If you have never noticed the little green button at the bottom of my blog, it gives me magic powers. I can see who has been reading my blog, where they are located, and who's page they wandered over from.
In doing this I found out that I am now linked to Doc. (I am guessing the lovely Ms. Alden put the link there.) But Doc is on my list of "blogs to read that I never get around to." This includes Chris, Beth, Skyler's Dad, Vikkitikkitavi, and Johnny Yen. (Just off the top of my head. I know there are more I want to read, but I already spend too much time on blog-related pursuits. The good news is, when God finally sends that lightning bolt down on Big Orange, it will free up a spot.) I have read all these blogs with regular inconsistency and enjoyed them all. But like most evil geniuses, I am egomaniacal. So a link more or less guarantees a link back (unless it's Winter. I don't trust her.) There you go, Doc! You're on my blogroll. (And I will get around to compiling my funeral mix shortly.) And if anyone else out there is secretly linked to me, let me know!
I can also see who has been searching for me. I could write a Milleresque search post, but in my case it is a steady mix of people looking for Smiths lyrics, Simpson quotes, cures for goldfish diseases, and a mix of pop culture and science queries that somehow pull up some post of mine that hits on random keywords totally unrelated to the original search. But there was a first a few days ago. Some one searched for me. Deliberately searched for me. They typed "rock and roll astronaut blog" into Google and I was of course at the top of the list. And being that I know where this search originated from and what operating system he was using, I have a good guess who it was. Let's just call him "Napoleon Dynamite." So if I am right, which happens a little too often for my own good, leave a comment or drop me a note. It would be nice to hear from you. And if you have some sort of page or other, I may consider giving you a link too.
Speaking of egomania, has anyone checked out the Rock and Roll Astronaut Store? It has been recently updated!