…I’ve googled myself. It’s true. And I’m glad I can say that to those reading this blog without awkward looks, like the ones I’d probably get from my grandmother if I said the same thing.
And what I’ve discovered is that I am – sans one entry about a child given up for adoption (definitely not me) – the only person with my name on “The Google” (thank you G.W.).
All of those news articles from a variety of sites? Me. Classmates.com? Signed up a few years ago (haven’t checked it once, though). “What is 26 Odd?” you may ask. A creation, i.e. published book, of my high school “creative writing” course that you can, indeed, still purchase through Amazon.com.
With the simple click of a mouse, one can discover my name on numerous West Scranton High School honor roll listings, a few informational Penn State Worthington Scranton items and even several articles I wrote through my college years for the monthly publication Voices of Central Pennsylvania.
(I even think an entry from Lauren’s blog comes up since I commented with my full name… Oops!)
Seven pages of entries – unless you want to see “omitted results” – noting my received scholarships, written works, presence at Mooresville Graded School District meetings and elementary education at St. Ann’s Basilica School.
That’s right folks, 55 of 56 entries about yours truly. The wonders of the Internet, despite being a constant in my life since age 13, still seem to amaze me.
And if you’re curious, which I’m sure you are, “Mindy” and my last name yields only three results, also solely devoted to moi. Try removing the quotes (on Mindy) if you’d care to see my NSync Web site, circa 1999. It’s the first entry titled and the site is seemingly about racing, according to that title.
NOTE: Since I originally wrote this blog entry, “A MinD in MoTown” has officially made it on the Google list when searching my full name. Lovely.
NOTE #2: In Googling myself several months later, this entry was #49 on the search engine, which oh-so-slightly caused me to fear future potential employers may not find my blog entirely work-appropriate at all times … so I deleted my full name from this entry. Sorry.
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