September 30, 2005
20 Years in 860 characters

In about a month is my 20th high school reunion. Narbonne High 1985, Go Gauchos!

Hard to wrap my head around that.

Part of the reunion is writing a short bio of what you have been doing since high school. You are only given 860 character for your bio.

Here's what I wrote:

I studied Electrical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York for my Bachelor's degree. After college I took a job with National TeleConsultants, designing TV facilities in 1989.

In May 1994, Michele Keller and I were married. After the wedding we moved to San Francisco. Fellow Narbonne Alumni Kirill Sheynkman was one of my groomsmen.

I joined Sony and built TV facilities for them overseas. In Singapore, I met some Disney people and ended up taking a job with them in 1995.

We moved back to LA and had our first daughter Zoe in January of '96. Our second daughter, Mira, was born in July of '98.

At work, I manage TV & IT technology for Disney Channels and other Disney TV networks globally.

Currently we live in South Pasadena where in my spare time I referee soccer games, play video games, and lose at poker.

It's not easy to sum up 20 years in 147 words.

Posted by michael at September 30, 2005 11:51 AM


A more succinct entry would have been

"Please see"

Posted by: Brad [] on September 30, 2005 1:07 PM

You have 30 characters to go.

Posted by: Mister P. [] on September 30, 2005 1:56 PM

On behalf of my South American brethran, I am righteously offended at the term "Gaucho" and hereby demand that the school change mascots and remove all logos and imagery from team helmets, yearbooks, and clothing. Immediately. The payment of reparations can be avoided with your prompt attention to this matter.

Please refrain from chosing an animal as your new mascot, as the feelings of animals are every bit as important as those of any of us.

I suggest the periodic table as a source of inspiration. The Narbonne Neons or Narbonne Neodymiums are both inspirational and non-discriminatory.

Posted by: BillB [] on October 3, 2005 9:22 AM

On behalf of my fellow elements I would like to register a formal complaint regarding the above suggestion. We periodic table elements have been mistreated for years and will not stand any more of this harassment. To avoid a protracted legal battle I would strongly encourage you to look elsewhere for a team mascot.



Posted by: Bribo [] on October 3, 2005 9:49 AM
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