Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

22 Apr 2002, 1:26 a.m.

Poor Benoit. He just got back from a nice…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

Poor Benoit. He just got back from a nice vacation and the first thing he hears from me is that -- thanks to the splitting of the leftist vote among too many candidates -- Le Pen will run off against Chirac! I reassured him that certainly Le Pen will lose the runoff. Benoit stated that if Le Pen wins, Benoit won't want to go back to France. He'd rather live under Bush than under Le Pen!

I told him his country and people would be all right and they'd been through worse. I'm not sure that helped.

I finished my second melody. As per usual, my first one interested me more, and this second one is just a bunch of triads and I don't really care about it, so probably my instructor will like the second one better.