My favorite quote from my blog post about blowing off my Google interview three years ago this month was this one:
"And with Google's stock at 190.41, what sort of options would I get? "Here's 10,000 options priced at 190. If the stock goes up to 250, you're golden!" I could be wrong about this, but like I said, I didn't feel like bothering to find out."
That's awesome, isn't it? Truly, fantastically amazingly awesome. In case you can't do the math, it's something like a $4,100,000 mistake. Well, that's $4.1MM not counting taxes, etc., but it's still a nice number to bandy around. Not that I would have gotten the job at that time without some sort of PhD, or been able to stay there for three years, but still... it's definitely up there in the "what ifs" of my life.
I'll have to make a top 10 list of missed predictions from my old blog, it'll definitely be amusing reading. Well amusing for someone, anyways. You'll have to excuse me now, as I have to pay my electric bill, and there's this extra kidney I have...