Thursday, October 17, 2019

Top 5 Favorite Astrophysicists

My parents often bestow like 12 pounds of tomatoes on me at the same time so then I have to scramble to figure out what to do with them before they go bad.

A nice caprese salad is a good way to deal with a bumper crop of tomatoes.

We rarely mess with Groupons anymore these days. I'm glad that I checked them out though because they had discount tickets to Neil DeGrasse Tyson. He's one of my top 5 favorite astrophysicists. 

The Stifel was looking nice.

Tyson was pretty funny and had lots of good anecdotes. His recent book has a look of letters to people in it. I especially liked the letters he wrote in response to hate mail. Some of hate mail came from children who were mad because they thought that Neil was responsible to demoting Pluto from planet status.

So the Groupon tickets were for one of the balcony levels. Before purchasing I checked out Craiglist to see if I could scrounge some better seats. There were some pretty baller box seats that someone was trying to sell for way too much and wouldn't budge even like the day before the show. I thought they were being ridiculous since I didn't figure a talk from a scientist would fill the venue by any means. So I went ahead and bought the balcony seats. Sure enough not long after sitting an usher came by with free tickets to superior floor level seats. I'm like a genius. Ticket physicist?

Neil hypothesized that the Cardinals didn't win this year due to an issue with gravity or spacetime and I have to agree.

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