So 2010 has been a long difficult awesome amazing wonderful challenging boring exciting year, and there are so many people who have contributed to this in my life. There are so many people to mention, and I didn’t want to miss out on anybody, so I thought I’ll just mention them by twitter username, and you can follow them and be play play friends with them. If you’re not on Twitter, unfortunately I would love to mention you, but the filter cut you out 😦
First and foremost, the BIGGEST one to the one and only @sisandat . Most of the positive adjectives used above can be attributed to her. She’s absolutely amazing! Anymore on this matter will amount to PDA. and according to a verse in Numbers, that’s forbidden..
Thank you to @Jono_Spencer for being such an amazing friend and giving me a glimpse of the person I want to be. This guy has an amazing heart for people, for Africa and for adventure. He also loves breaking out into long soliloquies about anything and everything, therefore is best enjoyed over a cup of tea :). Honestly, when I was praying for a boet coming to Joburg and not having soldiers around me, this man was God sent.
The next few people aren’t in any particular order. Just went to the list of the people I’m following and picked out a few.
Thanks to @jsomethingmusic for that night at Galaxy. Again, at the beginning of the year, when I didn’t really know anyone in town, he provided much entertainment by being hit on by 50 year old men.Uyatshisa mfondini
Thanks to @MRatshikuni for introducing me to Kitchen Bar at Dezign Quarter, now my favourite restaurant in Johannesburg. In addition to this, for the discussions about politics, philosophy, religion, and the establishment of Feint & Margin. This was your brainchild, and has potential for massive things.
Thanks to @emilesilvis for allowing me to practice my long forgotten Afrikaans. This is a quality intelligent guy who’s gonna make it big. Baie dankie vir jou vriendskap en groot brein. Jy weet iets oor alles.
Thanks to @lindseyberry, first and foremost for being the inspiration behind this idea. Lindsey’s twitter theory is that each person you follow on Twitter gives you information, links and data about the world that they’re interested, giving you a holistic view of the world. It completely justified my twitter addiction and my hours lost in productivity because of it. Thanks for being a true friend, my friend (you normally end every line with “my friend”). Thanks for the ride to Welkom.Thanks also for making me feel like my workplace was so boring cause we didn’t have pinata’s which we occasionally played with.
Thanks to @androohunter for the encouraging phone calls, and listening to my plans for 2011. Those phone calls really put perspective back in my head, and recharged my often discouraged self. Also, thank you for making it possible for me to listen to Baxter sermons ever since the new website came out. At least now I know what people are talking about on the Facebook and Twitter updates.
Thanks to @fransolivier for listening to my whining about my life. Also, thanks for being an amazing inspiration to me. You’re truly one of my role models, by just being you. Also, thanks for the Christmas card, it’s actually the first Christmas card I’ve ever received in my life.
Thanks to @jessicastanier for commenting and tweeting about my blog posts. Honestly, sometimes I think that I’m writing to some random internet geek in Cambodia who’s stalking dark handsome men in Africa, so sometimes it’s awesome to know that people I know are actually reading what I write.
Thanks to @mphosbl for being one of the friendliest guys I know. Honestly, at the beginning of the year, I was actually really getting over people, but you are one of the people who “touched my heart” (I’m not entirely sure what that phrase means, but I think it encompasses what I want to say).
Thanks to @jidepariola for providing endless entertainment with your pointless debates with @MRatshikuni on Twitter.
Thanks to @simonlerefolo for your amazing advice with regards for my plan for next year. It was awesome that you took time out to have coffee with me, listen to me, and provide guidance and counsel. Honestly, the love you showed then was one of the biggest life impacting moments I’ve had. Thanks Moroti.
Thanks to @Dorian_Wrigley for asking the difficult questions and challenging me. It was highly appreciated.
Thanks to @WinileNzalo for writing an article about me, and renaming me to Sam. I was entertained.
Thanks to @SeerEye10. You’re actually one of the most entertaining people I know. Thank you for the coffees and dinners at your place. Thank you for making Parkhurst a real home for me.
Thanks to @kaliilunga for listening to me in my confusion, providing awesome guidance, and telling your story about how people with iPhones are the most social people about 39 times 😀
Thanks to @RefilweModise for the photography at the Voortrekker monument. That was actually one of the greatest times I’ve had throughout the year.
Thank you @DrewFalk. Dude, you’re a breath of fresh air. At the end of every boring, tiring week, you are exactly what I needed. Thanks for being a true true friend who cares about people from the deepest section of your thoracic cavity. You’re actually an amazing inspiration to me and to so many people I know.
Thanks to @marktittley for wow, EVERYTHING! You may not know it, but you provided an image of the man I want to become. You’re authentically funny, deep, random cool, AND YOU LISTEN TO HIP HOP! I have mad respect for you.
Thanks to @chengisto for the daily gtalk chats, catch ups, and being someone I could share my latest discovery with 🙂
Thanks to @Vuyo_L for being one of the only people I knew here and providing that companionship, and being a true friend. Thanks also for providing accommodation for @sistandat 😉
Thank you @MaTayda for your everything. You’re one of the only people I know who has the same passion for music, for media, and for transforming media and pointing people to God through it.
Thank you @Johenius. Before I had a definition of cool, and nowhere was it linked to Geek. @Johenius completely broke this paradigm. This is the coolest geek I know. Thank you for the coffees, for being an ear to listen to, for re-igniting my passion for programming and development. It’s because of you that I’ve steered my life in the new direction.
Thanks to @Mr_Miggz for providing accommodation when I was in Cape Town 🙂 Chap, thanks for your friendship, your companionship for the trip to rural KZN, and for making feel I’m missing out by not l*****g.
There are many more people to thank, and if I missed you out and you’re sad about it, really, build a bridge and get over it.