While I’ve been home in Erie I’ve been trying to get caught up on my column for Washington Life. As a result, for the past few days, most of my time’s been spent online stalking DC’s quasi-celebrities. Though I search the MLS and Google, my favorite stalking tool is WhitePages.com. In fact, I use the site so much that I should probably share my byline with them. But for the column, it’s SOOOO useful; all I have to do is type in an address and I can find out who lives in the house. I can see where all the big wigs and muckety mucks in town are buying and selling.
I must say, I am perfectly suited to my job. I like researching stuff on the Internet and then writing about it. Plus, I’ve always enjoyed recreational stalking. In high school my friends and I would call each other up and ask, “Wanna stalk?” Then we’d ride around the city driving by the homes of “hot” boys honking. If we were feeling especially brave, we’d pull in their driveway and scream “You’re SEXY!!!” out the windows.
So now that I’m happily married, I can channel all that creepy energy into researching people and where they live on a professional level. It’s a perfect fit!