Google. The end all/be all source of information.
At least in my world.
I Google anything and everything.
With the proper search words, this online reference mega meister can solve just about any problem and answer nearly every question known to man.
You can find your long lost friends, get the scoop on the celebrity of your choosing, learn how to disassemble/reassemble any multi-part object, locate THE perfect shoes for THE perfect outfit, create the house of your dreams, gather information for your kid’s research project and even diagnose what ails you.
All this and more can be found when utilizing Google.
It has even saved my butt at work several times. Certain rarely used formulas and calculations can easily be forgotten. Never fear. Google to the rescue. Within seconds, I have the answers I need, my boss is happy and I appear to be the best employee EVER.
Being the Google lover that I am, it stands to reason I would Google myself. Anyone else ever done that? If not, you should consider it. What an eye opening experience! I never knew there were so many Lisa Howards in this world. Yeah, I know Lisa is a ridiculously common name. But Lisa Howard? Who woulda thunk it!
Of course, it should be no surprise to me. Years ago, after my divorce, I needed to create an individual email account. One that didn’t include any reference to my ex-husband.
I started with “Lhoward”.
I then tried Lhoward1.
As was Lhoward2, Lhoward3…all the way up to Lhoward12!
So I went with something totally off the wall. Lhowards4n. Stands for Lisa Howard single 4 now. I figured it was catchy enough to help friends and family remember it. When I was engaged to “K”, he wondered why I didn’t change my email address. I certainly was no longer single. But I assured him all was well. I just altered one of the words making it perfectly legit. It then stood for Lisa Howard spoken 4 now. Don’t you just love how it fits my ever changing love life? If only I could adapt as easily. Ha!
Back to how I “found” myself.
I’ve mentioned how many share my name. Some of these L.H. initialed people are B-list celebrities. Far more important than I…meaning they ranked much higher in the search engine and show on pages 1 through…ummm….25??? I was having a hard time finding Me.
I decided to narrow my search to Lisa Howard Asheville, NC. I mean…like… how many Lisa Howards can there be in Asheville? My efforts paid off. All things related to me filled the screen.
With THIS one exception.
Looks like there is at least one other chick sporting my name in this here town.
All I can say is…
That ain’t me!
One can only speculate this is exactly how rumors get started. Without clicking the link, it appears I have recently done some time for something I would never do. Crazy, huh?
So tell me, do you find anything of particular interest when you Google yourself? If so, I would love to hear about it.