Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Have you ever Googled yourself??

"I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people would misspell my name and call me Brain. That's like a free compliment and you don't even gotta be smart to notice it." Mitch Hedberg

I think as writers we need to know what's associated with our names out in the wide, open world. Many authors add a middle initial to make sure they get the the credit for their hard earned work and not to be mistaken by another person with the same name.
My name, Taffy, is obviously going to pop up with candy and Taffy Town. And with the last name Lovell, I'm linked to an astronaut and city (there's even two creeks in the City of Austin with both my names: one is Taffy and one is Lovell!). Look at what else popped up: (heehee)

An amazing picture Sarah Eden drew of me (took her hours and hours).

Guy named Taffy

Taffy asleep

Taffy the Golfer

Did you know there's a Yeah. Taffy's on it.

And a cute married couple. Wait. That's me! I almost didn't recognize my younger self.  *smiles*

I'm curious to learn what your name is linked to on WWW. Go Google your name then come back and tell me about it! Or do a blog post and link it back here so we can all read about you.


Peggy Eddleman said...

I didn't find anything interesting. ESPECIALLY not nearly as interesting as sleeping Taffy! LOVE IT!!

andrea said...

Fun post. Nothing of interest on me.

James Duckett said...

I have quite the variety. First, there is Saint James Duckett, who was a bookkeeper or librarian or something. Well, he helped push the Catholic cause way back when doing so in England was cause for being put to death. Oh, and he was put to death for it. So, Saint!

And then there is the James Duckett in Florida who is on death row. Coincidently, also the grandfather of the child that went missing a few years ago, Trenton Duckett, and the big hoopla on the Nancy Grace show.

I hope I fit somehwere in the middle. One of these days I hope my name tops out the second of those listed above on Google.

Shauna said...

Holy Cow---that wedding picture is classic! Did you guys have an arranged marriage, like when you were 10 and 12?!?

And as far as googling myself...a little too much local info, frankly. Though the pintrest stuff is true enough.

Julie Daines said...

I did it and it's pretty funny. Check it out here:

Alice said...

Funny especially about the guy named Taffy. Pretty wedding picture. I googled myself and there's an actress with my name.

Taffy said...

Peggy, you're associated with cookies :)
Andrea! You're a famous veterinarian who works with pure bred dogs!
Wow, James! Very cool Google searches!
Oh. My. Word. Debuck! No one can take your place :)

Taffy said...

Everyone pop over to Julie's blog and read the comments for a new way to play with Google.