Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

02 May 2001, 10:24 a.m.


Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

I played Hangman with a random seatmate in California Politics yesterday. Political Science was the category.

judiciary, resolution, legislation, reapportionment, cabinet, elect, naturalize, parliament, farm. Farm?

"My term paper was on farm labor," he said.

His name was Brian. He was really good. I always forget that short words are harder to guess than long ones.

I know I dreamt last night, but can't remember about what.

I've been thinking about mediation, and lies, and James Morrow's stories City of Truth and Veritas (though I haven't read the first), and Plato, and guilt, and wounds, and vulnerability, and temptation, and pedestals, and proximity, and stubble and, if you will, the incredible triteness of being and feeling this way.

I have a random wound on my hand. It looks as though it's going to leave a mark. I think I got it this weekend, Friday night maybe, but I can't recall how.

Today is the last day of my DE-Cal class. It's going to be weird not teaching this Friday. But I will enjoy the leisure. I may invite everyone to an air hockey extravaganza or something Friday afternoon.

I imagine that if I began to play Dance Dance Revolution, every time I heard Eastern pop, I would think "up down left-right-left." It would have the analogous effect to Tetris and geometric shapes. When I played a lot of Tetris, I looked at the bricks in my family's fireplace and imagined games of Tetris.

I think it's funny that the backwards "r" in "Tetris" would be pronounced "ya," and as such, it's "tetyais." And "Toys Ya Us?"

Ask me to tell you about the cremains sometime.

Poll: Justice is

  • Good in and of itself
  • Good because of its effects
  • All of the above
  • Knock off the Plato, will ya?

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