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February 13, 2010

Mental housecleaning.

Rob @ 9:31 AM

When I was 18, there was a particular novel I read. For whatever reason, my mind's eye decided to see one of the characters in the book as "played" by a girl I'd gone on a single date with at the time.

I hadn't thought much about this girl at all since we parted ways back then (under fairly sour circumstances, it must be said,) until recently when I had the urge to pick up the book again. As I began re-experiencing the story, my mind dug up and recycled some of the same images it used last time around, including the face of this woman as that character. Since things didn't end well with her real-life counterpart, that bit of mental detritus was annoying to the point of interfering with my ability to enjoy the novel.

So, I googled her and found an updated photo. She has not aged that well (says my inner teenager as he punches the air) but it's definitely her, and after looking at this image for a few minutes I was able to go back to the book without mental static interfering with the story.

And that's the story of how Facebook became of use to me for the first time in history. But no, I'm still not signing up.

5 Responses to “Mental housecleaning.”

  1. kat says:

    i recently found someone on FB i used to have an enormous crush on when i was about 16. i pulled up pictures of him and... "hm," i said. "he used to be cuter?"

    the worrying thing is, i wonder whether he (or anyone else) feels the same about me... >_>

  2. Mara Alexander says:

    Facebook will not be complete for me until your smiling face in there.

  3. nicky says:

    that's the crazy thing about makes looking that kind of stuff so easy. i remember being gobsmacked when i was friended by my Archetypal High School Crush on there a couple years ago; i hadn't talked to him years? eight? a very long time, that being said. turned out he still looked almost exactly like he did in high school...aged well, definitely, although my tastes had changed enough that he was no longer really my type.

    that being said, facebook is addictive on the level of crack. maybe i'll start a column, the last refuge of the persecuted facebook user.

  4. Mara Alexander says:

    @Nicky: It's totally like crack! lol

  5. sidepocket says:

    I always have been tempted to make an RTF fanpage though. =D

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