Things I’ve Googled

Bill Evans
I found Bill’s name scrawled on an old grocery receipt in my car and had no idea why until dear Google helped me remember that Bill is an amazing jazz pianist.

When is Paul Rudd’s birthday?
A general curiosity because quite frankly, I have a massive celebrity crush on Paul and have ever since I saw Romeo + Juliet (1996) in the theater three times. It’s difficult for me to acknowledge that he is (I assume happily) married with two children. But, you know, good for him. (His birthday is April 6, 1969 in case anyone else is wondering.)

Pediatric bipolar disorder
…and I was completely serious at the time. I have since laughed that one off, not that bipolar disorder is funny. I mean, I watch Homeland. (Again, kidding.)

Stay at home mom schedule
Guh. Never mind. This one just got me annoyed. I have been trying to learn from “best practices” of other moms who stay home but I don’t think I was in the right state of mind when I conducted this search. I’m willing to learn from the best but I feel like this is an area where I may need to chart my own course.

What is the name of the robot maid on the Jetsons?
My friend Haley and I were joking the other night about having a live-in maid and neither one of us could remember Rosie’s name but agreed she would be perfect. (Also, I found an article from Time published in 2011, Where’s Our Rosie?)

The best commencement speeches
A friend of mine recommended I watch J.K. Rowling’s Harvard commencement speech (back from 2008). I did and it was fantastic and so I thought I would source some additional motivation from other commencement speeches. Come to find out, NPR did all of the work for us and has the perfect little website The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever that allows you to search by topic, speaker or school.

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Things I’ve Googled is an ongoing series and comes from one of the standard questions Jim and I ask each other when we get home. Often, it’s a good indicator of where our minds have wandered off to in the middle of the day and the topics usually make us laugh. So consider this part educational. Part oversharing. Part nonsense. Completely random.

2 thoughts on “Things I’ve Googled

  1. The SAHM mom schedule doesn’t exist, does it? I mean, there’s a general outline every day but it can go sideways at any given moment. It gets easier to have a schedule that actually works as they get older for sure. But now? I think an outline is best. 😉

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