Thursday, December 10, 2009

"It's a Small World"

(by Disney) Gordon Lorenz Orchestra & Singers - 50 Disney Classics - It's a Small World



"It's a world of laughter, a world of tears
It's a world of hopes, it's a world of fears
There's so much that we share that its time we're aware
It's a small world after all

It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small, small world

There is just one moon and one golden sun
And a smile means friendship to everyone
Though the mountains divide and the oceans are wide
It's a small world after all..."

We really do live in a small world, and it seems to get smaller every day! With technology & the internet, it's easier to see just how small the world is. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has clicked on a friend's "mutual friends" on facebook & found that their cousin in Dallas knows their friend in Houston. It's neat to make those "small world" connections that you might not otherwise find out!

I seem to have "small world" stories on a regular basis. I think it's just because I talk a lot, so I tend to find out random facts about people. One thing leads to another; and next thing I know, I discover that I worked with their aunt at the bank or their brother was my high school boyfriend's best friend! I think the most long-distance "small world" connection was when I was in Hollywood, CA, & met someone from my mom's hometown near Lubbock, TX. [He did my great-uncle's landscaping, and my second cousin was his high school coach!]

Or there was the time last year, when I wasn't even in conversation with anyone...I was folding laundry with Oprah on in the background & discovered that I used to know the Jonas Brothers' parents! I simply hadn't put two & two together on that one! Silly me! For the record, this was before we had cable tv, and Elizabeth wasn't really into them yet. I knew the oldest of the Jonas Brothers was Kevin, but I hadn't ever thought of Kevin Jonas ~ just Kevin, Joe & Nick Jonas! Then, I heard Oprah say, "Here I am with Kevin & Denise Jonas..." & I freaked out a little!

I could go on, but I should get to the reason for this post! My aunt is in town, so my dad took her, my brother & me to the Rockets game last night. We got into the elevator in the parking garage, and the man who was already in there looked familiar. My dad mentioned that he looked like Jack (the man in the Building Projection Video), but I knew him to be somebody else. I didn't actually know him, but I recognized him from a high school classmate's facebook photos! I asked if he knew "S" ~ and sure enough, he did! He was surprised that I recognized him & told me that she was there. We walked into the Toyota Center together, and he gave me her cell number so I could text her & maybe meet up during half time. He also took a picture of the two of us, saying that she wouldn't believe he had run into me! [Unfortunately for me, I unknowingly & accidentally deleted the last digit of her number when I tried to store it in my phone. He was gone by the time I realized it, though, so I there was nothing I could do. I wasn't able to meet up with her, but I have since contacted her on facebook, & I know the last digit of her phone number now! Hopefully, we'll have a chance to get together for lunch one day soon!]

Then, during half time, I happened to see one of my mister's co-workers! "M" was one section over & a few rows back. I went up the stairs & to the rail separating our sections. I hollered her name a couple of times, and she looked over at me like, "What are you doing here?!" We talked for a few minutes, and she said to tell my mister hi. I think it confused him when he got the text from me, saying that M said hi! But, I'm sure it only took him a second to figure it out. He knows that I run into people everywhere!!

When I told my dad about M, he just shook his head, laughed, & leaned over to tell my brother & aunt that I was at it again! After all, I was with Dad & Kerry earlier this year, when I ran into a classmate in the Pappasito's parking lot! I'm telling you, this happens all the time! In case you're unaware, Houston is a HUGE city ~ so to run into people here from a small town a couple of hours away is craziness! Again, I could go on, but I'm sure I've rambled enough! Do you have a good "small world" story to share?

1 comments:

Brooke said...

i (mostly) love those every one knows everyone else moments. then again having virtual friends in ohio, california, south carolina, canada, etc...i don't go on vacation without meeting up with someone in real life! :)