Sunday Morning Soliloquy - Musings of an Urbanite: A Letter I Wrote to Leyla Arsan

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Letter I Wrote to Leyla Arsan


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I Have Always Been a Bit Google Obsessed....In a Narcissistic Way.  

The other night, I was perusing my former MySpace blog and I found this letter I wrote in May of 2006. I wrote a letter to a different Leyla Arsan, taking up an issue with the other Leyla. I vowed that I would dominate the Google search, and, well, let's just say... I did not rest.


Here is the letter to Leyla Arsan:


Hello Leyla Arsan,
this is THE Leyla Arsan.  I just wanted to say hello.  And, i wanted you to know that about 5 years ago, I used to Dominate the Google Search term "Leyla Arsan".  I was always listed first, the offices I held in college, my one arrest, my race times, etc.  And then there was this other Leyla Arsan, she was from San Francisco, she took a lot of nature walks and saved animals - she fell behind me in the Google Search, she was second. 
But in the last couple of years, you, Leyla Arsan, have come along!  You are a scientist, and you publish things, and do important things, and travel a lot!  You are dominating the Google search and it is making me a little crazy.  Now I have to scroll down to the bottom of the page just to get to ME! 
My 1/2 marathon scores are 3/4 of the way down the page.  All the exciting things I have done in my past, no one can find any longer.  And, my Myspace Blog entries, they're present, but they are far below your speeches and scientific awards, or some sort of University symposium something or other you attended. 
Leyla Arsan, I know you went to Ankara Technical School, graduating in 1966, but I was the PR manager for AEMMP Records in 1997 - shouldn't chronology mean SOMETHING?  I should be listed first! 
These days, all I think about is "Where can I get published so I can beat that scientist Leyla Arsan!"  How can I regain my status on the Google Search!  Do I have to discover something?  Become a scientist?  Whatever it takes I will do it, I want to be the FIRST LEYLA ARSAN! 
If you search Leyla Arsan, Chicago - I still come first.  I just wanted you to know that.
Now, please go back to your busy day - solving scientific mysteries or saving lives or whatever it is that you do.  But please know, that when you're least expecting it, I will again rise to the top of the Google search.  I once held that position and I will not rest until it is mine again. 
Good Day,
Leyla Arsan 


That was a completely TRUE story. I really wrote that email.  She responded well, some how she knew I was kidding! 



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