Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

29 Jun 2002, 19:58 p.m.

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

From hanging out with Seth and Leonard last night: I suggested that Seth use dirt to make the path of a laser's beam more visible, to which he responded, "I have some dirt, but it's dirty."

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.