I was whiling away the afternoon with a cup of coffee and some weblog reading when I suddenly recalled an internet meme that went around sometime in 2005 or 2006. The idea was that you went through the alphabet, one letter at a time, typing each letter into your address bar to see what the topmost URL was associated with that letter. I was curious to see what kind of things would come up in this iBook I've been using since February (thanks to Sweetney), so I thought I'd give it a go 'round.
Now, to be honest, I did not use the first url to pop up every time, because a lot of the stuff that came up was self-referential, and the goal of this little adventure was to give a misguided view into my internet usage aside from my googling of my own name. With this in mind, I decided to use the first url that popped up after anything that had to do with my websites, pieces I've personally written, URLs with my name in them, websites to do with the blogging tools I use to create and maintain Schmutzie.com, and repeats of URLs already in the list.
One thing I learned from this exercise is that my narcissism knows no bounds.
So, without further ado, here's what my address bar coughed up:
A — Abigail's Road to Nowhere
B — Daily Grommet Blog
C — Centre of the Universe — The Dreaming: Ashamed
D — Deb on the Rocks
E — ScienceBlogs: My Savior — Ketotifen Fumarate
F — Dooce: FAQ
G — BuckyBalls
H — Rebecca's Pocket: Summer Reading 2009
I — Italian Star Deli
J — Jenandtonic.ca
K — Madbird on Etsy
L — Loralee's Looney Tunes
M — Mighty Girl
N — MamaPop
O — Octodog's Frankfurter Converter
P — In Palinode's Palace
Q — The New York Times' Modern Love: 'Maddy' Just Might Work After All
R — RealMental.org
S — Salon.com: The Monster Inside My Son
T — The Spohrs Are Multiplying
U — TinyURL.com
V — The Vancouver Sun: Governor General Eats Raw Seal Heart to Support Hunters
W — Dr. Omed's Tent Show Revival
X — World Beard & Moustache Championships 2009 poster
Y — YouTube
Z — Working from Home Today: Citizen's Arrest (I Wish)
What does your address bar reveal?