Well I'll Be BDAMB. BDAMB is Now AMB from Bham.
Thanks to the AR staff and Bob Stewart for the note informing me that I've earned another star: The coveted AMBASSADOR star.
Yes folks, apparently I've come of age. Suddenly I hear the sounds of the organ playing "The doors to the church are open." No more sneaking in the back door for this rain soaked Rainer. Coming through the backdoor had and still has it's advantages (mainly sneaking up on folks and catching them by surprise with my glaring spotlight), but I can still do that through the front door and will continue to do so in the same spirit.
As you know, BDAMB from Bham was created back in August 2010 with an open letter to Newbies and for the primary goals of:
Welcoming Newbies into the AR fold
Spotlighting Newbies who jumped out in the Rain with a bang and made quite an impression
Shining a light on up and coming Newbies as evidenced by their fearless blog post, quick grasp of the AR culture and atmosphere as well as their determination to realize the full potential of playing in the Rain
Providing an open invitiation to Newbies to call on me at any time (particularly if they don't wish to or don't feel comfortable posing questions to the general membership or the AR staff)
Easing the anticipatory anxiety of the Newbie as many of us once experienced ourselves
Having a little fun and break up the monotony on occassion while inspiring new members to take full advantage of this awesome resource known worldwide as ActiveRain.
The Saga Continues. I'll be wearing my STAR like the badge of honor that it is.
Thanks again ActiveRain!