Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

03 Oct 2002, 23:33 p.m.

On Wednesday evening, I planned on writing a bit while…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

On Wednesday evening, I planned on writing a bit while enjoying the sunset and warm air on the lovely UC Berkeley campus. But I chose to sit by a busy corridor, and ran into two acquaintances, both of whom asked why I was on campus, since I'd already graduated.

Today, after I explained this to Devin, he and I walked on Bowditch and saw a mutual acquaintance. "Hi, Karthik," I said. "Hi," he replied. "Didn't you graduate?"

Devin guffawed.

I introduced the authors and editors at tonight's talk about Afterwords, a collection of essays about the aftermath of last year's terrorist attacks. Man. Tiny audience, members who started talking to the authors before I could even say "Welcome to Cody's" -- I just couldn't get out of there fast enough. I hope my next stand-up gig is better.

Currently reading: Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin. I thought it would be like one long Bob Herbert column, but it's more insightful than that. I should read some more work by Griffin; he also wrote some novels, I think.

Embarrassing Moments in Customer Service: "That's $20.82, sir." Name on credit card: Tiffany.