Sunday, June 14, 2009

Where my paranoia takes over

I was checking my stat's this morning for giggles, and got freaked out!

Someone stumbled upon my blog two days ago while searching the term Fancy Schmancy in Google. That someone read at least three installments of the Dear Jon Stories.

That someone's computer is logged on in a town in New Jersey where I believe either Lily or Jon resides (I honestly don't know if they ever got back together).

I haven't had contact with these people in over 5 years. What are the odds that one of them would find this blog and these stories? I hadn't thought about that possibility before now. That would be awkward, to say the least. Also, uncomfortable, and a little scary. Please, Lord, let it not be one of their children. I've always had an irrational fear that someday the daughter would confront me. I'm not ready for that, nor do I think I ever will be.

7 comments:

Cora said...

Would they know you as Fancy Schmancy? I assume that's not a nickname people call you in real life, or is it?

Even if it is them, Fance, you have every right to tell the tale. As long as you aren't giving us their address and making us run over their with flaming torches and pitchforks, you've done nothing they can realistically complain about.

And I get some bizarre search terms too involving my name. Someone googled "Cora the whore-a" the other day which is a nickname some boy in high school made up for me (his nickname in return? Joel the asshole. Heh heh heh.) Weird.

Fancy Schmancy said...

Cora, no they wouldn't ever know me as Fancy, I'm sure it's just a coincidence. I'm writing a new installment this weekend, and I'm sure it's just got me jumpy. I went cold when I saw that town, though. I did a quick white pages search, and yup, one or both of them are still there. Is it bad that I changed her name but didn't change his?

Joel the asshole has a nice ring to it ;)

Fancy Schmancy said...

The other thing, you would not believe how many people search the term Fancy Schmancy. It's really amusing. I even got a hit from Sweden today from it!

Cora said...

As far as I recall there is a clothing line called Fancy Schmancy, and there is also a quirky little chain of stores called Fancy Schmancy Pants here in Seattle. I've never been there, but my friend Callista has. That might be why people google Fancy Schmancy?

Then again, some people just google bizarre things and no-one knows why. Another hit I got recently was for "up close shit". Uhhh.... who goes looking for up close shit?! And why did MY BLOG come up on that search?....

JoJo said...

I agree w/ Cora. You have every right to tell the story. It's their too bad if they stumble upon it.

Cora, you live here in Washington? Me too! I'm in Bonney Lake.

chaos37 said...

I would get deep gratification if that asshole reads your story. Yes, I agree you have every right to tell it. I hope he reads it and IT HURTS HIM BAD. I hate that prick, I hope it makes his eyes bleed. Oops did I say that out loud?

Fancy Schmancy said...

Kouf, tell us how you really feel about him!