Lucy shared this intriguing variation on "Googling One's Self"
And she did so in a most poetic fashion.
It peaked my curiosity. So i decided to discover where my name would take me.
(However, do not expect poetry from me, OK?)
Googling my given, earthly name yields only boring results--since i am not--not, i tell you--a "Victoria".
(one of the many reasons i honor my beloved mother)
i was shocked, i tell you, at some of the results when i Googled my alias, my blogging handle:
i am most certainly not--Hmpf!!-- a ventilation system.
Nor am i a minor league baseball team.
And, heaven forbid, i am certainly not any sort of software.
i am not a graffiti artist in NYC
but i'm very curious to learn more...
(but becareful if you click on that link--turn down the volume first)
i am not a handsome train
nor any of the other, unattractive vehicles that share my name
though i wouldn't mind being a very nice bicycle
Only one entry in the first 4 pages of the search results comes close to the essence:
"Swish your fingers across a visual landscape to create your unique story. Zephyr by Sonic Mule™ magically translates your touch and movements into distinctive wind sounds to complement your written message. Your composition might give rise to a refreshing ocean breeze, a sudden gust of air or a howling tornado."
Sadly, it is...*coughsputtercoughcough*...an iphone *sputtercoughcough* app.
Disastified with these results
i decided to see what happened when i Binged my name
and i was very pleased to see that Microsoft found a greater number of satisfactory Doppelgangers:
i am not a sailing blogger but i sure wouldn't mind being one, like this fellow who gave me a quote i will keep:
"All that we do is touched with ocean, and yet we remain on the shore of what we know." Richard Wilbur
i'm not a dog
but i'm all a-quiver to share that there is a very handsome, award-wining border collie whose human has a very nice blog
i am not a boat
but if i had to be a city boat of some kind
there is a nice one-of-a-kind yacht on the Circle line.
i like that. i like that very much.
And, for the "full circle" moment in this exercise
i discovered that there is a Zephyr Cove, Nevada.
Proving what i've always felt:
You can take the girl out of the desert
but you can't take the desert out of the girl.
This is not a "bad" thing. Not anymore.
It gives me a marvelous perspective for the rest of the world.
But you can keep it, OK?
And it does explain why
i never met a rainy day i didn't love.