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Small World Moments

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by BuckBackHome, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

    That reminds me of one more.

    I was working in New York with a person from an Arkansas firm who flew in for a week or so. We both lived in the same neighborhood in Columbus/Powell whatever back in the day. We mapquested it and we were a street away or 250 feet or something. We both left as kids. We remembered playing at the same dirt area and were the same age. I probably nailed her with dirtballs or something. . .
     
  2. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    There was a presentation being given by some nuclear physicist or something from NASA down at Princeton U... topic was the space shuttle.. what was wrong and what they were doing to fix it... sounded interesting... so I bopped in...

    turns out the head engineer and presenter was a kid in my Hoban HS class... after the disaster, he was promoted to take on the fuel system engineering... we're in good hands... this fella was on the top side of brilliant...

    glad I don't look as old as he did... haaaaaaaaaa
     
  3. NorthShoreBuck

    NorthShoreBuck True Madness Requires Significant Intelligence

    I have a couple.
    I had bought a new car in Ft Lauderdale Florida and within a week someone had broken in to steal my radar detector.
    I take it to a shop to get the window fixed and start talking with the guy that owns the shop. Turns out he is the older brother of an rather attractive girl I went to high school with. Later I was flying back to Florida from Ohio and that said girl was on the same flight. She was going to see her brother. She was married and still hot.

    I travel all the time and will run into someone I went to high school or college with or worked with.

    As I stated in the insane thread my high school nickname was psycho. Once I was walking through the Cleveland airport and I hear someone yell Psycho across the airport. Naturally I look and it was a guy I played high school football with. He was embarassed that he yelled that name out. To me it was no big deal.
     
  4. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    until the 14 armed security guards come strollin by to handcuff you citing the Patriot Act !!!
     
  5. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    The girlfriend of my church's worship team leader played basketball in summer league with my sisters and is a very good friend of my sister-in-law.

    The funny thing about this situation is that we knew each other for about four months before realizing the connection. I never knew she was originally from the Tiffin-Fremont area; but the worse part was she knew my last name and never made the connection to the people in my family she knew....I don't know why as I have a very rare last name (only about 600 people in the US have it). Anyway, it is the night before my wedding and she was at the rehersal with her boyfriend (the worship team leader) and suddenly she sees my family walk into the church and she is wondering what they are doing there.

    The next day at the wedding she was further surprised to see my parents' neighbors at the wedding...who just happen to be her great-aunt and the person who made my unity candle.

    It is indeed a small world.
     
  6. jcfiesta

    jcfiesta Rookie

    "The girlfriend of my church's worship team leader played basketball in summer league with my sisters and is a very good friend of my sister-in-law."

    Grad, what is a worship team and what does the team leader do? I'm from a Catholic background but havn't attended church in years...just started going to a place that is non denominational and they keep talking about worship teams. This place is called The Chapel and has an incredible facility w/ multiple large projection screens, child care facilities, coffee shop etc. My neighbor is one of the pastors/elders/whatever. It ain't like the Catholic Church as many of the people clap, raise their hands like they have a question - sometimes both, some white man dancing and they have lots of music with a semi rock band and multiple singers. My kids go to the appropriate age group rooms and participate in various activities that they seem to enjoy. I must admit I enjoy watching these freaks expressing themselves...maybe freaks was not appropriate. Anyways, this place is filled with very nice people that express their "worship" in funky ways as compared to my background, didn't know if the worship groups did this at home also?
     
  7. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    Aren't nicknames great. There was this girl I knew my freshman year of undergrad. She dated one of my roommates and her nickname was "Bingo." The name was because everytime she had an orgasm she would yell out "bingo." Well, I had not seen her for over two years and ran into her at some party. I quickly yelled out "Bingo" and she shot right over to me, put her hand over her mouth, gave me a death stare and told me to shut the hell up. I guess she was trying to leave that part of her past behind and her new "friends" (sorority chicks) would not have approved.
     
  8. jcfiesta

    jcfiesta Rookie

    Bingo? Did you ever experience this?
     
  9. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    A worship team is essentially a band to sing/lead songs for church service. They are in charge of picking songs, practicing and leading service before preaching.

    I was the drum player on a worship team for a long time and we got invited by other churches and youth groups to play for them. We also played services in the Kenton High School gym after some of their home football games. Players sometimes came out.

    Another time, I remember getting invited to play at the park in Bellefontaine. We followed up a young girl that was one of the most incredible singers/guitar players I've ever heard. Her name was Bethany Dillon...soon after that, she signed a record deal and is quite successful.

    Anyway...thats what worship teams do.

     
  10. L-villebuck

    L-villebuck Banned

    My wife reminds me of my small world every night.
     
  11. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    Oilerbuck answered your question well. However, having been raised Catholic myself I can understand the question as a worship team is so far removed from the Catholic experience where the priest conducts/controls everything during the service and the leader of the choir is simply known as the choir director.

    I joined the worship team about seven months ago and the name still doesn't sit well with me. At first, I would make comments about going to choir practice around my wife and her family and they would always correct me and say I was going to worship team practice. I asked what the difference was because all I do is sing baritone. They said the difference was that us singers and dancers are leading the congregation in worship, therefore we are the worship team. I responded that when I was part of the congregation I was never lead in worship by the group, I was only lead in singing. This perspective almost cost me from being on the team--oh the dangers of being a minister's son-in-law. I still see my role as such (i.e. leading the church in singing, not worship)....so I guess my perspective hasn't left its Catholic origins completely.
     
  12. Buck Nasty

    Buck Nasty You'll have nothing and like it

    This one time at worship team camp........:)

    when my wife and I first got married we moved into a neighborhood in between Hilliard and Upper Arlington. It was fall and we did not know any of our neighbors. My wife and several friends of mine went down to Cincinnati to visit some other friends for New Years Eve. We went to Bogarts to see the RC Mob (popular local band at the time) This was totally not my wifes scene. she was not into the music, or the amounts of alcohol being consumed, basically the whole thing. She excuses herself to go to the bathroom and I don't see her for about 20 minutes. When she gets back we are in the middle of this huge pit of people and she is all excited to introduce me to these people she has met. While she was in the bathroom she met some other girl who was not exactly enthusiastic about where she was. The conversation went something like this. Where are you from? Columbus, "Oh, me too" what part? "oh over on the west side between Hilliard and Arlington, "Oh yeah, me too" What neighborhood? XXXXXXXXX! " No way thats where I live" What street? xxxxxxx " Get the fuck out of here thats my street" What house? " No fucking way, you live right across the street from me!!! They lived right across the street from us for almost 7 months and we had never met them until this night, in Cincinnati.

    Anyway, that was about 10 years ago, we have not lived there for the past 6 years, but they are still one of our closest friends.
     
  13. MolGenBuckeye

    MolGenBuckeye Senior

    Bethany Dillon is great, my wife has her CD. Congrats on her being your opening act. :)
     
  14. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now

    I've known Clarity's bro for about 5 years... that was well before the BN days, let alone BP. Totally by chance. Didn't realize it until a year or so ago. Where've ya been Vince?
     
  15. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    She was awesome...even a few years ago. After I heard her, I didn't even want to play...I just wanted to sit there and listen to her sing and play some more. She couldn't have been more than 15 years old...but she was unbelievable.
     

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