Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

25 Nov 2002, 23:17 p.m.

Slang Serving Suggestions: If you've read Cryptonomicon, use "one-note flute"…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

Slang Serving Suggestions: If you've read Cryptonomicon, use "one-note flute" instead of "one-trick pony" or "one-hit wonder."

I got to share the bound kitsch that is Secrets of Loveliness (Scholastic, 1969) with Sarah and Anirvan this evening. Especially vexing: the quiz on distinguishing fun/harmless, sloppy, and objectionable/taboo fads. Pasting decals on one's legs is fine, but wearing longer skirts than everyone else is taboo? Aieee!

I'm flirting with the idea of doing stand-up at A Cuppa Tea tomorrow night, but I'm not sure. I'd have to write some material; I'll update you when I decide.