The online home of Jess Barron
Web content and community expert, writer, editor, blogger, and internet video producer.
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In 2004, a guy who I don't know named Jeremy Abbate saw my website and wrote a song called "I Wanna Be As Cool As Jessica Barron." It still amuses me.
Here's the mp3 and here are the lyrics.
Archives (slowly being reconstructed):
See how this site looked in 1998
and how the place looked in 2000.
Yahoo counted me as a "cool person" from 1997-2001. How far have I fallen?!
The internets have come a long way, baby...
December 1, 2006
Goodbye 'Portal Shortall'
These past two weeks have been all over the place. I was up in Toronto to say goodbye to Greg Shortall (a.k.a. "portal Shortall") and to interview new editorial candidates for Yahoo!'s Canadian Broadband team. As Greg told the candidates we were interviewing to fill his vacated position, "Karaoke makes up about 18% of this job." How true! (Especially when I'm around.)
The day after I returned to LA we moved into our new house (more on this soon), and my mom flew out to visit us from Boston one day later, and the very next day we drove six hours to Prescott, Arizona to see Chris' family for Thanksgiving. It was a lot of fun and a lot of craziness.
Labels: greg, job, karaoke, mom, prescott, strimbus, toronto, travel, work, yahoo
posted by Jess Barron @ 6:02 AM