Last night to keep my mind away from things like, you know, abject poverty and the fact that I'm the sole financial support of my family now, I decided to play a game.
I didn't make it up or anything. It's basically Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, except it's for the blog world and it's not about Kevin Bacon, it's about me and this blog. I've never even met Kevin Bacon.
So here's how I played.
I typed a random phrase into Google and searched under blogs. Then I would go to a blog that came up and look at their links and look at their links and so on until I found my own blog.
Well, maybe not. But it kept me entertained on a Saturday night because my life is boring and tragic as hell.
The first phrase I searched for was:
"God thinks I'm cool"
Because, you know, despite the craphole that has been my life for the past little while, I still believe God thinks I'm cool. God knows what time it is.
That phrase brought me to Mad Marriage and a post called "While I am away". I had never seen this blog before and the author? Is one heck of a writer. That was the first degree.
From her Blogroll, I clicked on Finslippy. I think I have been to this blog before, some time ago. I have a feeling I should be reading it more often because it seems hilarious. And? The second degree.
I clicked on her links (which she calls "Excellent Alternatives to here". Love.) and onto Breed 'em and weep, which I have seen linked about a billion times and maybe have even clicked on before, but I don't know. I can't remember what I had for dinner last night, I certainly can't be expected to remember what I did last month or last year! But anyway. This blog was the third degree.
This blog's links ("Reading is good for you") contained a link to Pardon the Egg Salad. The author, the Divine Badger Girl, not only links to me but happens to be one of my favorite people alive, ever.
And she was the fourth degree.
Pretty cool, yes?
So that was working for me, and pretty fun so I tried again:
"I am so bummed about my job"
(Incidentally? The more I think about it? The phrases weren't exactly random. They were more like, um, what was in my head at that moment)
That phrase brought me to the First degree, Crazy Blogging Canuck and her post called, "Slamming doors, opening windows". Apparently? Her husband was laid off on the 12th. Small world sister!
I clicked on her ginormous blogroll and found the second degree in Midwestern Mommy. Her header cracks me up.
Under the title "Blogs I read", I found the third degree, The Hotfessional who I recently found and commented on. This blog cracks my stuff up.
She was linked to the fourth degree, my beloved Lizarita. Liz is one of those bloggers that I continually wish would post more, because I check her blog every single freaking day. Really, even when I'm busy I always take a minute to check hers because she. is. so. funny. Love her.
She links to me. Which is good, because otherwise? I'd pretty much be a stalker.
After that? I became obsessed.
I googled, “Are you kidding me with this?”
My blog? Came up. Ha.
But in the spirit of the game, I picked a different one, a blog called, Pink Morning, and a post titled, not surprisingly, "Are you kidding me?". The blog author, Julie, is pregnant. She is also gorgeous, so I'm supposed to hate her I guess, but I don't. Not even.
From her blog, I went to Pink and Blues Girls. Then to 3 Boys and a Lady. (Hi Louann!) She has the cutest boys. Probably because she's freaking gorgeous. I'm not sure.
And she links to me!
I googled, “I have boy/girl twins” and My Life as Mama Jodi and her post "Freaky Friday Questions". I don't think she has boy/girl twins actually...I think it was just a question she was answering. Oh well! Google isn't a mind reader, or it wouldn't bring all the penis blog seekers to me.
From her blog I got to Adventures in Babywearing (I love the name of that blog!) who linked me to Mason and Terri's mom, who links to me.
Even though I could do this all night and not get bored apparently, my final Google was, “My therapist kicks ass!”
Because my therapist? Big Jim? He kicks ass!
So from Google I got Cootie Chronicles. I am certain I have never been there before, because that name? Hilarious. She linked me to Rancid Raves, who linked to the most excellent Mrs. Cpa of inappropriate party indicator fame.
And she links to me! Kick ass!
What's so fun about this game is that you find a lot of new blogs to read. I know, I know, like I need any more blogs to read! Gah! But still. It's fun. You can "find" yourself and see who has you linked that maybe you didn't even know about. And Holy Linkage Batman! I don't think I've ever linked so many other blogs in a single post.
Try it, if you wanna. Let me know what you find out.