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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Time-consuming (02/24/11)

TITLE: Will the Real Me Please Step Forward!
By Louise Willard


I was invited to attend a free seminar yesterday. It was held by a company called CF Web Professionals. It was all about social media; blogging; creating web pages; what to do, and not do, in this crazy networking world we find ourselves in today. Trying to learn all this can be so time-consuming. I am starting on some new projects and was hoping to take the “express route” in learning some of this stuff. “Go digital, or go home!” has become my mantra.
The instructors were great and I learned a lot about how to manipulate my way around Facebook; Twitter; and such. They also talked about “Search Engines” and the benefits of having your name “out there.” Because I am doing a couple of blogs, I decided to see if I was already “out there.” (Some of my friends think that about me, but that’s a story for another day.)
I woke up this morning about 4:20 a.m., and because there are not many activities I can engage in at that time of the morning without waking up my husband; I decided to check myself out on Google.
I proceeded to type in my name in that amazing little box called “Search”...and sure enough...there I was. And there were a whole bunch of ME!
As I scrolled through page after page of listings under MY NAME, this is what I found out:

1. Apparently, three of me have died. (But don’t be sad. In all three cases, I lived a pretty long life.)
2. Two of me have been arrested. (I swear, people, I had nothing to do with it!)
3. I am a tattoo artist.
4. I am a magician in Las Vegas
5. I am getting together a family reunion.
6. I‘ve been “privately adopted.” (VERY privately! It’s news to me.)
7. I am a makeup artist.
8. A nude model; that also goes by the stage name “Wicked Weasel.”
9. And a Model/Dancer/whatever...who, apparently, is very upset because I have put “stuff’ out there about Jesus using HER NAME!

How wild is that! I don’t know about you, but that is “out there” enough for me!
Oh, I forgot one...I am also “Babe of The Week!”... but, wait just a minute, that really could be me! (Just kidding! At my age the only “hot” I have left comes in the form of “flashes!”)
I quit searching after about twelve pages of enlightenment. It was getting scary!
Well, now I understand why I am so tired at the end of the day. It’s a lot of work being ME!
Makes you want to run right out there and Google yourself, doesn’t it? Prepare yourself...it could get ugly!

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Dolores Stohler03/03/11
You tickled my funnybone. In truth, I had the same problem when I decided to search for an old friend and found three pages for the name but none of the pictures matched.
Jody Day 03/05/11
A clever, fun read!
Noel Mitaxa 03/07/11
Because of a misspelling nby a customs official when my great grandfather arrived in Australia from Greece in the 1870s, I am the only person in the world who has my name. However, I hope you have a good time together.
Thanks for a very funny read.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/19/11
You have a delightful sense of humor. This piece grabbed me from the first joke to the last word.

Try double spacing between paragraphs as the white space makes easier reading on the computer.

It was a delightful piece but a tad week on the topic, However all of the well- written giggles makes this a price to read an again and to recommend to others. Nice job Keep at it!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/19/11
Oh yeah with a name like mine, I don't have to worry about funding several of me out there. Between my hare first name and my husband's Dutch name name hyphenated with my maiden name makes mea one of a kind!