Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

01 Nov 2001, 10:06 a.m.

I found myself, over the past few days, repeating "Happy…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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 found myself, over the past few days, repeating "Happy Halloween!" in a strange, half-macabre voice. Yesterday, I finally remembered why. When I lived in Freeborn Hall, I knew Mike Carns, and his aunt had given him a small stuffed animal shaped like a ghost. When one shook it, it said, "Aahahahaha! Aahahahaha! Aahahahaha! Happy Halloween!" in a voice less spectral than toddlerish. We all got sick of it after a week.