Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

14 Apr 2002, 20:40 p.m.

I took several nice walks over the past three days.…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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 took several nice walks over the past three days. I recommend all of them.

On Friday afternoon, on a whim, I walked from campus to Woolsey and Shattuck. I walked south from Bancroft and Dana, and then turned right and walked one block west every time a street ended, and then turned left as soon as possible to resume walking south.

The next day Leonard and I walked from the North Berkeley BART station south to Derby and Shattuck via a meandering path -- Sacramento, Rose, MLK, Virginia, Bonita, University, Shattuck, campus, Dana, and then a similar course to the one I had taken the previous day, except that we turned right (westward) on Russell. Lots of parks, gardens, flowers (especially jasmine; I'm a sucker for jasmine), a hummingbird, cute kids, and playgrounds. Oh, and I recommend Fatapple's, a restaurant at MLK and Rose.

Today Leonard and I took a jaunt around Brisbane, south of San Francisco. A sleepy town, but nice-looking. Quite a preponderance of bars on the main drag, I must say.

So, there you are. Recommended walks.

Leonard and I also watched the film Kind Hearts and Coronets (IMDB entry). It's quite good. Being meta-ists, Leonard and I laughed most at the part in which the protagonist forgets his framing device!