So Jennifer (Hackel) Thrift’s mom, Vicki, got her a Smalwaukee tee! she’s spreading the Smalwaukee word in Texas, yes the Alamo! at dinner the other nite, one of my best friends commented, “you know I went to high school w/Jennifer"…small world = Smalwaukee!
So the 1st day of our Tahitian cruise…we took a ’safari tour’ of the island of Huahine with several other passengers…I, of course, had on a Smalwaukee tee….sitting across from us, one of the pax asked me if ‘Smalwaukee' had anything to do with Milwaukee!! why, yes it does! well, Diane Burden Taylor grew up in Milwaukee (now in CA & NV) & still has family there!! We proceeded to have fun cocktails & dinners with our new friends, Diane & her husband, Tom!! …small world = Smallwaukee!!
Judy and I have been going to the same Club Pilates in Mequon together for many years. One day Judy mentioned Mario Yahr, her childhood ballet teacher. We realized we had been in the same ballet class at Wisconsin Conservatory of Music 60 years ago with Marion as our teacher. "Smallwaukee"
I was using Tik Tok, a social media platform where you post short-form videos. Tik Tok also has a “Go Live” function, where you can have live interaction with your audience and anyone else on the platform. […]
When I was in college, I would frequent a local coffee shop. The same barista would always make my order and began to recognize me when I came in. It got to the point where every time I walked in, I’d have a coffee waiting for me. I’d get a greeting when walking in and a “See ya, Dave!” after leaving, along with the casual conversation if it wasn’t busy. My then girlfriend (now wife) wanted to grab a coffee, so naturally, I took her to my favorite spot. The same barista was there and I couldn’t help but notice she seemed confused. At first, I thought the initial shock was due to the fact that I actually brought another person with me instead of coming alone, but it turns out that the barista was my wife’s sister! […]
I started a new job recently. After awkwardly introducing myself to every unfamiliar face, I started to feel more comfortable with my new surroundings and began opening up a conversation with my supervisor. Mind you, this is a big-box retail store, and it was rare to actually have the time to have a conversation with a supervisor for over 5 minutes. […]
Out of state on a vacation in North Carolina, a friend and I were attending a convention. We met fellow fans while waiting in line to have our photos taken at a panel, nerding out and sharing stories of our favorite comics with each other. After having the absolute best time waiting for hours in this line, we started discussing where each of us were from. To our surprise, these people were from Milwaukee! Even better, we found out they lived in the same apartment complex that we did! […]
In fifth grade, living in a small suburb of Milwaukee, I had a best friend named Brayton. […]