Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

04 May 2001, 2:18 a.m.

The Nut That Didn't Crack

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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 may, in fact, be a figurative nut. But at least I haven't figuratively cracked.

Air hockey and boredom, on today's "brainwane."

I've decided to try to be content with what I have.

"All Your Base is the Silly Putty of memetic technology." -Alexei, during an extraordinarily fun lunch yesterday with Shweta, Dan and me at Mario's La Fiesta.

All my finals are crowded together in the last days of the finals period. I think I have one per day scheduled for three days, straight. Great. Well, at least I get to slack off for a week or two before cramming for them. Tennis, anyone?

In truth, I enjoy air hockey more than tennis. Partly because I'm better at it. And today at 3 pm in the BearCade, in the student union here at the UC Berkeley campus, I'm holding an air hockey extravaganza to celebrate the end of the semester, the academic year, and especially my DE-Cal class. Come on by! Come on, leave work early, skip a class, and come play air hockey while being blasted by Japanese pop from the Dance Dance Revolution machine. It'll be fun.

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