Inspy Photo Board

Here’s all the places that inspired The Nexis Secret from the bagpiper on Times Square to my little college campus in Missouri. Enjoy the throwback pictures!

NYC Missions Trip

Times Square Bagpiper

Times Square bagpiper with Alle Jones & Intern Dude, circa 2000.

Times Square bagpiper with Alle Jones & Intern Dude, circa 2000.

Nope, I didn’t just make up the bagpiper on Times Square. He’s real peeps! Probably not a spy like in my book, but I had to make him more interesting, right?

All Star Cafe

The now-defunct All Star Cafe with Aaron Bratcher, Sarah Kirby, the late Sederic, Greg Crainshaw, my lil sis, & Vanessa Beck.

The now-defunct All Star Cafe with Aaron Bratcher, Sarah Kirby, the late Sederic, Greg Crainshaw, my lil sis, & Vanessa Beck.

Had to change my Hard Rock Cafe scene once I figured out that this All Star Cafe went out of business. 😦 Thanks Google maps for helping me stalk NYC!

Subway Fun

Aaron Cordell blending into the NYC subway scene with Pastor Doug Reed, c. 2000.

Aaron Cordell blending into the NYC subway scene with Pastor Doug Reed, c. 2000.

Wish I was so cool I fit in anwywhere like my friend here, but no. I was behind the camera gagging on the not-so-faint subway stink. Ick!

Alle Jones in Subway Jail with Evan Ross

Alle Jones in Subway Jail with Evan Ross

Maybe it seems cool to jump the turnstiles, but DON’T DO IT KIDS! JK, these guys would never do something like that. 😉

Marriott Girls

Chuggin' down free Marriott water with Valerie Holt & comedy stylings by Aaron B.

Chuggin’ down free Marriott water with Valerie Holt & comedy stylings by Aaron B.

We may or may not have been involved in a game of elevator tag, but it’s sure in the book! You decide.

CBC Inspiration

Open Dorm Decorating blowout

Me in a perm in my horrible winking phase. Can you stand it? c. 2001

Me in a perm in my horrible winking phase. Can you stand it? c. 2001

A version of this brilliant cutout idea made into my book’s hall decorating scenes . . . unless you think Marilyn Monroe is a superhero. Then they’re exactly the same.

Dan Wootton as famous evangelist Benny Hinn. circa 2000

Dan Wootton as famous evangelist Benny Hinn, with Chariti Parsons. circa 2000

Man, if I coulda made a cool spin off this Benny Hinn crusade idea, I would’ve so put that in the book. But this bit of genius stands off by itself, untouchable in its hilarity. Enjoy!

Dorm Party

Who makes a balloon flower for someone he just met? This guy, aka Jesse Cook. c. 2001

Who makes a balloon flower for someone he just met? This guy, aka Jesse Cook, with Chris Zimmerman. c. 2001

Too many times I realized that art imitates life. This pic was totally out of my hall party scene, except no one played Mafia or asked if I was engaged. (Not here at least. That one’s in the book though 😉 )

Who throws a surprise party for a roomie of 2 months? This girl, aka Diana Peters. :)

Who throws a surprise party for a roomie of 2 months? This girl, aka Diana Peters. 🙂 Party People: Sunshine, Chris Zimmerman, Perm Me, Lori (Waltermire) Turner, Di Peters, Jesse Cook.

Another example of art imitating life: a roomie I’d only known for two months threw me a surprise party my freshman year. How sweet is that?

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