Sometimes, the oddest terms are used to find the most popular of my posts, or those that are more obscure, and sometimes I just roll my eyes as I try to figure out what Google is doing to direct people to my blog. The results are both humorous and serious so I'll share a cross-section with you along with my responses:
Query: Cow eye spiritual direction
Not sure where you're going with that, but if a spiritual director had cow eyes present (without being attached to a living cow) I'd get the heck out of her office!
My friends have informed me, however, that my blog is the #3 resource for those using that particular search term.
I'm proud to be your third-ranked expert, worldwide.
Query: Remember your forefathers.
Serious request, landing on 5 Grains of Corn, written after an intense lecture by one of my grad professors and he was right, on every count. I've never looked at Thanksgiving the same way again.
Query: Summa theologica abstinence meat contemplation
This one landed them on my post on Why Catholics Eat Fish on Fridays. I gotta say, though, given that word combination, I love the Summa Theologia, I abstain from meat on Fridays and therefore find that the contemplation of tasty meat is one of my favorite hobbies. Mmmmm.....steak...bacon....roasted pork...barbecued chicken..... mmmmmmm.....
Oh, sorry, got carried away. *blush*
OK moving on now...
Query: How do you rinse sauerkraut?
Great question, and one of the most common hits to my blog. I had that question once, too. What I did was empty the bag (I was using Sweet Bavarian, as if "sweet" and "sauerkraut" aren't totally ironic terms when used in relation to one another), into a colander, took the sprayer and hosed that fermented, shredded hunk of rotted cabbage down to remove every trace of the vinegary ooze it was contained within. Then, when I was satisfied, I added it to a bunch of other ingredients to ensure that rotten vegetable would never be tasted by anyone who hates it as much as I do.
Please don't ask me about lutefisk. I may be Swedish but it has been my great pleasure, thus far, to avoid that rotted gel formerly known as fish flesh and if someone asked me how to rinse it I'd suggest using lighter fluid and a match then maybe a shallow grave somewhere in the northern woods.
Query: www.St Augustine's letters on Prayers to Lady Propio.com
Well, that's unique. Possibly looking for St. Augustine's letters to Proba?
Try here, then scroll down to the Third Division. Is that what you're looking for? Some excerpts in that letter came up in the readings of the Divine Office in the 29th week in Ordinary Time.
Query: Why do some men devote their lives to cats?
Oddly enough, I've seen this question more than once and have NO IDEA why those asking that question are directed to my blog.
I have no idea why men devote their lives to cats, or even that any men anywhere would ever do such a thing.
I would therefore suggest that the person making the query pose it to the man they have in mind, in hopes he may explain his
Query: Jesus, I trust in You.
Yes, I do, too. Amen!