When I was a little kid, I was captivated by children’s mystery/adventure books. I inhaled every single Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins, Tom Swift and Hardy Boys book in existence. I flew through the slightly more obscure Trixie Beldon series and even dabbled with the Happy Hollisters. Oh, the capers I captured and the crimes I circumvented – if only vicariously in my wee girl brain. If you were an preteen detective (or family of detectives, or just got into mischief a lot) and could find it, fix it, uncover it or discover it, I was your avaricious and devoted fan.
(And can I begin to tell you how much I was in love with Jonny Quest?!)
Therefore I draw upon my vast and intensive training as an adolescent gumshoe to completely justify my obsession with Googleing the answer to every single question that crosses my mind.
I am simply sleuthing.
Old New school.
I love reading mysteries and watching Masterpiece Mystery! I like to google too. Wikipedia and Thesaurus.com are my friends 🙂
It drives my husband crazy. He’d ask me a question while we were watching a movie, like “didn’t that guy do a Lysol commercial?” and I’d already googled the actor and pulled up a You Tube link to his casting reel. Now he prefaces things with “Don’t even touch your phone or laptop, but do you know…blah, blah, blah”
I’m not sure how I survived before Google. I looked stuff up and bought a lot of how-to books, I guess. 🙂
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Well it makes it a lot easier to research things. But I have also read the opinion that our research in not in depth. My feeling about blogging is that I don’t have much time to research and I am writing something quickly. I think if I were doing a different type of writing. Like trying to write a book I would take much more time with it. But it is very convenient and when we have a curious mind it is very tempting to surf the web. 🙂