Thursday, June 29, 2006

Googleplex

What do you call a person who is not your ex, but who you cheated on your ex with?

Whatever you call that person, I Googled mine the other day, out of a sick sort of curiosity (Google was invented, I strongly believe, solely for people to address our deep-seated need to confirm that we are currently living infinitely better lives than those of former romantic partners.) He was a seminarian at the time (when I decide to go bad, you see, I don't mess around) and was a Rhodes scholar and spoke something like eighty-seven languages.

Here's a shocker: He's left the seminary, works in finance in Chicago, and is pretty much walking wallet-lopsided from all the bank he's currently pulling. Huh.

It's a strange concept, as this man was involved in the worst, most hurtful thing I've ever done in my life, but I'm glad he's doing well.

I'm sure he's an excellent banker. Not a bad kisser, either.

you betcha I went to Confession over that one at: mb@blondechampange.com

10 comments:

em said...

I do that too. I like it when I can find pictures along with info. :-)

Ophelia said...

Guilty as charged. It's nice to knwo that I'm not the only one who has done that.

patty m. said...

I've given up on googling exes (or ex-makers) because they are utterly unfindable. I had a thing for guys with common names... Anyway, I assuage my guilt (if not my curiosity) when a fella crosses my mind by saying a prayer that he is happy, successful, and loved. It makes me feel better, since I was generally an abominable human being come break-up time.

thatsnutty said...

You KNOW you made the right choice when you Google your ex and his mug shot shows up! (Arrested on conspiracy and explosive device charges...after we dated thank GOD!)

Like you, MB, when I go bad, I go BAAAD.

Anonymous said...

You gwan and done it again mb, and that is why I dare not post under any name 'cept "anon" this time. At our most recent ladies' lunch, we discovered ALL 5 of us sisters had googled the exes. No criminal activity unearthed, thank G-d. Pictures, em? Especially gratifying to see receding hairlines and paunches. >meow!<

Craig said...

I want to hear the full story...

MB said...

Dear Craig,

Buy the book.
October-November 2006.

Jean said...

I'm right there with you. Haven't found anything exciting on mine but I was reading my hometown newspaper and saw that my sister's senior prom date just got sent to prison. He was the town's building inspector and was taking bribes. Her husband has enjoyed that one. =)

Ruby Rose said...

In roughly the same vein: a friend of mine was telling us about her 10-years-out-in-the-real-world high school reunion. She went to a Rough high school (although, this being Australia, guns and shooting other students did not feature) and for the reunion a whole bunch of her former classmates were let out of the local jail on special day release for the occasion. Which they then celebrated by trashing the venue. Which apparently improved it no end. ye gods and little fishes!

Incidentally, my mate Fiona is now a senior manager in our nation's capital....

Alexandra

Guitar Master said...

I wish I could blog as good as you, but what I can do is give you a nice Guitar Lesson!

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