Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

17 Nov 2002, 0:54 a.m.

I got to hang out with Sarah Peters, of old-classmate…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

I got to hang out with Sarah Peters, of old-classmate fame, this evening. We saw Michael Moore's new film, Bowling for Columbine, and I'll talk about that soon. That and The Interpreter by Suki Kim, and Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman.

Today Leonard told me the story of Joseph (he of the coat of many colors) and Sarah elucidated the story of Abraham and Isaac. Bible stories interest me as mythology; in return, I talked about the Mahabharata. Didja ever notice that the Pandavas are like the Spice Girls? Bheema is Scary Spice, Arjuna is Sporty Spice. I don't know that other Spice aspects correspond to Pandavas, but at least it is easy to distinguish the Pandavas with short adjectives, e.g., strong, dutiful, etc. Except the twins. Nakula and Sahadeva? Or Sakula and Nahadeva? As though it matters. They die first anyway.

As you can tell, I've been reading The Book of Ratings (Brunching!). Very good stuff, and I think Lore added some stuff for the book. Value!