Steve Honored With "Twitter Queen" Award
(8x11 Sheet of Paper Award Given To Him In The Snowy Mountains - April 3, 2009)
BUENA VISTA, CO - Steve "Colorado Guy" Garufi was honored as a high
achievement participant of Twitter.com when he received an award recognizing him as a "Twitter Queen"
among friends and peers.
Kent Naegele, a local friend known as @biggerbuffalo on Twitter,
presented the award to Steve in a beautiful mountain area on a
Steve shook Kent's hand and held the prize - an 8x11 sheet of paper that read in black ink "I'm a Twitter Queen and I'm so proud!"
"No words to describe how I feel right now. I'm so overwhelmed with
gratitude." explained Steve,
as he struggled to hold back tears from his eyes.
Kent had encouraging words for Steve: "I don't know
anyone who's ever won an award like this. You need to frame that piece of paper
so you can show it to your grandchildren someday."
The incident all started when a Florida real estate agent
an authority of judging Twitter profiles, declared Steve a
Twitter queen to her 1,000+ followers. (Left photo) Social media experts assert Steve's
declaration about his knees last night may have pushed him over the top to win the award. It read:
@stevegarufi New followers: The secret to my success is my knees. My knees are *SEXY* and I can't
deny it! (My legs & ankles are ugly & bony though)
Twitter is a rapidly growing microblogging social network where participants
communicate via short messages of 140 characters or less. Steve joined in
January 2009 (His profile: @stevegarufi) and
he has been making a jack ass of
himself daily ever since.
Steve has won many major awards in his lifetime. In 2002, he won a
Ms. Junior America trophy at a Colorado Springs
He also won a weed trimmer (that he refused to use) at a golf tournament raffle in 2006.
But the question remains: What will he do with his Twitter queen award? "I plan to tape this award on the wall behind
my computer area. I'll see it all the time that way." said Steve.
||All Morning Photos
We drove west on Chaffee County Road 306
and looked for a good spot to do the formal presentation of the award.
||It snowed throughout the morning. Such pretty snow!
||Mountains, green forest and snow at the Avalanche Trailhead entrance.
|The three twitter-related photos posted above. :)
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