November 6 question – What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever googled when
researching a story?
Thanks to the awesome co-hosts of the IWSG – Sadira Stone, Patricia Josephine, Lisa Buie-Collard, Erika Beebe, and C. Lee McKenzie!

Ah, you ain’t gonna believe, though maybe you will… Because, you know, I’m a Boomer, a child of the ’60s. Which by the way, didn’t occur until the ’70s in Indiana, the land of my childhood.

My oddest and most outlandish Google searches have been illegal terms, like strains of marijuana and penalties for growing pot, in a state where it’s not entirely illegal: Michigan.

Do you know Indica from Sativa? Indeed, I do.

Ha-ha! Gotcha! This is not marijuana – it’s grass, one of the many euphemisms for marijuana. Or do you prefer weed or pot? Or mary jane? Or something else. There are likely as many alt terms for this recreational and medicinal as there are for drinking alcohol. Each alternative terms dates you, just as your euphemism for alcohol does.

Let me just leave this here in the interest of public service. Note that #1, Ghost Train Haze, sort of honors a just past holiday, Halloween. Read the particulars and heed. This maybe your best writerly tool. It’s legal to recreate here in CA, as you know…

Further, it may prevent one of writers’ persistent banes: addled brain.

Or, it may create Amnesia Haze, the name of one of the popular sativa strains of marijuana.

What you didn’t click on the link to read the post? Don’t be a slacker, accept the challenge – click!

And now, wink-wink, you’ve added the link to your Google search history… Don’t be afraid, it’s merely a source of information, not an indictment.

Write on!

P.S. My husband and I are traveling to Washington, D.C. this morning. We will be visiting friends and honoring a fallen hero’s internment in Arlington Cemetery on Veteran’s Day. He was our dear departed friend and we feel privileged to witness his tribute, which includes an 18-gun salute. We will not, under any circumstances, report your Google search – or your use – to the feds.