Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sliding Doors

Sometimes, I love what a small world this is.
I went to this exhibit today in New Orleans and stumbled upon this photo:

Anyone in Minneapolis recognize it? It's here:

And my brother and sister-in-law live above that electronic store. However, hitting even closer to home is the fact that the day after I accepted this offer to move to New Orleans, the owners of the apartments above the Electronics store called me and told me they would love for me to move into their vacant studio. If I was not standing in that museum at that moment looking at that photo, I would have most likely been INSIDE THAT APARTMENT PICTURED IN THAT PHOTO. I'm sorry; did I over-explain that?

What are some of your small world stories?


  1. I really love when Diners Drive-Ins and Dives does Matt's and the 5-8 Club and I can say I live directly in between them.
    Nobody cares though.

  2. I care. As much as you and I watching Anthony Bordain on new Orleans on your first Monday in town.

  3. Years ago, before I knew Joel, I was sitting with some friends in the top row at the DC Convention and I was stuck sitting next to these really weird 2 brothers (by blood). It's important to know that they were in their 30s. They had star wars watches and were wearing other "weird" things that didn't match the occasion. They kept talking out loud and bickering like children who didn't have their whisper voice yet. One of them at one point turned to the other and said "Mom says you're older and YOU'RE supposed to set the example...". One of the brothers then attempted to jump over the back of the seat to go down the stairs and his foot caught on the seat and he fell (he wasn't hurt). He then got so embarrassed that he ran super fast down the stairs. It was one of the funniest things that has ever happened in a scenario where you can't laugh. The weird part was a couple years later I was telling Joel this story and he finished it for me. He was sitting directly on the other side of them when that happened with his family. Out of 5,000 people, what are the odds of that happening? Small world.

  4. Laura- I wanted so so so badly for that story to be about the Rector boys. So badly.

  5. Summer: Thanks for that laugh! That was the FUNNIEST MENTAL PICTURE EVER!

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