An Open Door @ Turner Ballroom

That’s right, people… both kids are now in rock bands. Rosie performed at Turner Ballroom yesterday with her band An Open Door. Check them out performing their original piece “It’s great to be a girl.” That’s my little girl on drums.

Designing Confidence

I stole this from Frankie Flood:

This is super cool. This is the kind of thing that is really exciting to me. People printing coat hooks and key chains and other nonsense make me a little ill, but this kind of thing in amazing. This changes how people think.

Work, work

Last summer I changed jobs. I left my position at Versant to help build a new an improved Digital Services department at Core Creative. Core is an amazing place, full of brilliant, sincere, and dedicated people. Nobody does just one thing here, and so when our creative director was looking for someone to voice the sweet video you see below, I got a chance to do something fun and new. Mine is the least part of this piece… The folks who created this did an amazing job! Take a look:

How to build a brand inside and out from Core Creative on Vimeo.

The Neil deGrasse Tyson Event, Part 3: Deuteronomy (or Dude-eronomy)

The a capella group wraps up, and someone stands up to introduce the man: blah, blah, blah, Hayden Planetarium, blah, blah, blah, Pluto, blah, blah, blah, new book. For his part, Dr. Tyson basically does the high-five line down to the stage and gets right into it:

Neil deGrasse Tyson speaking at UW-Madison

Watch/listen to the whole thing. It’s worth your time. Here are a few highlights:

Neil deGrasse Tyson tells us about butt cheeks

Neil deGrasse Tyson hears from a member of Congress

Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about money

Neil deGrasse Tyson gets a little distracted

Neil deGrasse Tyson knows you better than you know yourself… and stops to tweet about it

Neil deGrasse Tyson wraps up the talk

Neil deGrasse Tyson chills for a bit

Neil deGrasse Tyson slaps an idiot; I love this part

Neil deGrasse Tyson rolls with it

Neil deGrasse Tyson slaps another guy

Neil deGrasse Tyson tries for one last question

Neil deGrasse Tyson tries again, and again, and again, and finally gets a good one from a brilliant 10-year old in the back:

Why didn’t you go to work with Dr. (Carl) Sagan?

That’s right, Dillon got to ask the last question of the day, and he was ready for it! I could not have been more proud of him. He stood up, swallowed his considerable anxiety, and braved it! So. Very. Proud.

With the talk finished, we hustle off toward the Union to get in line for the book signing. Initially, we thought we were very clever in taking a shortcut to the second floor, but our hopes were dashed when we realized that the second floor doors were locked.

Back down to the first floor, and the end of a 90-minute line with only 30 minutes of book signing time remaining…