Saturday, March 14, 2009

Six Degrees of Barry Manilow

Years ago, there was a popular game called "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon". The premise was that you could tie him to any movie or actor with six connections or less. Tonight on Facebook, one of my friends and I played this game. Unintentionally, of course. It was past my bedtime for sure and the conversation began with the new Facebook rules and ended unintentionally talking about Barry's passion for the color black. It got me often does that happen?

It's not that we don't have other things to talk about. We do. We both have very full lives right now and numerous topics of conversation to pursue. But for some bizarre reason, when two Manilow fans are discussing life, the conversation always tends to come back to all things Manilow.

Here's how the conversation progressed:
  • I’m not sure about the new Facebook setup.
  • Oh come on..Embrace the change!
  • I am sick and tired of change. That is all I do!
  • Get used to it deary. It's life! You have at least 50-60 more years of it!
  • Thanks for ruining the next 60 years of my life! haha! Actually I am so used to change that if things didn't change, I think I wouldn't know what to do. That's frightening!
  • No. You've learned a valuable life lesson. It took me 50 years to figure that one out. My mother told me at 30, and I didn't believe her.
  • I learned that a few years ago. haha! and I will be 30 this year!
  • You've got 20 years on me. Just think of the misery you are avoiding by figuring it out now. You're still a BABY!
  • Haha! So true. But I think age is only a number. . . at least right now. That view might change as I get older. haha
  • Age is only a state of mind. What age do you want me to be?
  • So true! besides they say that 30 is the new 20. LOL! Whatever THAT is supposed to mean. Is that like brown is the new black?
  • Have to ask B about that. He's the BLACK expert!
  • Remind me and I will!
  • Ok. Let me know what he says. I'm curious..because he's got the black down to a science.
  • I know. Poor thing needs to branch out into the world of COLOR! Of course this coming from someone who about of my closet is black
  • I would be happy if he would just wear white. But I'm with you, most of my clothes are black as well. We're such experts aren't we????
  • He looks good in white. But black hides everything sooo well. Yes we are THE fashionistas!
  • From Facebook, to Age, to clothes, to B...4 degrees of Manilow!
  • Sad. . .huh? We do have all kinds of things to talk about. Anyone who tried to follow this link could be very confused!
  • Yes..they would be VERY confused. Gotta love it though.
We did it in less than six degrees. It only took four. It never fails to happen. From life, to the economy, to politics, to passion, to music, to Manilow. Try it for yourself sometime. See how many steps it takes for you to get there.

Enjoying the journey,
Texas Fan


Bonnie said...

I know the feeling well. It happens to me too, every Saturday when I talk to my best Barry buddy. No matter what we start talking about, it always manages to turn into discussions about Barry.

At least our Barry friends understand. Others who don't get it, just shake their heads when I bring his name up LOL.

Survivor said...

Every time specially with friends who know!!!!

texas_fan said...

Yes Bonnie. My daughter and her fiance do that when I mention his name. They just don't get the fact that there is always six degrees of Manilow!

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