I often find myself doing odd things because of my job. Slap a sticker on a drunk Guy Kawasaki? Check. Put your head through a whiteboard made to look like a widget? Check. Take a gnome around Boulder and give him a tour of local startups? Ummmm...okay.
When my friend Lindsay asked if I would help out, I didn't hesitate. It was fun hanging out with the little guy for two days and I learned a few things by taking the Yim gnome (that's his name, btw) around town.
Basically, when you work for a startup, you ALWAYS have time for a photo op. Especially one involving an inanimate object and a Twitter mention.
This was Day 1 with Yim...
And in case you can't get enough, even more startup fun with Yim on Day 2...
Not only did I have fun getting to see the offices of all my favorite Boulder tech startups, but I really enjoyed playing around with Whrrl. It's a fun application and very easy to use. If you like telling stories with your pictures and having an easy way of sharing that story with your friends, be sure to give Whrrl a whirl.
Word on the street is that Yim will be attending BlogHer as well, so this may not be the last you see of him here.