Do I Really Exist?

Have you ever googled your own name just to see what would come up? Yeh, me neither. But I did google my husband's because if something came up that would be akin to dirt I'd find it very humorous. Not that he has any more dirt than I do, but still.

Get this - when I type in his name, Google asks me if I meant something else instead. Well, no! I know how to spell my own last name, thank you very much. I did NOT mean something else, you idiot.

But it does not even bring up the name that I typed because clearly I don't really know what I'm talking about and it feels the need to set me on the straight and narrow concerning MY OWN LAST NAME.

My husband had a tour in the Air Force, so there are many files worth of boring public records documenting everything he ate, drank and breathed for entire years of his life - ALL WITH HIS NAME ATTACHED TO IT.

So there, Google, take that!

16 comments:

Melissa said...

I ran for a Village election last year, believe me when I tell you my name is all over the net.

I sure wish I could change that, be happy Google doesn't know who you are, at least you know who you are!! :)

Madame Queen said...

It's funny...if you google me, all you get is a letter to the editor of Salon Magazine that I wrote ten years ago and Punkin's birth announcement. Not too bad, I guess!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

I have always been afraid of seeing what it might turn up. You rocked on Alexis' t-shirt. I may need something similar in a little bit. And, I assure you, I'll be by to spend as soon as the tax refund comes....WEE

caramama said...

They are called "ego searches"! And I haven't done one in a while. Let's see, apparently my house sale is on the internet... I'm on my high school alumni website... An article discussing the children's choir I help with... Oh lookie! Something I wrote to Real Simple! But that woman who ran the 5K? Totally not me. Some other woman with my name.

Interesting...

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Google is incredibly obnoxious sometimes.

Andrea said...

I have googled my name before just to see what would come up. It wasn't anything exciting! I can't believe Google tried to corrct you on the spelling!! LOL!! You must have a funny last name!!

Flat Stanley and I had a blast at Mardi Gras and a box will be going out tomorrow!! It was fun!!

Pam said...

I have googled my own name before...just for fun. I am boring and the only thing I found was the minutes from the board meeting when I got hired at my teaching position.

That is too funny that google thought it was smarter then you and tried to correct the name.

Hope you are having a great weekend!

ALF said...

yeah, Google, take that! You tell 'em!

utmomof5 said...

It has been a long time since I have sone that. I would guess it would try to correct my last name too!

Christina

Kellan said...

You are such a hoot! Hope you have had a good weekend Karen - see you later. Kellan

Flea said...

My blog is all over the place, but not much else. Which is nice. :)

The Sports Mama said...

Actually, when you Google me, I end up with at least a couple of pages! I used to be an editor and a book reviewer for an electronic publisher, so between that, my blog, and my rental listings (I'm a Property Manager here in AZ), I can't really hide from anyone.

Good thing I'm not really trying... hehehe

Cecily R said...

I'm pretty shocked at how many people out there have my name, really.

Google thinks it is so smart!!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I am pleased to say I have erradicated google of all things containing my name. It took a while, but I did it. Now you can find some relatives, including a softball-playing cousin, but you will find no evidence of my existence. This is a good thing in my opinion.

girlymom said...

I am way too boring to concern google with my existence. My Hubby on the other hand, I found out he has some distant relative...with the same name~ kind crazy, who knew!

Colleen said...

yeah, I'm on there. Mostly from Justin's blog, my blog, and um, links stemming from being on a panel with a certain well-known politician 3 years ago, which means I'm also in Wikipedia. Don't know that I'll be disappearing from those sites anytime soon.

But pretty funny that google tried to correct your last name!