Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"This kid is really moving mountains!"

(Note: Above was an actual quote out of my sissy's mouth last nite.)

I've written here before about how blogmom is like a Cyber McGyver. Well, apparently the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

After telling my sissies about a boy who I was chatting with following the Browns' victory last week (shocking!), my middle sis was obsessed with finding out more about him.

(BTW, when I said "shocking," I was referring to both the Browns' win as well as the fact that a cute boy would actually talk to me while I was so bundled up for the game that I looked like the stay-puff marshmallow man.)

Anyhow, the only things I knew about him were:

  • his first name

  • what he did for a living (vaguely)

  • that he was a good kisser (OK, so *maybe* I smooched him a little to celebrate the win -- so sue me!)

But, literally. That was ALL I KNEW. But within five minutes of cyberstalking (as I was in the other room holding my sweet little nugget nephew and watching The Sing Off), my sis had found him online. (And not by Googling "random boy who smooched my sis after the Browns game.")

I think sissy might really have a potential career in pre-screening guys for single girls. (Myself included.) Within mere minutes, she found:

  • his last name

  • where he works (which is when she said the quote that appears as the title of this post and told me he was gonna make a lot of money someday)

  • pictures of him (to which she suggested he might want to consider teeth whitening and never growing a beard again)

  • his profiles on social networks

  • several articles he was featured in

I couldn't help but giggle at her research prowess. I mean, seriously. She only had his first name (which is very common) and a general idea of what he did for a living (which is admittedly less common -- but still) to go on. And she was soooooooooo excited when she found him.

(In fact, she was so excited that I didn't have the heart to tell her right away that I had his phone number and that we'd actually already talked.)

So it appears that sissy may have a potential new career... and that I may have a potential new target for Holidating!

P.S. Don't worry, blogdad. The Browns were the only ones who scored that nite. ;)


Ams said...

Isn't it scary how much information you can find out about people?! Eeeek!

MG said...

and guys are creeps for getting caught staring at cleavage, using bad pick-up lines, and texting in the wee hours of the night...i guess if it's in pursuit of marriage, not just sex it's more noble, huh?

MG said...

i forgot to add a ":)" to my response. I'm not "hatin" i think it's quite funny (and quitr telling too).

Sea Level is for Sissies said...

I'm surprised you don't utilize that "research department" that sits a few offices down from you for things like this. Or are his skills not up to par with Blogmom and your sis?

free dating said...

Awesome post!!!
just wondering... if you really didn't adhere to some rules, would she actually come up to you in the store and tell you about it?

bird said...

So exciting!! You made me so curious as to what this guy does and who he is!!!

Allison M. said...

I bet he has at least 3 social network sites too.

Always a Bridesmaid said...

Ams -- I know! How did people date before the internet? ha!

MG -- I don't really equate doing online research to staring at a chic's ass. Online stalking is equal opportunity... boys do it too!

Sea Level -- honestly, I think sissy could put the research dept to the test. Maybe she should work here too!

Free Dating -- you lost me on the question about someone coming up to me in a store. Help?!?!

Bird -- my lips are sealed. ;)

Allison -- he's def on FB and LinkedIn. Haven't found much of anything else yet. YET. Ha ha ha.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

GOD, I love cyberstalking. MY FAVORITE.

MG said...

well for sure it's equal opportunity but i think a guy learing at a girl and the degree or quantity of info which was uncovered in this cyber-stalking/info gathering are conceptually similar (in that they make the recipients quite uncomfortable).

Always a Bridesmaid said...

Chelsea -- perhaps you're a long-lost sissy of mine too!

MG -- we'll have to agree to disagree on this one. I don't think Googling someone is the same as ogling them. :)