Define:SpunkyGidget

How do you Define SpunkyGidget?
spirited; plucky, having or showing courage or spirit in trying circumstances, senses & feels far more than can understand or put into words… 

And when you look up the definition of “Hyperthymia” on the internet, you find molly.com and me.

Define:SpunkyGidget

I think I’m producing the “#MOopetsRUs” Moopet Show, but not one has noticed… yet…

“It was something like a honky town clown trying to learn how to sing.”

"Give It Up for Gidget"

Introducing @SpunkyGidget’s @MoopetsRUs

2013—

Eternal—at Apple, Inc. May 14, 2013 with Sidney.

Eternal—at Apple, Inc. May 14, 2013 with Sidney.

Bella Elissa Luna and her Angela Maria en Casa Frida, Barra de Potosi, Mexico February 2013.

Bella Elissa Luna and her Angela Maria en Casa Frida, Barra de Potosi, Mexico February 2013.

 

2012—

Angela Baxley, Lead UX Designer, Lynda.com Santa Barbara 2012

Angela Baxley, Lead UX Designer, Lynda.com Santa Barbara 2012

2011—

Survive and Thrive, San Diego November 26, 2011 with Chadwick Scott Allen

Survive and Thrive, San Diego November 26, 2011 with Chadwick Scott Allen

Then I became a graveyard clown... Niblicks of Hessen Cassel, August 2011

Then I became a graveyard clown… Niblicks of Hessen Cassel, August 2011

SF with @hillary June 19, 2011

SF with @hillary June 19, 2011

Geeks love SanD? @LeggoMyMeggo, @JunAxup and @Ang with June Clarke, June 2011

Geeks love SanD? @LeggoMyMeggo, @JunAxup and @Ang with June Clarke, June 2011

Nonie's Farewell from San Diego / Hello DC, April 20, 2011

Nonie’s Farewell from San Diego / Hello DC, April 20, 2011

About.me/Angela SxSW 2011

About.me/Angela SxSW 2011

@Baxley and @EricO a match made in apple pancake heaven.

@Baxley and @EricO a match made in apple pancake heaven.

Winnie the Pooh and two girls too. SxSW 2011 SF Embassy

Winnie the Pooh and two girls too. SxSW 2011 SF Embassy

Sovereign Citizens with Diplomatic Immunity? It's the SF Embassy!

Sovereign Citizens with Diplomatic Immunity? It’s the SF Embassy!

Cops?! What?! You want to search me, Miss Piggy?! Thwarting electrical energy.

Cops?! What?! You want to search me, Miss Piggy?! Thwarting electrical energy.

 

Make new friends, but keep the old... @WilloToons @Stickel and @SpunkyGidget - April 4, 2011 SxSW SF Embassy

Make new friends, but keep the old… @WilloToons @Stickel and @SpunkyGidget – April 4, 2011 SxSW SF Embassy

Swingin' Monkey, just me. SF Embassy, SxSW 2011

Swingin’ Monkey, just me. SF Embassy, SxSW 2011

Reach for the Stars, Go to the Moon — photo Boris Valerian @ SxSW March 27, 2011

Reach for the Stars, Go to the Moon — photo Boris Valerian @ SxSW March 27, 2011

SxSW 2011 Alexander Berkeley Lambert with Adi Benveniste, Angela Marie Glass, Thanasi Arthur Glavas, Laura Gluhanich, Keith Robinson, Stephanie Dub, Connie Hwong, Boris Valerian, Andy Smith, Willo O'Brien, Jessica Zollman, Mollie C. Copans and Mike Stickel at The W Hotel.

SxSW 2011 Alexander Berkeley Lambert with Adi Benveniste, Angela Marie Glass, Thanasi Arthur Glavas, Laura Gluhanich, Keith Robinson, Stephanie Dub, Connie Hwong, Boris Valerian, Andy Smith, Willo O’Brien, Jessica Zollman, Mollie C. Copans and Mike Stickel at The W Hotel.

