WordPress randomness in real life situationsPosted: July 22, 2012
The Color Run was a blast. It was so much fun I’d love to do it again someday, hopefully with one of my grandchildren. Oh heck, I’d like the whole family to come along! And all of my friends! If you ever get the opportunity to participate in one, do it. Don’t think twice about it. Just do it. You don’t have to be a runner. Many of the people participating were not running at all. Some were walking. A few were skipping or dancing occasionally (especially at or near the finish line). More than a few were rolling on the ground, but that was just at the color stations. I’m pretty sure they didn’t roll the entire 5k.
While my friend and I were waiting at the start chute (we were in the second wave — the second group of 1,000 out of 11,500 people participating), my friend happened to notice another pair of those funny toe shoes right near us. Of course we had to meet and greet. What made it doubly interesting (as we were both snapping pictures of our feet) is we are both bloggers (and snapping pictures of our feet for our blogs).
I have met a few of my blogmates over the years, and there are some I’ve read regularly for a while that I would really like to meet. Up until now, the one thing that hasn’t happened in all my years of blogging (5 or 6 years here at WordPress, and about 5 or 6 years elsewhere in the early years of blogging) is the random, on the street, meeting of another WordPress blogger. Currently (well, as of this posting) there are 54,228,286 WordPress sites around the world. I’m not sure how many of those bloggers are in the U.S., much less how many are located in Ohio. WordPress probably knows. I couldn’t find it in my rush through the stats.
Add that fact (the number of WordPress bloggers) to the number of participants in The Color Run in Columbus (in case you forgot, it was 11,500), then figure in the very, very, very small percentage of us wearing Vibrams (only three of us that I know of, but there were probably a few more I didn’t see). I am too tired to figure out all the math involved, but I am wondering what the odds are that I would meet one of the very few women wearing Vibrams at a big event who is not only a fellow blogger, but a fellow WordPress blogger to boot. (Or to shoe.) I am pleased to introduce you to a fellow WordPress blogger who chatters about living all day, every day at The Chatter Blog.
Seriously. What ARE the odds of such a chance meeting? Whatever they are, I’m glad we met. I love the randomness of it. Life is amazing and almost always entertaining.
And just think, the random, spontaneous meeting of another WordPress blogger was just the beginning of The Color Run! There was tons of fun to follow.
I would like to tell you all about it, but I am exhausted. There has been way too much fun in my life over the past two months and it seems to have all caught up with me tonight.
I’ll be back soon with more about The Color Run and the weekend with friends and family. M took some mighty fine pictures of the run that is not a run nor is it a race. It’s not timed and no one is declared winner. I was surprised to find that the photos I took with my old camera weren’t too bad, either. The Blob (the dust on the sensor) seems to have disappeared on its own. Perhaps all that fun and color blew it right on out. I’ll be sure to let you know which photos were taken by M in the captions.
Thank you for visiting me here in the Bogs where it is once again quite balmy (in the 90s when we arrived home earlier in the evening), and the sunset was an orange glow above the treetops. I hope all is well in your world, and that you had a color- and wonder-filled weekend!