Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

13 Nov 2001, 22:43 p.m.

Today I again visited Jeana and helped her cook a…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

Today I again visited Jeana and helped her cook a great dinner for her coop. Today I mainly worked on the tofu for the salad, although I had a large voice in meal design.

It is so nice using a big kitchen with lots of supplies and industrial-strength equipment to prepare a well-balanced meal, and then to eat it. Spaghetti with thick mockmeat sauce, an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink salad, cornbread, and chocolate pudding. Mmmmmm.

Another nice thing about living in a coop is that one gets to, while eating, socialize and/or read one of several newspapers on paper, the way God intended. When was the last time I read The Wall Street Journal or The New York Times on paper?

So I skimmed the science section of the NYT during dinner, and I stopped and burst out laughing at the article about Alan Alda starring in "QED," a play about Richard Feynman. And I kept laughing, for about five minutes, and thinking, "This is great." I'm not sure why that made me feel so blissful and terrific. Jeana thinks it was the chocolate pudding.