Latvian giant sausage and other search terms

I thought I would do one final search terms post before the year ends. These are mostly December searches with a few that I missed earlier in the year thrown in for good measure…

Thüringer Bratwurst
Will a giant German sausage do? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Latvian giant sausage

Sorry, wrong blog. You’re looking for Linda…

Letsipthis has come up a few times

Let who sip what? (I would assume this to be a typo for Lemsip, but where in the world is the T close enough to the M to make that mistake possible?!)

Garden of remembrance fun facts

Do you know what a Garden of Remembrance is? It has to do with remembering the dead, usually people who have died fighting in wars.  It’s not exactly a place for fun facts, is it?

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hand blown capitals

Clap my… what?

German weirdness

Yep, there’s a lot of it about. I mean, these people think wearing scarves in bed can cure a cold 😉

cooking christmas dinner wear your apron

Yes, Grandma…

water dripping down my neck

Umm… you have my sympathy. But what exactly  do you expect Google to do about it? Or my blog for that matter…

pig penis

Please get off my blog! Weirdo.

looking down on looking in thought

This would probably turn out to be very deep if I could only understand it…

Fish & Chips - Aberaeron stylee
See, not a baked bean in sight! (Photo credit: papalamour)

Fish and chips with baked beans

What? Why? That’s just wrong! You have fish and chips with mushy peas. Or gravy. Baked beans belong on toast…

christmas 1953 cookies

Sorry to disappoint you, but I can’t imagine 60 year old cookies will be very edible now…

“my mom was 38” (with quotation marks)

Umm.. good for her?!

That’s all folks! Hopefully I’ll be able to entertain you with more weird search terms in 2014… if Google hasn’t blocked them completely by then.

~Please note that this is a scheduled post as I am currently away from the holidays. I will reply to any comments as soon as I can!~

It burns!

After the strange episode of waking up in the middle of the night with what may or may not have been a foot cramp, the other day I amanged to hurt myself in another bizarre manner.

Fire Face
Fire Face (Photo credit: Chris Yarzab)

I was going to make toad in the hole for tea on Thursday, but after my train was cancelled and its replacement turned up an hour later I didn’t much feel like going through the effort any more, so I decided to make a quick sausage hotpot type thing. We had some chillis in the fridge that needed using up, so I grabbed one of them to chick in the pan. After chopping it, I must have touched my face or something becasue about a minute later the piece of skin between my top lip and my nose started to burn. Seriously, it felt like the area was on fire!

Running cold water over the burning spot helped, but only while the water was actually running. As soo as it stopped, the fire returned worse than ever. My eyes were actually watering with the pain of it by this point! I then tried rolling a cold bottle of beer from the fridge over it with the same result. Finally, I remembered what I’ve always been told about spicy foods – if it burns your tongue, don’t drink water – that will only make the burning worse. Milk or yoghurt is the way forward (why do you think Indians drink Lassi?). I poured some milk into a cup and drank, taking care to purposely give myself a milk moustache. The relief wasn’t instant, but within 30 seconds the firey sensation had faded to a mere dull ache. A couple of minutes later it had gone completely.

And that’s the last time I forget to wash my hands after handling chilli!

Well that was unexpected…

I found out yesterday that my ex-boyfriend is engaged, which kind of shocked me a bit. He’s not the first of my exes to get engaged, and he probably won’t be the last. But he’s probably the one I still care most about, despite the fact that he lives in America (he is American) and I’ve seen him once in the last six years… last September, at our five year year abroad reunion. I also met his then girlfriend (now finacee) then. Now don’t get me wrong – I am very, very happy for him, but when I first read the news… well, if I hadn’t already been sitting down I probably would have had to. And hearing this news has brought home to me how alone I am here. It would have been nice to be able to discuss this new development with someone. I told Jan about it, of course, but it’s not the kind of thing I can really talk about with him. So I’m feeling a little lost right now. nd confused… confused because I don’t know what it is I’m feeling. I’m not upset, and I’m certainly not jealous (before anybody suggests that!) but my happiness on their behalf is tinged with a little bit of… something. If anyone can make sense of this, then please explain it to me in the comments. Me, I’m just going to go to bed. I have a long day ahead of me tomorrow (despite the fact that it’s Saturday), starting with having to be on the train at 8am. So much for my weekend lie in….