I'm *such* a nerd

I'm *such* a nerd


Back at my alma mater, Case Western, I realized how much I didn't do in school, so isolated…

Much better now, but I really needed to get into a little trouble.

Ah well, focusing on present and future.

UPDATE: for DB… "crazy piercings and pink dreds"… oh sure, I did that.



DB Ferguson

My biggest regret in life is that I didn't go with some crazy piercings and pink dreds (or blue highlights) when I was in college and young enough to get away with it. Even in college I was trying to conform to what was expected of me, and now that I'm too old to get away with it, I wish I would have done it when I could.
Depending on where I get a new job, I still might go with an Industrial piercing. I've always thought those were super cool, just not "conservative" enough for the jobs I've had as a grown-up.


Remember the words of Ogden Nash:
"No, you never get any fun
Out of things you haven't done,
But they are the things that I do not like to be amid,
Because the suitable things you didn't do give you a lot more trouble than the
unsuitable things you did.
The moral is that it is probably better not to sin at all, but if some kind of
sin you must be pursuing,
Well, remember to do it by doing rather than by not doing."
From "Portrait of the Artist as a Prematurely Old Man": http://tinyurl.com/28hb6n


Had you taken different paths, likely you would be in a different place today, and the world would be with out Craigslist as you made it and as we know it today.
Thanks for the Ogden Nash words.
Good comes from both being "Nerdy" and also from doing things outside whatever the current box is. All that experience ads up and makes a person with a broader perspective who is more accepting . . .


Hi Craig,
I was surprised to find that you are listed in the top 10 blog sites(?) by the Wall Street Journal.
Do you agree that your content is that cutting edge, or do you think that they are trying to sell WSJ using your name recognition?

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