Social Distillery Employee Spotlight – Jimmy Osborn

Welcome welcome to Jimmy Osborn! Jimmy joins SD as our latest and greatest Community Manager. We feel very fortunate to have Jimmy for a number of reasons… but mostly for his height – finally, someone to get something off the top shelf!

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Houston, TX — famous for traffic and humidity. While there are things I don’t miss about Houston (traffic and humidity), it’s home to some of my favorite people, sports teams, and restaurants. Shout out Ninfa’s — I miss your fajitas every day.

Where did you go to school? 

I graduated from Baylor University in Waco, TX. Waco is one of those places where you spend 6 months hating it, but after about a year you start to fall in love with the small city. Waco Fact: Cameron Park is the 2nd largest municipal park in the country only behind Central Park in New York — 10/10 must hike.

What did you study in school? 

I studied Professional Writing, where I was able to really concentrate my classes toward more creative writing. My favorite class I ever took was a screenwriting course where all I did was dissect screenplays — which was amazing to me because I love movies and television shows and understanding how a writer might construct one.

What did you do prior to joining Social Distillery?

I was working at another Austin company called Main Street Hub where I wrote copy and managed social media pages for local and small businesses across the United States. Working on behalf of people who were following their passions and dreams by running their own restaurants or stores was incredibly inspiring and rewarding. It was a great place to learn about social media and hone my copywriting skills.

What are some of your favorite brands to follow on social?

I was looking through the brands I followed and I noticed a trend — it’s all food, dogs, and Houston sports teams. I love the IHOP twitter — it never ceases to make me laugh and leave me hungry for a Breakfast Sampler. Who doesn’t love pancakes? I love the Dogs of Instagram account, too — I’ve never seen a dog I didn’t want to be friends with or pet for at least 5 minutes. Also, Astros, Texans, and Rockets — if you’re reading this, I believe in you guys and please send tickets.

What’s your favorite social media platform, why?

I love Twitter the most. It’s a place where I can read tweets and gather info from my favorite comedians, news outlets, sports teams, personalities, and friends, too. It’s a very simple app that has every article I want to read and video I want to see at the touch of my finger tip.

What’s your favorite place to eat in Austin?

I love Via 313 so much, it’s something I’m so passionate about. I could eat that pizza 100 times a day for probably 10 days before adverse effects started kicking in, but the fact still remains — it’s delicious and I’m always craving it. Right now, I’m writing about it, and all I want to do is go eat that pizza. Thick crust pizza will always be my favorite kind — that doesn’t mean I don’t love other Chicago or New York style pizzas, though. I will eat all the pizza with no complaint.

What does a “perfect” day look like for you?

My perfect day begins with me sleeping in till maybe like 9:45 — which is the best time to wake up because you still get the nice relaxing feeling of easing into the day, but without the guilt of waking up at 12:30 and feeling like you wasted half the day. Then I would have a beautiful breakfast complete with waffles, eggs, sausage AND bacon, but only because this is a perfect day and I want both. After this amazing and beautiful breakfast, I would then go on a nice long hike in the greenbelt with my dog Jack, who I’m very proud of, and burn all the calories from the breakfast. I would go straight from that hike and go to any BBQ place and eat beef ribs and immediately gain the calories burned from the hike back — but it’s worth it because this is my perfect day. After I would go see a movie with Pete Holmes (Not a movie starring Pete Holmes, but like with him. Like we went to the theater together.) because he’s my favorite comedian and I think we’d be friends, and since this is my perfect day — anything is possible. Finally, I would end my perfect day by winding down with a fire and whiskey, watching the sunset in the mountains where I teleported to immediately following the movie because this is my perfect day and that would be the perfect ending.

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