2010—

Metropolitan Museum of Art with @MSH December 21, 2010

Metropolitan Museum of Art with @MSH December 21, 2010

Stay Classy Awards November 19, 2010

Stay Classy Awards November 2010

@Ang and @LeggoMyMego @ Stay Classy Awards

@Ang and @LeggoMyMego @ Stay Classy Awards, November 2010

@Ang and @LeggoMyMego @ Stay Classy Awards, November 2010

@Ang and @LeggoMyMego @ Stay Classy Awards, November 2010

 

 

Megan, Nonie and Ang — The Women of San Diego IxDA @ MediaTemple Party for An Event Apart November 3, 2010

Megan, Nonie and Ang — The Women of San Diego IxDA @ MediaTemple Party for An Event Apart November 3, 2010

@K and @C Wedding, @MisterBill with Sarah Harrison, Tim Van Loan, Angela Marie Glass and Susan Hobbs at San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers. 10.10.10

@K and @C Wedding: @MisterBill with Sarah Harrison, Tim Van Loan, Angela Marie Glass and Susan Hobbs at San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers. 10.10.10

@Ang and her Best Friends: @NonieKimp and @FlaoFlao, August 1, 2010 San Diego

@Ang and her Best Friends: @NonieKimp and @FlaoFlao, August 1, 2010 San Diego

“Drinks the Last Day in Lima” Angela Marie with Greg Ise in Lima, Peru, July 12, 2010

"lovely smart women" — Nonie Kimp with Julie Zhuo and Angela Marie Glass. Web App Masters Tour San Diego March 26, 2010

“lovely smart women” — Nonie Kimp with Julie Zhuo and Angela Marie Glass. Web App Masters Tour San Diego March 26, 2010

@jayadelson and @WilloLovesYou, my supporters. Photo @MSH, SxSW March 13, 2010.

@jayadelson and @WilloLovesYou, my supporters. Photo @MSH, SxSW March 13, 2010.

“Ang and I will not get kicked out this time”—NSFW: @Ang and @MSH SxSW 2010.

Micheal and Angela at Citizen Space, SF. July 15, 2009

Micheal and Angela at Citizen Space, SF. July 15, 2009

2009 —

Initiative 29, Le Club. October 2009 Eris, Susan Hobbs, and Angela

Initiative 29, Le Club. October 2009 Eris, Susan Hobbs, and Angela

“Furry Critters make everything better”—@Ang in LA. Photo @Tara May 25, 2009

“Hawtie that Im sleeping with at Coachella” — @Tara and @Ang at Coachella April 18, 2009

Coachella —@Tara and @Ang girls weekend April 19, 2009

Coachella —@Tara and @Ang girls weekend April 19, 2009

 

“Giving Up” — @MSG takes photo of @Ang and @Fabien, NYC. April 2, 2009

Baxley, Coley, and Jami, March 17, 2009 SxSW Travis County, Texas. Photo @JCroft.

Baxley, Coley, and Jami, March 17, 2009 SxSW Travis County, Texas. Photo @JCroft.

@Baxley and @JCroft, SxSW 2009.

@Baxley and @JCroft, SxSW 2009.

Lunch with the last of the geek girls in Austin, March 22, 2009 SxSW. Photo @JayZombie.

Lunch with the last of the geek girls in Austin, March 22, 2009 SxSW. Photo @JayZombie.

Angela Baxley, 97Bottles.com Happy Hour at The Gingerman. Photo by Nick Fink. SxSW March 13, 2009 6th Street, Austin, TX, US.

Angela Baxley, 97Bottles.com Happy Hour at The Gingerman. Photo by Nick Fink. SxSW March 13, 2009 6th Street, Austin, TX.

Angela Baxley. Photo by Jared Goralnick (@technotheory), SxSW March 13, 2009.

Angela Baxley. Photo by Jared Goralnick (@technotheory), SxSW March 13, 2009.

“You’re the One”—Photo by Jared Goralnick @technotheory. March 14, 2009

Jami and Me. Fell in love with my recruiter.

Jami and Me. Fell in love with my recruiter.

“@Ang made it happen.” with @MSG and Jami, Red River District, Austin, SxSW March 16, 2009.

@Baxley, @DKR, and @Eris, photo @JCroft February 5, 2009 Lodo, Denver.

@Baxley, @DKR, and @Eris, photo @JCroft February 5, 2009 Lodo, Denver.

@Stickel and @Ang, photo @JCroft February 7, 2009, Breckenridge, Colorado, US.

@Stickel and @Ang, photo @JCroft February 7, 2009, Breckenridge, Colorado.

