Tahitian cruise

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!!

By |2022-01-05T17:29:49+00:00January 5, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tahitian cruise

I met my wife’s sister at a coffee shop

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! […]

By |2021-08-12T15:10:23+00:00June 9, 2021|Uncategorized|48,117 Comments

A new job, of all places

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. […]

By |2021-08-12T15:12:19+00:00June 9, 2021|Uncategorized|50,221 Comments

A comic con in North Carolina

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! […]

By |2021-08-12T15:31:26+00:00June 8, 2021|Uncategorized|33,016 Comments
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