Time to tap the brakes Superstar

Bob Borson —  April 6, 2010 — 10 Comments

Yesterday something pretty funny happy – maybe I should say something exciting, then not so much exciting as funny. I received an email from Rob Jones who is with Build Direct, a Vancouver BC company that is the worlds leading online manufacturer-wholesaler of building materials. His email message was pretty short, just telling me that he had written an article and that I was in it. He provided me with the link and that was that – so I checked it out (wouldn’t you?)

Turns out it was his list of individuals in the field of architectural design – “Design Guru’s” that were on Twitter and I was included in his list as an innovator in architecture and design.

Wow.

I should call the Mayor because I am clearly awesome in an innovator / Guru-y type of way. So attached for your viewing pleasure is the introduction, my twitter picture (like the smirk I got going?) and the brief bio that Rob Jones wrote about me.  Enjoy……

Okay, so don’t worry about the fact that I haven’t been blogging since the early days, I started 3 months ago (which is almost the same thing – right?) and I only started tweeting on Twitter about 4 weeks ago. All the same, I was pretty happy with myself and while the Mayor probably wasn’t interested in hearing from me now, definitely the mayor pro tempore would take my calls. Because I was raised correctly, I wanted to thank Rob for including me on such a prestigious list (you can find the whole article here), so I wrote him a note – to which he responded with a coup de grâce.

Again, enjoy……

The picture that Rob is referring to is the profile picture I use on my website in the ‘about me‘ section. I always thought this picture was funny despite the fact that I was in my 30’s and I look like I’m in my 50’s. This picture was taken (obviously – hopefully) Halloween 2008. I was ‘Unit D-400′ and my daughter Kate was ‘Spider-Girl’ but a robotic version as evidenced in the picture below. For those of you who might be wondering, it was a cardboard box, that I painted silver, drew all sorts of knobs, dials, gauges and switches on; those are foil exhaust ducts (typically used for laundry room dryer vents), plastic kitchen trash bags on my upper thighs and blue painters tape. I was extremely hot in that costume but it was totally worth it.

I would still like to thank Rob and the folks at BuildDirect, I am glad that they thought of me in any capacity and the other folks on the list are definitely worth looking into. I imagine that I will be taken off the list as soon as the others realize what a horrible mistake has occurred. Here is the link to my Twitter account @bobborson, if you tweet, let’s connect.

  • http://www.buildinganarchitect.com/ Michelle

    I enjoyed this post very much.  You certainly have become a guru!

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  • Anonymous

    Thanks Brian -and to think I made it the night before with leftover parts in my garage because my daughter wanted me to be a robot. the things parents do for their kids

  • http://twitter.com/ExtremelyAvg Brian Meeks

    Brilliant Photo…Your costume is one of the best I have ever seen.

  • http://www.lifeofanarchitect.com Bob

    I am Unit D-400, vastly superior to humans in all capacities and of course I am ahead of my time, I’m probably from the future.

  • http://www.lifeofanarchitect.com/ Bob

    I am Unit D-400, vastly superior to humans in all capacities and of course I am ahead of my time, I’m probably from the future.

  • http://blog.builddirect.com Rob Jones

    Hey Bob – You know, misreading when you started blogging is not that big a deal to me. To me, it’s all about that picture!

    Seriously, thanks a lot for this post. It’s great to get to see things from the other side. It’s one of the reasons that putting these lists together have been so much fun. It’s way easier to make connections this way – I blog about you, you blog about us, and we come to a place where we can teach each other stuff. To me, that’s what it’s all about.

    Cheers!
    Rob Jones
    BuildDirect

  • http://blog.builddirect.com/ Rob Jones

    Hey Bob – You know, misreading when you started blogging is not that big a deal to me. To me, it’s all about that picture!

    Seriously, thanks a lot for this post. It’s great to get to see things from the other side. It’s one of the reasons that putting these lists together have been so much fun. It’s way easier to make connections this way – I blog about you, you blog about us, and we come to a place where we can teach each other stuff. To me, that’s what it’s all about.

    Cheers!
    Rob Jones
    BuildDirect

  • http://www.inter-alia.net Tom Mighell

    Hmmm…blogs weren’t even around in 1992. You ARE ahead of your time…..

  • http://www.inter-alia.net/ Tom Mighell

    Hmmm…blogs weren’t even around in 1992. You ARE ahead of your time…..