@TheAdnostic, @Ang and @Eris: Geeks in 3D February 8, 2009.

@TheAdnostic, @Ang and @Eris: Geeks in 3D (see boys photo) February 8, 2009.

2008 — Microsoft // Yahoo!

Brunch at Ti Couz, @CindyLi @Ori, @RR, @Ang, @Hooligan and @Tara December 14, 2008

Brunch at Ti Couz, @CindyLi @Ori, @RR, @Ang, @Hooligan and @Tara December 14, 2008

“Puking from the pink” — @Tara shoots @Ang and @CindyLi SF, December 13, 2008

@Ang and Grinnin' @Stickel, photo @dkr December 11, 2008.

@Ang and Grinnin’ @Stickel, photo @dkr December 11, 2008.

Found a fan of country western swing. He moved to Portland, go figure.

Found a fan of country western swing. He moved to Portland, go figure.

Goulet Party with @Cap and @Ceedub. Photo @jayzombie, December 6, 2008.

Goulet Party with @Cap and @Ceedub. Photo @jayzombie, December 6, 2008.

Fall —

Digg, @Ang and @DanRubin, November 20, 2008.

Digg, @Ang and @DanRubin, November 20, 2008.

Digg, @Tara and @Ang, November 20, 2008.

Digg, @Tara and @Ang, November 20, 2008.

Digg Meetup SF with @Ang, @Daisy, and @Tara. Photo diggdotcom, November 19, 2008.

Digg Meetup SF with @Ang, @Daisy, and @Tara. Photo diggdotcom, November 19, 2008.

“When pigs fly…” @ ‘Current Diggs the Election’ — Obama wins. @tara + @ang, photo by @a. November 4, 2008

@SeanBonner @Tara and I after Obama won. Few things have affected me so greatly as that night, and 9/11.

@SeanBonner @Tara and I after the first black man won the Presidency. NC/IN both went ‘blue’.

@Tara and her maid of honor @SpunkyGidget, Wedding Night October 31, 2008.

@Tara and her maid of honor @SpunkyGidget, Wedding Night October 31, 2008.

“Angela = Maid of Honor” @Ori and @Ang at @Tara + @SeanBonner’s Wedding, Los Angeles October 31, 2008

 

@TFerriss and @Ang at @Tara's in SF for a little R&R. October 16, 2008

@TFerriss and @Ang at @Tara’s in SF for a little R&R. Photo @SeanBonner, October 16, 2008.

Geeks in Vegas. What conference was that??? Angela & @DanRubin photo @StefSull, October 15, 2008.

Geeks in Vegas. What conference was that??? Angela & @DanRubin photo @StefSull, October 15, 2008.

Summer — San Francisco

42-LOL @ LOL Wall WP Scavenger Hunt with @Tara and @KaraEM August 17, 2008

42-LOL @ LOL Wall WP Scavenger Hunt with @Tara and @KaraEM August 17, 2008

Me & Tara @ Pownce Anniversary Party, photo @a creator of PHP. June 27, 2008

Besties: @Ang, @T and @Tara June 27, 2008 Pownce 1st Anniversary Party

Besties: @Ang, @T and @Tara June 27, 2008 Pownce 1st Anniversary Party @ Justin.tv

 

WordPress turns Five! Happiness is Engineered! <3 @marianne_m @ 111 Minna May 27, 2008

WordPress turns Five! Happiness is Engineered! <3 @marianne_m @ 111 Minna May 27, 2008

More ex-Microsofties @Ang and @Tara at @T's June 29, 2008

More ex-Microsofties @Ang and @Tara at @T’s June 29, 2008

 

Spunkykissin by @dkr May 18, 2008. Later @DKR followed @Ang to SF. And @Tara came back home, briefly, too.

Spunkykissin by @dkr May 18, 2008. Later @DKR followed @Ang to SF. And @Tara came back home, briefly, too.

Golden Microsoft Departed: Ang left for San Francisco and Yahoo, and years later, Goldfarb left for Google when Ang went to Apple.

Golden Microsoft Departed: Ang left for San Francisco and Yahoo, and years later, Goldfarb left for Google when Ang went to Apple.

