Thursday, August 25, 2005

Grocery Shopping in a Parallel Blogoverse

Ok, so I just had the most surreal experience EVER at the grocery store. I was walking around, after telling myself I was there for two things -- TWO, but I was just browsing, you know. Anyway, I notice that the music playing is "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" by Elton John, which was the title of Dasi's blog entry today. Coincidental, yes, but not too weird.

Then, I'm standing in line, and I look at the nametag of the checker. It's Derik -- which reminded me of Paul's blog entry today about names and the spelling of them. Uh, ok, another total coincidence, but whatever. A little weird maybe. And by the way, Derik's parents? He's cute but why would you do that to him? The way you spell it is D-e-r-e-k.

And finally, as I'm standing in line, I'm looking around at other people because I like to people watch, and who do I see in the lane next to me? Tattoo Sleeve Boy, otherwise known as "Example 1" in my post about how I attract desperate losers. What the hell? I've never seen that guy anywhere (maybe he just wasn't hiding well enough this time) and today -- there he is. My first reaction was to duck behind the rack of gum, and I did, but then I felt stupid and just turned around so he wouldn't see me. Luckily, he was gone when I turned around to leave, but then he was outside the door unlocking his bike. I just put my sunglasses on and walked really fast to my car. Awkward situation: Averted. Third blog coincidence? Very weird.

Am I crazy? Is that weird, or does it just mean that I read too many blogs? Next thing you know, one of the people whose blog I read will be calling me out of the blue. Like maybe Kendra. Ok, maybe that would neither be weird nor out of the blue, because she calls me every day.

13 comments:

Marie said...

Hahaha! What a bizarre series of coincidences and chain of events. I'm glad to hear that you were able to avoid Tattoo Sleeve Boy, though. Talk about close calls! ;)

Van! said...

um..thats almost spooky!

Cheryl said...

But wouldn't it be weird if I called you, I don't even have your number. SPOOKY!!!!

Actually, it is really weird when stuff like this happens. Usually gives me a chill or two.

The Other Half said...

i'm always thinking that i might run into somebody that reads my blog here...but i think i'm pretty safe in a city with millions of people...prolly won't happen anytime soon

Timmortal said...

It's going to be even more wierd when my ass has to call you from the slammer in Denver County in two weeks. How's that for a coincidence. On another note, this trip will be a little short, but I would love to look you up during one of my little jaunts. What do you think?

Thomas said...

One time I ran into this girl at the grocery store who used to be in my book club. She started hounding me because I still had one of her books.

I am not giving the book back either.

Thomas said...

Wendi, I thought that was you at Starbucks yesterday.

I was telling my friend that I read that girl's blog. Who would have thought that you would see one person out of the millions who live in the city?

Rico said...

Doo doo, doo doo - doo doo, doo doo... Sounds like a good twighlight zone where everything your read in blogs becomes a reality.

In that case I'm gonna post about getting lucky tonight.

dasi said...

I think that's totally cool - especially since you linked my blog!! lol Now maybe people other than my family, you, and my brother's softball team will read it!!

YAY AMBER!!!

Thomas said...

Amber I replied to that comment you left on my blog about Hugo Chavez:

http://haloscan.com/comments/deckard1982/112492488712936863/#54691

Kendra said...

The really weird thing was that we didn't talk yesterday! When was the last time that happened???

Nicole said...

Very weird, indeed.

More strange and disconcerting, however, is that the pervy naked blog commenter guy has found you. Creepy!

jiggs said...

Reminds me of the time that I was beaten to death by Friends of McDougal.