today was a triumphant day for finding Long Lost People From The Past on the internet. i remember when Friendster was "it" and i kind of thought, "psh," but then i found my childhood friend Whitney, and we were reunited for Thanksgiving in New York City after not seeing each other for fifteen years. YES! the internet kicks ass! and speaking of that bodacious November of 2003, without the internet, Andrew W.K. never would have called me on my birthday...
i never lose hope that everyone i've been separated from will eventually pop up online somewhere. when they get around to it. so today i came across one of my best friends from 8th grade on MySpace, and i was thinking, "lucky day! time to search for everyone i can think of..." and i FINALLY found my best friend from the year i lived in Portugal, who i had lost touch with almost immediately. well, it's been eight years, and i'd contemplated just flying to Portugal and wandering around with her photo like a police detective, "have you seen this girl??" and today she's back! i'm back! man, this is awesome!
i think of My Life Ten Years Ago when i'd never contemplated the wonders of Gmail, Netflix, or GoogleMaps and boy, it's kinda crazy. what are your favorite Wonders of the Wide Wide World of Webs? will your kids laugh when you tell them about Life Before MySpace?
i just spent an hour digging through shoeboxes of photos trying to find a picture of Portugal to include with this entry and i can't figure out where they're hidden... so it'll have to wait.
i'm so excited i did a little dance.