Now that some of you are really feeling badly, I’ll give you a break by giving you the inside scoop so you feel like you’ve known him for years and can become friends quickly.
Trust me. You want to do this.
I have zero recollection of how Justin and I met and became friends. It’s not because he’s not remarkable; he is. It’s because it feels like we’ve been friends our entire lives.
To start, I’m pretty sure he has my old office at Fleishman-Hillard. If that doesn’t make us soul sisters (er, friends), I don’t know what does. And we have the same philosophies about new business and the definition of PR and of how much the Royals suck. OK. Maybe not that last one. I made that up.
But read this list of stuff he does outside of his job:
- He has a blog aptly named Justin Case You Were Wondering
- He’s on the Kansas City IABC board
- He is the co-founder (with another smartypants, Heather Whaling) of #PR20Chat (I wonder what happens when they turn 30?)
- He’s the HAPPO Kansas City champion (and I’m Chicago; ANOTHER soul sister bonding moment)
Sorry. I had to take a breath. This is all OUTSIDE of work!
Oh, and I guess I totally made up his hating the Royals. He just said this:
I know it’s way early. And I know things will look different probably even at the end of April. But the KC Royals are 4-1, atop the AL Central with 4 straight wins in their last at-bat. Just sayin.