Day 246: September 10th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking
Dance of the Day was = “Come Back Darling” by UB40
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Nothing in the Fridge”
Anything to Note =
Yesterday I had one of those moments – the coincidence moment – that weird freaky feeling where the world suddenly seems so small…
We were on the bus and on our way to visit our family friend and this woman sat next to my mum and pulled out a book to read (me of course standing per 365!) Hours and hours later, we got back on the bus to go home, and my mum sat down…and we both looked over and it was the same woman next to her reading the same book!!
It was hilarious and made me laugh out loud! Such a weird freaky moment that they would be on the same bus at the same time and then sit next to each other again! Considering how many hours had passed, that there is a bus every 10 mins, and then be sitting next to each other! Too funny!
But doesn’t it happen a lot though?? And think how big the world is yet you see the same random person again, or try to avoid someone in a city of millions and then you see them….and just think of how many factors have to align to make that happen! Soooo weird!
It happens to me a lot, but the best by far was when I was traveling to Greece years ago from America…
I can’t remember how long ago it was, I want to say when I was at Middlebury, and I flew home to Greece for a short time so I think it was for something like Thanksgiving break or Spring Break…it was for some short time period as I remember I went as it worked out to be super cheap to do so! Ah back in the day when you could find cheap off season prices!
Anyway, I was alone and had homework to do, so I was trying to get some done on the plane over when this guy came up to me and knelt down next to me in the aisle and said hello and introduced himself. He then asked me out “on a date” ON THE PLANE to watch the in-flight movie that was about to be shown and if I would like to join him as he had seats open next to him a few rows down!!!
I was like, ummmmm….no!! I said I had homework to do – which I then had to do the whole flight as he was literally a few rows away AND his family were on my row!! He said he was a wrestler and traveling with his family to Greece to then drive to Croatia to see a wrestling event…all the while his family were of course nearby listening in…but I kept saying “no, thank you” to his date offer…it was all just crazy and too funny!
Anyway, a few days later I was flying back to the USA, sat in my seat, pulled out more homework to finish, and who sits next to me?????? The wrestler guy and his family!!!!!
We were on the same flight after that whole weird date thing, AND he was sitting next to me!!! I mean, what are the odds!!!
He could not believe it either so kept saying “it’s a sign so now you have to go out with me” and all I could do was laugh!!
Well I certainly could not get away with homework so had to chat with him for the journey, but I still refused a date for when we were back in America!! But it was a long plane ride home!
I also remember he played a trick on me for hours as of course we were stuck chatting, so me and skiing came up and that I was a ski racer and he said his sister was Picabo Street, a very famous ski racer, and one of my all time favorites! He showed me his passport too and his last name was Street and he had his whole family in on it too showing me their passports. Turns out that it was just that his last name was indeed Street, and he was of no relation to the ski racer! But it was his way to keep my interest, keep the coincidences alive, and perhaps say yes to a date!!
We left it at – if we ever see each other again then I HAD to go on a date with him…and I agreed in fear we might somehow have another coincidental meeting…but thank god, it never happened again!
It’s a small world! Seriously!
Although now that i have brought it up, I hope I haven’t jinxed it and suddenly see him in Chiswick!!!
Day 91: April 8th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking
Dance of the Day was = “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go (Jitterbug)” by Wham
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Stuart Sleeping”
Anything to Note =
Happy Easter to all of you!!!
I will be celebrating my Easter next weekend as Greek Easter falls only one week after this year. However, the more I think about it the more I realize today is also my Easter as well. My mother is Australian so this is her Easter and she definitely took us Easter egg hunting when I was little. And we definitely had lots of Easter eggs and chocolate and food! Our family never misses a holiday that involves food that’s for sure – it’s like we also always celebrated Thanksgiving growing up even though we have no family that are American – granted we went to the USA every year at either Christmas or Easter or both for skiing, so I know I have strong ties to America from childhood, but technically none of us have a direct American connection except our close friends…but hey, it was a chance to eat and have a dinner party! So, we did that! I also vaguely remember getting presents at Thanksgiving…which is not the point of the holiday at all!!!
Being half Australian and half Greek also meant that I got presents on Christmas but then also some more presents on New Years due to St. Nicholas coming then to deliver presents as the Greek tradition! So that was another score! AND, since I am Greek I have a name day, which actually fluctuates with Greek Easter – so St Zoe Day is always the Friday after Greek Easter. BUT ALSO, my real name is double barrel, so its Zoe-Christina, so technically I have second name day for Christina which comes from Christ so is indeed on Christmas….but I never really got more presents on Christmas because of that…althogh I should have!! I probably brought that up a few times when I was younger being the brat I was!!
It seems the Australian in me gets put to the side, and the growing up in England, and the American annual tie, as being Greek takes the forefront. And it’s true – I feel more Greek than anything and have a stronger connection to Greece and being Greek, always. So it doesn’t really feel like my Easter today at all. BUT, it is. AND, I was also thinking that I am now married to a Brit, and this is Stuart’s Easter so it really should now be more important in our family. And as I was picking up some Easter goodies for Stuart yesterday from the import store I realized that today was special and I should be celebrating. And I would want the new addition to our family to also have both Easter’s like I had. So ahead I should try to not let the Greek rule over the British traditions always (even though Greece of course rules 🙂 haha!), at least for Stuart’s and the newbie’s sake, I will happily celebrate more holidays!
I mean who can say no to chocolate??!!
And who can say no to Stuart cooking a roast dinner tonight for us for when I get back from rehearsal??!!
I never believed in the Easter Bunny though – I do remember that! I knew it was my mum…so not sure about carrying on that part of the tradition to the newbie! Unless I make Stuart dress up like a giant Bunny every year haha!
I am not going to lie – it’s a little creepy!! Isn’t it??