Search History

I was watching Thursday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live this morning on my DVR and he had a brief segment where his staff showed what some of their recent Google searches were. I thought to myself, “Hey, wouldn’t it be kinda fun if we all got to glimpse each other’s Google search history?”

So I’m challenging everyone to take a screenshot from your computer or smartphone (in my case, my iPhone) and share with us your most recent Google searches.

I’ll go first. Here is my unedited recent search history.62D39097-61F5-44EA-ABA6-311B5F6D4FC8Now show us yours! Post your search history and link back to this post.

Hell, what else have you got to do?

I is for Insanity

A2Z2020For this year’s A to Z Challenge I’m going to attempt to post an old saying or adage each day of the month of April (except for Sundays). I’m going through the alphabet, with the first letter of the adage beginning with the first letter of the alphabet (A) and continuing for 26 adages in alphabetical order until I get through the entire alphabet by April 30 — from A to Z.

I don’t know if it can be done, but I’m going to give it the old college try. Here’s my April 10th adage and it starts with the letter I.

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.

Fandango’s Friday Flashback — April 10

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of you earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 10th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.


This was originally posted on April 10th 2008 on my old blog. I chose this as my flashback post because, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders on many states, a lot of people are working from home and I thought this might be relevant. Until I retired at the end of 2016, I had worked from home since 2008 and it did bring about some changes in my lifestyle.

Homework Hygiene

278C160F-C230-4766-AB96-EF663DACC2DFI’m not sure I should admit this, but I’ve found that working from home has changed one aspect of my life. I now shower and wash my hair every other day, for the most part. And shaving? Don’t ask. I sometimes go for a whole week without touching razor to skin.

So far I don’t think my altered hygiene habits have been offensive to anyone. I ask my wife to give me a good sniff on my non-shower days and, so far, she’s told me I pass the sniff test. But isn’t it interesting that this shift in what used to be a nearly religiously observed daily process has turned into an every-other-day activity? Well, it’s interesting to me, anyway.

At the same time, I’m spending more time at my computer (and, thus, “at work”) than I would otherwise be if I had to deal with the daily shower and the road time commuting back and forth to work. And think of how much water I’m saving, not to mention the cost of heating up all that shower water I used to use on a daily basis.

Hey, maybe I should go to showering once every three days. Or once a week! Yeah, that’s the ticket!

FOWC with Fandango — Head

FOWCWelcome to April 10, 2020 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “head.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

  1. And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.