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July 05, 2005

Tip of the Day

If you happen to have a black snake in your pool, and you want to make sure it's not a water moccasin, I recommend that you NOT do a google search and look at the pictures of the snakes from all the places pest removers find snakes in Florida homes.

I'm going to have nightmares about snakes in bathrooms, behind dressers, in pizza boxes. . .

(Oh, and I think it's just a harmless little ringneck in the pool. I'll let Hubby figure it out for sure and deal with it.)


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Definitely the hubby's job! *shivers*

Posted by: Andrea at July 5, 2005 09:36 AM

That is a classicly funny post. I think it says a lot about society today that we Google for pics instead of looking in a book for them. Great stuff.

Posted by: Frank at July 5, 2005 10:44 AM

OH MY! Water moccasins? EEEEKS!! They scare me - and I'm in an aread heavily populated by those pesky nasty guys.... I think I'll take your advice though and NOT research them!

Posted by: Becky at July 5, 2005 04:07 PM

No water moccasins in Oregon either.

Posted by: sparrow at July 5, 2005 08:23 PM

Hubby said it WAS a ringneck. (Harmless, friendly, pet-worthy. . . Ewwww.)

Frank, when we lived overseas, we relied upon Google and the internet for EVERYTHING. It was my cookbook, as well as my encyclopedia, poison control, medical diagnostic tool, etc. . . We DID have a great big red dictionary, but google was our #1 research tool.

It was weird, a few weeks ago I was reading a novel in which google was used as verb. Hubby was reading a separate book that week with that also. That was weird to me--not only is google in spoken vocab and common in journalism, but it's actually in printed literature and nonfiction.

Posted by: TulipGirl at July 5, 2005 09:06 PM

Greaaaat. Now I'LL be thinking of snakes in every nook and cranny too. Thanks. :)

Posted by: Jenn at July 6, 2005 12:02 AM

there was a letter to the editor recently - in which some political (local) person was accused of "googling" another official. the following week - there was an apology printed and a swearing along the lines of "i don't google people - i google topics." was a bit over the top - but fun in a small town.

Posted by: mtnmama at July 6, 2005 02:10 AM


*L* I can totally imagine that Letter to the Editor. Hey--did you get the pic I e-mailed you from Earth Google?

It was really a freaky thing when I found out that a former employer had google'd us before making a hiring decision. . . It made me a lot more aware of how open and transparent (and trusting!) I'd been the first several years I was online.

I don't mind having my info/opinions connected with me, hence keeping one and identifiable username. But I now limit my given name online.

Posted by: TulipGirl at July 7, 2005 07:01 AM

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