Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Seven Things I Googled and what does it mean about me?

And when it rains, you're shining down for me.
--I Just Can't Get Enough, Depeche Mode

The lovely Raelyn Barclay has given me an award.  The Versatile Blogger comes with a few rules.  One is to thank the giver with virtual chocolate and praise.  The next is to pass it on from anywhere from 5 to 15 other bloggers depending on what meme lore you follow.  Last, but not least, is to share seven things about yourself with others.

I wanted to give you seven things about me, alas, I fear I spent my wad last time.  I guess I’ll just have to dig deeper, give you all a look into my twisted psyche.
You may want to stop reading now.  And this is NSFW.

In the course of writing, I do a lot of oddball research, especially for the blog.  People always say that you can tell a lot about a person by what they read--so I wonder if it’s the same about what they Google?  Does Stephen King actually spend sleepless nights surfing for cat videos on YouTube?   Does Nicholas Sparks relish Norwegian death metal on iTunes?  

I'll let you be the judge:  here are seven things I Googled and what do they mean about me?

“badger, badger, badger, mushroom, mushroom”  
This lovely little ditty is something psychotic thought up by cartoonists on acid.  I thank Jennifer Armentrout for bringing it back to the forefront of my conscious mind.

“loud insect penis”
I am obsessed with The Bloggess.  If you do not follow this woman and love irreverent humor and occasional insanity about big metal chickens, you should check her out--not at work, though.  Or in front of children.  Anyway, she had this post about the record for the loudest noise made by an animal.  And not to spoil it, but it’s an insect.  That sings with its penis.  And that led me to:
“the world’s most terrifying penises,"  which actually is an 8 part series by Dave Littler  which coincidentally led me back to The Bloggess for this very disturbing video on leopard slugs mating.  And so the circle is completed.
“do fish have vaginas”
They do.  They’re called cloacae.  Most fish do not have penises, interestingly enough.  So merfolk will have to get creative.  Or take a cue from leopard slugs and use their heads.
“Monte Python sperm is sacred”   I was looking for the lyrics of this song.  Kind of amusing how it came out, like a fan club gone very wrong.

The Monte Python Fan Club.  Get a blue dress and something extra!
“rocky mountain oysters from sheep or cow?”  Because when eating testicles, one should know what species they come from.  It’s just respect.
“medieval chastity belts”  I was doing a little anniversary shopping. Hubs and I celebrated nine years this week.

This one from looks particularly comfy.
Thanks again to Raelyn for the blog love!  And before I forget, here's your chocolate.

Here are five wonderful blogs you should check out--I'm passing on some Versatile love:

Have a beautiful day, everybody!


  1. Congratulations and you do some strange searches...

  2. I love that song by Depeche Mode. It's so dang up.

    Thanks for listing Analog Breakfast. I literally had a 'sharp intake of breath' moment when I saw it on your list. Yer pretty cool, Juliemeroo.

    (Mind if I nip one of Raelyn's sweets?)

  3. LOL. Congrats on the award and your anniversary. These are some nice, I think. LOL. Thanks for the award! I definitely won't top this. Oh crap...I can't stop cracking up. Love it!

  4. I know I can always get a shot of bizarre on this blog. I watched that slug video. I swear, I think you owe me money or something now.


  5. Love Depeche Mode!

    Your post cracked me up. "The world's most terrifying penises"... oh so many things I could say, but I won't. :)

    And that slug video? Ewwwwww

  6. There are just no words...
    Thanks for the giggle :-)

  7. Speaking of awards, you got another one from me=)

  8. Congrats on the award.

    Slugs mating huh? That is an odd thought.

    I watch my blog stats and see what keywords people use to find my site. One more popular post people arrive at after entering the terms john, prostitute, video, brachial plexus stun--the resulting YouTube clip is still one of my fav police videos of all time.

  9. Hey, Julie, thanks for the mention and Versatile pass! This is a pretty seriously twisted post you've got here, with a clear theme! Inspiring. We'll have to see if we can come up with some thoughts to rival it. (Never mind, not sure that's possible.)

  10. LOL...crazy google searches is a whole other animal! Great take on the award.

    Thanks for the chocolate :) :passes the box around: Everyone take some.

  11. You're too funny, Julie!! *gigglesnort*

    Congrats on your lovely green award! ;)

  12. Congrats Julie! I love your research. Leave it to you to beat me in erecting a verbal trophy to genitalia. ;) I feel compelled to reseach odd penises now...better not do it at work.

  13. Sounds like you've had some fun researching. :) I research some strange crap, too. Recently I was looking for romance novels starring centaurs. My eyes!

  14. Thanks for the chocolate but I'm late to the party. There's only wrappers left.

    I do wonder about animals/fish and their genitalia. Thanks for the enlightenment.

    Congratulations on your versatility and thanks for more great blogs to check out, Julie.

  15. Fish one is great and informative. Congrats!

  16. Alex--and this is only the half of it. You should have seen what I was researching when I wrote my last paranormal romance.

    Suze--you are a worthy pick, fer sure. I feel more enlightened every time I read your blogs.

    E.--you always have fantastic Fridays, so I have no fear you will live up to the challenge

    Lydia--I know that things should not bother me as a health care professional, but damn. Slug sex is gross.

    Jennifer--Just don't watch the bedbug one. It will keep you awake at night.

    Sarah--I was trying for speechless with this post.

    Kathleen--You may regret giving me that after this post, but thank you so much! That makes me full of warm and fuzzy.

    Slamdunk--is that like the "don't taze me, bro" video? If so, I can totally understand.

    lb--I think the animal kingdom must be celebrated occasionally for the stuff discovery channel avoids out of good taste.

    Linda--I think this says that I am a sexually repressed entomologist. Just a thought.

    Raelyn--thanks for giving me the opportunity to frighten many people

    Cherie--Thanks! Glad you giggled at my googled.

    Laila--I spent several minutes I will never get back watching those videos. I feel dirty. Like I'm peddling insect smut.

    MPax--I actually think I know what romance you are referring to. Or perhaps I should say, referring two.

    Robyn--It's a topic I think the progressive woman should really know more about. Very hip to bring up in conversation.

  17. that slug video was crazy. that blue was wild.
    congrats on the award. versatility you got.

  18. By the way, Julie, you won a copy of CREEP! Please email me at so I can send it to you! :)

  19. Congratulations, you have gathered some important blog awards so far, and I noticed you have many friends. Your blog is definitely very enjoyable and colorful.

  20. Congrats! You google and read some interesting stuff :).

  21. Very...interesting. LOL
    (Came over from Creepy Query Girl's blog)

  22. Well, I'm not sure I'll ever be the same after watching the leopard slug porn. I mean, ew.

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