Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

22 Nov 2001, 15:10 p.m.

I just did a load of laundry. (When did…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

I just did a load of laundry. (When did people start saying that and stop saying "I washed a load of clothes"? Perhaps gradually, as the human became more and more removed from the process.)

For the first time since early August, I am shod in the tapochki (slippers) that my Russian host mother, Vera, gave to me. I had worn them throughout my stay, so the soles had two layers (one cloth and one cat hair), and I just washed them, and yay. These are the first knit slippers I've had since my old neighbor in Pennsylvania, Mrs. Rogers, gave my family at least one pair of pink booties. I think my sister took them.