What if we had a free market on the Internet, where you could buy anything you wanted? Anything. I was a libretarian at the time, and I believed everyone should have the right to choose what they put in their bodies. This would be the perfect idea to do that.
I thought my idea was plausible. I got in touch with a web development expert, who told me it was all possible, with an anonymous browser. I started working.
I met someone who was offering a worn-down house on the outskirts of Austin, and we shook hands on $450 a month. I had a idea in mind for some of those rooms.
Julia was fascinated with the idea. After all, it was just a few magic mushrooms. Where's the harm? But she understood what the blindfold was for now.
Texas law can result in five to ninety years in prison for 400 grams of mushrooms. I was growing more than 100 times that amount.
That week, there was a huge heat wave, and one of the water lines broke in that apartment. My landlord came to check it out, and instead found my mushroom farm. He called me, telling me the next call was to the police.
I had to scramble to get the mushrooms out. The first cop car showed up right as I was driving away.
Finally, with that out of the way, it was time for a website demonstration. After working for hundreds of hours, I had created the equlaivalnt of a twelve-person startup, an amount of code worth a million dollars of people's time. To say the least, Julia was impressed.