Monthly Archives: December 2011

#resound11 – Dec 9: Best Photo

12/09: Best PhotoToday, please post your best photo of the year. It doesn’t have to be the best technically, it doesn’t have to be the best visually, but it should be a photo that you consider the best. Does it have special meaning? Is it of a significant event or moment? Share it with us! (#)

I really can’t pick just one. So, I have more than one. Okay, this is basically the highlights of the whole year in pictures.

In March I gave a presentation at SXSW Interactive. That was a Big Deal.

When I saw these in the green room is when I really started to freak out.

Table Tents. It's official! When I saw these in the green room is when I really started to freak out.

But my family missed me while I was gone.

my family waiting for me to come home

My family waiting for me to come home. :)

In May we went to New Orleans for #nerdwedding11, the nuptials of my friends Tiffany Brown and Jason Toney. The party of the year. We rocked out. Not only was it great to celebrate with Jason and Tiffany, it was a rare coming together of most of whom I affectionately refer to as “the fam.” All folks I know/met online back in the early 2000s, and/or who I met in person through various trips to Austin for SXSW Interactive and in-between and subsequent visits elsewhere. My people.

Me and Missy at #nerdwedding11. Photo courtesy of Michelle Jones (mjones).

"The Incredibly True Story of..." Me and Missy at #nerdwedding11. Photo courtesy of Michelle Jones (mjones).

Swirlspice Will Educate You About 'Bust a Move'. It's her jam.

"Swirlspice Will Educate You About 'Bust a Move'. It's her jam." It is my jam! I know alla those words. Photo courtesy of Michelle Jones (mjones).

Tiffany Brown in her element at her wedding reception/the party of the year, #nerdwedding11.

Tiffany Brown in her element. Photo courtesy of Michelle Jones (mjones).

You Know How We Do. Toasting to Tito at #nerdwedding11.

The fam toasting with shots of Tito's Vodka, which is made and has been previously consumed in Austin, TX. (The groom and bride are on the right.) Photo courtesy of Michelle Jones (mjones).

Twin Cities Pride is in June. We marched in the parade for the first time, worked the Project 515 booth, and now I’m a Project 515 board member.

Marching with Project 515 in the 2011 Twin Cities Pride Parade

Marching with Project 515 in the 2011 Twin Cities Pride Parade

I’m a Minnesota Lynx season ticket holder. The Lynx won the WNBA championship this year. Games were fun all year, but playoffs in September and October were especially exciting.

Wearing my JPRGxLYNX Shirt at the Lynx Pre-Game Block Party

Wearing my JPRGxLYNX shirt at the Lynx pre-game block party ahead of Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. This photo appeared on WNBA.com.

Seimone Augustus Hoists Her 2011 WNBA Championship and WNBA Finals MVP Trophies

Seimone is standing atop the scorer's table at Phillips Arena in Atlanta holding the WNBA Finals MVP trophy and the WNBA Championship trophy. And I was there. Standing in the front row. As I had throughout the game, Looking right up at her.

me and the WNBA Championship trophy

Me and the WNBA Championship trophy. The photo opp with the trophy is hands down the best season ticket holder perk I've ever gotten.

The next weekend, Missy and I ran a 5k together. Missy’s first ever 5k! It was a fundraiser for Minnesotans United for All Families.

Big Gay 5k Finishers - me and Missy

Big Gay 5k Finishers

This week I learned I got accepted to grad school. Starting in January, I’ll be working on a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership at St. Kate’s. Missy made me a congratulatory sign.

congratulations sign - Bye-bye engineering... Hello LIFE!

Bye-bye engineering... Hello LIFE!