Five Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Brady tagged me with the five things you didn’t know about me meme. Bring it on, who am I to stop a meme?

  1. In 1996, just graduated from university, I bicycled from Chicago to Atlanta in to attend the Olympics with my friend Eric Manners. I rode a beautiful green Schwinn Suburban. Such a great trip, we met so many people, had articles written in local papers on the way, and ate lots of biscuits and gravy. This ride radicalized me, I went on to ride thousands of miles more, took part in the largest Critical Mass ever in SF in 1997, and have never personally owned a car.
  2. One of my first ideas for My Yahoo was to add tracking of boycotts and strikes against companies in the finance portfolios. A small power fist would appear next to companies targeted with actions. At market-obsessed Yahoo this heresy was met with laughter; I still think it’s a good idea.
  3. I’ve never had a cavity.
  4. At my first eye exam, 6 years old, I gave lots of wrong answers because I wanted glasses so much. I got em.
  5. We published an “underground” newspaper at Aptos High School called the Merry Mariner. Pagemaker and Kinkos. We didn’t hold back. We were discussed at several school board meetings, profiled in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, and nearly removed from the graduation ceremonies. Started my addiction to the publishing buzz.

My tags: Steve Coast, Ed Parsons, Andrew Turner, Anselm Hook, Wilifried Hou Ye Bek.

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