Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tell me I'm not the only one who googles old boyfriends

Lord only knows why, but in the past week, I've googled three old boyfriends and discovered:
  • One bought a house for $1.4 million 10 years ago – according to Zillow, it's now worth more than $3 million. Well, he did become a cardiologist.

  • The next lives in a $1.5 million house (yeah, found his home address), with his wife (whose name I found out) and three daughters (unknown names). He's also a doctor, and makes house calls. For real. And he's actually better looking than he used to be – because, yeah, I found a photo.

  • The last one I looked up paid $1.4 million for a house two years ago (yeah, that municipality posts all of the real estate transactions on-line), is married (for the second time, because I'd known about the divorced first wife), and has two children (whose names and ages I know because they were listed in the obit of his new wife's mother). He's not a doctor, he's a tenured professor. And while his work headshot makes him look old, I found another (recent) picture of him looking as foxy as he did back in the day when I was running around with him.
What the hell is the matter with me? My husband has been underemployed for ever, my house will never be worth anywhere near a million bucks, and I'm just feeling sorry for myself.

Whine, whine, whine.

13 comments:

TMCPhoto said...

that's what you get when you marry for love instead of money.

I'm in the same boat except we rent instead of buy

Haley said...

That's OKAY, girl. I'd rather marry for love and be poor to be 1000x happy than marry for money and be miserable. If only we could have both! =\

Anonymous said...

I friended "the one I should have married" on Facebook. He's a successful attorney, wife, four kids, two homes, vacation pictures from France and Italy. *sigh*

a. nonny mouse said...

one was an anesthesiologist with a fancy-pants house, wife and 3 kids. he died of a heart attack at age 49.

one got a ph.d., teaches something at a bible college, and also gives motivational lectures. which just slays me, since his persona was "mr. edgy atheist anarchist" back when. apparently his ego has not disappeared. i could not be happier that one didn't work out.

one married a very wealthy woman, and has done well as a lawyer. we're still semi-in-touch. he's a good guy, but our lives have taken such different paths, and i'm not looking to trade mine in. even if it would be nice to not be worrying about money all the time.

Anonymous said...

I Googled the guy I had an unrequited crush on throughout elementary and jr high school & watched hang out with the "cute" girl I despised.

Turns out he's very, very GAY! :D

Anonymous said...

I wonder what your husband says about you?

Ozma said...

My friend's house is worth a million dollars. She's a stone's throw from the beach in East Hampton. She has a pool. I don't think she's very happy. I know a lot of people with giant houses who aren't happy. We are probably going to lose our house but my husband makes me oatmeal for breakfast. My husband makes $30,000 a year. Really, I'd rather be with someone who makes me oatmeal and adores me than someone who makes six figures. Or seven figures! It is unlikely someone in a million dollar house would fail to complain about my paunch or my atrocious domestic skills. If you want a snazzy house, you want a perfect wife to go with it.

Anonymous said...

an old boyfriend actually found me...it was when I was stuck in a loveless marriage. and guess what? it was as though we picked up where we left off. sometimes life hands you bad lemons and you get stuck making freaking bad lemonade...then you suddenly find a delicious apple in with it. take what life hands you, don't waste time. you only have one life.

pinkymcpie said...

I do this too. And I don't know why, because I am pretty much happy, even though I have no money, no bio-kids and no real career - I'd take my husband over any of them... but I guess I'm just curious (I actually found THE one... the one that got away... on twitter of all places - took me 20 years!! sick!).

Karen said...

yeah, I have googled him but have not found him. He is either so technically un-savvy as to not have a computer, dead, or trying really hard to hide from me. Haven't figured out which it is yet.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I googled...and found. Searched on Facebook also. Have actually been talking for six months now, three or more times a week. Don't know where it's going, but having fun with it. He has filled a void that my husband can't. Is this bad??

Anonymous said...

no it isn't bad. we only have but one life...don't we all deserve to be happy? if you have a void with your hubby, you should find something or someone to fill it and then move on. life can suck sometimes but in the end, we are all resilent and will survive. you may end up regretting not doing more than talking someday. meet him!

Anonymous said...

I married the one who got the million dollar house ... and divorced him 15 years later. Now I'm with an unemployed man who understands me, loves me, scratches my back and rubs my feet, and we have to plan to go to a movie (on non-weekend days when tickets are cheaper.) And we are gloriously, wonderfully happy!

It's not about the price tag on the house.