Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

25 Sep 2002, 9:33 a.m.

Two recent amusing dreams: I tutored a few young girls, focusing…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

Two recent amusing dreams:

  1. I tutored a few young girls, focusing on the history of Watergate. In my dreamworld, Watergate had an exciting finale where Richard Nixon rode to the Supreme Court to give an impassioned speech defending his actions, and only at the last minute did he decide not to use the military to stay in power.
  2. I signed up for a research experiment involving an hour of therapy. I went to the research institute and arrived in a room of scientists. One of them said she would be my therapist, and that she would now go prepare the experiment room and call me when it was ready. So I just waited and waited in this room full of researchers for hours, pacing and making a phone call and so on. Eventually I realized that the point of the research was watching me wait. A few minutes later the scientists confirmed this, and gave me copies of their notes on what I had said and how I had acted (e.g., talking about my bike). I was unhappy with this, and talked about it with Professor Fish (Russia After Communism, summer 2002) at some large outdoor party.

From last night, while sharing a big scarf with Jade: "I feel so jaunty!"