Wednesday, July 11, 2012

what I have been googling lately

Recent strings from my Google search box:

 "Symptoms of tonsillitis in children"


 "Gentle games for cranky children"
[Scrabble, and let them cheat.] 


 "Will lettuce sandwiches do?" 


 "How to find a special gold ring that is lost in the turf-shed" 


 I would like to show you my colourful new spoons:


perfect for eating yogurt

And we're back once again to the Google searches, that window into my life:


 "Yogurt: how much is too much?"



"What to do about hydrangea blooms that wilt soon after cutting?"
[This one is a tested triumph: you just dip them in hot water, then place them in normal tap water.]



"Other uses for gram flour"


"Can I get from here to Ikea without changing lane?"
[No, I can't.  I abandon the Ikea dream.] 

34 comments:

  1. I misread some of that as: "Gentle names for cranky children" (how can you tell so early?); and "How to find a special gold ring that is lost in the turd shed". Sorry - I am very tired.

    "How to get out of IKEA" (with or without buying something you don't want) is more relevant to me, I think.

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    1. I haven't been in Ikea for ten years, you see, Tom, and I have this notion that they may have the perfect colander or wooden bench.

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    2. I misheard that too - I thought you said "I haven't been OUT of Ikea for 10 years". A flat-pack colander - now there's a thought.

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    3. Mise..Ikea do have that perfect colander. In fact they may even have a pink one- mwhaa mwhaa evil cackle! Nice set of spoons. What did we do before google?! Sinead

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  2. Thank you for the hydrangea tip! And for stepping away from google long enough to say hello and show us your pretty spoons. What was the verdict on lettuce sandwiches?

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  3. What answer did you come to regarding lettuce sandwiches? I have a patch I need to plow through.

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    1. Robert and Jen, lettuce sandwiches will do if they are on nice bread, buttered, with a small sprinkle of salt.

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  4. I realized recently that the accumulation of all my google searches would provide a huge window into all my fears, desires, and interests. Because there is nothing I don't google. Oh well. I'm an open e-book. So are you by the way, but a nice one with pictures.

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  5. Lettuce and marmite sandwiches are delicious.

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  6. Today I googled how to stop brothers fighting over their legos while retaining a semblance of elegance...

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  7. Sorry to hear about the sore throats, gargling with yogurt might prove useful, perhaps the good bacteria would outweigh the bad, just a thought. I have just Googled the other side of our village on Google earth so my daughter can take our dog out for a walk with a friends daughter. My directions were confusing her, so I thought a picture of the route would suffice - a virtual world has a lot to recommend it, not the least that you can nosy at other people's houses.

    I digress the spoons are beautiful.

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    1. I sometime go for a stroll myself in Google Street View, Susan. So important to take the air.

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  8. Forget lettuce. At times like this you need rainbow sugar sprinkled onto bread and butter.
    A spoonful of Manuka honey wouldn't go Amiss (referencing your last post there you see), but you'll need to take out a loan first.
    Do you know someone with a metal detector?
    Don't let them play Snakes and Ladders - it is the most cranky making game on God's Earth.
    The weevils found a use for my gram flour.
    My last Google walk was past Chez Panisse in Berkeley California. I think it's the closest I'm going to get.

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    1. I'd better get cracking and use the rest of the gram flour then. More flatbreads. Alas, my daughters and I hate honey: the miracle of genetics.

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  9. Google I love to use it's bright computer searches for every question anyone could ever think of!

    The artful spoons are a delight!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  10. Hello Mise

    The spoons are beautiful and so creatively arranged.

    Did you find your ring or will you just say "sod it"

    I love lettuce sandwiches. The taste is delicious without all the interference from tomatoes or cheese.

    I suppose you have made dolls with the girls from potatoes. Warning: Can be habit forming.

    Helen xx

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    1. The ring is still gone, Helen, and I am sad. But it will probably be gleaming there like the happy ending of a Disney film when we have used up all the turf.

      Potato dolls: what a splendid idea! How could I have forgotten such companions of my youth?

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  11. If only Google had existed when my childhood was blighted by tonsillitis!! But I can swear by the efficacy of copious amounts of ice cream (no, not for you, for the sick child!!) Love the spoons! No idea about gram flour (I don't thiink I have ever used it). The last thing I googled was Lochcarron, for a link for yesterday's post (they make tartan for Hello Kitty!)

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  12. Sad but true you would have to change lanes to get to IKEA but only twice I think. So have a re-think. Maybe that pink colander is worth the stress!!

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  13. So many hydrangeas have died. I am glad you have ended the massacre Mise. Was it from Anthropologie you sourced the spoons - they are very fitting for sure. And yes, one might overdose on yoghurt - however, one might be fine if it is still homemade in the bottom of the Aga.
    All is well with the Dyson Slim I presume. Our floors are still a sparkling here.

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    1. Oh and because my fiddly keyboard finished before me - the poor wee kiddies having tonsillitis and barely a week in to the summer holidays. Egg whites beaten to a stiff peak with some honey fold in and a drop of the creature .... will sooth all their pains and possibly yours too.

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    2. The spoons are from here, Móna:
      http://www.yesterdays.ie/-gift-ideas/set-of-spoons/1089/22/product_detail.html
      (mind the pesky music if you click that link)

      And the Dyson Slim cleans magnificently on. You have brought me immense joy with it.

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  14. gobs of ice cream for those throbbing tonsils...i remember it well...and lots of attention is a sure cure-all

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  15. i am so envious of your goggle searchs ....my most recent is
    "A USB device is currently drawing too much power..."?
    and........ i still don't know the answer.
    i appreciate your concern in advance .

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    1. How awful, Elaine, to return from vacances to a USB device that is drawing too much power. I have never experienced this catastrophe myself in my sheltered life.

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    2. Elaine, I don't even know where to begin with your disaster. I have no idea what it means, but I'm sure a glass of something might help (for drowning the USB or your sorrows)

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  16. The closest IKEA to me is a cut lunch, compass, and an indeterminate number of lane changes away. It's been a while, so I think it's time I endured it again. {I hope the poor rowdies are no longer afflicted with the dreaded 'T' word.}

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    1. Shell, if you could pick me up some assorted colanders, a floral rug, a birch bench and a surprise, and drop them off here on your way back, I shall be forever in your debt, not that I'm not already forever in your debt.

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  17. cranky children here too - and we've run out of indoor games and had enough of splashing in puddles!

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  18. Mise, I'll send a selection through ;)

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  19. Just wait until you get an iPhone. You'll be staring off, thinking out loud and Siri will answer

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  20. The poor lettuce sandwiches we had just the other night had to share their toasted sourdough spaces with tomatoes, bacon, and avocados...they weren't to happy about it, but we were!! :d

    Hope the tonsils have started behaving themselves...
    and Happy Googling!
    xo J~

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  21. My they are rather pretty spoons - one could feel quite royal-esque consuming yoghurt with spoons like those.

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  22. So can a person eat too much yogurt? I should search this one myself!

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