Thursday, May 9, 2013

And the winner is....Doug Pitcher!

I haven't met many famous people.  Well, okay, depending on what you mean by famous, I haven't met any famous people.

I saw Sylvester Stallone once at a country club--well, okay, someone told me that the guy I just walked past was Sylvester Stallone--I took their word for it.  And I swear I walked right past Christian Slater at the San Diego zoo (no joke!  He looked at me funny and stared at my giant Canon camera lens that I was dragging around).  And I'm pretty sure that I sat behind Assistant Director Walter Skinner at a Glendale movie theater.  (come to think of it, he kept looking at me funny too--maybe it's me?)

And living in Los Angeles, I see Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, and Rolls Royce cars pretty regularly--which I assume makes those people famous, or at least rich enough to maybe know famous people.  Or know someone who might know Kevin Bacon, which is even better.

Unfortunately, I don't think I've met the famous Doug Pitcher. (If I have met you Mr. Pitcher, or even been in the same city as you without paying homage, my apologies, as two kids and almost a decade of Dynamics GP have taken its toll.)  

 Doug Pitcher:  The Power Broker Behind The Official Awesome List

But anyway, I have just learned that I may have snuck onto "The List".  Not just any list, like some random and arbitrary list of 100 people that a bunch of random people voted on over and over and over by clicking a button.  I'm talking about "The Awesome List".  It is basically a list of really famous people.

Now to be on "The Awesome List", or anything awesome, or any list, for that matter, would pretty much have to be a crowning achievement in my Dynamics GP career.  It would mean that I am associated with people who are famous!

You see, I don't drive a Lamborghini--I drive a minivan (I mentioned the two kids, right? I didn't get a minivan for its sleek lines.)  And not only do I drive a minivan, but I had the honor of driving a rented minivan in the greatest city on earth, yes, Fargo North Dakota.  And who were my passengers as I drove in circles in that sprawling urban cultural a rented minivan?   A virtual Charlie's Angels ensemble of three female Dynamics GP luminaries.  There was Tanya Henderson of S2 Technologies, Linda Brock of The Knaster Technology Group, and one of the most famous Dynamics GP MVPs, Leslie Vail (she even had her cape in the back...of the minivan).  Hmm, I guess that means I have met someone famous!

So the last highlight of my career was being able to drive the inebriated Dynamics GP Charlie's Angels around Fargo in a minivan.  I think you'll agree, that while that is an unrivaled career experience, being mentioned on Doug Pitcher's OFFICIAL "Awesome List" kind of makes that exciting night in Fargo seem trivial by comparison.

It's like finally getting past the velvet rope and being let into the club.  The OFFICIAL Awesome club.

Congrats to Doug Pitcher on making it to number 1 on the OFFICIAL Awesome Dynamics People List of 2013.  He deserves it!

Steve Endow is a Dynamics GP Certified Trainer and Dynamics GP Certified IT Professional in Los Angeles.  He is also the owner of Precipio Services, which provides Dynamics GP integrations, customizations, and automation solutions.


Doug Pitcher said...

The best acceptance speech I've ever seen. I refuse to get a minivan. I stuff three kids in back of the biggest car made on the planet. I lived in LA for a couple of years and our office is in San Diego so I often come down you way.

I'm sure if you make a DPO100MFATIDP for 2013 bumper sticker all the famous folk will look on in envy.

Christina Phillips said...

It should be noted that Steve failed to mention that I ranked higher than him on the DPO100MFATIDP (the one and only time that would EVER happen). I since some deep-seeded animosity.... :)

Linda Brock said...

Steve, You are an AWESOME designated driver!! Oh, and your Dev skills are pretty frosty too . . .
See you in Fargo.