I met the Original Paperclip Guy (Kyle MacDonald) YESTERDAY!!!
I had an awesome Saturday yesterday. I went and met the original man who thought up the paperclip trade, Kyle MacDonald. I found out that he was in the UK promoting his new book which can be seen on his new mini UK website on:
I finished reading already, it's good BUY IT!!! It was really short notice how I got to meet up with him so I'm really grateful that he gave some of his precious time to meet up. I sent him an e-mail on Thursday night asking if he was gonna be up for meeting up during the weekend and he replied with a number for him to call him on. SWEET!
We then met up on Saturday in London, Camden town at Lock 17, where he was enjoying a pint by the river. He was a really friendly guy and a good person to chat with. In fact what should have been a meeting for a couple of minutes turned into a couple of hours!!! That really made my day!!! We chatted about all sorts of things, what the town of Kipley was like, places he travelled, places to see.
After a round of drinks he even took us to the nearest book store and bought me and my mate Dan (The other fella in the picture below) a book which I traded for a Twister board game!!!
We then went our own ways, he went off to Live Earth concert in Wembly and I went to take in what just happened. What a day out that was!!! He even signed the book for me and gave me a complimentary red paperclip badge. That is gonna go on my T-shirt later once I figure out how to sow :S
Thanks for giving the time to meeti up Kyle, really appreciate the time. Hope you managed to get into the concert yesterday and have a safe trip home!!! You can see his orginal one red paperclip website on: