Sierra Gardener comes close). Well, thank goodness for Google alerts! If for not that wondrous service, I might never have found this You Tube video of myself singing some song called Lotus Flower Bomb.
Alas, there were no explosions, as promised in the song title. I felt a bit cheated.
This isn't actually me, of course. For one thing, this singing and teenage (I think) Sierra Godfrey is cute, whereas I more closely resemble a gargoyle. For another, I would never in million years post such a thing on You Tube. (That's only because back when I was a teenager, there was no You Tube. I shudder to think how I would have misused the tinterweb when I was a teenager. As it was, when I was a teen we had to dial up--dial up!--and sometimes wait in a queue for entry onto an archaic bulletin board service that was decorated with ASCII text drawings. It's the equivalent of hiking twenty miles through the snow to get to school.)
Mr. Sierra pointed out that perhaps young flower bomb chanteuse Sierra Godfrey has Googled herself and my blog and site has come up. In which case, we sort of know each other now. Sort of. (She was going, "Holy zombie kittens. THAT came before ME?" to which my reply must be a rather devious-looking arched eyebrow and a "Quite. Quite.")
Have you ever run across other versions of yourself in this manner? Tell me about it. Also, be careful--because I just read an article yesterday about how employers are searching applicants' social media pages (mainly, Facebook and Twitter) and in some cases where you've cleverly put up deflector shields of privacy, demanding your username and password. (In that case, you must run from the employer. Do not stop at Go or collect $200.) Moral of the story: you could be denied a job because some teenager with your name posted a You Tube video and it did not involve exploding lotus flowers despite the name, thereby making you look like a liar.