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…it’s a small world after all ….

22 Nov

So… because last night was too hot to handle …. I can now share yesterday’s bizarre ‘what are the chances’ moment.

We constantly hear how social media has impacted on or worlds …. for both good and evil… but there is no doubt that we are better networked than in any time past. Let me explain ….

Each of these last two Fridays, I have been approached but 2 completely random ‘strangers’ and asked if I was Louise ? (I should have replied no I’m 50something but not dead yet..but I didn’t)…In both cases I was completely stunned to discover that each of these people ‘knew’ and recognised me from facebook.  networked

One was someone I had engaged in long exchanges over our shared vocal ‘challenges’ … but never ‘met’ in the flesh; while the other was someone from back in high school who recognised me from a shared school contact list … AND as it turns out has worked in and around the same workplace as me for years… yet our paths had never crossed.

In both cases I was impressed at their boldness to ask, and their identification skills, which made me wonder if I was completely unobservant (or…. they don’t share current profile pics …) .. So yes...’it IS a small world after all’.



cosmic or coincidental ….?

3 Nov

I know that I tend to recycle some themes in my daily ramble….clearly they are the things that get under my skin or amuse me, the most … but none more than ‘what are the chances’?what are the chances

Call it cosmic or coincidental, these moments of bizarre serendipity seem to find me in  the most peculiar situations; and this past week has been no different. I have been haunted by Mormons – (I mentioned the word once in the morning only to have no less than 5 Mormon moments during that day). Then on Saturday evening I was googling rather randomly and I searched a  somewhat famous person … only to have a news report about him come on the TV the minute I hit ‘search’. Weird ???

To top it off…, last week no matter what time I travelled to work listening to trashy morning radio, I caught a repeat of the same program segments on my return trip (in the ‘highlights section’)  ….That in itself is not so strange I guess, until you consider that each time I was in EXACTLY the same location on the road (just headed in the opposite direction).

For a peek into some of the other strange happenings in my world, feel free to check out

I know you’ve heard it all before, but what are the chances ?

What are the chances? – encore edition

Schindlers Lift and my gastrocnemius, what’s chance got to do with it?

What ARE the chances?


Go figure !!