No More Yahoo

May 12th, 2006

Thats right, I quit Yahoo. My last day was Friday, April 14, after 2 years 8 months, i was ready to move on. Why quit you ask? Well, those that know me, know that i’m not one to sit around and do nothing. I always got ants and in my pants. And frankly, my job was getting boring – responsibilty but no fun. My last project, My Web 2, launched in the summer in 2005, and was winding down, so it was a good time to leave. Thats the team plus some other yahoo coworkers at my going away lunch. How nice. But more than that, I had some money saved, and i’m not in a relationship, no house payments, nothing tying me down – so clearly i should quit and travel. Clearly. Indubitably.

What’s next then? Thats the biggest question. Well, as i mentioned, i want to travel, mainly New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, and other parts of Asia. Of course I live in San Francisco and there’s tons of stuff going on here . . . all the time. So it was tough to figure out when to leave, but i did it. I’m going to visit my sister and her family in early july, then i’m off till october, when i have to be back in california for a wedding (plus another wedding in december in costa rica). I still need to work out the details of where i’ll be between July and October, so don’t ask. I’ve traveled a bit already, and i’ve found that without the time pressure, it’s more fun to plan as you go, be spontaneous, just wing it. Afterall, we do have “the information superhighway” and email to keep us all connected. Plans are soooo last century.

  1. May 14th, 2006 at 21:03 | #1

    Chadwick H!

    web searching has been around since 1993. that means that it has existed for more than a third of my life. even so, it’s insane to me that i can type your name in a google search window — just because i’m thinking about you — and there you are! a blog posting that is only TWO DAYS old!

    so cool that i can get an update on you so quickly and easily — without even having to put on pants…

    also fun to hear the name “Chadwick H”. i probably haven’t seen you in, what, seven years? and while i’m doing all this number counting — when did i first meet you? 19 years ago? shee-it.

    well i’m glad you’re doing well — i know i should try to e-mail you in the traditional sense — but i like the idea of tucking a little comment in here to see if you check these things. do you?

    but right now i think i have to confront the whole putting-on-pants things and find me some dinner and possibly a cocktail. in the mean time, rest well, and dream of very large women.

    your stale buddy,


  2. May 23rd, 2006 at 16:31 | #2

    chadwick! congrats on your recent move, as you know i’m all for this sort of thing.

    found you via a trackback from your link to my blog, thanks for the traffic. so now that you have all this wonderful free time, want to ride the trans-mongolian from beijing to moscow in july with me? otherwise i’m in SE asia for all of june if you’re planning to be in asia around then and want to meet up.

    hope to see you on the road!

  3. Yuta
    May 31st, 2006 at 17:16 | #3


    You will get stuck traveling through Asia for at least that amount of time. It’s cheap, beautiful, rugged, and definitely very spiritual.

    When you want a taste of urban life again, come visit me in Taiwan.


  4. July 21st, 2006 at 00:13 | #4

    fuck yeah! thinkin bout ya and find out all this shit that’s been a happenin in yo life! i know your plans have been rearranged and when it’s time 4 u to set foot in thailand, i agree “just wing it” – look me up and we’ll take it from there.

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