Okay, I admit it, I'm Ms. Compulsive Away Message Checker. I check people's away messages that I haven't even talked to in years. And I just checked Jake's. As in Jacob, my first college-boyfriend. I didn't know that it would actually hurt, almost three years after we broke up, to see "i <3 britt" (a girl he's been dating for about a year). I hold no claims on Jake. I think he's an interesting person, but I'm certainly no longer attached to him in any way. So why is it so weird? This is not rhetorical!