Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Web Wanderings

You know how you start to read one thing on here and then you see an interesting link and go there and before you know it, you are off on a wild tangent that has no bearing whatsoever on what you set out to read? I do that a lot. And it takes me to some really interesting places. For instance, just this morning I was reading through someones blog and saw a post by another person. I clicked on his photo and was immediately taken to another blog. And there, I read two interesting little things. First, I did not know Columbus died of VD. Who knew? Apparently he had a bit of time left over from all that discovery business. And they don't teach you about his demise in elementary school. I can understand that; how could they possibly put that in third grade textbooks?


Christopher Columbus

Traveling to India around the southern tip of Africa was dangerous and difficult. An Italian sailor by the name of Christopher Columbus proposed finding a new route by sailing West. Columbus thought that if they sailed West, they would eventually circle the globe, and arrive in Eastern Asia.

For seven years, Christopher Columbus traveled around Europe looking for someone who would finance his journey. The monarchs of Europe made fun of him, saying that it was too risky, and dangerous to attempt such a voyage around the globe.

Finally, Columbus arrived in Spain. For many years, Spain had been caught up in civil war. As a result, they were behind much of Europe in their development. King Ferdinand, and Queen Isabella were anxious to prove that Spain could be as powerful and successful as their neighbor Portugal.

In August of 1492 they granted Christopher Columbus the supplies, men, and ships that he needed to carry out his expedition. Columbus was given three sailing ships. These ships were named the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.

Columbus’ men were terrified that they would be lost at sea, and that they would suffer starvation. As the days wore on, these men began to turn against him. Columbus was forced to agree to turn back, if they did not find land within three days.

On the night of the second day, just before he would have had to turn around, land was sighted. Columbus and his men discovered an island in the Caribbean, which they named Hispanolia. This Island is the location of the present day nations of Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.

Columbus did not realize that he had arrived in a new part of the world. He was convinced that he was in India. For this reason, he called the natives who lived on these islands the Indians.

Columbus returned to the Americas three more times. Each time believing that he was in India. During his life, he never realized what he had discovered.


Now where can they go from there? They can't very well add, " Columbus died of a sexually transmitted disease after a very brief encounter with a monkey."

No, that doesn't make the cut.

Next, this headline catches my eye:

Feces-covered nude intruder jumps into man's backyard pool, police say.

What the heck! So I read on and find out this guy was arrested (which is a very logical thing to have happen, in my opinion), for trying to wash ka-ka off his body in a stranger's pool.

This is curious enough but then I read comments left by readers and I come across this, posted by someone going by the nickname of 'Been There':

"Would be nice to hear the story leading up to this point. Only twice in my life have I been covered in feces and they are both very interesting stories."
Been there
9:37 AM, 10/1/2009

Oh Wow! I wonder if Been There has a blog! I bet he has some real interesting posts!

And then it hits me; I am an odd person. I am not a typical lady 'wanderer-of-the-web.' My posts are not made up of the usual female drivel. I do not post about funny kittens or meatloaf recipes or family vacations. What have I written about in the past? I mean before this one about ka-ka and VD? Hair clumps from the drain, for example. Drying my butt under a hand blower in a public bathroom. Dreams about my bum cheeks hanging out of the bottom of a playboy bunny costume. Dried up snake skins.

oh well. Its my life and I suppose I can wander wherever i want. I guess I could be doing worse things..like explaining to a bunch of strangers on the web how i got covered in kaka and ended up being arrested for bathing in a stanger's pool.


  1. BBC, I wrote this based on two little things I read on your wonderful blog. I should be ashamed of myself for being such an evil little thief!

  2. You know I do the same thing.. I love blog hopping. Sometimes to make friends like I have here and sometimes to just see what other people write about.. Its very fun..

  3. Do not change a single thing with regard to the subject matters of your blog, Beej. Otherwise, I will quit coming. I mean that. I'm warning you. Don't push me. You would miss me if I were gone.

  4. tweetey, it's downright addictive, isnt it?

    Steve, yes I would miss you. Terribly! I promise I will not change my subject matter.I pledge to you that I will always stick with writing about the under bellies of the sludge pools of life. It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it...

  5. It can be loads of fun and very addictive. I have to admit I think taht is how I met Candy.. by blog hopping and then back in May or over the summer we met up in chicago in real life when my husband I took the girls to the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.

  6. ...and this what I'm doing right now!

    just hopping by and showin' some love!

    have a great day!


  7. Thank you for stopping by, fickleinpink! I can use all the love I can get.

  8. I had no idea how wonderful having a blog would be and blog jumping. I love how people write about all kinds of things and ideas. Often we have all these interests and funny thoughts and we don't talk about them in our daily life. I have a friend...who I met in an online bookclub, and we see each other in "real life" too who said...there is a different muse for conversation than there is for writing on an online forum. It is so true.

    I don't know what the particular muse is what is different but there is a sense of fredom to go ahead and explore life and ideas outside of a quick cup of coffee or in soundbites. Visiting blogs and writing a blog is a similar feeling to a perpetual dinner out with unlimited budget with friends. Anything goes.

  9. Candy, I'm envious of your friend who is able to have coffee with you and sit and chat. I swear, I'm going to head your way for a visit. We already talked about that on the phone. And dinner is on me. So pick out a good restaurant.

    I do love my blog and I love reading my friends' blogs. my family doesnt seem interested in posting on here tho i think my daughter has made an appearance once or twice. But I suppose this just doesn't interest them. Not surprising to me.


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