I have publicly stated that I am book smart, but I have gaps in common sense.
Tonight I proved that...
It might be possible that I am the sole person who did not recognize Chris Pirillo tonight at the DFW tweet-up hosted by Giovanni. I talked to the man for 20 minutes after being introduced and then...
You guessed it...
I asked him who he was and what he did.
Yep. Open mouth, insert foot.
The man's brand is HIS FACE.
I must say, though, he needs to work on his elevator pitch.
Yes, I know who Chris is and what he has accomplished. No, I don't watch his live stream every waking minute. I may have other things going on... The last time I saw him live streaming was Gnomedex last year. And his Twitter avatar is a cartoon image.
Forgive me. I did not recognize the Internet celebrity.
This on the heels of a whirlwind five days at SxSWi where the entire trip is about meet and greet. I was in the zone.
Chris handled my F*up with grace. Quite humbling, really. In fact I saw less important people than him at SxSWi this past week who frowned upon others and took their miniscule fandom a bit too seriously. Not Chris. I am mighty impressed. Of course, in the scheme of things, Chris will most likely not remember me or my screw-up...I wish I could bury it, but it was done before Giovanni!
Tough luck, kiddo.
Here is an important lesson. Just when I think a little to highly of myself and my talents...my ego gets flattened. This is a good thing.
So, thank you to Chris for laughing it up tonight and playing along.
(Photo courtesy, the man himself, 10ckergn0me.)