~~ "She has so many aliases, you'd think she was a spy!" ~~

Friday, January 02, 2009

The best part of technology

I really love the Internet, and right now that especially includes Facebook. A few months ago, a friend from England—from when I studied there in 1987—tracked me down just by searching for my name. (I also really love that I have a unique name and that I didn’t change it when I married!) I’d tried to find her when we lived there in 1998-2002, but she doesn’t have a unique name, and her parents had moved (the only address I had). So I was thrilled.

A few years ago, one of my first boyfriends found me. We had a great talk, kind of clearing the air about when we broke up (talk about complete lack of communication…oh, we were so young). I’m so happy he’s doing so well!

Now, one of my best friends when I was a kid—she was older than me, but lived two doors down in a neighborhood where we were the only girls of any young age—just found me via Facebook. I’d actually been thinking about her, maybe a month or so ago, wondering how she was doing. The last time I heard from her was when I was in law school, and she’d gotten married. I’d since forgotten her married name, so I was at a loss. I’m so excited she found me!

There are still a few other people I think about every so often, wondering what’s become of them. Of course they’re people with names that bring up eighteen million Google hits (or eighteen hundred Facebook hits, or whatever), so pretty much all I can do is put the thoughts out there in the Universe and hope someone hears. And hope that those I’m thinking of, even if I never hear from them, are happy and well.


Anonymous said...

Maredudd here.
I agree about Facebook, even if I don't know how to drive it. A guy who worked for me in my warehouse found me about a week after I signed up - I'd got as far as looking through the telephone directory where he used to live.
I had thought we could meet up if I was in his area for SCA stuff (and maybe that will still sort of be true).
It turns out that he is working as a carpenter, building stage sets in some place called Hollywood!

Dayle A. Dermatis said...

What a small world! Is he in the SCA? Maybe we've met!