1st Rate, 1st Grade field trip to the zoo.

I just got back from a field trip with my first grader to the Indianapolis Zoo. The weather was awful for people, but really the absolute best for seeing animals.

The big bonus was getting a tour of the zoo from Jon Wassner (he\’s married to Jacob\’s teacher). Jon is a zoologist and author. I have talked with Jon about zoo\’s before but seeing him in his natural environment was an absolute treat! He had the entire pack of 1st grader\’s complete attention and was funny, helpful and insightful.

If you want to book Jon for a guided zoo tour, give me a call and I may be able to introduce you.

Think I am kidding? Here is what Jack Hanna had to say about Jon\’s book.

A fantastic resourse for people of all ages…If you\’re hooked on zoos like I am, you\’ll treasure this book! — Jack Hanna, Host, TV\’s \”Into the Wild\” 5/8/08

The great part is Jon\’s book is a lot easier to keep around the house and cheaper to feed than Jon in person (according to Mrs. Wassner).

oh and here is the link.

Jennifer may save you some heartache on your wedding day.

I got an inquiry from a Bride on Thursday inquiring about pricing and availability for an up coming wedding.

I went to reply and noticed she had sent her inquiry email out to SEVEN DJs all at the same time. In the interest of keeping the playing field open, I hit reply to all.

Here are the results I got.

One DJ replied to my email.
Four are probably familiar with me and chalked it up to Jon Bruce being Jon Bruce.
-All three don’t have an active web page.
-Two of those don’t have let their domain names lapse.

Usually this means that on your wedding day, if the phones not ringing its your DJ calling. Take a minute and call or email your DJ today and make sure the number still works. The American Disc Jockey Association has an emergency DJ hotline for no shows on your wedding day. 888-723-5776.

When you book a DJ….

1. Get a contract in writing.
2. Meet the actual person who will be performing at your event. (And get a guarantee in that written contract).
3. Remember experience counts for something. I have had the same phone number for 14 years.

My email and indyprodj.com are coming up on their 10th anniversary.

What about your DJ?