I had some dreams ... they were klowns in my koffee.

(With apologies to Carly Simon)

This is my journey through job transition from a toxic environment to a better life. Join me for a few thoughts and a few laughs along the way.
What are "klowns in my koffee"? They are the factors large and small that make you less than you are. A "klown" can be a grossly incompetent boss,
a short-sighted policy or a moronic coworker. They won't kill you, at least not immediately, but they abrade the soul
as you scrape past them to get through the day. Sometimes it's best to dump them out of the cup.


Day 231 - Snow Fooling

Daily Kup (Dear Diary, it's snowing)
Minneapolis got a foot of snow and it's still coming down. I took my 4x4 over the river and through the woods to the Daisy Scout meeting this morning. Trees were down on almost every road.

We taught the Daisies to sing "I'm a little Daisy, dressed in blue" to the tune of "I'm a little teapot." Over the years, I've been in a number of business meetings that could have only been enhanced by performing exaggerated motions to plinking music. "We'll review the budget variances next. But first Row, Row, Row your Boat. Accountants, you start and Operations, join in next."

Khrome FM -- Saying What We Want
You may have heard about the JACK FM chain of 60 radio stations in the US, Canada, UK and Russia with the tagline, "Playing what we want." They have spawned imitators in many markets like Doug FM, Dave FM, and the Springfield, Illinois -- home of Abraham Lincoln -- station called Abe FM. My personal favorite is Jose FM, "Toca lo que Quiere."

In a way, this blog is an homage to that uppity mode of thinking. I check my analytics periodically to see what geographic areas have visitors accessing the blog and what posts get the most traffic. There is not enough information to identify individuals, nor would I want to.

The trending data shows which sites most commonly sent visitors to the blog for any time period. Referral sources are other blogs (like Baroness Color and Digital Satori) that link to me [Thanks!], Blogger that indexes and sends visitors my way, and standard search engines.

The data shows that some visitor frequently comes to the blog from a certain porn site. There have been animated discussions in our household about which of our core of friends and frequent visitors this is. I think we have you figured out, Sister Mary Francis!

One of the most interesting ways to look at how people get to your blog is to see what search words are entered into a search engine to bring visitors to your door. During the last month, the five most popular key word phrases used to get to Klowns in My Koffee were:

Cheryl Boobquist
Can you identify my silly band?
field mouse on a stucco ceiling
Kazakhstan adoption
QSP magazines complaints

What a diverse set of topics.

Just saying ...

want we want.


Corsair, The Mostly Harmless said...

So "Midget Nazi Porn" was NOT among your search referrals? Because if it is, I might know a guy..

Burning Khrome said...

Tears rolling down my face. That story comes up at our house often. As it's not my story, I'm not going to repeat it here and so will leave others to wonder what the heck we are talking about. Obviously, the medical field encourages specialization.

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