Spring — Seattle

Make new friends, but keep the old: for one is silver, and one is gold.—@Stickel and @SourJayne

Make new friends, but keep the old: for one is silver, and one is gold.—@Stickel and @SourJayne

@Baxley's Going Away Bash. The first of the birds to migrate from Seattle (Microsoft) to San Francisco. BFF @t's [think outside the] Box Model Hack.

@Baxley’s Going Away Bash. The first of the birds to migrate from Seattle (Microsoft) to San Francisco. BFF @t’s [think outside the] Box Model Hack. Seattle May 2008 by Brian Goldfarb.

The Princess and Prince of Rock n’ Roll Royal Family, Angela and Keith, pre-Seattle migration to San Francisco.

“Baxley is not this tall.” — Chase, Stickel, Baxley, and Tom, photo @JCroft, Capital Hill, Seattle April 20, 2008.

Winter — World Traveller

Sponsored inaugural Web Directions North, and the following year. Sponsored SxSW Geeks <3 Bowling with gal pal @cindyli.

Photo by friend Mark Norman Francis @cackhanded.

SxSW March 11, 2008. Photo @JCroft.

SxSW March 11, 2008. Photo @JCroft.

@Baxley SxSW March 11, 2008 Warehouse District, Austin. Photo @JCroft.

Microformat @Baxley March 11, 2008 Warehouse District, Austin. Photo @JCroft.

Geeks <3 Bowling sponsored by Expression Media @ SxSW March 9, 2008.

@ArielWaldman @Ang @Ori and @Veronica. Photo @t SxSW 2008.

@ArielWaldman @Ang @Ori and @Veronica. Photo @t SxSW March 7, 2008.

“Microsoft rules for having this party!”—@JeffCroft and @Baxley, before they’d be friends. Whistler, BC February 1, 2008

Angela Baxley, Microsoft. Whistler, February 1, 2008. Photo @JCroft.

Angela Baxley, Microsoft. Whistler, February 1, 2008. Photo @JCroft.

 

Pownce Launch Party, @Ang with @DBurka. Photo by @T, January 16, 2008.

Pownce Launch Party, @Ang with @DBurka. Photo by @T, January 16, 2008.

2007 —

Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society for Angela M. Baxley, December 2007

Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society for Angela M. Baxley, December 2007

Sigma Alpha Lambda Press Release for Angela M. Baxley, September 2007

Sigma Alpha Lambda Press Release for Angela M. Baxley, September 2007

NAPP Member, Angela Baxley, August 2007

NAPP Member, Angela Baxley, August 2007

"Expression, not ExpressionS" — Evidence — the DW product manager and the WE product manager were hanging out! ;) — Of course! We're crazy social like that. :)

“Expression, not ExpressionS” — Evidence — the DW product manager and the WE product manager were hanging out! 😉 — Of course! We’re crazy social like that. 🙂

MediaTemple Party: Dan Cederholm, John Allsopp, Tantek Celik and Angela Baxley get their chat on between rounds. Photo @sfegette February 9, 2007 Downtown, Vancouver, BC, CA

MediaTemple Party: Dan Cederholm, John Allsopp, Tantek Celik and Angela Baxley get their chat on between rounds. Photo @sfegette February 9, 2007 Downtown, Vancouver, BC, CA

Ang, Goldfarb and Stef. Web Directions North, Whistler Microsoft Party.

Ang, Goldfarb and Stef. Web Directions North, Whistler Microsoft Party. February 9, 2007

Microsoft and Adobe, friends. @Ang and @garazi, Web Directions North.

Microsoft and Adobe, friends. @Ang and @Garazi, Web Directions North.

Angela Baxley + Pete LePage, Microsoft @ Web Directions North. February 8, 2007

Angela Baxley + Pete LePage, Microsoft @ Web Directions North. February 8, 2007

Angela Baxley at the Microsoft Speaker dinner featuring Andy Clarke, Derrick Featherstone, and Jeremy Keith. Photo @t Vancouver, BC. February 7, 2007.

Angela Baxley at the Microsoft Speaker dinner featuring Andy Clarke, Derrick Featherstone, and Jeremy Keith. Photo @t Vancouver, BC. February 7, 2007.

 

@SpunkyGidget at Web Directions North, February 6, 2007.

@SpunkyGidget at Web Directions North, February 6, 2007.

