Googling your crush

July 5th, 2007 by kathy

As some of you may already know, I am obsessed with Googling myself. I know, it’s terrible. But lately, I’ve taken this whole Googling thing to a whole new level: I’m Googling old crushes, friends, and enemies from 15 and 25 years ago.

Yup, totally insane, I know. But, it’s kind of fun to read about someone who you knew when you were, like, five. Take my friend Krissy from Iowa. The two of us became best friends when we were only four, and always thought we’d stay BFFs. Then I moved and we lost touch. I Googled her recently and found out she just got married. Useless information? No, not really, I’m really happy to know what she’s up to.

Krystal, my arch nemesis from the 5th grade, still lives in New Mexico, is also married, and had a kid. Still hate her? Nope. We were just different people—she was one of the cool kids and I wasn’t.

Oh, and dreamy Alexis, my long time cello playing crush from middle school. Sad to report, he’s married—gosh, I wasted a lot of time daydreaming about our wedding day.

While perhaps slightly distrubing on my part, I love knowing what these people are up to after all these years. Although I don’t know their entire story, it’s nice just to be able to read an exerpt. After all, at one point, these individuals played a major role in my mini universe.

So confess: have you Googled a crush?