They sent me to Binghamton

I've always wanted to be on the east coast, and the universe responded…by sending me to Binghamton, NY. Oh you've never heard of it? Neither had I, but I do so love adventures and that's how I choose to view this. Let the adventures begin!

Back-Up Data

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I got a new phone fairly recently and these days your phone numbers can be automatically loaded into your new phone via Google, back-up service through your phone provider, or in my case, both. This is really convenient except for following:

1. If you have the same person saved in your Google contacts and also in your previous phone memory, then the person’s name will appear more than once in your contacts list. This bugs me. Not only will there be 2 entries, but if you also had the same person in your email address book, then that will be a separate entry too.

2. People you used to be BFFs with or even services you used to go to like the dentist, doctor, etc. will get carried over. If you’re unspecific like me and just call it “Dentist,” then it isn’t immediately obvious which one is the most current one…Same with people where you just saved their first names, or if you’re like me, you put a nickname in instead of an actual name.

So today my super type A tendency kicked in and I went through all my contacts and linked those that were the same person. I couldn’t help but laugh at some of the entries and my initial gut reaction. For example:

Aussie – There was a specific incident in Las Vegas that I won’t get into detail here (because what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas) but let’s just say it involved a certain guy I had nicknamed Aussie. The memory is a blurry one but when I saw this on my contacts list I must admit I freaked out a little bit because I thought I gave him my number.


Then I realized this is actually another person altogether. Whew!

Boat Boy – I knew exactly who this was the moment I saw it and I just couldn’t help but laugh at the memory. This happened when I first started to venture out post-breakup and didn’t know the rules of engagement. That is, you don’t just hand your number out to anyone. Otherwise, you may get someone who calls and leaves you messages like, “I’m gonna keep calling until you call me back!!! Hahahah…haha…ha..ha…”


Cinco De Drinko – I’m just so creative with my nicknames, aren’t I? This was another lesson I learned in my early single days. It can be summed up in two words, really: Beer goggles. I decided this guy I was talking to during Cinco de Mayo was super funny and we had such a connection, so I agreed to go on a date with him. I mean, if we can have an awesome conversation while I was, shall we say, “feeling happy,” then man, the conversations we could have when I’m my normal self, right? WRONG. SO WRONG.

Beer Goggles Men

Nothing bad happened on the date or anything, he just wasn’t what I remembered…

Egypt – It took me a while to figure out who this was, but it’s actually a friend of mine who I used to be close to. At the time we were close, I had just broken up with my ex and he was in the midst of a crazy non-relationship situationship. I’m now very happy and at peace in my single state and he now has a beautiful wife and two kids. It is amazing how different just a few years can be. We don’t talk at all anymore but I will always remember our conversations with fondness.

And finally, the one that made me wince…

The Man Who Made Me Crazy – WTF?? I thought I had deleted everything about him, including his phone number!


Well, thanks, phone back-up, for bringing it back! Now that I know it’s there, I just have to be careful not to text him when I’m in my “happy state.”


Actually, it’s not that serious. I just thought that GIF of Steve Carell is hilarious. Truthfully, it’s been so long now that I’m certain my memories of him are really more of my mind filling in the blanks and less of the reality.


Besides, supposedly there’s that whole, it’s gonna make sense one day, right?


And if not, I can do bad all by myself, thank you very much! 😀


Seriously, life is too beautiful to be bogged down by the what-ifs of life. Not that I don’t go down that road at times but I try not to. Instead I try to focus on the things and people I do have in my life who make me happy.

That being said, I will also try to stop cyber-stalking certain people on social media because I really do need to let it go.


Yeah, I don’t day-dream about the what-ifs but there’s really no reason for me to be doing that. I mean, it IS kinda creepy how often I do this. 😛



Author: lorz46

When I first started this blog, life had just thrown me a curveball by sending me to the middle of nowhere in upstate New York right smack in the middle of winter from my hometown in sunny, southern California. I had no idea what to expect, how long I would stay, or even where my life was heading. All I knew was that there were a great many adventures to be had after they sent me to Binghamton.

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