2006 —

Experience Designer for Microsoft Web Platform & Tools becomes Product Manager for Microsoft Expression; Educated by Kellogg’s Best: Mohan Sawhney.

Ang at Beaver Creek, Colorado with @BGoldy, @BenYaffe and family.  March 29, 2006

Ang at Beaver Creek, Colorado with @BGoldy, @BenYaffe and family. March 29, 2006

Tantek + Ang in microformats. The Parlor Bellevue, WA April 12, 2006

Tantek + Ang in microformats. The Parlor Bellevue, WA April 12, 2006

@DotBen captures @SpunkyGidget's true self. Vegas, Mix '06

@DotBen captures @SpunkyGidget’s true self. Vegas, Mix ’06

Angela and boyfriend Brian Goldfarb of Microsoft's Mix '06. Photo @t March 20, 2006

Angela and boyfriend Brian Goldfarb of Microsoft’s Mix ’06. Photo @t March 20, 2006

My Biggest Influencers: @Mollydotcom, @T and @Lynda, Mix '06.

My Biggest Influencers: @Mollydotcom, @T and @Lynda, Mix ’06.

 2004—

Pretty in Pink, Breast Cancer Awareness. Angela + Barbara The Waterfront, Seattle. Photo @BGoldy October 9, 2004

Pretty in Pink, Breast Cancer Awareness. Angela + Barbara The Waterfront, Seattle. Photo @BGoldy October 9, 2004

Angela Marie in Venezia, Italia. Photo Chelsa Hiatt August 13, 2004.

Angela Marie in Venezia, Italia. Photo Chelsa Hiatt August 13, 2004.

Angela Marie and the Violin Maker in Italy. August 2011

Angela Marie and the Violin Maker in Italy. August 2004

Angela Marie in Thessaloníki, Greece with Samuel Ioannidis and family August 2004.

Angela Marie in Thessaloníki, Greece with Samuel Ioannidis and family August 2004.

2001—

5 Stages of Accomplishment for Angela from Bank of America Creative Services team 1999-2000

Bank of America Creatives Services Going Away Card

NNGroup World Usability Tool, Seattle

Went for Bank of America, are there no photos?

2000—

Landon + Angela Benson, Bank of America Creative Services, Chicago, July 2000, Wrigley Field. The Bank of America Creative Services East Meets West Trip

Landon + Angela Benson, Bank of America Creative Services, Chicago, July 2000, Wrigley Field. The Bank of America Creative Services East Meets West Trip

1999—

First, I met Lynda.

Lynda.com Web Graphics Certificate of Completion, Ojai, CA December 1999

Lynda.com Web Graphics Certificate of Completion for Angela Benson, Ojai, CA December 1999

1996—

Blues Traveler Cover in 4-Color Process, Frank's Stripping Class CPCC 1996. I was the best stripper in the class!

Blues Traveler Cover in 4-Color Process, Frank’s Stripping Class CPCC 1996. I was the best stripper in the class!

Well… this profile used to stop in 1996, when I was 16 at CPCC.

What prior?

Hello, Harding University High, International Baccalaureate & School of Math & Sciences students—remember me? I dropped out to the dismay of Dr. Venton Bell at 15 years old in ninth grade. I went immediately to sign up at CPCC to find out that North Carolina state schools wouldn’t let me in until I was sixteen, unless I was like some Arabian princess whose dad flew home to issue her a new birth certificate. Unfortunately, all the birth certificates issued in to me in various names share the same birth date (and mother)…

I hung out at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, catching the bus from our home on the West Side—Forsythia Circle off Freedom Drive—to downtown. Later I ventured up to Indiana which ended up in my being a young bride, but that’s another lifetime ago.

Younger years saw me at the Northwest School of the Arts where I was a performing arts student in the Year Round “Open” magnet program. I was first chair first violin there, and later once again for my short stint at Harding High.

At Thomasboro Elementary I tested in the A.G. program immediately, but had to convince my parents to let me in. I loved Elementary school, and I’ll fill in more here about my friends and teachers and how inspired my creativity.

Before my momma met Melvin and remarried moving us to Charlotte, I went to school in the Highland mountains and we lived in Franklin, North Carolina. I was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where my family lived until my daddy died.

Now, let’s talk about the uncle I’m sure you’d convince me is or was a Muppet, and what this whole MOOPETSRUS show is all about anyway…

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