6 Apr 2010
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.
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.
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.