Blogs rule... sometimes they rule in weird ways. And blogs that link to blogs that link to other blogs rule even more. It's pretty funny how small the world gets sometimes. Check out this AIM conversation between Harper
(who I met in Chicago on NYE)
(22:24:04) Megan Westerkamp: So the other day I was in the the car with my sister. we saw these 2 kids go by and she says "look they have soap shoes!" I looked at her and said "what? How do you know about soap shoes?" She laughed and said she reads this kid Derek Brooks's Blog. I just cracked up. She said "it's kinda sad I'm obbessed with it" She knows more about him than I do. She know's that he is ingaged and thinks Kari is so cute and even knows their dogs name and the cars he drives. It was so funny. I told her I met them when I was out there last time. she couldn't believe it. HAHA!
(22:24:24) NaTa2 Home: omg
(22:24:25) NaTa2 Home: wtf
Apparently she got to my blog through the NaTa2 blog list site... Anyway, this came up at a weird time because I've been thinking a lot about how small the world is (Or is it how big I am? haha. I'm blowin up!) No for real, check these out:
One time when I was at Western Illinois University visiting Zach
, I met this dude named Dan that rapped. We hung out, he spit some rhymes, etc. Then, a few months later I was at this house party in Chicago with Harper and Juliet
. We were playing cards or whatever and I heard a dude rapping in the corner. I turned around and there was Dan, showing his friend his new rap. I had just met him a few months earlier, 250 miles away.
This isn't quite as cool, but one time on my way to work in the Quad Cities I passed the ICP Jeckel Brothers Tour buses on the interstate. I was only a few feet away from them, right near my hosue... Then a couple years later, I was on the street
that Violent J grew up on in Detroit.
I also met Chris Holmes
in Chicago through Harper
. I went to a few parties that he was at, etc. Then one time, Kari and I were in L.A. and I saw him
and the Virgin Tears at Beauty Bar. 2000 miles away - Insane.
I mean you always run into friends sitting just 2 rows in front of you at a baseball game
hours away or into old friends at random bars
, etc. Or when you run into old friends that are hanging out with your current friends.
and I met this dude named Adam at Mickey's in Des Moines. We went up to Minneapolis for a Heelys demo... there he was, walking through the mall.
I went to college with a guy named Tony Thompson
. His sister, Renee, just got a job with me.
When my family went to Puerto Vallarta we went to this resort called Viva Vallarta. We met this guy that worked there named Victor - awesome guy; we hung out with him all week. A couple years later my parents went to another resort (in Cancun I believe). Victor worked there. He remembered their names and asked how my sister and I were doing. wtf.
I met a guy named Orion
from the band, Slow Coming Day at Cornerstone Festival a couple years ago. Then I met Cullen Wurzer
at a skatepark in Des Moines, who is now on the Soap team... He turned out to be Orion's step brother.
I love this stuff. It rules so much. ummmm... Thanks Whitney... That was fun.