My curiosity got the best of me. I just had to know what was out there. I wanted to know what people were doing with my name! So, I set up a Google alert. I get an alert whenever there’s activity with my name attached to it. If I’m mentioned anywhere on the web, I get an email about it. Initially, I set up an alert for my blog but then I got curious about my name. I should have consulted with someone before doing this. I really should have. The things I am finding out are crazy. People are totally misusing and abusing my name. Me no likey. I don’t think it’s helped me to know what people are there are doing with my name. It may even make me want to think about changing my name. Maybe.
Then, I look on the bright side – some of these wonderful people are musicians, others are very athletic. I found out another person who shares my name is looking for work in the medical field. Many seem to be high school students with new twitter accounts. It’s kinda funny the things you find out about with people who have your name. Some of them think they are supa, dupa fly and proclaim their flyness in their twitter bio’s. Others are supportive parents being interviewed about their kids at sporting events. One thing I’m finding is that people with my name REALLY love playing sports. I find that so ironic. As tall as I am at 6’1″ I didn’t play not one sport and didn’t even care to fake like I was interested.
One bad apple in the bunch of people that share my name is this lady who was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Yeah, we’ll just act like we don’t know about her and pray she changes her name.
Have you ever set up a Google alert for your name? It’s fine to say no and let me be the only weirdo in the room – yeah, that’s totally cool.