Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

29 Jun 2002, 23:20 p.m.

Andy complained about a paucity of bullet trains in North America.…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

Andy complained about a paucity of bullet trains in North America. Just last night, Leonard was complaining about the same thing. He wants an express train between SF and LA. "I could go see my family all the time!" he said. Man. I would hate a high-speed train between here and Stockton. The two-hour trip is too short as it is.

I also wish I had more train options for travel to Southern California. As I decided a few days ago, I'm traveling to Southern California for the Fourth of July weekend...on the Fourth of July. By the time I made this decision, no useful Bay Area-to-Bakersfield Amtrak train tickets were left, so now I have to fly, Oakland-to-LA-to-Bakersfield. It'll be more stressful, since I'll have to stand in more lines, and transfer, and won't have as much room, and overall I'll feel stressed rather than calm. I shake my fist at transportation systems in general.

When I'm less cranky and tired and busy I'll post some of my critically-acclaimed ("proppiest of props!" - Adam Parrish) comedy routines, � la Brian Malow. People have requested it. Until then, moldy wishes and sour-milk dreams.

P.S. Okay, I just got two nice emails from Adam and John, and that cheered me up a bit.

P.P.S. I miss you, Leonard.