Picking grapes. I was just this young hippie at the time trying to put some money together, thinking I could do it. Halfway down one row I had cut myself 14 times.
Mo Moscovitz, Santa Cruz, Teacher
Parenting is the hardest thing I have done, and it’s still hard. But it’s definitely worth it.
Elizabeth Murphy, Aptos, Bookkeeper
Landscaping. Pushing a lawnmower up a 45-degree hill in about 110-degree weather.
Eric Simmons, Santa Cruz, Unemployed
Cleaning out a pack rat’s house. Lots of random things out of a basement. I’m glad it only lasted for one day.
Mike Ulisny, Santa Cruz, Gardner
Telling the truth to my wife.
Mark Wallace, Santa Cruz, Artist