Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

31 Jan 2002, 11:55 a.m.

I need to read this book. This is the…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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 need to read this book. This is the next The Good, the Bad, and Scarface and/or The Satanist Agenda of Karl Marx.

Even as a youngster I disliked a particular lyric in The Sound of Music. In "Do-Re-Mi," the nanny says that one assigns "one word to every note." But even as a young'un I knew the difference between a word and a syllable!

I move today. Pac Bell turned off phone service at the old place this morning. Zack, Nandini, Steve, and Laura have offered their help; I've asked some others as well. Leonard's colleague Kevin very kindly dropped by last night in the first step of a byzantine scheme to get my (guess it's not mine anymore!) white bookcase to Leonard's place. Thanks, Kevin! I'm still trying to rid myself of the six-drawer bureau; tough to sell online without a digital picture to give out.

I keep bouncing between sentimentality and pragmatism. I imagine I'll feel more emotional later tonight.