Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Puzzling Synchronicities

Meat space pal Mac recently interviewed meat space pal Toby about Toby's efforts to have a statue of George Plimpton put in Manhattan. You can read the piece here.
The story is sort of inspiring, in a dreamer taking on City Hall sort of way.

The point of this post is, Toby and Mac, both people I know from California, didn't know that the other one knew me. It's also confounding that I wasn't brought up, EVEN TANGENTIALLY, when I am sort of a rad guy.

Thrilling factums about this meeting:

*Toby has met Mac's stepbrother Abe.

*I have slept at Toby's house. I have not slept at Mac's house, or I might have. I spent the night at SOMEONE'S house in Santa Cruz one night years ago. It may have been Mac's. I don't know. Mac was in the room as I slept.

*Mac sort of asked me about becoming a copywriter years ago, a conversation that I in turn had with Toby years ago. I took Toby's advice. Mac took my advice. We're both better off.

*Neither Mac or Toby have choked me, though I'm sure Toby may have come close a couple of times.

*I used to eat breakfast with Toby regularily. I had lunch with Mac last time I was in New York.

*Both Mac and Toby are writers.

*Both Mac and Toby have massive blue eyes and giant heads. If a myopic person saw them walking side by side down the avenue, I'm guessing they'd look like Cerberus, but with a limp because Toby is taller than Mac. Also Cerberus had three heads, so scratch the whole thing.

*Both Mac and Toby know I guy I know sort of of, Jim Hanas.

*I interviewed Mac's dad here.



Blogger Mickey said...

Sounds like a couple of 'good eaters.'

1:45 PM  
Blogger Marion said...

You know what I'm wondering? Who on earth came up with the term meat space?!

1:55 PM  
Blogger G. said...

So that would be like a blog-meatspace crossover confluence by proxy, right?


p.s. Met Donna Barker of "Shattering Rose Coloured Glasses," this week!

12:37 PM  
Blogger Greg Mills said...

You met Donna! That's cool. What's it a good time? Were yams consumed?

1:06 PM  
Blogger G. said...

But of course yams (or sweet potatoes, as the case may be) were consumed! You can read all about it here:



7:56 AM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Interesting that you know these two people but neither of them knew you knew the other. I love George Plimpton and Toby and Mac's journey to see him memorialized is incredible. Great story.

My blog address has changed to http://grandpalace.blogspot.com/
and the title is Live at The Gay Agenda. I am preparing for my marriage to Woody Tobias, Jr. If you think weddings are weird, as discussed with Hank, you will love this one and of course you are invited.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Walking Spanish said...

I'm jealous you had lunch with mac but not me when in NYC. strange we both found our more successful similarly named Australian counterparts on Google.

Non-sequiturs rule the day today

7:35 AM  
Blogger How I Died Today said...

No fair meeting Donna!

11:38 AM  
Blogger Greg Mills said...

Died Today -- You still in town? Donna is coming to Cali in April.

10:57 AM  

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