Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

13 Aug 2002, 0:51 a.m.

A relatively uninteresting day (shelve shelve shelve, info desk info…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

A relatively uninteresting day (shelve shelve shelve, info desk info desk, shelve shelve) turned into a really great one when Seth, Michelle, and Seth's high school friends Josh and Michael showed up at Cody's this evening. A bunch of us went into the Berkeley hills up past the Lawrence Hall of Science and watched the Perseid meteor showers for a bit. I saw some nice meteors. Seth says the Leonids are even better. I'll have to see them, then.

The drive was eventful. I'd never driven on winding roads at night before. Josh was quite helpful when I encountered problems. Thanks, Josh!

I should stargaze more often. It relaxes me.

Today I had a great moment in customer service. I was placing some books on a display table near the front. Near me stood a man and his sons, obviously seeking something. I asked, "Can I help you find something?" The man asked if I knew where The Tipping Point was. I said, "Ah, yes. By Malcolm Gladwell, I think?" as I moved towards the other side of the table, picked up a copy, and handed it to him.

In gratitude, he kneeled on the floor and bowed to me twice. I laughed out loud, it was so great.

Also, the ants and cats and plants seem under control. So everything's fine in the heart of my neck of the woods.