Wow! Today was awesome. What a way to end the week. I got to spend the morning with David Pogue!
Here is how it started.
Thursday I was watching my Twitter feed and I saw that @pogue mentioned that he was in Virginia. I thought, "Cool!". Later, he posted pictures of working with some Virginia Tech students for his NOVA series. (Which, by the way is going to be AWESOME!). I sent out a tweet asking if he was in Blacksburg, VA. Later that night, he responded and said 'YES'! and he would sign my 'World According to Twitter Book' for me.
It's exciting that someone like David Pogue, would be willing to meet up with a stranger. I think my twitter name '@mactipsdaily' and profile probably helped. If my name was 'ZombieKilla95', he might have just passed. When you choose an email address or online moniker, you may want to think about that. Anyway, we got together for breakfast with my wife '@bizzy2009' who is a huge @pogue fan. It's one thing to run into him at Macworld Expo or somewhere where I would expect to see him, but in my own town? That adds +20 to the cool factor.
After breakfast at 'Our Daily Bread', I took David to my Barber to get a haircut before he hit the road. After that, we went on a VERY quick tour of our Virginia Tech Campus, and stopped off at the Drillfield to let him take in the sanctity of the April 16th Memorial.
Of course, he signed my Book (had to go with the Leopard book, couldn't find my twitter book...aargh!) and my 'David Pogue Keynote' photo.
Thank you David for being such a friendly, funny, genuine and humble person. It was a privilege to have you in our town and to spend the morning with you. I'll see ya at Macworld!