“Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests.” Charles Lindbergh
“One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.” Golda Meir
Last night, I had the chance to hang out with some of my Detroit area Social Media/Twitter friends. One of my friends, @likelylad32 is an British citizen and was feeling homesick. His wife, @becksdavis, gathered a group of us together to help him celebrate Guy Fawkes or Bonfire Night. It’s a British holiday, largely celebrating how, in 1605, thirteen young men planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Among them was Guy Fawkes, Britain’s most notorious traitor. They celebrate with bonfires, fireworks and effigies.
We gathered at a local Irish Pub – there aren’t any good English pubs in the Detroit area. He was pleasantly surprised and as he Tweeted earlier today, it meant a lot to him. It was a great mix of younger and older friends, but all of us from Twitter and Social Media, in our Detroit area. Naturally, the discussions ranged from personal, to work, and back to our common interest of Social Media.
Some of the people in the room are movers and shakers here in Detroit. The President of Social Media Club Detroit and co-founder of Future Midwest, @DaveMurr was there (Dave is an inspiration to me and quite the mentor!); as was @tverma29 who not only works for @puremichigan – the main tourist ad campaign for our great state, but she runs Laptops for Ladies, and Girls in Tech/Detroit. She and I had an awesome conversation about things going on in our lives and I was honored that she shared with me some personal conflicts that I am 100% behind her on. I hope she knows I am here if she needs a shoulder or ear at anytime. Also in attendance, was @HubertGAM. He is a music promoter and founder of #Tweetea, which now has 5 locations in the Detroit Metro area and one in Minnesota.
@becksdavis, our evening’s organizer, is also one of Detroit’s preeminent bloggers! Her blog, Detroit Moxie, is a must read if you live in or will visit the Detroit Metro area. She is also running for the Good Mood Blogger and has garnered several thousand votes, even with joining the contest two weeks late! If you love good blogs, click over and give her your vote.
It was a great evening with friends and a very motivating evening, too. I look forward to being with my friends and to all that Detroit’s Social Media community has in it’s future!
- “Guy Fawkes Night Mysteries” and related posts (mysteryreadersinc.blogspot.com)
- Remember The 5th Of November Is Guy Fawkes Day aka Bonfire Night In England (realestateradiousa.com)
Thanks for visiting our blog for Guinness Atticus. Guinness Atticus is the name we’ve chosen for our company and the name comes from our Bulldog, Guinness Atticus Buckley Morrissey. His full name was just a little too long for a company name, so we went with the first two. It’s catchy and we’ve begun branding it on Twitter with @guinnessatticus. Often when I meet people that we’ve connected with through Twitter, it takes them a few minutes to remember my real name, Graves De Armond.
Most people often decide to use their real name or a nick name as their Twitter ID, choosing to use the company name was purposeful and as we gain followers and follow others, the name Guinness Atticus is being spread and acknowledged as our Brand!
Here’s our namesake’s puppy picture: