Thursday, January 26, 2006

My Four Things

I've been "tagged" by uberBlogger YahooMeister Jeremy Zawodny to share "My four things":

Four jobs I've had in my life:
  1. Short order breakfast cook
  2. Grad Student Researcher, Southern Oregon University
  3. Webmaster/Online Marketing
  4. Travel Internet Publisher Guy

Four movies I can watch over and over:

  1. 2001 A Space Odyssey
  2. Lord of the Rings I
  3. Hero
  4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Four TV shows I love to watch:

  1. Charlie Rose
  2. American Experience
  3. NOVA
  4. Boston Legal

Four places I've been on vacation:

  1. Kilauea
  2. Mount Katahdin, Maine
  3. Chartres
  4. Westminster Abbey

Four of my favorite dishes:

  1. Shrimp Scampi
  2. Steak and Potatoes
  3. Chow Mein
  4. Imitation Tupperware

Four websites I visit daily:

  1. Matt Cutts
  2. John Battelle
  3. Jeremy Zawodny
  4. Google

Four places I would rather be right now:

  1. 2506 A.D.
  2. Nanjing, China
  3. Indigo Girls Concert
  4. Half Dome, Yosemite

Four bloggers I am tagging. I'm skeptical they'll play BUT there are always unforeseen consequences to stopping chain-like viral memetic things. If Jeremy Z can share the mundane details that reflect on one's greater world view... so can ... you.

  1. Matt Cutts
  2. Amr Awadallah
  3. Dave Naylor
  4. Rob Spooner

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Brief flickers 'o fame

On Tuesday I thought I was going to get quoted in none other than the Wall Street Journal, but the online story doesn't mention me at all. What am I going to tell my parents NOW!?

They still seem to wonder how I make a living online and I sure could have used the credibility boost from WSJ.

I'd been interviewed about my take on and and social networking and tagging in general because I'd blogged about how I thought they were cool, and then after using them thought they were overrated. Jessica Vascellaro of WSJ found me on technorati.

But this is some consolation - a few weeks ago I ordered a copy of David Vise's "The Google Story". I was checking out the pictures and there was Matt Cutts talking to a group at SES. Looking closer I could see.... me among the listeners.

Guess I'll just be living in the shadow of fame.

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