I spent most of today in Santa Cruz, and I can’t begin to tell you how different it is from the rest of the Bay Area, less than 80 miles away. It’s green, green, green down here, there’s so many trees you’d think you were in a National Park, there are huge sprawling fields and meadows covered in blooming wildflowers, and everyone is fairly mellow. It’s like the polar opposite of San Francisco startup life (not that I’m an expert in that already, but I have a good idea of what it’s like). I wish I spent my college years at UCSC, what was I thinking going to UC Riverside!?!