Ricky Gets Lost, and Lots of People Know About It

While I'm not a huge fan of Twitter, I do take a daily look at it just to see if there are any interesting tidbits from the SolidWorks Community.  There are the occasional UG meeting announcements (@housug), links to interesting projects (@KsMason71), blog post notices (@avephoenix, @gol10dr, @SolidSmack), and a lot of morning coffee updates (@everyonedoesthis).

This morning when I checked Twitter, I ran across a long list of posts from Christie Jordan, North Alabama SolidWorks User Group leader Ricky Jordan's better half.  I had added Christie (@SouthernPlate) to my following list after she posted this on her blog (read the part about engineers).  Seems Ricky and his family are on a little road trip, and he's trying out a new GPS App for his iPhone.  Here are a couple of teasers from the "conversation":

and then this one….

it gets even better now….

and perhaps my favorite….


These are just a few, the entire conversation is much longer and VERY funny - I was laughing out loud the whole time I was reading.  If your a Twitter user, follow @SouthernPlate to see the entire thing.  While you're at it, follow @rickyjordan – I'm sure he we'll be hearing his side of the story soon.

Richard Doyle
My official title is Senior User Advocacy & SolidWorks User Groups - but most people just call me "The User Group Guy". I've been a SolidWorks user since 1997, and was one of the founding members of the SWUGN Committee. Since starting the Central Texas SolidWorks User Group in 1999, my career path has led me to DS SolidWorks and a dream job supporting the SolidWorks User Group Network worldwide.
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  • Neil

    yeah I heard about this
    must be all over the net
    scarey times but appparently he’s safe now.
    you know it could have been worse,his wife might have been reading a map in which case they may never have been found.
    Lets be careful out there Ricky ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • LOL! Yeah…we had quite the time on the trip over. What’s the best way for a gloried tech geek to test out his new toy? Well test it of course. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Turns out that AT&T Navigator isn’t quite all it’s cracked up to be. We ended up losing both cellular AND GPS signal on my iPhone while in the mountains. LOL! I had to stop twice and re-read the map since the turn by turn went out! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s amazing how much our little tweet stream has been talked about. ๐Ÿ™‚ It doesn’t hurt when your better half is incredibly quick witted and hilarious on top of that.


  • I guess I was agging her on a bit… Sorry Ricky!

  • Su

    Hahaha…this is hilarious. I can’t believe you wrote about it. Go Christy! lol

  • hehe! This is too cool. It is amazing how many followers I got from those tweets, too!

    To get them blogged about (and on Solidworks no less!) is fun fun fun!!!

    Now that I have all of y’all’s attention… join me in my campaign to have a Southern Plate Hospitality room at SWW10!!!

    ~holds out a petition~

  • Patricia Miller

    My husband’s GPS is constantly “recaluculating.” I often refer to her as “that calculating witch.”