Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

Apartment Life

27 Nov 2005, 8:29 a.m.

Column and Moving Sale

MC Masala this week recounts the tale of the one and only hickey I've ever gotten. I gibbered that it was a bug bite and looked, pleading, at the nurse. She saw the desperation in …

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24 Nov 2005, 10:59 a.m.

Nonexistent Shirt

Sumana: Should we dress up for Thanksgiving at your uncle's? Leonard: No, we don't need to dress up. Sumana: OK. I'll put on my ripped Poison t-shirt, then.

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23 Oct 2005, 22:40 p.m.


This week's MC Masala focuses on how to make more from less. Some people may react to a nomadic past by living lightly, keeping only enough possessions to fit in two suitcases for quick getaways. …

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17 Oct 2005, 13:14 p.m.

Decision Procedures

When I go to a restaurant, I limit myself to choosing from a fraction of the offerings at that restaurant. I have made one very big decision (continuing to be vegetarian) that frees me from …

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16 Oct 2005, 17:28 p.m.

Progress Redux

It's Weekend O'Minor Renovation! Recaulking the sink, building tacky snap-together furniture, hanging up pictures, sorting stacks of dead tree for shredding and storage, and sending notes to charities asking them to take me off their …

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16 Oct 2005, 0:30 a.m.


Yesterday (Saturday) I tidied my room, dug a bunch of seldom-worn clothes out of my dresser and closet, took them and Leonard's rejects to Buffalo Exchange, got a tiny amount in store credit and dumped …

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29 Aug 2005, 8:00 a.m.


I helped put together a pile of stuff to give away, and a corresponding list, yesterday. 1 brown leather wallet 1 costume 14th Century merchant's pantaloons + codpiece 1 empty tea tin, suitable for storing …

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25 Aug 2005, 8:23 a.m.

Self-Plagiarism As Cannibalism

As I'd sort of warned you, my MC Masala column this week is about a silly anecdote. Specifically, I cannibalized a July weblog entry about seeing a mouse. Enjoy. I slammed the bedroom door, immediately …

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03 Aug 2005, 22:47 p.m.

Trader Joe's Goodness

Am currently eating the frozen mushroom risotto mixed with soy taco filling. It's pretty good.

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31 Jul 2005, 10:35 a.m.

Mice Are Completely Unfair

How is this fair? The day after I clean the kitchen, I see a mouse. Now I'm stuffing towels in the cracks under my bedroom door as though waiting for firefighters to rescue me from …

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