Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

06 Nov 2005, 7:47 a.m.

Sad And Happy Link Post

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2005 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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 something about getting a tattoo in times of severe stress that helps to alleviate the pain. You can put a finger on it, place the pain instead of fingering the emotional parts of you that are better left untouched."

"What I could not understand for the life of me is why she would not get on one of the other many willing exercise machines: stairmasters, bikes, treadmill, rowers. It was as if she made a pact with satan himself (or the CEO of Precor) that she would not use any other machine if her thighs were kept, you know, 'just right.'"