I started as an office-drone with too much time on my hands. Then I became a blogger. Then through that I got a couple of things published on Gawker and came close to getting something published by The New York Observer, where they pay freelancers in actual money. These experiences let me entertain the pretension for awhile that I could actually get some kind of job in the media. A year or so later, I'm no closer to that goal. Think of me as that Chris Mohney guy before he thought of doing Gawkerist, only without a clever stunt blog.