Hey bloggies! It pleases me to be able to do a Spotlight Session on this guy, Ben Gillin. I first ran into Ben because I saw my twitter handle had been @ replied, and I wanted to see where the link led me. I ended up finding awesome!
"I don't really try to hide it but as soon as I come home from work, I take off my pants."
Ben runs a site called Twetches. Now if you couldn’t figure out why, Twetches is the place “Where Twitter Meets Sketching”. Searching for inspiration one day, he went on a search on Twitter for “Ninja Turtles”. What he found was a tweet from me.
“I want to watch old school teenage mutant ninja turtles cartoons right NOW! #GottaGivePropsTo me!”
What he sketched got me so excited I instantly wanted it on a tee shirt. This is what I saw when I got to Twetches. Now if you click on that picture you can see the tweet I originally put out, as well as the details of the sketch Ben pumped out in what seemed like a matter of minutes. Now unless this is your first time on my blog, you should know that I <3 anything ninja related! I grew up punch drunk on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so this made me squeal like a school girl. I think the man is a freaking beast of an artist and I do hope to get this on a shirt one day, but until then let me stop teasing and take you right to the interview with the awesome, Ben Gillin!
The first spotlight went sick, if I do say so myself. Both Lotus B. and I interviewed each other and I believe it’s the first time for us both. It was definitely a cool experience and I feel its a pretty cool way to get to know some of the people you talk to every day but don’t really know much about .
The interview itself gives you a chance to showcase yourself. Think about it as that “moment” in life. It’s like getting to be a brand new car for a day. You get to be in the middle of the floor. Everyone watching you, er, reading you. You’re a book. Or a magazine perhaps. Not the dirty kind that people lick their hands and j… you know what I mean.
Anyway, I plan on having a lot more Spotlight Sessions from some of my favorite people in the blogging world. This will include people on twitter as well, so if I follow you on twitter and you keep me entertained, you might be next!
To check out the first interviews:
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What’s up bloggies. I’d like to take the honor (since no one else knows my password.. well except Crystal) of introducing one of my favorite blogging buddies, Lotus B. aka LoLo!!
"First and foremost I'd need douche-bag radar. I'd need to automatically be able to tell who is a douche-bag within 30 seconds of meeting them."
One thing that instantly stands out about Lo is the fact that she’s very outspoken about her feelings. No biting of any tongue here, people. She see’s it, feels it, perhaps sniffs it to reassure herself of the funktasm, and writes it.
From starting her blog, I Say Hella, to track her transition from a Californian to a New Yorker to her move over to WordPress with Blam-bloo-zers, which wouldn’t have its awesome title without here late grandmother, she’s always been entertaining as a free flowing writer. If it isn’t on the blog, its the random tweets that get me rolling at times holding my stomach.
Now maybe she decided that before she met me it would be a good idea to move to my hometown of Brooklyn, NY. Either way it’s boosted her cool points exponentially. What you know about 5 syllable words before noon?
Without anymore teasing I present to you, my readers, (I hope you all didn’t die or like get Alzheimer or something) the interview with the awesome, orange soda craving, douche-bag hating, Sex and the City loving, old school music bumpin’, Lotus B.
Enjoy irresponsibly ;)