Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
From hanging out with Seth and Leonard last night: …
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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.
Also: we conjectured chapters on Soviet textbooks that fulfilled the "obligatory Stalin/Lenin mention" requirement by revising history. "Stalin devised the Four-Colour Theorem after each annexation of a new territory failed in requiring a fifth color for the new map..." "Stalin could place any person or idea into one of two finite sets: revolutionary and counterrevolutionary." And so on, though I'm mangling the wit.
Today: helped Adam start to move. Met his dad and one of his sisters. The experience reminded me of what a headache moving is, and that I have to do it in two weeks. Tip: have as much as possible packed up before friends arrive to help move it! Don't procrastinate!
Adam's dad is quite funny.
"So Bush got a colonoscopy."
Adam's dad: "Did they find his head?"
Adam's dad is also pretty interested in India, and asked me many questions about the caste system. One reason I'm glad I don't live in India: I don't feel any social pressure whatsoever to discriminate based on caste.
Also, we ate at Saul's Deli near Black Oak Books in north Berkeley. The rugelach was a revelation. The tastiest dessert I've had all month.
Now to do reading for my Russia class and prepare to sell beads at the SF Pride fest tomorrow.