All the windows are open

For months and months, Summerly has requested that I sing along with the recording of “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana” at bedtime, so I pull up the browser window with the clip from YouTube that I keep open for this purpose. Sometimes it takes me a minute to find it because, well, I have a lot of browser windows open in my iPhone’s Safari internet app. Recently she suggested that we estimate how many windows I have open, and we quickly scrolled through to give us a shot at making an educated guess. I was kind of horrified that we landed on 130 as our estimation, so here goes (feel free to scroll through this ridiculously long catalogue:

1.) Slow Cooker Honey Lime Ginger Pork (Recipe Critic)
2.) Caesar Chicken Recipe (The Cookie Rookie)
3.) Replacement kitchen window crank (Reflect Window & Door)
4.) Slow Cooker Tomatillo Chicken Filling (365 Days of Crockpot)
5.) East Coast Babies: California Gurls Parody (YouTube…I highly recommend checking this one out, by the way)
6.) Sour Cream Noodle Bake (CentsLess Meals)
7.) Kindness Ninjas (Vimeo)
8.) “The Storm” by McNight Malmar (full text)
9.) Belvedere Charlottesville (Google Groups)
10.) “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor (full text)
11.) Gulotta Family (Porchrait photos by Robert Radifera Photography)
12.) Step-by-Step instructions for making the paper airplane that broke world records (Colossal)
13.) Coronavirus Dashboard (it was at 90,779,876 confirmed cases worldwide at the time of this writing)
14.) Monster in law funny clip 1 (sic) (YouTube)
15.) Pearl Jam – Dance of the Clairvoyants (Mach III) (YouTube)
16.) Joanna Gaines shares her family’s favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe (Today)
17.) Lilliputian hallucinations (Google search)
18.) Scrimshaw (Google search)
19.) Susannah + David’s Elopement album (Hunter and Sarah Photography)
20.) Auli’i Cravalho – How Far I’ll Go (YouTube) THERE IT IS!!!
21.) Mooncake (Wikipedia)
22.) Melty Chocolate-Truffle Cookie (epicurious)
23.) Men’s outdoor cold-proof motorcycle leather jacket (Wayrates)
24.) Quick & Easy Chicken Flautas (Together as a Family)
25.) Gregory Gourdet (Wikipedia)
26.) New! Wintergreen Family Ski Retreat w/ Fireplace! (Evolve Vacation Rental)
27.) The Undoing (Google search)
28.) The Tree Who Set Healthy Boundaries by Topher Payne (another one I recommend!)
29.) Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas (The Girl Who Ate Everything)
30.) Flourless Black Bean Brownies (ambitious kitchen) (SO GOOD!!)
31.) Do you know when you’re using harmful ableist language? (MindPath Care Centers)
32.) Michael Franti & Spearhead – Hole in the Bucket (YouTube)
33.) Taco Pizza Rolls (Old El Paso)
34.) Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread (Sally’s Baking Addiction)
35.) Authentic English Crumpets Recipe (The Daring Gourmet)
36.) Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Google search)
37.) Easy Homemade Biscuits (Sugar Spun Run)
38.) Basil Pesto Tomato Mozzarella Chicken Bake (Julia’s Album)
39.) Meringue Cookies (Sugar Spun Run)
40.) Meatball Casserole Parmesan (Joy Filled Eats)
41.) The Only Ice Cream Recipe You’ll Ever Need (NYT Cooking)
42.) Vertical List of Enneagram Type Combinations (Lynn Roulo)
43.) Queen Bee mug (Mercari)
44.) Take it on the chin (The Idioms)
45.) Analogy of the Sun (Wikipedia)
46.) Best Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies! (noshtastic)
