MySpace may have paid off!

I was browsing myspace when I woke up this morning and decided to put in the names of some people that I haven’t seen in a long time. I put in 4 or 5 names and none had any matches. Then I put in the name “brent zoba” and got a hit. It’s 34 year-old guy living in Naples, Florida. But his profile says he used to live in New Jersey. We’re the same age and our birthdays are relatively close together. I checked out some pictures on the profile. Now, keep in mind I haven’t seen this guy in just about 25 years, but based on the picture, it has to be him.

Brent lived just across the street from me for the 7 years that I lived in Somerset, New Jersey and back then, we were best friends. I saw him once after we moved from New Jersey to Rhode Island, and then never again.

I sent him a message via myspace and I’m waiting to hear back. Stay tuned…

UPDATE: I heard back from Brent and it is the same Brent from Somerset, NJ! It’s really cool to be back in touch after 25 years.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.