Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

22 Oct 2002, 1:01 a.m.

I was looking up my old acquaintance Mike Carns to tell…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

I was looking up my old acquaintance Mike Carns to tell him about Garrison Keillor's upcoming appearance in Berkeley. And what did I find but his wedding plans! This sort of openness just begs sitcommy drama where an old flame screeches into the parking lot at the last minute and pants down the aisle in protest. Or maybe she just IMs everyone's Blackberries and Hiptops in the middle of the service. Because she lives the Digital Lifestyle, and We Are All Made of Stars, and so on.

Anyway, I wish Mike and Laura well, and Mike provides useful advice in the shared proposal narration: "Note to anyone who's reading this who hasn't ever proposed: Make sure the ring box is EASY to get in and out of your pocket. I spent a good 5 seconds digging the darn thing out."