The short story is that I am now between jobs.
The long story is that I have left Ingenio / Yellowpages.com / AT&T Interactive and will be joining Google in late September. Yes that's the same Google I turned down last year; my priorities and perspective have changed.
I am looking forward to living in Mountain View biking distance from work and walking distance to yuppie downtown amenities. I also look forward to joining any number of Google's social and volunteer organizations. I have pretty much decided that, as soon as I figure out how, I will find a way to teach the fine art (and joy) of programming and computer science to children, adult students and peers.
Now I have two months break! Feels a bit like summer vacation. Nothing planned but possibilities and opportunities abound everywhere. I'll probably sing, play music, learn pastels and paint, work on Open Source, take a dip in a warm ocean someplace, and relax.
My last day at my old job was Friday the 24th so I am still getting over the early morning nagging sensation that I have to be someplace. I'm sure that my coming week at Lark Camp in Mendocino will fix that. :-)