For some reason, people really like Lain. Last night the Atlanta Business Chronicle even gave him an award, just for being younger than 40. I think. I wasn’t really paying attention.
Really, Lain won one of the coveted 40 Under 40 Up and Comers awards. There were over 400 submissions. I think it’s fairly obvious how many folks made the cut. The winners weren’t ranked, though Lain did win the award for “Only Person to Submit a Head Shot in Which They Are Wearing a T-Shirt.” Highly coveted.
This is especially noteworthy because Lain, former English major, got a C- in Economics. Hopefully that factoid made the print edition, which is on newsstands today. Sidenote: Lain was also probably the only winner when, speaking about buying the paper, remarked, “It’s really expensive — like, $2.00 a copy.”
Now, while it’s certainly special that Lain was inducted into a select group of Atlanta business types “to watch,” the real achievement of the evening was the gift bag. For real, check out the main prize:
IT’S A PADDED CALCULATOR! No more bruising your fingers on the tough plastic of lesser models, no sir! That’s what I look like full of love, for the record.
But lo, that’s not all. Let’s take a look inside, shall we?
Post-its! In colors! And in the shape of arrows! I am going to point to more stuff in the next month than anyone ever thought possible, so help me JCH. Yay to Lain and yay to gift bags!