Thursday, August 06, 2009

The Internets......They're Messing With Me Man!

I did a search on Google this morning. I was trying to find out if there was any place (other than the game store I generally frequent) that caries Savage Worlds Books. I used the following search string:

"Savage Worlds" "Salt Lake City"

I clicked on the first hit, not really paying attention to the details other than the fact that it was something at the Pinnacle Entertainment Forums. Pinnacle Entertainment being the publisher of Savage Worlds. Here I must mention that I use Google Toolbar extensively; When searching I use the Word Find functionality.

So I arrived at the page and it just looked like a lot of noise, so I wanted to find out what had brought me to that page. Since Salt Lake City was in quotes it shows up as a single word on my Google Toolbar. I clicked it to Jump to the first instance of Salt Lake City on the page. As I was reading, it donned on me that it was my post on the Pinnacle Forums—then I took a closer look and realized that the page was a list of All my posts on the Pinnacle Forums. —Spooky.

So I had decided to post this blog and I was trying to think up a good title. I had this notion of what I wanted to call it but one of the words just wasn't coming to me. I went to and searched coincidence. A little down the page was the Main Entry: circumstance—and the first word on the list was jumping off the page at me: Moira.

I couldn't figure out why Moira was synonomous with circumstance. So I looked it up at

1. Classical Mythology.
     a. the personification of fate.
     b. Moirai, the Fates.
2. (often lowercase) (among ancient Greeks) a person's fate or destiny.
3. a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2009.

When we were thinking about naming our daughter Moira, I researched the meaning extensively—I wasn't about to name her something that had a bad meaning or origin. Apparently I didn't research extensively enough, because I never came across definition one or two, let alone something that wasn't Celtic.

1 comment:

  1. What a coincidence!
    Way to go on being the first search.