Derek E. Baird @derekeb

https://twitter.com/derekeb

Digital entertainment & youth media guy. Palo Alto via Laguna Beach w/ stops in SLC, KC, L.A., OKC, Stuttgart & the wonderland known as Cleveland.

  • derekeb

    January 20th at 2:04am
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    #tbt to this awesome card from @chrismannmusic featuring puppy 🐢 butt! Even better is the lovely note inside the card! I'm sentimental, AF, so these types of gestures mean a lot to me! I appreciate Chris and his friendship. He's a good human! πŸ‘ŠπŸ½

  • derekeb

    January 15th at 7:46am
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    qiantangshootout

    5 days ago
    Cool 😊

    christopherjpaul

    6 days ago
    πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

    crosscampusla

    6 days ago
    Your content is definitely on point πŸ˜ƒ
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  • derekeb

    January 14th at 11:07pm
    36 8

    '80s vinyl vibes

    When I Think of You
    Janet Jackson
    Dance Remix
    12" Single

    j.lau.78

    8 days ago
    Superb

    chrismannmusic

    10 days ago
    Nice

    joolsjew

    10 days ago
    YES

    kyramorgan

    10 days ago
    Niiiiiiice!

    derekeb

    10 days ago
    @cinmslep I know! Ms. Jackson! #NastyGurl #OhYeah

    quintinford_

    10 days ago
    love it

    cinmslep

    10 days ago
    Woohoo! My fav! πŸ˜‰
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  • derekeb

    January 13th at 5:44am
    35 6

    Maggiezilla!

    punkeykid

    10 days ago
    πŸ˜ƒ

    derekeb

    11 days ago
    Thanks @grumpyskip!

    cinmslep

    11 days ago
    She's purty! 😺

    derekeb

    12 days ago
    @kyramorgan She kept head butting my phone!

    kyramorgan

    12 days ago
    OMG!!! 😻😻😻

    with.witt

    12 days ago
    Such rad markings
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  • derekeb

    January 10th at 4:06am
    28 5

    Vinyl problems.

    teebsiepops

    13 days ago
    πŸ’•

    ivyconnect

    14 days ago
    Amazing.

    derekeb

    15 days ago
    @mrlesliewong These old records are so brittle! 😒

    mrlesliewong

    15 days ago
    :(

    derekeb

    15 days ago
    #vinylcollector #vinylcommunity #vinyl #igers
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  • derekeb

    January 4th at 1:59am
    44 4

    And now a message from Batman. BATMAN.

    derekeb

    21 days ago
    Also Happy New Year @amandahavard! Hopefully 20-7 is the year we finally meet up IRL! πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

    derekeb

    21 days ago
    @amandahavard I mean if Batman tells you to do something …

    amandahavard

    21 days ago
    The best!
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  • derekeb

    January 3rd at 4:29am
    27 2

    I remixed @toreykoltun 'a awesome neon hula photo!

    youcancallmeguil

    22 days ago
    ⭐

    toreykoltun

    22 days ago
    ❀❀❀this is from a new restaurant in SD called The Grass Skirt'
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  • derekeb

    December 29th at 8:33am

    The Trump Rebellion begins now.

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  • derekeb

    December 28th at 7:50pm
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    Maggie starts every day with a strong cup of coffee β˜•οΈ, some Temptations treats and checking out her Instagram feed. Today she's riveted by @suttonhoo's photos. Can't say I blame her.

    derekeb

    26 days ago
    @suttonhoo She also LOVES YouTube bird videos for cats! OMG. But she doesn't understand touch (paw) screen technology, so she paw taps the birds and then they disappear!

    suttonhoo

    26 days ago
    oh you. ❀️
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  • derekeb

    December 27th at 6:55am
    34 15

    This will come as no surprise to anyone, but I was not a cool kid in high school. I was a nervous mess and spent most of the first two years getting my equilibrium back from an incident in 4th grade where I was kidnapped off the playground by a stranger. Needless to say, it was a traumatic experience. I had a rough go of it in elementary and middle school, with an almost unbearable and lethal amount of bullying and physical abuse from kids at school. And high school was proving to be equally challenging. But somewhere along the line, my mom bought me an Archie comic book and I was immediately hooked. It was an escape. Archie was also a good kid who frequently was confronted with bullies (looking at you, Jughead) and found himself in tricky situations. But he had a golden heart and he always found a way to navigate out of the drama without hurting people.

    But here's the thing. I didn't know that it was "uncool" to read Archie. When my MARVEL and DC Comic reading classmates found an Archie comic in my backpack, the backlash was immediate, as was the bullying. So, I kept Archie and the gang to myself.
    Flash forward to last week when I was watching an Instagram Story by a brilliant creative (@jeffreydgerson) who I both respect and hold in very high esteem. There in his Instagram Story was a picture of the comic book store where would buy Archie comics. I couldn't believe it. I've never actually met anyone else who read and respected the #Riverdale universe of Archie! And here's someone I really admire and he grew up reading Archie too! Winning! I couldn't believe it. Of course I immediately sent him a DM and we had *the best* conversation about Archie and what it meant to us. The power of Instagram! During our convo, he also shared this really awesome new thing he's doing to help pay it forward. Like Archie, he has a golden heart.

    So today, when I saw this Archie Winter Annual, I had to pick it up. I don't care if people think it's uncool. Archie was more than a comic, it was a lifeline. So tonight, I'm reading Archie "old school"---in a physical comic book, thinking about the scared boy I was, who's grown into a man with a golden heart, just like Archie.

    bc_serna

    12 days ago
    SO awesome ❀

    derekeb

    27 days ago
    @cinmslep You! 😘 Moon and back atcha!

    derekeb

    27 days ago

    jenthaglund

    27 days ago
    I always thought you were the coolest. ❀πŸ’ͺyou. Thanks for sharing.

    wlmoseley

    28 days ago
    You are seriously one of the coolest people I know. You were just ahead of your time.

    ryangscofield

    28 days ago
    Great share! I've noticed that in true community the things that are important to one become important to others.

    mamaloftis67

    28 days ago
    I thought you were way coolπŸ’— still think you're cool 😊

    cinmslep

    28 days ago
    Well thanks for making me bawl at work Derry! You know , I believe in Karma. Those bullies will get theirs someday! Just know that you have people who love you now, including moi, and that I think your the coolest and yes, you do have a heart of gold!!! You've overcome those bad times and turned out pretty good! πŸ˜‰ I will always love you to the moon.......and back! 😘❀️

    with.witt

    28 days ago
    You are amongst the best my friend with the golden heart, and perseverance of a champion.

    jgchocoholic

    28 days ago
    the Internet sure had made the world a much smaller place! πŸŒŽπŸ“š
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