What Brings You Here?

February 21, 2011 | My Jottings

Sometimes I wonder what brings people here.

There’s a feature on most blogs that allows a blogger to see which google searches people have conducted in order to arrive at their site. It doesn’t give away personal information. Once in a while when I should be doing paperwork, I remember to check to see what brings people to Just Julie, and am reminded that most of the folks who stumble upon my blog do so accidentally, and probably don’t find what they were googling for.

Below is a list of exact words and phrases folks have used in google searches within the past six months, that brought them to this blog, and my answers:

Things that are almost thirty — my marriage, my youngest daughter, a couple of items in my closet, the box of cornmeal in my baking drawer.

List of alliteration to describe yourself — Christian, curious, controlling, capable, chocolate-lover

Jerry West — this is the third most common search term that brings people to this blog. He played for the Los Angeles Lakers and wore the number 44 on his jersey.

Get her out car stuck mud — it’s so interesting that he came inside for a google rather than a shovelย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Don’t pull a Julie — I wholeheartedly agree with this advice. Whatever you do, don’t pull a Julie.

Julie failed out of university July 2010 — I am very sorry to hear this. Could she try again and apply herself a little more?

“Oh Lord, take me to heaven” — Someone has bugged our house!

What happened to Cappuccino Coolers? — I have them, all of them, in my refrigerator.

Pooch and sweetheart scripture — I would also like to know of any scriptures for pooches and sweeties.

Do muskrats live in garage — Not to my knowledge, but they do get caught in our fence.

Schnauzers in stealth mode Every day. Day in and day out, day in and day out.

Women longer femurs — Yes, all the women in our family seem to be members of the LFW club.

Cookie sheet pallet at Fedex — For once, I’m at a loss for words.

How is mac n cheese made before you put it into a box — I would recommend putting leftover macaroni and cheese in a Tupperware container, not in a box. Whatever works for you, though.

Can heating pipes make a skittering noise — It depends on your plumber, but I actually think mousetraps might be in order.

Amy Grant sideburns — People have a lot of extra time on their hands these days, don’t they?

Scriptures to help people be encouraged during dog days — I need these scriptures.

Spiders native to Smartville, CA — Arachnismarticusvillicus — I’m glad I don’t live there anymore.

Flamenco outfit nudibranchNudibranchs are the second most common search term that bring people to this blog!

Big gums small teeth help — Oh dear. I’m terribly sorry.

Penelope Wilcock bread recipe — I asked Pen for her recipe and she said a handful of this and a handful of that. Does that help?

Swamp living — Never recommended for any reason whatsoever.

How to fall back asleep — The number one search result for this blog — there are a lot of people having trouble sleeping these days. Check out my remedy.

Out of this furnace Julie — Yes, I’m trying, I really am.

$$ Just Julie $$ — Were they looking for financial advice or what? Here’s the best I can do: pay your bills, live within your means, be generous, stay out of debt.

Don’t leave your window down, zucchini will be found in your car — I had no idea — I will take this advice from this day forward.

I have muskrats in my basement — This would freak me out. Those long, shiny, thick tails, the yellow teeth, the lightning-quick movements. (Jessica, just a heads up – don’t read this.)

So, dear reader, I have a question. What brings you to this blog?


  1. Carey says:

    I’m really mad at you right now! My lungs are still killing me and I’m laughing so hard at your comments to the above Google searches, that I think I may faint from lack of oxygen.
    Where’s the O2 canister when you need it?

  2. Just Julie says:

    Guess what? My lungs are starting to hurt and an ominous little cough has begun…. ๐Ÿ™ Glad you laughed though! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Dorothy Sooter says:

    Oh dear to both you and Carrie. I have never experienced the cold that I just got over. I have never coughed so much and did go on a codine cough medicine which helped. Pray you both recover fast and so enjoyed your blog today, laughter is one of the greatest medications that God gives us.

  4. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Dorothy – I hope you are good as new too. LY.

  5. Sharon says:

    I tell you one thing: It wasn’t Lew Alcindor.

  6. Just Julie says:

    You would have enjoyed his knees, Sharon.

  7. Ember says:

    Crumbs – you three sound as if you’ve been really ill! Julie – take manuka honey (factor 15 if you can get it) and propolis, every day. Sage tea is good for coughs too.
    That blog post made I larf. What are people like?

  8. Just Julie says:

    Your comment made I larf, Ember. I have been doing the Manuka honey, but not propolis. And my daughter has me swabbing the inside of my nose with salt water “where the virus likes to replicate.”

  9. Ganeida says:

    You know me. Remember? ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Just Julie says:

    Yes, and I’m so glad I do, Ganeida!

  11. layla says:

    “don’t leave your window down, zucchini will be found in your car.” people say that quite often in cook, my home town. it has to do with farmers having so much zucchini in late summer that they will give it to anyone, especially their neighbors, in abundant quantities- whether they want it or not. what it has to do with your blog, i have no idea my dear ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Just Julie says:

    I sort of half-guessed this was what the whole zucchini thing was about, Layla. But yes, why were they sent to my blog in particular? ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. Melanie says:

    What a great post!!!! “Don’t pull a Julie” — HILARIOUS!!!

    Melanie ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Jessica says:

    I come to your blog for many things including, but not limited to: Encouragement, honesty, laughs, book recommendations, inspiration, blessings, wisdom and tid bits about a woman that I want to know everything about!!

    I want to spend days just sitting in your kitchen (drinking cappuccino coolers of course!) listening to stories about your life and soaking in the wisdom and blessing that oozes out of you.

    Since I can’t do that, I’ll keep reading your blog! =)

  15. Just Julie says:

    Thank you for what you wrote, Jessica! Although I’m sure there are a few out there (like my daughters) who might give a wry grin at what you said. One day soon I’ll make you a Cappuccino Cooler…. God bless you!

  16. Tauni says:

    You are one of my BESTIES!! That is what brought me here! I miss you my friend ~

  17. Just Julie says:

    Aw, Tauni, thank you. And you are one of my besties and one of my oldies. We are Oldies But Besties. I miss you too….come for a visit!

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