Your humble science guy, acting way too serious to be taken seriously. This is me yesterday at my little brother’s college graduation, and since he would kill me if I put a picture of him up (like, there’s an actual chance he would attack me with something heavy and/or sharp, but we still love each other) a picture of me will have to do.
I just want to publicly say how proud I am of him for getting not one but TWO degrees, in chemistry and physics, at an incredibly challenging school. Way to go :)
You guys know I have a big announcement coming up Monday, right? This is a photograph of me taken during the creation of the thing that the announcement is regarding, and I thought I’d use it to continue teasing your brains about what the thing is, exactly.
Can’t wait. Stay tuned on Monday.
Last night in Austin was hands down the best night of the trip. We had a little meetup of some of my favorite bloggers (is there a word yet for a group of bloggers? like a snark of bloggers or something?) and it was as if my favorite corner of the internet came to life for an evening. I’ve known some of these guys for months and some for years, and it was a blast getting to talk with them in person.
In person observations: Elizabeth has the best smile, Shane has the kindest eyes, Dieter’s softspoken and just the nicest, and Joe has a good laugh. I hope this is just the beginning of many good times with these folks.
Tumblr: Real Life Edition!
So awesome to hang with these great bloggers and generally cool people. Enjoy the rest of your trip, Chels!
I was up near Chicago last month speaking at a TEDx event about the the changing face of science communication (aka “This Blog”), and I had the great pleasure to meet (and be photographed) by Robert X. Fogarty for his Dear World project.
If you aren’t familiar with his work, it’s awesome, and you should check it out. What started as love letters to a hurricane-battered home in New Orleans has turned into a collection of human poetry. He’s super nice and we had fun drinking in the hotel bar together, which I think is the true test of a man’s sanity and self-worth.
Also, NO SUNGLASSES.