SO THERE I WAS
… walking around Vancouver in a kimono. I had long since committed to #robelife and a devil may care attitude to wearing them in public — often with a pair of borrowed Crocs. I was keeping things light and Dude-like. The day after I’d be thrust into a very technical and dialog-heavy shoot for Comcast Business, so it was important to be as cavalier as I could in this moment. I remembered one of Dad’s trademark lines, “I laugh and I kid, but I don’t play,” and realized nothing could be further from who I am. Playing is what makes advertising fun. That’s probably why he programmed networks for companies like IBM, and I grew up to make silly ads for those companies.