The mom behind the monkeys
You've found your way to this bio in one of 5 ways:
1. You're my mom.
2. You remember watching me on TV.
3. You know me/used to know me in real life, but are not my mom.
4. You listen to the show.
5. You stumbled upon my site through a random Google search and you're interested enough to stick around.
Either way, I'm glad you're here. Especially you, mom, because everyone should always love their mother best. Especially you, Annabella, Milo, and Huck. And I say this because if you're reading this now you're probably 14 and you probably came upon it in some random Google search and you're really mad at me for revealing so much about our personal lives to total strangers.
Let's discuss this at dinner tonight. But, for now I'm going to reveal more information about myself to those people who have chosen to stick around.
I received a BA from Johns Hopkins University in 1995. I worked at bookstores and hung out in bars in Austin, Texas until 1998. That's when the Internet called and invited me to San Francisco, where the streets were paved with gold.
I worked on several Web sites, including CitySearch, SF Station, and LookSmart. In 1999 I got a job as a Web producer at TechTV (then ZDTV.) In 2000 I was reluctantly convinced to appear on the live daily television show, The Screen Savers. This blog starts around then, so you can read the rest in the archives.
For even more information that is (mostly) true, see my Wikipedia entry.