention.  Wish me luck tomorrow (tonight).  Both at the Shabbat Service and the Club.  I love all this different music in my life.

It’s Nanowrimo time again, and I’ve gone back for more.

November is National Novel Writing Month and this year like last year I’ll be participating.  Nanowrimo is  The general premise is that you spend the 30 days from November 1st through the 30th to write a 50,000 word rough draft of a novel.  This falls into the category of things I like in theory.

The Boy loves it.  He spends every spare moment off writing somewhere.  For the next few weeks coffee shops become more exciting to him than Disneyland.

For me the entire process comes off feeling a little like work, but I think that is mostly because of a general lack of time in my life.  What I love about Nanowrimo is that you actually begin to notice your writing skills maturing.   A big part of this is just the confidence to know that you’ve already done it once, but there’s also the ability to look back and ask, what makes this hard for me?

I had a horrible time last year.  I kept wanting it to be something that it wasn’t and I was afraid to shift gears once it got started.   this only led to a major story meltdown about 30,000 words in. Full on characters dropped out, storyliines were abandoned and the main character MOVED as a means of starting things over. oy vey.   It would have been better if I had just let things be a little more flexible as they went.

The other thing that I’m doing this year… is letting the book have an opinion.  Last year I struggled to produce something well crafted, with beautiful writing, and with a simple happy story that nobody could take issue with. This year, I’m letting my personal world views seep in.  The more I read the more I realize that this is unavoidable. For example: With the help of two friends I recently finished Atlas Shrugged– there’s some hefty philosophy contained there, and I disagree with it, but I can still marvel at the story.

SO, this year, while I’m trying to let things develop organically, I made the decision to include 3-4 hot button issues.  This way I can let my soap-boxing fuel the story if needed.

Feel free to ask me how it’s going! I’m sure I’ll have different answers depending on how close we get to the 30th.  My fellow bloggers Sychela at The Cameraphone Diaries and Austin at FabulousApple have written Nanowrimo kick off posts similar to this… you should ask them how it’s going too. 🙂