Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

29 Apr 2002, 13:03 p.m.

My old apartment had no TV. So I went…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

My old apartment had no TV. So I went to other people's houses to watch The West Wing and, later, Enterprise. And that was it. Two hours a week. Well, and about two hours and thirty seconds if you count the opening scene of Law and Order. (I love seeing what Dick Wolf thinks is an ordinary-person sequence, e.g., doing laundry or opening up the taqueria for the day, invariably interrupted by the "Oh-my-God-there's-a-body!")

Now my apartment has a TV -- with cable! -- and so I find myself watching The Daily Show and Seventh Heaven and even Friends. Now I've discovered nightly Star Trek: The Next Generation reruns. By Grabthar's Hammer, I really have to stop.