Sunday, June 20, 2010

Adoratrices... de Justin Bieber?

Someone just clued me in to Google Alerts-- you tell Google what topics you're interested in and get emailed every time your search terms show up on a new page on the internet. So two days ago I set up a whole bunch of alerts, including the names of religious orders I've visited or find interesting. One alert is simply "Adoratrices".

Now I've got an email alerting me to a news story in French. It begins: "Pour les adoratrices de Justin Bieber, un message de 140 signes envoyé sur Twitter par le chanteur adolescent équivaut à un bouquet de fleurs de leur bien-aimé."

And here I was thinking of "Adoratrices" as a very religious word, evoking traditional nuns in flowing black habits. I must say I'm a little disillusioned.


Rachel Ann said...

Oh man, this made me laugh a lot. =) By the way, I'm going to be in California for at least the summer and would love to see you before you cloister yourself away somewhere! I want to hear (in person) about your convent search.

Heather said...

Oh my gosh, he's everywhere! Did you hear the recent news story about the police bursting into a bar because of reports Justin Bieber was drinking (he's underage)... only to learn that "Justin" was a 27-year-old woman with a similar hair cut who gets mistaken for Justin routinely? She had to produce her ID for the police to demonstrate she WASN'T him, ha ha. How embarrassing... for both her and Justin!

Google Alerts is great. I've had one set up for RSL for a couple years to keep tabs on when he does local appearances. At church they have one set up for the pastor, Greg Laurie, but end up getting a lot of articles about Greg House as played by Hugh Laurie. ;-)

Rachel Gray said...

Rachel, definitely, we must get together. I'm very busy through June and freer after that.

Heather, I hadn't heard of that story-- that's hilarious! I guess it puts Justin on notice that the police are looking out for him! I think it'd be kind of interesting to be mistaken for him now and then...

And now that I know that people have Google alerts set up, I can sneakily mention certain terms on my blog and see who arrives here. :)