Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

12 May 2002, 11:27 a.m.

A year ago I was visiting Bakersfield for the first…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

A year ago I was visiting Bakersfield for the first time. Right now I'm in Stockton. The heat is the same.

A year ago Douglas Adams died, and Rachel went to the prom, and I helped Frances move, and I had a fabulous time. Today I'm feeling almost even-keeled, which is a contentment of its own.

There once was a mother named Nagu
Who made yummy saru and saag-u
She could pack really well
And she'd raise holy hell
As a girl with a prize-winning jog-u.
Happy Mother's Day.