Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Drop-Down Kid

At one point, I put up a post about my addiction to Googling my own name. So you can only imagine the consummate bliss I experienced yesterday when I went to type "Nate Graziano" into the search engine, and before I finished typing it, I saw the name appear on Google's drop-down menu next to "63,600 results." For a narcissist like myself, this is veritable dream come true. As I understand it, it means that 63,600 of my closest friends have been looking for me. I actually began to tear up. This will likely be my only flirt with fame.

Strangely---and I'll admit this was a bit disconcerting---when I searched "Nathan Graziano," which is the name I publish my work under, it did NOT come up on the drop-down menu. Why? Thus are the mysteries of the universe. But, hell, I'm not complaining.

I also have some new poems up on Word Riot. I gave you the link, but I'm sure if you Google-searched "Word Riot" and my name, it would come up.

Rock and roll! Hello, Cleveland!


leah said...

you want a real narcissistic venture? set your name up on a "google alert," and you will receive an email each time someone puts it on the web somewhere. oooooh. [go to your google home page, click on "my accounts" in the top right corner, and select "alerts."]

Nate Graziano said...

Ah, yes, the Google Alert. I've had it for awhile, but the problem is that often I'll get e-mails for the "Nathan Graziano" Google Alert, and they NOT ABOUT ME!

It's dispicable.