Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

05 Jun 2002, 11:31 a.m.

Those of us who like tea, Russian, or HOW-TOs, and…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

Those of us who like tea, Russian, or HOW-TOs, and make that an inclusive or, will like The Russian Tea HOW-TO.

Last night I finally got to hear Adam sing his songs, accompanying himself on the guitar. What a great voice! He sang in my living room, since the Starry Plough, host of Tuesday night open mics, was a long wait and (to me) crowded and loud and unpleasant. What's the point of going somewhere with friends if the entertainment is lousy and you can't hold a conversation? Aside from booze.

I got to speak a bit of Russian with a visitor to my house yesterday. It is so, so, so nice to practice Russian, and also to make other people in my house feel excluded in the same way that I feel excluded when they all speak French or Italian or Spanish.