First, happy Sabbath to everyone! I hope it will be peaceful, pleasant, and profitable for you!
Next, if you are in our church and received the Festival brochure, excited to check out the Branson Festival website only to find it referring to last year’s info, you have my apologies. 😦 We are still putting some finishing touches on the this year’s website, and HQ is getting the information out so quickly this year that I’ve been caught off guard! (You must admit, that was a fine way of blaming their efficiency instead of my own inefficiency, huh?) We should be able to begin releasing new info that relates to this year starting early next week. 🙂 Earlier this evening before dinner I added a note on the old website to let visitors know that the information is old (thanks GJ for the heads up!), so hopefully no one is getting confused.
Finally: “Dude, what’s up with the title of your post?” Well, WordPress keeps a number of statistics concerning this blog, and one of them I find most fascinating is information on the search queries that people use on Google, AOL, etc. that bring them to this blog. For instance, yesterday someone typed “how scary is walking with dinosaur” (note the missing “s”) into a search engine which then gave them one of my blog posts as a result. In fact, it may have been Google, which I notice gave this 8/2/2007 post of mine about our visit to the Walking with Dinosaurs show last year as fourth on its list for a search on those words. While the identity of the searcher is not known, the words or phrases that they entered into the search engine are recorded and displayed.
The things that people search for that lead them to this blog — whether purposefully or accidentally — has always been fascinating, and one of yesterday’s searches was the weirdest, I think. Some one did a search on the phrase “I am a cat and I walk in eternity”. Really! No kidding! I tried doing a search on the phrase in Google and, sure enough, it gave a link to one of my posts on the second page of results. Which post? Again, the 8/2/2007 post on the Walking with Dinosaurs experience! (Please click the link and read it for yourself to confirm that in that post I neither claim to walk in eternity nor to be a cat — God gets all the credit for being able to do the former, and I would wish the latter on no one…)
Can you find each of the words of “I am a cat and I walk in eternity” in that post? Are you interested in a (really boring) word search puzzle?
It’s an interesting lesson in where your Google searches can take you.
But what interests me most is this: Where in the world did the searcher get the phrase “I am a cat and I walk in eternity” in the first place? What would motivate someone to search for such a collection of words? Is it a line from a famous poem or something?
Anyone with information is free to encouraged me know…