Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

01 Dec 2001, 9:20 a.m.

Yesterday I had four or more good conversations. Before my Russian…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

Yesterday I had four or more good conversations.

Before my Russian History class, I saw my cousin Vinay and sat with him on an out-of-the-way log bench near Sproul Plaza and we discussed my recent theistic belief changes. After that lecture, I talked film with classmate Alan, who recommended Hitchcock's The 39 Steps -- one of his earlier works, while he was still British. The whole day, I conversed with Kris over email. Kris is the neatest person I've met electronically since Leonard. And then after the movie I swapped stories with Ethan.

Me: I was born in New Jersey, spent some time there, then I lived in Pennsylvania, then in Missouri. I spent about half my life before coming here, so I still have some natural, well, some learned resistance to cold.
Ethan: I knew you weren't a Californian!
Me: Because you like me?
Ethan: Yes.