six degrees of separation

I have no idea what Kevin Bacon has to do with six degrees of separation or what it really even means. I’m pretty sure it has something to do with being able to link yourself to pretty much any other person on the planet through six other people where one knows the other who knows the other…

Um, okay, so it’s 1:00 a.m. and I have no idea what I’m saying.

Grinning about a little Twitter “conversation” Gabe and I had with ex-football great (and apparently Dancing With The Stars contestant–I had no idea) Kurt Warner just now. In other words, Twitter = a bypass of the whole six degrees thing.

I got home at 11:00 pm after talking to an AMAZING (and huge) group of women about loving on their husbands. Sometime after midnight, Gabe and I were both on our computers when he says something about Kurt Warner tweeting some football player who’s on Gabe’s fantasy team. Confused? Of course you are.

Gabe sends a tweet to Kurt:
@kurt13warner Glad to see you’re on Twitter. One of a few athletes I’ll actually be looking forward to following. Appreciate your faith!

Then he says, “Hey! Kurt Warner just replied to me!”

Kurt Warner
@GabeTaviano Thanks, hope u enjoy following! Glad u are aboard!

Hey! I want a tweet from Kurt Warner! So I write:
@kurt13warner My husband is sitting at his computer 6 feet from me, and you just replied to him. Me too?? Pretty please??

“He replied to you!” Gabe says.

Kurt Warner
@marlataviano You got it… can’t have any jealousy or envy in the house! Now go give him a kiss, so no hard feelings!

Marla Taviano
@kurt13warner I just did! We are CRACKING UP! Thanks so much, Kurt. We’re big fans and are so inspired by your outspoken faith!

“He replied to you again!” Gabe says.

Kurt Warner
@marlataviano OK, you get 2! Now go make it up to your husband somehow… not saying how, but sure he will have a good idea!

So I tell him:
@kurt13warner Funny you should say that. Just got back from a Moms2Moms group where I spoke on this spicy topic: 😉

Kurt Warner:
@marlataviano OK, not ALL, but yes ALOT!

Kurt Warner:
@marlataviano Just trying to help a brother out! He owes me one or like 30 votes for DWTS next week, LOL!

Oh my goodness, this is hard work searching back through tweets and copying and pasting them in here. WHY AM I EVEN STILL UP?!

The rest of the conversation pretty much went like this: We told him we’d watch DWTS (we just watched some on Hulu–wow, I’m not a very good TV watcher) and that I’d send Brenda (his wife) a copy of ITAHTA.

And now it’s 1:35 a.m. and Gabe had to help me with the post because all the tweets I copied kept messing up the format of everything and I have tears in my eyes and am trying not to cry because I’m so exhausted.

And that’s that. I’m going to hate myself in the morning.

Have a great weekend! May you tweet with someone famous! (or not)

31 thoughts on “six degrees of separation

  1. Nancy

    This cracked me up! I gave up watching DWTS a couple seasons ago when I got fed up with the costumes…or should I say lack of them. I might have to tune back in to check it out.

    And I have to tell you… my daughter & I got pretty excited when she received scrabble tiles in the mail from YOU! 😉

  2. ConnY

    I met Kurt & Brenda (as if I *know* them now – no last name required) when they hosted a USO function in 2004 where my hubby got an award for his service in Iraq. Brenda is a former Marine!! ANyhoo….SUPER nice people. We were very impressed!!! 🙂 He & my husband are both from Iowa – and they have both worked as stockboys at a HyVee grocery story (does that count for a few degrees of separation??!). 🙂

  3. Jennie Sizemore

    You are so famous. Maybe I should finally break down and do twitter. Hmmm. 🙂
    I was blessed to hear you speak last night at Moms2Moms…I laughed, I cried…and had an awesome talk with my hubsy when I got home. The way I think about that topic is forever changed – a whole new perspective. The book is on my Christmas wish list. Thanks so much for sharing from your heart. Now I want to know more about Kurt Warner…

    1. Marla Taviano

      You just MADE MY DAY, girl!! And it’s only 7:21 a.m.!!! That’s why I do what I do-so that God will get glory in marriages like yours. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing!! Hugs to you!!

  4. Denise

    I had a fun moment like this when @MCHAMMER tweeted to me from the 3rd row at the SuperBowl! Then not to be outdone @LevarBurton sent me a DM when he saw MC’s tweet! hehehe

  5. Charity

    I once got a reply from Beth Moore on twitter. My hubs and I had just met Francis Chan who had come to Wales to speak- crazy huh? We met him and his lovely wife and then got in the car and I checked my phone and Beth Moore had replied to me b/c I said I was praying for Amanda’s flight…etc. etc. I screamed SHE RESPONDED! My hubs about jerked the car b/c I was screaming and he didn’t have a clue what my deal was. Anyway, that was way too long to share in a comment but it was fun none the less.


    1. Charity

      I gotcha! 🙂 Amanda is super sweet and I’ve enjoyed getting to know her. Never met Beth but I’m sure she’s just the same 🙂

  6. Michele Willis

    It was awesome! I read the whole twitter conversation since I follow both you guys! You need to go on his timeline from twitter and see a while back he posted a document he wrote as a response to all the questions he was getting on why a Christian man like him would agree to do DWTS. It’s awesome and he’s doing exactly what he said he would do getting into this. I have a HUGE deal of respect for him and his stand. You owe it to yourself to read his rationale…it’s great!

  7. colleen

    You crack me up! Only you my friend…
    Hey…the leaves are still on the ground…and still lots in the trees…you wanna come over next week for some leaf jumpin’ fun with Nina and Clare?

  8. Elizabeth

    Kurt’s book is on our bedside table. I can’t wait to tell my husband that you”know” him. You guys have the coolest friends. Does Gabe still know KJ-52? Adrion asked me that the other day. He wants to get him to OK. And I still want to get you here to speak to the ladies in our church. Working on it!

    1. Marla Taviano

      Just tell Kurt you’re my friend and jealous he replied to me. Say, “Me too?? Pretty please??” It worked for me.

      And hey, thanks again for watching my girly next week. Smooches!

  9. Denise

    I am rooting for Kurt actually…he’s such a genuine guy! He’s been getting my votes – him in Rick Fox (he played for my high school way back in the day!)

    You are funny…loves! Oh and I will have you background check Sunday – thank you for reminding me last night….

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