As I look back at all the wonderful connections I’ve made through my work in sports, I’m marveled at the extensive reach of social media. It’s not as though I ever thought I would put off pursuing my doctorate degree in public policy admin/law because I had planned to one day work in the capacity of non-profit work helping to combat misuse of power. Crazy, how life can throw you a curve ball. Hurricane Sandy was that curve ball for me, and although I have yet to return to my dissertation work, I’ve been blessed to meet so many wonderful people on my new path. One of those people was Vienne Milano, just after the bombing in Boston. I had traveled to Boston to give away Red Sox tickets because I felt terrible about what happened and I wanted to do something for someone in Boston to make that person smile. Turned out that I made two people smile when I handed the tickets to @JustZandMe. While there, Vienne came to the hotel I was at and introduced herself and asked me if I’d consider marketing/modeling her amazing brand of luxury thigh highs. I knew Vienne only from Twitter and the work I had done promoting the sports talk radio show [ Sports X Radio ] because one of her models, Megan, was a huge hockey fan. It was truly an honor to meet Vienne in person. She later traveled to Vegas during a social media campaign and I helped work the modeling expo. Twitter is amazing!