"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller

Friday, February 23, 2007

"I'm in a heartbreaking love with an old man."

I love Google. I have always loved Google. I google everything. If I can't spell a word, I google it. If I want a recipe for lemon chicken, I google it. If I want to find free music to put on my blog, google. Words to a song? Google. A picture of Peeps, google. Fun blogger tools. I use google for everything. Ooh, and googling people including myself. One day long ago, I threw out my keys. It was a magical experience for me. My husband was in China, I had to call a tow truck to tow it to the dealership so they could re-digitize a new set for me. $500 altogether to lose keys, by the way. But before I realized, or acknowledged, rather, that they were indeed gone and lost into the forever unknown, I googled, "Where are my keys?" in a last ditch effort to find them. Unfortunately, the internet did not know where my keys were either. But I found out then that other people have asked google the same question. And I wondered back then if they also turned to google to help them figure out any other of life's complicated questions. Turns out I was right. My sister called me a little while ago, she has the blog "Old Man Hancock", about her husband's (Old Man) deployment. And she was looking at the site meter, and saw that someone got to her site by googling "I'm in a heartbreaking love with an old man." She blogged about this too, by the way, I just couldn't help myself. Anyway, it was both puzzling and heartbreaking to me, because I can't help but wonder if this person was, too, in a last ditch effort to figure it all out. And it wasn't even a question, it was a sentence that maybe they just sent out into the google void. I wonder if it helped. We're both probably reading way too much into it. But it does make one think. If you can't get the answer from google, where can you get it?

2 comments:

Tammie Jean said...

Oh, I'm a google-maniac too. I google everything. All the same things you do... recipes, word definitions and spellings, places, images, lyrics. Love it! Oh, and people? Old friends, ex-boyfriends... you find the funniest things on there!

scribbit said...

You took a funny scenario and made it rather deep. I can't decide to chuckle or get teary.