47.) Peach Muffins Recipe (Allrecipes)
48.) Easy Peach Dumplings (Belly Full)
49.) One Pot Andouille Sausage Skillet Pasta (Damn Delicious)
50.) Tutorial: How to Teach Your Bunny High Five (YouTube)
51.) SignUpGenius (Second Grade, Ms. Scott’s Classroom)
52.) Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups (Sally’s Baking Addiction)
53.) Cosmo Topper (Google search) (Hi, Dad!)
54.) Cameron Monaghan (Google search)
55.) Change-Your-Life Chicken (The Lazy Genius Collective)
56.) Moist and Chewy Banana Oatmeal Cookies (Life, Love and Sugar)
57.) Part of Your World (YouTube)
58.) Emily Arrow – Curious Garden Song (with hand motions & lyrics!) (YouTube)
59.) Vegan Mango Cake Recipe (Eggless Cooking)
60.) 1 Bowl Baked Oatmeal (Sally’s Baking Addiction)
61.) Yum Yum Breakfast Burrito – Parry Gripp (YouTube)
62.) Kuretake (Google search)
63.) Monster Moves song (Google search)
64.) The BEST Fried Rice! (Gimme Some Oven)
65.) Donate to Arlo Gulotta for President 2052 (gofundme)
66.) Roasted Tomato, Mozzarella, and Spinach Quiche Recipe (The Kittchen)
67.) Euphemisms for bad behavior (Google search)
68.) Alicia Keys, Brandi Carlile – A Beautiful Noise (YouTube)
69.) Treasure inside pyramids (Google search)
70.) Dot painting (Google search)
71.) Carrot and Cranberry Salad with Fresh Ginger Dressing (Bon Appétit)
72.) Mary Berry’s chicken with pesto, taleggio, and roasted tomatoes recipe (Love Food)
73.) Slow Cooker Sage and Sausage Stuffing Recipe (Serious Eats)
74.) The Poopsmith Song (YouTube)
75.) Stevie Wonder I Just Called to Say I Love You (YouTube)
76.) Sam Cooke – Cupid (YouTube)
77.) Easy Marzipan Recipe (4 Ingredients) (Sugar Geek Show)
78.) 1201 N Williams St Apt 5 A, Denver, CO 80218 (Realtor.com)
79.) Chickens eating rotten eggs (Google search)
80.) Run DMC – Christmas in Hollis (YouTube)
81.) Turtles all the way down (Google search)
82.) Gertrude’s Secrets (Google search)
83.) The Yellow Wallpaper (Google search)
84.) Top-Load Washers (Lowe’s)
85.) Best Leftovers Ever Winners Now (The Cinemaholic)
86.) Youniverse (Google search)
87.) 102 Dalmations – Trailer (YouTube)
88.) Old can opener (Google images)
89.) Chrysler Pacifica models (Google search)
90.) Photographer Happens Across A Bug That Looks Like A Piece Of Popcorn With Tiny Legs (Bored Panda)
91.) 3D Paper Snowflake Tutorial (YouTube)
92.) 15 Genuinely Fun Activities For Kids That Parents Made Up During Lockdown (Fatherly)
93.) Humbled by the Lowly Stone (Sam Koenen)
94.) Dining Menus (St. Anne’s Belfield)
95.) No Bake Cookies (Cooking Classy)
96.) Almost There – Princess and the Frog (YouTube)
97.) Einstein on Fairy Tales and Education (Brain Pickings)
98.) Yeast Alive! Watch Yeast Live and Breathe (Scientific American)
99.) Salmon Skin Makes You Smarter, Stronger, and Better Looking. Did We Mention That it Tastes Like Bacon? (Sun Basket)
100.) Chinese water torture (Wikipedia)

Well, there you have it: an even hundred! I’m sure I’m not alone in this borderline compulsion to have information at my literal fingertips, lest I forget something or don’t have time to fully explore it in the moment, though my husband claims it would push him to the brink of insanity to have that many browser windows open. What can I say? We all live chaotically in different ways. For example, he follows sports. Case closed.

PS. I’m going to close a lot of these, I swear. Except for a few, including #20 (obviously) and #65. Those must stay.




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