Shamelessly inspired and intrigued by Scalzi’s post of a few weeks ago, I typed each letter of the alphabet into my Google search bar to see what search terms/websites auto-completed.
a: Amazon.com. Big surprise, seeing as how I’m on their website basically every day for work.
b: “best iPad apps,” which brought up an article from PCMag on the top 100 best iPad apps. The problem with it was that the “best” apps are also the “best-known” apps- I hardly need an article to tell me to download IMDB/Netflix/Dropbox, etc.
c: Comcast.com. Because when I had Comcast, I was on their website all the time trying to deal with their terrible customer service.
d: “doctor who season 7 trailer,” presumably no explanation needed.
e: “ebay customer support phone number,” not for myself, but for a customer, who couldn’t grasp why I, who do not work for ebay, couldn’t help him with his ebay account.
f: “five in the afternoon lyrics.” I had Maroon 5’s Nine in the Afternoon stuck in my head, but couldn’t remember if it was “five” or “nine.” Now I have it stuck in my head again, but at least I know the right words.
g: google maps. because I get lost easily.
h: “Henri Marrioneaux’s Birds on a Wind.” This painting, which sounded lovely, is mentioned in an Inception fanfic, & I looked it up before realizing both it and the artist are an invention of the author. Link is to the fic; if you like Arthur/Eames, it’s a great piece.
i: “inception remington steel crossover.” Because it would be awesome. No link, because tragically no one has written this fic yet. Please do, so I can read it shamelessly.
j: “joseph gordon levitt dancing in the street.” This is the clip from 500 Days of Summer where JGL has a dance number on his way home. The adorableness is almost too much to take.
k: “kindle fire HD reviews.” So that I’m prepared when someone calls up complaining about something they read on the internet.
l: “la portentia.” Because I’m a font junkie.
m: “michigan time zone.” Apparently, what time zone you live in is no longer taught in school. You wouldn’t believe how often I have to look that up for customers.
n: “neal caffrey.” Come on. He’s just so pretty.
o: Oldnavy.com. Because I’m a girly girlpants and I like to look at clothes.
p: “peach champagne sorbet recipe.” A friend posted a pic of this on her Instagram & it looked super-delicious.
q: Questionable Content. I’ve been reading this web comic since I started college, so… since 2003. Kudos to Jeph Jacques for awesome-sauce.
r: “rageprufrock.” Basically because I fandom-crush her so hard it’s ridiculous.
s: Seychelles Footwear. Cute shoes are important, okay?
t: “the imposter.” This movie sounds creep-tastic.
u: Urban Dictionary. Sometimes you need to know, and sometimes you’ll really, really regret it afterwards.
v: “viking river cruises.” I keep seeing the commercial for these, and it is absolutely going to be my next vacation.
w: Wildfibers yarns. This is a great local yarn store. I think they recognize me when I come in by the sound of my bank account crying in anticipation.
x: “xxxholic theme song.” Possibly my favorite anime theme song ever.
y: “ysabeau wilce.” If you haven’t read the Flora books yet, rectify that. Now. They are brilliant fantasy novels with a wonderful female lead.