[Day 823] Google X

Simon asked me to come to a robotics event with him at Google X, the moonshot factory. I was psyched — there’s such an air of secrecy around X. The only problem is that I wasn’t invited. Some friends at X asked around for me but unfortunately, the event was full (s/o to Nick and Stephen for being homies). Simon told me to come anyway. If I couldn’t get in, we’d just grab a drink.

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[Day 823] Google X

[Day 794] “If you don’t fund us, you’re a f* sl*t”

Disclaimer: pardon my French. This line is from Silicon Valley.

I’ve been back in Silicon Valley for less than a week and I’ve already collected half a dozen business cards from my Uber/Lyft/carpool drivers. They are all either raising funds or looking for new customers.

Levi thinks it’s because I have a disarming face. People look at me and think: “I bet I can squeeze some money out of that little person.”

I’ll take it as a compliment.

[Day 794] “If you don’t fund us, you’re a f* sl*t”

[Day 486] This guy bought a Tesla Model S to drive Uber select hoping to potential investors

Disclaimer: I didn’t verify whether he actually bought the Tesla S or not. This is what he told me.

Today, Dani and I went to watch Baby Driver. It was meh. The director seemed to have problem deciding whether to make an action or a romantic movie, and he ended up doing both. The best part of our cinematic experience was actually the Uber drivers taking us back and forth.

The first driver was an earnest guy in his mid 20s. He drove a nice Toyota Corolla whose window pockets were filled with water and granola bars. “You’re welcome to have some.” “No thank you. I’m good.” When Dani and I saw a checker cab with “You can book us online with curb” painted on the side, I wondered out loud if “curb” was Uber for taxis, and the driver laughed hysterically. I was feeling pretty good about myself until I realized that he laughed hysterically at almost every attempt at jokes we made.  Continue reading “[Day 486] This guy bought a Tesla Model S to drive Uber select hoping to potential investors”

[Day 486] This guy bought a Tesla Model S to drive Uber select hoping to potential investors