Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

12 Jun 2002, 23:58 p.m.

There is a coffeeshop on Shattuck near Alcatraz named "Jump'in…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

There is a coffeeshop on Shattuck near Alcatraz named "Jump'in Java". They knew there was an apostrophe somewhere, but misplaced it. Sort of cheery, really.

Still looking for a place to live and a job. The first will be easier than the second. My recent experiences tell me it's rather a buyer's market (renter's market?) for apartments and rooms if the renter is willing to live anywhere near a BART station, as I am. Job-hunting, I hope, will get easier once this class is over.

I actually heard a guy on a cell phone today say, "Can you hear me now?"

For your edification and amusement, I link to Lore Fitzgerald Sj�berg's "Ratings: Things From the Dollar Store," parts One, Two, Three, and Four. Best line: "This unlink-the-metal-pieces game promises 'Hours of Fun.' This is such a lie that I am concerned that the package designer's pants may be on fire even now."

In related news, while browsing at Rasputin Records today, I saw at least one compilation of "Music Inspired by [X]," where the music on the CD predated X.