I’ve grown up reading Tom Clancy and probably most of you have at least seen Red October, so this book caught my eye when browsing used books for a recent trip. It’s a fairly human look at what’s involved in sailing on a Trident missile submarine…
Last week, Bill Wolf aka @SQLWareWolf and I somehow got onto the topic of High School pictures. So in jest, I decided to post mine and hash tagged it with #SQLHSPics on Twitter. I challenged others to do the same, only really expecting @SQLWareWolf to respond in kind. I was floored with over 100 picture responses from #SQLFamily. Many of them went searching through attics, yearbooks, called relatives, and other great lengths to be part of it. As always the response was heartwarming and hysterical to say the least.
The reason why I am taking the time to blog about it is to reiterate how great it is to be part of this amazing community of SQL professionals. If you’re not already involved, then I encourage you to get involved. These wonderful people not only provide me with mentoring, education, laughter, and mental breaks, but also a true sense of family. Not many know, but I am going through some big things in my life and that week was more difficult than most. The #SQLFamily, unknowingly, helped me get through it with a smile and I am grateful more than you know.
Exhibit A: David Klee, @kleegeek (our winner for most laughs, re-tweets, and memes by far)
THEN & NOW
After this picture was posted it lead to a slew of responses and new hashtags including #myfirstklee, which showed pictures of peoples reactions to David’s picture.
Love to all my #SQLFamily and thank you!
Where else would you find highly professional people posting pictures of their most awkward growing years for us all to comment freely about?
You know that, I can’t end this without posting some of the pictures from that week!