Thursday, July 9, 2009

Super Snoop Reporting for Duty

I did it again....found someone I wasn't exactly looking for. I think in my next career I'm going to be a Private Investigator. Of course the Internet makes it a whole lot easier than ever before to find people, but you still have to know where to look. I like it because I don't even have to leave my chair. I often say that I can find someone, their relative or at least find something about them, like their age, in less than 3 minutes. This all ties in with my thoughts about how it's a Small World.

I was reading the death notices in the paper today and saw a woman whose maiden name was very familiar. I didn't know the deceased but I recognized the first names of her two younger sisters. One was a classmate of an old friend of mine that I dated in high school. In fact, we had double-dated (geez, how old am I?) a few times and I knew that sister's ex-husband. He had married, had a child with and then divorced a woman who used to live next door to Paul and me 15 years ago. Got all that? I didn't think so.

Doesn't matter. It's just how my mind works. So now I've got the current name of this girl I knew in high school and the town she lives in. With a few more clicks of the mouse through several websites I use all the time in real estate, I have her address, her current husband's name and age and a picture of her house online. I don't really care, don't plan to do anything with the info, just wanted to see what I could find. I found a lot.


Okay, so maybe I'm just nosy? But if you're looking for someone, you know who to call.


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13 comments:

Alex the Girl said...

Actually, I am looking for someone. Supersleuth Sandy for hire?

Sandy said...

I'd give it a shot. Now that I opened my big mouth. :-)

Sandy said...

Of course, it would help if they live in RI then I can go door-to-door.

Michele said...

Scary isn't it! That's why I move around a lot. Just trying to stay one step ahead of google. It has nothing to do with my credit cards, honest. Haha!

Tammy Howard said...

It IS a little creepy that it was that easy!

Sharon said...

Ah, the scary power of the internet!!

Amazing pictures and travels you have had! I'll confess, I'm jealous of your trip to Venice, but I'll live vicariously through you!

Thanks for the visit.

Just Breathe said...

It's nice to know someone who has the tools to dig deep!

The Blonde Duck said...

You'd be a great reporter!

Sandy said...

Hmmmm, Duck, ya think? Maybe....I do like to research things.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Nosiness is a wonderful quality to have.

Stopping by to say hello. Found your blog through... Mmmmm.... how did I find you?

Shauna said...

Wow, you should do a whole post with tips and links on how to find people! :)

Midlife Jobhunter said...

"But if you're looking for someone, you know who to call."

I'll keep that in mind.

BONNIE K said...

I am also nosey. As are my co-workers. We all read the death notices religiously. As well as the county website where you can look up civil and criminal cases. Now THAT is entertainment for me! I could sit there for hours just typing in names and seeing what comes up. I wish I could make a living doing stuff like that.

 

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