I Spent My Birthday With Another Man

It’s not as bad as it sounds…

I called Rusty first to assure him that he is the only man for me, but I was totally ditching him and the boys to attend my Pictage Users Group (PUG) monthly meeting.  I may have stayed home, but Mike Larson was going to be there as guest speaker!  I saw Mike back in May at PartnerCon in Chicago, and his seminar was so inspiring and motivating…and that doesn’t even touch how extraordinary his work is!  My neice, Tiffanie, is going to start doing some intern stuff with me, so I thought it would be great for her to hear what Mike has to say about this career.  She was almost as excited as I was, and I think she was really glad to go. 

The best part was when Pam Long called and said that she arranged a mentoring session for us before the meeting.  I almost wet my pants!  And then she said, “Then we’ll have dinner with him afterwards!”  Holy cow…this was more than I could handle.  But poor Mike got stuck in Newark and didn’t make it to DC until 5:30, so we weren’t able to do the mentor session, but we did meet him and a handful of others from the DC Pug for a yummy dinner at Levantes in Bethesda. 

Remember the Seinfeld episode when Jerry has a ‘man-crush’ on Keith Hernandez?  I think  I have a photographer-crush on Mike.  He has such a sharp business sense, his work is so fresh and unique, he is crazy in love with his wife, and blessing others with his talent and knowledge is real important to him.  He has the whole package!  Definitely inspires me to set goals, focus my business, and keep sharpening my skills to improve my work. 

So a big THANK YOU to Mike for stopping in DC for 22 hours on his way to New York to speak to our group.  It was great!  And I can’t wait to see you again in Vegas in March!















If you have a few hours to spare, and are looking for a new blog to stalk, Mike’s blog is a great one to visit!  There is even a group shot of him with all of us on Monday. 

1 Response to “I Spent My Birthday With Another Man”

  1. 1 Jen October 17, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    oooo-cute pict! sorry i couldn’t join you guys and meet Mike – he sounds very nice and is SUPER talented! maybe i’ll have the pleasure in Vegas…

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