Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

10 Mar 2002, 23:54 p.m.

So I enjoyed but fell asleep while listening to Bach's…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

So I enjoyed but fell asleep while listening to Bach's Mass in B minor with Leonard and Seth, after showing Leonard a few episodes of Yes, Minister. In other media experiences, Leonard and I watched some MST3K, I'm almost done with Professor McWhorter's new book The Power of Babel and reading every article by him that I can find online, and I'm listening to and really enjoying Guster's album Lost and Gone Forever (borrowed from Alexei).

McWhorter is really influencing me this semester. First Leonard interrogated me wrt where a dialect turns into a new language, then this evening I discussed with Crystal the proper status of "Black English." I find linguistics pretty interesting this semester, but maybe that's just because I'm getting to know cool linguists such as Adam and McWhorter.