Monday, April 23, 2012

A Measure of Success in the Modern World

"Mom, do you know what's really cool?" my 12 year old son Brendan asked me the other day.

"What?" I said.

"You are Googled enough to be a suggestion," he said enthusiastically. When I looked puzzled, he explained. " You know how when you start to type in something you want to search in Google, it tries to guess what you are looking for? It makes suggestions based on popular searches. Well, you only need to get to the first e in Eveslage before your name shows up. That means lots of people try to look up your name."

"That is cool!" I said. I love Google! It has helped me find answers to important questions, such as "Why does my son get 104 degree fevers that recur every month?" as well as to mundane ones like "Is Fred Rogers dead? (from Mr. Rogers' Neigborbhood)"

And now I know it helps my collectors find me. Very cool indeed!

3 comments:

Kays Kids said...

That is very cool, and you have a very cool son.
I'm sure my grandsons keep me young and cool.\Hugs
Kay

Tami Eveslage said...

Thanks, Kay! I have two great sons!

Debora said...

Tami, this is fun! I had to try it with my name, and I had to get to Debora Hof before I showed up. But then, I know you're much more popular than me. ;o) I was prompted to write a blog post on my blog after seeing your post...come along and visit!